"The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says, but rather to what he does not say."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking [...] the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It's great to be great, but it's greater to be human."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The better I know men... the more I like dogs!"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is a universe within himself."

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A person cannot approach the divine by reaching beyond the human. To become human, is what this individual person, has been created for."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones."

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "Unpopular Essays"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Our true nationality is mankind."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"General and abstract ideas are the source of the greatest errors of mankind."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Politeness is the flower of humanity."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Me not on the black man's side, me not on the white man's side. Me on God's side."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"People in your life will come and go like the ocean tides, but few will leave such an imprint on your soul that it can not be washed away."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Mankind which began in a cave and behind a windbreak will end in the disease-soaked ruins of a slum."

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is another of the miraculous things about mankind that there is no pain nor passion that does not radiate to the ends of the earth. Let a man in a garret but burn with enough intensity and he will set fire to the world."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering."

Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"No one is without Christianity [...] Whatever its symbol - cross or crescent or whatever - that symbol is man's reminder of his duty inside the human race."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God wants man to fulfill his commands as a human being and with the quality peculiar to human beings."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I do not believe in the doctrine of the greatest good of the greatest number. The only real, dignified, human doctrine is the greatest good of all."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared to the philosophers to be obviously a progress - though whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Fear makes us feel our humanity."

Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli "Vivian Grey"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The fish in the water is silent, the animals on the earth is noisy, the bird in the air is singing. But man has in him the silence of the sea, the noise of the earth and the music of the air."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do."

Voltaire "Le Siecle de Louis XIV"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Men do no great things, only small things with great love."

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy, the building of a house, the writing of a novel, the demolition of a bridge, and, eminently, the finish of a voyage."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper's wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience?"

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We are here and it is now: further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated."

Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway "The Old Man and The Sea"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows anybody."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter."

Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli "Vivian Grey"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"What man needs is silence and warmth; what he is given is an icy pandemonium."

Simone Weil
Simone Weil "Human Personality"

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature."

Voltaire "Philosophical Dictionary"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Mankind cannot get on without a certain amount of absurdity."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The only reason why God created man is because he was disappointed with the monkey."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us."

George Eliot
George Eliot "The Mill on the Floss"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapour, a drop of water suffices to kill him. But, if the Universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this. "

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds."

George Eliot
George Eliot "Adam Bede"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)