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[Three classes of people]: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.
~ Leonardo Da Vinci

 

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A human being is a single being. Unique and unrepeatable.
~ Eileen Caddy

 

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A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
~ Albert Einstein

 

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A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, cone a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
~ Robert Heinlein

 

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After all there is but one race -- humanity.
~ George Moore

 

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All people are a single nation.
~ Qur'an

 

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Always observe how ephemeral and worthless human things are. Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.
~ Marcus Aurelius

 

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An effective human being is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
~ Ida P. Rolf

 

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As far as many statistical series that are related to activities of mankind are concerned, the date that divides human history into two equal parts is well within living memory. The world of today is as different from the world I was born in as that world was from Julius Caesar s. I was born in the middle of human history, to date, roughly. Almost as much has happened since I was born as happened before.
~ Kenneth Boulding

 

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As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world -- that is the myth of the atomic age -- as in being able to remake ourselves.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

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As the archeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. And one perhaps nearing its end.
~ Michel Foucault

 

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Be tolerant of the human race. Your whole family belongs to it -- and some of your spouse's family does too.
~ Anonymous

 

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Being reproached for giving to an unworthy person, Aristotle said, ''I did not give it to the man, but to humanity.
~ Johnson

 

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But remember please, the Law by which we live, we are not built to comprehend a lie, we can neither love nor pity nor forgive. If you make a slip in handling us you die.
~ Rudyard Kipling

 

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Consider your breed; you were not made to live like beasts, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
~ Dante (Alighieri)

 

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Considered logically this concept is not identical with the totality of sense impressions referred to; but it is an arbitrary creation of the human (or animal) mind.
~ Albert Einstein

 

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Cruelty has a Human Heart, And jealousy a Human Face; Terror the Human Form Divine, And secrecy the Human Dress. The Human Dress is forged Iron, The Human Form a Fiery Forge, The Human Face a Furnace seal d, The Human Heart its hungry gorge.
~ William Blake

 

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Either a beast or a god.
~ Aristotle

 

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Every man has a sane spot somewhere.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

 

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Everyone is as God made him, and often a great deal worse.
~ Miguel De Cervantes

 

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