Human Nature Quotes

In this world, a man must either be anvil or hammer.

It is human nature to hate whom you have injured.

An unlearned carpenter of my acquaintance once said in my hearing: ‘There is very little difference between one man and another, but what there is is very important.’

No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.

Even quite common people have souls, and no increases in pay will make up to them for conditions that insult their self-respect or interfere with their freedom… Industry must satisfy human needs if it is not to be paralyzed by repeated revolts on the part of outraged human nature.

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.

It is my deliberate opinion that the one essential requisite of human welfare in all ways is scientific knowledge of human nature.

I am the entire human race compacted together. I have found that there is no ingredient of the race which I do not possess in either a small way or a large way.

Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us.

Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.