Human Nature Quotes

To others we are not ourselves but performers in their lives cast for a part we do not even know we are playing.

He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature… is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.

Nothing dies harder than a bad idea.

See everything: overlook a great deal: correct a little.

But society has now fairly got the better of individuality; and the danger which threatens human nature is not the excess, but the deficiency, of personal impulses and preferences.

Such is human-nature. The man who drinks beer at home always criticizes the champagne, and finds fault with the Burgundy when he is invited out to dinner.

We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself. . . We know nothing of man, far too little. His psyche should be studied because we are the origin of all coming evil.

A man receiving charity always hates his benefactor- it is a fixed characteristic of human nature.

There is a great deal of human nature in people.

There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify – so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.