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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.

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

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.

Author: Kenneth Boulding

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Man is God's highest present development. He is the latest thing in God.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind. But God help us all! It is at present a sad jar of atoms.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

A human being is a single being. Unique and unrepeatable.

Author: Eileen Caddy

Profession: American Spiritual Writer

The human race is a zone of living things that should be defined by tracing its confines.

Author: Italo Calvino (1923-1985)

Profession: Cuban Writer, Essayist, Journalist

There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning, at the same time that his end is in sight.

Author: Elias Canetti (1905)

Profession: Austrian Novelist, Philosopher

Man is emphatically a proselytizing creature.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree, and the tree is all humanity. We cannot live without the others, without the tree.

Author: Pablo Casals (1876-1973)

Profession: Spanish Cellist, Conductor, Composer

It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to.

Author: Holden Caulfield

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Everyone is as God made him, and often a great deal worse.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Profession: American Speaker, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"