Human nature quotes


08 June 2013  
Psychology & Human Nature
Thomas Edison What you are will show in what you do
J R R Tolkien Not all those who wander are lost
Dalai Lama Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Einstein The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different outcome.
William James If you want a quality, act as if you already have it.
John Locke The least and most imperceptible impressions received in our infancy have consequences very important and of long duration. 
Benjamin Franklin There are three things extremely hard: steel, diamonds and to know one's self. 
Abraham Lincoln People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. 
Aristotle Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time and for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy. 
Confucius Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. 
Jim Carrey If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty or back to pain and regret. 
Walter Bagehot Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. 
Voltaire Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too. 
Thomas Paine Our greatest enemies, the ones we must fight most often, are within. 
George Muller The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith. The beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety. 
Proverbs 29:11 A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. 
William James It's not the load that breaks you it's the way you carry it. Lena Hornehimself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is. 
Ralph Emerson Always do what you are afraid to do. 
Carl Sandburg Life is like an onion: You peel if off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. 
William James The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated
Tom Gates Anger is just a cowardly extension of sadness. It's a lot easier to be angry at someone than it is to them you're hurt
Albert Einstein Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools
Jewish proverb Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure
Nigerian proverb Hold a true friend with both hands
Father Jerome Cummings A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway
Henry Ford If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right
Ralph Waldo Emerson The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be
C T Jones A lot of people become pessimists from financing optimists
Richard M Nixon Always remember others may hate you but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself
Socrates An unexamined life is not worth living
Marcus Aurelius Both happiness and unhappiness depend on perception
Chinese proverb He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever
Albert Einstein If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x, y is play and z is keeping your mouth shut
Rowland Whitehead If you are an enthusiast, it communicates. And nothing communicates so much as a lack of it.
Sartre Introspection is always retrospection
Ben Franklin It is very hard to dislike someone you have helped
Eugene Ionesco It isn't what people think that is important, but the reason they think what they think
Jean-Paul Sartre Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world he is responsible for everything he does
William of Wykeham Manners maketh man
Professor Ernest Jones Many who go into the profession (psychoanalysis) do so in order to overcome their own neurosis
Ivan Pavlo Men are apt to be much more influenced by words than by the actual facts of the surrounding reality
Albert Camus Nature gave man two ends, one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most
Bertrand Russell One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important
Groucho Marks Sincerity is the key. If you can fake that you've got it made
William James The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude
Chinese proverb Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand
William James The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated
Walter Bagshot The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do
Samuel Johnson The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good
Carlos Castaneda Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all
Chinese proverb Two thirds of what we see is behind the eyes
Anais Nin We don't see things as they are, but we see them as we are
Albert Camus You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them
Dale Carnegie You can close more business deals in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years trying to get people interested in you
From To Kill a Mockingbird by Harpur Lee You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it