There is an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for.
Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
It's impossible for someone who is human to have all good things together, just as there is no single country able to provide all good things for itself.
Life well spent is long.
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.
Hospitals are places that you have to stay in for a long time, even if you are a visitor. Time doesn't seem to pass in the same way in hospitals as it does in other places. Time seems to almost not exist in the same way as it does in other places.
Both now and for always, I intend to hold fast to my belief in the hidden strength of the human spirit.
I'm not at the point where I'd feel safe in a house alone. I would be really scared. I'm the kind of person that when I get up to go use the bathroom I have this big long hallway, and I just know someone's going to jump out and get me.
Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship.
Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste.
Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.
That all who have ever been born men from the beginning of creation, and are deceased, are either in heaven or in hell, follows from those things which have been said and shown in the preceding article, namely, that Heaven and Hell are from the human race.
True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.
The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
The history of religions reaches down and makes contact with that which is essentially human: the relation of man to the sacred.
A couple of guys won Academy Awards for the things that I turned down. Today, after coming to terms with everything, after being in therapy for a long time-there are areas where I will compromise.
You must take the risk to disclose yourself in order to become more real, more human. And even if the price is high.
It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.
Yes, for a long time but I admired her and respected everything that I could sort of see in her from a distance, the pillars of her life, the loyalties, the relationships. It all got my interest and also the looks.
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.