Many people genuinely do not want to be saints, and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings.
One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me.
Human beings are co-partners with deity in the project of being. This is the basis of all magic.
If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.
It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.
In spite of the opinions of certain narrow-minded people, who would shut up the human race upon this globe, as within some magic circle which it must never outstep, we shall one day travel to the moon, the planets, and the stars, with the same facility, rapidity, and certainty as we now make the voyage from Liverpool to New York!
No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.
Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive - you are leaking.
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
Most human beings today waste some 25 to 30 years of their lives before they break through the actual and conventional lies which surround them.
Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.
There's a rebirth that goes on with us continuously as human beings. I don't understand, personally, how you can be bored. I can understand how you can be depressed, but I just don't understand boredom.
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels.
The only happy artist is a dead artist, because only then you can't change. After I die, I'll probably come back as a paintbrush.
We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery.
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined - to strengthen each other - to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time, it is common to all, hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings.