I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.
Your conscience teaches your mind how to 'think' your heart how to 'feel' your soul how to 'obey' and most importantly your body how to 'perform' extraordinary 'acts' of charity and human kindness. Toward your fellow man.
The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.
It's such an act of optimism to get through a day and enjoy it and laugh and do all that without thinking about death. What spirit human beings have!
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.
Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor.
I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren't born. For people who weren't born, they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation, not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls, that they go from their gut check.
I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
The outstanding reality is the sacred; for only the sacred is in an absolute fashion, acts effectively, creates things and makes them endure.
I was thinking on the plane yesterday how pathetic it is to be dreading the read-through after 25 films and 18 years of acting. I mean real terror.
I realized that if what we call human nature can be changed, then absolutely anything is possible. And from that moment, my life changed.
To God everything is beautiful, good, and just; humans, however, think some things are unjust and others just.
We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.
I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U. S. A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
To insult someone we call him "bestial." For deliberate cruelty and nature, "human" might be the greater insult.
People think I'm trying to make a fashion statement because I never wear a bra. It's really that I'm a tomboy at heart.
For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human.