Being Human Quotes

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“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

C. JoyBell C.
“There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.”
C. JoyBell C.

“Most of us must learn to love people and use things rather than loving things and using people.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Shannon L. Alder
“When someone you love dies, you are given the gift of "second chances". Their eulogy is a reminder that the living can turn their lives around at any point. You’re not bound by the past; that is who you used to be. You’re reminded that your feelings are not who you are, but how you felt at that moment. Your bad choices defined you yesterday, but they are not who you are today. Your future doesn’t have to travel the same path with the same people. You can start over. You don’t have to apologize to people that won’t listen. You don’t have to justify your feelings or actions, during a difficult time in your life. You don’t have to put up with people that are insecure and want you to fail. All you have to do is walk forward with a positive outlook, and trust that God has a plan that is greater than the sorrow you left behind. The people of quality that were meant to be in your life won’t need you to explain the beauty of your heart. They already understand what being human is----a roller coaster ride of emotions during rainstorms and sunshine, sprinkled with moments when you can almost reach the stars.”
Shannon L. Alder

Richard Yates
“Do you know what the definition of insane is? Yes. It’s the inability to relate to another human being. It’s the inability to love.”
Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road

C. JoyBell C.
“I feel like, God expects me to be human. I feel like, God likes me just the way I am: broken and empty and bruised. I feel like, God doesn't look at me and wish that I were something else, because He likes me just this way. I feel like, God doesn't want me to close my eyes and pray for Him to make me holy or for Him to make me pure; because He made me human. I feel like, God already knows I'm human...it is I who needs to learn that.”
C. JoyBell C.

Deb Caletti
“It's shocking the things we call love.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Santosh Kalwar
“My first world is humanity. My second world is humanism. And, I live in the third world being merely a human.”
Santosh Kalwar

M.L. Stedman
“The law's the law, but people are people.”
M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans

Elizabeth Berg
“It is such a terrifying thing to see a man cry.”
Elizabeth Berg, The Pull of The Moon

C. JoyBell C.
“Empathy is the ability to step outside of your own bubble and into the bubbles of other people. Empathy is the ability that allows us to be useful creatures on this planet; without empathy, we are a waste of oxygen in this world. Without empathy, we are lower than animals. Empathy is the ability that allows us the perception of things around us, outside of ourselves; so a person without empathy is a limited human being, someone who will only live half of a life.”
C. JoyBell C.

“Yes, I value emotions deeply.
Call me sensitive, call me weak, call me outdated, call me anything you may, but tell me the truth, can you deny emotions give life to life.
If Emotions are an integral part of Being Human,
Why do people suppress feeling them ?
Does the bruising scare them ? Than I wonder who is weak ?”
Wordions

Patricia Lynne
“Safe?” Her voice was small, timid and delicate. But beautiful. The one word chimed like little bells. Her first word spoken to me.”
Patricia Lynne, Being Human

“Do not let the roles you play in life make you forget that you are human.”
Roy T. Bennett

Christos Yannaras
“In humans (and humans alone), sexuality is embodied in desire--in the primordial desire for life-as-relation. That the sex drive serves the vital desire for relation--that on the level of the primordial process, the desire for life-in-itself clothes itself in the sex drive--belongs to the particularity of being human.”
Christos Yannaras, Relational Ontology

“Yes, I value emotions deeply.
Call me sensitive, call me weak, call me outdated, call me anything you may, but tell me the truth, can you deny emotions give life to life.
If Emotions are an integral part of Being Human,
Why do people suppress feeling them ?
Does the bruising scare them ? Than I wonder who is weak ?”
Drishti Bablani, Wordions

Jon Courtenay Grimwood
“We die every day," Kit said. "It's called being human.”
Jon Courtenay Grimwood, End of the World Blues

Michael Brent Jones
“Love is not something we must try hard to do, love comes naturally, it is trusting that love is enough—That is the hard thing to do. It sounds simple, but even when the simple answer is right in front of us, since the feeling is complicated, we often pass up the right answer to look for a complicated answer to match it.
In the 1300s somewhere between seventy-five and two-hundred million people died from the black plague, which was a bacteria carried by fleas. Fleas are not a new problem, and the cure has been widely known long before the 1300s. It was simply to shave your hair off, wear clothes made from something coarse like goat hair, and to cover your skin in ash. The fleas lay eggs that stick to our hair, and with the hair gone, there is nowhere for the eggs to stick. The ash has the chemical hydroxide, which is enough to make the skin unlivable for the fleas.
Everyone knew that anyone with a shaved head and ash on their skin meant that they knew they had fleas. To avoid the shame, many people would rather put up with the fleas, as long as other people didn’t think they had them. Maybe the quote before Mark Twain coined his was, “It's better to keep your hair and appear free from fleas than shave your head and remove all doubt.”
Besides itching and inflammation, fleas were fine… sort of… that is, until those fleas got infected with the plague, and spread that deadly infection. Instead of shaving their heads, people tried any other thing, and about half of Europe died.
We shouldn’t be embarrassed to be human, and we shouldn’t feel stupid that we’re embarrassed, we should just talk about it, and get over it. Feeling unworthy of connection just for being human is the emotional plague, and we won’t know what it means to be human until we talk to other humans and realize they are scared and confused and definitely not perfect either.”
Michael Brent Jones, Conflict and Connection: Anatomy of Mind and Emotion

David D. Burns
“It is okay to be flawed and defective, or even wonderful”
David D. Burns

“Our bodies are the thin knife's edge separating us from oblivion.”
Nathan Hill, The Nix

Richard Powers
“Of course I'm ill, I'm alive aren't I?”
Richard Powers

Abhijit Naskar
“Everyone says they wish that everything could be alright for everyone. The fact is, everything would be alright for everyone, if only people could learn to behave like human beings.”
Abhijit Naskar, Fabric of Humanity

Ludwig Wittgenstein
“Perhaps you regard this thinking about myself as a waste of time - but how can I be a logician before I'm a human being! Far the most important thing is to settle accounts with myself!”
Ludwig Wittgenstein

David Michie
“Pradėjau suprasti, kad jei idėja paprasta, nereiškia, jog lengvai įgyvendinama. Gali sau murkti pritardama aukštiems principams, bet kas iš to, jei gyveni jų nesilaikydama.”
David Michie, The Dalai Lama's Cat

Maaike Helmer
“Ik ben hier. En ik ben nu. Ik ben eeuwig en nooit en overal en nergens en alles en niets. Ik ben verwonderd. En ik ben dankbaar.”
Maaike Helmer, Niets

Alain Bremond-Torrent
“I am like every human, a manifestation of life, i am more than what this job says i am.”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, running is flying intermittently

Abhijit Naskar
“Most humans think - "we are living our life, the world is not our business." And that's precisely where not only everything gets messed up, but more importantly, that's where humanity loses the right to be called human, for being human requires possessing a sense of responsibility towards the society we live in, without which we might as well be living in the jungle with our fellow animals.”
Abhijit Naskar, Build Bridges not Walls: In the name of Americana

Abhijit Naskar
“A being of conscience would be like the swan that can draw the milk from a mixture of milk and water, leaving aside the water – such a being would be like the ant that can consume the sugar from a mixture of sugar and sand, leaving aside the sand.”
Abhijit Naskar, Build Bridges not Walls: In the name of Americana

Abhijit Naskar
“Aggression knows no distinction between human and inhuman action.”
Abhijit Naskar, Build Bridges not Walls: In the name of Americana

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