Human Quotes SMS Collection

Monkeys are superior to men in this

Monkeys are superior to men in this:  When a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.  ~Malcolm de Chazal, RDB; PMB, p185

The human species is made up of

The human species is made up of seven billion subspecies each consisting of one specimen.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Suppose some mathematical creature from the moon

Suppose some mathematical creature from the moon were to reckon up the human body; he would at once see that the essential thing about

Often what we take for a kindness

Often what we take for a kindness is just someone acting in their capacity as a human being.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

God is less careful than general motors

God is less careful than General Motors, for He floods the world with factory rejects.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN, TPV

Thats it when you come to know

That’s it!  When you come to know men, that’s how they are:  too sensitive in the wrong place.  ~D.H. Lawrence

Be a good animal true to your

Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.  ~David Herbert Lawrence, White Peacock, 1911PMB

Man is the only animal for whom

Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.  ~Erich Fromm, Man for Himself, 1947LCD

Were animals born like every other mammal

We’re animals.  We’re born like every other mammal and we live our whole lives around disguised animal thoughts.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal DreamsTPV

What is mans greatest bane his brother

What is man’s greatest bane?  His brother man alone.  ~Bias of Priene, MaximsLO

I think could turn and live with

I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain’d.  I stand and look at them long and long. 

God has given a great deal to

God has given a great deal to man, but man would like something from man.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S.

Ocean a body of water occupying two thirds

Ocean:  A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man – who has no gills.  ~Ambrose Bierce

The universe may have a purpose but

The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours.  ~Bertrand Russell

Man is an intelligence in servitude to

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.  ~Aldous HuxleyPCR

It would indeed be a tragedy if

It would indeed be a tragedy if the history of the human race proved to be nothing more than the story of an ape

I do not value any view of

I do not value any view of the universe into which man and the institutions of man enter very largely and absorb much of

Man will do many things to get

Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.  ~Mark Twain, Following the Equator, 1897PMB

I viewed my fellow man not as

I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape.  ~Desmond Morris, The Naked Ape

Evolution is individual devolution collective martin

Evolution is individual – devolution is collective.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

We are just an advanced breed of

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star.  ~Stephen Hawking

Zoo an excellent place to study the

Zoo:  An excellent place to study the habits of human beings.  ~Evan Esar

If man were relieved of all superstition

If man were relieved of all superstition, and all prejudice, and had replaced these with a keen sensitivity to his real environment, and moreover

So there he is at last man

So there he is at last.  Man on the moon.  The poor magnificent bungler!  He can’t even get to the office without undergoing the

The disastrous history of our species indicates

The disastrous history of our species indicates the futility of all attempts at a diagnosis which do not take into account the possibility that

A human being an ingenious assembly of

A human being:  an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.  ~Christopher Morley, Human BeingBMC

The average mans judgment is so poor

The average man’s judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.  ~E.W. HoweCUL

The belief in a supernatural source of

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.  ~Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes,

Modern man is the missing link between

Modern man is the missing link between apes and human beings.  ~Author Unknown

Such is the human race often it

Such is the human race, often it seems a pity that Noah… didn’t miss the boat.  ~Mark TwainPCR

I am not a human being becoming

I am not a human being; I am a human becoming.  ~Author Unknown

We are each of us born into

We are each of us born into the arms of mortality, the Lord recognizing our need to be held.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Man is the only animal that laughs

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things

It is easier to denature plutonium than

It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.  ~Albert Einstein

Man was created a little lower than

Man was created a little lower than the angels, and has been getting lower ever since.  ~Josh Billings

Everyone is as god made him and

Everyone is as God made him, and often a good deal worse.  ~Miguel de CervantesMCDD

Man is the only kind of varmint

Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.  ~John Steinbeck, Sweet Thursday

I was surprised just now at seeing

I was surprised just now at seeing a cobweb around a knocker; for it was not on the door of heaven.  ~Augustus William Hare

We have a world for each one

We have a world for each one, but we do not have a world for all.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by

The reason why the world lacks unity

The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man a being in search of

Man – a being in search of meaning.  ~Plato

The more humanity advances the it is

The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded.  ~Gustave Flaubert

Man is natures sole mistake ws gilbert

Man is nature’s sole mistake.  ~W.S. Gilbert

The study of crime begins with the

The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself.  ~Henry Miller, The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, 1945LCD

Man uses his intelligence less in the

Man uses his intelligence less in the care of his own species than he does in his care of anything else he owns or

First god created time then man that

First God created time; then God created man that man might, in the course of time, perfect himself; then God decided that He’d better

I demand of you and the whole

I demand of you, and of the whole world, that you show me a generic character… by which to distinguish between Man and Ape. 

Man a creature made at the

Man – a creature made at the end of the week’s work when God was tired.  ~Mark Twain

O poor mortals how ye make this

O poor mortals, how ye make this earth bitter for each other.  ~Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution, vol. I, book II, chapter 1BMC

The chief obstacle to the progress of

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.  ~Don Marquis

Many people believe that they are attracted

Many people believe that they are attracted by God, or by Nature, when they are only repelled by man.  ~William Ralph Inge

That in man which cannot be domesticated

That in man which cannot be domesticated is not his evil but his goodness.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. MerwinTPV

It is not titles that honor men

It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.  ~Niccolo Machiavelli

Adam ate the apple and our teeth

Adam ate the apple, and our teeth still ache.  ~Hungarian ProverbMCTO

Human nature if healthy demands excitement and

Human nature, if healthy, demands excitement; and if it does not obtain its thrilling excitement in the right way, it will seek it in

Men are cruel but man is kind

Men are cruel, but Man is kind.  ~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds, 1916LCD

Man when he is merely what seems

Man, when he is merely what he seems to be, is almost nothing.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. MerwinTPV

Men prefer to believe that they are

Men prefer to believe that they are degenerated angels, rather than elevated apes.  ~W. LAAN, see Benjamin Disraeli quote “on the side of the

Perchance god will pity a race that

Perchance God will pity a race that sought the better angels of its nature and found only its lesser demons.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Why should man expect his prayer for

Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is

Human beings invent just as many ways

Human beings invent just as many ways to sabotage their lives as to improve them.  ~Mark Goulston, Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming