Human Nature Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Human Nature Quotes from famous authors such as Margot Asquith, Gegard Mousasi, Alfred North Whitehead, Mary Matalin, Terence. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Margot Asquith
Normally for me, it’s not interesting. When do you see in the jungle, female fighters fighting each other? I mean it’s not human nature.
Gegard Mousasi
Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
Alfred North Whitehead
Conservatism vests in and depends on the widespread, informed understanding of human nature, self-governance and the First Principle of Progress: free people interacting in free markets produce the greatest good for the greatest number always, but only, when tethered to virtue and morality.
Mary Matalin
Human nature is so constituted, that all see and judge better in the affairs of other men than in their own.
Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature; for life is never so low or so little as when occupied with the present.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
It lies in human nature that where you experience your first laughs, you also remember the age kindly.
Vaclav Havel
What’s so wonderful about ‘The Walking Dead’ is that we’re able to explore human nature in its most depraved as well as its most humanitarian in each episode.
Gale Anne Hurd
I would say it’s human nature to be ignorant and go straight to war, but ‘Sense8’ tries to illuminate the positive side of humanity.
Max Riemelt
It is human nature to favor individuals and institutions who we know or for whom we feel responsible.
David Boies
It’s human nature to take the easy route and leap at storage methods that promise quick and convenient ways to remove visible clutter. Putting things away creates the illusion that the clutter problem has been solved. But sooner or later, all the storage units are full, and the room once again overflows with things.
Marie Kondo
Human nature is not nearly as bad as it has been thought to be.
Abraham Maslow
What breadth, what beauty and power of human nature and development there must be in a woman to get over all the palisades, all the fences, within which she is held captive!
Alexander Herzen
If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you are calm and confident, it will come forward. For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature.
Clare Balding
Lincoln was a supreme politician. He understood politics because he understood human nature.
Charles A. Beard
I find it strange the way human nature wants heroes and yet wants to destroy their heroes. It’s a kind of mass insecurity people want something to look up to and get a buzz off but, at the same time, want to destroy it because it makes them feel insecure.
Danielle Dax
It’s just human nature to try and figure things out. So, when we’re in the midst of a situation, we usually try to reason our way through it.
Joyce Meyer
A writer should express criticism and indignation at the dark side of society and the ugliness of human nature, but we should not use one uniform expression.
Mo Yan
Human nature is you get carried away, so we have to protect ourselves from ourselves.
David Blunkett
No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
William Howard Taft
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
Walter Bagehot
To the intelligent man with an interest in human nature it must often appear strange that so much of the energy of the scientific world has been spent on the study of the body and so little on the study of the mind.
Edward Thorndike
If there were no human nature, then there would be nothing for deliberate effort to be applied to. If there were no deliberate effort, then human nature would not be able to beautify itself.
Xun Kuang
You know if you go far in the World Cup you are away for almost two months and I think it’s against human nature, not to have families there.
Sven-Goran Eriksson
Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.
Henry Adams
Modern reality TV sets up these competitive situations to show us real human nature.
Alexander Ludwig
War is so complex; human nature is so complex. There’s no filmmaker who has ever figured it out perfectly.
Angelina Jolie
People want to learn how other people live. It’s just human nature.
Steven Van Zandt
It’s human nature – we want to be chosen, we want to be picked and when there’s this thing that isn’t choosing you, that can affect your self-confidence and your self-worth.
Stephanie Labbe
I have a huge admiration for the ability of people to go, ‘I don’t care if it can’t happen. I don’t care if you say it’s impossible. I am gonna do it anyway.’ I think it’s an amazing part of human nature. It feeds into faith and belief in human beings to not only do the improbable but almost the impossible.
Simon Beaufoy
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Noam Chomsky
I think a writer is a describer. She describes society and human nature as she sees it. She has to be both typical of that society and alone within it.
Amity Gaige
I’m naturally an optimist, but my basis for hope is rooted in my understanding of human nature.
Al Gore
That human beings seek their own well-being and that of those close to them is not an especially provocative discovery. What is important is that this universal aspect of human nature persists no matter what economic system is in place; it merely expresses itself in different forms.
Thomas Woods
Learning certain things purely through memory is related to the developmental forces that are present between the sixth or seventh year and the fourteenth year of life. This quality of human nature is what mathematical instruction should be based on.
Rudolf Steiner
The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful.
Noam Chomsky
Quetzalcoatl is a primal idea of the duality of human nature. The serpent is the embodiment of Heaven and Earth. It scares people in many ways.
Robert Graham
The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality was that human nature was essentially good and that it was formed and modified by social pressures and training.
Carroll Quigley
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
Henry Ward Beecher
Is human nature basically good or evil? No economist can embark upon his profession without considering this question, and yet they all seem to. And they all seem to think human nature is basically good, or they wouldn’t be surprised by the effects of deregulation.
Jane Smiley
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.
One of the things I believe in is a sense of human nature.
Chris Hondros
People who have expertise just love to share it. That’s human nature.
David Baldacci
In 1986, human nature in America started to change. That year, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show,’ based in Chicago, became nationally syndicated, and the country entered the beginning stages of a quiet cultural revolution.
Lee Siegel
In athletics there’s always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you’re not cheating. I think that’s just a quirk of human nature.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I can understand why people want to know who ‘the real Ruth Jones’ is. That’s human nature. But do you ever get that from an interview?
Ruth Jones
It’s human nature for everyone to say ‘what if,’ but I try to snap out of it as quickly as I can because I’m never going to be able to go back and change what has happened.
Kyle Carpenter
No social policy can ever eradicate evil or perfect human nature.
Michael J. Knowles
Horrifying as it was to crack up in the public eye, it made me look at myself and fix it. People were exploitative; that’s human nature.
Margot Kidder
When one travels around the world, one notices to what an extraordinary degree human nature is the same, whether in India or America, in Europe or Australia.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
I have a sort of Catholic-slash-Calvinist view of human nature, but every day I meet somebody who is doing cool things. So people get you out of your solitude and do things that exceed your expectations every day.
Tim Kaine
I think that it’s human nature to categorize and label things. That’s generally the way that the medical and psychological professions work. You look at elements of what you have, and you are able to categorize it, and then you can cure it. That’s generally what works.
Michael Finkel
I think it’s human nature to say, ‘You’re a wrestler. That is what you do.’ I think it can be hard sometimes for people to understand that you can have more than one thing you like to do.
Mickie James
I’m more into human nature than politics. But they’re intertwined. Obviously, I live in civilization, so politics are part of my life.
Bill Callahan
Saying ‘I’m wrong’ is meaningless unless it comes from our heart, not just our lips. That often requires a genuine and profound change within ourselves, because we need to realize it’s simply human nature and that everyone makes mistakes.
Richard M. DeVos
Human nature is the same now as when Adam hid from the presence of God; the consciousness of wrong makes us unwilling to meet those whom we have offended.
Matthew Simpson
There was nothing in all Douglas’s powerful effort that appealed to the higher instincts of human nature, while Lincoln always touched sympathetic cords. Lincoln’s speech excited and sustained the enthusiasm of his audience to the end.
Henry Villard
When I look back at my childhood on the Ayrshire coast, I recall a basic devotion to the idea that human nature and national character are as unknowable as the weather’s rationale.
Andrew O’Hagan
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.
Samuel Johnson
I mean, you always want everybody to pat you on the back and tell you you’re wonderful every time you do something; I think that’s human nature.
David Duchovny
Loki in ‘Thor’ is the most incredible springboard into a sort of excavation of the darker aspects of human nature. So that was thrilling, coming back knowing that I’d built the boat and now I could set sail into choppier waters.
Tom Hiddleston
Human nature being what it is, if you told me you were going to give me one dollar with no strings attached, I probably wouldn’t question the gift too much. But if you told me you wanted to give me one hundred dollars with no obligation, I’d have to think about it for a minute before accepting.
Tony Evans
People often ask how I got interested in the brain; my rhetorical answer is: ‘How can anyone NOT be interested in it?’ Everything you call ‘human nature’ and consciousness arises from it.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
Human nature doesn’t change. When enough people are comfortable enough financially, there is going to be human nature that wants to spend more money on better quality and, to some degree, status symbols as well.
Danny Meyer
Part of our human nature is finding new ways of being.
Bozoma Saint John
It’s human nature to want to help and soothe and save with your love, but it’s also arrogant.
Deb Caletti
I think that human nature is scared of change and justifies it in all sort of ways.
Thomas Heatherwick
God who created us has granted us the faculty of speech that we might disclose the counsels of our hearts to one another and that, since we possess our human nature in common, each of us might share his thoughts with his neighbor, bringing them forth from the secret recesses of the heart as from a treasury.
Saint Basil
But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels, but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature, that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required.
Adam Clarke
If people are shooting at you, it’s human nature to be afraid. I was afraid. I’ll be quite blunt about that.
Rodney Frelinghuysen
What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is mostly nothing but the observer’s own weaknesses reflected back from others.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
And all men are ready to pass judgement on the priest as if he was not a being clothed with flesh, or one who inherited a human nature.
John Chrysostom
It’s human nature to wonder.
Conor Oberst
What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?
James Madison
In the ancient world and, above all, among the Greeks, human nature was held in high esteem.
Elie Metchnikoff
The connections I draw between human nature and political systems in my new book, for example, were prefigured in the debates during the Enlightenment and during the framing of the American Constitution.
Steven Pinker
You can’t ever win the war on crime, or the war on terror. You can’t repeal human nature.
Robert Harris
Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.
Jane Austen
Not everybody is going to understand you. You can’t please everybody. That’s just human nature. Everybody has their opinion, and that’s going to be there. You deal with it. You take it in stride. You take the good with the bad, the bad with the good. That’s part of life.
Ed Reed
The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing.
Herbert Spencer
It is human nature that rules the world, not governments and regimes.
Svetlana Alliluyeva
It is not to be expected that human nature will change in a day.
Frank B. Kellogg
I think we present extreme aspects of human behavior and hopefully get at times, messages across or bring issues to the table or as we so often say, shed light into the dark crevices of human nature.
Christopher Meloni
You know that a given in life in human nature, is that at a sporting event, a baseball game, a football game, you never introduce a politician, is because he’ll be booed. I don’t care if he’s the most beloved person in the world, its part of the game.
Mark Russell
It is human nature that when you see something work well, you do more of it. If, in its ceaseless quest for revenue, government sees a seemingly harmless method of raising funds without causing much inflation, it will grab on to it.
Murray Rothbard
It’s human nature: for most investors, the pain of stocks going down is more tangible than the joy of when they go up. The common impulse is to do something – anything – to minimise the pain.
Whitney Tilson
It’s a simple quality of human nature that people prefer to choose to do things rather than be ordered to do them. In fact, as soon as you tell me I have to do something – give a speech, attend a banquet, go to Cannes – I immediately start looking for ways to avoid doing it.
Brian Grazer
I think human beings are drawn to other human beings who are beautiful or handsome. I do think that it probably helps to sway people towards liking somebody, if they’re handsome or if they’re fit or if they dress good. It probably shouldn’t be that way but it’s almost like human nature.
Sara Evans
The idea that man is a tabula rasa, or Mao’s sheet of blank paper upon which the most beautiful characters can be written, is an old one with disastrous implications. I do not think though that the cults you mention could survive honest thought about human nature.
Theodore Dalrymple
It’s human nature to start taking things for granted again when danger isn’t banging loudly on the door.
David Hackworth
Hopefully, film inspires you to think about human nature. It make us consider how we treat strangers and our most intimate.
Laura Dern
With violence, as with so many other concerns, human nature is the problem, but human nature is also the solution.
Steven Pinker
Squid Game’ is a story about human nature that most people can already relate to, yet everything is communicated through easy-to-follow childhood games.
HoYeon Jung
Everything happens for a reason. Like, I kind of hear people go, ‘Man, you’ve been in a lot of bands.’ Yes, I have. I’ve also been married several times, too, and every time I get into something, I think, ‘This is the one.’ I think that’s just human nature.
John Corabi
So how does the machine work that you have a financial crisis? How does deleveraging work – what is the nature of that machine? And what is human nature, and how do you raise a community of people to run a business?
Ray Dalio
Physical nature lies at our feet shackled with a hundred chains. What of the control of human nature? Do not point to the triumphs of psychiatry, social services or the war against crime. Domination of human nature can only mean the domination of every man by himself.
Johan Huizinga
The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.
William James
I do think that there is such a thing as human nature, and that the things that we have in common are perhaps greater than the things that divide us.
Salman Rushdie
There’s something in human nature, the trying-to-get-on-with-it quality of people, the struggle to maintain or keep the show going can be exhausting.
Greg Kinnear
I think it’s in human nature to want to have more, to compete with the other and, at some level, to be dissatisfied if someone else has more than you.
Pico Iyer
Times change. Every generation has a new set of problems. Human nature is unmoved.
David Harsanyi
It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
Anatole France
It’s not just human nature to associate in tribes. It’s deeper than that.
Jordan Peterson
Criminality is a basic part of human nature.
Mark Frost
Deep in the human nature, there is an almost irresistible tendency to concentrate physical and mental energy on attempts at solving problems that seem to be unsolvable. Indeed, for some kinds of active people, only the seemingly unsolvable problems can arouse their interest.
Ragnar Frisch
No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself, and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it.
David Hume
I learned a lot about human nature. So much, in fact, that human nature will be my specialist subject on ‘Mastermind’.
Jasper Carrott
Man’s nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
Mahatma Gandhi
Of course, when I say that human nature is gentleness, it is not 100 percent so. Every human being has that nature, but there are many people acting against their nature, being false.
Dalai Lama
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
Alexander Hamilton
Many artists and scholars have pointed out that ultimately art depends on human nature.
Steven Pinker
Everything we know about human nature and about government tells us that individuals using their own money will achieve far more good for themselves and far more for others than politicians spending money they didn’t have to work to earn.
Harry Browne
Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.
Margaret Mead
Being honest to who I am led me to write ‘If Our Love Is Wrong,’ and that allowed me to fully realize the direction I should be heading to – human nature, real emotions, and issues about LGBT.
Calum Scott
I have been accused of being a Pollyanna, but I think there are plenty of people dealing with the darker side of human nature, and if I am going to write about people who are kind and generous and loving and thoughtful, so what?
Ann Patchett
I think that people are fascinated with the stories, with human nature and the dark turns it can take.
Thomas Gibson
You see in moments of duress not only the darkest parts of human nature but also the brightest, the most noble.
Lisa Joy
If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you are calm and confident, it will come forward. For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature.
Clare Balding
I’m interested in the psychological exploration of human nature, and it just happens to come in the form of film-making.
Guy Pearce
I’m an advocate of human nature.
Jaron Lanier
All of us want to be better. Human nature is always seeking advancement.
Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey
I guess it’s human nature, as every group breaks into factions, yet at a time when we are trying to be taken seriously, it can confuse people – especially when it moves from being about where you want to go and what you want to do to why the others are idiots.
Rick Tumlinson
We imagine that human nature doesn’t change. We like to say that but I don’t think it’s true because we have, in the course of the centuries, altered ourselves.
Theodore Zeldin
I actually think that secrets are just a part of human nature and that everybody should have some.
Elizabeth Banks
The great fact of individual difference and variability (that is, inequality) is evident from the long record of human experience: hence, the general recognition of the antihuman nature of a world of coerced uniformity.
Murray Rothbard
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.
Alexander Hamilton
I think violence, cynicism, brutality and fashion are the staples of our diet. I think in the grand history of story-telling, going back to people sitting around fires, the dark side of human nature has always been very important. Movies are part of that tradition.
Eric Stoltz
Whenever a new technology is introduced into society, there must be a counterbalancing human response – that is, high touch – or the technology is rejected… We must learn to balance the material wonders of technology with the spiritual demands of our human nature.
John Naisbitt
All the great novels, all the great films, all the great dramas are fictions that actually tell us the truth about us or about human nature or about human situations without being tied into the minutia of documentary events. Otherwise we might as well just make documentaries.
Jeremy Northam
Power is the measure of the degree of control you have over circumstances in your life and the actions of the people around you. It is a skill that is developed by a deep understanding of human nature, of what truly motivates people, and of the manipulations necessary for advancement and protection.
Robert Greene
Knowledge doesn’t really form part of human nature. Conflict, combat, the outcome of the combat, and, consequently, risk and chance are what gives rise to knowledge. Knowledge is not instinctive; it is counter instinctive, just as it is not natural but counter natural.
Michel Foucault
The further we distance ourselves from the spell of the present, explored by our senses, the harder it will be to understand and protect nature’s precarious balance, let alone the balance of our own human nature.
Diane Ackerman
I’m acting for the same reasons I wanted to become a diplomat. I’ve thought about it a lot and concluded that I wanted to become a diplomat because it was a way to explore human nature. For the same reason that at one point in college, I wanted to be a sociologist.
Edgar Ramirez
Westworld is an examination of human nature: the best parts of human nature… but also, violence, sexual violence have sadly been a fact of human history since the beginning of human history.
Lisa Joy
It’s human nature when you first make your big fortune to want to show off a bit. I don’t begrudge that whatsoever.
Kevin Kwan
When I found the ‘Human Nature’ music video as a teenager – I’ve been a drag queen since 15 – I just loved that music video so much because it’s such a celebration of her femininity and her sexuality. I thought it was so powerful.
Jinkx Monsoon
For me, if I have done my duty, the continued approbation of Congress and the Marine Committee will make me rich indeed, and far more than reward me for a life of service devoted from principles of philanthropy, to support the dignity of human nature.
John Paul Jones
Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.
Steven Pinker
The divine wisdom which requires a division of labor has sown different abilities and tendencies in human nature and has enabled human beings to carry out the duty of establishing sciences and developing technology. The fulfillment of this duty is obligatory upon humanity as a whole, though not on every individual.
Said Nursi
I want to lift the audience to the miraculous in human nature. After all, we shouldn’t be here, with all the odds against us in nature. It’s kind of unusual and wonderful!
Paul Taylor
It is clear that this essential Christian doctrine gives a new value to human nature, to human history and to human life which is not to be found in the other great oriental religions.
Christopher Dawson
Socialism ruins societies because it misunderstands human nature.
Michael J. Knowles
It is human nature to be shortsighted and to lose momentum to make changes once the story is out of the headlines and there aren’t financial incentives or political rewards. We owe to ourselves to learn from the past so we can try to do better.
Sheri Fink
It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.
Denis Diderot
You can get an idea of human nature only when you can see the relationship of the individual human being to the whole cosmos.
Rudolf Steiner
English majors understand human nature better than economists do.
Jane Smiley
For humanism also appeals to man as man. It seeks to liberate the universal qualities of human nature from the narrow limitations of blood and soil and class and to create a common language and a common culture in which men can realize their common humanity.
Christopher Dawson
If you say something in advance – if you describe a problem as it arises, people always turn on you because they don’t want to hear about it. But when it’s too late to do anything, they will then turn around and say that you were right. That’s human nature.
Roger Scruton
Nothing can teach you what it’s like to work on a film set, and the best education there can be for an actor is to walk up the street and observe human nature.
Rosamund Pike
This is a day of little faith – of few convictions – a day when men seem to have no great causes and no great passions. So in frustration, in disappointment, they are inclined to say, ‘You can’t change human nature.’ It is true that we cannot change human nature. But God can.
Peter Marshall
Climbing is all about freedom, the freedom to go beyond all the rules and take a chance, to experience something new, to gain insight into human nature.
Reinhold Messner
The trifle now inscribed with your name. was occasioned by a particular fact; but to the disgrace of human nature, the subject is sufficiently general to interest every heart not totally impenetrable.
Thomas Day
There is so much of good in human nature that men grow to like each other upon better acquaintance, and this points to another way in which we may strive to promote the peace of the world.
Elihu Root
Human nature is such that monogamy is a really hard thing to achieve.
Sienna Miller
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Perfect is very boring, and if you happen to have a different look, that’s a celebration of human nature, I think. If we were all symmetrical and perfect, life would be very dull.
Natalie Dormer
Human nature doesn’t include all human beings. There are human beings who are indifferent to politics, religion, virtually anything.
Conor Cruise O’Brien
A lot of things in life, you can be told the right way to do it, but you’ve kind of got to learn by your own mistakes. It’s just human nature.
Kyle Korver
Some people won’t like me; that’s just human nature. I battled with that for years, trying to please people, but now I haven’t got time to win people over! I’ve got nappies to change!
Rebecca Ferguson
You learn a lot about human nature in a bar.
Bruce Arians
If you look at life with any honesty and intelligence, it’s clear that human nature is dark, vile, selfish, and despondent. But I also see a force in human nature, namely grace, that sometimes works against our natural moral entropy.
Scott Derrickson
Now it is human nature to want to eat to ones fill when hungry, to want to warm up when cold, to want to rest when tired. These all are a part of people’s emotional nature.
Xun Kuang
I think the attraction of ‘American Idol’ is about the basic human nature attitude that is, ‘We can put you up there. But we can take you down.’
Quincy Jones
We can’t legislate human nature.
Taya Kyle
Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, these are all characteristics which exist everywhere. It is regrettably the way human nature functions, whether we like it or not. What successful economies do is keep it to a minimum. No one has ever eliminated any of that stuff.
Alan Greenspan
Democracy in some ways is a very illogical political system. When you win an election, you have to preserve the institutions that would make it possible for your political enemies to win next time. If you think about it, that’s almost antithetical to human nature.
Anne Applebaum
If you can’t sit in a cafe quietly and be ignored, how can you observe human nature and write a story?
Evangeline Lilly
You cannot write about what people are really like without making a political adjudication. All our ideas of what human nature consists of or how people really feel and experience life are, at their base, political ideas.
Sally Rooney
I think when you win the national championship, it works throughout your team. Where human nature is to say, I did well. I got my quota this month. Now do I get some time off? Do I get a bonus? Do I get to go on a cruise? But it’s not to keep trying to be the best. That’s not necessarily human nature.
Nick Saban
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Karl Kraus
Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.
Graham Greene
Belize is so raw and so clear and so in-your-face. There’s an opportunity to see something about human nature that you can’t really see in a politer society, because the purpose of society is to mask ourselves from each other.
John McAfee
With success comes complacency if you let it happen. It is human nature; there is that urge to think about how well you have done.
Chris Coleman
All my work is always that exploration of human nature.
Kelly Masterson
Racism is a part of human nature, and you’re not going to eradicate it; all you can do is try to keep it in check.
Ron Stallworth
The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.
Alfred Adler
I got disappointed in human nature as well and gave it up because I found it too much like my own.
J. P. Donleavy
The earliest movies that I loved were French movies and Italian movies. I grew up watching those kind of movies and often find the truest looks at human nature – you can find them in another country’s movies.
Lucy Fisher
I’m constantly surprised by human nature and humanity. And I think that’s why I love what I do: because I love to story-tell and bring new characters to life.
Lily Collins
It’s human nature to be curious about people, and to be more curious about young people than old people. We want to cheer something on at the same time we want to tear it down. That’s just so normal.
Amy Grant
Envy is human nature.
Monica Bellucci
Atrocities are human nature – they don’t have political beliefs, color, creed or anything like that. They just happen, it’s human.
Clancy Brown
No matter how happy anyone is with their choices, I believe it’s human nature to wonder about the path not taken.
Jen Lancaster
One of the best ways of understanding human nature is to study children. After all, if we want understand who we are, we should find out how we got to be that way.
Alison Gopnik
I’m insatiably curious about human nature. I feel very lucky that as a writer I get to learn so much about it just to do my job right.
Susan Cain
Military history is essential to understanding any history and, moreover, is a terrifying and sobering study in the realities of human nature – for yes, to me, such a thing exists, and history indeed proves it.
Lawrence Osborne
Who is there that can adequately gauge the greatness of the humility, gentleness, self-surrender, revealed by the Lord of majesty in assuming human nature, in accepting the punishment of death, the shame of the cross?
Saint Bernard
It’s human nature to want to be with other people.
Zoe Lister-Jones
With these vast advantages, ordinary and extraordinary, one would have supposed the North would have been content, and would have at least respected the security and tranquility of such obedient and profitable brethren; but such is not human nature.
Robert Toombs
It’s human nature to blame someone else for your shortcomings or upsets.
Robert Kiyosaki
Language is a window into human nature, but it is also a fistula, an open wound through which we’re exposed to an infectious world.
Steven Pinker
I see my responsibility as to give people something they want to keep turning the pages of and giving people something to chew on, looking at some aspect of human nature that hadn’t occurred to them recently.
Mark Frost
A theme I’m obsessed with is the tension between human nature and the frameworks designed to curb the worst and promote the best of it.
Douglas Brunt
The communism of Karl Marx would probably be actually the best for everybody as a whole. But what he didn’t figure into was human nature, and that’s what corrupts it.
Jesse Ventura
There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself, and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it.
David Hume
It would be completely laughable if I claimed I was always motivated by the pure craft of acting and that recognition doesn’t play a part. Of course it does – that’s human nature.
Christoph Waltz
War does horrible things to human beings, to societies. It brings out the best, but most often the worst, in our human nature.
Richard Engel
The movies I like to make are very rich and full of passion. Some people see me as an action director, but action is not the only thing in my movies. I always like to show human nature – something deep inside the heart.
John Woo
Human nature refers to what is in people but which they cannot study or work at achieving.
Xun Kuang
Now there are laws in many parts of the world which reflect the best of human nature. These laws treat people touched by HIV with compassion and acceptance. These laws respect universal human rights and they are grounded in evidence.
Shereen El Feki
Human nature fascinates me.
Rush Limbaugh
Thus self-love as one part of human nature, and the several particular principles as the other part, are, themselves, their objects and ends, stated and shown.
Joseph Butler
Religion provides us with a puritanical dream, which can never be realized because it goes against human nature.
Youssef Ziedan
When you’re writing non-fiction, you go as far as you can go, and then ethically you have to stop. You can’t go. You can’t suppose. You can’t imagine. And I think there’s something in human nature that wants to finish the story.
Geraldine Brooks
Current psychological priesthoods ignore the fact that the profession of psychology was originated by Gustav Theodor Fechner, a physicist who recognized that the key to understanding human nature was the relationship between external stimuli and the brain.
Timothy Leary
It’s human nature that we come in our own flavours, and it doesn’t make any sense to write a monochromatic or monocultural story unless you’re doing something extremely small – a locked room-style story.
N. K. Jemisin
My work involves online dating, but I believe almost every behavior exhibited online has an offline corollary. Really, the medium doesn’t change human nature.
Sam Yagan
It’s only human nature to want to know what you can do on your own or with someone else.
John McEnroe
None of us is guaranteed against failure or corruption of any kind; witness what’s going on in the world in this moment, the follies of human nature and the failures of human nature.
Morris West