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Quotes - Humans

"Optimist: a person who starts taking a bath if he accidentally falls into a river." -unknown

"It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied." -Aristotle

"If a man lived up to the reputation of a dog, he would be a saint." -Zanzibarian Proverb

"It's better to let someone think you're an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." -unknown

"Not all those who wander are lost." -J.R.R. Tolkien

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will no bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man." -Mark Twain

"Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to." -Mark Twain

"Those who speak don't know, and those who know don't speak." -Toby Ziegler (The West Wing)

"The nice thing about being a pessimist is that you are always either being proven right, or pleasantly surprised." -unknown

"Eskimos allegedly have 49 words in their language to define snow because they have so much of it. In the English language, there are more than 50 ways to define a moron." -unknown

""What lies before us and what lies behind us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emmerson

"A critic is someone who leaves no turn unstoned." -unknown

"It is far more impressive when people discover your good qualities without your help." -unknown

"Man's a successful animal, that's all." -Remy de Gourmont

"A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears." -Michel de Montaigne

"Such is the human race. Often it does seem such a pity that Noah...didn't miss the boat." -Mark Twain

"To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human." -Mouse (The Matrix)

Neo: "Jesus..."
Trinity: "What?"
Neo: "I just were a guy"
Trinity: "Most guys do"
-The Matrix

"The world is beautiful, but it has a disease called man." -Nietzsche

"Never argue with a fool; he may be doing the same thing." -unknown

"I hate this 'crime doesn't pay' stuff. Crime in the US is perhaps one of the biggest businesses in the world today." -Paul Kirk

"Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others." -Jeremy Taylor

"Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances." -Thomas Jefferson

"The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to be like each other." -David Riesman

"Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least." -Lord Chesterfield

"My mouth is an early riser, but my brain sleeps in." -unknown

"We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all learn to live in the same box." -unknown

"One of the indictments of civilization is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person." -William Feather

"I don't belive 'evil exists. It's an oversimplified concept from a bygone era, used to control the masses, set up a black-and-white morality system, and explain the unexplainable to the uneducated majority of society." -unknown

"I'm having a real problem with that 'treat others as they treat you' thing. I'm not that mean." (on society's treatment of homosexuals) -unknown

"In the depths of my heart, I can't help being convinced that my dear fellow men, with a few exceptions, are worthless." -Sigmund Freud

"Not infrequently, one encounters copies of important people; and, as with paintings, most people prefer the copy to the original." -Nietzsche

"We can't all be heroes because some of us have to sit on the curb and clap as they go by." -Will Rogers

"A small mind and a big mouth are usually found in the same place." -unknown

"Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied." -Mark Twain

"Apparently common sense isn't that common." -unknown

"No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible." -Stanislaw Jersey Lee

"For the first year of a child's life, his parents teach him to walk and talk. The next seventeen years, they are telling him to sit down and shut up." -unknown

"Skin color is only the cover of the book. Problem is, most people are illiterate." -unknown

"If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing." -Anatole France

"Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." -Nietzsche

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true is revealed only if there is a light from within." -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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