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Two things are infinite: the u... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein

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It is human nature to think wi... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly. Anatole France

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The only thing that one really... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes. Change is the one quality we can predicate of it. The systems that fail are those that rely on the permanency of human nature, and not on its growth and development. The error of Louis XIV was that he thought human nature would always be the same. The result of his error was the French Revolution. It was an admirable result. Oscar Wilde

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Nothing powers hate better tha... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
Nothing powers hate better than embarrassment. Janet Morris

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There is a great deal of human... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
There is a great deal of human nature in people. Mark Twain

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Poor human nature, what horrib... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
Poor human nature, what horrible crimes have been committed in thy name! Emma Goldman

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"Change is one of the scariest things in the world and yet it is also one of those variables of human existence that no one can avoid." Aberjhani

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If it was true today, it might... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
If it was true today, it might be untrue tomorrow. Janet Morris

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The man of power is ruined by ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure. Hermann Hesse

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Nature is trying very hard to ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment. Buckminster Fuller

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Man has demonstrated that he i... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything -- except his own nature. Henry Miller

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It is not human nature we shou... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it. Denis Diderot

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It is almost impossible to smi... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
It is almost impossible to smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside.

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Now I believe I can hear the p... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't --it's human. Desiderius Erasmus

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Human nature is not of itself ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
Human nature is not of itself vicious. Thomas Paine

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“The absence of pain is the et... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
“The absence of pain is the eternal motivator in almost everything we do.” Reginald V. Johnson

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"In every woman lurks a w... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
christopher-crosby-morris added "In every woman lurks a witch, in every man a tyrant" Janet Morris, Poets in Hell

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It is a pleasure to give advic... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
It is a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it.

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Too many people confine their ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.

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“Something is going on everywh... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
“Something is going on everywhere, most of which no one understands.” Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Harry, suffering like this pro... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human … the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength. J. K. Rowling

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Really I don't like human natu... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art. Virginia Woolf

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My nature is subdued to what i... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
My nature is subdued to what it works in, like the dyer's hand. William Shakespeare

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"We've the new hard-steel, though why they're all so hot to pay twice the price when men're soft as clay and even wood will pierce the boldest belly, I can't say." Janet Morris

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There is an electric fire in h... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify -- so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish. John Keats

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The principle that human natur... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
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

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Life was never simple, happine... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
Life was never simple, happiness never where you thought you'd left it, and right and wrong no more fixed than clouds in the sky, Janet Morris

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There seems to be some pervers... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult. Warren Buffett

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I have never, in all my variou... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
I have never, in all my various travels, seen but two sorts of people I mean men and women, who always have been, and ever will be, the same. The same vices and the same follies have been the fruit of all ages, though sometimes under different names. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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What is called an acute knowle... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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We are all murderers and prost... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
We are all murderers and prostitutes --no matter to what culture, society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be. Ronald David Laing

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“In an age when nations and in... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
“In an age when nations and individuals routinely exchange murder for murder, when the healing grace of authentic spirituality is usurped by the divisive politics of religious organizations, and when broken hearts bleed pain in darkness without the relief of compassion, the voice of an exceptional poet producing exceptional work is not something the world can afford to dismiss.” Aberjhani

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There is nothing that can be c... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quotes About Human Nature
There is nothing that can be changed more completely than human nature when the job is taken in hand early enough. George Bernard Shaw