Human Nature Quotes

Best selected human nature quotes by some famous people of their times for you. These quotes about human nature will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Human nature is not of itself vicious. Thomas Paine
It is almost impossible to smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside. Anonymous
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
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
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
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. R. D. Laing
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
There is nothing that can be changed more completely than human nature when the job is taken in hand early enough. George Bernard Shaw
My nature is subdued to what it works in, like the dyer's hand. William Shakespeare
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein
It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it. Denis Diderot
Poor human nature, what horrible crimes have been committed in thy name. Emma Goldman
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. Anonymous
There is a great deal of human nature in people. Mark Twain
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment. R. Buckminster Fuller
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
It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly. Anatole France
The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute. Giambattista Vico
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
Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything -- except his own nature. Henry Miller
Give a small boy a hammer and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding. Kalan
Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art. Virginia Woolf
It is a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it. Anonymous
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult. Warren Buffett
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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