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Updated on August 9, 2013

Human Nature

Since the beginning of time, the ways of human nature have been researched by scientists and philosophers. Focusing mainly on the tendencies that all humans seem to possess, a set of inherent distinguishing characteristics, including ways of thinking, feeling and acting. Theories from famous people like Freud, Aristotle, and Plato (only to name a few) have been passed on throughout history.

Many quotes, sayings, and one liners can sum up a variety of people in a few short words. Quotes can inspire, motivate, or make you quietly laugh at yourself when you come across one that describes you....

~ Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you're really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I've got a few missing. It's ok though, because I've got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who's an 8-color type.. I'm like, "hey girl, magenta!" and she's like, "oh, you mean purple!" and she goes off on her purple thing, and I'm like, "no - I want magenta!" ~ John Mayer

Ron White ~ Can't Fix Stupid

 ~ The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity. ~ Keipo Voltaire

Bill Engvall ~ Here's Your Sign

~ Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe. ~ Albert Einstein


~ Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. ~ Oscar Wilde

~ If it wasn't for dogs, some people would never go for a walk. ~ Anonymous

~ Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. ~ Abraham Lincoln

~ Freaks are the much needed escape from the humdrum. They are poetry. ~ Albert Perry

~ The total history of almost anyone would shock almost everyone. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

~ Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider! ~ George Carlin

~ Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. ~ Barry Switzer

~ While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats. ~ Mark Twain

~ I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them. ~ E. V. Lucas

~ The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they're going to be when you kill them. ~ William Clayton

~ Never reveal all of yourself to other people; hold back something in reserve so that people are never quite sure if they really know you. ~ Michael Korda

~ When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity. ~ Dale Carnegie

~ Many of life's circumstances are created by three basic choices: the disciplines you choose to keep, the people you choose to be with; and, the laws you choose to obey. ~ Charles Millhuff

~ The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.~ Oscar Wilde


~ We are all alike on the inside.~ Mark Twain

~ A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.~ Walter Winchell

~ A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it. ~ Helen Rowland

~ There are lots of people who can't think seriously without injuring their brains. ~ John Jay Chapman

~ I always feel sorry for people who think more about a rainy day ahead than sunshine today. ~ Rae Foley

~ People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actual fools. ~ Alice Walker

~ People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people. ~ Charles F. Kettering

~ The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn. ~ Agatha Christie

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

~ Some people are like Slinkies - not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs. ~ Anonymous

~ People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately. ~ Oscar Wilde


~ A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. ~ Winston Churchill

~ I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them.~ Jane Austen

~ People are very open-minded about new things, as long as they're exactly like the old ones.~ Charles F. Kettering

~ There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves. ~ Tom Clancy

~ It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path. ~ Paulo Coelho

~ Those who are quite satisfied sit still and do nothing; those who are not quite satisfied are the sole benefactors of the world. ~ Walter Savage Landor

~ Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can't even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain. ~ Barbara Kingsolver

~ There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more. ~ Woody Allen

~ The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person. ~ Frank Barron

~ Those people who tell me that I'm going to hell while they are going to heaven somehow make me very glad that we're going to separate destinations. ~ Martin Terman

~ The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them. ~ George Bernard Shaw

~ Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people. ~ George Bernard Shaw

~ People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.~ Ogden Nash


~ People don't change their behavior unless it makes a difference for them to do so. ~ Sharon Stone

~ People are ridiculous only when they try or seem to be that which they are not. ~ Giacomo Leopardi

~ The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history. ~ Mao Tse-Tung

~ Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers. ~ Daniel J. Boorstin

~ When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. ~ Abraham J. Heschel

~ You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough. ~ Joseph E. Levine

~ The problem with some people is that when they aren't drunk, they're sober. ~ William Butler Yeats

~ I'm aware that people I have loved and have died and are in the spirit world looking after me. ~ Princess Diana

~ All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others. ~ Cyril Connolly

~ Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

~ People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they're all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error. ~ Florence King

Grumpy Old Men Outtakes

~ Nobody knows the age of the human race, but everybody agrees that it is old enough to know better. ~ Author Unknown


~ There are too many people, and too few human beings. ~ Robert Zend

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

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

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

~ One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today. ~ Dale Carnegie

~ Man is rated the highest animal, at least among all animals who returned the questionnaire. ~ Robert Brault

~ Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. ~ Confucius

~ Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. ~ Albert Camus

~ Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education. ~ Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

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

~ Man is the only trained animal who expects his reward before he does his trick.~ Robert Brault

~ Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose. ~ Turkish Proverb

~ Man is a strange animal, he doesn't like to read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it. ~ Adlai Stevenson

~ Man's highest merit always is, as much as possible, to rule external circumstances and as little as possible to let himself be ruled by them. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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