Human Quotes

On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. One of them tempts us -ah! what a dream, to live in that! The other stifles us at the first breath. -Sidonie Gabrielle

It’s so curious: one can resist tears and behave very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer.. and everything collapses. -Sidonie Gabrielle

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. -Victor Hugo

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher. -Victor Hugo

Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn’t every war fought between men, between brothers? -Victor Hugo

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. -Ayn Rand

Life etches itself onto our faces as we grow older, showing our violence, excesses or kindnesses. -Rembrandt

Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man. -Homer

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. -Lyman Frank Baum