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Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
– Henry Ward Beecher
Human nature is above all things lazy.
– Harriet Beecher Stowe
Fraternity among nations, however, touches the deepest desire of human nature.
– Hjalmar Branting
The novelist must ground his work in faithful study of human nature.
– Goldwin Smith
It’s just human nature to try and figure things out. So, when we’re in the midst of a situation, we usually try to reason our way through it.
– Joyce Meyer
Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.
– Jane Austen
How many thorns of human nature are bristling conceits, buds of promise grown sharp for want of congenial climate.
– John Burroughs
The flesh, or human nature, is generally lazy and self-centered.
Human nature says that you want a bargain, whether you want the goods or not. You think that something is a steal, you’ll buy it.
– Jason Statham
There can never be such a thing as a free market, because it is human nature to cheat, monopolize, and buy off others so as to corner the market.
– Jane Smiley
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
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
English majors understand human nature better than economists do.
It’s only human nature to want to know what you can do on your own or with someone else.
– John McEnroe
I’m an advocate of human nature.
– Jaron Lanier
It’s our human nature to explore. Tens of thousands of years ago, our species walked out of Africa, traveling far and wide across the entire planet, from the Arctic to the tip of Tierra Del Fuego, making us the most geographically diversified species on Earth.
– Conrad Anker
War is so complex; human nature is so complex. There’s no filmmaker who has ever figured it out perfectly.
– Angelina Jolie
In the days of Gary Cooper, James Stewart etc, film stars personified the better aspects of human nature.
– Alexander Walker
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.
– Alexander Hamilton
I always believed in animal spirits. It’s not their existence that is new. It’s the fact that they are not random events, but actually replicate in-bred qualities of human nature which create those animal spirits.
– Alan Greenspan
It’s human nature to wonder.
– Conor Oberst
Human nature means that institutions at some point lose their sense of mission. That sense of vulnerability drives Pimco.
– Bill Gross
I’m naturally an optimist, but my basis for hope is rooted in my understanding of human nature.
– Al Gore
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
– Arthur Schopenhauer
But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels, but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature, that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required.
– Adam Clarke
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature.
– Charles Dickens
Human nature is weak.
– Anthony Fauci
Longing and desire goes further than instant satisfaction. That’s human nature.
– Anna Sui
People have always wanted to be recognized, and that’s human nature. But people used to want to be recognized for their accomplishments, and now they simply want to be visible.
– Diablo Cody
Human nature is you work shoulder to shoulder in a real emotional kind of setting, and there are jealousies that come up. There’s resentment, and resentment turns to just outright bad things.
– Dickey Betts