quotes tagged with 'human'
Author: Thomas Schelling, Source: http://positivelifequotes.org/law-of-jungle-is-fear-and-violen...
The principle of human productivity is the fact that it is actually much easier to destroy an object than to make it.
Author: Stella Adler, Source: Unknown
Growth as an actor and as a human being are synonymous.
Author: President Gordon B. Hinckley , Source: http://lds.org/broadcast/ces090901/transcript/0,11006,566,00.h...
Looking to our history, our critics may see little of divinity in the great work of the Prophet Joseph Smith and those associated with him. Were our forebears human? Of course they were. They doubtless made some mistakes. Some of them acknowledged making mistakes. But the mistakes were minor when compared with the marvelous work that they accomplished. To highlight the mistakes and gloss over the greater good is to draw a caricature. Caricatures are amusing, but they are often ugly and dishonest. A man may have a wart on his cheek and still have a face of beauty and strength, but if the wart is emphasized unduly in relation to his other features, the portrait is lacking in integrity.
Author: James E. Faust, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...
Divorce can be justified only in the rarest of circumstances. In my opinion, “just cause” for divorce should be nothing less serious than a prolonged and apparently irredeemable relationship that destroys a person’s dignity as a human being. Divorce often tears people’s lives apart and shears family happiness. Frequently in a divorce the parties lose much more than they gain.
Shafir and a colleague, Donald Redelmeier, demonstrates that paralysis can also be caused by choice.Author: Chip Heath & Dan Heath, Source: Made to Stick --pp.36-37
...Giving students two good alternatives to studying, rather than one, paradoxically makes them less likely to choose either. This isn't "rational," but it is human.
Prioritization rescues people from the quicksand of decision angst, and that's why finding the core is so valuable. The people who listen to us will be constantly making decisions in an environment of uncertainty. They will suffer from the need to choose--even when the choice is between two good options, like the lecture and the foreign film.
Core messages help people avoid bad choices by reminding them of what's important.
Propaganda, like economics and sociology, can never be an exact science for the reason that its subject matter, like theirs, deals with human beings.Author: Edward Bernays, Source: Propaganda, p. 73
God will have a free people, and while we have a duty to perform to preach the gospel, we have another to perform, that is, to stand up in the defense of human rights -- in the defense of our own rights, the rights of our children, and in defense of the rights of this nation and of all men, no matter who they may be, and God being our helper to maintain those principles and to lift up a standard for the honorable of this and other nations to flock to, that they may be free from the tyranny and oppression that is sought to be crowded upon them. This is the duty we have to perform, and in the name of Israel's God we will do it.Author: John Taylor, Source: Journal of Discourses 23:239
Trust is the highest form of human motivation. It brings out the very best in people.Author: Stephen R. Covey, Source: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 1990 edition, 178
If you really seek to understand, without hypocrisy and without guile, there will be times when you will be literally stunned with the pure knowledge and understanding that will flow to you from another human being.Author: Stephen R. Covey, Source: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 1990 edition, 252