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Humans do have an amazing capacity
by Spock

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

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To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

What you want is irrelevant,
what you have chosen is at hand.
- Spock character in Star Trek VI movie

 

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

Humans make illogical decisions.
- Spock (character in Star Trek movies and TV shows)

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

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In critical moments men sometimes see
exactly what they wish to see.
- the character Spock of the television series Star Trek

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

We humans feel an instinctive need to know
what is coming next - what we can count upon.
We fear change - even the most positive change.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Humans are allergic to change.
They love to say, "We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Humans are essentially storytellers.
- Walter Fisher

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal.
As spirits they belong to the eternal world,
but as animals they inhabit time.
- C. S. Lewis

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like
humans or they will treat you like dogs.
- Martha Scott

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For me, the most powerful expressions of true Christianity
in this material world are an unconditional love of all humans,
and an uncompromising commitment to caring for all
who are sick, infirm, or troubled -
as expressed in the biblical story of the Good Samaritan.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Because I believe that humans are computers,
I conjectured that computers, like people,
can have left- and right-handed versions.
- Philip Emeagwali

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.
- Robert Wagner

I am a man, and God is hiding from us humans.
We are unable to see Him, we can only search for Him.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt,
and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
- John Steinbeck

It's been studied to the point where we know that the
impact on humans would be from consuming the most infected parts of the cow;
that is,
the brain and the spinal cord.
- Ann Veneman

Humans: become atheists each and all!
God will nevertheless welcome you with all his heart!
- Giovanni Papini

For every expert that says humans are the cause of
"climate change" there are 10 more who say we aren't.
- Bradley A. Blakeman

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude,
then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
- James Herriot

One shouldn't be afraid of the humans.
Well, I am not afraid of the humans,
but of what is inhuman in them.
- Ivo Andric

I can certainly put myself in Israel's shoes.
They are humans just like we are.
They want peace and security inside their borders.
- Mahmoud Abbas

One of the things that was kind of shocking for humans...
was to come to terms with was the fact that,
hey, we may not be the center of the universe.
- Kevin J. Anderson

The big question society will have to answer is whether
it wants computers thinking like humans.
- David Smith

Dogs never bite me.
Just humans.
- Marilyn Monroe

It wasn't a problem for me drawing humans although
I had originally come to the studio with the idea that
what I had to offer them was my knowledge in the drawing of animals.
- Marc Davis

To God everything is beautiful, good,
and just; humans, however, think some things are unjust and others just.
- Heraclitus

We humans have millions of years of evolutionary baggage
that makes us regard competition in a deadly light.
- Vernor Vinge

The older I get, the more individuality I find in animals
and the less I find in humans.
- Chuck Jones

The information that is passed from person to person
and from generation to generation is the primary factor
that gives humans a competitive advantage over other animals.
- Keith Henson

Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose
with the exception of guppies,
who like to eat theirs.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Humans are very aggressive and scrappy,
and go to war at the drop of a hat.
However, a standard land war is no longer going to
work as it is no longer technically possible.
- Bruce Sterling

Kubrick's vision seemed to be that humans are doomed,
whereas Clarke's is that humans are moving on to a
better stage of evolution.
- Marvin Minsky

The numbers are a catalyst that can help turn raving
madmen into polite humans.
- Philip J. Davis

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy
to tell others how much they love them while they're alive.
- Orlando A. Battista

Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.
- J. K. Rowling

People who work on the user interface side need to
have empathy as a key characteristic.
But if you are writing device drivers you don't really
need to understand humans so well.
- Andy Hertzfeld

Humans love truth and justice, and rejoice in ceremonies
that honor those qualities.
For that sentiment we should indeed thank God.
- Alfred Day Hershey

Let us CHOOSE to bless ALL those around us,
not with an EXPECTATION that they should be more evolved,
but with UNDERSTANDING, and with our INTENTION
for a magnificent future for all humans.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think it's unfair, but they have the right as fallible,
screwed-up humans to be unfair; that's the human condition.
- Albert Ellis

Animals outline their territories with their excretions,
humans outline their territories by ink excretions on paper.
- Robert Anton Wilson

We as Americans and as humans have very selective hearing
and very selective memory.
We only hear what we want to hear and disregard the rest.
- Frank Luntz

We humans are a fairly barbarous bunch.
- Neil LaBute

Humans live through their myths and only endure their realities.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to
serve the desire humans have for a moment -
this very moment -
to stay.
- Sam Abell

I thought Godzilla was a mess, the monster had no character
and the humans didn't either.
They forgot to make the movie that went along with
all these wonderful effects.
- George A. Romero

I visualize a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans,
and I'm rooting for the machines.
- Claude Shannon

I had written lyrics to a song called The Silent Extreme,
which Alex later renamed Humans Being.
- Sammy Hagar

And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater,
wherein all humans are acting out their parts.
- James Broughton

Perhaps the thing that makes humans truly unique on
Earth is that we are never satisfied with our situation;
maybe that is what's taken us so far.
- Joan D. Vinge

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things
to worry about from Science,
along with behaviour control, genetic engineering,
transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained
growth of plastic flowers.
- Lewis Thomas

A lot of people have this ego need that makes them
want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe
and humans are the most important species,
the supreme expression of creation.
- Ann Druyan

Observing humans and observing oneself yields a clear-minded
starting point for literature.
- Gao Xingjian

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God,
who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
- Gene Roddenberry

The difference between humans and wild animals is that
humans pray before they commit murder.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

I think the greatest challenge in environmentalism
and the most rewarding challenge is trying to figure
out how humans can meet their needs while protecting the environment.
- Gale Norton

But what really excited me was the idea that humans
had a tremendous pre-history that went back millions of years.
I wanted to go to Africa to find some of these creatures.
- Donald Johanson

As my early drawings warned me, where humans go,
lions and tidal waves follow.
- Wally Lamb

For example, computer defends well, but for humans
its is harder to defend than attack,
particularly with the modern time control.
- Boris Spassky

The proposition that humans have mental characteristics
wholly absent in non-humans is inconsistent with the theory of evolution.
- Gary L. Francione

Hempseed produces no observable high for humans or birds.
- Jack Herer

Because animals are property, we consider as "humane
treatment" that we would regard as torture if it were inflicted on humans.
- Gary L. Francione

I find humans tremendously interesting.
- David Brin

The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness
is important to the quality of life of humans.
- Jim Fowler


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