Human Nature Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Human Nature quotes and Human Nature sayings, and Human Nature proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Human nature is human nature, but it’s a good system and a very reliable system."

James Johnson

"Human nature can find no there helper than love."


"Human nature blames anyone except himself."

Dale Carnegie

"Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing."

John Stuart Mill

"There is nothing that can be changed more completely than human nature when the job is taken in hand early enough."

George Bernard Shaw

"We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself."

Carl Gustav Jung

"Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything — except his own nature."

Henry Miller

"Human nature is the same everywhere; the modes only are different."

Lord Chesterfield

"Could we perfect human nature, we might also expect a perfect state of things."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Two purposes in human nature rule. Self- love to urge, and reason to restrain."

Alexander Pope

"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

"What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is mostly nothing but the observer’s own weaknesses reflected back from others."

Georg C. Lichtenberg

"The words human nature can be the greatest obstacle to human growth."

Eugene J. Martin

"It’s human nature to start taking things for granted again when danger isn’t banging loudly on the door."

David Hackworth

"Nothing in human nature is so God-like as the disposition to do good to our fellow-creatures."

Samuel Richardson

"It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt."


"Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education."

Henry Adams

"Human nature is so constructed that it gives affection most readily to those who seem least to demand it."

Bertrand Russell

"Human nature refers to what is in people but which they cannot study or work at achieving."

Xun Zi

"It’s human nature to always look at what your neighbor is doing."

Richard Wilkinson

"I got disappointed in human nature as well and gave it up because I found it too much like my own."

J. P. Donleavy

"That’s human nature – the ups and downs."

Jami Gertz

"Human nature is above all things lazy."

Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Human nature is good, just as water seeks low ground. There is no man who is not good, just as there is no water that does not flow downward."


"The more we study human nature, the less we think of men – the more of man."

Theodore Tilton

"There is no problem of human nature which is insoluble."

Ralph J. Bunche

"It is not in human nature for all men to tread the same path of development, as animals do of a single species."

Maria Montessori

"Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed."

Abraham Lincoln

"Human nature is water, not stone."

Marty Rubin

"Human Nature is not a problem that can be fixed by rules and regulations. All solutions to the existing problems must be based on how people behave, not on how we think they should behave."

Kirk Chisholm

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