Being Human Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being human quotes, being human sayings, and being human proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Having patience is one of the hardest things about being human. We want to do it now, and we don't want to wait. Sometimes we miss out on our blessing when we rush things and do it on our own time. Deontay Wilder
Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God's way of moving you in another direction. Oprah Winfrey
Being human always points, and is directed, to something or someone, other than oneself - be it a meaning to fulfill or another human being to encounter. Viktor E. Frankl
I think part of being human is learning to roll with the punches, to deal with any kind of personal or professional disaster that might crop up. You have to learn to deal with that stuff or not survive. Amy Gerstler
Being human means there's a wall-builder in each of us. Our minds naturally divide the world into me and not-me, us and them. For thousands of years, our sages have taught that we're all one, yet we still divide wherever we look. Robert J. Waldinger
The great advantage of being human is that we can employ rational thought and resolve to change our circumstances. Mariella Frostrup
Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human. Tony Robbins
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection. George Orwell
Being human is a lot more difficult than being on tour. Trent Reznor
There is no doubt that being human is incredibly difficult and cannot be mastered in one lifetime. Terry Pratchett
We can make ourselves whole only by accepting our partiality, by living within our limits, by being humans not by trying to be gods. Wendell Berry
Being human, at times, is very painful, and that leads us to reawakening. Suzanne Giesemann
That's the beauty and the terror of being human beings: We just have these symbolic languages, these dreams, and that's all it ever is. John Edgar Wideman
The essence of being human is that, in the brief moment we exist on this spinning planet, we can love some persons and some things, in spite of the fact that time and death will ultimately claim us all. Rollo May
If being human requires freedom, then enslavement to the cares of this world is dehumanizing. Tony Campolo
Being vulnerable, in my opinion, is not a weakness. It's being human. It is allowing yourself to not have all the answers. T. Mills
Being human, we can only receive infinite truth in finite doses Norman Grubb
Being human, we would expel from our lives physical pain and mental anguish and assure ourselves of continual ease and comfort, but if we were to close the doors upon sorrow and distress, we might be excluding our greatest friends and benefactors. Suffering can make saints of people as they learn patience, long-suffering, and self-mastery. Spencer W. Kimball
This is the most exciting part of being human. It is using our brains in the highest way. Otherwise we are just healthy animals Edwin Land
Being human is difficult. Some people make it more difficult than others. I was one of those people. Lana Del Rey
Being human is the most terrible loneliness in the universe. A.A. Attanasio
The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don't need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone. Nick Hornby
Being human is a precious situation, and we shouldn't waste time in useless activities. Sakyong Mipham
Part of the blessing and challenge of being human is that we must discover our own true nature. Mark Nepo
Oh, humiliation is poisonous. It's one of the deepest pains of being human. Pierce Brosnan
We're all human, and part of being human is showing respect and support for others' life choices. Daniel Lubetzky
The main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human. Aaron Carter
I'm happy to be human, and being human means we aren't perfect. Alesha Dixon
It doesn't matter who you are: being human is being human. Everyone has days that are challenging. Miranda Kerr
Obviously the idea of being human is a very human idea. Dominic Monaghan
Being human is being a lot of things at the same time. Matthias Schoenaerts
Without emotion, what's the point of being human? Marie Lu
Being human is overrated. Mark Penn
Being human in the digital world is about building a digital world for humans. Andrew Keen
The passion to explore is at the heart of being human. Carl Sagan
Being human means asking the questions of one's own being and living under the impact of the answers given to this question. And, conversely, being human means receiving answers to the questions of one's own being and asking questions under the impact of the answers. Paul Tillich
Merely being human is morally significant. Alice Crary
Part of being human is having a sense of humor. Patrick Wolf
You are human, you will make mistakes, and it's one of the most beautiful things about being human, but you must learn from your mistakes, otherwise your life will have a lot of unnecessary pain. Rhonda Byrne
It's a basic fact about being human that sometimes the self seems to just melt away. Jonathan Haidt
Being human is itself difficult, and therefore all kinds of settlements (except dream cities) have problems. Big cities have difficulties in abundance, because they have people in abundance. Jane Jacobs
Thats the beautiful thing about being human: Things change. Stephenie Meyer
Being human means having power; specifically, the power to accomplish whatever we want. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
The essence of being human is being creative. Joel Garreau
Being human means having doubts and yet still continuing on your path. Paulo Coelho
Being human means throwing your whole life on the scales of destiny when need be, all the while rejoicing in every sunny day and every beautiful cloud. Rosa Luxemburg
Part of the job of being human is to consistently underestimate our effect on other people. Lucy Grealy
Part of being human is that we can’t go back, we can only hope that if we come across that moment again we’ll do it the right way. Jesse Lacey
Being human is not just a statement, it’s an order. Dharma Gowda Hassan