Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from the self.
God would seem to indicate to us and not allow us to doubt that these beautiful poems are not human, or the work of man, but divine and the work of God; and that the poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
Human nature will not easily find a better helper than Eros.
For there are two reasons why human beings face danger calmly: they may have no experience of it, or they may have means to deal with it: thus when in danger at sea people may feel confident about what will happen either because they have no experience of bad weather, or because their experience gives them the means of dealing with it.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes; chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Human beings are by nature political animals.
The case is similar with the idea as well: even if there is some one good thing that is predicated [of things] in common, or there is some separate thing, itself by itself, it is clear that it would not be subject to action or capable of being possessed by a human being.
Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul.
The soul said, is this what you think it means to be human?