Friday, December 11, 2009

Quotes on Human Nature


Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Mark Twain

The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.
Henry Maudsley (psychiatrist 1835-1918)

Man can be the most affectionate and altruistic of creatures, yet he is potentially more vicious than any other. He is the only one who can be persuaded to hate millions of his own kind whom he has never seen and to kill as many as he can lay his hands on in the name of his tribe or his God.
Benjamin Spock 1903-1998)

Art by Bruce Holwerda

2 comments:

Ms Hen said...

I love those statements.. love them because they are true.. sadly ...

Amy said...

All very poignant and true. I like the second one best. Maybe because I'm a nurse and saw this first hand.