human nature

 

Human Nature

 

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The meanness of the rich is as surprising as the extravagance of the poor.

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When we are afraid we say we are cautious - when others are, we say they are cowards.

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We recognise in others that which we hide from ourselves.

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We all have mob self and individual self in us.

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Self-interest is the root of human behaviour.

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"Do we respond more readily to fear of punishment or hope of reward?"

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We may forgive a person but still not trust them.

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The things we condemn are the things we are capable of ourselves.

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No-one is totally good or totally bad.

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If you want to know what a man is, place him in authority.

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Man is not a logical creature, but an emotional one.

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Inferiors revolt that they may be equals and equals revolt that they may be better.

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People aren't just a little corrupt - corruption is a progressive disease.

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Everyone is more or less mad every now and then.

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No-one can hurt you as much as you can hurt yourself.

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It's not your looks but your deeds that make you human.

 

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Ability Acceptance Achievement Action Advantage Advice Ambition
Anger Anticipation Appearance Appreciation Argument Association Attitude
Attraction Beauty Beginning Behaviour Belief Belonging Bitterness
Bravery Business Caution Character Conceit Confession Conscience
Consequence Consolation Contentment Courage Cowardice Crime Cynicism
Danger Death Debts Deceit Decisions Deeds Defence
Desires Desperation Devil Dogma Doubt Dreams Enemies
Enjoyment Envy Equality Escape Excuses Experience Failure
Faith Fate Faults Fear Flattery Fools Forbidden
Forgiveness Fortune Freedom Future Giving God Gratitude
Greatness Greed Guilt Happiness Hate Hell Hope
Human Nature Humanity Illusions Imagination Importance Injustice Innocence
Irony Jealousy Judgment Justice Kindness Knowledge Laughter
Lies Life Living Loneliness Love Luck Man
Memories Misfortune Money Morality Necessity Observations Opportunity
Optimism Paradise Paradox Passions Past Patience Penalty
People Pity Pleasures Possessions Poverty Power Prayer
Prejudice Prevention Punishment Reality Regret Resentment Results
Reward Risk Sadness Scoundrels Secrets Shallowness Silence
Sins Solitude Stubbornness Stupidity Success Suffering Surviving
Talk Temptations Thieves Thinking Time Troubles Truth
Tyranny Values Vanity Vice Victory Virtue Vision
Warning Weakness Wealth Wisdom Wishes Work Worry
 

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