A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on story, world, humans, caught, life, lives, thoughts, hungers, ambitions, avarice, cruelty, kindness, generosity, good, evil, well, and ill

"I believe that there is only one story in the world...Humans are caught--in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too--in a net of good and evil...A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean question: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well--or ill?"

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

Source: East of Eden

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A Quote by Thornton Niven Wilder on humans, realize, life, every, and minute

"Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?--every, every minute?"

Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975)

Source: Our Town

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A Quote by A. on animals, humans, and standards

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.

Alfred Montapert (1906 -)


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A Quote by William Faulkner on earth, humans, space, and arguing

The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next.

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

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A Quote by Steven E. Baxter on the false self, animal nature, psyche, problems, overcoming, and humans

Our false self is the last remnant of the animal nature within our psyche: the last problem humans are to overcome in order to be fully human.

Steve Baxter

Source: Revolutionary Spirituality: Awakening to Your True Self, Pages: 248

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on dalai lama, vegetarian, humans, life, compassion, conscioussness, earth, sustainability, love, hope, and thoughtfulness

In order to satisfy one human stomach, so many lives are taken away. We must promote vegetarianism. It is extremely important.

Dalai Lama

Source: Live in a Better Way: Reflections on Truth, Love and Happiness (pg 68)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on animals, pets, cats, evolution, man, humanity, humans, and slavery

Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash; that one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Notebook, 1894

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A Quote by Mark Twain on man, cats, humans, and evolution

If man were crossed with a cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Unknown

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A Quote by Russell Means on life on earth, right living, walk in beauty, knowledge, belief, humans, and dominance

One is expected to know things, to believe things.  Knowing and believing are all in your head - there is nothing in your heart.  If you cannot feel that the earth is your grandmother, then of course you will find it easy to rape her, to behave as if she is under your dominion.  You will find it easy to believe that we humans are the dominant species, and to act as though the earth and everything on it are ours to do with as we please.  ... if all human beings were taken away, life on earth would flourish.

Russell Means

Source: Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means, Pages: 14

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A Quote by Bill on spiritual realization, humans, animals, and planet

The Telesterion Statement:

"This is the most important spiritual realization of our time; that we humans are large-brained animals on the surface of a planet."

- Bill Eichman  "Almost nobody get's this one. A classic example of 'Can't see the forest for the trees'."

Bill Eichman


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