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A human being fashions his consequences as surely as
by Norman Cousins

A human being fashions his consequences as surely as
he fashions his goods or his dwelling his goods or his dwelling.
Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences.
- Norman Cousins

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
- Norman Cousins

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

Death is not the greatest loss in life.
The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
- Norman Cousins

 

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

Government in the U.S.
today is a senior partner in every business in the country.
- Norman Cousins

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize
that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
- Norman Cousins

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My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.
- Norman Cousins

Optimism doesn't wait on facts.
It deals with prospects.
Pessimism is a waste of time.
- Norman Cousins

The main failure of education is that it has not prepared
people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
- Norman Cousins

Cynicism is intellectual treason.
- Norman Cousins

A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas,
a place where history comes to life.
- Norman Cousins

Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual
life is still the mark of an educated man.
- Norman Cousins

Where is the indignation about the fact that the US
and USSR have thirty thousand pounds of destructive
force for every human being in the world?
- Norman Cousins

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
- Norman Cousins

If something comes to life in others because of you,
then you have made an approach to immortality.
- Norman Cousins

People are never more insecure than when they become
obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.
- Norman Cousins

What was most significant about the lunar voyage was
not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth.
- Norman Cousins

If the United Nations is to survive,
those who represent it must bolster it;
those who advocate it must submit to it;
and those who believe in it must fight for it.
- Norman Cousins

The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference.
He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
- Norman Cousins

The eternal quest of the individual human being is
to shatter his loneliness.
- Norman Cousins

Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe,
so no thought or action is without its effects,
present or ultimate, seen or unseen,
felt or unfelt.
- Norman Cousins

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
- Norman Cousins

Laughter is inner jogging.
- Norman Cousins

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life.
It provides human beings with a sense of destination
and the energy to get started.
- Norman Cousins

It makes little difference how many university courses
or degrees a person may own.
If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another,
his education is incomplete.
- Norman Cousins

Man is not imprisoned by habit.
Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis -
once that crisis can be recognized and understood.
- Norman Cousins

We will not have peace by afterthought.
- Norman Cousins

Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.
- Norman Cousins

Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live.
Keep that big gun going.
- Norman Cousins

The way a book is read, which is to say,
the qualities a reader brings to a book can have as
much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it.
- Norman Cousins

A book is like a piece of rope; it takes on meaning
only in connection with the things it holds together.
- Norman Cousins

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates,
should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas -
a place where history comes to life.
- Norman Cousins

The only security for the American people today,
or for any people, is to be found through the control
of force rather than the use of force.
- Norman Cousins

He who keeps his cool best wins.
- Norman Cousins

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives -
the death of genuine feeling,
the death of inspired response, the awareness that
makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.
- Norman Cousins

The human body experiences a powerful gravitational
pull in the direction of hope.
That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon.
They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.
- Norman Cousins

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each and every human being on Earth
has both the responsibility and the privilege
of viewing themselves as Divine beings
with the power to bring about peace.
- James Twyman

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Divine love will meet all human needs
- Mary Baker Eddy

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope


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