104+ Best Being Human Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Human is having the qualities, faults, and feelings that people have, as opposed to gods, animals, or machines. Profoundly inspirational being human quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

If you’re searching for great kindness quotes and top support quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of profound serving others quotes, amazing respect others quotes and top gentle quotes.

Famous Being Human Quotes

Most of us are consumed with our own thoughts and desires and are not always thinking about what other people may want. This is not necessarily being egocentric; it is just being human. — Bo Bennett

Humankind would improve if we concentrated less on being human and more on being kind. — Ashwin Sanghi

You gotta remember: we’re musicians… we’re just crazy people who can’t get along sometimes. I’ve definitely come to the table with my knife in my pocket a couple of times; you know how it is. It’s part of being human. Now add fame and money and all that rock and roll craziness to it – we’re lucky we don’t eat each other in this industry! — Corey Taylor

Apology is often the first step in correcting a wrong. Having moved for a position of saying ‘I don’t need forgiveness,’ Mr. Trump is now taking a second look at past behaviors, things that he’s said and done that he regrets. While he is not asking for forgiveness for being human, he is admitting that he’s made mistakes and humbly making apologies. — Alveda King

Handmade things tend to be so expensive that only a small part of the population can afford them. And yet making things with hands is such an essential part of being human. — Jessica Stockholder

Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human. — Viktor E. Frankl

If human rights are an attribute of being human, then we must consider the fact that tens of millions of displaced people around the world have been rendered less than human. — Masha Gessen

I suppose I’ve always done my share of crying, especially when there’s no other way to contain my feelings. I know that men ain’t supposed to cry, but I think that’s wrong. Crying’s always been a way for me to get things out which are buried deep, deep down. When I sing, I often cry. Crying is feeling, and feeling is being human. Oh yes, I cry. — Ray Charles

What is the purpose of being human and alive without doing new things? — John Sulston

Being human means there’s a wall-builder in each of us. Our minds naturally divide the world into me and not-me, us and them. For thousands of years, our sages have taught that we’re all one, yet we still divide wherever we look. — Robert J. Waldinger

I have worked really hard to get to where I am, and I like it when I read praise, and I get upset when I read bad messages. It’s all part of being human. — Kubra Sait

Snowflakery is simply being human, which makes it a pretty flakey insult. — Faith Salie

Rather than numbing or drowning out the difficult-to-describe but urgently sensed feelings that are part of being human, poetry invites us to tease them out, to draw them into language that is rooted in intricate thought and strange impulse. — Tracy K. Smith

To have an opportunity to get in front of a camera every single day is just priceless because it gets you closer and closer to being less self-consciousness in front of it and really being human and really making choices and standing by them. — Katie Lowes

The audience will make you feel like a demigod. But when you leave the stage, get back to being human. — David Coverdale

I hate being human. — Chloe Madeley

I’m just trying to say that it should reassure us that the inevitable traumas of being human do end up producing some good. Otherwise, the human condition is overwhelmingly depressing. — Malcolm Gladwell

Stories are the only thing that I can be bothered with. It’s the only way that I can do anything, even if I’m quite useless. It’s the only area in being human where I could be a little useful. — Alice Englert

I’ve made mistakes, I’ve misspoke, I am sure I will again sometime, but that happens, that’s part of being human in my book. I’m OK with that. I’ve never done it maliciously, ever. — Curt Schilling

As a little boy, I never felt comfortable with being human. — Genesis P-Orridge

‘Star Trek’ was a big thing for me. I kind of grew up with that. And ‘Twilight Zone’ is one of my all-time favorite shows. In fact me and Sam Witwer from ‘Being Human’ sit down and have marathons to get our little ‘Twilight Zone’ fix. — Mark Pellegrino

The truth, of course, is that the only necessary and sufficient condition for human beings to murder one another is the simple fact of being human. — Jeffrey Kluger

People come to the theatre in search of a real encounter with other human beings, and we must give them what they come for. Our capacity to do that is the measure of being human. And if the price is that we sometimes say something not very pleasant – well, that’s precisely why people want us, in the end: because we speak the truth. — Haris Pasovic

I just feel compelled to continue to be transparent. It just really levels the playing field and eradicates the shame that I have, or that one might have, about being human. So I’m going to just keep going. — Alanis Morissette

We all parent the best we can. Being human, we’re ambivalent. We want perfection for our babies, but we also need sleep. — Erica Jong

I think there is a tendency for people to get rigid and caught up in their beliefs of what is right and wrong, and they lose sight of humanity. Being human has to come first before right or wrong. — Matisyahu

Studying whether there’s life on Mars or studying how the universe began, there’s something magical about pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. That’s something that is almost part of being human, and I’m certain that will continue. — Sally Ride

The goal, I suppose, any fiction writer has, no matter what your subject, is to hit the human heart and the tear ducts and the nape of the neck and to make a person feel something about the characters are going through and to experience the moral paradoxes and struggles of being human. — Tim O’Brien

Along with aging comes life experience, so in every way that is consistent with even being human, Leia has changed. — Carrie Fisher

Religion has endured since the dawn of human consciousness precisely because it encompasses so much of being human. No idea has endured so long, gathered up so many disparate needs and wants and feelings, and inspired so many different paths towards understanding it. — Robert Winston

Sci-fi fans are the best fans you can have. You could be doing the worst piece of tat which might have a robot or vampire in, and some people will become obsessed by it and know every little detail. ‘Being Human’ has crossed over from sci-fi fans to being a drama that everyone can enjoy. — Russell Tovey

The idea that being human and having rights are equivalent – that rights are inherent – is unintelligible in a Darwinian world. — Tom Stoppard

For Aristotle, goodness is a kind of prospering in the precarious affair of being human. — Terry Eagleton

The ‘Being Human’ people were really cool and let me improvise. They had such a good working atmosphere. It was a cool set-up and a really good environment to be in. — Craig Roberts

Virtue is something you have to get good at, like playing the trombone or tolerating bores at parties. Being a virtuous human being takes practice; and those who are brilliant at being human (what Christians call the saints) are the virtuosi of the moral sphere – the Pavarottis and Maradonas of virtue. — Terry Eagleton

I think the actual art of expressing yourself is a very important part of being human. And an important part of being a performer is understanding what it’s like to create yourself. — Stephen Hough

Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God’s way of moving you in another direction. — Oprah Winfrey

With sadness specifically, in America you read about people medicating to avoid sadness. They don’t want to experience sadness, and yet it’s such a vital part of being human. — Pete Docter

There’s the way that light shows in darkness, and it is extremely beautiful. And I think it essentializes the experience of being human, to see light in darkness. — Emil Ferris

I am just a human being trying to make it in a world that is rapidly losing its understanding of being human. — John Trudell

The problem with being human is that there’s far too much responsibility, too much pressure and too many expectations placed on you to achieve. — Chloe Madeley

It astonished me in the early Nineties to suddenly have musicians admit that they had been inspired and influenced by us. That meant a lot at that time. But of course, being human, the… disrespect isn’t even strong enough a word, is it? The opprobrium was painful. Being popular and hated is not satisfying. — Neil Peart

I’ve gotten more flack from the remake nature of our ‘Being Human’ from American audiences than I have from British fans. Every fan of the BBC original that I’ve bumped into seemed very excited and interested in seeing what we did with it – at least to my face! — Samuel Witwer

Evolution explains our biological evolution, but human beings are very unique creatures. As the Dobzhansky said, all animals are unique; humans are the uniquest. And that uniqueness of being human, language, art, culture, our dependency on culture for survival, comes from the combination of traditional biological evolution. — Donald Johanson

When I left ‘Being Human,’ that was painful because the show was going on without me. But with ‘Him & Her,’ we finished on such a high together that if it is the end, it couldn’t have stopped at a better time. But I hope with ‘Him & Her’ that we’ll get another crack of the whip: that the writer might change his mind and write some more. — Russell Tovey

If you get too deep into the history, what often happens to a lot of us actors is that we become stilted. We forget that we’re reading about something that happened a hundred years ago. If we don’t put the human emotion that would naturally be in there, we end up being stilted instead of being human beings. — Ato Essandoh

There’s no huge, deep message in any of the songs. We recorded a few months of being human. — Layne Staley

As I read ‘The Infinities’, with its magical, playful richness, its sensuous delight in the power of language to convey the strangeness and beauty of being human, I wondered if J. M. Coetzee, with his bleak, pared-down, elemental view of the world, had ever read a Banville and, if he had, whether he had envied him his astonishing powers. — Justin Cartwright

A lot of people think they should be happy all the time. But the writer understands you need both. You need the whole piano: the richness of the whole human experience. Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human. — Janet Fitch

An accent like mine and a face like mine, I think a lot of the time it’s easy for casting directors to just stick me in as a bad boy, but ‘Being Human’ took a risk on me – bless ’em – and I’m not that bad boy no more. — Michael Socha

The company culture is about being human, being good to other people. We recently did a survey with our drivers. 48 out of 50 said that they preferred driving with Lyft because they said that passengers were friendlier. — Logan Green

Oh, humiliation is poisonous. It’s one of the deepest pains of being human. — Pierce Brosnan

Acting is just being a man. Being human. Not forcing it. — Peter O’Toole

I’m happy to be human, and being human means we aren’t perfect. — Alesha Dixon

Exploring is an innate part of being human. We’re all explorers when we’re born. Unfortunately, it seems to get drummed out of many of us as we get older, but it’s there, I think, in all of us. And for me that moment of discovery is just so thrilling, on any level, that I think anybody that’s experienced it is pretty quickly addicted to it. — Edith Widder

Long view of history shows evil triumphing more often than we’d like to admit. That’s just how it is. I don’t despair too much about dying, either. It’s just a fact of being human. — Ta-Nehisi Coates

Libido is a normal part of being human. Nothing scandalous about it. But without it, in either women or men, would there be a demand for birth control? — Mike Huckabee

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection. — George Orwell

Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human. — Janet Fitch

Ask, ‘How are we different from the great apes?’ We have culture, we have civilisation, and we have language to be celebrated as part of being human. — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Being human is being a lot of things at the same time. — Matthias Schoenaerts

Being Human clothing was first launched in France, Belgium and Spain, where the brand’s philosophy of look good, do good is connecting with people and not just Salman Khan. — Salman Khan

Everyone is different. We all suffer from the disease of being human. There are a thousand cures but no antidotes. — James Altucher

I don’t always feel fierce and fearless, but I do feel like I’m a rock star at being human. — Tracee Ellis Ross

There’s a lot of kids who look up to me, and that’s humbling. Because being human, I don’t want to fail them. But being human, I will. That’s why it’s so important to have your faith put in something that won’t fail you. And that means the Son of God’s kingdom. — Si Robertson

People like seeing people being human and real, and I think that’s been lacking on TV. — Diane Guerrero

I think a large part of being human centers on the state of being alone, and we try to mitigate that in so many ways. — Ayobami Adebayo

All the seven deadly sins are man’s true nature. To be greedy. To be hateful. To have lust. Of course, you have to control them, but if you’re made to feel guilty for being human, then you’re going to be trapped in a never-ending sin-and-repent cycle that you can’t escape from. — Marilyn Manson

You spend your whole lifetime in your occupation, actually making life clever, easy and convenient for white people. But when you have to get transportation home, you are denied an equal accommodation. Our existence was for the white man’s comfort and well-being; we had to accept being deprived of just being human. — Rosa Parks

We know there are certain chemicals that are designed to give us a rush of pleasure. But, one of the most amazing things about being human is our capacity to override that pleasure. To either say, ‘I don’t need that pleasure right now. I’m going to ignore the craving.’ Or to find something else that we find a deeper sense of reward from. — Charles Duhigg

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from. — Al Franken

The main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human. — Aaron Carter

Opera is full of trappings that make us go away from being human. You can’t let them do that. You can’t walk like you’re in an opera! You have to make it real. You have to just be there. — Charles Nelson Reilly

Finding your soul begins by discovering our ability to listen! Alternatively, by sharing a smile, a laugh and just by being human to everyone – from friends, colleagues, family, and especially strangers, including those who are not from the same station in life as you. — Om Malik

Being human always points, and is directed, to something or someone, other than oneself – be it a meaning to fulfill or another human being to encounter. — Viktor E. Frankl

I think, for women in particular, it’s kind of like you’re expected to get married, have a child, and then you get to be a person. But you don’t need someone else – be it a spouse or child – to complete or validate your existence. Being human is enough and should be enough, and I hope that we all come to a point where we can accept that. — Ayobami Adebayo

The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs. — Charles Baudelaire

If you examine any aspect of the human condition long enough, you really do have to start laughing at it. Because the business of being human is kind of ridiculous. — Justin Simien

It doesn’t matter who you are: being human is being human. Everyone has days that are challenging. — Miranda Kerr

The mystery of being human and, certainly, of being a Catholic lies in our embracing together the imperfect state known as the human condition. First and foremost, if we could ever be perfect or do things perfectly, we would eliminate mystery, an essential ingredient in the good life and the spiritual life. — Eugene Kennedy

I think my wife and my kids are incredibly good to allow me to stay in public life given that they have to cop a whole lot of collateral attention that, being human, they’d rather not get. — Tony Abbott

I don’t feel there’s a difference between the real world and the fairy-tale world. They contain psychological truths and, I guess, projections of what the culture that tells them thinks about various things: men, women, aging, dying – the most basic aspects of being human. — Helen Oyeyemi

When people suffer, their relationships usually suffer as well. Period. And we all suffer because, as the Buddha says, that’s the nature of being human and wanting stuff we don’t always get. — Mary Karr

We are all here to be a service to those who can’t be a service to themselves. We can give people hope and more reasons for being human. — Dionne Warwick

The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren’t able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human. — Elizabeth Edwards

More than half of people who leave their jobs do so because of their relationship with their boss. Smart companies make certain their managers know how to balance being professional with being human. These are the bosses who celebrate an employee’s success, empathize with those going through hard times, and challenge people, even when it hurts. — Travis Bradberry

I’m getting a lot of stick because my character in ‘Young Dracula’ wanted to be vampire, so now that I am a vampire, everyone’s like, ‘You finally did it!’ But it’s cool and I loved doing ‘Young Dracula.’ That show’s finished and I don’t know why it ended, so it was brilliant to go into ‘Being Human,’ which is like the adult version of it. — Craig Roberts

Obviously the idea of being human is a very human idea. — Dominic Monaghan

I’ve actually been in situations where I’ve turned down a lot of money to continue on, in certain shows, or to do something that would have lasted years when I didn’t even like it. I didn’t want to be in any one spot for years, unless I really believed in it, and I really believe in ‘Being Human.’ — Samuel Witwer

The great advantage of being human is that we can employ rational thought and resolve to change our circumstances. — Mariella Frostrup

Play the role as a human being… human beings are three-dimensional. — Michael Pena

I think part of being human is learning to roll with the punches, to deal with any kind of personal or professional disaster that might crop up. You have to learn to deal with that stuff or not survive. — Amy Gerstler

Every community has crime and violence; it’s a part of being human. This idea that black communities are more violent than others is just false. But black folks fight the hardest for our communities. Before governments do, before other people do, we’re the first ones to show up. We are the first ones to fight for our lives. — Patrisse Cullors

The podcast ‘Note to Self’ is ‘the tech show about being human’. Human notions of privacy have changed. — David Hepworth

I’m using the afterlife as a backdrop against which to explore the joys and complexities of being human – it turns out that it’s a great lens with which to understand what matters to us. — David Eagleman

It’s a big thing in my music to highlight being human – being emotional and powerful, like a goddess. — Banks

Every time we watch a little story play out inside our head, we’re fantasizing, whether we realize it or not, and it seems to me that, though succumbing to fantasies about other people can be dangerous or self-defeating, the act of fantasizing itself is also an essential part of being human, of being capable of both abstraction and empathy. — Kim Brooks

Speech is a very important aspect of being human. A whisper doesn’t cut it. — James Earl Jones

We’re all human, and part of being human is showing respect and support for others’ life choices. — Daniel Lubetzky

The epic implications of being human end in more than this: We start our lives as if they were momentous stories, with a beginning, a middle and an appropriate end, only to find that they are mostly middles. — Anatole Broyard

Having patience is one of the hardest things about being human. We want to do it now, and we don’t want to wait. Sometimes we miss out on our blessing when we rush things and do it on our own time. — Deontay Wilder

All fashion brands are about looking good. Being Human is also about doing good. And you can do good by the simple act of slipping into a t-shirt or a pair of jeans. — Salman Khan

I’m obsessed with being human. — Rachelle Lefevre

But if somebody dies, if something happens to you, there is a normal process of depression, it is part of being human, and some people view it as a learning experience etc. — Bob Geldof