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Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? - Henry Ward Beecher


Two purposes in human nature rule. Self-love to urge, and reason to restrain. - Alexander Pope


It will be very generally found that those who will sneer habitually at human nature, and affect to despise it, are among its worst and least pleasant samples. - Charles Dickens


He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. - Samuel Johnson


See, here's a shadow found; the human nature Is made th' umbrella to the Deity, To catch the sunbeams of thy just Creator; Beneath this covert thou may'st safely lie. - Francis Quarles


There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere. - Jane Austen


The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human nature; so that ambition may stoop to kindness, and philosophy to condor and humour. Neither prosperity nor empire nor heaven can be worth winning at the price of a virulent temper, bloody hands, an anguished spirit, and a vain hatred of the rest of the world. - George Santayana


Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at. - Laurence Sterne