human condition


Random quote of the day:

“How fragile we are, between the few good moments.”

—Jane Hirshfield, “Vinegar and Oil,” Come, Thief

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Random quote of the day:

“What we really have to share is not any spiritual treasure we imagine we have stored up, but our poverty, our common human situation, our inability to know.”

—Tracy Cochran, “The Night I Died,” Parabola, Summer 2013

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Random quote of the day:

“The power that produced Man when the monkey was not up to the mark, can produce a higher creature than Man if Man does not come up to the mark. What it means is that if Man is to be saved, Man must save himself.”

—George Bernard Shaw, Introduction, Back to Methuselah

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Random quote of the day:

“Human beings live in their myths. They only endure their realities.”

—Robert Anton Wilson

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Random quote of the day:

“I am human: I consider nothing that is human alien to me.”

—Terence, Heauton Timorumenos

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Random quote of the day:

“You won’t skid if you’re in a rut.”

—Kin Hubbard, These Days by Abe Martin

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Random quote of the day:

“Man is inconsolable, thanks to the eternal ‘Why?’ when there is no Why, that question mark twisted like a fishhook in the human heart.”

—Peter De Vries, The Blood of the Lamb

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Random quote of the day:

“A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.”

—Desmond Tutu, address at his enthronement as Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, Sept. 7, 1986

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Random quote of the day:

“Imagining what it is like to be someone other than yourself is at the core of our humanity. It is the essence of compassion, and it is the beginning of morality.”

—Ian McEwan, “Only Love and Then Oblivion,” The Guardian, Sept. 15, 2001 

This is a beautifully written short piece. You can read the full essay here.

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Random quote of the day:

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

—Sherwood Anderson, I Never Sang for My Father

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