Being Human Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being human quotes, being human sayings, and being human proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

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 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

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

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

Mariella Frostrup

Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.     

Tony Robbins

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

George Orwell

Being human is a lot more difficult than being on tour.     

Trent Reznor

There is no doubt that being human is incredibly difficult and cannot be mastered in one lifetime.     

Terry Pratchett

We can make ourselves whole only by accepting our partiality, by living within our limits, by being humans not by trying to be gods.     

Wendell Berry

Being human, at times, is very painful, and that leads us to reawakening.     

Suzanne Giesemann

That's the beauty and the terror of being human beings: We just have these symbolic languages, these dreams, and that's all it ever is.     

John Edgar Wideman

The essence of being human is that, in the brief moment we exist on this spinning planet, we can love some persons and some things, in spite of the fact that time and death will ultimately claim us all.     

Rollo May

If being human requires freedom, then enslavement to the cares of this world is dehumanizing.     

Tony Campolo

Being vulnerable, in my opinion, is not a weakness. It's being human. It is allowing yourself to not have all the answers.     

T. Mills

Being human, we can only receive infinite truth in finite doses     

Norman Grubb

Being human, we would expel from our lives physical pain and mental anguish and assure ourselves of continual ease and comfort, but if we were to close the doors upon sorrow and distress, we might be excluding our greatest friends and benefactors. Suffering can make saints of people as they learn patience, long-suffering, and self-mastery.     

Spencer W. Kimball

This is the most exciting part of being human. It is using our brains in the highest way. Otherwise we are just healthy animals     

Edwin Land

Being human is difficult. Some people make it more difficult than others. I was one of those people.     

Lana Del Rey

Being human is the most terrible loneliness in the universe.     

A.A. Attanasio

The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don't need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.     

Nick Hornby

Being human is a precious situation, and we shouldn't waste time in useless activities.     

Sakyong Mipham

Part of the blessing and challenge of being human is that we must discover our own true nature.     

Mark Nepo

Oh, humiliation is poisonous. It's one of the deepest pains of being human.     

Pierce Brosnan

We're all human, and part of being human is showing respect and support for others' life choices.     

Daniel Lubetzky

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

Aaron Carter

I'm happy to be human, and being human means we aren't perfect.     

Alesha Dixon

It doesn't matter who you are: being human is being human. Everyone has days that are challenging.     

Miranda Kerr

Obviously the idea of being human is a very human idea.     

Dominic Monaghan