History Quotes / HumansAreSpecial

21st May '16 8:30:08 AM Aquila89
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-->'''Creator/RobertAHeinlein, ''This I Believe''

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-->'''Creator/RobertAHeinlein, -->'''Creator/RobertAHeinlein''', ''This I Believe''
21st May '16 8:29:48 AM Aquila89
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->And finally, I believe in my whole race. Yellow, white, black, red, brown. In the honesty, courage, intelligence, durability, and goodness of the overwhelming majority of my brothers and sisters everywhere on this planet. I am proud to be a human being. I believe that we have come this far by the skin of our teeth. That we always make it just by the skin of our teeth, but that we will always make it. Survive. Endure. I believe that this hairless embryo with the aching, oversize brain case and the opposable thumb, this animal barely up from the apes will endure. Will endure longer than his home planet -- will spread out to the stars and beyond, carrying with him his honesty and his insatiable curiosity, his unlimited courage and his noble essential decency. This I believe.
-->'''Creator/RobertAHeinlein, ''This I Believe''
29th Dec '15 4:55:43 AM HeSupplanted
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24th Jun '15 9:55:47 AM Morgenthaler
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-->-- '''{{Sophocles}}''', ''Theatre/{{Antigone}}''

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-->-- '''{{Sophocles}}''', '''Creator/{{Sophocles}}''', ''Theatre/{{Antigone}}''



-->-- '''[=SuperMecha=] leader''', ''AIArtificialIntelligence''

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-->-- '''[=SuperMecha=] leader''', ''AIArtificialIntelligence''
''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence''



-->-- '''Gabriel''', '''Supernatural''': Hammer of the Gods

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-->-- '''Gabriel''', '''Supernatural''': '''Series/{{Supernatural}}''': Hammer of the Gods
21st Jun '15 1:24:11 PM blackwings369
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->''"Because of our weakness, we trained our eyes, ears and the ability to think. Learning how to survive, that's our trait as humans! The human species can't use magic and can't even perceive it—but because we are weak, we have the wisdom to run away from magic and the intelligence to see through it! We don't have any extraordinary senses. But because we are weak, by learning and gaining experience, we gained the wisdom to achieve the unachievable—to predict the future...Rejoice! We are humans; we are the most talented people! Precisely because we were born without any ability, we can achieve anything. This is the will of the weakest race!"''

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->''"Because ->Because of our weakness, we trained our eyes, ears and the ability to think. Learning how to survive, that's our trait as humans! The human species can't use magic and can't even perceive it—but because we are weak, we have the wisdom to run away from magic and the intelligence to see through it! We don't have any extraordinary senses. But because we are weak, by learning and gaining experience, we gained the wisdom to achieve the unachievable—to predict the future...Rejoice! We are humans; we are the most talented people! Precisely because we were born without any ability, we can achieve anything. This is the will of the weakest race!"''race!
17th Jun '15 11:28:19 AM otemple700
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->''"What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason; how infinite in faculty, in form and moving; how express and admirable in action; how like an angel in apprehension; how like a god! The beauty of the world, the paragon of animals...."''
-->-- '''Creator/WilliamShakespeare''', ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' [[note]]Actually intended ironically but all the same...[[/note]]
9th Mar '15 9:37:14 PM johnnyfog
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The very birthplace of my birth!\\
The thought of Earth fills me with mirth!\\

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The very birthplace of my birth!\\
birth\\
The thought of Earth fills me with mirth!\\mirth\\
9th Mar '15 9:36:44 PM johnnyfog
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->''To Earth\\
The very birthplace of my birth\\
The thought of Earth fills me with mirth\\

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->''To Earth\\
Earth!\\
The very birthplace of my birth\\
birth!\\
The thought of Earth fills me with mirth\\mirth!\\
9th Mar '15 9:36:29 PM johnnyfog
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->To aspire to be superhuman is a most discreditable admission that you lack the guts, the wit, the moderating judgment to be successfully and consummately human.
-->--'''Aldous Huxley''', "Spinoza’s Worm"

->Is a man what he seems to the astronomer, [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet a tiny lump of impure carbon and water crawling impotently on a small and unimportant planet?]] Or is he what he appears to {{Theatre/Hamlet}}? Is he perhaps both as once?
-->--'''Creator/BertrandRussell'''

->The authentic human being is one of us who instinctively knows what he should not do, and, in addition, he will balk at doing it. He will refuse to do it, even if this brings down dread consequences to him and to those whom he loves. This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance. Their deeds may be small, and almost always unnoticed, unmarked by history. Their names are not remembered, nor did these authentic humans expect their names to be remembered. I see their authenticity in an odd way: not in their willingness to perform great heroic deeds but in their quiet refusals. In essence, they cannot be compelled to be what they are not.
-->--'''Creator/PhilipKDick''', ''How to Build a Universe''

->A machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
-->-- '''Elbert Hubbard'''

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->To aspire to be superhuman is a most discreditable admission that you lack the guts, the wit, the moderating judgment to be successfully and consummately human.
-->--'''Aldous Huxley''', "Spinoza’s Worm"

->Is a man what he seems to the astronomer, [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet a tiny lump of impure carbon and water crawling impotently on a small and unimportant planet?]] Or is he what he appears to {{Theatre/Hamlet}}? Is he perhaps both as once?
-->--'''Creator/BertrandRussell'''

->The authentic human being is one of us who instinctively knows what he should not do, and, in addition, he will balk at doing it. He will refuse to do it, even if this brings down dread consequences to him and to those whom he loves. This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance. Their deeds may be small, and almost always unnoticed, unmarked by history. Their names are not remembered, nor did these authentic
->You humans expect their names to be remembered. I see their authenticity in an odd way: not in their willingness to perform great heroic deeds but in their quiet refusals. In essence, they cannot be compelled to be what they are not.
-->--'''Creator/PhilipKDick''', ''How to Build a Universe''

->A machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
-->-- '''Elbert Hubbard'''
so unpredictable! I've gotta tell you something: you guys did great.
-->--'''Raiden''', ''Film/MortalKombat''


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->To aspire to be superhuman is a most discreditable admission that you lack the guts, the wit, the moderating judgment to be successfully and consummately human.
-->--'''Aldous Huxley''', "Spinoza’s Worm"

->Is a man what he seems to the astronomer, [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet a tiny lump of impure carbon and water crawling impotently on a small and unimportant planet?]] Or is he what he appears to {{Theatre/Hamlet}}? Is he perhaps both as once?
-->--'''Creator/BertrandRussell'''

->The authentic human being is one of us who instinctively knows what he should not do, and, in addition, he will balk at doing it. He will refuse to do it, even if this brings down dread consequences to him and to those whom he loves. This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance. Their deeds may be small, and almost always unnoticed, unmarked by history. Their names are not remembered, nor did these authentic humans expect their names to be remembered. I see their authenticity in an odd way: not in their willingness to perform great heroic deeds but in their quiet refusals. In essence, they cannot be compelled to be what they are not.
-->--'''Creator/PhilipKDick''', ''How to Build a Universe''

->A machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
-->-- '''Elbert Hubbard'''
30th Jan '15 3:16:38 PM johnnyfog
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The though of Earth fills me with mirth\\

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The though thought of Earth fills me with mirth\\
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