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Abysmal Depths of Humanity

Have you ever experienced people going far beyond what you imaged them to be ready to do in order to reach their goals? I don´t mean pushing themselves beyond their personal limits but pushing others out of their way. Well, I have. It does not make you feel good – that´s for sure. Here are some famous quotes dealing with the reasons for the abysmal depths of humanity: power, stupidity and envy….and how to deal with it.

George Bernard Shaw – Power


“The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.”

Laurell K. Hamilton – Stupidity


“Stupidity isn´t punishable by death. If it was, there would be a hell of a population drop.”

Mark Twain – Lies travel fast


“A lie can travel half way round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

William Hazlitt – Envy is Littleness of Soul


“Envy is a littleness of soul, which cannot see beyond a certain point, and if it does not occupy the whole space feels itself excluded.”

Gary Zukav – Western Attitude


“Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.”

Maya Angelou – Anger is better than Bitterness


“Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.”

Frank Crane – Trust


“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough.”

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