Human-nature sentence example
It's human nature to strive for your dream but a little bit of giving could make you feel serene.
I have studied human nature for the entirety of my existence.
Humiliating to human nature in general as are the annals of the 18th-century campaigns in Europe, there is no point of view from which they appear in a light so tragi-comic as from that afforded by Italian history.
Any one introspectively apprehending the facts must grant, he thought, that benevolence was an integral part of human nature and that conscience was rightfully supreme.
Paul's want of political wisdom, and his ignorance of human nature aroused antagonisms fatal.Advertisement
Literature and affairs, science and statecraft, poetry and medicine, these various expressions of human nature and activity were so harmoniously balanced that they might be found in the possession of one and the same individual.
In several passages of his writings he expressly dates his philosophical awakening from the appearance of the Treatise of Human Nature.
Treating of God in his various aspects "as a being of the understanding," "as a moral being or law," "as love" and so on, Feuerbach shows that in every aspect God corresponds to some feature or need of human nature.
In the principal figures of ecclesiastical history he tried to depict the representative tendencies of each age, and also the types of the essential tendencies of human nature generally.
Casuistry came to the aid of average human nature - that is to say, pupils began to confront the master with hard cases taken from daily life.Advertisement
The impressiveness and the stimulating power of the mystic ceremonies, the consciousness of being the privileged possessor of the secret wisdom of the ancients, the sense of purification from sin, and the expectation of a better life where there was to be compensation for the sufferings of this world - were all strong appeals to human nature.
One question on which great contention arose was as to the propriety of applying to the Divine nature attributes which belonged to the human nature - e.g.
He was Puritan to the core, with a tenacious memory, a strength of will bordering upon obstinacy, and a want of sympathy with human nature.
They were accused of teaching that the divine nature was not incarnated in but only attendant on Jesus, being superadded to his human nature after the latter was completely formed.
It would seem, however, that Eutyches differed from the Alexandrine school chiefly from inability to express his meaning with proper safeguards, for equally with them he denied that Christ's human nature was either transmuted or absorbed into his divine nature.Advertisement
Thus we acquire a bodyof empirical generalizations as to social phenomena, and then we connect the generalizations with the positive theory of human nature.
As his share in the controversy, Martineau published five discourses, in which he discussed " the Bible as the great autobiography of human nature from its infancy to its perfection," " the Deity of Christ," " Vicarious Redemption," " Evil," and " Christianity without Priest and without Ritual."' He remained to the end a keen and vigilant apologist of the school in which he had been nursed.
With all the Puritan eagerness to push a clear, uncompromising, Scripture-based distinction of right and wrong into the affairs of every-day life, he has a thoroughly English horror of casuistry, and his clumsy canons consequently make wild work with the infinite intricacies of human nature.
His knowledge of human nature is keen and ample, and his sermons are a remarkable reflection of the manners and customs of his age.
Here, as elsewhere, he revealed his insensibility to the ethical element in human nature.Advertisement
But the perusal of the piece obliges us to ask ourselves whether the author's radical conception of human nature was not false.
The exposition of the conditions under which revealed religion is possible turns upon the absolute requirements of the moral law in human nature.
Seldom has any man united so many and such various gifts in his own person and carried them so easily - a playful wit, a vivid imagination, oratorical and literary eloquence and, above all, a profound knowledge of human nature both male and female, of every class and rank, from the king to the meanest citizen.
In the East, Augustine's, predestinationism had little influence, but East and West were one in their belief that human nature had been corrupted by the fall, and that salvation therefore is possible only to one who has received divine grace through the sacraments.
It may be doubted whether the thoroughgoing philosophical scepticism of antiquity has any exact parallel in modern times, with the single exception possibly of Hume's Treatise on Human Nature.Advertisement
That Smith does, however, largely employ the deductive method is certain; and that method is legitimate when the premises from which the deduction sets out are known universal facts of human nature and properties of external objects.
In his Institutes of Theology, no material modification is attempted on the doctrines of Calvinism,which he received with all simplicity of faith as revealed in the Divine word, and defended as in harmony with the most profound philosophy of human nature and of the Divine providence.
Probably the religious opinions of Irving, originally in some respects more catholic and truer to human nature than generally prevailed in ecclesiastical circles, had gained breadth and comprehensiveness from his intercourse with Coleridge, but gradually his chief interest in Coleridge's philosophy centred round that which was mystical and obscure, and to it in all likelihood may be traced his initiation into the doctrine of millenarianism.
But he has a different theory of human nature and soul, and so does not accept the Kantian conclusion that things in themselves, in the sense of things beyond phenomena, are all unknowable.
In this conclusion he is in close agreement with Kant; reason is the arbiter, and right is (1) not a matter of the emotions and (2) not relative to imperfect human nature.
His health seems to have been perfectly restored, and during the three years of his stay in France his speculations were worked into systematic form in the Treatise of Human Nature.
His disappointment at its reception was great; and though he never entirely relinquished his metaphysical speculations, though all that is of value in his later writings depends on the acute analysis of human nature to which he was from the first attracted, one cannot but regret that his high powers were henceforth withdrawn for the most part from the consideration, of the foundations of belief, and expended on its practical applications.
Upon this view of human nature and the human lot Charron founds his moral system.
Now it can be proved that at this time he had written not only his Human Nature but also his De corpore politico, the two treatises (though published separately ten years later) having been composed as parts of one work; 3 and there cannot be the least question that together they make " the little treatise " just mentioned.
We are therefore to understand, first, that he wrote the earliest draft of his political theory some years before the outbreak of the Civil War, and, secondly, that this earliest draft was not written till, in accordance with his philosophical conception, he had established the grounds of polity in human nature.
This dedication was prefixed to the first thirteen chapters of the work when printed by themselves, under the title Human Nature in 1650.
Though connected in his own mind with his view of human nature and of nature generally, the political theory, as he always declared, could stand by itself.
The De cive, presently to be published, was written in Latin for the learned, and gave the political theory without its foundation in human nature.
Though Hobbes came back, after his eleven years' absence, without having as yet publicly proved his title to rank with the natural philosophers of the age, he was sufficiently conscious of what he had been able to achieve in Leviathan; and it was 1 The Human Nature corresponds with cc. i.-xiii.
It consisted for the most part of an elaborate theory of vision which, though very creditable to Hobbes's scientific insight, was out of place, or at least out of proportion, in a philosophical consideration of human nature generally.
In 1812 the Human Nature and the Liberty and Necessity (with supplementary extracts from the Questions of 1656) were reprinted in a small edition of 250 copies, with a meritorious memoir (based on Campbell) and dedication to Horne Tooke, by Philip Mallet.
A deep melancholy took possession of him, and gave a dark tinge to all his views of human nature and of human destiny.
The most valuable notes are those in which he had an opportunity of showing how attentively he had during many years observed human life and human nature.
Johnson's wide grasp of the discourse and knowledge of human nature enable him in a hundred entangled passages to go straight to the dramatist's meaning.
The remarks on life and on human nature are eminently shrewd and profound.
Still more powerful, because touching other elements of human nature and affecting a more important class, was the influence of the Renaissance, which, towards the end of the 15th century, passed from Italy to the universities of Germany.
It is not a human individual that the Logos assumes, nor is it humanity, or human nature in general.
There is an interchange of the divine and human attributes, a communication of the former which deifies the receptive and passive human nature.
The separate tribal units of Arabia, more or less impotent when divided and at war with one another, received for the first time an indissoluble bond of union from the prophet Mahomet, whose perfect knowledge of human nature (at least of Arab human nature) enabled him to formulate a religious system that was calculated.
Though he remained, to the end, firm in his belief that there had been an active monarchist party, 2 this obsession did not carry him out of touch with the realities of human nature and of his time.
Outside the Church there are only the " broken lights " of man's philosophy and the vain efforts of weak human nature after virtue.
But, on the other hand, the essentially human nature of these two gods 1 As in the case of Siva's traditional white complexion, it may not be without significance, from a racial point of view, that Vishnu, Rama and Krishna have various darker shades of colour attributed to them, viz.
When we turn from the man to the author, the decadence of the age and race that could develop a political philosophy so arid in its cynical despair of any good in human nature forces itself vividly upon our notice.
The Revival of Learning must be regarded as a function of that vital energy, an organ of that mental evolution, which brought into existence the modern world, with its new conceptions of philosophy and religion, its reawakened arts and sciences, its firmer grasp on the realities of human nature and the world, its manifold inventions and discoveries, its altered political systems, its expansive and progressive forces.
That rediscovery of the classic past restored the confidence in their own faculties to men striving after spiritual freedom; revealed the continuity of history and the identity of human nature in spite of diverse creeds and different customs; held up for emulation masterworks of literature, philosophy and art; provoked inquiry; encouraged criticism; shattered the narrow mental barriers imposed by medieval orthodoxy.
There was a general feeling that the advocates of the moral sense claimed too much for human nature and that they assumed a degree of unselfishness and a natural inclination towards virtue which by no means corresponded with the hard facts.
Abstractly considered, Bentham's interpretation of human nature was not more exalted than Paley's.
Hence the terms Utopia and Utopian are also used to denote any visionary scheme of reform or social theory, especially those which fail to recognize defects inherent in human nature.
His romances have some likeness to those of Richard son; they are moral, long-winded, and slow in evolution, but written in an exquisite style, and with much knowledge of human nature.
It was here that he preached his famous Fifteen Sermons (1726), including the well-known discourses on human nature.
He resembles the first in his method of investigating the end which human nature is intended to realize; he reminds of the other by the consistency with which he upholds the absolute supremacy of moral law.
The threefold division into passions and affections, self-love and benevolence, and conscience, is Butler's celebrated analysis of human nature as found in his first sermon.
But the idea of human nature is not completely expressed by saying that it consists of reason and the several passions.
Every one, he seems to think, knows what virtue is, and a philosophy of ethics is complete if it can be shown that such a course of action harmonizes with human nature.
His whole view of the moral government led him to look upon human nature and virtue as connected by a sort of pre-established harmony.
Over against this the orthodox or Catholic positionmaintained that Christ assumed human nature in its entirety including the vows, for only so could He be example and redeemer.
The first novel describing human nature in everyday life is the Ciocoii vechi not (1863) of Nicolae Filimon (1819-1865).
Upon such a system as this human nature was certain to revenge Wesley itself.
Burke's conservatism was, as such a passage as this may illustrate, the result partly of strong imaginative associations clustering round the more imposing symbols of social continuity, partly of a sort of corresponding conviction in his reason that there are certain permanent elements of human nature out of which the European order had risen and which that order satisfied, and of whose immense merits, as of its mighty strength, the revolutionary party in France were most fatally ignorant.
These Adoptianists do not hold that Christ the person is adopted (He is God by birth), but his human nature may be.
According to Luther, however, it is not merely in words that the attributes of the Godhead qualify Christ's human nature.
The metaphysical works of Descartes had appeared a few years before he went to Oxford, and the Human Nature and Leviathan of Hobbes during his undergraduate years.
Hobbes's psychology is in the first place materialistic; he holds, that is, that in any of the psychophysical phenomena of human nature the reality is a material process of which the mental feeling is a mere " appearance."
This dualism of governing principles, conscience and self-love, in Butler's system, and perhaps, too, his revival of the Platonic conception of human nature as an ordered and governed community of impulses, is perhaps most nearly antici pated in Wollaston's Religion of Nature Delineated (1722).
An important step further in political utilitarianism was taken by Hume in his Treatise on Human Nature (1739).
There can be no doubt, in spite of the apology for his action published by Guizot in his memoirs, that Louis Philippe made a deliberate attempt to overreach the British government; and, if the attempt issued in disaster to himself, this was due, not to the failure of his statecraft so much as to his neglect of the obvious factor of human nature.
But average human nature does not take kindly to a syllogism, and theology had ceased to have any appreciable influence on popular religion.
The introduction of the crucifix was later; originally the favourite combination was that of the figure of a lamb lying at the foot of the cross; the council of Constantinople, called "in Trullo," in 692 enjoined that this symbol should be discontinued, and that where Christ was shown in connexion with his cross he should be represented in his human nature.
I know human nature and can read body language, so I can tell certain things, more than humans, because of the heightened senses of a vampire.
Is it possible to have an exclusively biological theory of human nature?
It was described in the Gentleman's Magazine " The very many disgusting if not depraved exhibitions of human nature in the paintings.
This is an eminently disposable relic of his attempt in A Treatise of Human Nature to develop a sort of psychological mechanics.
Some are completely dominated by meaningless commercial drivel designed to exploit the darker side of human nature.
Hence psycho-dynamic psychology does not support the idea of a basic human nature.
The denial of a fixed human nature also corrodes an ethics based on human pleasure or happiness, like hedonism and utilitarianism.
Trust is not only of fundamental importance, it is deep in human nature we each trust hundreds of people every day.
I think that some of our human nature is mutable, but changing it is a very long-term project.
But, at the same time, the Lord Jesus was also mutable in relation to his human nature.
How great is the frailty of human nature which is ever prone to evil!
Brown's staging occasionally slid toward camp, but elsewhere was sharply observant of the vagaries of human nature.
The nineteenth century change was part of an increasingly secular approach to human nature.
There is no single " human nature " because the topic is so vast, and so dynamic.
Having once derived this conception from Roman history, he was easily and indeed necessarily carried on to the next - that the positive law of all nations, throughout history, is a continual advance, keeping pace with the progress of civilization, towards the philosophic and natural law founded on 'the principles of human nature and human reason.
It must not be held to imply that one nation imitates the course pursued by another, nor that the points of resemblance between them are transmitted by tradition from one to the other, but merely that all are subject to one law, inasmuch as this is based on the human nature common to all alike.
Though Comte did not actually contribute to a theory of cosmic organic evolution, he helped to lay the foundations of a scientific conception of human history as a natural process of development 'determined by general laws of human nature together with the accumulating influences of the past.
Comte does not recognize that this process is aided by any increase of innate capacity; on the contrary, progress is to him the unfolding of fundamental faculties of human nature which always pre-existed in a latent condition; yet he may perhaps be said to have prepared the way for the new conception of human progress by his inclusion of mental laws under biology.
He expressed in an eager, disjointed, but condensed and laboured fashion, certain deep-lying convictions - that philosophy must come back from unsubstantial metaphysics to the solid facts of human nature and natural science, that the human body was no less important than the human spirit ("Der Mensch ist was er isst") and that Christianity was utterly out of harmony with the age.
Wise and generally melancholy reflections on human nature and political society are not infrequent in his writings, and they arise naturally and incidentally out of the subject he is discussing.
The origin of the division of labour he finds in the propensity of human nature "to truck, barter or exchange one thing for another."
Buckle has the idea that the two principal works of Smith, the Theory of Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations, are mutually complementary parts of one great scheme, in which human nature is intended to be dealt with as a whole - the former exhibiting the operation of the benevolent feelings, the latter of what, by a singular nomenclature, inadmissible since Butler wrote, he calls "the passion of selfishness."
Religious feeling in the West recoiled from the crucifix as late as the 6th century, and it was equally abhorrent to the Monophysites of the East who regarded the human nature of Christ as swallowed up in the divine.
And because human nature changes either not at all or very slowly, people make the same choices over and over again.
We are so degraded that we cannot speak simply of the necessary functions of human nature.
On the twelfth of June, 1812, the forces of Western Europe crossed the Russian frontier and war began, that is, an event took place opposed to human reason and to human nature.
It 's human nature to strive for your dream but a little bit of giving could make you feel serene.
A great man to have around in a crisis, he is also a shrewd observer of human nature.
They are, as a result, sometimes accused of unrealistic optimism about human nature and human capacities.
Can an untrue story tell the truth about human nature or how we should behave?
It's human nature to want to be admired, respected, and know you are attractive to others.
It's human nature to detect odd behaviors and things that seem a little off.
It's human nature to find a style that works and stick with it.
It is human nature to panic, especially if your goal is to reach the 100th level.
Some in Chinese astrology say that the dog represents the very best characteristics of human nature.
It's human nature to want what we want, even when it comes to the gender of our children.
He's idealistic about the world; even when he's suffered hard knocks, his optimism in love and human nature always bounces back stronger.
This type of self preservation is human nature.
The urge to take care of smaller, easier-to-manage obligations before tackling the larger tasks is a natural part of human nature.
It's human nature to want to take care of smaller, easier-to-handle obligations before you tackle the tough tasks.
It's human nature to want to make rash decisions in a crisis situation, but give yourself some time to think about your problem first.
It's only human nature to procrastinate, but when it comes to time management in the workplace, this is not the best approach.
I know human nature.
We may miss the finer insight into human nature and the delicate touch in drawing character which Terence presents to us in his reproductions of Menander, but there is wonderful life and vigour and considerable variety in the Plautine embodiments of these different types.
The innovations, it must be admitted, did not prove so efficient as he expected, because human nature and traditional habits cannot be changed as quickly as institutions.
But it is not so well understood that slavery discharged important offices in the later social evolution - first, by enabling military action to prevail with the degree of intensity and continuity requisite for the system of incorporation by conquest which was its final destination; and, secondly, by forcing the captives, who with their descendants came to form the majority of the population in the conquering community, to an industrial life, in spite of the antipathy to regular and sustained labour which is deeply rooted in human nature.
The school did not produce an extensive literature, but it played an important part in resisting an exaggerated Augustinianism by reasserting the freedom of the will and the continued existence of the divine image in human nature after the fall.
He believed in a personal Son of God who was the Reason and Wisdom of God; and he believed that this Son of God really became incarnate though he speaks of him almost invariably as the Word, and attaches little value to his human nature.