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the shared psychological attributes of humankind that are assumed to be shared by all human beings

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In like manner, we shall represent human nature at first to the keen appetite of our reader, in that more plain and simple manner in which it is found in the country, and shall hereafter hash and ragoo it with all the high French and Italian seasoning of affectation and vice which courts and cities afford.
But the Norwegian deals with simple and primitive circumstances for the most part, and always with a small world; and the Russian has to do with human nature inside of its conventional shells, and his scene is often as large as Europe.
These STRULDBRUGS and I would mutually communicate our observations and memorials, through the course of time; remark the several gradations by which corruption steals into the world, and oppose it in every step, by giving perpetual warning and instruction to mankind; which, added to the strong influence of our own example, would probably prevent that continual degeneracy of human nature so justly complained of in all ages.
At last, the same gentleman who had been my interpreter, said, "he was desired by the rest to set me right in a few mistakes, which I had fallen into through the common imbecility of human nature, and upon that allowance was less answerable for them.
There was much to be done: his portmanteau to be packed, a credit to be got from the bank where he was a wealthy customer, and certain offices to be transacted for that other bank in which he was an humble clerk; and it chanced, in conformity with human nature, that out of all this business it was the last that came to be neglected.
Here and there, human nature may be great in times of trial; but generally speaking, it is its weakness and not its strength that appears in a sick chamber: it is selfishness and impatience rather than generosity and fortitude, that one hears of.
Then, it is true, the propensity of human nature to tell the very worst of itself, when embodied in the person of another, would constrain them to whisper the black scandal of bygone years.
But it is really too hard upon human nature that it should be held a criminal offence to imagine the death even of the king when he is turned eighty-three.
But in so complex a thing as human nature, we must consider, it is hard to find rules without exceptions.
The poet who wrote many poems on human nature emerged as an Islamic scholar during his stay in Lahore.
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Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature," a compendium and synthesis of timeless wit and wisdom, brings college students face-to-face with their innermost nature:
Farabi believes too that all human being haven't got the tendency of devouring initial Comprehensions because they are different in some aspects and common in others but he believes these natural characteristics as innate instead of received (Farabi, 1965) that is human nature is essential not something forced upon them or in contradiction with their needs.
attempts not only to answer the named question from a Kantian perspective, but also to engage Kant's position in active dialogue both with contemporary debates about human nature as well as with significant nineteenth-century influences that brought us to where we are today.
He exposes the fallacies of the old paradigms, beginning with Darwin's fallacy that behavioral traits are inherited just like physical traits, and argues instead that human behavior and human nature have developed primarily through learning.
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