Quotes on Human relations

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As I said, relationship has true significance only when it is a process of self-revelation, when it is revealing oneself in the very action of relationship. But most of us do not want to be revealed in relationship.
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
A human being in relation with another has very limited control over what happens in that relationship. He is a part of a two-person unit, and the control which any part can have over any whole is strictly limited.
E poi mi chiedono perché sono asociale. Ma l’avete vista bene la gente che c’è in giro?
The more you think about and interact with other people, the more you realize that it is untenable to privilege your interests over theirs.
A little hypocrisy and a little compromise oils the wheels of social life.
I know what I have given you, I do not know what you have received.
Living with human beings is hard!
You cannot give to people what they are incapable of receiving.
Near me nothing but distances.
Do not live for others any more than you would expect others to live for you.
People run in packs because they don't feel safe alone. I run alone because I don't feel safe in packs.
We are all members of the same flawed species. Putting our moral vision into practice means imposing our will on others. The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.
There is a time for politeness and there is a time when you are obliged to be rude.
I will help you to approach if you approach, and to keep away if you keep away.
The fear of separation is all that unites.
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