Create Yours

Top 500 Yuval Noah Harari Quotes (2022 Update)
Page 4 of 10

Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Truth and power can travel together only so far. Sooner or later they go their separate paths. If you want power, at some point you will have to spread fictions. If you want to know the truth about the world, at some point you will have to renounce power.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “The universe does not give me meaning. I give meaning to the universe. This is my cosmic vocation. I have no fixed destiny or dharma. If I find myself in Simba’s or Arjuna’s shoes, I can choose to fight for the crown of a kingdom, but I don’t have to. I can just as well join a wandering circus, go to Broadway to sing in a musical, or move to Silicon Valley and launch a start-up. I am free to create my own dharma.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “In a world in which everything is interconnected, the supreme moral imperative becomes the imperative to know.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Many pedagogical experts argue that schools should switch to teaching “the four Cs” – critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “However, just as the gap between religion and science is narrower than we commonly think, so the gap between religion and spirituality is much wider. Religion is a deal, whereas spirituality is a journey.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “When agriculture and industry came along people could increasingly rely on the skills of others for survival, and new ‘niches for imbeciles’ were opened up.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “As everyone from ancient times till today knows, clerks and accountants think in a non-human fashion. They think like filing cabinets. This is not their fault. If they don’t think that way their drawers will all get mixed up and they won’t be able to provide the services their government, company or organisation requires.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Corporations, money and nations exist only in our imagination. We invented them to serve us; why do we find ourselves sacrificing our lives in their services?”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “This discrepancy between evolutionary success and individual suffering is perhaps the most important lesson we can draw from the Agricultural Revolution. When we study the narrative of plants such as wheat and maize, maybe the purely evolutionary perspective makes sense. Yet in the case of animals such as cattle, sheep and Sapiens, each with a complex world of sensations and emotions, we have to consider how evolutionary success translates into individual experience.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Biology enables, Culture forbids.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Capitalism won the Cold War because distributed data processing works better than centralized data processing, at least in periods of accelerating changes.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Nobody is ever made happy by winning the lottery, buying a house, getting a promotion or even finding true love. Peopleare made happy by one thing and one thing only – pleasant sensations in their bodies.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Nothing is inherently beautiful, sacred, or sexy; human feelings make it so.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Hence it would be madness to block automation in fields such as transport and healthcare just in order to protect human jobs. After all, what we ultimately ought to protect is humans – not jobs. Redundant drivers and doctors will just have to find something else to do.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Morality doesn’t mean “following divine commands.” It means “reducing suffering.” Therefore in order to act morally, you don’t need to believe in any myth or story.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Identity is defined by conflicts and dilemmas more than by agreement.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Hammurabi and the American Founding Fathers alike imagined a reality governed by universal and immutable principles of justice, such as equality or hierarchy. Yet the only place where such universal principles exist is in the fertile imagination of Sapiens, and in the myths they invent and tell one another. These principles have no objective validity.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “If we accept a mere tenth of what animal-rights activists are claiming, then modern industrial agriculture might well be the greatest crime in history. When.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Homo sapiens is just not built for satisfaction. Human happiness depends less on objective condition and more on our own expectations. Expectations, however, tend to adapt to conditions, including to the condition of other people. When things improve, expectations balloon, and consequently even dramatic improvement in conditions might leave us as dissatisfied as before.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun appearing in the first act of a play will inevitably be fired in the third. Throughout.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “If you really want truth, you need to escape the black hole of power and allow yourself to waste a lot of time wandering here and there on the periphery. Revolutionary knowledge rarely makes it to the center, because the center is built on existing knowledge.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “The algorithms controlling humans work through sensations, emotions and thoughts.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “We now have a global ecology, a global economy, and a global science – but we are still stuck with only national politics.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Unfortunately, the Sapiens regime on Earth has so far produced little that we can be proud of. We have mastered our surroundings, increased food production, built cities, established empires and created far-flung trade networks. But did we decrease the amount of suffering in the world?”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Holy scriptures may have been relevant in the Middle Ages, but how can they guide us in an era of artificial intelligence, bioengineering, global warming, and cyberwarfare? Yet secular people are a minority. Billions of humans still profess greater faith in the Quran and the Bible than in the theory of evolution; religious movements shape the politics of countries as diverse as India, Turkey, and the United States; and religious animosities fuel conflicts from Nigeria to the Philippines.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Moreover, most faiths turned death into the main source of meaning in life. Try to imagine Islam, Christianity or the ancient Egyptian religion in a world without death. These creeds taught people that they must come to terms with death and pin their hopes on the afterlife, rather than seek to overcome death and live forever here on earth.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Domesticated chickens and cattle may well be an evolutionary success story, but they are also among the most miserable creatures that ever lived. The domestication of animals was founded on a series of brutal practices that only became crueller with the passing of the centuries.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Our language evolved as a way of gossiping.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Written language may have been conceived as a modest way of describing reality, bit it gradually became a powerful way to reshape reality.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Suffering emerges because people fail to appreciate this. They believe that there is some eternal essence somewhere, and if they can only find it and connect to it, they will be completely satisfied. This eternal essence is sometimes called God, sometimes the nation, sometimes the soul, sometimes the authentic self, and sometimes true love – and the more people are attached to it, the more disappointed and miserable they become due to the failure to find it.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “For more than 2 million years, human neural networks kept growing and growing, but apart from some flint knives and pointed sticks, humans had precious little to show for it. What then drove forward the evolution of the massive human brain during those 2 million years? Frankly, we don’t know.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Homo sapiens does its best to forget the fact, but it is an animal. And it is doubly important to remember our origins at a time when we seek to turn ourselves into gods.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Two particularly important nonhuman abilities that AI possesses are connectivity and updatability.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “By waving a colorful flag and singing an anthem you transform the nation from an abstract story into a tangible reality.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Yet the real potential of future technologies is to change Homo sapiens itself, including our emotions and desires, and not merely our vehicles and weapons. What is a spaceship compared to an eternally young cyborg who does not breed and has no sexuality, who can share thoughts directly with other beings, whose abilities to focus and remember are a thousand times greater than our own, and who is never angry or sad, but has emotions and desires that we cannot begin to imagine?”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Homo sapiens look like an ecological serial killer.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Sapiens rule the world because we alone can cooperate flexibly in large numbers, then.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Ever since the French Revolution, people throughout the world have gradually come to see both equality and individual freedom as fundamental values. Yet the two values contradict each other. Equality can be ensured only by curtailing the freedoms of those who are better off.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “A common enemy is the best catalyst for forging a common identity, and humankind now has at least three such enemies – nuclear war, climate change, and technological disruption.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “The shifting of authority from humans to algorithms is happening all around us, not as a result of some momentous governmental decision, but due to a flood of mundane personal choices.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “In order to enter the art market and displace many human composers and performers, algorithms won’t have to begin by straightaway surpassing Tchaikovsky. It will be enough if they outperform Britney Spears.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Feelings are thus not the opposite of rationality – they embody evolutionary rationality.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Consumerism tells us that in order to be happy we must consume as many products and services as possible.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Since humans are individuals, it is difficult to connect them to one another and to make sure that they are all up to date. In contrast, computers aren’t individuals, and it is easy to integrate them into a single flexible network.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “The global empire being forged before our eyes is not governed by any particular state or ethnic group. Much like the Late Roman Empire, it is ruled by a multi-ethnic elite, and is held together by a common culture and common interests.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Many neo-liberal economists and political scientists argue that it is best to leave all the important decisions in the hands of the free market. They thereby give politicians the perfect excuse for inaction and ignorance, which are reinterpreted as profound wisdom. Politicians find it convenient to believe that the reason they don’t understand the world is that they need not understand it.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “A new branch of mathematics was developed over the last 200 years to deal with the more complex aspects of reality: statistics.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Science needs more than just research to make progress. It depends on the mutual reinforcement of science, politics and economics.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Such vicious circles can go on for centuries and even millennia, perpetuating an imagined hierarchy that sprang from a chance historical occurrence. Unjust discrimination often gets worse, not better, with time. Money comes to money, and poverty to poverty. Education comes to education, and ignorance to ignorance. Those once victimised by history are likely to be victimised yet again. And those whom history has privileged are more likely to be privileged again.”
Yuval Noah Harari Quote: “Trust is the raw material from which all types of money are minted.”
PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 NEXT
Motivational Quotes
Inspirational Entrepreneurship Quotes
Positive Quotes
Startup Quotes
Albert Einstein Quotes
Steve Jobs Quotes
Success Quotes
Inspirational Quotes
Courage Quotes
Life Quotes
Swami Vivekananda Quotes
Focus Quotes

Beautiful Wallpapers and Images

We hope you enjoyed our collection of 500 free pictures with Yuval Noah Harari Quotes.

All of the images on this page were created with QuoteFancy Studio.

Use QuoteFancy Studio to create high-quality images for your desktop backgrounds, blog posts, presentations, social media, videos, posters and more.

Learn more