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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1148
AUTHOR: Charles Kingsley (1819–75)
QUOTATION: There is a great deal of human nature in man.
ATTRIBUTION: CHARLES KINGSLEY, At Last, chapter 2 (The Works of Charles Kingsley, vol. 14), p. 49 (1880–1885, reprinted 1969). Kingsley quotes this as said by “the wise Yankee.”

In 1862, Artemus Ward (Charles Farrar Browne) had published Artemus Ward: His Book (reprinted 1964), and in “Thrilling Scenes from Dixie,” p. 202, says, “There’s considerable human nater in a man.”