Humanity Quotes

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You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Mahatma Gandhi
It is appallingly obvious that our technology exceeds our humanity.
Albert Einstein
Beneath the surface of states and nations, ideas and language, lies the fate of individual human beings in need. Answering their needs will be the mission of the United Nations in the century to come.
Kofi Atta Annan
By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible. Those who have cautiously done no more than they believed possible have never taken a single step forward.
Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin
As a rule it is circumstances that make men.
Napolon Bonaparte
What in Gods name is it worth to be human, if we have to be saved from ourselves by a machine?
John Kilian Houston Brunner
The strides of humanity are slow, they can only be counted in centuries.
Karl Georg Bchner
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.
Richard Buckminster Fuller
Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another
Jean Paul Richter
The tragedy, the true catastrophe, is that humanity continues
Louis Wolfson
Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment
Owen Felltham
Humanity is on the march, earth itself is left behind.
David Ehrenfeld
In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.
Thurgood Marshall
Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course.
Kahlil Gibran
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race. We all share the same basic values.
Kofi Atta Annan
One should not be afraid of humans.Well, I am not afraid of humans, but of what is inhuman in them.
Ivo Andric
Man is by nature a political animal.
Aristotle
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire
Aristotle
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Aristophanes
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Pandurang Shastri Vaijnath Athavale
No theory, no ready-made system, no book that has ever been written will save the world. I cleave to no system. I am a true seeker.
Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin
Man is not the most majestic of the creatures; long before the mammals even, the dinosaurs were far more splendid. But he has what no other animal possesses: a jigsaw of faculties, which alone, over three thousand million years of life, made him creative. Every animal leaves traces of what he was. Man alone leaves traces of what he created.
Jacob Bronowski
Humanity will one day be defined, not by the gifts we possess but the virtues we lack.
Unknown
Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
Tom Robbins
There is no doubt that I have discovered the ultimate in stagnant human societies. The Bikura have realized the human dream of immortality and have paid for it with their humanity and their immortal souls.
Dan Simmons
It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way.
Oscar Wilde
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition
Isaac Asimov
All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
Tennessee Williams
Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
George Bernard Shaw
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Richard Buckminster Fuller
Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.
Pope John Paul II
All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.
Mahatma Gandhi
Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited.
Margaret Mead
If everyone howled at every injustice, every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness, then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity.
Nelson DeMille
Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit.
Marie Curie
Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life.
Connie Mack
Humanity is never more sphinxlike than when it is expressing itself
Rebecca West
We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding the world – introspection. We discover that humanity may resemble us very considerably – that the best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbors is to know ourselves.
Walter Lippmann
Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
Dalai Lama
Weak mortals, chained to the earth, creatures of clay as frail as the foliage of the woods, you unfortunate race, whose life is but darkness, as unreal as a shadow, the illusion of a dream.
Aristophanes
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Albert Einstein
If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold you head high, look it squarely in eye and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.’
Ann Landers
From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive.
Pope John Paul II
After all, there is but one race: humanity
George Moore
For humanity has moved forward to an era when wrong and slavery are being displaced, and reason and justice are being recognized as the rule of life.
Mary Ashton Livermore
Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society
John Ralston Saul
The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man
Charles Sumner
A sweet new blossom of humanity, fresh fallen from God’s own home, to flower on earth
Gerald Massey

I believe in humanity. We are an incredible species. We’re still just a child creature, we’re still being nasty to each other. And all children go through those phases. We’re growing up, we’re moving into adolescence now. When we grow up – man, we’re going to be something!
Gene Roddenberry

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