Thoughts On Humanity


Relations between the sexes are so complicated that the only way you can tell if members of the set are going together is if they are married. Then, almost certainly, they are not.

  • –Cleveland Amory

Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can’t mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.

  • –William S. Burroughs

Wherever humanity has made that hardest of all starts and lifted itself out of mere brutality is a sacred spot.

  • –Willa Cather

Men and women are two locked caskets, of which each contains the key to the other.

  • –Isak Dinesen

All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others.

  • –Mahatma Gandhi

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

Man is not on the earth solely for his own happiness. He is there to realize great things for humanity.

  • –Vincent van Gogh

While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced.

  • –John Haldane

Men and women should live next door and visit each other once in a while.

  • –Katharine Hepburn

The traveler’s-eye view of men and women is not satisfying. A man might spend his life in trains and restaurants and know nothing of humanity at the end. To know, one must be an actor as well as a spectator.

  • –Aldous Huxley

Buy ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

  • –I Peter

Every day sees humanity more victorious in the struggle with space and time.

  • –Guglielmo Marconi

There is a destiny that makes us brothers: None goes his way alone: All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.

  • –Edwin Markham

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.

  • –Don Marquis

Each of us brings with him an element, more or less important, of the life of humanity to come.

  • –Giuseppe Mazzini

We are a nation of 20 million bathrooms, with a humanist in every tub.

  • –Mary McCarthy

The only way in which one can make endurable man’s inhumanity to man, and man’s destruction of his own environment, is to exemplify in your own lives man’s humanity to man and man’s reverence for the place in which he lives.

  • –Alan Paton

Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remains standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.

  • –Pope John Paul II

It’s great to be great, but it’s greater to be human.

  • –Will Rogers

Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.

  • –George Bernard Shaw

The desire for the well-being of one’s own nation can be-and must be-made compatible with the welfare of all humanity.

  • –Louis L. Snyder

Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life.

  • –Woodrow Wilson

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