Quotations on Humanism
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Our society is the product of several great religious and philosophical traditions. The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity, Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are.
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Keywords: Society, Ideas, Christianity, Humanism, Judaism, Religious, Traditions)
Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure that Europe became a continent of humanism, and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must now intervene in the Middle East conflict.
- Daniel Barenboim
(Keywords: Conflict, Europe, Humanism, Ideals, Intellectuals, Now)
One can't understand the Christian Right and similar movements unless one sees them as reactive - they're reacting to what they call secular humanism.
- Peter L. Berger
(Keywords: Christian, Humanism, Right)
I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that, at this moment of history, feminism is humanism.
- Judy Chicago
(Keywords: Art, History, Feminism, Humanism, Trying)
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in theorder of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Nature, Being, Culture, Divinity, Grace, Humanism, Order)
For humanism also appeals to man as man. It seeks to liberate the universal qualities of human nature from the narrow limitations of blood and soil and class and to create a common language and a common culture in which men can realize their common humanity.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Blood, Class, Culture, Human nature, Humanism, Humanity, Language, Limitations)
The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
- E. M. Forster
(Keywords: Belief, Curiosity, Humanism, Mind, Race, Taste)
It seems to me that in our lifetime we have passed from the wreck of liberal humanism to the beginning of a new recognition of dogma: isn't it rather tremendous?
- Ruth Pitter
(Keywords: Beginning, Humanism, Liberal)
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
- Simone Weil
(Keywords: Equality, Beauty, Truth, Grace, Humanism, Infinite, Liberty, Thinking, Value, Wrong)
If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone, whether successful or not, provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable.
- E. O. Wilson
(Keywords: Successful, Failure, Effort, Humanism, Quest, Will)