Quotations on Humanity

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Today more than ever we need creative minds to address the issues of the age. And one of the most urgent is this: How can humanity know so much, achieve so much, and still fail so many people so badly?
- King Abdullah II
(Keywords: Age, People, Humanity, Today)

The survival of artistic modes in which we recognize ourselves, identify ourselves and place ourselves will survive as long as humanity survives.
- M. H. Abrams
(Keywords: Survival, Humanity, Will)

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Nature, Life, Calamity, Grief, Humanity, Treatment)

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Life, Flowers, Humanity, Smiles, Trifles)

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
- Nelson Algren
(Keywords: Legal, Challenge, Conscience, Humanity, Literature)

As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Flowers, Humanity, Poverty)

Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Survival, Humanity, Self)

While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Technology, Quality, Humanity, Rest, World)

With reference to other religions, the Church sees a great difference between them and herself. The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God, with some beautiful spiritual insights, but also not without errors. Christianity is rather God seeking humanity.
- Francis Arinze
(Keywords: God, Soul, Christianity, Church, Difference, Errors, Humanity, Spiritual)

The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited.
- Neil Armstrong
(Keywords: Achievement, Humanity, Visions)

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
- Jean Arp
(Keywords: Life, Contemplation, Day, Humanity, Machines, Meditation, Silence, Will)

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
(Keywords: Burden, Folly, Future, Humanity, Stars, Superstition)

We are running ourselves into a damaged earth. But I am optimistic. I believe that we can change; we must change. As a human race, we are very young and quite primitive. The sooner we learn the greatness of humanity the better off we will all be.
- John Astin
(Keywords: Change, Greatness, Earth, Humanity, Race, Running, Will)

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
- Nancy Astor
(Keywords: Education, Humanity, Self)

My illness has taught me something about the nature of humanity, love, brotherhood and relationships that I never understood, and probably never would have. So, from that standpoint, there is some truth and good in everything.
- Lee Atwater
(Keywords: Nature, Love, Truth, Brotherhood, Humanity, Illness, Relationships)

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Being, Choices, Freedom, Humanity, Joy, Mistakes, Negativity, Pain, Today)

The reason is that till date, in spite of advances in information technology and strategies of information, the written word in the form of books still remains one of humanity's most enduring legacies.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Technology, Books, Humanity, Information, Reason, Word)

Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity. Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage, destructive nihilism.
- Alain Badiou
(Keywords: Capitalism, Humanity, Liberal, Nihilism)

A Truth is the subjective development of that which is at once both new and universal. New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation. Universal: that which can interest, rightly, every human individual, according to his pure humanity.
- Alain Badiou
(Keywords: Truth, Development, Creation, Humanity, Interest, Order)

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
- Russell Baker
(Keywords: Events, Humanity, Misfortune, Pleasure, Reason, Rest, World)

A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: God, Humanity, Liberty, Respect)

He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: God, Humanity, Liberty, Worship)

This contradiction lies here: they wish God, and they wish humanity. They persist in connecting two terms which, once separated, can come together again only to destroy each other.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: God, Contradiction, Humanity, Lies)

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Art, History, Religion, Romance, Humanity, Passion)

All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Art, History, Religion, Humanity, Passion)

Ron Howard is as good a person as you could want to work with on film. He never lost his cool. He's the most easygoing, lovely man, but he's got this enormous intelligence and a wonderful humanity.
- Christine Baranski
(Keywords: Intelligence, Work, Film, Humanity, Want)

I am convinced that people with such wounds will be quite ready to co-operate in a safe and painless experiment in the interests of humanity as a whole.
- Robert Barany
(Keywords: People, Humanity, Will, Wounds)

Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.
- Samuel Beckett
(Keywords: Intelligence, Humanity, Poets, Sense)

In Italy, the country where fascism was born, we have a particular relation with the Holocaust, but as a turning point in history it belongs to everybody in the world. It is a part of humanity.
- Roberto Benigni
(Keywords: History, Country, Fascism, Humanity, Italy, World)

Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Peace, Time, Sex, Dream, Existence, Humanity, Hunger, Present, Satisfaction, Sight)

Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it, for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man, there vanishes as well a religious emotion, a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity.
- Henry Beston
(Keywords: Experience, Fear, Adventure, Emotion, Humanity, Night, Religious)

The free market economy is supposed to be the only path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity, power and influence of nations.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Happiness, Power, Wealth, Economy, Humanity, Influence, Leading, Nations, Prosperity)

With the monstrous weapons man already has, humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world by its moral adolescents.
- Omar N. Bradley
(Keywords: Being, Danger, Humanity, Weapons, World)

There's no unemployment in squatter cities. Everyone works. One-sixth of humanity is there. It's soon going to be more than that.
- Stewart Brand
(Keywords: Cities, Humanity, Unemployment)

The stream of time sweeps away errors, and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity.
- Georg Brandes
(Keywords: Time, Truth, Errors, Humanity, Inheritance)

A love for humanity came over me, and watered and fertilised the fields of my inner world which had been lying fallow, and this love of humanity vented itself in a vast compassion.
- Georg Brandes
(Keywords: Love, Compassion, Humanity, Lying, World)

A formally recognized equality does, however, accord the smaller nations a position which they should be able to use increasingly in the interest of humanity as a whole and in the service of the ideal.
- Hjalmar Branting
(Keywords: Equality, Humanity, Interest, Nations, Service)

This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty - the cause of humanity.
- William Jennings Bryan
(Keywords: Cause, Defense, Error, Humanity, Land, Liberty)

Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity.
- James Bryce
(Keywords: Country, Humanity, Justice)

One must love humanity in order to reach out into the unique essence of each individual: no one can be too low or too ugly.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Love, Humanity, Order, Ugly)

I see humanity now as one vast plant, needing for its highest fulfillment only love, the natural blessings of the great outdoors, and intelligent crossing and selection.
- Luther Burbank
(Keywords: Love, Blessings, Fulfillment, Humanity, Now)

There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Nature, Humanity, Justice, Law, Nations)

No, I think the future of humanity will be like the past, we'll do what we've always done and there will still be human beings. Granted, there will always be people doing something different and there are a lot of possibilities.
- Octavia Butler
(Keywords: People, Future, Humanity, Past, Possibilities, Will)

I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Hell, Help, Humanity, Thinking)

When we have all data online it will be great for humanity. It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces.
- Robert Cailliau
(Keywords: Faces, Humanity, Problems, Will)

That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage of the narrow circle of life, which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man, never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity is oppressed and religion is corrupt.
- Hall Caine
(Keywords: Religion, Life, God, Soul, Expression, Humanity, Protest, Suffering, Yearning)

Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in the face of awful adversity. Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.
- Silvia Cartwright
(Keywords: God, Adversity, Heroes, Humanity, Sanity)

Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity?
- Cesar Chavez
(Keywords: Education, Books, Goodness, Humanity, Students)

No part of the human community can live entirely on its own planet, with its own laws of motion and cut off from the rest of humanity.
- Hugo Chavez
(Keywords: Community, Humanity, Laws, Rest)

Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.
- Anton Chekhov
(Keywords: Love, Chastity, Electricity, Humanity, Justice, Reason, Vegetarianism)



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