Quotations on Mankind

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The proper study of mankind is woman.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Mankind, Study, Woman)

Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Keywords: Science, Power, Day, Existence, Mankind, May, Race, Suicide, World)

Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Liberty, Mankind, Property, Right)

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Design, America, Earth, Mankind, Providence, Wonder)

If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
- John Adams
(Keywords: Mankind, Service)

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.
- Samuel Adams
(Keywords: Earth, Liberty, Mankind, Religious)

Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.
- Samuel Adams
(Keywords: Feelings, Mankind, Reason)

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Genius, Books, Mankind, Posterity)

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Love, Law, Man, Mankind, Years)

This was Shakespeare's form; who walked in every path of human life, felt every passion; and to all mankind doth now, will ever, that experience yield which his own genius only could acquire.
- Mark Akenside
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Genius, Mankind, Now, Passion, Shakespeare, Will, Yield)

It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: History, Nature, Act, Appearance, Mankind, Past)

What helped me was I had people around me to remind me to help my country even when it did me wrong, have respect for my people, my family, my nation and mankind.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: Family, People, Country, Help, Mankind, Nation, Respect, Wrong)

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.
- Neil Armstrong
(Keywords: Men, Peace, Earth, First, July, Mankind, Moon)

A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Faith, Sympathy, Progress, Cause, Desire, Future, Mankind, May)

An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Mankind, Quiet)

The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Government, Mankind, Reason, World)

Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere, the drama, holding the mirror up to nature, by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Drama, Laughter, Mankind, Tears, World)

Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Life, Being, Christ, Delight, Mankind, Satisfaction, Self)

We have lived through the flood time of fascism and of the nazism which ran its meteoric course at a cost to mankind in suffering and waste beyond all computation.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Time, Fascism, Mankind, Suffering, Waste)

In listing these tendencies making for a new world, we must not forget developments in the religious or spiritual thinking and feeling of mankind, where also we feel a strong unifying trend.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Feeling, Forget, Mankind, Religious, Spiritual, Thinking, World)

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
- L. Frank Baum
(Keywords: Imagination, Civilization, America, Columbus, Electricity, Mankind, Present, State)

Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Keywords: Music, Mankind, Wine)

Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Keywords: Music, Knowledge, Mankind, World)

Mercy to animals means mercy to mankind.
- Henry Bergh
(Keywords: Animals, Mankind, Mercy)

It's difficult to understand why people don't realize that pets are gifts to mankind.
- Linda Blair
(Keywords: People, Gifts, Mankind, Pets)

If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present.
- Franz Boas
(Keywords: Mankind, Present)

Being in an area of the planet where scientists believe mankind started is quite amazing.
- Jan de Bont
(Keywords: Being, Mankind, Scientists)

The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises.
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Keywords: Experience, America, American, Fact, Mankind, Surprises, World)

The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing a decent standard of living for all mankind.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Civilization, Destiny, Living, Mankind, World)

A nation must be embraced, rehabilitated and expressed as a tangible sign of human creativity and as an integral element of mankind's heritage.
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika
(Keywords: Creativity, Mankind, Nation)

Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life, has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Keywords: Life, Sex, Force, Interest, Mankind, Motive)

No man has come to true greatness who has not felt that his life belongs to his race, and that which God gives to him, He gives him for mankind.
- Phillips Brooks
(Keywords: Life, God, Greatness, Man, Mankind, Race)

Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Circumstances, Effect, Mankind, Reality)

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Example, Mankind, School, Will)

To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind.
- Fanny Burney
(Keywords: Mankind, May)

Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end.
- Karel Capek
(Keywords: End, Mankind, Melancholy, Will)

If out of all mankind one finds a single friend, he has found something more precious than any treasure, since there is nothing in the world so valuable that it can be compared to a real friend.
- Andreas Capellanus
(Keywords: Friend, Mankind, Nothing, Treasure, World)

It will be said, however, that protection tends to destroy commerce, the civilizer of mankind. Directly the reverse, however, is the fact.
- Henry Charles Carey
(Keywords: Commerce, Fact, Mankind, Protection, Will)

I'm still a firm believer that we were definitely put here to use our minds, and that is what makes us different. And that that's the key. If there is anything that is going to stop mankind from being such a beastly, destructive creature, it is reason.
- Caleb Carr
(Keywords: Being, Key, Mankind, Reason)

For in this century, within the next decades, will be decided for generations whether all mankind is to become Communist, whether the whole world is to become free, or whether, in the struggle, civilization as we know it is to be completely destroyed or completely changed.
- Whittaker Chambers
(Keywords: Civilization, Generations, Mankind, Struggle, Will, World)

And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of all mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
- Salmon P. Chase
(Keywords: God, Act, Constitution, Judgment, Justice, Mankind, Military, Necessity)

We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Mankind, Manners, Morals)

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, said an eminent scholar, have God for their Author, the Salvation of mankind for their end, and Truth without any mixture of error for their matter.
- Adam Clarke
(Keywords: God, Truth, End, Error, Mankind, New testament, Old, Salvation)

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Keywords: History, Religion, Morality, Mankind, May, Tragedy)

When mankind first saw the necessity of government, it is probable that many had conceived the desire of ruling.
- Thomas Clarkson
(Keywords: Government, Desire, First, Mankind, Necessity)

For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men.
- Albert Claude
(Keywords: Faith, Men, Trust, Courage, Ethics, Mankind, Now, Past, Sight, Spirit, Tolerance, Will)

Loyalty to the family must be merged into loyalty to the community, loyalty to the community into loyalty to the nation, and loyalty to the nation into loyalty to mankind. The citizen of the future must be a citizen of the world.
- Thomas Cochrane
(Keywords: Family, Community, Future, Loyalty, Mankind, Nation, World)

That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
- Frank Moore Colby
(Keywords: Progress, Fun, Mankind, Mind)

A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Keywords: Death, Destruction, Man, Mankind, May, Nation, Will)

To show the world what long experience gains, requires not courage, though it calls for pains; but at life's outset to inform mankind is a bold effort of a valiant mind.
- George Crabbe
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Courage, Effort, Mankind, Mind, World)



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