Quotes and Sayings about Humanity



"We are human, and nothing is more interesting to us than humanity."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: Humanity, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Survival, Humanity, Will)

"To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Nature, Humanity)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, Flowers, Humanity, Smiles, Trifles)

"Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Death, People, Progress, Humanity)

"Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Death, People, Humanity)

"Porno is the unconsciousness of culture, the libido of humanity."
- Masami Akita
(Related: Culture, Humanity)

"Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity."
- Nelson Algren
(Related: 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
(Related: Flowers, Humanity, Poverty)

"The possible is constantly being redefined, and I care deeply about helping humanity move forward."
- Paul Allen
(Related: Being, Care, Humanity)

"Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: 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
(Related: Technology, Quality, Humanity, Rest, World)

"Paradise is too perfect for humanity."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Paradise, Humanity)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Burden, Folly, Future, Humanity, Stars, Superstition)

"Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Computer)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Technology, Books, Humanity, Information, Reason, Word)

"If Bush said just once: 'Boy. I hope you accept my apology as a country,' or showed some humanity."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Hope, Apology, Country, Humanity)

"Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity. Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage, destructive nihilism."
- Alain Badiou
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: God, Contradiction, Humanity, Lies)

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

"All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Humanity, Will, Wounds)

"In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates the deficiencies of the remainder. In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence, there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference."
- Augusto Roa Bastos
(Related: Humanity, Moments, Nations, State)

"It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Life, Sex, Superiority, Giving, Humanity)

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

"From our broadcasting box you can't see any grass at all. It is simply a carpet of humanity."
- Richie Benaud
(Related: Humanity)

"My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity."
- Roberto Benigni
(Related: Mother, Father, Childhood, Humanity)

"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
(Related: History, Country, Fascism, Humanity, Italy, World)

"We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off."
- Alan Bennett
(Related: Children, Humanity)

"Genius is that which forces the inertia of humanity to learn."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Genius, Humanity)

"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
(Related: Peace, Time, Sex, Dream, Existence, Humanity, Hunger, Present, Satisfaction, Sight)

"I'm very much an optimist. I don't think I could do my work if I didn't believe there was some kind of hope for humanity."
- Sandra Bernhard
(Related: Work, Hope, Humanity)

"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
(Related: Experience, Fear, Adventure, Emotion, Humanity, Night, Religious)

"Humanity's become a product and when humanity is a product, you get Auschwitz and you get Chair."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Humanity)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Cities, Humanity, Unemployment)

"The stream of time sweeps away errors, and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Equality, Humanity, Interest, Nations, Service)

"Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Christ, Divinity, Humanity)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Country, Humanity, Justice)

"Without humility there can be no humanity."
- John Buchan
(Related: Humanity, Humility)

"The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there."
- John Buchan
(Related: Leadership, Greatness, Humanity)

"The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there."
- James Buchanan
(Related: Leadership, Greatness, Humanity)

"The strides of humanity are slow, they can only be counted in centuries."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Humanity)

"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
(Related: Love, Humanity, Order, Ugly)

"The main thing in acting is honesty, to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character. You can't put anything into a character that you haven't got within you."
- Genevieve Bujold
(Related: Character, Honesty, Acting, Humanity)

"Humanity, you never had it to begin with."
- Charles Bukowski
(Related: Humanity)

"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
(Related: Love, Blessings, Fulfillment, Humanity, Now)

"It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Humanity, Justice, May, Reason)

"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
(Related: Nature, Humanity, Justice, Law, Nations)

"Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn!"
- Robert Burns
(Related: Man)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Religion, Life, God, Soul, Expression, Humanity, Protest, Suffering, Yearning)

"Even the most malignant gods would not continue to inflict life upon humanity, time without end."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Life, Time, Gods, End, Humanity)

"Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purposes?"
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Humanity)

"One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Life, Humanity)

"If there is any justice in the world, then eighties rock will never again serve to blight humanity as it did in that dark decade!"
- Vivian Campbell
(Related: Humanity, Justice, Will, World)

"Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Idea, Honor, Humanity)

"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
(Related: God, Adversity, Heroes, Humanity, Sanity)

"We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree, and the tree is all humanity. We cannot live without the others, without the tree."
- Pablo Casals
(Related: Humanity)

"North Americans don't understand... that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Americans, Country, Humanity)

"After all it really is all of humanity that is under threat during a pandemic."
- Margaret Chan
(Related: Humanity)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Love, Chastity, Electricity, Humanity, Justice, Reason, Vegetarianism)

"Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Love, Gods, Humanity)

"The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love'. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Life, Lie, Cure, Humanity, Vitality, Word, Wrongs)

"Complete and total perfection will come about only when we feel that our perfection is no perfections as long as the rest of humanity remains imperfect."
- Sri Chinmoy
(Related: Humanity, Perfection, Rest, Will)

"Women must be the spokesmen for a new humanity arising out of the reconciliation of spirit and body."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Women, Body, Humanity, Spirit)

"I try to be as honest about what I see and to speak rather than be silent, especially if it means I can save lives, or serve humanity."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Humanity)

"But I deal with this meditating and by understanding I've been put on the planet to serve humanity. I have to remind myself to live simply and not to overindulge, which is a constant battle in a material world."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Battle, Humanity, Understanding, World)

"If you think of life and death on a continuum, finding the point where it tips is complicated. It cuts across all political lines and gets to the root of our humanity. It requires faith informed by years of intimacy that you're doing what's right for your loved one."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: Death, Faith, Life, Humanity, Intimacy, Right, Years)

"Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us and what will be here a long time after we're gone."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Time, God, Humanity, Respect, Will)

"Christians need to take the lead in educating people that children are gifts, as my autistic grandson most surely is. By going down the path we're currently on, we might one day get rid of genetic diseases, but only at the cost of our own humanity."
- Charles Colson
(Related: People, Children, Day, Gifts, Humanity)

"Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion."
- John Comenius
(Related: Religion, Consideration, End, Humanity, Language, Nationality, Selfishness, Welfare)

"Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: God, Failure, Humanity, Spirit)

"The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity."
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Related: Cause, Class, Freedom, Humanity, Party, Race)

"Mr. Speaker, genocide is the most potent of all crimes against humanity because it is an effort to systematically wipe out a people and a culture as well as individual lives."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: People, Culture, Effort, Genocide, Humanity)

"The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Games, Humanity)

"May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Humanity, Joy, May, Nations, Understanding)

"I stopped caring so much about what people might think if I sung about love and humanity."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Love, People, Caring, Humanity)

"Our democratic richness arrives when we're able to comprehend our collective humanity accurately."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Humanity, Richness)

"Saddam has committed many crimes against humanity and against his own people."
- Tom Cruise
(Related: People, Humanity)

"Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Intelligence, Love, Humanity)

"I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries."
- Marie Curie
(Related: Evil, Humanity, Will)

"Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Winning, Chess, Computer, Humanity, Humility, Needs, World)

"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
(Related: Men, Nature, Blood, Class, Culture, Human nature, Humanism, Humanity, Language, Limitations)

"But let her remember, that it is in Britain alone, that laws are equally favourable to liberty and humanity; that it is in Britain the sacred rights of nature have received their most awful ratification."
- Thomas Day
(Related: Nature, Rights, Humanity, Laws, Liberty)

"Saddam Hussein was a brutal tyrant. I am glad he is now on trial for crimes against humanity. But, opposition to a dictator is not the measure I use when deciding whether to send our men and women in uniform off to war and possible death."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Death, Men, War, Women, Humanity, Measure, Now, Opposition)

"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
(Related: Act, First, Humanity, Injustice, Unkindness)

"We in the United States should be all the more thankful for the freedom and religious tolerance we enjoy. And we should always remember the lessons learned from the Holocaust, in hopes we stay vigilant against such inhumanity now and in the future."
- Charlie Dent
(Related: Freedom, Future, Now, Religious, states, Tolerance, United)

"Fear makes us feel our humanity."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Fear, Humanity)

"Technical skill counts for nothing if it is used only to manufacture films which have little to do with humanity."
- Edward Dmytryk
(Related: Humanity, Nothing, Skill)

"My dear colleague James Hansen, I believe, has finally gone off the deep end... The global warming 'time bomb,' 'disastrous climate changes that spiral dynamically out of humanity's control.' These are the words of an apocalyptic prophet, not a rational scientist."
- Nicholas Drapela
(Related: Control, Climate, Deep, End, Global warming, Humanity, Words)

"The problems of all of humanity can only be solved by all of humanity."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Humanity, Problems)

"There are risks which are not acceptable: the destruction of humanity is one of them."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Destruction, Humanity)

"If I had my will I would live in a ship on the sea, and never come nearer to humanity than that!"
- Eleonora Duse
(Related: Humanity, Sea, Will)

"Woman is not born: she is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Mother, Earth, Forbidden, Humanity, Symbol, Universe, Woman)

"To me, all war is failure for humanity, though it often is a bounty for commerce."
- Mark Edwards
(Related: War, Failure, Commerce, Humanity)

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Technology, Humanity, Obvious)

"We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Despair, Humanity)

"The understanding of art depends finally upon one's willingness to extend one's humanity and one's knowledge of human life."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Art, Life, Knowledge, Humanity, Understanding)

"Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Life, Defeat, Humanity, Play)

"I want to see these bad, bad, bad, bad men come to grips with their humanity."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Men, Humanity, Want)

"You can find pictures anywhere. It's simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what's around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy."
- Elliott Erwitt
(Related: Care, Comedy, Concern, Humanity)

"And I hope that five years and 10 years from now, I'll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: People, Hope, Humanity, Now, Years)

"Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment."
- Owen Feltham
(Related: Humanity, Zeal)

"What is a historian, anyway? It is someone who uses facts to record the development of humanity."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Development, Facts, Humanity)

"Humanity may endure the loss of everything; all its possessions may be turned away without infringing its true dignity - all but the possibility of improvement."
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte
(Related: Possibility, Dignity, Humanity, Improvement, Loss, May, Possessions)

"There are those moments when you shake someone's hand, have a conversation with someone, and suddenly your all bound together because you share your humanity in one simple moment."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Conversation, Humanity, Moments)

"When you have a crime against humanity that is so awesome in scale and death, it is more than permissible to look around and say, who recently has been declaring war on the United States? Of course, the compass points straight to bin Laden."
- Robert Fisk
(Related: War, Death, Crime, Humanity, states, United)

"Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Movies, Business, Advertising, Humanity)

"The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Humanity)

"Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom."
- Anatole France
(Related: Boredom, Despair, Humanity, Lies)

"There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough - there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph."
- Robert Frank
(Related: Vision, Humanity, Photography, Realism)

"If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely. It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Difference, Humanity, Integrity)

"Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Technology, Humanity, Right, Wrong)

"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."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Faith, Humanity, Ocean)

"Progress is the attraction that moves humanity."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: Progress, Humanity)

"It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Death, Sacrifice, Heroism, Humanity, Ruin)

"A street thug and a paid killer are professionals - beasts of prey, if you will, who have dissociated themselves from the rest of humanity and can now see human beings in the same way that trout fishermen see trout."
- Willard Gaylin
(Related: Fishermen, Humanity, Now, professionals, Rest, Trout, Will)

"Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Feelings, Fanaticism, Humanity)

"Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Divinity, Footsteps, Humanity)

"I wrote the Brotherhood song for no money out of my deep feelings about humanity, and because I was flattered that whatever talents I had, had been recognized."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Money, Feelings, Brotherhood, Deep, Humanity, Song)

"The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind."
- William Godwin
(Related: Happiness, Love, Cause, Humanity, Justice, Mankind, Will)

"Common sense is the genius of humanity."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Genius, Common sense, Humanity)

"Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war."
- Remy de Gourmont
(Related: War, Humanity, Invention, Labor)

"Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity. the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity."
- Vartan Gregorian
(Related: Humanity, Libraries, Stupidity)

"In the kind of world we have today, transformation of humanity might well be our only real hope for survival."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Hope, Survival, Humanity, Today, World)

"At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression, and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens the survival of humanity, we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Time, Hope, Survival, Aggression, Destruction, Existence, Greed, Humanity, Weapons)

"I'm not trying to say that it never hurt or that I never felt its sting, but I can honestly say that I never blamed anybody for racism. I have considered it more of a manifestation of humanity's problem rather than my personal problem."
- Robert Guillaume
(Related: Humanity, Hurt, Racism, Trying)

"There's a call to adventure. It's something in the inner psyche of humanity, particularly males."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Adventure, Humanity)

"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 B. S. Haldane
(Related: Thought, Belief, Humanity, Martyrs, May, Suspicion, Will)

"Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character."
- Robert Browning Hamilton
(Related: Faith, Love, Fear, Character, Hope, Humanity)

"I don't think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it."
- Keith Haring
(Related: Art, Imagination, Soul, People, Humanity, Propaganda)

"God comes to us in theater in the way we communicate with each other, whether it be a symphony orchestra, or a wonderful ballet, or a beautiful painting, or a play. It's a way of expressing our humanity."
- Julie Harris
(Related: God, Ballet, Humanity, Painting, Play, Theater)

"But, you know, the issues of humanity and what is fair treatment and good treatment of a fellow human being should not really be based on a personal sense of right and wrong or judgment."
- Debbie Harry
(Related: Being, Humanity, Judgment, Right, Sense, Treatment, Wrong)

"Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Genius, Humanity, Want)

"By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Flowers, Humanity)

"There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors... But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity."
- Claud-Adrian Helvetius
(Related: Love, Men, Virtue, Desire, Glory, Honor, Humanity, Justice)

"We had four years of world war which the peoples endured only because they were told that their sufferings would free humanity forever from the scourge of war."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: War, Humanity, World, World war, Years)

"Nothing prevents us from being and remaining the exponents of a united humanity, when we have a country of our own. To fulfill this mission we do not have to remain literally planted among the nations who hate and despise us."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Being, Country, Hate, Humanity, Mission, Nations, Nothing, United)

"Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: History, Books, Humanity, Words, Writing)

"I try to make my books reflect humanity as I see it."
- Tony Hillerman
(Related: Books, Humanity)

"Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Art, Love, Humanity, Medicine)

"Struggle is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most brutal struggle."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Father, Humanity, Principles, Struggle, World)

"It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Love, Humanity)

"How prone poor Humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom, and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking up to the clear blue sky."
- E. T. A. Hoffmann
(Related: Freedom, Humanity, Poor, Sky)

"For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?"
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Forgiveness, Time, People, Compassion, Humanity)

"The independent girl is truly of quite modern origin, and usually is a most bewitching little piece of humanity."
- Lou Henry Hoover
(Related: Humanity)

"If it be not a sin, an open, flagrant violation of all the rules of justice and humanity, to hold these slaves in bondage, it is indeed folly to put ourselves to any trouble and expense in order to free them."
- Samuel Hopkins
(Related: Folly, Humanity, Justice, Open, Order, Rules, Sin, Trouble)

"Do your bit to save humanity from lapsing back into barbarity by reading all the novels you can."
- Richard Hughes
(Related: Humanity, Reading)

"Hell is an outrage on humanity. When you tell me that your deity made you in his image, I reply that he must have been very ugly."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Hell, Humanity, Ugly)

"A church of dialogue in the contemporary world... a church, taking on the mission of Jesus, which is in the world not to judge humanity, but to love it and to save it."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Love, Church, Humanity, Mission, World)

"The straight line leads to the downfall of humanity."
- Friedensreich Hundertwasser
(Related: Humanity)

"In all the areas within which the spiritual life of humanity is at work, the historical epoch wherein fate has placed us is an epoch of stupendous happenings."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Life, Work, Fate, Humanity, Spiritual)

"No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?"
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Love, Family, Attention, Humanity)

"For the larger interest of humanity, Islamic society presents the safest place on this planet."
- Jermaine Jackson
(Related: Society, Humanity, Interest)

"I believe if there is any place left where the humanity is still visible, it can not be anywhere else than in an Islamic society. Time would come when the world would be obliged to accept this reality."
- Jermaine Jackson
(Related: Time, Society, Humanity, Reality, World)

"The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Error, Humanity, Oppression, Reason, World)

"We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Women, Crime, Evil, Houses, Humanity, Victims)

"If you make music for the human needs you have within yourself, then you do it for all humans who need the same things. You enrich humanity with the profound expression of these feelings."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Music, Feelings, Expression, Humanity, Needs)

"I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Music, Culture, Expression, Healing, Humanity)

"It may be, it just may be, that life as we know it with its humanity is more unique than many have thought."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Life, Thought, Humanity, May)

"The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Birthday, Thoughts, Care, Humanity)

"Politeness is the flower of humanity."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Humanity, Politeness)

"Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Humanity)

"Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: War, People, Enemy, Humanity, Weapons)

"That something extra, I believe, is a certain humanity that comes from upbeat and positive human interest letters and success stories. Advertisers like to be associated with those qualities."
- Casey Kasem
(Related: Success, Positive, Humanity, Interest, Letters)

"I'd like to feel that an advertiser gets something extra when they advertise with us - a certain humanity that comes from upbeat and positive human interest letters and success stories."
- Casey Kasum
(Related: Success, Positive, Humanity, Interest, Letters)

"The main force used in the evolving world of humanity has hitherto been applied in the form of war."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: War, Force, Humanity, World)

"I share the opinion of those of broader vision, who see in the signs of the time hope of humanity for peace."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, Time, Hope, Vision, Humanity, Opinion)

"I know of no greater work for humanity than in the cause of peace, which can only be achieved by the earnest efforts of nations and peoples."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Work, Peace, Cause, Humanity, Nations)

"Humanity is quite a unique species, since it is the only one with the means to wipe itself out."
- Ramman Kenoun
(Related: Humanity)

"Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: People, Bigotry, Dignity, Humanity, Racism)

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Humanity, Living)

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Dignity, Excellence, Humanity, Importance, Labor)

"Ages of experience have taught humanity that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Experience, Love, Society, Wife, HusbChildren, Commitment, Humanity, Stability, Welfare)

"Real art is one of the most powerful forces in the rise of mankind, and he who renders it accessible to as many people as possible is a benefactor of humanity."
- Zoltan Kodaly
(Related: Art, People, Humanity, Mankind)

"In my view, the humanity of our world can be measured against the fate of Africa."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Fate, Humanity, World)

"Mapplethorpe presented the body as a sexual object, separating it from the humanity of the person. He added nothing to photography as a medium. I hold his work in low regard."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Work, Body, Humanity, Nothing, Photography)

"Your generous part in my liberation is taken by the world for the revelation of the fact, that the United States are resolved not to allow the despots of the world to trample on oppressed humanity."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Fact, Humanity, states, United, World)

"After two world wars, the collapse of fascism, nazism, communism and colonialism and the end of the cold war, humanity has entered a new phase of its history."
- Hans Kung
(Related: History, War, Communism, End, Fascism, Humanity, World)

"Humanity today possesses sufficient economic, cultural and spiritual resources to introduce a better global order."
- Hans Kung
(Related: Humanity, Order, Spiritual, Today)

"Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country."
- Marquis de Lafayette
(Related: Battle, Country, Humanity, Liberty, Now)

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Love, Compassion, Humanity)

"There is nothing on earth divine except humanity."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Earth, Humanity, Nothing)

"The whole question of God and what God is, and whether it's a blond guy with a beard, I don't know... I don't know that. Do I believe that there's something greater at work than the sum of humanity? Yeah, I think so."
- Anthony LaPaglia
(Related: Work, God, Humanity, Question)

"The fate of you, the aristocracy of industry, will be as the fate of the aristocracy of land if you do not show that you have some humanity still among you."
- James Larkin
(Related: Aristocracy, Fate, Humanity, Land, Will)

"Humanity abhors, above all things, a vacuum in itself, and your class will be cut off from humanity as the surgeon cuts the cancer and alien growth from the body."
- James Larkin
(Related: Growth, Body, Cancer, Class, Humanity, Will)

"I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Faith, Boldness, Giving, Humanity)

"The great mass of humanity should never learn to read or write."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Humanity)

"Cities are the greatest creations of humanity."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Cities, Humanity)

"Our nation was created in ways that allow human potential to prosper, and it created the greatest nation for people in the history of humanity. Now Obama is dismantling it, because he has no appreciation for our greatness. In fact, he resents it. He blames this country for whatever evils he sees around the world."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: History, People, Greatness, Appreciation, Country, Fact, Humanity, Nation, Now, Potential, World)

"Standing, as I believe the United States stands for humanity and civilization, we should exercise every influence of our great country to put a stop to that war which is now raging in Cuba and give to that island once more peace, liberty, and independence."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: War, Peace, Civilization, Country, Exercise, Independence, Humanity, Influence, Liberty, Now, states, United)

"This programme to stop nuclear by 2020 is just crazy. If there were a nuclear war, and humanity were wiped out, the Earth would breathe a sigh of relief."
- James Lovelock
(Related: War, Earth, Humanity)

"There's nothing I like more than being on a dance floor with a thousand people feeling love for humanity."
- Chris Lowe
(Related: Love, People, Dance, Being, Feeling, Humanity, Nothing)

"The United States cannot feed every person, lift every person out of poverty, cure every disease, or stop every conflict. But our power and status have conferred upon us a tremendous responsibility to humanity."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Power, Conflict, Cure, Disease, Humanity, Poverty, Responsibility, states, United)

"War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it."
- Martin Luther
(Related: War, Religion, Humanity, states)

"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
(Related: Life, Men, Baseball, Humanity, Nations, Pursuit)

"There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is. It is the American Dream."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: Dream, American, Freedom, Humanity, Mind, Nothing, Right, Will)

"There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: Dream, American, Freedom, Humanity, Mind, Nothing, Right, Will)

"I am not yet born; O fill me with strength against those who would freeze my humanity."
- Louis MacNeice
(Related: Strength, Humanity)

"Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: History, Humanity, Light, Observation, World)

"To the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression."
- James Madison
(Related: Error, Humanity, Oppression, Reason, World)

"Humanity is made up of an infinity of different individuals. Each of us travels for motives exclusively his own."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Humanity, Infinity, Motives)

"We cannot but feel uneasy about the losses caused by humanity themselves. Apart from the losses of life and property in destructive wars, the environment and natural resources are also being destroyed by human hands."
- Nong Duc Manh
(Related: Life, Being, Environment, Humanity, Property)

"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Victory, Humanity)

"The Freudian theory is one of the most important foundation stones for an edifice to be built by future generations, the dwelling of a freer and wiser humanity."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Future, Generations, Humanity, Theory)

"Every day sees humanity more victorious in the struggle with space and time."
- Guglielmo Marconi
(Related: Time, Day, Humanity, Space, Struggle)

"In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute."
- Thurgood Marshall
(Related: Humanity, Tribute)

"Culture, which makes talent shine, is not completely ours either, nor can we place it solely at our disposal. Rather, it belongs mainly to our country, which gave it to us, and to humanity, from which we receive it as a birthright."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Talent, Country, Culture, Humanity)

"We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Love, Humanity, Inventions, Romantic)

"Giving parties is a trivial avocation, but it pays the dues for my union card in humanity."
- Elsa Maxwell
(Related: Giving, Humanity)

"God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother."
- Giuseppe Mazzini
(Related: Love, Mother, God, Country, Humanity)

"So long as you are ready to die for humanity, the life of your country is immortal."
- Giuseppe Mazzini
(Related: Life, Country, Humanity)

"An extreme optimist is a man who believes that humanity will probably survive even if it doesn't take his advice."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Advice, Extreme, Humanity, Will)

"Both politicians and journalists face situations which strain their honesty and humanity. My opinion is that politicians on the average stand up somewhat better than journalists."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Honesty, Humanity, Opinion, Politicians)

"The American character looks always as if it had just had a rather bad haircut, which gives it, in our eyes at any rate, a greater humanity than the European, which even among its beggars has an all too professional air."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Character, American, Eyes, Humanity)

"The rising sun can dispel the darkness of night, but it cannot banish the blackness of malice, hatred, bigotry, and selfishness from the hearts of humanity."
- David O. McKay
(Related: Bigotry, Darkness, Hatred, Humanity, Malice, Night, Selfishness, Sun)

"Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Humanity)

"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Humanity)

"We feel bound to the Christian image of humanity - that is what defines us. Those who do not accept this are in the wrong place here."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Christian, Humanity, Wrong)

"On the contrary, if they are treated with justice and humanity, proper example and the advantages of education given them, the coming years will be as bright and prosperous to the unfortunate race as the past has been dark and painful."
- Nelson A. Miles
(Related: Education, Example, Humanity, Justice, Past, Race, Will, Years)

"We are learning more about the humanity of the unborn child. Science and truth support the prolife movement."
- Candice S. Miller
(Related: Science, Truth, Humanity, Learning, Support)

"The man who is forever disturbed about the condition of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to face them."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Humanity, Problems)

"Stanley didn't shy away from true humanity or from the ugliness that all people are capable of."
- Matthew Modine
(Related: People, Humanity, Ugliness)

"We are all members of a single humanity, inside our hearts we all speak the same language, we all love our children and our parents, we all live in the same world."
- Marc Forne Molne
(Related: Love, Children, Humanity, Language, Parents, World)

"The cultured man is an artist, an artist in humanity."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Artist, Humanity)

"By virtue of being born to humanity, every human being has a right to the development and fulfillment of his potentialities as a human being."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Development, Virtue, Being, Fulfillment, Humanity, Right)

"My mission is a cosmic mission. My concern is for all of humanity, and not only this present world, but the world hereafter. My mission penetrates the past, present, and future, and encompasses all humanity."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Concern, Future, Humanity, Mission, Past, Present, World)

"We have to bring the humanity and compassion back."
- Shelley Morrison
(Related: Compassion, Humanity)

"In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible, and indolent; while the many nations which compose this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity."
- Samuel George Morton
(Related: Character, Diversity, Extreme, Humanity, Nations, Present, Race)

"Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: Peace, Development, Possibility, Fascism, Future, Humanity)

"Art is not an end in itself, but a means of addressing humanity."
- Modest Mussorgsky
(Related: Art, End, Humanity)

"When I was born in 1942, World War II was still going. And I began to realize when I became a young adult that if we don't teach our kids a better way of relating to their fellow human beings, the very future of humanity on the planet is in jeopardy."
- Graham Nash
(Related: War, Future, Humanity, Jeopardy, Kids, World, World war)

"Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but to the collective behavior of humanity."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: Behavior, Evil, Humanity)

"Going to war was the only unselfish thing I have ever done for humanity."
- David Niven
(Related: War, Humanity)

"I can't understand people calling themselves religious and being hateful. If a preacher is preaching hate, to fear God that's not religion, that's not helping humanity, that's organizing an army to defeat somebody."
- Mojo Nixon
(Related: God, Religion, People, Fear, Army, Being, Defeat, Hate, Humanity, Preaching, Religious)

"I have an idealistic view of science as a liberalising and progressive force for humanity."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Science, Force, Humanity)

"My joy knows no bounds... I will devote all my energy and all the powers available to me to the service of Nigeria and humanity."
- Olusegun Obasanjo
(Related: Energy, Humanity, Joy, Service, Will)

"Let me make a solemn pledge before all of you, before the whole world and before God, that I will devote all my energy and all I possess in my power to serve the people of Nigeria and humanity."
- Olusegun Obasanjo
(Related: Power, God, People, Energy, Humanity, Will, World)

"We have fallen into this very mean description of humanity. Naturalism in fiction is too reductive in its definition of human beings."
- Ben Okri
(Related: Fiction, Humanity)

"There are matters in the Bible, said to be done by the express commandment of God, that are shocking to humanity and to every idea we have of moral justice."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: God, Idea, Bible, Humanity, Justice)

"Humanity is the sin of God."
- Theodore Parker
(Related: God, Humanity, Sin)

"Crossing the Penobscot, one found a visible descent in the scale of humanity."
- Francis Parkman
(Related: Humanity)

"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Intelligence, Science, Thought, Knowledge, Country, First, Humanity, Nation, Will, World)

"There is only one way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man."
- Alan Paton
(Related: Life, Humanity)

"Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Forgiveness, Humanity)

"War is a defeat for humanity."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: War, Defeat, Humanity)

"When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Purpose, Conscience, Freedom, Humanity, Law, Voice)

"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
(Related: Death, War, Humanity, Pain, Question)

"From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Policy, Choice, Humanity, Now)

"A man with an invention on which he has spent his life, but has no means to get it developed for the good of humanity - or even patented for himself - must feel the pinch of poverty very acutely."
- James Payn
(Related: Life, Humanity, Invention, Poverty)

"Humanity could only have survived and flourished if it held social and personal values that transcended the urges of the individual, embodying selfish desires - and these stem from the sense of a transcendent good."
- Arthur Peacocke
(Related: Values, Humanity, Sense)

"I will not do a role that I don't think I can do, that I'm not interested in, where there's no humanity, that doesn't have any kind of handle for me at all because I know I'll just stink the joint up."
- Ron Perlman
(Related: Humanity, Will)

"I think there are a lot of technocrats in the business who would much rather work with just wheels and gears and machinery. Those things interest them more than humanity and I wish them the best of luck."
- Ron Perlman
(Related: Business, Work, Humanity, Interest, Luck)

"Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word."
- Goran Persson
(Related: Humanity, New year, Resolution, Sense, Will, Word)

"Humanity is not a church made of stone, in which vault after vault lies open."
- Goran Persson
(Related: Church, Humanity, Lies, Open)

"Love is the crowning grace of humanity."
- Petrarch
(Related: Love, Grace, Humanity)

"It's true that humanity has seen a succession of crises, wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset by advances in technology and cultural exchanges."
- Abbe Pierre
(Related: Technology, Negative, Humanity)

"We are all cells in the same body of humanity."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: Body, Humanity)

"Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: Humanity, Potential)

"When you say you are in love with humanity, you are well satisfied with yourself."
- Luigi Pirandello
(Related: Love, Humanity)

"There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands."
- Plato
(Related: Power, End, Humanity, Kings, Now, Philosophy, states, Will, World)

"I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Faith, Effect, Humanity, Now, Will, Years)

"We must learn to understand humanity better so that we can create an environment that is more beneficial to people, more rewarding, more pleasant to experience."
- John Portman
(Related: Experience, People, Environment, Humanity)

"Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Humanity, Waste)

"Lies are essential to humanity. They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure and moreover are dictated by that pursuit."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Humanity, Lies, Pleasure, Pursuit)

"To make me believe that those men who have regulated education in our country have humanity in their hearts is to make me believe a lie."
- Robert Purvis
(Related: Education, Men, Lie, Country, Humanity)

"The law of humanity ought to be composed of the past, the present, and the future, that we bear within us; whoever possesses but one of these terms, has but a fragment of the law of the moral world."
- Edgar Quinet
(Related: Future, Humanity, Law, Past, Present, World)

"The medieval Church believed that the resurrection of Christ marked a new time for all of humanity."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Time, Church, Christ, Humanity)

"Celibacy is not just a matter of not having sex. It is a way of admiring a person for their humanity, maybe even for their beauty."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Beauty, Sex, Celibacy, Humanity)

"I believe that his death and resurrection transformed humanity's relationship with God."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Death, God, Humanity)

"Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case."
- John Rawls
(Related: Life, Feelings, Animals, Compassion, Destruction, Evil, Humanity, Pain, Pleasure, Wrong)

"The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Art, Cinema, Film, Humanity, Shame)

"All the great things of humanity have been accomplished in the name of absolute principles."
- Ernest Renan
(Related: Humanity, Name, Principles)

"Both class and race survive education, and neither should. What is education then? If it doesn't help a human being to recognize that humanity is humanity, what is it for? So you can make a bigger salary than other people?"
- Beah Richards
(Related: Education, People, Being, Class, Help, Humanity, Race)

"What I'm suggesting to you is that this could be a renaissance. We may be on the cusp of a future which could provide a tremendous leap forward for humanity."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Future, Humanity, May)

"Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception, of humanity."
- Antoine Rivarol
(Related: Fame, Humanity)

"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
(Related: Humanity)

"To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty."
- Maximilien Robespierre
(Related: Cruelty, Humanity)

"The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Country, Humanity)

"If any difference should be made by law between husband and wife, reason, justice and humanity, if their voices were heard, would dictate that it should be in her favor."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Wife, HusbDifference, Humanity, Justice, Law, Reason)

"A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Power, Humanity)

"I appeal to my fellow scientists to remember their responsibility to humanity."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Humanity, Responsibility, Scientists)

"I saw science as being in harmony with humanity."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Science, Being, Harmony, Humanity)

"I did not imagine that the second half of my life would be spent on efforts to avert a mortal danger to humanity created by science."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Life, Science, Danger, Humanity)

"Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That's how rich I want to be."
- Rita Rudner
(Related: People, Humanity, Respect, Want)

"Anyway, I just haven't been able to find any humanity in any Republican candidate ever in my entire life."
- Alan Rudolph
(Related: Life, Humanity, Republican)

"They said that Seven was a former Borg who had been human and had been assimilated. She was regaining her humanity. I had no interest in this character."
- Jeri Ryan
(Related: Character, Humanity, Interest)

"Probably all the books I've ever written have been efforts to define the boundaries of humanity."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Books, Humanity)

"No one makes a revolution by himself; and there are some revolutions which humanity accomplishes without quite knowing how, because it is everybody who takes them in hand."
- George Sand
(Related: Revolution, Humanity)

"The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Happiness, Discovery, Humanity)

"The world changes materially. Science makes advances in technology and understanding. But the world of humanity doesn't change."
- Pierre Schaeffer
(Related: Change, Science, Technology, Humanity, Understanding, World)

"In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leadership, vision and inspiration not seen since World War II, we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Time, War, Leadership, Inspiration, Vision, Fact, Humanity, states, United, World, World war)

"The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Error, Humanity, Struggle, Want)

"In a world of inhumanity, war and terrorism, American citizenship is a very precious possession."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: War, American, Citizenship, Possession, Terrorism, World)

"Set religion free, and a new humanity will begin."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Religion, Humanity, Will)

"Religion is not only a part of education, an element of humanity, but the center of everything else, always the first and the ultimate, the absolutely original."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Religion, Education, First, Humanity)

"The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had."
- Eric Schmidt
(Related: Anarchy, First, Humanity, Internet)

"I feel my job as an actor is to explore all sides of humanity."
- Kyra Sedgwick
(Related: Actor, Humanity, Job)

"Do not be surprised if I adore as God what you called humanity, since you talked of humanity as if it was empty of spirit and you think in the flesh according to the flesh."
- Michael Servetus
(Related: God, Humanity, Spirit)

"The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Hate, Sin)

"Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Love, Beauty, Truth, Knowledge, Virtue, Glory, Humanity)

"The romantic idea is that everybody around a writer must suffer for his talent. I think a writer is a citizen of humanity, part of his nation, part of his family. He may have to make some compromises."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Family, Talent, Idea, Humanity, May, Nation, Romantic, Writer)

"I sincerely believe that if Bush and Cheney recognized the full humanity of other people's mothers around the world, they wouldn't commit the crimes they commit."
- Wallace Shawn
(Related: People, Humanity, Mothers, World)

"Americans, particularly after World War II, tended to romanticize war because in World War II our cause was the cause of humanity, and our soldiers brought home glory and victory, and thank God that they did. But it led us to romanticize it to some extent."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: Home, War, God, Victory, Americans, Cause, Glory, Humanity, Soldiers, World, World war)

"When I reached adulthood, even now, I could afford to belong to a country club. But I could never belong to a private club because of my experience as a child, because it would isolate me from the whole of humanity."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Experience, Adulthood, Country, Humanity, Now)

"But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul; and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit what I shall soon cease to be - a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others and intolerable to myself."
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
(Related: Soul, Humanity)

"The hand of fate had dipped into the ragbag of humanity."
- Jean Shepherd
(Related: Fate, Humanity)

"The future may be made up of many factors but where it truly lies is in the hearts and minds of men. Your dedication should not be confined for your own gain, but unleashes your passion for our beloved country as well as for the integrity and humanity of mankind."
- Li Ka Shing
(Related: Men, Country, Dedication, Future, Gain, Humanity, Integrity, Lies, Mankind, May, Passion)

"Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Virtue, Generosity, Humanity, Woman)

"Above all nations is humanity."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Humanity, Nations)

"The novelist must look on humanity without partiality or prejudice. His sympathy, like that of the historian, must be unbounded, and untainted by sect or party."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Sympathy, Humanity, Party, Prejudice)

"The materials of the novelist must be real; they must be gathered from the field of humanity by his actual observation."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Humanity, Observation)

"Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice."
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Conscience, Humanity, Justice, Voice)

"We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity."
- George Soros
(Related: Leadership, Power, Humanity, Responsibility, World)

"My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being."
- Wole Soyinka
(Related: Music, Being, Humanity, Listening, Nothing, Opera, Painting, Poems, Reading, Struggle, Writers)

"The right of each individual in any relation to secure to himself the full benefits of his intelligence, his capacity, his industry and skill are among the inalienable inheritances of humanity."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Intelligence, Benefits, Humanity, Right, Skill)

"By recognizing that the chemical atom is composed of single separable electric quanta, humanity has taken a great step forward in the investigation of the natural world."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Humanity, Investigation, World)

"I believe I am doing the work for humanity. This show is so uplifting."
- Howard Stern
(Related: Work, Humanity)

"In all unmerciful actions, the worst of men pay this compliment at least to humanity, as to endeavour to wear as much of the appearance of it, as the case will well let them."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Men, Actions, Appearance, Compliment, Humanity, Will)

"I expect to plead not for the slave only, but for suffering humanity everywhere. Especially do I mean to labor for the elevation of my sex."
- Lucy Stone
(Related: Sex, Humanity, Labor, Suffering)

"When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity, and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing performance and self devotion, we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features, by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity."
- John Strachan
(Related: Performance, Christianity, Despair, Devotion, Heroes, Humanity, Self)

"When the Jews speak of humanity, they mean only the totality of Jews."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Humanity)

"The age of chivalry has gone; the age of humanity has come."
- Charles Sumner
(Related: Age, Chivalry, Humanity)

"The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man."
- Charles Sumner
(Related: Humanity, Intellect)

"Using the power you derive from the discovery of the truth about racism in South Africa, you will help us to remake our part of the world into a corner of the globe on which all - of which all of humanity can be proud."
- Oliver Tambo
(Related: Power, Truth, Discovery, Help, Humanity, Racism, Will, World)

"I am a man, and whatever concerns humanity is of interest to me."
- Terence
(Related: Humanity, Interest)

"You have to open your mind. I like the ability to express myself in a deep way. It's the closest music to our humanity - it's like a folk music that rises up out of a culture."
- Sonny Terry
(Related: Music, Ability, Culture, Deep, Folk, Humanity, Mind, Open)

"If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Humanity)

"Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Humanity, Unconscious)

"The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Life, Humanity, Meaning)

"The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces - in nature, in society, in man himself."
- Leon Trotsky
(Related: Nature, Society, Blind, Consciousness, Humanity, May)

"Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff."
- Sojourner Truth
(Related: Religion, Humanity, Poor)

"The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever."
- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
(Related: Earth, Humanity, Mankind)

"Books are humanity in print."
- Barbara Tuchman
(Related: Books, Humanity)

"Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity."
- Desmond Tutu
(Related: Humanity)

"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together."
- Desmond Tutu
(Related: Humanity)

"Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity."
- Desmond Tutu
(Related: Humanity)

"But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?"
- Mark Twain
(Related: Humanity, Satan)

"When justice has spoken, humanity must have its turn."
- Pierre Vergniaud
(Related: Humanity, Justice)

"France, for example, loves at the same time history and the drama, because the one explores the vast destinies of humanity, and the other the individual lot of man."
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: History, Time, Drama, Example, France, Humanity)

"The work that is truly productive is the domain of a steadily smaller and more elite fraction of humanity."
- Vernor Vinge
(Related: Work, Humanity)

"What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature."
- Voltaire
(Related: Nature, Error, First, Folly, Humanity, Law, Tolerance)

"We will win the battle for Africa, which is in effect a battle for Humanity."
- Abdoulaye Wade
(Related: Battle, Effect, Humanity, Will)

"Humanity lives and always has lived on certain elemental provisions."
- Charles Wagner
(Related: Humanity)

"America is ready for intelligent talk. I am ready to bring some humanity to TV."
- John Walsh
(Related: America, Humanity, Talk)

"It would be nice to feel that we are a better world, a world of more compassion and a world of more humanity, and to believe in the basic goodness of man."
- Barbara Walters
(Related: Compassion, Goodness, Humanity, World)

"Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions."
- William Arthur Ward
(Related: Humanity)

"The bottom line always remains the same: What is the basic humanity of the character? How do I make them resonate with the reader?"
- Len Wein
(Related: Character, Humanity)

"Whoever refuses to remember the inhumanity is prone to new risks of infection."
- Richard von Weizsaecker
"I'm always watching people over a short time frame, putting them in an extreme position. Sometimes you don't see the humanity in a person because the time frame is so short and the circumstance so extreme."
- Irvine Welsh
(Related: Time, People, Circumstance, Extreme, Humanity)

"I think you have to find the humanity in the character and then the deterioration is a part of the process - the journey of the character. It's like playing King Lear. You can start off as a nice old man who finishes up crazy."
- David Wenham
(Related: Character, Humanity, Journey, Old)

"Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy."
- Franz Werfel
(Related: Art, Religion, God, Humanity)

"Humanity is never more sphinxlike than when it is expressing itself."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Humanity)

"It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Expression, Humanity, Literature)

"To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Artist, Humanity, Manners)

"Justice for crimes against humanity must have no limitations."
- Simon Wiesenthal
(Related: Humanity, Justice, Limitations)

"It is impossible to deny that Christians and Muslims have a common agenda here: both faiths have at their heart the living image of a community raised up by God's call to reveal to the world what God's purpose is for humanity."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: God, Heart, Purpose, Community, Humanity, Living, World)

"All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Work, God, Progress, Humanity)

"We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Work, God, Progress, Humanity)

"It's all about humanity, humility, and integrity."
- Debra Wilson
(Related: Humanity, Humility, Integrity)

"We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means to humanity."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Humanity)

"The essence of humanity's spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?"
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Truth, Humanity, Spiritual, World)

"It's obvious that the key problem facing humanity in the coming century is how to bring a better quality of life - for 8 billion or more people - without wrecking the environment entirely in the attempt."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Life, Quality, People, Environment, Humanity, Key, Obvious)

"Property as compared with humanity, as compared with the red blood in the American people, must take second place, not first place."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: People, American, Blood, First, Humanity, Property)

"Virginians were no more angels or philanthropists than people to the north or to the south of them. They were moved by their affections, their interest, and their resentments, just as humanity is moved today."
- John Sergeant Wise
(Related: People, Angels, Humanity, Interest, Today)

"He's not rewarding us by talking to us. He's talking to us because He has something to say to us directly, as opposed to the things He says to all humanity."
- Gene Wolfe
(Related: Humanity, Talking)

"For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Music, Nature, Hearing, Humanity, Youth)

"The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness."
- Minoru Yamasaki
(Related: Men, Peace, Belief, Greatness, Ability, Beliefs, Cooperation, Dedication, Dignity, Humanity, Living, Symbol, Trade, World)

"The State becomes society or humanity on the ethical side, a production and trade system on the economic side."
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Related: Society, Humanity, Production, State, Trade)