Quotes and Sayings about Mankind



"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
(Related: Science, Power, Day, Existence, Mankind, May, Race, Suicide, World)

"Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty."
- John Adams
(Related: 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
(Related: Design, America, Earth, Mankind, Providence, Wonder)

"If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?"
- John Adams
(Related: 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
(Related: Earth, Liberty, Mankind, Religious)

"Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Experience, Life, Genius, Mankind, Now, Passion, Shakespeare, Will, Yield)

"Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Mankind)

"If any foes of mine are there, I pardon every one: I hope that man and womankind will do the same by me."
- William Allingham
(Related: Hope, Man, Will)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Family, People, Country, Help, Mankind, Nation, Respect, Wrong)

"This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Man, Mankind)

"Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: 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
(Related: Faith, Sympathy, Progress, Cause, Desire, Future, Mankind, May)

"An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Feeling, Forget, Mankind, Religious, Spiritual, Thinking, World)

"How could you fear a dearth? Have not mankind tho' slain by millions, millions left behind?"
- Joel Barlow
(Related: Fear, Mankind)

"I do not like sports, unless you consider treating all humankind with love and respect a sport."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Love, Sports, Respect)

"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
(Related: Imagination, Civilization, America, Columbus, Electricity, Mankind, Present, State)

"All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Mankind)

"One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Guests, Mankind)

"To mankind in general Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Lady, Mankind)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Music, Knowledge, Mankind, World)

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

"I wished to go completely outside and to make a symbolic start for my enterprise of regenerating the life of humankind within the body of society and to prepare a positive future in this context."
- Joseph Beuys
(Related: Life, Society, Positive, Body, Future)

"No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Art, Language, Past)

"The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens, though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind."
- William Blackstone
(Related: Law, Liberty, Man, Mankind)

"It's difficult to understand why people don't realize that pets are gifts to mankind."
- Linda Blair
(Related: 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
(Related: Mankind, Present)

"Being in an area of the planet where scientists believe mankind started is quite amazing."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Civilization, Destiny, Living, Mankind, World)

"Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Food, First, Justice, Mankind)

"I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am."
- James Boswell
(Related: Hate, Mankind)

"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
(Related: 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.
(Related: Life, Sex, Force, Interest, Mankind, Motive)

"No one who has come to true greatness has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to the people, and what God has given them he gives it for mankind."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Life, God, People, Greatness, Mankind)

"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
(Related: Life, God, Greatness, Man, Mankind, Race)

"It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy, we go out and wreck something with it."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Time, Energy, Mankind)

"What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Talent, Purpose, Mankind)

"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
(Related: Circumstances, Effect, Mankind, Reality)

"Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: 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
(Related: Mankind, May)

"He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Hate, Mankind)

"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)

"Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end."
- Karel Capek
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Commerce, Fact, Mankind, Protection, Will)

"All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Thought, Books, Lying, Magic, Mankind)

"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
(Related: Being, Key, Mankind, Reason)

"Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Enemies, Mankind)

"We never, ever in the history of mankind have had access to so much information so quickly and so easily."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: History, Information, Mankind)

"We leave as we came and, god willing, as we shall return, with peace, and hope for all mankind."
- Eugene Cernan
(Related: God, Peace, Hope, Mankind)

"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
(Related: Civilization, Generations, Mankind, Struggle, Will, World)

"A vision of truth which does not call upon us to get out of our armchair - why, this is the desideratum of mankind."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Truth, Vision, Mankind)

"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
(Related: God, Act, Constitution, Judgment, Justice, Mankind, Military, Necessity)

"To govern mankind, one must not overrate them."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Mankind)

"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
(Related: Mankind, Manners, Morals)

"Every game ever invented by mankind, is a way of making things hard for the fun of it!"
- John Ciardi
(Related: Fun, Mankind)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Government, Desire, First, Mankind, Necessity)

"Mankind have their local attachments. They have a particular regard for the spot, in which they were born and nurtured."
- Thomas Clarkson
(Related: Mankind)

"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
(Related: Faith, Men, Trust, Courage, Ethics, Mankind, Now, Past, Sight, Spirit, Tolerance, Will)

"Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition."
- Henry Clay
(Related: Competition, Mankind)

"Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality."
- Adam Clayton
(Related: Equality, Belief, Brothers, Man, Mankind)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Death, Destruction, Man, Mankind, May, Nation, Will)

"All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Mankind)

"'Never again' is the rallying cry for all who believe that mankind must speak out against genocide."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Genocide, Mankind)

"Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: History, Earth, Mankind)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Courage, Effort, Mankind, Mind, World)

"India has indeed a great and free future before her, in which she can make her special contribution to the well-being of mankind. The first and indispensable part of that contribution is to work with the United Nations for the defeat of fascism and of brutal aggression."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Work, Aggression, Defeat, Fascism, First, Future, Mankind, Nations, United)

"I cannot but think that it would be a great step if mankind could familiarise themselves with the idea that they are spirits incorporated for a time in the flesh re spirits incorporated for a time in the flesh."
- Catherine Crowe
(Related: Time, Idea, Mankind, Spirits)

"To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Gods, Mankind)

"The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Life, Change, Experience, Mistake, Growth, Enjoyment, Exercise, Mankind)

"Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature's secrets? The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind, or whether the knowledge will be harmful."
- Pierre Curie
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Mankind, Question, Right, Secrets, Will)

"Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind."
- George William Curtis
(Related: Intelligence, Thoughts, Approval, Deeds, Fame, Mankind, Reputation)

"A man is as old as his arteries and his interests. If he permits his economic, religious, or social arteries to harden, or loses interest in whatever concerns mankind... he will need only six feet of earth."
- Josephus Daniels
(Related: Earth, Feet, Interest, Man, Mankind, Old, Religious, Will)

"In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: History)

"What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to humankind. Each face in the rainbow of colors that populate our world is precious and special."
- Morris Dees
(Related: Colors, Privilege, World)

"The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Civilization, Improvement, Mankind, Security)

"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
- John Donne
(Related: Death, Man, Mankind)

"If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Life, Love, Belief, Force, Immortality, Living, Mankind, World)

"Today the fate of humankind is even more crucially linked than ever before. The boundaries between the problems of "others" and "our" problems are being increasingly erased."
- Janez Drnovsek
(Related: Being, Fate, Problems, Today)

"Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men use their full resources only in tasks of war. While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize the potentialities, particularly the moral and spiritual potentialities, which we usually reserve for war."
- John Foster Dulles
(Related: Men, Peace, War, Mankind, Spiritual, Will)

"To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Choice, Desire, Mankind, Service, Welfare, World)

"There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Ambition, Mankind, World)

"I hope for your help to explore and protect the wild ocean in ways that will restore the health and, in so doing, secure hope for humankind. Health to the ocean means health for us."
- Sylvia Earle
(Related: Health, Hope, Help, Ocean, Will)

"Poems in a way are spells against death. They are milestones, to see where you were then from where you are now. To perpetuate your feelings, to establish them. If you have in any way touched the central heart of mankind's feelings, you'll survive."
- Richard Eberhart
(Related: Death, Feelings, Heart, Mankind, Now, Poems)

"Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Love, Truth, People, Learning, Lies, Mankind, Mission, Passion)

"A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Life, Nature, War, Time, Books, Mankind)

"I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true. But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction."
- David Eddings
(Related: Science, Extreme, Fiction, Mankind, Opinion, Popularity, Theory)

"Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Happiness, Love, Truth, Mankind, Spiritual)

"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Disease, Mankind, Nationalism)

"We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Mankind, Thinking)

"The lust of avarice as so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Wealth, Lust, Mankind)

"Humankind cannot bear very much reality."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Reality)

"It's Microsoft versus mankind, with Microsoft having only a slight lead."
- Larry Ellison
(Related: Mankind)

"All mankind love a lover."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Love, Mankind)

"By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Mankind)

"I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Wife, People, Difference, Doubt, Insanity, Man, Mankind)

"I certainly feel that the time is not far distant when a knowledge of the principles of diet will be an essential part of one's education. Then mankind will eat to live, be able to do better mental and physical work and disease will be less frequent."
- Fannie Farmer
(Related: Diet, Time, Work, Education, Knowledge, Disease, Mankind, Principles, Will)

"The history of mankind is confined within a limited period, and from every quarter brings an intimation that human affairs have had a beginning."
- Adam Ferguson
(Related: History, Beginning, Mankind)

"Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this, from realm to realm we roam. Our fleets come loaded with every folly home."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Home, Love, Folly, Mankind, Mind, Novelty, Rules)

"You may count on Mexico's support, since your commitment to the noblest causes of mankind and your vast experience are and will be invaluable in enabling us, together, to achieve a better world."
- Vicente Fox
(Related: Experience, Causes, Commitment, Mankind, May, Support, Will, World)

"Liberty is not the unique right of Americans or even Westerners, but is mankind's right."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Americans, Liberty, Mankind, Right)

"Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected."
- Robert Frank
(Related: Hope, Colors, Despair, Mankind, Photography)

"All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Mankind)

"When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?"
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Difficulties, Mankind, Will)

"I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Mankind, Value)

"In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Nature, Cookery, Improvement, Mankind)

"The man of science, like the man of letters, is too apt to view mankind only in the abstract, selecting in his consideration only a single side of our complex and many-sided being."
- James G. Frazer
(Related: Science, Being, Consideration, Letters, Man, Mankind)

"The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind - not the fiend or the sadist."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Power, Danger, Man, Mankind)

"In particular, for younger researchers on whom the future of mankind may depend. We believe that they are working with all the scientific wisdom at their disposal for the preservation of the inheritance of the earth and for the lasting survival of mankind."
- Kenichi Fukui
(Related: Wisdom, Survival, Earth, Future, Inheritance, Mankind, May)

"Chemistry itself knows altogether too well that - given the real fear that the scarcity of global resources and energy might threaten the unity of mankind - chemistry is in a position to make a contribution towards securing a true peace on earth."
- Kenichi Fukui
(Related: Peace, Fear, Earth, Energy, Mankind, Unity)

"A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Power, Policy, Books, Devil, Ignorance, Mankind, Poison, Will)

"Be it whim or emergency, the modern laboratory is equally at the service of romance, equally ready to gratify mankind with a torpedo or a toy."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Romance, Mankind, Service, Whim)

"Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Destruction, Force, Man, Mankind)

"Our country is the world - our countrymen are all mankind."
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Related: Country, Mankind, World)

"My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind."
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Related: Country, Mankind, World)

"Mankind at its most desperate is often at its best."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Mankind)

"The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt."
- Henry George
(Related: Imagination, Invention, Mankind, March)

"Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life."
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould
(Related: Life, Mankind, Simplicity, Taste)

"History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: History, Mankind)

"History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: History, Mankind)

"It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness that mankind moves so slowly; it is because individuals have a capacity for better things that it moves at all."
- George Gissing
(Related: Mankind, Nations, Stupidity)

"Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind."
- William Godwin
(Related: Government, Conscience, Evil, Forget, Mankind)

"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)

"Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Caution, Mankind, World)

"Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Caution, Mankind, World)

"Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind."
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: Life, First, Mankind)

"It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing mankind today can be solved with means and methods which were applied or seemed to work in the past."
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: Work, Mankind, Past, Problems, Today)

"Mankind is getting smarter every day. Actually, it only seems so. At least we are making progress. We're progressing, to be sure, ever more deeply into the forest."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Progress, Day, Mankind)

"For the first time in history all the major countries in the world are pushing together to reach this goal... building something in space that is really for all humankind."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: History, Time, Goal, Building, Countries, First, Space, World)

"This devil loves mankind because men are going to always make the choice that will send him into ascendancy. He's been winning the game for a long time."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Men, Time, Winning, Choice, Devil, Mankind, Will)

"The end of science is not to prove a theory, but to improve mankind."
- Manly Hall
(Related: Science, End, Mankind, Theory)

"Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor of whatever is countenanced by antiquity, enforced by authority, and recommended by custom."
- Robert Hall
(Related: Authority, Custom, Mankind)

"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Nature, Divinity, Rights, Human nature, Mankind, Old)

"I'm quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern - mankind."
- Chico Hamilton
(Related: Life, Music, Artists, Concern, Mankind, Medicine, Painting, Sculpture)

"It is a mistake to think that we can control the breeding of mankind in the long run by an appeal to conscience."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Mistake, Control, Breeding, Conscience, Mankind)

"Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Thought, Knowledge, Mankind, Wind)

"Do not commit the error, common among the young, of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind you have failed."
- Jan de Hartog
(Related: Error, Mankind)

"It avoids a self-conscious relationship to the act. We live in the most self-conscious society in the history of mankind. There are good things in that, but there are also terrible things. The worst of it is, that we find it hard to give ourselves to the cultural process."
- Larry Harvey
(Related: History, Society, Act, Mankind, Self)

"To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem... ridiculous."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Virtue, Being, Mankind, Race)

"To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Wisdom, Virtue, Mankind)

"It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern thinkers that mankind has progressed more rapidly in every other respect than in morality."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Morality, Mankind, Respect)

"A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge we imagined to be superstitious or useless, prove today on examination to have been of immense value to mankind."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Knowledge, Examination, Mankind, Today, Value)

"The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and peace are deep-seated and powerful. They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Peace, Deep, Driving, Mankind, Unity)

"The vast upheaval of the World War set in motion forces that will either destroy civilization or raise mankind to undreamed of heights of human welfare and prosperity."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: War, Civilization, Mankind, Prosperity, Welfare, Will, World, World war)

"Christendom appears clearly to me to be one of those trifling, insignificant arts, which has never been of any substantial advantage to mankind."
- Edward Hicks
(Related: Mankind)

"Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Peace, Mankind, Will)

"I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Death, Power, Desire, Mankind)

"If we go back in the history of different nations, violence and the use of force are part of their heritage. These are the traditions of mankind."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: History, Force, Mankind, Nations, Traditions, Violence)

"By the by, if the English race had done nothing else, yet if they left the world the notion of a gentleman, they would have done a great service to mankind."
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Related: English, Gentleman, Mankind, Nothing, Race, Service, World)

"A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong."
- Horace
(Related: Purpose, Mankind, Pride, Right, Vices, Wrong)

"I like to watch mankind in its futile attempt to understand the unknown, when they don't even understand that which they know."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Mankind)

"I sometimes think God allows Great Britain to be unprincipled for the good of mankind."
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: God, Mankind)

"Democracy is the common pursuit of mankind, and all countries must earnestly protect the democratic rights of the people."
- Jinato Hu
(Related: People, Countries, Democracy, Rights, Mankind, Pursuit)

"Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Ideas, Facts, Mankind)

"Life is made too easy. Mankind's moral fibre is giving way under the softening influence of luxury."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Life, Giving, Influence, Luxury, Mankind)

"Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue."
- David Hume
(Related: Men, Virtue, Heaven, Hell, Mankind, Vice)

"For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: History, Power, Time, End, First, Future, Mankind, Past, Present)

"According to the now almost universally accepted theory, all the races of mankind had a common origin."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Mankind, Now, Theory)

"The proper study of mankind is books."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Books, Mankind, Study)

"The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Wisdom, Crime, Man, Mankind, Medicine, Open, Suffering)

"The more rapidly truth is spread among mankind the better it will be for them. Only let us be sure that it is the truth."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Truth, Mankind, Will)

"I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment, by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Happiness, Men, Man, Mankind)

"A great revolution in just one single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of humankind."
- Daisaku Ikeda
(Related: Change, Society, Destiny, Revolution, Help, Will)

"It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Wisdom, Mankind)

"Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Religion, Mankind, Reform, Slavery)

"The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour."
- William James
(Related: Power, Nature, Alcohol, Earth, Facts, Human nature, Mankind)

"The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, War, Rights, Mankind, Open, Republican)

"The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves the world."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Mankind, Opinion, World)

"Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Friendship, Peace, Policy, Mankind, May)

"Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Mankind, Right)

"Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Credit, Duty, Mankind, Will)

"I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: War, Mankind)

"I shall endeavour still further to prosecute this inquiry, an inquiry I trust not merely speculative, but of sufficient moment to inspire the pleasing hope of its becoming essentially beneficial to mankind."
- Edward Jenner
(Related: Trust, Hope, Mankind)

"In the world of the present, in our time, we feel that suffering, anguish, the torments of body and soul, are greater than ever before in the history of mankind."
- Eyvind Johnson
(Related: History, Time, Soul, Body, Mankind, Present, Suffering, World)

"To get a name can happen but to few; it is one of the few things that cannot be brought. It is the free gift of mankind, which must be deserved before it will be granted, and is at last unwillingly bestowed."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Mankind, Name, Will)

"I address myself to the Communists, to those Communists who were prompted to join the Party by the progressive ideas of mankind and socialism, and not by selfish personal interests - let us represent our pure and just ideas by pure and just means."
- Janos Kadar
(Related: Ideas, Mankind, Party, Socialism)

"Test yourself on mankind. It is something that makes the doubter doubt, the believer believe."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Doubt, Mankind)

"The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: History, Mankind)

"From a scientific perspective there is some indication that a nuclear war could deplete the earth's ozone layer or, less likely, could bring on a new Ice Age - but there is no suggestion that either the created order or mankind would be destroyed in the process."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Age, War, Earth, Mankind, Order, Perspective)

"Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.'"
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: War, Evil, Mankind, Praise, Will)

"As I watch what is happening in the Middle East and the carnage that comes over our television screens every evening, I cannot help but ask myself, what is wrong with humankind that we cannot stop the killing?"
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Evening, Help, Killing, Television, Wrong)

"When there is life and mankind, a person will live striving for good deeds, liberty and a bright life, and wish that goodness and justice will reign in the world."
- Islom Karimov
(Related: Life, Deeds, Goodness, Justice, Liberty, Mankind, Will, World)

"Before the discovery of agriculture mankind was everywhere so divided, the size of each group being determined by the natural fertility of its locality."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Agriculture, Being, Discovery, Mankind)

"There is no short and easy road, no magic cure for those ills which have afflicted mankind from the dawn of history."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: History, Cure, Dawn, Magic, Mankind, Road)

"Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: War, End, Mankind)

"We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: History, Power, Mankind, World)

"Art must unquestionably have a social value; that is, as a potential means of communication it must be addressed, and in comprehensible terms, to the understanding of mankind."
- Rockwell Kent
(Related: Art, Communication, Mankind, Potential, Understanding, Value)

"All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together."
- Jack Kerouac
(Related: Dream, Mankind)

"Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't get mad they'll bite you - but stay mad and you'll never be bitten. Dogs don't respect humility and sorrow."
- Jack Kerouac
(Related: Gods, Dogs, Humility, Mankind, Respect, Sorrow)

"The law established by the Creator, which has existed from the beginning, extends over the whole globe, is everywhere and at all times binding upon mankind."
- Rufus King
(Related: Beginning, Law, Mankind)

"Far more has been accomplished for the welfare and progress of mankind by preventing bad actions than by doing good ones."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Progress, Actions, Mankind, Welfare)

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Love, Peace, War, Truth, Brotherhood, Mankind, Midnight, Racism, Reality, Will, Word)

"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Mankind, Words)

"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)

"Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a better place."
- Jeff Koons
(Related: Art, Act, Effect, Mankind, Responsibility, Word)

"If a psychiatric and scientific inquiry were to be made upon our rulers, mankind would be appalled at the disclosures."
- Alfred Korzybski
(Related: Mankind)

"If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers."
- Joseph Wood Krutch
(Related: God, People, Mankind)

"We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Love, Fear, Children, Choice, Choices, Day, Mankind)

"Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim."
- Alphonse de Lamartine
(Related: Cruelty, Difference, Mankind)

"Mankind are divided into sects, and individuals think very differently on religious subjects, from the purest motives; and that gracious common Parent, who loves all his children alike, beholds with approbation every one who worships him in sincerity."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Children, Mankind, Motives, Religious, Sincerity)

"The simultaneous reactions elicited all over the world by the reading of newspaper dispatches about the same events create, as it were, a common mental pulse beat for the whole of civilized mankind."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Events, Mankind, Reading, World)

"Propaganda must appeal to mankind's better judgment and to the necessary belief in a better future. For this belief, the valley of the shadow of death is but a war station on the road to the blessed summit."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Death, War, Belief, Future, Judgment, Mankind, Propaganda, Road, Shadow)

"Internationalism is a community theory of society which is founded on economic, spiritual, and biological facts. It maintains that respect for a healthy development of human society and of world civilization requires that mankind be organized internationally."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Society, Civilization, Development, Community, Facts, Mankind, Respect, Spiritual, Theory, World)

"History proves abundantly that pure science, undertaken without regard to applications to human needs, is usually ultimately of direct benefit to mankind."
- Irving Langmuir
(Related: History, Science, Mankind, Needs)

"Happy indeed is the scientist who not only has the pleasures which I have enumerated, but who also wins the recognition of fellow scientists and of the mankind which ultimately benefits from his endeavors."
- Irving Langmuir
(Related: Benefits, Mankind, Scientists)

"Christianity is usually called a religion. As a religion it has had a wider geographic spread and is more deeply rooted among more peoples than any other religion in the history of mankind."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: History, Religion, Christianity, Mankind)

"My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Happiness, Wife, Intimacy, Man, Mankind, Philosophy, State, Woman)

"Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Death, Creation, Existence, Horror, Mankind)

"The proper study of mankind is man in his relation to his deity."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Man, Mankind, Study)

"Mankind deserves sacrifice - but not of mankind."
- Stanislaw Lec
(Related: Sacrifice, Mankind)

"Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind."
- Giacomo Leopardi
(Related: Experience, Life, Hatred, Mankind, Philosophy, Solitude, World)

"What is a hero without love for mankind."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: Love, Mankind)

"We hope that this honor you have done us will bring the time of further realization of these benefits closer and will help all mankind to live better and be happier through the atom and isotopes."
- Willard Libby
(Related: Time, Hope, Benefits, Help, Honor, Mankind, Will)

"Sickness is mankind's greatest defect."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Mankind, Sickness)

"To live in mankind is far more than to live in a name."
- Vachel Lindsay
(Related: Mankind, Name)

"All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions."
- John Locke
(Related: Health, Life, Being, Harm, Liberty, Mankind, Possessions)

"I fear that the hearts of the vast majority of mankind would beat on strongly and steadily and without any quickening if the league were to perish altogether."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Fear, Majority, Mankind)

"Our ideal is to make her ever stronger and better and finer, because in that way alone, as we believe, can she be of the greatest service to the world's peace and to the welfare of mankind."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Peace, Mankind, Service, Welfare, World)

"She has great problems of her own to solve, very grim and perilous problems, and a right solution, if we can attain to it, would largely benefit mankind."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Mankind, Problems, Right, Solution)

"Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Civilization, Freedom, Inheritance, Land, Liberty, Mankind, Ruin, Trifle, Will)

"Music is the universal language of mankind."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Music, Language, Mankind)

"The history of mankind is a history of war."
- Mike Love
(Related: History, War, Mankind)

"Mankind invents things to fight about."
- Mike Love
(Related: Fight, Mankind)

"The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind."
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Related: Mankind, World)

"However, we all share the firm belief in the triumph of humanist and progressive values that mankind has achieved during its long history of struggle and creativeness."
- Tran Duc Luong
(Related: History, Belief, Values, Mankind, Struggle)

"Humanistic values of equality and equal rights for all nations and individuals as crystallized in the principles of the United Nations Charter are mankind's great achievements in the 20th century."
- Tran Duc Luong
(Related: Equality, Values, Rights, Mankind, Nations, Principles, United)

"The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay."
- Martin Luther
(Related: God, Mankind, Mystery)

"The fact is, every thinker, every philosopher, the moment he is forced to abandon his one-sided intellectual occupation by practical necessity, immediately returns to the general point of view of mankind."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Fact, Mankind, Necessity, Occupation)

"Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Gain, Mankind, May)

"Superstitions and belief in magic are perennial in just the same way as religion, and something near to being universal among mankind; and why this is so may be interesting, but in most cases the beliefs themselves are devoid of interesting content, at least to me."
- Bryan Magee
(Related: Religion, Belief, Being, Beliefs, Content, Magic, Mankind, May)

"The histories of mankind are histories only of the higher classes."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Mankind)

"When I joined the Communist movement in 1935 it was based upon the belief that mankind's future was to be found there. Certainly, millions who joined it the world over, like myself, didn't join it for profit."
- Albert Maltz
(Related: Belief, Future, Mankind, Profit, World)

"And Marx spoke of the fact that socialism will be the kingdom of freedom, where man realizes himself in a way that humankind has never seen before. This was an inspiring body of literature to read."
- Albert Maltz
(Related: Body, Fact, Freedom, Inspiring, Literature, Man, Socialism, Will)

"The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Art, End, Energy, Mankind)

"Through all of history mankind has ingested psychedelic substances. Those substances exist to put you in touch with spirits beyond yourself, with the creator, with the creative impulse of the planet."
- Ray Manzarek
(Related: History, Mankind, Spirits)

"You can believe that he was taught to love and respect all mankind - but to fear no man."
- Wellington Mara
(Related: Love, Fear, Man, Mankind, Respect)

"Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all."
- Bob Marley
(Related: Ambition, Mankind)

"I think it's wrong the way they criminalize herb. There are many more uses than just smoking. Beneficial to mankind."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Mankind, Smoking, Wrong)

"Religion is the belief in an ever-living God, that is, in a Divine Mind and Will ruling the Universe and holding moral relations with mankind."
- James Martineau
(Related: Religion, God, Belief, Mankind, Mind, Universe, Will)

"The augmentation of slaves weakens the states; and such a trade is diabolical in itself, and disgraceful to mankind."
- George Mason
(Related: Mankind, states, Trade)

"Families are the Nurseries of all Societies; and the First combinations of mankind."
- Cotton Mather
(Related: First, Mankind)

"No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start."
- Larry McMurtry
(Related: Money, Success, Illusion, Mankind)

"There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Being, Delight, Mankind, Proof, World)

"Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not."
- Mencius
(Related: Evil, Heaven, Man, Mankind)

"The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Mankind, Occupation)

"May God be with me! May Heaven bless this New Year. May it be a year of fruitfulness, of peace and prosperity; may it be a year of peace and unity for all mankind; may the world be freed of cholera."
- Giacomo Meyerbeer
(Related: Peace, God, Heaven, Mankind, May, New year, Prosperity, Unity, World)

"The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Power, Mankind, Mediocrity, World)

"As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Battle, Fight, Injustice, Mankind)

"If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Power, Mankind, Opinion)

"Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Happiness, Mankind)

"Equal and united people can above all become a part of the civilization toward which mankind is moving. If we cannot be at the head of the column leading to such a civilization, there is certainly no need for us to be at is tail."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: People, Civilization, Leading, Mankind, United)

"If men do not now succeed in abolishing war, civilization and mankind are doomed."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Men, War, Civilization, Mankind, Now, Succeed)

"The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Mankind)

"All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing."
- Moliere
(Related: History, Books, Dancing, Leaders, Mankind, Skill)

"I want to be distinguished from the rest; to tell the truth, a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me."
- Moliere
(Related: Truth, Friend, Mankind, Rest, Want)

"One sees a blatant disregard for the precious souls of mankind."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Mankind)

"I write to keep from going mad from the contradictions I find among mankind - and to work some of those contradictions out for myself."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Work, Mankind)

"Throughout history no one has suffered more than God. He has suffered because his own children fell away from him. Ever since the Fall, God has been working tirelessly for the restoration of mankind. People do not know this brokenhearted aspect of God."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: History, God, People, Children, Mankind)

"In dedicating his estate to the honoring of endeavors that benefit mankind, Alfred Nobel expressed a lifelong concern that is even more timely in 1972 than it was in his lifetime."
- Stanford Moore
(Related: Concern, Mankind)

"They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular."
- John Morley
(Related: Virtue, Act, Improvement, Mankind, Trouble)

"Anyone who knows how difficult it is to keep a secret among three men - particularly if they are married - knows how absurd is the idea of a worldwide secret conspiracy consciously controlling all mankind by its financial power; in real, clear analysis."
- Oswald Mosley
(Related: Men, Idea, Power, Financial, Mankind)

"The god of the Christians, as we have seen, is the god who makes promises only to break them; who sends them pestilence and disease in order to heal them; a god who demoralizes mankind in order to improve it."
- Johann Most
(Related: God, Disease, Mankind, Order, Promises)

"For all its terrible faults, in one sense America is still the last, best hope of mankind, because it spells out so vividly the kind of happiness that most people actually want, regardless of what they are told they ought to want."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: Happiness, People, Hope, America, Faults, Mankind, Sense, Want)

"How mankind defers from day to day the best it can do, and the most beautiful things it can enjoy, without thinking that every day may be the last one, and that lost time is lost eternity!"
- Max Muller
(Related: Time, Day, Mankind, May, Thinking)

"However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson; nothing is impossible."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Science, Mankind, Nothing, Possibilities)

"All mankind is now learning that these nuclear weapons can only serve to destroy, never become beneficial."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Learning, Mankind, Now, Weapons)

"In man - in the history of mankind, this has happened many times, and occupation leaders hang on to the land that they're occupying. People fight to liberate their land. But in the end, the people's will is what achieves victory."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: History, People, Victory, End, Fight, Land, Leaders, Man, Mankind, Occupation, Will)

"We have to acknowledge peace is in danger and mankind still has not realised the priority to be given to world dialogue versus armed contradiction and bloodshed."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Peace, Contradiction, Danger, Mankind, World)

"Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Fanatics, Mankind)

"What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Errors, Mankind)

"Mankind: A quality of life upgrade is available to each and every one of you. It should give you a quality of life upgrade, which means no drugs, no alcohol, no fast food - unless, of course, it's a mallard."
- Ted Nugent
(Related: Food, Life, Quality, Alcohol, Drugs)

"It has been a privilege to pursue knowledge for its own sake and to see how it might help mankind in more practical ways."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Knowledge, Help, Mankind, Privilege)

"Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea."
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair
(Related: History, Religion, Idea, Mankind, Misery)

"In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee - or laugh."
- Robert Orben
(Related: Humor, Choices, Crisis, Fight, Mankind)

"In the last fifty years science has advanced more than in the 2,000 previous years and given mankind greater powers over the forces of nature than the ancients ascribed to their gods."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Nature, Science, Gods, Mankind, Years)

"Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell."
- George Orwell
(Related: Civilization, Evil, Heaven, Hell, Mankind)

"Boldness and decision command, often even in evil, the respect and concurrence of mankind."
- Robert Dale Owen
(Related: Decision, Boldness, Evil, Mankind, Respect)

"Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in error."
- Robert Owen
(Related: Religion, Error, Facts, Mankind)

"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Power, Christian, Churches, Inventions, Mankind, Profit)

"Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Religion, Mankind, Tyranny)

"The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Religion, Country, Mankind, World)

"The most wonderful study of mankind is man. Relieving human suffering and diffusing universal knowledge is humanitarian."
- Daniel D. Palmer
(Related: Knowledge, Man, Mankind, Study, Suffering)

"No man is so great as mankind."
- Theodore Parker
(Related: Man, Mankind)

"You must strive to multiply bread so that it suffices for the tables of mankind, and not rather favor an artificial control of birth, which would be irrational, in order to diminish the number of guests at the banquet of life."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Life, Control, Guests, Mankind, Order)

"We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Faith, God, Christmas, Mankind)

"Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold."
- Joseph Chilton Pearce
(Related: Intelligence, Play)

"Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Brotherhood, Forget, Mankind, Sorrow, Suffering)

"The history of mankind is the history of ideas."
- Luigi Pirandello
(Related: History, Ideas, Mankind)

"A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants."
- Plato
(Related: Mankind, Needs, Self, State)

"Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Life, Men, Death, Delay, Mankind, Property, World, Youth)

"Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts."
- Plotinus
(Related: Gods, Mankind)

"The proper study of Mankind is Man."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Man, Mankind, Study)

"I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: End, Gain, Madness, Mankind, Party)

"Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: God, Man, Mankind, Study)

"There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world."
- Karl Popper
(Related: History, Life, Power, Mankind, World)

"Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil... prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon."
- Terry Prachett
(Related: Death, Thought, Evil, Mankind, Prayer)

"The kingdom of God is a theocracy. And as it is the only form of government which will redeem and save mankind, it is necessary that every soul should be rightly and thoroughly instructed in regard to its nature and general characteristics."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: Government, Nature, God, Soul, Mankind, Will)

"History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior."
- Vladimir Putin
(Related: Government, History, Mankind)

"Emphasis on the common emotive or affective origins of music and words in the first cries of humankind undermines words."
- Jean Philippe Rameau
(Related: Music, First, Words)

"Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Mankind, Radical)

"I have not the slightest doubt that this form of individuation represents a higher stage in the evolution of mankind."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Doubt, Evolution, Mankind)

"In the evolution of mankind there has always been a certain degree of social coherence."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Evolution, Mankind)

"A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality."
- William Winwood Reade
(Related: Religion, Success, Morality, Buddhism, Mankind, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Spirit)

"I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Cause, Community, Country, Mankind, Now, Weapons, World)

"But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof, that distinctions found in the structure of all languages, have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious a way of treating the common sense of mankind."
- Thomas Reid
(Related: Nature, Common sense, First, Mankind, Proof)

"I know that if the peace movement takes its message boldly to the Negro people a powerful force can be secured in pursuit of the greatest goal of all mankind. And the same is true of labor and the great democratic sections of our population."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: Peace, People, Goal, Force, Labor, Mankind, Population, Pursuit)

"In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Gratitude, Hope, Favors, Mankind)

"I think I did every drug known to mankind, smoked crack, boozed, dropped acid, you name it."
- Kid Rock
(Related: Mankind, Name)

"Only when every one of us and every nation learns the secret of love for all mankind will the world become a great orchestra, following the beat of the Greatest Conductor of all."
- Artur Rodzinski
(Related: Love, Mankind, Nation, Will, World)

"Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, Mankind, Mind, Thoughtful)

"War was forced upon mankind in his original civil and social condition."
- Elihu Root
(Related: War, Mankind)

"At a time when science plays such a powerful role in the life of society, when the destiny of the whole of mankind may hinge on the results of scientific research, it is incumbent on all scientists to be fully conscious of that role, and conduct themselves accordingly."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Life, Science, Time, Society, Destiny, Mankind, May, Research, Results, Scientists)

"So I ask the nuclear powers to abandon the out-of-date thinking of the Cold War period and take a fresh look. Above all, I appeal to them to bear in mind the long-term threat that nuclear weapons pose to humankind and to begin action towards their elimination."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: War, Action, Mind, Thinking, Weapons)

"For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the belief that most planning and architectural design suffers for lack of real and basic purpose. The ultimate purpose, it seems to me, must be the improvement of mankind."
- James Rouse
(Related: Design, Belief, Purpose, Improvement, Mankind, Planning, Years)

"Visions describe what best should be, could be - if and when mankind has the will to make them real."
- James Rouse
(Related: Mankind, Visions, Will)

"The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Cooperation, Mankind, Will)

"With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Agriculture, Being, Machine, Madness, Mankind, Misery, Now)

"Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Love, Knowledge, Longing, Mankind, Pity, Suffering)

"Boredom is... a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Fear, Boredom, Mankind)

"It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Religion, Age, First, Mankind, Will)

"Jehovah God is truly rich far beyond the imagination of humankind."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Imagination, God)

"The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: God, Idea, Mankind, Wrong)

"Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind."
- Abdus Salam
(Related: Thought, Creation, Mankind)

"The creation of Physics is the shared heritage of all mankind. East and West, North and South have equally participated in it."
- Abdus Salam
(Related: Creation, Mankind, Physics)

"We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind."
- Juan Antonio Samaranch
(Related: Religion, Peace, People, Mankind, Race)

"Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up."
- George Santayana
(Related: Achievement, Mankind)

"All through the years since World War II, the Japanese people have, I am convinced, made strenuous efforts to preserve and promote world peace, contributing to the progress and prosperity of mankind."
- Eisaku Sato
(Related: War, Peace, People, Progress, Mankind, Prosperity, World, World war, Years)

"Mankind is made great or little by its own will."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Mankind, Will)

"If you want to see mankind fully, look at a family. Within the family minds become organically one, and for this reason the family is total poetry."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Family, Poetry, Mankind, Reason, Want)

"It is peculiar to mankind to transcend mankind."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Mankind)

"Versatility of education can be found in our best poetry, but the depth of mankind should be found in the philosopher."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Education, Poetry, Mankind)

"The public has been sold a bill of goods about the free market being a panacea for mankind."
- Tom Scholz
(Related: Being, Mankind, Public)

"The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Mankind, Stupidity, Weakness, Wickedness)

"National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Character, Country, Mankind, Name, Nation, Nations, Right)

"I love mankind; it's people I can't stand."
- Charles M. Schulz
(Related: Love, People, Mankind)

"Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Compassion, Ethics, Living, Mankind)

"The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt."
- Walter Scott
(Related: Power, Guilt, Help, Mankind, Race, Right)

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."
- Chief Seattle
(Related: Life)

"A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Intemperance, Man, Mankind)

"A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Mankind)

"What, man, defy the devil. Consider, he's an enemy to mankind."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Devil, Enemy, Man, Mankind)

"General consultant to mankind."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Mankind)

"Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Family, Country, Mankind, Service)

"A lot of us don't want to be quite that serious about world problems. Our life is there to enjoy, not to be an eternal dissident, eternally unhappy with how things are and with the state of mankind."
- Robert Sheckley
(Related: Life, Mankind, Problems, State, Want, World)

"A man has generally the good or ill qualities, which he attributes to mankind."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Man, Mankind)

"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)

"The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork."
- Igor Sikorsky
(Related: Work, Teamwork, Mankind)

"If mankind were to continue in other than the present barbarism, a new path must be found, a new civilization based on some other method than technology."
- Clifford D. Simak
(Related: Technology, Civilization, Mankind, Present)

"Every superior personality, and every superior performance, has, for the average of mankind, something mysterious."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Performance, Mankind, Personality)

"The proper study of mankind is the science of design."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Design, Science, Mankind, Study)

"A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Mankind, Writer)

"I'm not surprised that Spielberg was able to capture the heroism of Schindler; so many of his movies are about the better part of mankind."
- Gene Siskel
(Related: Movies, Heroism, Mankind)

"There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second."
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: First, Mankind, Want)

"The object of preaching is to constantly remind mankind of what they keep forgetting; not to supply the intellect, but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Intellect, Mankind, Preaching)

"The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all."
- Alexander Solzehnitsyn
(Related: Concern, Lies, Mankind, Salvation)

"The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest."
- Sophocles
(Related: Gods, Gifts, Mankind, Reason)

"Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds."
- Sophocles
(Related: Men, Money, Cities, Deeds, Mankind)

"Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division; and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts."
- Joseph Stalin
(Related: Facts, Mankind, Poor, Property)

"Legislation has been and is still directed towards the protection of wealth, rather than towards the far more important interests of labor on which everything of value to mankind depends."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Wealth, Labor, Legislation, Mankind, Protection, Value)

"It is probable that for a long time to come the mass of mankind in civilized countries will find it both necessary and advantageous to labor for wages, and to accept the condition of hired laborers."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Time, Countries, Labor, Mankind, Wages, Will)

"In the mass of mankind, I fear, there is too great a majority of fools and knaves; who, singly from their number, must to a certain degree be respected, though they are by no means respectable."
- Philip Stanhope
(Related: Fear, Fools, Majority, Mankind)

"To live for a principle, for the triumph of some reform by which all mankind are to be lifted up to be wedded to an idea may be, after all, the holiest and happiest of marriages."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Idea, Mankind, May, Reform)

"God invented mankind because he loved silly stories."
- Ralph Steadman
(Related: God, Mankind, Silly)

"In a World where people are surrounded by darkness, ignorance and fear, it is a sign of hope to be celebrating Islam's message of peace and light, and the last great Messenger, born and chosen to deliver them to all mankind."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Peace, People, Fear, Hope, Islam, Darkness, Ignorance, Light, Mankind, World)

"Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Heart, Mankind, Tradition, World)

"I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Churches, Favorite, Mankind)

"The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable, and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body for the liberty, free exercise, and unmolested enjoyment of this right."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: Body, Conscience, Enjoyment, Exercise, Interest, Judgment, Liberty, Mankind, Right)

"All the forms of civil polity have been tried by mankind, except one, and that seems to have been reserved in Providence to be realized in America."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: America, Mankind, Providence)

"The great men of a nation reach out to all mankind. They are unifying, not divisive; internationally conciliating and still great nationally."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Men, Mankind, Nation)

"A Shakespeare could have arisen only on English soil. In the same way, your great dramatists and poets express the nature and essence of the Norwegian people, but they also express that which is universally valid for all mankind."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Nature, People, English, Mankind, Poets, Shakespeare)

"Mankind advances only through struggle."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Mankind, Struggle)

"It is not necessary to argue to those for whom I write that the two great needs of mankind, that all men may be lifted up into the light of the highest Christian civilization, are, first, a pure, spiritual Christianity, and second, civil liberty."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: Men, Civilization, Christian, Christianity, First, Liberty, Light, Mankind, May, Needs, Spiritual)

"No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind."
- Charles Sumner
(Related: Happiness, Fame, Mankind)

"It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Death, Evil, Mankind, Providence)

"It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Care, Decisions, Justice, Lawyers, Mankind, Maxim, May, Reason)

"To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power."
- Norman Thomas
(Related: Power, Strength, Americans, Faults, Freedom, Mankind, Mistakes, Support)

"Ingratitude is treason to mankind."
- James Thomson
(Related: Ingratitude, Mankind, Treason)

"Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Life, Positive, Mankind)

"Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind."
- John Tillotson
(Related: Causes, Ignorance, Mankind, Ruin)

"Mankind's problems can no longer be solved by national governments. What is needed is world government."
- Jan Tinbergen
(Related: Government, Mankind, Problems, World)

"At the same time it offered the hope, as it still does, that improved understanding could better the lot of mankind. For me, growing up in the 1930s, the two motivations powerfully reinforced each other."
- James Tobin
(Related: Time, Hope, Growing up, Mankind, Understanding)

"Circumstances give in reality to every political principle, its distinguishing colour, and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind."
- David Trimble
(Related: Circumstances, Effect, Mankind, Reality)

"Leibniz dedicated his life to efforts to educate people to understand that true happiness is found by locating their identity in benefitting mankind and their posterity."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Happiness, Life, People, Identity, Mankind, Posterity)

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

"You are Americans. You love this country. Together we are entrusted with the principles that represent mankind's greatest political and social achievement."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Love, Achievement, Americans, Country, Mankind, Principles)

"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Humor, Mankind)

"To see how Christ was prophesied and described therein, consider and mark, how that the kid or lamb must be with out spot or blemish; and so was Christ only of all mankind, in the sight of God and of his law."
- William Tyndale
(Related: God, Christ, Law, Mankind, Sight)

"Mankind's role is to fulfil his heaven-sent purpose through a sincere heart that is in harmony with all creation and loves all things."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Heart, Purpose, Creation, Harmony, Heaven, Mankind)

"We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather."
- Marquis De Vauvenargues
(Related: Mankind, Weather)

"Emotions have taught mankind to reason."
- Marquis De Vauvenargues
(Related: Emotions, Mankind, Reason)

"The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature."
- Marquis De Vauvenargues
(Related: Nature, Law, Mankind)

"I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Work, Quality, God, Mankind)

"The problem is not simply that the Singularity represents the passing of humankind from center stage, but that it contradicts our most deeply held notions of being."
- Vernor Vinge
(Related: Being)

"This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it."
- Voltaire
(Related: Pleasure, Self)

"It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind."
- Voltaire
(Related: Enemy, Mankind, Rest)

"Let us embrace Science and the new technologies unfettered, for it is these which will liberate mankind from the myth of god, and free us from our age old fears, from disease, death and the sweat of labor."
- Claude Vorilhon
(Related: Age, Death, Science, God, Disease, Labor, Mankind, Myth, Old, Will)

"Cloning will enable mankind to reach eternal life."
- Claude Vorilhon
(Related: Life, Mankind, Will)

"To the mass of mankind religion of some kind is a necessity."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Religion, Mankind, Necessity)

"The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one of the most vicious crimes conceivable, a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Abuse, Children, Duty, Exploitation, Mankind)

"The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn, been made the prey of ambition."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Ambition, Countries, Mankind)

"My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth."
- George Washington
(Related: War, Earth, First, Mankind)

"Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government."
- George Washington
(Related: Government, Mankind)

"What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind."
- Carl Maria von Weber
(Related: Love, Music, Man, Mankind)

"The head of every family will be what Abraham was, the patriarch, the priest and the unlettered lord of his family, and Reason will be the code of laws to all mankind."
- Adam Weishaupt
(Related: Family, Laws, Mankind, Reason, Will)

"Nothing would be more profitable to us than a right history of mankind."
- Adam Weishaupt
(Related: History, Mankind, Nothing, Right)

"Our true nationality is mankind."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Mankind, Nationality)

"I happen to think that American politics is one of the noblest arts of mankind; and I cannot do anything else but write about it."
- Theodore White
(Related: Politics, American, Mankind)

"Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Mankind, Mind, Obvious)

"Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Achievement, Mankind, Tranquility)

"Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Wisdom, Virtue, Ambition, Fame, Mankind)

"Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed."
- William Whitehead
(Related: Wisdom, Virtue, Ambition, Fame, Mankind)

"I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God - I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: God, Mankind)

"Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other."
- Elie Wiesel
(Related: Peace, God, Mankind)

"The combination of hatred and technology is the greatest danger threatening mankind."
- Simon Wiesenthal
(Related: Technology, Danger, Hatred, Mankind)

"God has never, in the history of mankind, allowed his name to go long offended."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: History, God, Mankind, Name)

"The twentieth century may tell us that we have nothing to be complacent about in the recent history of humankind; but it also tells us that there is nothing inevitable about tyranny."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: History, May, Nothing, Tyranny)

"Your future is still before you. Your land is a vast storehouse of mineral and agricultural wealth awaiting further development for the benefit of mankind. It potentialities are magnificent."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Development, Wealth, Future, Land, Mankind)

"If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Chaos, Environment, Insects, Mankind, State, World, Years)

"The question of armaments, whether on land or sea, is the most immediately and intensely practical question connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Future, Land, Mankind, Nations, Question, Sea)

"What we seek is the reign of law, based upon the consent of the governed and sustained by the organized opinion of mankind."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Law, Mankind, Opinion)

"We must not indulge in unfavorable views of mankind, since by doing it we make bad men believe they are no worse than others, and we teach the good that they are good in vain."
- Walter Winchell
(Related: Men, Mankind)

"The common behavior of mankind is the system of reference by means of which we interpret an unknown language."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Behavior, Language, Mankind)

"I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Conscience, Mankind)

"I think we're entering a very dangerous time. The West has set itself up, decided it's in charge, not for good intentions, not for the benefit of mankind."
- Thom Yorke
(Related: Time, Intentions, Mankind)

"We pray that henceforth not only Japan but all mankind may know the blessings of harmony and progress."
- Shigeru Yoshida
(Related: Progress, Blessings, Harmony, Mankind, May)

"I wrote my thesis on the benefits of war and very near got thrown out of college. But I can show you where the greatest advancement of mankind comes under stress and strain, not comfort."
- Don Young
(Related: War, Benefits, College, Comfort, Mankind, Stress)