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Humanity Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Humanity.

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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When a person doesn't have gratitude,
something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by
his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel

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 (Mahatma) Gandhi

Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

 

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

You must not lose faith in humanity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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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.

The 3 Rs that Plague Humanity:
Regret, Resentment, and Revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I choose acceptance and compassion toward all humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

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

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

It is not our place to know the mind of God.
Spirit knows what is best in the long run -
best for each of us individually,
and best for humanity as a whole.
This is often very difficult to accept
when we see war and disease in the world
and experience physical and emotional suffering
in ourselves, our family, and our friends.
I consider this belief in God's infinite power
and ultimate wisdom to be the true test of faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My vision of a real humanity is of pure individuals
relating to each other, but not tied in any relationship.
They will be loving to each other,
but not being possessive of each other.
They will be sharing with each other
all their joys and all their blessings,
but never even in their dreams thinking of dominating,
thinking of enslaving the other person.
- Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh)

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

Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
- Daniel Libeskind

We cannot despair of humanity,
since we ourselves are human beings.
- Albert Einstein

I am one of those who think like Nobel,
that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
- Marie Curie

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

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness,
or else forgiving another.
- Jean Paul

It has become appallingly obvious that
our technology has exceeded our humanity.
- Albert Einstein

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

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

If I seem to boast more than is becoming,
my excuse is that I brag
for humanity rather than for myself.
- Henry David Thoreau

The urge to save humanity is almost always
a false front for the urge to rule.
- H. L. Mencken

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

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

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity;
These are its sign and note and character.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance
and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program
winning the world chess championship.
Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
- Richard Dawkins

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

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

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

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

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

Humanity is the sin of God.
- Theodore Parker

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

All humanity is passion; without passion,
religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
- Honore de Balzac

An extreme optimist is a man who believes that humanity
will probably survive even if it doesn't take his advice.
- John McCarthy

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

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

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

The understanding of art depends finally upon one's
willingness to extend one's humanity and one's knowledge of human life.
- Ralph Ellison

Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many
people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity.
- Herman Kahn

When you say you are in love with humanity,
you are well satisfied with yourself.
- Luigi Pirandello

Without humility there can be no humanity.
- John Buchan

Every day sees humanity more victorious in the struggle with space and time.
- Guglielmo Marconi

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

The materials of the novelist must be real;
they must be gathered from the field of humanity by his actual observation.
- Goldwin Smith

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity -
romantic love and gunpowder.
- Andre Maurois

The independent girl is truly of quite modern origin,
and usually is a most bewitching little piece of humanity.
- Lou Henry Hoover

The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity,
but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
- James Buchanan

Wherever the art of medicine is loved,
there is also a love of humanity.
- Hippocrates

The strides of humanity are slow, they can only be counted in centuries.
- Georg Buchner

Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity.
Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage,
destructive nihilism.
- Alain Badiou

Going to war was the only unselfish thing I have ever done for humanity.
- David Niven

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

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

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
- Leo Tolstoy

Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions.
- William Arthur Ward

There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.
- Walter Savage Landor

Humanity is not a church made of stone,
in which vault after vault lies open.
- Goran Persson

Porno is the unconsciousness of culture,
the libido of humanity.
- Masami Akita


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