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Mankind Quotes

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

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
- Mark Twain

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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 (Mahatma) Gandhi

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

 

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
- Bertrand Russell

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

I love mankind, it's people I can't stand.
- Charles M. Schulz

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Friendship is the only thing in the world
concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
- Cicero

All mankind love a lover.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You want to do mankind a real service?
Tell funnier jokes.
- the Woody Allen movie Stardust Memories (1980)

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must
become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
- Voltaire

The good opinion of mankind,
like the lever of Archimedes,
with the given fulcrum, moves the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

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

I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
- Thomas Jefferson

All human beings are also dream beings.
Dreaming ties all mankind together.
- Jack Kerouac

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind;
the lawyer all the wickedness,
the theologian all the stupidity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed,
when that little wisdom is its own.
- William Ralph Inge

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
- Neil Armstrong

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy,
we go out and wreck something with it.
- David R. Brower

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

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

The work of the individual still remains the spark
that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.
- Igor Sikorsky

The proper study of mankind is the science of design.
- Herbert Simon

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy,
and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Mankind must put an end to war
before war puts an end to mankind.
- John F. Kennedy

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

Mankind is made great or little by its own will.
- Friedrich Schiller

We shall require a substantially
new manner of thinking
if mankind is to survive.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

The most wonderful study of mankind is man.
Relieving human suffering and diffusing universal knowledge is humanitarian.
- Daniel D. Palmer

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

All mankind is now learning that these nuclear weapons
can only serve to destroy,
never become beneficial.
- Alva Myrdal

Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind.
- John Tillotson

The proper study of mankind is woman.
- Henry B. Adams

The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

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

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

According to the now almost universally accepted theory,
all the races of mankind had a common origin.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
- George Washington

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

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

God has never, in the history of mankind,
allowed his name to go long offended.
- David Wilkerson

One sees a blatant disregard for the precious souls of mankind.
- Thomas S. Monson

The Earth is the cradle of humanity,
but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.
- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

We leave as we came and, god willing,
as we shall return, with peace, and hope for all mankind.
- Eugene Cernan

It's Microsoft versus mankind, with Microsoft having only a slight lead.
- Larry Ellison

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail,
and mankind the vessel.
- Augustus Hare

Emotions have taught mankind to reason.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

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

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

That is the consolation of a little mind;
you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
- Frank Moore Colby

A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge
we imagined to be superstitious or useless,
prove to-day on examination to have been of immense value to mankind.
- Lafcadio Hearn

The history of mankind is the history of ideas.
- Luigi Pirandello

We pray that henceforth not only Japan but all mankind
may know the blessings of harmony and progress.
- Shigeru Yoshida

I want to be distinguished from the rest;
to tell the truth,
a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me.
- Moliere

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

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

No man is so great as mankind.
- Theodore Parker

The proper study of Mankind is Man.
- Alexander Pope

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

Mankind deserves sacrifice - but not of mankind.
- Stanislaw Lec

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

Families are the Nurseries of all Societies;
and the First combinations of mankind.
- Cotton Mather

God invented mankind because he loved silly stories.
- Ralph Steadman

To govern mankind, one must not overrate them.
- Lord Chesterfield


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