Humanity quotes

  • We must never forget that Christ did not suffer just during His three years of public ministry or the last few days of His life when He was crucified. No, He suffered throughout His life on earth. He who was without sin lived daily with the corruption and sinfulness of lost humanity.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Years #Humanity #Suffering

  • All true religion, all true morality, all true mysticism have but one object, and that is to act on humanity, collective and individual, in such a manner that it shall correspond efficiently with the great law of development, and co-operate consciously therewith to achieve the end of development.
    -- A. E. Waite

    #Law #Humanity #Development

  • In very clear and available language, this book details how to recognize the inner critic and how to deal effectively with it. Byron Brown's presentation is useful for any individual who wishes to be free from the inner suffering and coercion of this ancient foe of our humanity, but it is specifically directed to those interested and engaged in the inner journey toward realization and enlightenment.
    -- A. H. Almaas

    #Book #Journey #Humanity

  • The main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human.
    -- Aaron Carter

    #Humanity #Life Is #Being Human

  • A movie is about human beings, about humanity.
    -- Abbas Kiarostami

    #Humanity #Humans

  • 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

    #War #Technology #Humanity

  • We have to always hope in humanity that people will make the right choices.
    -- Abdallah II

    #People #Choices #Humanity

  • We will win the battle for Africa, which is in effect a battle for Humanity.
    -- Abdoulaye Wade

    #Winning #Humanity #Battle

  • Science is global. Einstein's equation, E=mc2, has to reach everywhere. Science is a beautiful gift to humanity, we should not distort it. Science does not differentiate between multiple races.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Beautiful #Race #Humanity

  • No religion is higher than humanity
    -- Abdul Sattar Edhi

    #Humanity #Higher

  • By the very fact of public life, one seems to lose humanity in people's eyes.
    -- Abigail McCarthy

    #Eye #People #Humanity

  • We are dealing with a fundamental characteristic, inherent in human nature, a potentiality given to all or most human beings at birth, which most often is lost or buried or inhibited as the person gets enculturated.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Humanity #Fundamentals #Birth

  • Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God.
    -- Abu Bakr

    #Eye #Humanity #Looks

  • Corporation 2020 is an indispensable contribution to the global transformation of finance and corporations as humanity re-integrates centuries of knowledge and continues its inevitable transition from the first Industrial Era... Pavan Sukhdev is a powerful standard-bearer leading us to the cleaner, knowledge-rich Green Economy globally, and this book provides a benchmark and guide to this better future for humanity.
    -- Achim Steiner

    #Powerful #Book #Humanity

  • The way humanity manages or mismanages its nature-based assets, including pollinators, will in part define our collective future in the 21st century,
    -- Achim Steiner

    #Humanity #Way #Century

  • We will not be silent. We will not obey. We will not allow our government to destroy our humanity.
    -- Adam Kokesh

    #Government #Humanity #Silent

  • In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leadership, vision and inspiration not seen since World War II, we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity.
    -- Adam Schiff

    #War #Inspiration #Humanity

  • In late marriage alone lies the compulsion to retain an institution which, twist and turn as you like, is and remains a disgrace to humanity, an institution which is damned ill-suited to a being who with his usual modesty likes to regard himself as the 'image' of God.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Religious #Lying #Humanity

  • The main plank in the National Socialist program is to abolish the liberalistic concept of the individual and the Marxist concept of humanity and to substitute for them the folk community, rooted in the soil and bound together by the bond of its common blood.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Blood #Community #Humanity

  • The world is undoubtedly going through great changes.  The only question is whether the outcome will be the good of Aryan humanity or profits for the Jew.  The task of the national state will, therefore, be to preserve the race and fit it to meet the final and great decisions on this globe by suitable education of its youth.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Race #Decision #Humanity

  • The heaviest blow which ever struck humanity was Christianity; Bolshevism is Christianity's illegitimate child. Both are inventions of the Jew.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Children #Blow #Humanity

  • When the eternal and the human meet, that's where love is born -- not through escaping our humanity or trying to disappear into transcendence, but through finding that place where they come into union.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Love Is #Escaping #Humanity

  • At any moment, we are either giving humanity the gift of our clarity or our confusion. And that clarity or confusion is affecting the humanity around us, the world around us. It is manifesting. It is taking form.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Giving #Confusion #Humanity

  • The most sacred duty, the supreme and urgent work, is to deliver humanity from the malediction of Cain - fratricidal war.
    -- African Spir

    #War #Humanity #Cain

  • To reform society, and with it humanity, there is only one mean; to transform the mentality of men, to direct them ("les orienter", Fr.) in a new spirit.
    -- African Spir

    #Mean #Men #Humanity

  • There are some who esteem that it is a naivety to believe that a moral regeneration may be possible ("soit possible", Fr.); now, if this was not the case, it would not be worth the trouble that humanity continue to vegetate without aim.
    -- African Spir

    #Believe #Humanity #Naivety

  • My work is about helping humanity.
    -- Agnes Denes

    #Humanity #Helping

  • Patriotism is not dying for one's country, it is living for one's country. And for humanity. Perhaps that is not as romantic, but it's better.
    -- Agnes Macphail

    #Country #Humanity #Dying

  • real letter-writing ... is founded on a need as old and as young as humanity itself, the need that one human being has of another.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Real #Writing #Humanity

  • Religions have become a hindrance, rather than a help, to our shared pursuit of peace and progress. They tend to make us meaner rather than better human beings, less sensitive to the demands of justice, compassion and fellow humanity in our times.
    -- Agnivesh

    #Compassion #Justice #Humanity

  • If we want to discover the full potential in our humanity, we need to celebrate those heartbreaking strengths and those glorious disabilities that we all have...it is our humanity, and all the potential within it that makes us beautiful.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Beautiful #Humanity #Heartbreaking

  • Plant trees, Lots of trees
    -- Al Gore

    #Tree #Humanity #Plant

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

    #Humanity #Nihilism #Savages

  • A Truth is the subjective development of that which is at once both new and universal. New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation. Universal: that which can interest, rightly, every human individual, according to his pure humanity.
    -- Alain Badiou

    #Order #Humanity #Development

  • Above literature?' said the Queen. 'Who is above literature? You might as well say one was above humanity.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Queens #Humanity #Literature

  • We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Children #Cheesy #Humanity

  • I liked the idea of all of humanity fitting inside a sugar cube because more than 99.9% of matter is space.
    -- Alan Davies

    #Ideas #Space #Humanity

  • Humans are communications junkies. We just can't get enough.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Communication #Humanity #Enough

  • The question isn't whether you have a good master or a bad master. It's to be your own master. That is the dignity of humanity.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Humanity #Dignity #Masters

  • There is only one way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Men #Humanity #Trying

  • Anyway, I just haven't been able to find any humanity in any Republican candidate ever in my entire life.
    -- Alan Rudolph

    #Humanity #Able #Republican

  • Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Laughter #Humanity #Oneself

  • Peace is the only battle worth waging.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Peace #Humanity #Battle

  • For those of us who have been thrown into hell, mysterious melodies and the torturing images of a vanished beauty will always bring us, in the midst of crime and folly, the echo of that harmonious insurrection which bears witness, throughout the centuries, to the greatness of humanity.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Greatness #Echoes #Humanity

  • From Pandora's Box, where all the ills of humanity swarmed, the Greeks drew out hope after all the others, as the most dreadful of all. I know no more stirring symbol; for, contrary to the general belief, hope equals resignation. And to live is not to resign oneself.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Greek #Humanity

  • I believe in standardizing automobiles, not human beings.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Believe #Humanity #Being Human

  • Our technology has surpassed our humanity
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Technology #Humanity

  • [O]nly if every individual strives for truth can humanity attain a happier future; the atavisms in each of us that stand in the way of a friendlier destiny can only thus be rendered ineffective.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Destiny #Humanity #Atheism

  • By ethical conduct toward all creatures, we enter into a spiritual relationship with the universe.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Spiritual #Animal #Humanity

  • Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Sacrifice #Being Sad #Humanity

  • Open your eyes and look for some man, or some work for the sake of men, which needs a little time, a little friendship, a little sympathy, a little sociability, a little human toil....It is needed in every nook and corner. Therefore search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Eye #Men #Humanity

  • Search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Humanity #May

  • Animal protection is education to the humanity.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Ocean #Animal #Humanity

  • Never for a moment do we lay aside our mistrust of the ideals established by society, and of the convictions which are kept by it in circulation. We always know that society is full of folly and will deceive us in the matter of humanity. ... humanity meaning consideration for the existence and the happiness of individual human beings.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Humanity #Matter #Moments

  • The Bhagavad-Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Spiritual #Philosophy #Humanity

  • Literary or scientific, liberal or specialist, all our education is predominantly verbal and therefore fails to accomplish what it is supposed to do. Instead of transforming children into fully developed adults, it turns out students of the natural sciences who are completely unaware of Nature as the primary fact of experience, it inflicts upon the world students of the humanities who know nothing of humanity, their own or anyone else's.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Children #Humanity #World

  • The Humanity of men and women is inversely proportional to their Numbers. A Crowd is no more human than an Avalanche or a Whirlwind. A rabble of men and women stands lower in the scale of moral and intellectual being than a herd of Swine or of Jackals.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Men #Numbers #Humanity

  • How can we turn our back on an endeavor which increases our children's cultural intelligence, heightens individual sensitivity and deepens our collective sense of humanity? I suggest to you that we cannot.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Children #Carpe Diem #Humanity

  • All phenomena of which we are aware take place in our own minds, and therefore the only thing we have to look at is the mind; which is a more constant quantity over all the species of humanity than is generally supposed.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Humanity #Mind #Looks

  • The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Lying #Responsibility #Humanity

  • You don't change the world by hiding in the woods, wearing a hair shirt, or buying indulgences in the form of 'Save the Earth' bumper stickers. You do it by articulating a vision for the future and pursuing it with all the ingenuity humanity can muster.
    -- Alex Steffen

    #Inspirational #Hair #Humanity

  • You don't see heroism, humanity and hope like you do in a horror story. Horror celebrates the kind of friendship that keeps you standing shoulder to shoulder with someone even when the world is falling apart around you.
    -- Alexander Gordon Smith

    #Fall #Humanity #Stories

  • If centralism is ultimately to prevail; if our entire system of free Institutions as established by our common ancestors is to be subverted, and an Empire is to be established in their stead; if that is to be the last scene of the great tragic drama now being enacted: then, be assured, that we of the South will be acquitted, not only in our own consciences, but in the judgment of mankind, of all responsibility for so terrible a catastrophe, and from all guilt of so great a crime against humanity.
    -- Alexander H. Stephens

    #Drama #Responsibility #Humanity

  • Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Animal #Men #Humanity

  • We ought, in humanity, no more to despise a man for the misfortunes of the mind than for those of the body, when they are such as he cannot help; were this thoroughly considered we should no more laugh at a man for having his brains cracked than for having his head broke.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Men #Laughing #Humanity

  • To be human means to feel inferior.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Mean #Humanity #Feels

  • The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized in the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment, and in the uninterrupted struggle both of individuals and humanity.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Struggle #Feelings #Humanity

  • There are temptations more attractive than angels. Liberty, Patriotism, the good of humanity – words like that are the silver scales of the Tempter’s flaming wings
    -- Alfred de Musset

    #Angel #Wings #Humanity

  • Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.
    -- Alfred L. Kroeber

    #Humanity #Anthropology #Humanistic

  • Today we see the steady stream from the countryside to the city, deadly for the Volk. The cities swell ever larger, unnerving the Volk and destroying the threads which bind humanity to Nature; they attract adventurers and profiteers of all colours, thereby fostering racial chaos.
    -- Alfred Rosenberg

    #Cities #Humanity #Today

  • The United Nations is the best hope to spare humanity from the barbarity of war, from the senseless death, destruction and dislocation it brings about.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #War #Humanity #Destruction

  • He who understands humanity seeks solitude
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Solitude #Humanity

  • The more man realises his humanity, the lonelier he feels.
    -- Ali Shariati

    #Men #Humanity #Feels

  • Emphasis should be laid on the evolution of humanity,
    -- Alice Bailey

    #Humanity #Evolution #Should

  • The world can only be redeemed through action--movement--motion. Uncoerced, unbribed, and unbought, humanity will move toward the light.
    -- Alice Moore Hubbard

    #Moving #Light #Humanity

  • You can't leave humanity out. If you didn't have humanity, you wouldn't have anything.
    -- Alice Neel

    #Humanity

  • Whether I'm painting or not, I have this overweening interest in humanity. Even if I'm not working, I'm still analyzing people.
    -- Alice Neel

    #People #Humanity #Analyzing

  • I see children, all children, as humanity's most precious resource, because it will be to them that the care of the planet will always be left.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Children #Humanity #Care

  • Our full humanity is contingent on our hospitality; we can be complete only when we are giving something away; when we sit at the table and pass the peas to the person next to us we see that person in a whole new way.
    -- Alice Waters

    #Giving #Humanity #Tables

  • The writer who is a mother should, I think, record everything she can: make notes, keep journals, take photographs, use a tape recorder, and remind herself that there is a subject so incalculably vast significance to humanity, about which virtually nothing is known because writers have not been mothers.
    -- Alicia Ostriker

    #Mother #Thinking #Humanity

  • Social science and humanities ... have a mutual contempt for one another, the former looking down on the latter as unscientific, the latter regarding the former as philistine. ... The difference comes down to the fact that social science really wants to be predictive, meaning that man is predictable, while the humanities say that he is not.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Men #Differences #Humanity

  • The purpose of art is higher than art. What we are really interested in are masterpieces of humanity.
    -- Alonzo King

    #Art #Ballet #Humanity

  • My intention was to grapple with the metaphysical meaning behind Scheherazade and present that meaning in its essence. Scheherazade is the symbol of the savior. She weaves tales not to save her own life, but to save humanity from its unending retributive response to injury.
    -- Alonzo King

    #Essence #Humanity #Injury

  • Poetry has been the guardian angel of humanity in all ages.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Angel #Poetry #Humanity

  • Abortion is an attack on the family and the humanity that unites us all.
    -- Alveda King

    #Abortion #Humanity

  • I remind myself of the power of thought and how it's my obligation as a citizen (and student) of humanity to propel compassion.
    -- Alyssa Milano

    #Compassion #Humanity #Citizens

  • As ever, Morpurgo's warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope.
    -- Amanda Craig

    #Humanity #Stories #Hope And Love

  • It is important to reclaim for humanity the ground that has been taken from it by various arbitrarily narrow formulations of the demands of rationality
    -- Amartya Sen

    #Taken #Humanity #Important

  • Inhumanity, n. One of the signal and characteristic qualities of humanity.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Humanity #Quality #Characteristics

  • The greatest threat to women (and by extension humanity) is the growth and acceptance of a misogynistic, authoritarian, and violent culture of militarism.
    -- Amina Mama

    #Acceptance #Humanity #Growth

  • Science is observing truth in the light of head. Religion is observing truth in the light of heart. Humanity is using both the lights. And education is developing that humanity.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Heart #Light #Humanity

  • Poetry, far more than fiction, reveals the soul of humanity.
    -- Amy Lowell

    #Soul #Humanity #Fiction

  • Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Thinking #Being Sad #Humanity

  • In the world we live in everything militates in favor of things that have not yet happened, of things that will never happen again.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Future #Humanity #Events

  • One is called a criminal for being different, and malicious for observing other people with too much clarity and penetration. But what if one began with oneself?
    -- Andre Suares

    #People #Humanity #What If

  • I was an agnostic until I realized that I had to choose between God and fate. The idea that humanity and nature are the result of fate was not convincing at all. I find the presence of God everywhere.
    -- Andrea Bocelli

    #Fate #Ideas #Humanity

  • It is obvious that art cannot teach anyone anything, since in four thousand years humanity has learnt nothing at all.
    -- Andrei Tarkovsky

    #Art #Years #Humanity

  • Humanities education is the worst thing for an industrialist.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Humanity #Worst #Capitalism

  • We all dream; it is a mystery in which all humankind participates.  I realize this is an assumption, but it is one that I have no qualms in asserting as fact: the dream is an experiential universal for humanity.
    -- Andrew D. Chumbley

    #Dream #Humanity #Facts

  • There is something about hearing your president affirm your humanity that you don't know what effect it has until you hear it.
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #Humanity #President #Hearing