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Positive Quotes about Humanity

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"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 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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
- Daniel Libeskind

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.
- Desmond Tutu

I know of no greater work for humanity than in the cause of peace,
which can only be achieved by the earnest efforts of nations and peoples.
- Frank B. Kellogg

Crossing the Penobscot, one found a visible descent
in the scale of humanity.
- Francis Parkman

To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency;
to forgive them is cruelty.
- Maximilien Robespierre

Someday I want to be rich.
Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity.
That's how rich I want to be.
- Rita Rudner

Humanity, you never had it to begin with.
- Charles Bukowski

When justice has spoken, humanity must have its turn.
- Pierre Vergniaud

I feel my job as an actor is to explore all sides of humanity.
- Kyra Sedgwick

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

The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and
fatigued by the struggle with want,
to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error.
- Friedrich Schiller

To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad
manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
- Walt Whitman

Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but
to the collective behavior of humanity.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

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

Even the most malignant gods would not continue to
inflict life upon humanity,
time without end.
- Taylor Caldwell

The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country
and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
- Theodore Roosevelt

God has given you your country as cradle,
and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your
brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother.
- Giuseppe Mazzini

Mapplethorpe presented the body as a sexual object,
separating it from the humanity of the person.
He added nothing to photography as a medium.
I hold his work in low regard.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Without humility there can be no humanity.
- John Buchan

The cultured man is an artist, an artist in humanity.
- Ashley Montagu

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

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

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

We are all cells in the same body of humanity.
- Peace Pilgrim

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

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer;
into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
- Nancy Astor

I'm very much an optimist.
I don't think I could do my work if I didn't believe
there was some kind of hope for humanity.
- Sandra Bernhard

Justice for crimes against humanity must have no limitations.
- Simon Wiesenthal

All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God.
Humanity is just a work in progress.
- Tennessee Williams

Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.
- William Hazlitt

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity.
We are all formed of frailty and error;
let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly -
that is the first law of nature.
- Voltaire

Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity
in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.
- Anton Chekhov

North Americans don't understand...
that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.
- Fidel Castro


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