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Positive Quotes about Mankind

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Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
- Mark Twain

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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

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

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

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

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

 

All mankind love a lover.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
- John Adams

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

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

To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind
to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem...
ridiculous.
- William Hazlitt

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

To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them,
is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
- William Hazlitt

If men do not now succeed in abolishing war,
civilization and mankind are doomed.
- Ludwig von Mises

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

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

The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren,
and to do good is my religion.
- Thomas Paine

Emotions have taught mankind to reason.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

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.

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

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind,
but great actions speak to all mankind.
- Theodore Roosevelt

If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
- John Adams

Ingratitude is treason to mankind.
- James Thomson

The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn,
been made the prey of ambition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

What is a hero without love for mankind.
- Doris Lessing

The republican is the only form of government which
is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

Boredom is...
a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins
of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
- Bertrand Russell

I have not the slightest doubt that this form of individuation
represents a higher stage in the evolution of mankind.
- Herbert Read

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

Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not.
- Mencius

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

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

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

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

My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind.
- William Lloyd Garrison

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

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

When mankind first saw the necessity of government,
it is probable that many had conceived the desire of ruling.
- Thomas Clarkson

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

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

Cloning will enable mankind to reach eternal life.
- Claude Vorilhon

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


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