Quotes by humanity

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  • Otto von Bismarck
    Otto von Bismarck
    German statesman 1815-1898
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    A really great man is known by three signs... generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
  • Dick Gregory
    Dick Gregory
    African-American comedian, civil rights activist, social critic, writer and entrepreneur 1932-2017
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    Civil Rights: What black folks are given in the U.S. on the installment plan, as in civil-rights bills. Not to be confused with human rights, which are the dignity, stature, humanity, respect, and freedom belonging to all people by right of their birth.
  • Alfred Adler
    Alfred Adler
    Austrian psychiatrist 1870-1937
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    Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    He who is only a traveler learns things at second-hand and by the halves, and is poor authority. We are most interested when science reports what those men already know practically or instinctively, for that alone is a true humanity, or account of human experience.
  • Rabindranath Tagore
    Rabindranath Tagore
    Indian mystic and poet 1861-1941
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    No civilized society can thrive upon victims, whose humanity has been permanently mutilated.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
  • Carolyn See
    Carolyn See
    American writer 1934-2016
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    'The Talk-Funny Girl' opens with a glum picture of a desperately poor rural New England family. Poverty has so brutalized the family that the ordinary laws and rules governing humanity have eroded, turning systems of behavior upside down.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    A devotion to humanity is... too easily equated with a devotion to a Cause, and Causes, as we know, are notoriously bloodthirsty.
  • Gloria Steinem
    Gloria Steinem
    American feminist writer 1934-
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    A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.
  • Jean Rostand
    Jean Rostand
    French writer 1897-1977
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    A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity.
  • James Fenimore Cooper
    James Fenimore Cooper
    American writer 1789-1851
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    A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country, and a considerate humanity should be the aim of all beneath it.
  • Alain Badiou
    Alain Badiou
    French philosopher 1937-
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    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.
  • Goldwin Smith
    Goldwin Smith
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    Above all nations is humanity.
  • Bokeem Woodbine
    Bokeem Woodbine
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    Acting is an opportunity for me to try to explore and examine and expose humanity's weaknesses that are intrinsic to our nature as humans and learn from them; thereby, it's like a sociological expose.
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