Quotes: humanity

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing.
  • 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.
  • 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
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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.
  • George Moore
    George Moore
    Irish writer 1852-1933
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    After all there is but one race - humanity.
  • Honoré de Balzac
    Honoré de Balzac
    French writer 1799-1850
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    All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    Among the repulsions of atheism for me has been its drastic uninterestingness as an intellectual position. Where was the ingenuity, the ambiguity, the humanity (in the Harvard sense) of saying that the universe just happened to happen and that when we're dead we're dead?
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    Are there not thousands in the world who love their fellows even to the death, who feel the giant agony of the world, and more, like slaves to poor humanity, labor for mortal good?
  • Aberjhani
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    Art, rightly applied, provided humanity with the symbols, insight, and vicarious experience necessary to help one person place him- or herself in the shoes of another, and by so doing come to appreciate the commonality of human experience.

    Source: The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois (2003)

  • Horace Mann
    Horace Mann
    American educator 1796-1859
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    Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
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