Humanity Quotes

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.

R. Buckminster Fuller

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Buddha

Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God.

Charles Horton Cooley

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation... Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.

Jean Arp

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.

George Bernard Shaw

Engineering is an activity other than purely manual and physical work which brings about the utilization of the materials and laws of nature for the good of humanity.

R. E. Hellmund

Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. A well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research

Marie Curie

To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

Anton Chekhov

Blessed be the inventor of photography It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has "cast up" in my time -- this art by which even the "poor" can possess themselves of tolerable of their absent dear ones.

Jane Welsh Carlyle

Any leader who doesn't support the heart of evolving humanity is not a leader worthy of being followed.

Vanna Bonta

Blessed be the inventor of photography! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has "cast up" in my time -- this art by which even the "poor" can possess themselves of tolerable of their absent dear ones.

Jane Welsh Carlyle

One-third to one-half of humanity are said to go to bed hungry every night. In the Old Stone Age the fraction must have been much smaller. This is the era of hunger unprecedented. Now, in the time of the greatest technical power, is starvation an institution. Reverse another venerable formula: the amount of hunger increases relatively and absolutely with the evolution of culture.

Marshall Sahlins

The True happiness that Man has searched for since the dawn of humanity, that is the inner gold that awaits any person who holds compassionately the key of anonymous generosity. Do something for your fellow man, not for the gold, but for the love of Man, and you shall truly have the gold

Unknown

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence

Martin Luther King Jr

International solidarity is not an act of charity: It is an act of unity between allies fighting on different terrains toward the same objective. The foremost of these objectives is to aid the development of humanity to the highest level possible.

Samora Machel

If scientific discovery has not been an unalloyed blessing, if it has conferred on mankind the power not only to create but also to annihilate, it has at the same time provided humanity with a supreme challenge and a supreme testing

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity.

Pierre de Coubertin

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of humanity.

Rabindranath Tagore

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

Dalai Lama

Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.

Leo Tolstoy

We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding the world - introspection. We discover that humanity may resemble us very considerably - that the best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbors is to know ourselves.

Walter Lippmann

Humanity is never more sphinxlike than when it is expressing itself

Rebecca West

Humanity is on the march, earth itself is left behind.

David Ehrenfeld
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