Mankind Quotes

For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind.

Loring A. Schuler

If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would never reveal it; for I am a citizen of humanity first and by necessity, and a citizen of France second, and only by accident.

Charles de Montesquieu

He [Clemenceau] had one illusion - France; and one disillusion - mankind.

John Maynard Keynes

The human body is sacred - the veritable tabernacle of the divine spirit which inhabits it. It is a solemn duty of mankind to develop, protect and preserve it from pollution, unnecessary wastage and weakness.

Stephen L. Richards

For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.

Joseph Addison

As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.

John Stuart Mill

Mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.

Max Beerbohm

One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.

Sir Max Beerbohm

Children keep us in check. Their laughter prevents our hearts from hardening. Their dreams ensure we never lose our drive to make ours a better world. They are the greatest disciplinarians known to mankind.

Queen Rania of Jordan

Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.

Henry Cabot Lodge

Mankind is made up of inconsistencies, and no man acts invariably up to his predominant character. The wisest man sometimes acts weakly, and the weakest sometimes wisely.

Lord Chesterfield

A conscience enlightened, and yet a heart erratic, make mankind a bundle of marvelous incongruities and inconsistencies.

Charles Simmons

All the miseries of mankind come from one thing, not knowing how to remain alone.

Blaise Pascal

If out of all mankind one finds a single friend, he has found something more precious than any treasure, since there is nothing in the world so valuable that it can be compared to a real friend.

Andreas Capellanus

You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns--you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold!

William Jennings Bryan

If a psychiatric and scientific inquiry were to be made upon our rulers, mankind would be appalled at the disclosures.

Alfred Korzybski

For if the proper study of mankind is man, it is evidently more sensible to occupy yourself with the coherent, substantial and significant creatures of fiction than with the irrational and shadowy figures of real life.

W. Somerset Maugham

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.

Benjamin Franklin

Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising.

Titus Maccius Plautus

The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind.

Thomas Paine

Without mankind machines are nothing.

Edmund Cooper

There is no credulity so eager and blind as the credulity of covetousness, which, in its universal extent, measures the moral misery and the intellectual destitution of mankind.

Joseph Conrad

The power of habit and the charm of novelty are the two adverse forces which explain the follies of mankind.

Comtesse Diane

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