Mankind Quotes

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.

Edmund Burke

Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.

David Hume

To what gulfs A single deviation from the track Of human duties leads even those who claim The homage of mankind as their born due, And find it, till they forfeit it themselves!

Lord Byron

Ingratitude is treason to mankind.

James Thomson

God wanted to chastise mankind, so he sent lawyers

Russian Proverb

Unless mankind redesigns itself by changing our DNA through altering our genetic makeup, computer-generated robots will take over our world.

Stephen Hawking

We get the belief in the old age of mankind, the belief, at all times harmful, that we are late survivals, mere epigoni.

Nietzsche

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.

Aristotle

I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.

Benjamin Franklin

Engineering is the practice of safe and economic application of the scientific laws governing the forces and materials of nature by means of organization, design and construction, for the general benefit of mankind.

S. E. Lindsay

Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.

Whitehead, Alfred North

A good writer is basically a story-teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve.

G. C. Lichtenberg

In the history of mankind, fanaticism has caused more harm than vice

Kronenberger, Louis

“The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.”

Albert Einstein

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.

George Bernard Shaw

For the rest, Whatever we have got has been by infinite labor, and search, and ranging through every corner of nature; the difference is that instead of dirt and poison, we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax, thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light.

Jonathan Swift

This idea of weapons of mass extermination is utterly horrible, and is something that no one with a spark of humanity can tolerate. I will not pretend to obeya Government that is organizing a mass massacre of mankind.

Bertrand Russell

Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world and ignorance of mankind.

Joseph Addison

Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented

Arnold Palmer

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

War destroys men, but luxury destroys mankind; at once corrupts the body and the mind.

John Crowne

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

These are islands in time -- with nothing to date them on the calendar of mankind. In these areas it is as though a person were looking backward into the ages and forward untold years. Here are bits of eternity, which have a preciousness beyond all accounting.

Harvey Broome

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