Mankind Quotes

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


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


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

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
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