Mankind Quotes

Far more has been accomplished for the welfare and progress of mankind by preventing bad actions than by doing good ones.

William Lyon Mackenzie King

Work is the grand cure for all maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind - honest work, which you intend getting done

Thomas Carlyle

Opinion governs all mankind, like the blind's leading of the blind

Samuel Butler

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

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

What is saved in the cinema when it achieves art is a spontaneous continuity with all mankind. It is not an art of the princes or the bourgeoisie. It is popular and vagrant. In the sky of the cinema people learn what they might have been and discover what belongs to them apart from their single lives.

John Berger

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.

Voltaire

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

Albert Einstein

Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.

Joseph Stalin

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.

Alfred North Whitehead

Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea

Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in error

Robert Owen

On the dogmas of religion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind.

Thomas Jefferson

I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind - that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinkin

Henry Louis Mencken

For where the instrument of intelligence is added to brute power and evil will, mankind is powerless in its own defense.

Dante Alighieri

I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.

John Diefenbaker

Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence.

Martin Luther King Jr

Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life, has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages.

William J. Brennan, Jr.

There is no history of mankind, there is only an indefinite number of histories of all kinds of aspects of human life.

Karl Popper

Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure - they govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think: every effort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm

Jeremy Bentham

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.

Bertrand Russell

If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be in silencing mankind

John Stuart Mill

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a wide-spread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible

Bertrand Russell

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world - or to make it the last.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.

W. Winwood Reade

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