Race Quotes

Our loyalties must transend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.

Martin Luther King Jr

We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.

Cicero

They cannot scare me with their empty spaces between stars--on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home to scare myself with my own desert places.

Robert Frost

Traditional people of Indian nations have interpreted the two roads that face the light-skinned race as the road to technology and the road to spirituality. We feel that the road to technology.... has led modern society to a damaged and seared earth. Could it be that the road to technology represents a rush to destruction, and that the road to spirituality represents the slower path that the traditional native people have traveled and are now seeking again? The earth is not scorched on this trail. The grass is still growing there.

William Commanda

The Great Spirit Chief who rules above all will smile upon this land... and this time the Indian race is waiting and praying.

Chief Nez Perces Joseph

God's great cosmic joke on the human race was requiring that men and women live together in marriage

Mark Twain

A baby is a blank cheque made payable to the human race.

Barbara Christine Seifert

Geneticists believe that anthropologists have decided what a race is. Ethnologists assume that their classifications embody principles which genetic science has proved correct. Politicians believe that their prejudices have the sanction of genetic laws and the findings of physical anthropology to sustain them.

Lancelot Hogben

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

We must recognize that beneath the superficial classifications of sex and race the same potentialities exist, recurring generation after generation, only to perish because society has no place for them.

Margaret Mead

Art among a religious race produces relics; among a military one, trophies; among a commercial one, articles of trade.

Henry Fuseli

Labor Day differs in every essential from other holidays of the year in any country. All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflict and battles of man’s prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.

Samual Gempers

Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class, race, religion, and geography.

Lance Loud

Gossip isn't scandal and it's not merely malicious. It's chatter about the human race by lovers of the same.

Phyllis McGinley

The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.

Mark Twain

Retirement: It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.

Gene Perret

Sorrows humanize our race; tears are the showers that fertilize the world.

Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Education will not (take the place of persistence); the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Calvin Coolidge

So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievement, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race.

Ernest L. Woodward

Park and open-space efforts can be described as an institutional reflection of the principal means by which urban man has historically engaged in the Edenic search. He has, since the beginnings of civilization, sought gardeners in his cities, a pastoral landscape outside of his cities, and wilderness for retreat away from his cities. Baghdad boasts a thousand gardens; Alexander set aside one quarter of his North African city as a park;...wilderness served as retreat for Jesus of Nazareth, as it did later for the Waldenisians and the Franciscans; and mediation in the wilderness is a common theme in Far Eastern cultures. Thus, there is good evidence that a prosperity for greenery as a substitute Eden in urban civilizations is not a particularity of any single race, religion, or national culture.

Charles E. Little†

Whoever in prayer can say, "Our Father," acknowledges and should feel the brotherhood of the whole race of mankind

Tryon Edwards

May is a very early time in the year and the weather is usually bad. You cannot run a fast mile race if there is a strong wind, because it makes your running uneven.†

Roger Bannister

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.

H. G. Wells

You’ll never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race.

George Bernard Shaw

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