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Humanity Quotes

“Politeness is the flower of humanity.”
Joseph Jouster

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.”
Kevyn Aucoin

“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” 
― J.K. Rowling

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
Waldo Emerson

“People have become educated but have not become human.”
– Abdul Sattar Edhi

“Pray for your health first, then pray for humanity.”
Maxime Lagacé

“When freedom does not have a purpose when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.”
Pope John Paul II

“The planet is fine. The people are fucked.” 
― George Carlin

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Be a good human being, a warm-hearted, affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief.”
 Dalai Lama

“My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”
Thomas Paine 

“Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.”
Henri Nouwen

“You can talk with someone for years, every day, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.” 
― C. JoyBell C.

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
Dalai Lama

“Being human is given. But keeping our humanity is a choice.”
– Anonymous

“Be a good human being, a warm-hearted, affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief.”
Dalai Lama

“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.”
Marie Curie

“If you’re reading this…
Congratulations, you’re alive.
If that’s not something to smile about,
then I don’t know what is.” 
― Chad Sugg,

“There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.”
Benjamin Haydon

. “I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one ‘race’ – the human race – and that we are all members of it.”
– Margaret Atwood

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
Mother Teresa 

“In my view, the best of humanity is in our exercise of empathy and compassion. It’s when we challenge ourselves to walk in the shoes of someone whose pain or plight might seem so different than yours that it’s almost incomprehensible.”
Sarah McBride

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” 
― Albert Camus

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
Mother Teresa

 “Who are we as human beings if we ignore the suffering of others?

“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”
Roy T. Bennett

“Literature is one of the most interesting and significant expressions of humanity.”
P. T. Barnum

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“It’s human nature to gripe, but I’m going ahead and doing the best I can.”
Elvis Presley

“Those who teach the most about humanity, aren’t always humans.” – Donald L. Hicks

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”
Rosa Parks

“I would say that no film is apolitical. There are politics in all films. Any film that is anchored in a society, any film that deals with humanity are necessarily political.”
Abbas Kiarostami

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.”
Leo Tolstoy

“Humanity, take a good look at yourself, inside. You’re a world – everything is hidden in you.”
 Hildegard of Bingen

“The next evolutionary step for humankind is to move from man to kind.”

“It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.”
Edmund Burke

“Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others.”

“There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those, we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.”
Plato

“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.” 
― Carl Sagan

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.”
– Rumi

“Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential.”
Peace Pilgrim

“With a tree, all the growth takes place at the growing tips. Humanity is exactly the same. All the growth takes place in the growing tip: among that one percent of the population. It’s made up of pioneers, the beginners. That’s where the action is.”
Abraham Maslow

“It’s funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.” 
― Rick Riordan,

“Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living.”
Albert Einstein

“Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to live.”

“We cannot despair of humanity since we ourselves are human beings. “
Albert Einstein

“When people get taken over by the ego to such an extent, there is nothing else in their mind except the ego. They can no longer feel or sense their humanity – what they share with other human beings, or even with other life forms on the planet. They are so identified with concepts in their minds that other human beings become concepts as well.”
Eckhart Tolle

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.”
Woodrow Wilson

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
– Martin Luther King

“All I have is a sense of duty toward all people and an attachment to those with whom I have become intimate.”
Albert Einstein

“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.” 
― Leo Tolstoy, 

“If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.”
Warren Buffett

“We are all connected. When one arm or foot is poisoned, the whole body becomes infected.”
 Suzy Kassem

“We are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things.”
Stephen Hawking

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” 
― Mother Teresa

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
Muhammad Ali

. “Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly but as human beings who have learned how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.”
– Nelson Mandela

“One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai

“My illness has taught me something about the nature of humanity, love, brotherhood, and relationships that I never understood, and probably never would have. So, from that standpoint, there is some truth and good in everything.”
Lee Atwater

“And Lot’s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut,

“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.”
Göran Persson

“In a gentle way you can shake the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.”
Marie Curie

“What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.”
Voltaire

“Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.” 
― Ralph Ellison,

“All people have three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they are, and that which they think they are.”
Alphonse Karr

“Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, and religion.”
– John Arnos Comenius

“Moral courage is the highest expression of humanity.”
Nader 

“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”
Thurgood Marshall

Humans see what they want to see.” 
― Rick Riordan, 

“Human nature is not obliged to be consistent.”
Lucy Maud Montgomery

“We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.”
 Charles Chaplin

“The more we take, the less there is for future generations.”
Phil Kingston

“We all, like engineers, doctors, have a big responsibility to bring smiles on the faces of suffering humanity.”
N. R. Narayana Murthy

“God save us from people who mean well.” 
― Vikram Seth, 

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity: and I’m not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

 “Here I am. I claim my humanity with no fear and no limits. Here I am.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.:
Mahatma Gandhi

“Unite liberality with a just frugality; always reserve something for the hand of charity, and never let your door be closed to the voice of suffering humanity.”
Patrick Henry

“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” 
― Gloria Steinem

“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
Albert Camus

“Humanity’s next state is rising above ourselves for the sake of our common unity.”

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”
Malcolm X

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I love mankind, he said, “but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular.” 
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back.”
William D. Tammeus

“Selfless service alone gives the needed strength and courage to awaken the sleeping humanity in one’s heart.”
– Sai Baba

“Angry people want you to see how powerful they are. Loving people want you to see how powerful you are.”
Chief Red Eagle

“The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide.”
Keanu Reeves

“My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood because it was full of gladness and good humanity.”
Roberto Benigni

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The basic rule of human nature is that the powerful people speak slowly and the subservient people quickly – because if they don’t speak fast nobody will listen to them.”
Michael Caine

“I have no race prejudices, and I think I have no color prejudices or caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being that is enough for me; he can’t be any worse.”
Mark Twain

“Abortion and racism are evil twins, born of the same lie. Where racism now hides its face in public, abortion is accomplishing the goals of which racism only once dreamed. Together, abortionists are destroying humanity at large and the black community in particular.”
Alveda King

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.”
William Howard Taft

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
 Martin Luther King Jr

“If we were to wipe out insects alone on this planet, the rest of life and humanity with it would mostly disappear from the land. Within a few months.”
E. O. Wilson