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Humanity could only have survived and flourished if
by Arthur Peacocke

Humanity could only have survived and flourished if
it held social and personal values that transcended
the urges of the individual,
embodying selfish desires - and these stem from the
sense of a transcendent good.
- Arthur Peacocke

God is creating at every moment of the world's existence
in and through the perpetually endowed creativity of
the very stuff of the world.
- Arthur Peacocke

In the nineteenth century, many Anglican theologians,
both evangelical and catholic, embraced positively
the proposal of evolution.
- Arthur Peacocke

We are the first generation of human beings to have
substantial insights into the origin of our cosmos and of human life in it.
- Arthur Peacocke

 

The scientific perspective of the world,
especially the living world, inexorably impresses on
us a dynamic picture of the world of entities and structures
involved in continuous and incessant change and in process without ceasing.
- Arthur Peacocke

Classical philosophical theism maintained the ontological
distinction between God and creative world that is
necessary for any genuine theism by conceiving them
to be of different substances,
with particular attributes predicated of each.
- Arthur Peacocke

Such an emphasis on the immanence of God as Creator in,
with, and under the natural processes of the world
unveiled by the sciences is certainly in accord with
all that the sciences have revealed since those debates
of the nineteenth century.
- Arthur Peacocke

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For many decades now - and certainly during my adult life in academe -
the Western intellectual world has not been convinced
that theology is a pursuit that can be engaged in with
intellectual honesty and integrity.
- Arthur Peacocke

When a person doesn't have gratitude,
something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by
his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

You must not lose faith in humanity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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.

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.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The 3 Rs that Plague Humanity:
Regret, Resentment, and Revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I choose acceptance and compassion toward all humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My vision of a real humanity is of pure individuals
relating to each other, but not tied in any relationship.
They will be loving to each other,
but not being possessive of each other.
They will be sharing with each other
all their joys and all their blessings,
but never even in their dreams thinking of dominating,
thinking of enslaving the other person.
- Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh)

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity;
These are its sign and note and character.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
- Daniel Libeskind

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance
and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is not our place to know the mind of God.
Spirit knows what is best in the long run -
best for each of us individually,
and best for humanity as a whole.
This is often very difficult to accept
when we see war and disease in the world
and experience physical and emotional suffering
in ourselves, our family, and our friends.
I consider this belief in God's infinite power
and ultimate wisdom to be the true test of faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The urge to save humanity is almost always
a false front for the urge to rule.
- H. L. Mencken

I think music in itself is healing.
It's an explosive expression of humanity.
It's something we are all touched by.
No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
- Billy Joel

I see humanity now as one vast plant,
needing for its highest fulfillment only love,
the natural blessings of the great outdoors,
and intelligent crossing and selection.
- Luther Burbank

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program
winning the world chess championship.
Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
- Richard Dawkins

I am one of those who think like Nobel,
that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
- Marie Curie

Is the system going to flatten you out
and deny you your humanity,
or are you going to be able to make use of the system
to the attainment of human purposes?
- Joseph Campbell

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If I seem to boast more than is becoming,
my excuse is that I brag
for humanity rather than for myself.
- Henry David Thoreau

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune.
For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure
in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
- Russell Baker

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

One way or another, we all have to find
what best fosters the flowering of our humanity
in this contemporary life,
and dedicate ourselves to that.
- Joseph Campbell

Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who
listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity,
for they shall live forever.
Forever.
- Khalil Gibran

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

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness,
or else forgiving another.
- Jean Paul

If everyone howled at every injustice,
every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness,
then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity.
- Nelson DeMille

Probably all the books I've ever written have been
efforts to define the boundaries of humanity.
- Fred Saberhagen

We must learn to understand humanity better so that
we can create an environment that is more beneficial to people,
more rewarding, more pleasant to experience.
- John Portman

I share the opinion of those of broader vision,
who see in the signs of the time hope of humanity for peace.
- Frank B. Kellogg

All the great things of humanity have been accomplished
in the name of absolute principles.
- Ernest Renan

I saw science as being in harmony with humanity.
- Joseph Rotblat

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

To the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses,
the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have
been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.
- James Madison

To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see
beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature
and humanity which live or are latent in all things.
- Ansel Adams

It would be nice to feel that we are a better world,
a world of more compassion and a world of more humanity,
and to believe in the basic goodness of man.
- Barbara Walters

There's nothing I like more than being on a dance floor
with a thousand people feeling love for humanity.
- Chris Lowe

The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country
and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The world is indebted for all triumphs
which have been gained by reason and humanity
over error and oppression.
- Thomas Jefferson

A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power,
but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.
- Jean Rostand

The free market economy is supposed to be the only
path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity,
power and influence of nations.
- Omar Bongo

Property as compared with humanity, as compared with
the red blood in the American people,
must take second place, not first place.
- Woodrow Wilson

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

I am convinced that people with such wounds will be
quite ready to co-operate in a safe and painless experiment
in the interests of humanity as a whole.
- Robert Barany

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
- Horace Mann

I believe I am doing the work for humanity.
This show is so uplifting.
- Howard Stern

Mapplethorpe presented the body as a sexual object,
separating it from the humanity of the person.
He added nothing to photography as a medium.
I hold his work in low regard.
- Jerzy Kosinski

The man who is forever disturbed about the condition
of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to face them.
- Henry Miller

The great mass of humanity should never learn to read or write.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I want to see these bad, bad, bad, bad men come to
grips with their humanity.
- James Ellroy

No part of the human community can live entirely on its own planet,
with its own laws of motion and cut off from the rest of humanity.
- Hugo Chavez


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