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Jan Tinbergen Quotes and Sayings

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Mankind's problems can no longer be solved by national governments.
What is needed is world government.
- Jan Tinbergen

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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 Thoreau

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

 

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
- Mark Twain

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
- Bertrand Russell

Friendship is the only thing in the world
concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
- Cicero

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All mankind love a lover.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root,
can only attain its full breadth and depth
if it embraces all living creatures
and does not limit itself to mankind.
- Albert Schweitzer

I love mankind, it's people I can't stand.
- Charles M. Schulz

All human beings are also dream beings.
Dreaming ties all mankind together.
- Jack Kerouac

Mankind is made great or little by its own will.
- Friedrich Schiller

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy,
we go out and wreck something with it.
- David R. Brower

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
- Albert Einstein

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace,
irrespective of race, religion and political convictions,
for the benefit of mankind.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

You want to do mankind a real service?
Tell funnier jokes.
- the Woody Allen movie Stardust Memories (1980)

The proper study of mankind is the science of design.
- Herbert Simon

The good opinion of mankind,
like the lever of Archimedes,
with the given fulcrum, moves the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists)
the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything.
- Dixie Lee Ray

No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that
great success and huge money buy you immunity from
the common ills of mankind,
such as cars that won't start.
- Larry McMurtry

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind;
the lawyer all the wickedness,
the theologian all the stupidity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

If we were to select the most intelligent,
imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind,
all races would be present.
- Franz Boas

The work of the individual still remains the spark
that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.
- Igor Sikorsky

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

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

If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind,
they are called vandals; if they destroy something
irreplaceable made by God,
they are called developers.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed,
when that little wisdom is its own.
- William Ralph Inge

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
- Neil Armstrong

Christendom appears clearly to me to be one of those trifling,
insignificant arts, which has never been of any substantial advantage to mankind.
- Edward Hicks

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

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

Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature's secrets?
The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind,
or whether the knowledge will be harmful.
- Pierre Curie

I never weary of great churches.
It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery.
Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

However far modern science and techniques have fallen
short of their inherent possibilities,
they have taught mankind at least one lesson;
nothing is impossible.
- Lewis Mumford

A man has generally the good or ill qualities,
which he attributes to mankind.
- William Shenstone

History proves abundantly that pure science,
undertaken without regard to applications to human needs,
is usually ultimately of direct benefit to mankind.
- Irving Langmuir

Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.
- Samuel Adams

Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind,
forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that
it begets more evil than it kills.'
- Immanuel Kant

Mankind deserves sacrifice - but not of mankind.
- Stanislaw Lec

Do not commit the error, common among the young,
of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind you have failed.
- Jan de Hartog

Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind,
none is greater than that of competition.
- Henry Clay

In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations:
fight or flee.
In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative;
fight,
flee - or laugh.
- Robert Orben

Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor
of whatever is countenanced by antiquity,
enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.
- Robert Hall

The proper study of mankind is man in his relation to his deity.
- David Herbert Lawrence

All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward
on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Test yourself on mankind.
It is something that makes the doubter doubt,
the believer believe.
- Franz Kafka

It is a mistake to think that we can control the breeding
of mankind in the long run by an appeal to conscience.
- Garrett Hardin

I write to keep from going mad from the contradictions I find among mankind -
and to work some of those contradictions out for myself.
- Michel de Montaigne

The head of every family will be what Abraham was,
the patriarch, the priest and the unlettered lord of his family,
and Reason will be the code of laws to all mankind.
- Adam Weishaupt

I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment,
by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy
without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men.
- Thomas Huxley

I wrote my thesis on the benefits of war and very near
got thrown out of college.
But I can show you where the greatest advancement of
mankind comes under stress and strain,
not comfort.
- Don Young

We must not indulge in unfavorable views of mankind,
since by doing it we make bad men believe they are no worse than others,
and we teach the good that they are good in vain.
- Walter Winchell

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free,
but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum
on earth for civil and religious liberty.
- Samuel Adams

Mankind is getting smarter every day.
Actually, it only seems so.
At least we are making progress.
We're progressing, to be sure, ever more deeply into the forest.
- Franz Grillparzer

What we seek is the reign of law, based upon the consent
of the governed and sustained by the organized opinion of mankind.
- Woodrow Wilson

No man is so great as mankind.
- Theodore Parker

It is impossible that anything so natural,
so necessary, and so universal as death,
should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind.
- Jonathan Swift

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong,
have governed my life: the longing for love,
the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
- Bertrand Russell

Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind.
- John Tillotson

The history of mankind is the history of ideas.
- Luigi Pirandello

Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless
he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.
- George Orwell

For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the
belief that most planning and architectural design
suffers for lack of real and basic purpose.
The ultimate purpose, it seems to me,
must be the improvement of mankind.
- James Rouse

Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that
there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind,
to make the word a better place.
- Jeff Koons

Cloning will enable mankind to reach eternal life.
- Claude Vorilhon

The cause of justice is the cause of humanity.
Its advocates should overflow with universal good will.
We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.
- William Godwin

The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler.
- Franz Kafka

The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens,
though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind.
- William Blackstone

Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind.
- Alexis Carrel

The great men of a nation reach out to all mankind.
They are unifying, not divisive; internationally conciliating
and still great nationally.
- Gustav Stresemann

I fear that the hearts of the vast majority of mankind
would beat on strongly and steadily and without any
quickening if the league were to perish altogether.
- Henry Cabot Lodge


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