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Marquis de Lafayette Quotes and Sayings

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Humanity has won its battle.
Liberty now has a country.
- Marquis de Lafayette

If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed,
they will fall by the hands of the clergy.
- Marquis de Lafayette

True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people.
There are natural and imprescriptible rights which
an entire nation has no right to violate.
- Marquis de Lafayette

When the government violates the people's rights,
insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people,
the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.
- Marquis de Lafayette

 

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
- Daniel Libeskind

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

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

Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but
to the collective behavior of humanity.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Humanity is quite a unique species, since it is the
only one with the means to wipe itself out.
- Ramman Kenoun

I sincerely believe that if Bush and Cheney recognized
the full humanity of other people's mothers around the world,
they wouldn't commit the crimes they commit.
- Wallace Shawn

Above all nations is humanity.
- Goldwin Smith

The age of chivalry has gone; the age of humanity has come.
- Charles Sumner

We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree,
and the tree is all humanity.
We cannot live without the others, without the tree.
- Pablo Casals

To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad
manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
- Walt Whitman

If there is any justice in the world,
then eighties rock will never again serve to blight
humanity as it did in that dark decade!
- Vivian Campbell

Wherever the art of medicine is loved,
there is also a love of humanity.
- Hippocrates

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.
These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway,
the good they do is inconceivable.
- Joseph Addison

The medieval Church believed that the resurrection
of Christ marked a new time for all of humanity.
- Timothy Radcliffe

The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of
the springtime of humanity.
- Pierre de Coubertin

To me, all war is failure for humanity,
though it often is a bounty for commerce.
- Mark Edwards

We will win the battle for Africa, which is in effect a battle for Humanity.
- Abdoulaye Wade

We feel bound to the Christian image of humanity -
that is what defines us.
Those who do not accept this are in the wrong place here.
- Angela Merkel

There are matters in the Bible, said to be done by
the express commandment of God,
that are shocking to humanity and to every idea we have of moral justice.
- Thomas Paine

Both politicians and journalists face situations which
strain their honesty and humanity.
My opinion is that politicians on the average stand
up somewhat better than journalists.
- John McCarthy

Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.
- Edward Gibbon

After two world wars, the collapse of fascism,
nazism, communism and colonialism and the end of the cold war,
humanity has entered a new phase of its history.
- Hans Kung

If Bush said just once: 'Boy.
I hope you accept my apology as a country,'
or showed some humanity.
- Burt Bacharach

With the monstrous weapons man already has,
humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world
by its moral adolescents.
- Omar N. Bradley

It's true that humanity has seen a succession of crises,
wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset
by advances in technology and cultural exchanges.
- Abbe Pierre

We are learning more about the humanity of the unborn child.
Science and truth support the prolife movement.
- Candice S. Miller

I feel my job as an actor is to explore all sides of humanity.
- Kyra Sedgwick

Passion is universal humanity.
Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
- Honore de Balzac

In my view, the humanity of our world can be measured
against the fate of Africa.
- Horst Koehler

Without humility there can be no humanity.
- John Buchan

We are all members of a single humanity,
inside our hearts we all speak the same language,
we all love our children and our parents,
we all live in the same world.
- Marc Forne Molne

When we have all data online it will be great for humanity.
It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces.
- Robert Cailliau


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