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Mankind Quotes

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Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
- Mark Twain

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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

 

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

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

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

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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

All mankind love a lover.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We should expect the best and the worst of mankind,
as from the weather.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher
world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which
mankind cannot comprehend.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame,
which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble
thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.
- George William Curtis

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

Black and white are the colors of photography.
To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair
to which mankind is forever subjected.
- Robert Frank

God invented mankind because he loved silly stories.
- Ralph Steadman

This devil loves mankind because men are going to always
make the choice that will send him into ascendancy.
He's been winning the game for a long time.
- Taylor Hackford

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
- Rudyard Kipling

The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest.
- Sophocles

I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior,
to the conscience of mankind.
- William Butler Yeats

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

Be it whim or emergency, the modern laboratory is equally
at the service of romance,
equally ready to gratify mankind with a torpedo or a toy.
- Richard Le Gallienne

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

What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Only when every one of us and every nation learns the
secret of love for all mankind will the world become a great orchestra,
following the beat of the Greatest Conductor of all.
- Artur Rodzinski

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

All mankind is divided into three classes:
those that are immovable,
those that are movable, and those that move.
- Benjamin Franklin

I sometimes think God allows Great Britain to be unprincipled for the good of mankind.
- Julia Ward Howe

A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation;
but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Mankind's role is to fulfil his heaven-sent purpose
through a sincere heart that is in harmony with all
creation and loves all things.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has
left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world,
and bettered the tradition of mankind.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Mankind must put an end to war
before war puts an end to mankind.
- John F. Kennedy

I say to mankind, Be not curious about God.
For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God -
I hear and behold God in every object,
yet understand God not in the least.
- Walt Whitman

She has great problems of her own to solve,
very grim and perilous problems, and a right solution,
if we can attain to it, would largely benefit mankind.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind;
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee.
- John Donne

The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in
every stage of human history than any other single idea.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

We pray that henceforth not only Japan but all mankind
may know the blessings of harmony and progress.
- Shigeru Yoshida

If mankind were to continue in other than the present barbarism,
a new path must be found, a new civilization based
on some other method than technology.
- Clifford D. Simak

It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern
thinkers that mankind has progressed more rapidly in
every other respect than in morality.
- Lafcadio Hearn

The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing
a decent standard of living for all mankind.
- Norman Borlaug

If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
- John Adams

I put for the general inclination of all mankind,
a perpetual and restless desire of power after power,
that ceaseth only in death.
- Thomas Hobbes

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

Every game ever invented by mankind,
is a way of making things hard for the fun of it!
- John Ciardi

What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind.
- Carl Maria von Weber

I'm not surprised that Spielberg was able to capture
the heroism of Schindler;
so many of his movies are about the better part of mankind.
- Gene Siskel

Almost certainly, however, the first essential component
of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.
- Norman Borlaug

The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.
- H. P. Lovecraft

However, we all share the firm belief in the triumph
of humanist and progressive values that mankind has
achieved during its long history of struggle and creativeness.
- Tran Duc Luong

All mankind...
being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life,
health, liberty or possessions.
- John Locke

Every superior personality, and every superior performance,
has, for the average of mankind, something mysterious.
- Georg Simmel


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