Mankind Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Mankind

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The combination of hatred and technology is the greatest danger threatening mankind.
~By Simon Wiesenthal ~


Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men use their full resources only in tasks of war. While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize the potentialities, particularly the moral and spiritual potentialities, which we usually reserve for war.
~By John Foster Dulles ~


I'm quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern - mankind.
~By Chico Hamilton ~


To get a name can happen but to few; it is one of the few things that cannot be brought. It is the free gift of mankind, which must be deserved before it will be granted, and is at last unwillingly bestowed.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


I shall endeavour still further to prosecute this inquiry, an inquiry I trust not merely speculative, but of sufficient moment to inspire the pleasing hope of its becoming essentially beneficial to mankind.
~By Edward Jenner ~


Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind.
~By William Godwin ~


Your future is still before you. Your land is a vast storehouse of mineral and agricultural wealth awaiting further development for the benefit of mankind. It potentialities are magnificent.
~By Charles E. Wilson ~


To live in mankind is far more than to live in a name.
~By Vachel Lindsay ~


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


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


A Shakespeare could have arisen only on English soil. In the same way, your great dramatists and poets express the nature and essence of the Norwegian people, but they also express that which is universally valid for all mankind.
~By Gustav Stresemann ~


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


It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


It's Microsoft versus mankind, with Microsoft having only a slight lead.
~By Larry Ellison ~


Before the discovery of agriculture mankind was everywhere so divided, the size of each group being determined by the natural fertility of its locality.
~By Arthur Keith ~


The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises.
~By Daniel J. Boorstin ~


Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
~By Emma Goldman ~


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.
~By Larry McMurtry ~


What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~


And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of all mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
~By Salmon P. Chase ~


A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
~By Umberto Eco ~


To govern mankind, one must not overrate them.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


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


There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them.
~By Herman Melville ~


To the mass of mankind religion of some kind is a necessity.
~By Alfred Russel Wallace ~


The more rapidly truth is spread among mankind the better it will be for them. Only let us be sure that it is the truth.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not.
~By Mencius ~


The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one of the most vicious crimes conceivable, a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent.
~By James T. Walsh ~


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.
~By Artur Rodzinski ~


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.
~By Franz Grillparzer ~


Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
~By Joseph Chilton Pearce ~


Mankind advances only through struggle.
~By Gustav Stresemann ~


I think we're entering a very dangerous time. The West has set itself up, decided it's in charge, not for good intentions, not for the benefit of mankind.
~By Thom Yorke ~


I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


'Never again' is the rallying cry for all who believe that mankind must speak out against genocide.
~By Jon Corzine ~


A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


The future may be made up of many factors but where it truly lies is in the hearts and minds of men. Your dedication should not be confined for your own gain, but unleashes your passion for our beloved country as well as for the integrity and humanity of mankind.
~By Li Ka Shing ~


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


In the last fifty years science has advanced more than in the 2,000 previous years and given mankind greater powers over the forces of nature than the ancients ascribed to their gods.
~By John Boyd Orr ~


Families are the Nurseries of all Societies; and the First combinations of mankind.
~By Cotton Mather ~


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.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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


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


No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind.
~By Charles Sumner ~


Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
~By Alexander Pope ~


Liberty is not the unique right of Americans or even Westerners, but is mankind's right.
~By Virginia Foxx ~


I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
~By Ronald Reagan ~


Anyone who knows how difficult it is to keep a secret among three men - particularly if they are married - knows how absurd is the idea of a worldwide secret conspiracy consciously controlling all mankind by its financial power; in real, clear analysis.
~By Oswald Mosley ~


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.
~By Pierre Curie ~


Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.
~By Elie Wiesel ~


But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof, that distinctions found in the structure of all languages, have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious a way of treating the common sense of mankind.
~By Thomas Reid ~


Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
~By Henry Cabot Lodge ~


I cannot but think that it would be a great step if mankind could familiarise themselves with the idea that they are spirits incorporated for a time in the flesh re spirits incorporated for a time in the flesh.
~By Catherine Crowe ~


All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such.
~By Og Mandino ~


War was forced upon mankind in his original civil and social condition.
~By Elihu Root ~


I want to be distinguished from the rest; to tell the truth, a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me.
~By Moliere ~


In the world of the present, in our time, we feel that suffering, anguish, the torments of body and soul, are greater than ever before in the history of mankind.
~By Eyvind Johnson ~


My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind.
~By William Lloyd Garrison ~


A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


The simultaneous reactions elicited all over the world by the reading of newspaper dispatches about the same events create, as it were, a common mental pulse beat for the whole of civilized mankind.
~By Christian Lous Lange ~


The common behavior of mankind is the system of reference by means of which we interpret an unknown language.
~By Ludwig Wittgenstein ~


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.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


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


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~By Chief Seattle ~


What is a hero without love for mankind.
~By Doris Lessing ~


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


The histories of mankind are histories only of the higher classes.
~By Thomas Malthus ~


I address myself to the Communists, to those Communists who were prompted to join the Party by the progressive ideas of mankind and socialism, and not by selfish personal interests - let us represent our pure and just ideas by pure and just means.
~By Janos Kadar ~


I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~


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


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


The twentieth century may tell us that we have nothing to be complacent about in the recent history of humankind; but it also tells us that there is nothing inevitable about tyranny.
~By Rowan D. Williams ~


The history of mankind is confined within a limited period, and from every quarter brings an intimation that human affairs have had a beginning.
~By Adam Ferguson ~


It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness that mankind moves so slowly; it is because individuals have a capacity for better things that it moves at all.
~By George Gissing ~


Mankind are divided into sects, and individuals think very differently on religious subjects, from the purest motives; and that gracious common Parent, who loves all his children alike, beholds with approbation every one who worships him in sincerity.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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.
~By Clifford D. Simak ~


Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


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


One sees a blatant disregard for the precious souls of mankind.
~By Thomas S. Monson ~


The proper study of mankind is books.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind.
~By Fanny Burney ~


The question of armaments, whether on land or sea, is the most immediately and intensely practical question connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


Emphasis on the common emotive or affective origins of music and words in the first cries of humankind undermines words.
~By Jean Philippe Rameau ~


We have to acknowledge peace is in danger and mankind still has not realised the priority to be given to world dialogue versus armed contradiction and bloodshed.
~By Nursultan Nazarbayev ~


Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.
~By Albert Pike ~


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.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


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


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


Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end.
~By Karel Capek ~


Mankind have their local attachments. They have a particular regard for the spot, in which they were born and nurtured.
~By Thomas Clarkson ~


All mankind is now learning that these nuclear weapons can only serve to destroy, never become beneficial.
~By Alva Myrdal ~


The man of science, like the man of letters, is too apt to view mankind only in the abstract, selecting in his consideration only a single side of our complex and many-sided being.
~By James G. Frazer ~


For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men.
~By Albert Claude ~

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