Mankind Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Mankind

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The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.
~By William James ~


Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
~By Alphonse de Lamartine ~


If a psychiatric and scientific inquiry were to be made upon our rulers, mankind would be appalled at the disclosures.
~By Alfred Korzybski ~


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 ~


Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.
~By Amos Bronson Alcott ~


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


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


What, man, defy the devil. Consider, he's an enemy to mankind.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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 ~


Legislation has been and is still directed towards the protection of wealth, rather than towards the far more important interests of labor on which everything of value to mankind depends.
~By Leland Stanford ~


Our country is the world - our countrymen are all mankind.
~By William Lloyd Garrison ~


When I joined the Communist movement in 1935 it was based upon the belief that mankind's future was to be found there. Certainly, millions who joined it the world over, like myself, didn't join it for profit.
~By Albert Maltz ~


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.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
~By Walter Scott ~


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


Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
~By Augustus Hare ~


The history of mankind is a history of war.
~By Mike Love ~


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


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


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


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 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 ~


Visions describe what best should be, could be - if and when mankind has the will to make them real.
~By James Rouse ~


All mankind love a lover.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


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 ~


How could you fear a dearth? Have not mankind tho' slain by millions, millions left behind?
~By Joel Barlow ~


Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.
~By Umberto Eco ~


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 ~


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 ~


Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


Loyalty to the family must be merged into loyalty to the community, loyalty to the community into loyalty to the nation, and loyalty to the nation into loyalty to mankind. The citizen of the future must be a citizen of the world.
~By Thomas Cochrane ~


When mankind first saw the necessity of government, it is probable that many had conceived the desire of ruling.
~By Thomas Clarkson ~


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


Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this, from realm to realm we roam. Our fleets come loaded with every folly home.
~By Shelby Foote ~


They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular.
~By John Morley ~


The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
~By Thomas Paine ~


All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
~By Thomas Paine ~


Today the fate of humankind is even more crucially linked than ever before. The boundaries between the problems of "others" and "our" problems are being increasingly erased.
~By Janez Drnovsek ~


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


At the same time it offered the hope, as it still does, that improved understanding could better the lot of mankind. For me, growing up in the 1930s, the two motivations powerfully reinforced each other.
~By James Tobin ~


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 ~


The god of the Christians, as we have seen, is the god who makes promises only to break them; who sends them pestilence and disease in order to heal them; a god who demoralizes mankind in order to improve it.
~By Johann Most ~


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


It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing mankind today can be solved with means and methods which were applied or seemed to work in the past.
~By Mikhail Gorbachev ~


We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


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.
~By Robert Owen ~


I certainly feel that the time is not far distant when a knowledge of the principles of diet will be an essential part of one's education. Then mankind will eat to live, be able to do better mental and physical work and disease will be less frequent.
~By Fannie Farmer ~


Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


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 ~


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


The creation of Physics is the shared heritage of all mankind. East and West, North and South have equally participated in it.
~By Abdus Salam ~


A nation must be embraced, rehabilitated and expressed as a tangible sign of human creativity and as an integral element of mankind's heritage.
~By Abdelaziz Bouteflika ~


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


I know that if the peace movement takes its message boldly to the Negro people a powerful force can be secured in pursuit of the greatest goal of all mankind. And the same is true of labor and the great democratic sections of our population.
~By Paul Robeson ~


It is not necessary to argue to those for whom I write that the two great needs of mankind, that all men may be lifted up into the light of the highest Christian civilization, are, first, a pure, spiritual Christianity, and second, civil liberty.
~By Josiah Strong ~


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


As I watch what is happening in the Middle East and the carnage that comes over our television screens every evening, I cannot help but ask myself, what is wrong with humankind that we cannot stop the killing?
~By Marcy Kaptur ~


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


It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


Life is made too easy. Mankind's moral fibre is giving way under the softening influence of luxury.
~By Johan Huizinga ~


Jehovah God is truly rich far beyond the imagination of humankind.
~By Joseph Franklin Rutherford ~


Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.
~By Thomas Paine ~


Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
~By Ludwig van Beethoven ~


Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life, has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages.
~By William J. Brennan, Jr. ~


I'm still a firm believer that we were definitely put here to use our minds, and that is what makes us different. And that that's the key. If there is anything that is going to stop mankind from being such a beastly, destructive creature, it is reason.
~By Caleb Carr ~


From a scientific perspective there is some indication that a nuclear war could deplete the earth's ozone layer or, less likely, could bring on a new Ice Age - but there is no suggestion that either the created order or mankind would be destroyed in the process.
~By Herman Kahn ~


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


The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.
~By Martin Luther ~


Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
~By Edmund Burke ~


The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all.
~By Alexander Solzehnitsyn ~


The law established by the Creator, which has existed from the beginning, extends over the whole globe, is everywhere and at all times binding upon mankind.
~By Rufus King ~


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 ~


In dedicating his estate to the honoring of endeavors that benefit mankind, Alfred Nobel expressed a lifelong concern that is even more timely in 1972 than it was in his lifetime.
~By Stanford Moore ~


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.
~By 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.
~By 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.
~By John Donne ~


By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
~By John Adams ~


The problem is not simply that the Singularity represents the passing of humankind from center stage, but that it contradicts our most deeply held notions of being.
~By Vernor Vinge ~


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.
~By Don Young ~


The end of science is not to prove a theory, but to improve mankind.
~By Manly Hall ~


I wished to go completely outside and to make a symbolic start for my enterprise of regenerating the life of humankind within the body of society and to prepare a positive future in this context.
~By Joseph Beuys ~


There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
~By Logan P. Smith ~


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.
~By Richard Le Gallienne ~


Music is the universal language of mankind.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


The augmentation of slaves weakens the states; and such a trade is diabolical in itself, and disgraceful to mankind.
~By George Mason ~


The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


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


To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power.
~By Norman Thomas ~


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 ~


No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
~By Theodore Bikel ~


It will be said, however, that protection tends to destroy commerce, the civilizer of mankind. Directly the reverse, however, is the fact.
~By Henry Charles Carey ~


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


You may count on Mexico's support, since your commitment to the noblest causes of mankind and your vast experience are and will be invaluable in enabling us, together, to achieve a better world.
~By Vicente Fox ~


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 ~


I happen to think that American politics is one of the noblest arts of mankind; and I cannot do anything else but write about it.
~By Theodore White ~


The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.
~By Konstantin Tsiolkovsky ~


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.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~

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