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Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.

Tags: Life, Nature  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.

Tags: Become, Death  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.

Tags: Nature, Photograph  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed.

Tags: Beautiful, Dark  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.

Tags: Technology, While  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited.

Tags: Forever, Rather  ✍ Author: Neil Armstrong

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.

Tags: Future, Lost  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

Tags: Become, Technology  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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

Tags: Cannot, Human  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader or that king or prince or religious leader. World belongs to humanity.

Tags: Leader, Religious  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

Tags: Cannot, Love  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

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.

Tags: Faith, Powerful  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you're a human being, you feel, you suffer. You're gay, you're sick, you're nervous or whatever.

Tags: Gay, Human  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?

Tags: Common, Satan  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Tags: Labor, Work  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Tags: Living, Until  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.

Tags: Oppression, Reason  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The reason is that till date, in spite of advances in information technology and strategies of information, the written word in the form of books still remains one of humanity's most enduring legacies.

Tags: Reason, Technology  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

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

Tags: Country, Hope  ✍ Author: Burt Bacharach

A Truth is the subjective development of that which is at once both new and universal. New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation. Universal: that which can interest, rightly, every human individual, according to his pure humanity.

Tags: Human, Truth  ✍ Author: Alain Badiou

Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity. Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage, destructive nihilism.

Tags: Good, Quite  ✍ Author: Alain Badiou

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.

Tags: Politics, Reason  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

Anything that isn't opposed by about 40 percent of humanity is either an evil business or so unimportant that it simply doesn't matter.

Tags: Business, Evil  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.

Tags: God, Liberty  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

This contradiction lies here: they wish God, and they wish humanity. They persist in connecting two terms which, once separated, can come together again only to destroy each other.

Tags: God, Together  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin
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There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations.

Tags: Justice, Nature  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.

Tags: Justice, May  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains.

Tags: Help, Thinking  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

I don't want a perfect character, I want a character who has, as strange as it sounds, some humanity, some flaws, some needs.

Tags: Character, Perfect  ✍ Author: John Cage

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

Tags: Great, Problems  ✍ Author: Robert Cailliau

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?

Tags: Able, Human  ✍ Author: Joseph Campbell

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.

Tags: Best, Life  ✍ Author: Joseph Campbell

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!

Tags: Justice, Rock  ✍ Author: Vivian Campbell

Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is.

Tags: Honor, Show  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.

Tags: Justice, Love  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it.

Tags: Cannot, Love  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.

Tags: Hard, Love  ✍ Author: e. e. cummings

I believe that the biggest problem that humanity faces is an ego sensitivity to finding out whether one is right or wrong and identifying what one's strengths and weaknesses are.

Tags: Ego, Problem  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

I liked the idea of all of humanity fitting inside a sugar cube because more than 99.9% of matter is space.

Tags: Idea, Matter  ✍ Author: Alan Davies

Fear makes us feel our humanity.

Tags: Fear, Makes  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Those who sentimentally indulge humanity do it no favours.

Tags: Favours, Indulge  ✍ Author: Terry Eagleton

There is an insuperable problem about introducing immigrants to British values. There are no British values. Nor are there any Serbian or Peruvian values. No nation has a monopoly on fairness and decency, justice and humanity.

Tags: Justice, Problem  ✍ Author: Terry Eagleton

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

Tags: Failure, War  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

What I like about the third movie is you get to see a side of Carlisle you haven't seen before. You actually get to see what his vampire capabilities are because there's some great battle sequences. It's my favorite book. Carlisle is holding on to that humanity. He doesn't want to be a vampire.

Tags: Book, Great  ✍ Author: Peter Facinelli

Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment.

Tags: Moment, Ship  ✍ Author: Edward Felten

If being rightwing is thinking that Karl Marx's doctrine was a catastrophe for humanity, then I'm rightwing.

Tags: Doctrine, Thinking  ✍ Author: Niall Ferguson

What is a historian, anyway? It is someone who uses facts to record the development of humanity.

Tags: Facts, Someone  ✍ Author: Lion Feuchtwanger

Humanity may endure the loss of everything; all its possessions may be turned away without infringing its true dignity - all but the possibility of improvement.

Tags: May, True  ✍ Author: Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.

Tags: Business, Movies  ✍ Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded.

Tags: Advances, Degraded  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.

Tags: Boredom, Lies  ✍ Author: Anatole France

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.

Tags: Technology, Wrong  ✍ Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

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.

Tags: Integrity, Touch  ✍ Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

We are not actually equal - humanity - if we are not allowed to freely love one another.

Tags: Another, Love  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

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.

Tags: Faith, Society  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Progress is the attraction that moves humanity.

Tags: Attraction, Progress  ✍ Author: Marcus Garvey

It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge.

Tags: Death, Sacrifice  ✍ Author: Charles de Gaulle

A street thug and a paid killer are professionals - beasts of prey, if you will, who have dissociated themselves from the rest of humanity and can now see human beings in the same way that trout fishermen see trout.

Tags: Human, Themselves  ✍ Author: Sami Gayle

Common sense is the genius of humanity.

Tags: Genius, Sense  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced.

Tags: May, Thought  ✍ Author: John B. S. Haldane

Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.

Tags: Genius  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.

Tags: Beautiful, Good  ✍ Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Hell is an outrage on humanity. When you tell me that your deity made you in his image, I reply that he must have been very ugly.

Tags: Hell, Tell  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Humanity is actually under the control of dinosaur-like alien reptiles called the Babylon Brotherhood who must consume human blood to maintain their human appearance.

Tags: Control, Human  ✍ Author: David Icke

A group of reptilian humanoids, called the Babylonian Brotherhood, control humanity.

Tags: Control, Group  ✍ Author: David Icke

Humanity is mind-controlled and only slightly more conscious than your average zombie.

Tags: Average, Conscious  ✍ Author: David Icke

Japan learned from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that the tragedy wrought by nuclear weapons must never be repeated and that humanity and nuclear weapons cannot coexist.

Tags: Cannot, Learned  ✍ Author: Daisaku Ikeda

The eyes of a poet discover in each person a unique and irreplaceable humanity. While arrogant intellect seeks to control and manipulate the world, the poetic spirit bows with reverence before its mysteries.

Tags: Control, Eyes  ✍ Author: Daisaku Ikeda

For the larger interest of humanity, Islamic society presents the safest place on this planet.

Tags: Place, Society  ✍ Author: Jermaine Jackson

We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live.

Tags: Evil, Women  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali Jinnah

It may be, it just may be, that life as we know it with its humanity is more unique than many have thought.

Tags: Life, May  ✍ Author: Lyndon B. Johnson

The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape.

Tags: Birthday, Care  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

Politeness is the flower of humanity.

Tags: Flower, Politeness  ✍ Author: Joseph Joubert

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.

Tags: Great, Lovely  ✍ Author: Carl Jung

Science is global. Einstein's equation, E=mc2, has to reach everywhere. Science is a beautiful gift to humanity, we should not distort it. Science does not differentiate between multiple races.

Tags: Beautiful, Science  ✍ Author: Abdul Kalam

I think that people who are famous tend to be underdeveloped in their humanity skills.

Tags: Famous, Skills  ✍ Author: Diane Keaton

The main force used in the evolving world of humanity has hitherto been applied in the form of war.

Tags: Used, War  ✍ Author: Arthur Keith

In my view, relationship movies never get old because humanity will never not be confounded by their relationships.

Tags: Movies, Old  ✍ Author: Zoe Lister-Jones

The whole question of God and what God is, and whether it's a blond guy with a beard, I don't know... I don't know that. Do I believe that there's something greater at work than the sum of humanity? Yeah, I think so.

Tags: God, Work  ✍ Author: Anthony LaPaglia

Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.

Tags: Battle, Country  ✍ Author: Marquis de Lafayette

There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.

Tags: Earth, Except  ✍ Author: Walter Savage Landor

The soul, cramped among the petty vexations of Earth, needs to keep its windows constantly open to the invigorating air of large and free ideas: and what thought is so grand as that of an ever-present God, in whom all that is vital in humanity breathes and grows?

Tags: God, Thought  ✍ Author: Lucy Larcom

The fate of you, the aristocracy of industry, will be as the fate of the aristocracy of land if you do not show that you have some humanity still among you.

Tags: Fate, Show  ✍ Author: James Larkin

Humanity abhors, above all things, a vacuum in itself, and your class will be cut off from humanity as the surgeon cuts the cancer and alien growth from the body.

Tags: Body, Off  ✍ Author: James Larkin

I think what the Nobel committee is doing is going beyond war and looking at what humanity can do to prevent war. Sustainable management of our natural resources will promote peace.

Tags: Peace, War  ✍ Author: Wangari Maathai

There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is. It is the American Dream.

Tags: Freedom, Mind  ✍ Author: Archibald MacLeish

There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.

Tags: Freedom, Mind  ✍ Author: Archibald MacLeish

The real world is far too complex and unpredictable to make something like the idea of humanity controlling its own evolution or engineering itself - well, I wouldn't say impossible but it should be approached with a degree of caution.

Tags: Impossible, Real  ✍ Author: Ken MacLeod

I am not yet born; O fill me with strength against those who would freeze my humanity.

Tags: Against, Strength  ✍ Author: Louis MacNeice

Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark.

Tags: Dark, History  ✍ Author: Anne Sullivan Macy

To the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.

Tags: Alone, Reason  ✍ Author: James Madison

Humanity is made up of an infinity of different individuals. Each of us travels for motives exclusively his own.

Tags: Infinity, Motives  ✍ Author: Ella Maillart

To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.

Tags: Challenge, Human  ✍ Author: Nelson Mandela

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.

Tags: Love, Romantic  ✍ Author: Andre Maurois

Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited.

Tags: Learned, Together  ✍ Author: Margaret Mead

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.

Tags: Almost, Rule  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

The man who is forever disturbed about the condition of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to face them.

Tags: Face, Problems  ✍ Author: Henry Miller

If there is something occurring that is so bad that it could be considered a crime against humanity, it has to be transmitted with anguish, with pain, and create an impact in people - upset them, shake them up, wake them out of their everyday routine.

Tags: Bad, Pain  ✍ Author: James Nachtwey

We have to realize only in communication, in real knowledge, in real reaching out, can there be an understanding that there's humanity everywhere, and that's what I'm trying to do.

Tags: Knowledge, Real  ✍ Author: Mira Nair

The greatest threat facing humanity is a radical Islamist regime meeting up with nuclear weapons.

Tags: Greatest, Meeting  ✍ Author: Benjamin Netanyahu

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