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Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.

Tags: Liberty, Real  ✍ Author: John Adams

Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.

Tags: Feelings, Reason  ✍ Author: Samuel Adams

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

Tags: Small, Step  ✍ Author: Neil Armstrong

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

Tags: Disease, Patriotism  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

Tags: Themselves, While  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Good, Opinion  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

What, man, defy the devil. Consider, he's an enemy to mankind.

Tags: Devil, Enemy  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.

Tags: Quiet, Stay  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

Tags: Climb, Except  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.

Tags: Learn, School  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.

Tags: Below, Hate  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

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

Tags: End, Might  ✍ Author: Karel Capek

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

Tags: Fact, Said  ✍ Author: Henry Charles Carey

All mankind love a lover.

Tags: Love, Lover  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Tags: Carpenter, Remade  ✍ Author: Desiderius Erasmus

I work very much on the principle that anything created by mankind has mischief and error hardwired into its inception.

Tags: Principle, Work  ✍ Author: Jasper Fforde

I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.

Tags: Great, Value  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?

Tags: Agree, Convinced  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind - not the fiend or the sadist.

Tags: Danger, Power  ✍ Author: Erich Fromm

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.

Tags: Force, Greatest  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind.

Tags: Country, Countrymen  ✍ Author: William Lloyd Garrison

Our country is the world - our countrymen are all mankind.

Tags: Country, Countrymen  ✍ Author: William Lloyd Garrison

The end of science is not to prove a theory, but to improve mankind.

Tags: End, Science  ✍ Author: Manly Hall

Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor of whatever is countenanced by antiquity, enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.

Tags: Authority, Whatever  ✍ Author: Robert Hall

The proper study of mankind is books.

Tags: Books, Study  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley
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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.

Tags: Sure, Truth  ✍ Author: Thomas Huxley

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

Tags: Governed, Wisdom  ✍ Author: William Ralph Inge

Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.

Tags: Religion, Slavery  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

I think provincialism is an endemic characteristic with mankind, I think everybody everywhere is provincial, but it is particularly striking with Texans, and we tend to be very Texcentric.

Tags: Everybody, Striking  ✍ Author: Molly Ivins

If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers.

Tags: Environmental, God  ✍ Author: Joseph Wood Krutch

Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.

Tags: Animal, Difference  ✍ Author: Alphonse de Lamartine

Happy indeed is the scientist who not only has the pleasures which I have enumerated, but who also wins the recognition of fellow scientists and of the mankind which ultimately benefits from his endeavors.

Tags: Happy, Indeed  ✍ Author: Irving Langmuir

Music is the universal language of mankind.

Tags: Language, Music  ✍ Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.

Tags: Indeed, Joke  ✍ Author: H. P. Lovecraft

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

Tags: Chief, True  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

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.

Tags: Danger, Peace  ✍ Author: Kunal Nayyar

Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.

Tags: Listen, Rather  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind.

Tags: Last, Truths  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

No man is so great as mankind.

Tags: Great  ✍ Author: Theodore Parker

The proper study of Mankind is Man.

Tags: Proper, Study  ✍ Author: Alexander Pope

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.

Tags: God, Study  ✍ Author: Alexander Pope

Mankind must be positively and constructively wary of mankind, of their fellow man, of their families, of the members of their faith community, of their fellow-citizens.

Tags: Community, Faith  ✍ Author: Tariq Ramadan

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

Tags: Environmental, Radical  ✍ Author: Dixie Lee Ray

I have not the slightest doubt that this form of individuation represents a higher stage in the evolution of mankind.

Tags: Doubt, Stage  ✍ Author: Stephen Rea

In the evolution of mankind there has always been a certain degree of social coherence.

Tags: Evolution, Social  ✍ Author: Stephen Rea

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.

Tags: Redeem  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine.

Tags: Madness, Misery  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

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

Tags: Creation, Physics  ✍ Author: Abdus Salam

Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.

Tags: Creative, Seldom  ✍ Author: George Santayana

I love mankind; it's people I can't stand.

Tags: Love, Stand  ✍ Author: Charles M. Schulz

A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners.

Tags: Anger, Angry  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

General consultant to mankind.

Tags: Consultant, General  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

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.

Tags: Great, Inspired  ✍ Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

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.

Tags: Life, Positive  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.

Tags: Necessary, Pleasure  ✍ Author: Voltaire

To the mass of mankind religion of some kind is a necessity.

Tags: Necessity, Religion  ✍ Author: Alfred Russel Wallace

The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn, been made the prey of ambition.

Tags: Ambition, Turn  ✍ Author: Mercy Otis Warren

Our true nationality is mankind.

Tags: True  ✍ Author: H. G. Wells

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

Tags: Conscience, Leave  ✍ Author: William Butler Yeats

Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.

Tags: Deepest, Instincts  ✍ Author: Amos Bronson Alcott

I believe the earth's climate is changing, but I think it's changing for natural variation reasons and I think mankind has been adapting to climate as long as man has walked the earth.

Tags: Earth, Natural  ✍ Author: Joe Barton

One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.

Tags: Great, Might  ✍ Author: Max Beerbohm

Mercy to animals means mercy to mankind.

Tags: Means, Mercy  ✍ Author: Henry Bergh

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

Tags: Equality, Present  ✍ Author: Franz Boas

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

Tags: Destiny, Living  ✍ Author: Norman Borlaug

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

Tags: Indeed, May  ✍ Author: Fanny Burney

Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind.

Tags: Comforts, Greatest  ✍ Author: Alexis Carrel

We never, ever in the history of mankind have had access to so much information so quickly and so easily.

Tags: Access, History  ✍ Author: Vinton Cerf

To govern mankind, one must not overrate them.

Tags: Govern  ✍ Author: Lord Chesterfield

Emotions have taught mankind to reason.

Tags: Emotions, Reason  ✍ Author: Luc de Clapiers

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

Tags: Born, Local  ✍ Author: Thomas Clarkson

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

Tags: Desire, Government  ✍ Author: Thomas Clarkson

Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition.

Tags: Greater, Human  ✍ Author: Henry Clay

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

Tags: Except, Legal  ✍ Author: Joseph Conrad

To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all.

Tags: Book, Gods  ✍ Author: Aleister Crowley

It is not differences of opinion; it is geographical lines, rivers, and mountains which divide State from State, and make different nations of mankind.

Tags: Opinion, State  ✍ Author: Jefferson Davis

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.

Tags: Death, Involved  ✍ Author: J. P. Donleavy

It's Microsoft versus mankind, with Microsoft having only a slight lead.

Tags: Lead, Microsoft  ✍ Author: Larry Ellison

Mankind can be very magnanimous, given the chance.

Tags: Chance  ✍ Author: Dian Fossey

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

Tags: Liberty, Unique  ✍ Author: Virginia Foxx

The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.

Tags: Century, March  ✍ Author: Henry George

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

Tags: History, Indeed  ✍ Author: Edward Gibbon

History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.

Tags: Crimes, History  ✍ Author: Edward Gibbon

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.

Tags: Nations, Stupidity  ✍ Author: George Gissing

Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.

Tags: Enough, Foolish  ✍ Author: Emma Goldman

Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.

Tags: Enough, Foolish  ✍ Author: Emma Goldman

Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind.

Tags: Jesus, Life  ✍ Author: Alison Gopnik

Christendom appears clearly to me to be one of those trifling, insignificant arts, which has never been of any substantial advantage to mankind.

Tags: Advantage, Arts  ✍ Author: Bill Hicks

Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace.

Tags: Peace, Strong  ✍ Author: Adolf Hitler

I like to watch mankind in its futile attempt to understand the unknown, when they don't even understand that which they know.

Tags: Understand, Watch  ✍ Author: Terrence Howard

According to the now almost universally accepted theory, all the races of mankind had a common origin.

Tags: Almost, Common  ✍ Author: Collis Potter Huntington

During the civilisation and development process of more than 5,000 years, the Chinese nation has made an indelible contribution to the civilisation and advancement of mankind.

Tags: Nation, Process  ✍ Author: Xi Jinping

I think mankind is overly sensitive, very needy, greedy, and flawed.

Tags: Greedy, Sensitive  ✍ Author: Jason Kilar

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

Tags: Inquiry, Scientific  ✍ Author: Alfred Korzybski

Christianity is usually called a religion. As a religion it has had a wider geographic spread and is more deeply rooted among more peoples than any other religion in the history of mankind.

Tags: History, Religion  ✍ Author: Kenneth Scott Latourette

The proper study of mankind is man in his relation to his deity.

Tags: Proper, Study  ✍ Author: D. H. Lawrence

Mankind deserves sacrifice - but not of mankind.

Tags: Deserves, Sacrifice  ✍ Author: Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

What is a hero without love for mankind.

Tags: Hero, Love  ✍ Author: Doris Lessing

Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.

Tags: Greatest, Sickness  ✍ Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg

To live in mankind is far more than to live in a name.

Tags: Far, Name  ✍ Author: Vachel Lindsay

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