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Humankind
Mind and spirit together make up that which separates us from the rest of the animal world, that which enables a man to know the truth and that which enables him to die for the truth.

- Hamilton, Edith
I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.

- Weil, Simone
To be human is to keep rattling the bars of the cage of existence hollering, What's it for?

- Robert, Fulghum
Have you ever watched a crab on the shore crawling backward in search of the Atlantic Ocean, and missing? That's the way the mind of man operates.

- Mencken, H. L.
The law of humanity ought to be composed of the past, the present, and the future, that we bear within us; whoever possesses but one of these terms, has but a fragment of the law of the moral world.

- Quinet, Edgar
Be tolerant of the human race. Your whole family belongs to it -- and some of your spouse's family does too.

Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.

- France, Anatole
People can be divided into three classes, the few who make things happen, the many who watch things happen, and the overwhelming majority who have no idea what has happened.

As for types like my own, obscurely motivated by the conviction that our existence was worthless if we didn't make a turning point of it, we were assigned to the humanities, to poetry, philosophy, painting -- the nursery games of humankind, which had to be left behind when the age of science began. The humanities would be called upon to choose a wallpaper for the crypt, as the end drew near.

- Bellow, Saul
Ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. [Genesis 3:5]

- Bible
We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones. We say nothing essential about Man when we seek to define him by the qualities of men.

- Saint-Exupery, Antoine De
Considered logically this concept is not identical with the totality of sense impressions referred to; but it is an arbitrary creation of the human (or animal) mind.

- Einstein, Albert
After all there is but one race -- humanity.

- Moore, George
Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.

- Smith, Adam
No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.

- Steinbeck, John
Man is a creature made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.

- Twain, Mark
Man is a substance clad in shadows.

- Sterling, John
I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

- Wilde, Oscar
Man is no longer an artist, he has become a work of art.

- Nietzsche, Friedrich
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world -- that is the myth of the atomic age -- as in being able to remake ourselves.

- Gandhi, Mahatma



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