Man... knows only when he is satisfied and when he suffers, and only his sufferings and his satisfactions instruct him concerning himself, teach him what to seek and what to avoid. For the rest, man is a confused creature; he knows not whence he comes or whither he goes, he knows little of the world, and above all, he knows little of himself.
Best Quotes about Humankind
Mankind is made great or little by its own will.
Schiller, Johann Friedrich Von
Man is a being in search of meaning.
The secret of a person's nature lies in their religion and what they really believes about the world and their place in it.
Froude, James A.
If, presume not to God to scan; The proper study of Mankind is Man. Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, a being darkly wise, and rudely great.
What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men -- each one of whom is a valuable, unique experiment on the part of nature -- are shot down wholesale.
Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly.
Mencken, H. L.
As the archeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. And one perhaps nearing its end.
I love men, not for what unites them, but for what divides them, and I want to know most of all what gnaws at their hearts.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
An effective human being is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Rolf, Ida P.
The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.
The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.
Beecher, Henry Ward
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.
The man who is forever disturbed about the condition of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to face them.
In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.
As far as many statistical series that are related to activities of mankind are concerned, the date that divides human history into two equal parts is well within living memory. The world of today is as different from the world I was born in as that world was from Julius Caesar s. I was born in the middle of human history, to date, roughly. Almost as much has happened since I was born as happened before.
Boulding, Kenneth Ewart
People can be divided into two classes: those who go ahead and do something, and those who sit still and inquire,why wasn't it done the other way?
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
To the eyes of a god, mankind must appear as a species of bacteria which multiply and become progressively virulent whenever they find themselves in a congenial culture, and whose activity diminishes until they disappear completely as soon as proper measures are taken to sterilize them.
After all there is but one race -- humanity.
The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.
A human being is a single being. Unique and unrepeatable.
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.
If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another
Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man--yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hairsbreadth of time assigned to thee, live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it.
There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.
Landor, Walter Savage
Human beings, for all their pretensions, have a remarkable propensity for lending themselves to classification somewhere within neatly labeled categories. Even the outrageous exceptions may be classified as outrageous exceptions!
Consider your breed; you were not made to live like beasts, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
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.
Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever.
I teach you the Superman. Man is something that should be overcome.
Man is no longer an artist, he has become a work of art.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
It is peculiar to mankind to transcend mankind.
Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.
If we consider the superiority of the human species, the size of its brain, its powers of thinking, language and organization, we can say this: were there the slightest possibility that another rival or superior species might appear, on earth or elsewhere, man would use every means at his disposal to destroy it.
The human race was always interesting and we know by its past that it will always continue so, monotonously.
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.
Man is an ape with possibilities.
Andrews, Roy Chapman
A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.
Shaw, George Bernard
Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
King Jr. Martin Luther
Man is a creature made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.
Man who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance!
There are two kinds of men who never amount to much -- those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else.
Curtis, Cyrus H. K
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.
Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.
Though man is the only beast that can write, he has small reason to be proud of it. When he utters something that is wise it is nothing that the river horse does not know, and most of his creations are the result of accident.
Man must realize his own unimportance before he can appreciate his importance.
Baumgardy, R. M.
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