humankind

Humankind quotes
Humankind
1.

Man was nature's mistake --she neglected to finish him -- and she has never ceased paying for her mistake.

- Hoffer, Eric
2.

Always observe how ephemeral and worthless human things are. Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.

- Aurelius, Marcus
3.

An effective human being is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

- Rolf, Ida P.
4.

Mankind are animals that makes bargains, no other animal does this.

- Smith, Adam
5.

Humankind cannot stand very much reality.

- T. S. Eliot
6.

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.

- Fuller, Buckminster
7.

That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.

- Lichtenberg, Georg C.
8.

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.

- Einstein, Albert
9.

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.

- Pope, Alexander
10.

Man must realize his own unimportance before he can appreciate his importance.

- Baumgardy, R. M.
11.

[Three classes of people]: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.

- Da Vinci, Leonardo
12.

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

- Twain, Mark
13.

We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.

- Williams, Tennessee
14.

Man who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance!

- Lessing, Doris
15.

What is the use of this fuss about morality when the issue only involves a horse? The first and most difficult teaching of civilization concerns man's behavior to his inferiors. Make humanity gentle or reasonable toward animals, and strife or injustice between human beings would speedily terminate.

- Mayhew, Dr Edward
16.

If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another.

- Epicurus
17.

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.

- Crowley, Aleister
18.

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

- Churchill, Winston
19.

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

20.

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


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