Thursday, 15 November 2012

Humanity

A man of humanity is one who, in seeking to establish himself, finds a foothold for others and who, desiring attainment for himself, helps others to attain. - Unknown

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. - Martin Luther King Jr

Human beings are infinitely fallible, completely unreliable. Science is not. Science is absolute. Under strict principles, if you do A and B, then C will occur. This rarely happens if you inject the inefficiencies of humanity into the process. - David Baldacci

In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute. - Thurgood Marshall

It wants not merely microscopic but telescopic power to know humanity in its essence; a power to discern its grandeur as well as its littleness, the infinity of its relations as well as the meanness of its pursuits. The human soul is a great deep. We must take into view the nebulous possibilities that are brooding and waiting there, and notice the buds and films of light that reveal themselves even in the darkest spaces. - E. H. Chapin On personal integrity hangs humanity's fate. - R. Buckminster Fuller

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. - Joseph Campbell 

Others are affected by what I am, and say, and do. So that a single act of mine may spread and spread in widening circles, through a nation or humanity. Through my vice I intensify the taint of vice throughout the universe. Through my misery I make multitudes sad. On the other hand, every development of my virtue makes me an ampler blessing to my race. Every new truth that I gain makes me a brighter light to humanity. - William Ellery Channing

Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender. - Henri Frederic Amiel

The cannon thunders... limbs fly in all directions... one can hear the groans of victims and the howling of those performing the sacrifice... it's Humanity in search of happiness. - Charles Baudelaire

The darkness of humanity's past threatens to eclipse the brightness of its future. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane. - Mahatma Gandhi

The most identifying trait of humanity is our ability to be inhumane to one another. - Dean Koontz

The tapestry of the universe is vast and complex, with infinite patterns. While threads of tragedy may form the primary weave, humanity with its undaunted optimism still manages to embroider small designs of happiness and love. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it. - H.L. Mencken

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher. - Victor Hugo

Under the sublime law of progress, the present outgrows the past. The great heart of humanity is heaving with the hopes of a brighter day. All the higher instincts of our nature prophesy its approach; and the best intellects of the race are struggling to turn that prophecy into fulfilment. - Horace Mann

We are not the only avatars of humanity. Once our computing machines achieved self-consciousness, they became part of this design. - Dan Simmons

We cannot trample upon the humanity of others without devaluing our own. - Chinua Achebe

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. Mahatma Gandhi

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