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Quotes About Humanity

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Robert T. Kiyosaki
“In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.”
Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad

C. JoyBell C.
“I find it odd- the greed of mankind. People only like you for as long as they perceive they can get what they want from you. Or for as long as they perceive you are who they want you to be. But I like people for all of their changing surprises, the thoughts in their heads, the warmth that changes to cold and the cold that changes to warmth... for being human. The rawness of being human delights me.”
C. JoyBell C.

“Never worry alone. When anxiety grabs my mind, it is self-perpetuating. Worrisome thoughts reproduce faster than rabbits, so one of the most powerful ways to stop the spiral of worry is simply to disclose my worry to a friend... The simple act of reassurance from another human being [becomes] a tool of the Spirit to cast out fear -- because peace and fear are both contagious.”
John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You

John Steinbeck
“His ear heard more than what was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought.”
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

Rick Yancey
“That’s the cost. That’s the price. Get ready, because when you crush the humanity out of humans, you’re left with humans with no humanity.

In other words, you get what you pay for, motherfucker”
Rick Yancey, The Infinite Sea

D.H. Lawrence
“When we get out of the glass bottles of our ego,
and when we escape like squirrels turning in the
cages of our personality
and get into the forests again,
we shall shiver with cold and fright
but things will happen to us
so that we don't know ourselves.

Cool, unlying life will rush in,
and passion will make our bodies taut with power,
we shall stamp our feet with new power
and old things will fall down,
we shall laugh, and institutions will curl up like
burnt paper.”
D.H. Lawrence

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Compassion is the chief law of human existence.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise.
“Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Abraham Verghese
“God will judge us, Mr. Harris, by--by what we did to relieve the suffering of our fellow human beings. I don't think God cares what doctrine we embrace.”
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

Jeanette Winterson
“What it means to be human is to bring up your children in safety, educate them, keep them healthy, teach them how to care for themselves and others, allow them to develop in their own way among adults who are sane and responsibile, who know the value of the world and not its economic potential. It means art, it means time, it means all the invisibles never counted by the GDP and the census figures. It means knowing that life has an inside as well as an outside. And I think it means love.”
Jeanette Winterson, The Stone Gods

Robert Ardrey
“But we were born of risen apes, not fallen angels, and the apes were armed killers besides. And so what shall we wonder at? Our murders and massacres and missiles, and our irreconcilable regiments? Or our treaties whatever they may be worth; our symphonies however seldom they may be played; our peaceful acres, however frequently they may be converted into battlefields; our dreams however rarely they may be accomplished. The miracle of man is not how far he has sunk but how magnificently he has risen. We are known among the stars by our poems, not our corpses.”
Robert Ardrey

C.S. Lewis
“Literary experience heals the wound, without undermining the privilege, of individuality.”
C.S. Lewis

José Rizal
“I have to believe much in God because I have lost my faith in man.”
José Rizal, Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)

Neil Gaiman
“Idris: Are all people like this?
The Doctor: Like what?
Idris: So much bigger on the inside.”
Neil Gaiman

Kurt Vonnegut
“That's the point. Every kind of animal thinks its own kind of animal is wonderful. So people getting married think they're wonderful, and that they're going to have a baby-- that's wonderful, when actually they're as ugly as rhinoceroses. Just because we think we're so wonderful doesn't mean we really are. We could be really terrible animals and just never admit it because it would hurt so much.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus

مصطفى محمود
“نزهتى المفضلة أن أذهب إلى قلب إنسان اّخر أتظلل فى صداقته و أرتوى بكلماته,و سفريتى المحببة أن أبحث عن روح مؤنسة لا عن بلد جديد.”
مصطفى محمود, يوميات نص الليل

William Styron
Someday I will understand Auschwitz. This was a brave statement but innocently absurd. No one will ever understand Auschwitz. What I might have set down with more accuracy would have been: Someday I will write about Sophie's life and death, and thereby help demonstrate how absolute evil is never extinguished from the world. Auschwitz itself remains inexplicable. The most profound statement yet made about Auschwitz was not a statement at all, but a response.

The query: "At Auschwitz, tell me, where was God?"

And the answer: "Where was man?”
William Styron, Sophie's Choice

C. JoyBell C.
“University can teach you skill and give you opportunity, but it can't teach you sense, nor give you understanding. Sense and understanding are produced within one's soul.”
C. JoyBell C.

Criss Jami
“I think there is a song out there to describe just about any situation.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Ambrose Bierce
“Inhumanity, n. One of the signal and characteristic qualities of humanity.”
Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

Orson Scott Card
“He loved her, as you can only love someone who is an echo of yourself at your time of deepest sorrow.”
Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead

Natsume Sōseki
“It is painfully easy to define human beings. They are beings who, for no good reason at all, create their own unnecessary suffering.”
Natsume Sōseki, I am a Cat III

Brooke Foss Westcott
“Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and perceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and last some crisis shows what we have become. ”
Brooke Foss Westcott

Patricia Briggs
“People will do amazing things to ensure their survival.”
Patricia Briggs, The Hob's Bargain

Al Franken
“Mistakes are a part of being human. Precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.”
Al Franken

William Wordsworth
“For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.”
William Wordsworth, Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“What an ugly beast is the ape, and how like us.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

C. JoyBell C.
“Man is not defiled by his impurities. It is the other man pointing out his impurities to him, whom he is defiled by. Is there anything anyone can do, to become righteous, anyway? God made us impure. If he had a problem with that, He would have made us gods, instead.”
C. JoyBell C.

Chögyam Trungpa
“We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it.”
Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

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