Humanitarianism Quotes

Quotes tagged as "humanitarianism" (showing 1-30 of 62)
Mike  Norton
“War can condition a person to be resilient, tolerant, dependable, strong, and capable of so much more than one who had experienced nothing of it; it can bring out the very best in us, but also the very worst. Where is it, I ask, the proper conduit through which a soldier should be raised from whence they would become an upstanding citizen of the world, instead of a single country?”
Mike Norton

“[T]hose who are in a position of strength have a responsibility to protect the weak.”
Thomas Cushman, A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq

Jerry DeWitt
“Skepticism is my nature. Free Thought is my methodology. Agnosticism is my conclusion. Atheism is my opinion. Humanitarianism is my motivation.”
Jerry DeWitt

Joseph Heller
“Politically, he was a humanitarian who did know right from left and was trapped uncomfortably between the two. He was constantly defending his Communist friends to his right-wing enemies and his right-wing friends to his Communist enemies, and he was thoroughly detested by both groups, who never defended him to anyone because they thought he was a dope.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

José Ramos-Horta
“Sometimes, a war saves people.”
José Ramos-Horta, A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq

Abhijit Naskar
“Sentiments that glorify humanity know no racial distinction.”
Abhijit Naskar, We Are All Black: A Treatise on Racism

Abhijit Naskar
“The black, the white, the brown, the red, the yellow, the hetero, the homo, the trans, the poor, the rich, the literate, the illiterate, the weak, the strong – all are my sisters and brothers. My life is their life. And till the last breath in my body, I shall be serving you all with all the power in my veins. And beyond death, my ideas shall be serving you for eternity.”
Abhijit Naskar, I Am The Thread: My Mission

Abhijit Naskar
“If origin defines race, then we are all Africans – we are all black.”
Abhijit Naskar, We Are All Black: A Treatise on Racism

“Over time, I have come to believe that there is a killer and a saint in all of us. But...I choose to focus on the future and the *potential* in people.”
Agnes Kamara-umunna, And Still Peace Did Not Come: A Memoir of Reconciliation

Abhijit Naskar
“In the biological sense, race does not exist.”
Abhijit Naskar, We Are All Black: A Treatise on Racism

Abhijit Naskar
“O my brave Almighty Human, with the ever-effulgent flow of courage, conscience and compassion, turn yourself into a vivacious humanizer, and start walking with bold footsteps while eliminating racism, terminating misogyny, destroying homophobia and all other primitiveness that have turned humanity into the most inhuman species on earth.”
Abhijit Naskar, I Am The Thread: My Mission

Abhijit Naskar
“I work to make human beings out of human bodies. I work to make conscience out of mindlessness. I work to make Gods out of obedient worshippers.”
Abhijit Naskar, I Am The Thread: My Mission

Abhijit Naskar
“Start working my friend – start working towards humanizing the world. Because the world needs humans – conscientious humans, not some dumb manikins, driven by prejudice and discrimination.”
Abhijit Naskar, Either Civilized or Phobic: A Treatise on Homosexuality

Abhijit Naskar
“Sacrifice everything that is yours, to call up the humans in others.”
Abhijit Naskar, We Are All Black: A Treatise on Racism

Abhijit Naskar
“You may be James the American, or Mary the British, or anything else, but before all that, you are a human.”
Abhijit Naskar, We Are All Black: A Treatise on Racism

Abhijit Naskar
“Only fools neglect the living God – the Human Self, while running after imaginary shadows.”
Abhijit Naskar, We Are All Black: A Treatise on Racism

Abhijit Naskar
“O my mighty sisters and brothers, forget not that the ideal of humanity is the search of truth. In this pursuit, countless souls have sacrificed themselves in the past. And in this pursuit, countless more shall need to sacrifice themselves.”
Abhijit Naskar, We Are All Black: A Treatise on Racism

Abhijit Naskar
“Arise O lion-heart! Awake, O great soldier! Misery has come upon the world. It is wailing for help. It is wailing for redemption. Won’t you do anything, my friend!”
Abhijit Naskar, We Are All Black: A Treatise on Racism

Abhijit Naskar
“Call up the ever-pure, the effulgent and the ever-radiant character of true humanism in yourself and in others, and no racism shall have the power to thrive in such society even for a few seconds.”
Abhijit Naskar, We Are All Black: A Treatise on Racism

Abhijit Naskar
“Become a human and call upon the humans in others. And in time the world shall become a real abode of peace.”
Abhijit Naskar, Either Civilized or Phobic: A Treatise on Homosexuality

Abhijit Naskar
“It is character that should be the sole measure of judgement in the society of thinking humanity, and nothing short of that would do.”
Abhijit Naskar, We Are All Black: A Treatise on Racism

Abhijit Naskar
“I am the thread of unification that goes through humans of all religions, cultures and ideologies while reinforcing their innate sense of one humanity.”
Abhijit Naskar, I Am The Thread: My Mission

Abhijit Naskar
“If not as a true human, let me tell you as a Biologist, color of the skin does not define an individual’s intelligence – it does not define an individual’s ambitions - it does not define an individual’s dreams – and above all, it does not define an individual’s character.”
Abhijit Naskar, We Are All Black: A Treatise on Racism

Abhijit Naskar
“Give me your soul and I will give you a unified humanity replete with courage, conscience and compassion.”
Abhijit Naskar, I Am The Thread: My Mission

Abhijit Naskar
“Come my friend. Come and walk with me in the path ahead that awaits you with open arms – the path of humanism – the path where every pedestrian is simply a human, not a Christian, Jew, Hindu, Muslim, Atheist, Mexican, American, Canadian, British, Australian, Russian, Asian, African, European or anything else.”
Abhijit Naskar, Principia Humanitas

Abhijit Naskar
“If you want to teach real religion to the kids, throw away the Bible, the Vedas, the Quran and all the scriptures, and teach them the religion of love.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Education Decree

Abhijit Naskar
“I am no God. I am no Messiah. I am no divine incarnation. I am but a human in the service of humans.”
Abhijit Naskar, I Am The Thread: My Mission

Larissa MacFarquhar
“Trying to help is at best useless and at worst damaging; but to stop trying to help is to give up on humanity. Humanitarians are condescending hypocrites, but they are the best of us.”
Larissa MacFarquhar, Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help

Abhijit Naskar
“I am the world and the world is me.”
Abhijit Naskar, Conscience over Nonsense

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