Humanity And Society Quotes

Quotes tagged as "humanity-and-society" (showing 1-30 of 373)
Suzanne Collins
“We're fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self destruction.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Stephen King
“They're animals, all right. But why are you so goddam sure that makes us human beings?”
Stephen King, The Long Walk

B.R. Ambedkar
“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.”
B.R. Ambedkar

“Love is our most unifying and empowering common spiritual denominator. The more we ignore its potential to bring greater balance and deeper meaning to human existence, the more likely we are to continue to define history as one long inglorious record of man’s inhumanity to man.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

Christopher Isherwood
“If it’s going to be a world with no time for sentiment, it’s not a world that I want to live in.”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

Henry Miller
“Once I thought that to be human was the highest aim a man could have, but I see now that it was meant to destroy me. To-day I am proud to say that I am inhuman, that I belong not to men and governments, that I have nothing to do with creeds and principles. I have nothing to do with the creaking machinery of humanity - I belong to the earth!”
Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

William Ritter
“So often,” Jackaby said, “people think that when we arrive at a crossroads, we can choose only one path, but—as I have often and articulately postulated—people are stupid. We’re not walking the path. We are the path. We are all of the roads and all of the intersections. Of course you can choose both.”
William Ritter, Beastly Bones

Wisława Szymborska
“At the very beginning of my creative life I loved humanity. I wanted to do something good for mankind. Soon I understood that it isn’t possible to save mankind.”
Wisława Szymborska

Diversity is an aspect of human existence that cannot be eradicated by terrorism or war
“Diversity is an aspect of human existence that cannot be eradicated by terrorism or war or self-consuming hatred. It can only be conquered by recognizing and claiming the wealth of values it represents for all.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Tiffany Madison
“The Internet is the Petri dish of humanity. We can't control what grows in it, but we don't have to watch either.”
Tiffany Madison

B.R. Ambedkar
“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.”
B.R. Ambedkar

Jeffrey D. Sachs
“We need to defend the interests of those whom we've never met and never will.”
Jeffrey D. Sachs

Humanity is not without answers or solutions regarding how to liberate itself from scenarios that
“Humanity is not without answers or solutions regarding how to liberate itself from scenarios that invariably end with mass exterminations. Tools such as compassion, trust, empathy, love, and ethical discernment are already in our possession. The next sensible step would be to use them.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Mira Grant
“The only thing we have in this world that is utterly and intrinsically ours is our integrity.”
Mira Grant, Deadline

“Where words lose their meaning, people lose their lives.”

Clarice Lispector
“Who hasn't asked himself, am I a monster or is this what it means to be human?”
Clarice Lispector, The Hour of the Star

Y.B. Mangunwijaya
“Tanah air ada disana, dimana ada cinta dan kedekatan hati, dimana tidak ada manusia menginjak manusia lain.”
Y.B. Mangunwijaya, Burung-Burung Manyar

Amit Ray
“Your blessings are very important to melt down the stony hearts.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

“Be soft, don't let the world make you hard. Be gentle, don't let the people make you difficult. Be kind, don't let the realities of life steal your sweetness and make you heartless.”
Nurudeen Ushawu

B.R. Ambedkar
“Every man must have a philosophy of life,
for everyone must have a standard by which to measure his conduct.
And philosophy is nothing but a standard by which to measure.”
B.R. Ambedkar, Writings And Speeches: A Ready Reference Manual

George Orwell
“When the white man turns tyrant it is his own freedom that he destroys.He becomes a sort of hollow,posing dummy,the conventional figure of a sahib.For it is the condition of his rule that he shall spend his life in trying to impress the "natives",and so in every crisis he has got to do what the "natives" expect of him.He wears a mask and his face grows to fit it.”
George Orwell

“No religion is higher than humanity.”
Abdul Sattar Edhi

“My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world”
Abdul Sattar Edhi

Aysha Taryam
“Why does it seem easier for us to accept reality when it is within the confinement of the animal kingdom yet so hard for us to face it in our?”
Aysha Taryam, The Opposite of Indifference: A Collection of Commentaries

Dean Koontz
“On an individual level, the human condition changed day by day, even hour by hour, and while you were soaking in self-pity over a misfortune, you might miss an opportunity for a redeeming triumph. And for every act of inhumanity, the species managed to committ a hundred acts of kindness; so if you were the type to brood, you would be more sensible if you dwelt on the remarkable goodwill with which most people treated others even in a society where the cultural elites routinely mocked virtue and celebrated brutality.

Chapter 5”
Dean Koontz, By the Light of the Moon

R. Alan Woods
“Women are people too".”
R. Alan Woods

Douglas Coupland
“[...] and after those big strokes, what's to tell? We run out of things that make us individual very quickly; all of us have far more in common than we do not have in common.”
Douglas Coupland, Player One: What Is to Become of Us

Βασίλης Αλεξάκης
“Θα ήταν εύκολο να αγνοήσουμε τη φτώχεια αν ήταν τυφλή. Έχει όμως μάτια και μας βλέπει.”
Βασίλης Αλεξάκης, Foreign Words

Deirdre N. McCloskey
“For reasons I do not entirely understand, the clerisy after 1848 turned toward nationalism and socialism, and against liberalism, and came also to delight in an ever-expanding list of pessimisms about the way we live now in our approximately liberal societies, from the lack of temperance among the poor to an excess of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Antiliberal utopias believed to offset the pessimisms have been popular among the clerisy. Its pessimistic and utopian books have sold millions. But the twentieth-century experiments of nationalism and socialism, of syndicalism in factories and central planning for investment, of proliferating regulation for imagined but not factually documented imperfections in the market, did not work. And most of the pessimisms about how we live now have proven to be mistaken. It is a puzzle. Perhaps you yourself still believe in nationalism or socialism or proliferating regulation. And perhaps you are in the grip of pessimism about growth or consumerism or the environment or inequality. Please, for the good of the wretched of the earth, reconsider.”
Deirdre N. McCloskey, Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World

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