Humanity And Society Quotes

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Suzanne Collins
“We're fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self destruction.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

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

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

“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

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

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

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

James Baldwin
“People are too various to be treated so lightly. I am too various to be trusted.”
James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room

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

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

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

B.R. Ambedkar
“I do not know whether you draw a distinction between principles and rules. But I do... Rules are practical; they are habitual ways of doing things according to prescription. But principles are intellectual; they are useful methods of judging things... The principle may be wrong, but the act is conscious and responsible. The rule may be right, but the act is mechanical. A religious act may not be a correct act, but must at least be a responsible act. To permit this responsibility, religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules it ceases to be religion, as it kills the responsibility which is the essence of a truly religious act.”
B.R. Ambedkar, Annihilation of Caste

B.R. Ambedkar
“A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.”
Bhim Rao Ambedkar

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

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

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

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.”
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Writings And Speeches: A Ready Reference Manual

Anne Carson
“Friends disappear
or they are powerless.
This is what misfortune means
an acid test of friendship.
I wouldn't wish it on anyone.”
Anne Carson, Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides

“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

Bryant McGill
“The offspring of nationalist thinking too often expresses itself in exclusionary and passively-violent legal policies, and then sadly, through militarism, which becomes manifest on the endless blood-soaked borders and battlefields of humanity's great failure as a humane species.”
Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Bryant McGill
“Like in the animal kingdom, where every creature has its defenses and weapons, humans also possess powerful instruments for camouflage, defense and attack.”
Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

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