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The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded.
– Gustave Flaubert
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.
– Henry David Thoreau
To me you cannot be fully human, fully civilised, unless you recognise humanity in everyone.
– Hillary Clinton
Humanity today possesses sufficient economic, cultural and spiritual resources to introduce a better global order.
– Hans Kung
Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity.
– Herman Kahn
Dignity does not come from avenging insults, especially from violence that can never be justified. It comes from taking responsibility and advancing our common humanity.
Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.
– Goran Persson
I suspect privacy is a very new concept to humanity.
– Helen Fisher
The brain was not built to walk into a bar, where you know nobody, and start a conversation. That’s not the way humanity has courted.
I believe I am doing the work for humanity. This show is so uplifting.
– Howard Stern
We have been working with Habitat for Humanity and we have built eighty homes, 80% of which are being lived in by New Orleans’ musicians. It is called the Musicians’ Village and at the center is the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music.
– Harry Connick, Jr.
– Goran Persson
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
– Horace Mann
Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
The materials of the novelist must be real; they must be gathered from the field of humanity by his actual observation.
– Goldwin Smith
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
– H. L. Mencken
He’s not rewarding us by talking to us. He’s talking to us because He has something to say to us directly, as opposed to the things He says to all humanity.
– Gene Wolfe
No part of the human community can live entirely on its own planet, with its own laws of motion and cut off from the rest of humanity.
– Hugo Chavez
The novelist must look on humanity without partiality or prejudice. His sympathy, like that of the historian, must be unbounded, and untainted by sect or party.
After two world wars, the collapse of fascism, nazism, communism and colonialism and the end of the cold war, humanity has entered a new phase of its history.
I became hooked on ‘In Treatment,’ which was so finely written and performed. Such a simple idea, and yet it delved into very complex territory with real grace and humanity.
– Hattie Morahan
Above all nations is humanity.
I’m rather a cynic, I suppose. I do not believe in the niceness of humanity.
– George MacDonald Fraser
A formally recognized equality does, however, accord the smaller nations a position which they should be able to use increasingly in the interest of humanity as a whole and in the service of the ideal.
– Hjalmar Branting
I have worked with Habitat for Humanity for awhile.
A whole people with the ballot in their hands possess the most conclusive and unlimited power ever entrusted to humanity.
– Herbert Hoover
Humanity is not a church made of stone, in which vault after vault lies open.
It is only our humanity that can deliver us from the brutality of our achievements.
– Henry Rollins
Genius is that which forces the inertia of humanity to learn.
– Henri Bergson
When I meet a new person, I am on the lookout for signs of what he or she is loyal to. It is a preliminary clue to the sense of belonging, and hence of his or her humanity.
– Haniel Long