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No one makes a revolution by himself; and there are some revolutions which humanity accomplishes without quite knowing how, because it is everybody who takes them in hand.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads on like a gray vegetation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wilson adventured for the whole of the human race. Not as a servant, but as a champion. So pure was this motive, so unfrocked with anything that his worst enemies could find, except the mildest and most excusable, a personal vanity, practically the minimum to be human, that in a sense his adventure is that of humanity itself. In Wilson, the whole of mankind breaks camp, sets out from home and wrestles with the universe and its gods.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Humanity has passed through a long history of one-sidedness and of a social condition that has always contained the potential of destruction, despite its creative achievements in technology. The great project of our time must be to open the other eye: to see all-sidedly and wholly, to heal and transcend the cleavage between humanity and nature that came with early wisdom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country, and a considerate humanity should be the aim of all beneath it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am one of those who think like Nobel, than humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Woman is not born: she is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man, became man through work, who stepped out of the animal kingdom as transformer of the natural into the artificial, who became therefore the magician, man the creator of social reality, will always stay the great magician, will always be Prometheus bringing fire from heaven to earth, will always be Orpheus enthralling nature with his music. Not until humanity itself dies will art die.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely. It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The urgent consideration of the public safety may undoubtedly authorize the violation of every positive law. How far that or any other consideration may operate to dissolve the natural obligations of humanity and justice, is a doctrine of which I still desire to remain ignorant.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In this world, which is so plainly the antechamber of another, there are no happy men. The true division of humanity is between those who live in light and those who live in darkness. Our aim must be to diminish the number of the latter and increase the number of the former. That is why we demand education and knowledge.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I think the worst thing this nation could do for humanity would be to leave any uncertainty as to our will, our purpose and our capacity to carry out our purpose.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I know of no department of natural science more likely to reward a man who goes into it thoroughly than anthropology. There is an immense deal to be done in the science pure and simple, and it is one of those branches of inquiry which brings one into contact with the great problems of humanity in every direction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Satire must not be a kind of superfluous ill will, but ill will from a higher point of view. Ridiculous man, divine God. Or else, hatred against the bogged-down vileness of average man as against the possible heights that humanity might attain.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold you head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The future of humanity is uncertain, even in the most prosperous countries, and the quality of life deteriorates; and yet I believe that what is being discovered about the infinitely large and infinitely small is sufficient to absolve this end of the century and millennium. What a very few are acquiring in knowledge of the physical world will perhaps cause this period not to be judged as a pure return of barbarism.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This is one of the paradoxes of the democratic movement -- that it loves a crowd and fears the individuals who compose it -- that the religion of humanity should have no faith in human beings.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding the world -- introspection. We discover that humanity may resemble us very considerably -- that the best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbors is to know ourselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sail on ship of state, sail on, I union, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, with all its hopes of future years, is hanging on thy fate!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity -- gunpowder and romantic love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The American character looks always as if it had just had a rather bad haircut, which gives it, in our eyes at any rate, a greater humanity than the European, which even among its beggars has an all too professional air.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false face for the urge to rule it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The man who is forever disturbed about the condition of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to face them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a purely relative matter where one draws the plimsoll-line of condemnation, and if you find the whole of humanity falls below it you have simply made a mistake and drawn it too high. And are probably below it yourself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nature recycles itself. History repeats itself. Religion has faith in itself. Technology creates itself. Humanity loves itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The law of humanity ought to be composed of the past, the present, and the future, that we bear within us; whoever possesses but one of these terms, has but a fragment of the law of the moral world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our chief usefulness to humanity rests on our combining power with high purpose. Power undirected by high purpose spells calamity, and high purpose by itself is utterly useless if the power to put it into effect is lacking.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This idea of weapons of mass exterminations utterly horrible and is something which no one with one spark of humanity can tolerate. I will not pretend to obey a government which is organizing a mass massacre of mankind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we really think about it, God exists for any single individual who puts his trust in Him, not for the whole of humanity, with its laws, its organizations, and its violence. Humanity is the demon which God does not succeed in destroying.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As noble Art has survived noble nature, so too she marches ahead of it, fashioning and awakening by her inspiration. Before Truth sends her triumphant light into the depths of the heart, imagination catches its rays, and the peaks of humanity will be glowing when humid night still lingers in the valleys.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Slavery may, perhaps, be best compared to the infantile disease of measles; a complaint which so commonly attacks the young of humanity in their infancy, and when gone through at that period leaves behind it so few fatal marks; but which when it normally attacks the fully developed adult becomes one of the most virulent and toxic of diseases, often permanently poisoning the constitution where it does not end in death.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our necessities but of their advantages.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The age of chivalry has gone; the age of humanity has come.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No civilized society can thrive upon victims, whose humanity has been permanently mutilated.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Two things in America are astonishing: the changeableness of most human behavior and the strange stability of certain principles. Men are constantly on the move, but the spirit of humanity seems almost unmoved.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The moral duty to be expected in different ages is not a unity of standard, or of acts, but a unity of tendency. At one time the benevolent affections embrace merely the family, soon the circle expanding includes first a class, then a nation, then a coalition of nations, then all humanity and finally, its influence is felt in the dealings of man with the animal world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Production and consumption are the nipples of modern society. Thus suckled, humanity grows in strength and beauty; rising standard of living, all modern conveniences, distractions of all kinds, culture for all, the comfort of your dreams.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The payment of debts is necessary for social order. The non-payment is quite equally necessary for social order. For centuries humanity has oscillated, serenely unaware, between these two contradictory necessities.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In a sense the world dies every time a writer dies, because, if he is any good, he has been a wet nurse to humanity during his entire existence and has held earth close around him, like the little obstetrical toad that goes about with a cluster of eggs attached to his legs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A wedding. A handshake. A kiss. A coronation. A parade. A dance. A meal. A graduation. A Mass. A ritual is the performance of an intuition, the rehearsal of a dream, the playing of a game. A sacrament is the breaking through of the sacred into the profane, a ritual is the ceremonial acting out of the profane in oder to show forth its sacredness.
A sacrament is God offering his holiness to men, a ritual is men raising up the holiness of their humanity to God.More [08/31/2005 12:08:00]
But, you know, the issues of humanity and what is fair treatment and good treatment of a fellow human being should not really be based on a personal sense of right and wrong or judgment.More [03/21/2006 12:03:00]
I think that basically we're putting a heart and a humanity into hard-core politics. We're saying that you can be a human being and be a public servant. You can be honest and you can be forthright, you can have credibility and you can be heartfelt.More [06/25/2006 12:06:00]
Stanley didn't shy away from true humanity or from the ugliness that all people are capable of.More [07/04/2006 12:07:00]

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