Best Quotes About Mankind

It's Microsoft versus mankind, with Microsoft having only a slight lead. -Larry Ellison

All mankind love a lover. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn. -Joseph Addison

That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. -Neil Armstrong

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own. -William Inge

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. -Rudyard Kipling

If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind. -John Stuart Mill

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family. -George Bernard Shaw

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind. -Albert Schweitzer

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive. -Albert Einstein

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. -Chief Seattle

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. -Logan Pearsall Smith

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. -Edward Gibbon

I love mankind; it's people I can't stand. -Charles M. Schulz

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. -Albert Einstein

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind. -Voltaire

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Humankind cannot bear very much reality. -T. S. Eliot

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. -Bertrand Russell

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move. -Benjamin Franklin

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind. -John F. Kennedy

Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life, has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages. -William J. Brennan, Jr.

I happen to think that American politics is one of the noblest arts of mankind; and I cannot do anything else but write about it. -Theodore White

General consultant to mankind. -George Bernard Shaw

The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork. -Igor Sikorsky

You must strive to multiply bread so that it suffices for the tables of mankind, and not rather favor an artificial control of birth, which would be irrational, in order to diminish the number of guests at the banquet of life. -Pope Paul VI

We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice. -Pope Paul VI

A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion. -Umberto Eco

Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising. -Plautus

My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth. -George Washington

A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. -Theodore Roosevelt

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it. -Thomas Jefferson

An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind. -Walter Bagehot

All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books. -Thomas Carlyle

The proper study of mankind is books. -Aldous Huxley

Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty. -John Adams

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last. -John F. Kennedy

The lust of avarice as so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth. -Pliny the Elder

Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it. -Mary Baker Eddy

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold. -Joseph Chilton Pearce

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. -L. Frank Baum

History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior. -Vladimir Putin

The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour. -William James

The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. -Thomas Paine

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. -Henry David Thoreau

A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind – this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for. -Henry Van Dyke

My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind. -William Lloyd Garrison

Our true nationality is mankind. -H. G. Wells

I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things. -Benjamin Franklin

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish. -Alfred Adler

The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other. -Walter Bagehot

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. -Edmund Burke

Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind. -Mikhail Gorbachev

If out of all mankind one finds a single friend, he has found something more precious than any treasure, since there is nothing in the world so valuable that it can be compared to a real friend. -Andreas Capellanus

To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind. -Frances Burney

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind. -Joseph Conrad

Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail. -Thomas Jefferson

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind. -H. L. Mencken

The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves the world. -Thomas Jefferson

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind. -Juan Antonio Samaranch

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion. -Arthur C. Clarke

A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher. -Henry Van Dyke

This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it. -Voltaire

Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world. -Emma Goldman

I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind. -William Butler Yeats

I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God – I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least. -Walt Whitman

Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. -Alfred North Whitehead

We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather. -Luc de Clapiers

Emotions have taught mankind to reason. -Luc de Clapiers

The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature. -Luc de Clapiers

A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality. -William Winwood Reade

The proper study of mankind is woman. -Henry Adams

If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve? -Abigail Adams

Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response. -Amos Bronson Alcott

It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past. -Hannah Arendt

Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth. -Umberto Eco

I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people. -Desiderius Erasmus

By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade. -Desiderius Erasmus

No man has come to true greatness who has not felt that his life belongs to his race, and that which God gives to him, He gives him for mankind. -Phillips Brooks

No one who has come to true greatness has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to the people, and what God has given them he gives it for mankind. -Phillips Brooks

One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests. -Max Beerbohm

Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind. -Edmund Burke

All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind. -Henry Ward Beecher

What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world. -Emma Goldman

In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires. -Benjamin Franklin

The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind – not the fiend or the sadist. -Erich Fromm

A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong. -Horace

For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end. -Hubert H. Humphrey

To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem… ridiculous. -William Hazlitt

Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind. -John Tillotson

The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind. -Benjamin Disraeli

I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have. -Leonardo da Vinci

Ingratitude is treason to mankind. -James Thomson

A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest. -Sophocles

It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind. -Jonathan Swift

The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt. -Walter Scott

The object of preaching is to constantly remind mankind of what they keep forgetting; not to supply the intellect, but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions. -Sydney Smith

The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

To get a name can happen but to few; it is one of the few things that cannot be brought. It is the free gift of mankind, which must be deserved before it will be granted, and is at last unwillingly bestowed. -Samuel Johnson

They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular. -John Morley

As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other. -John Stuart Mill

The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind. -John Stuart Mill

Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain. -Niccolo Machiavelli

The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such. -Og Mandino

The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises. -Daniel J. Boorstin

That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind. -Frank Moore Colby

Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons. -Friedrich Nietzsche

What then in the last resort are the truths of mankind? They are the irrefutable errors of mankind. -Friedrich Nietzsche

The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay. -Martin Luther

Boredom is… a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. -Bertrand Russell

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing. -Mark Twain

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth. -John Adams

He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below. -Lord Byron

What is a hero without love for mankind. -Doris Lessing

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man. -Mahatma Gandhi

To govern mankind, one must not overrate them. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together – black, white, Chinese, everyone – that's all. -Bob Marley

A nation must be embraced, rehabilitated and expressed as a tangible sign of human creativity and as an integral element of mankind's heritage. -Abdelaziz Bouteflika

When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration? -Benjamin Franklin

Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.' -Immanuel Kant

All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions. -John Locke

If men do not now succeed in abolishing war, civilization and mankind are doomed. -Ludwig von Mises

The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments. -Ludwig von Mises

I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind. -Thomas Jefferson

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box. -Thomas Huxley

Mankind deserves sacrifice – but not of mankind. -Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

The future may be made up of many factors but where it truly lies is in the hearts and minds of men. Your dedication should not be confined for your own gain, but unleashes your passion for our beloved country as well as for the integrity and humanity of mankind. -Li Ka-shing

'Never again' is the rallying cry for all who believe that mankind must speak out against genocide. -Jon Corzine

If any foes of mine are there, I pardon every one: I hope that man and womankind will do the same by me. -William Allingham

No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind. -Charles Sumner

If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos. -E. O. Wilson

When there is life and mankind, a person will live striving for good deeds, liberty and a bright life, and wish that goodness and justice will reign in the world. -Islom Karimov

Democracy is the common pursuit of mankind, and all countries must earnestly protect the democratic rights of the people. -Hu Jintao

We have to acknowledge peace is in danger and mankind still has not realised the priority to be given to world dialogue versus armed contradiction and bloodshed. -Nursultan Nazarbayev

However, we all share the firm belief in the triumph of humanist and progressive values that mankind has achieved during its long history of struggle and creativeness. -Tran Duc Luong

Humanistic values of equality and equal rights for all nations and individuals as crystallized in the principles of the United Nations Charter are mankind's great achievements in the 20th century. -Tran Duc Luong

You may count on Mexico's support, since your commitment to the noblest causes of mankind and your vast experience are and will be invaluable in enabling us, together, to achieve a better world. -Vicente Fox

Cloning will enable mankind to reach eternal life. -Claude Vorilhon

Let us embrace Science and the new technologies unfettered, for it is these which will liberate mankind from the myth of god, and free us from our age old fears, from disease, death and the sweat of labor. -Claude Vorilhon

It's difficult to understand why people don't realize that pets are gifts to mankind. -Linda Blair

I'm still a firm believer that we were definitely put here to use our minds, and that is what makes us different. And that that's the key. If there is anything that is going to stop mankind from being such a beastly, destructive creature, it is reason. -Caleb Carr

Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a better place. -Jeff Koons

Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature's secrets? The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind, or whether the knowledge will be harmful. -Pierre Curie

The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever. -Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

To live in mankind is far more than to live in a name. -Vachel Lindsay

I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete. -Ronald Reagan

This was Shakespeare's form; who walked in every path of human life, felt every passion; and to all mankind doth now, will ever, that experience yield which his own genius only could acquire. -Mark Akenside

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected. -Robert Frank

How could you fear a dearth? Have not mankind tho' slain by millions, millions left behind? -Joel Barlow

For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the belief that most planning and architectural design suffers for lack of real and basic purpose. The ultimate purpose, it seems to me, must be the improvement of mankind. -James Rouse

Visions describe what best should be, could be – if and when mankind has the will to make them real. -James Rouse

Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror. -D. H. Lawrence

My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind – intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect. -D. H. Lawrence

Equal and united people can above all become a part of the civilization toward which mankind is moving. If we cannot be at the head of the column leading to such a civilization, there is certainly no need for us to be at is tail. -Slobodan Milosevic

Throughout history no one has suffered more than God. He has suffered because his own children fell away from him. Ever since the Fall, God has been working tirelessly for the restoration of mankind. People do not know this brokenhearted aspect of God. -Sun Myung Moon

Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality. -Adam Clayton

I shall endeavour still further to prosecute this inquiry, an inquiry I trust not merely speculative, but of sufficient moment to inspire the pleasing hope of its becoming essentially beneficial to mankind. -Edward Jenner

I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am. -James Boswell

The proper study of mankind is the science of design. -Herbert A. Simon

Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in error. -Robert Owen

Today the fate of humankind is even more crucially linked than ever before. The boundaries between the problems of 'others' and 'our' problems are being increasingly erased. -Janez Drnovsek

The history of mankind is confined within a limited period, and from every quarter brings an intimation that human affairs have had a beginning. -Adam Ferguson

May God be with me! May Heaven bless this New Year. May it be a year of fruitfulness, of peace and prosperity; may it be a year of peace and unity for all mankind; may the world be freed of cholera. -Giacomo Meyerbeer

The law established by the Creator, which has existed from the beginning, extends over the whole globe, is everywhere and at all times binding upon mankind. -Rufus King

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and peace are deep-seated and powerful. They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual. -Arthur Henderson

The vast upheaval of the World War set in motion forces that will either destroy civilization or raise mankind to undreamed of heights of human welfare and prosperity. -Arthur Henderson

The most wonderful study of mankind is man. Relieving human suffering and diffusing universal knowledge is humanitarian. -Daniel D. Palmer

Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere, the drama, holding the mirror up to nature, by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men. -George Pierce Baker

But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof, that distinctions found in the structure of all languages, have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious a way of treating the common sense of mankind. -Thomas Reid

Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind. -Giacomo Leopardi

In a World where people are surrounded by darkness, ignorance and fear, it is a sign of hope to be celebrating Islam's message of peace and light, and the last great Messenger, born and chosen to deliver them to all mankind. -Cat Stevens

Families are the Nurseries of all Societies; and the First combinations of mankind. -Cotton Mather

The histories of mankind are histories only of the higher classes. -Thomas Malthus

No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start. -Larry McMurtry

Anyone who knows how difficult it is to keep a secret among three men – particularly if they are married – knows how absurd is the idea of a worldwide secret conspiracy consciously controlling all mankind by its financial power; in real, clear analysis. -Oswald Mosley

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Real art is one of the most powerful forces in the rise of mankind, and he who renders it accessible to as many people as possible is a benefactor of humanity. -Zoltan Kodaly

Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind. -William Godwin

The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind. -William Godwin

The combination of hatred and technology is the greatest danger threatening mankind. -Simon Wiesenthal

I wished to go completely outside and to make a symbolic start for my enterprise of regenerating the life of humankind within the body of society and to prepare a positive future in this context. -Joseph Beuys

I certainly feel that the time is not far distant when a knowledge of the principles of diet will be an essential part of one's education. Then mankind will eat to live, be able to do better mental and physical work and disease will be less frequent. -Fannie Farmer

I cannot but think that it would be a great step if mankind could familiarise themselves with the idea that they are spirits incorporated for a time in the flesh re spirits incorporated for a time in the flesh. -Catherine Crowe

Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea. -Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Every game ever invented by mankind, is a way of making things hard for the fun of it! -John Ciardi

What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind. -Carl Maria von Weber

If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present. -Franz Boas

To show the world what long experience gains, requires not courage, though it calls for pains; but at life's outset to inform mankind is a bold effort of a valiant mind. -George Crabbe

Circumstances give in reality to every political principle, its distinguishing colour, and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind. -David Trimble

Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil… prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon. -Terry Pratchett

It avoids a self-conscious relationship to the act. We live in the most self-conscious society in the history of mankind. There are good things in that, but there are also terrible things. The worst of it is, that we find it hard to give ourselves to the cultural process. -Larry Harvey

Loyalty to the family must be merged into loyalty to the community, loyalty to the community into loyalty to the nation, and loyalty to the nation into loyalty to mankind. The citizen of the future must be a citizen of the world. -Thomas Cochrane

The problem is not simply that the Singularity represents the passing of humankind from center stage, but that it contradicts our most deeply held notions of being. -Vernor Vinge

You can believe that he was taught to love and respect all mankind – but to fear no man. -Wellington Mara

From a scientific perspective there is some indication that a nuclear war could deplete the earth's ozone layer or, less likely, could bring on a new Ice Age – but there is no suggestion that either the created order or mankind would be destroyed in the process. -Herman Kahn

A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism. -Irving Babbitt

Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this, from realm to realm we roam. Our fleets come loaded with every folly home. -Shelby Foote

Emphasis on the common emotive or affective origins of music and words in the first cries of humankind undermines words. -Jean Philippe Rameau

According to the now almost universally accepted theory, all the races of mankind had a common origin. -Ellsworth Huntington

The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable, and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body for the liberty, free exercise, and unmolested enjoyment of this right. -Ezra Stiles

All the forms of civil polity have been tried by mankind, except one, and that seems to have been reserved in Providence to be realized in America. -Ezra Stiles

For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men. -Albert Claude

We never, ever in the history of mankind have had access to so much information so quickly and so easily. -Vint Cerf

Liberty is not the unique right of Americans or even Westerners, but is mankind's right. -Virginia Foxx

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy, we go out and wreck something with it. -David R. Brower

It will be said, however, that protection tends to destroy commerce, the civilizer of mankind. Directly the reverse, however, is the fact. -Henry Charles Carey

There is no short and easy road, no magic cure for those ills which have afflicted mankind from the dawn of history. -Frank B. Kellogg

The man of science, like the man of letters, is too apt to view mankind only in the abstract, selecting in his consideration only a single side of our complex and many-sided being. -James G. Frazer

And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of all mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God. -Salmon P. Chase

The history of mankind is a history of war. -Mike Love

To the mass of mankind religion of some kind is a necessity. -Alfred Russel Wallace

The augmentation of slaves weakens the states; and such a trade is diabolical in itself, and disgraceful to mankind. -George Mason

The twentieth century may tell us that we have nothing to be complacent about in the recent history of humankind; but it also tells us that there is nothing inevitable about tyranny. -Rowan Williams

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed. -William Whitehead

Religion is the belief in an ever-living God, that is, in a Divine Mind and Will ruling the Universe and holding moral relations with mankind. -James Martineau

In the evolution of mankind there has always been a certain degree of social coherence. -Herbert Read

I have not the slightest doubt that this form of individuation represents a higher stage in the evolution of mankind. -Herbert Read

All mankind is now learning that these nuclear weapons can only serve to destroy, never become beneficial. -Alva Myrdal

God invented mankind because he loved silly stories. -Ralph Steadman

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, said an eminent scholar, have God for their Author, the Salvation of mankind for their end, and Truth without any mixture of error for their matter. -Adam Clarke

Your future is still before you. Your land is a vast storehouse of mineral and agricultural wealth awaiting further development for the benefit of mankind. It potentialities are magnificent. -Charles E. Wilson

The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind. -H. P. Lovecraft

Leibniz dedicated his life to efforts to educate people to understand that true happiness is found by locating their identity in benefitting mankind and their posterity. -Robert Trout

I sometimes think God allows Great Britain to be unprincipled for the good of mankind. -Julia Ward Howe

Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin. -Henry Cabot Lodge

She has great problems of her own to solve, very grim and perilous problems, and a right solution, if we can attain to it, would largely benefit mankind. -Henry Cabot Lodge

Our ideal is to make her ever stronger and better and finer, because in that way alone, as we believe, can she be of the greatest service to the world's peace and to the welfare of mankind. -Henry Cabot Lodge

The fact is, every thinker, every philosopher, the moment he is forced to abandon his one-sided intellectual occupation by practical necessity, immediately returns to the general point of view of mankind. -Ernst Mach

I fear that the hearts of the vast majority of mankind would beat on strongly and steadily and without any quickening if the league were to perish altogether. -Henry Cabot Lodge

Before the discovery of agriculture mankind was everywhere so divided, the size of each group being determined by the natural fertility of its locality. -Arthur Keith

I like to watch mankind in its futile attempt to understand the unknown, when they don't even understand that which they know. -Terrence Howard

The kingdom of God is a theocracy. And as it is the only form of government which will redeem and save mankind, it is necessary that every soul should be rightly and thoroughly instructed in regard to its nature and general characteristics. -Orson Pratt

It has been a privilege to pursue knowledge for its own sake and to see how it might help mankind in more practical ways. -Paul Nurse

Boldness and decision command, often even in evil, the respect and concurrence of mankind. -Robert Dale Owen

The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn, been made the prey of ambition. -Mercy Otis Warren

God has never, in the history of mankind, allowed his name to go long offended. -David Wilkerson

One sees a blatant disregard for the precious souls of mankind. -Thomas S. Monson

For all its terrible faults, in one sense America is still the last, best hope of mankind, because it spells out so vividly the kind of happiness that most people actually want, regardless of what they are told they ought to want. -Ferdinand Mount

I think I did every drug known to mankind, smoked crack, boozed, dropped acid, you name it. -Kid Rock

I think it's wrong the way they criminalize herb. There are many more uses than just smoking. Beneficial to mankind. -Ziggy Marley

I'm not surprised that Spielberg was able to capture the heroism of Schindler; so many of his movies are about the better part of mankind. -Gene Siskel

Every superior personality, and every superior performance, has, for the average of mankind, something mysterious. -Georg Simmel

I think we're entering a very dangerous time. The West has set itself up, decided it's in charge, not for good intentions, not for the benefit of mankind. -Thom Yorke

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language. -Theodore Bikel

Through all of history mankind has ingested psychedelic substances. Those substances exist to put you in touch with spirits beyond yourself, with the creator, with the creative impulse of the planet. -Ray Manzarek

It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern thinkers that mankind has progressed more rapidly in every other respect than in morality. -Lafcadio Hearn

A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge we imagined to be superstitious or useless, prove today on examination to have been of immense value to mankind. -Lafcadio Hearn

Be it whim or emergency, the modern laboratory is equally at the service of romance, equally ready to gratify mankind with a torpedo or a toy. -Richard Le Gallienne

In dedicating his estate to the honoring of endeavors that benefit mankind, Alfred Nobel expressed a lifelong concern that is even more timely in 1972 than it was in his lifetime. -Stanford Moore

A Shakespeare could have arisen only on English soil. In the same way, your great dramatists and poets express the nature and essence of the Norwegian people, but they also express that which is universally valid for all mankind. -Gustav Stresemann

The great men of a nation reach out to all mankind. They are unifying, not divisive; internationally conciliating and still great nationally. -Gustav Stresemann

Happy indeed is the scientist who not only has the pleasures which I have enumerated, but who also wins the recognition of fellow scientists and of the mankind which ultimately benefits from his endeavors. -Irving Langmuir

History proves abundantly that pure science, undertaken without regard to applications to human needs, is usually ultimately of direct benefit to mankind. -Irving Langmuir

A man is as old as his arteries and his interests. If he permits his economic, religious, or social arteries to harden, or loses interest in whatever concerns mankind… he will need only six feet of earth. -Josephus Daniels

At the same time it offered the hope, as it still does, that improved understanding could better the lot of mankind. For me, growing up in the 1930s, the two motivations powerfully reinforced each other. -James Tobin

At a time when science plays such a powerful role in the life of society, when the destiny of the whole of mankind may hinge on the results of scientific research, it is incumbent on all scientists to be fully conscious of that role, and conduct themselves accordingly. -Joseph Rotblat

So I ask the nuclear powers to abandon the out-of-date thinking of the Cold War period and take a fresh look. Above all, I appeal to them to bear in mind the long-term threat that nuclear weapons pose to humankind and to begin action towards their elimination. -Joseph Rotblat

A lot of us don't want to be quite that serious about world problems. Our life is there to enjoy, not to be an eternal dissident, eternally unhappy with how things are and with the state of mankind. -Robert Sheckley

We pray that henceforth not only Japan but all mankind may know the blessings of harmony and progress. -Shigeru Yoshida

It is probable that for a long time to come the mass of mankind in civilized countries will find it both necessary and advantageous to labor for wages, and to accept the condition of hired laborers. -Leland Stanford

Legislation has been and is still directed towards the protection of wealth, rather than towards the far more important interests of labor on which everything of value to mankind depends. -Leland Stanford

If mankind were to continue in other than the present barbarism, a new path must be found, a new civilization based on some other method than technology. -Clifford D. Simak

For in this century, within the next decades, will be decided for generations whether all mankind is to become Communist, whether the whole world is to become free, or whether, in the struggle, civilization as we know it is to be completely destroyed or completely changed. -Whittaker Chambers

Nothing would be more profitable to us than a right history of mankind. -Adam Weishaupt

The head of every family will be what Abraham was, the patriarch, the priest and the unlettered lord of his family, and Reason will be the code of laws to all mankind. -Adam Weishaupt

We have lived through the flood time of fascism and of the nazism which ran its meteoric course at a cost to mankind in suffering and waste beyond all computation. -Emily Greene Balch

In the last fifty years science has advanced more than in the 2,000 previous years and given mankind greater powers over the forces of nature than the ancients ascribed to their gods. -John Boyd Orr

In listing these tendencies making for a new world, we must not forget developments in the religious or spiritual thinking and feeling of mankind, where also we feel a strong unifying trend. -Emily Greene Balch

War was forced upon mankind in his original civil and social condition. -Elihu Root

In man – in the history of mankind, this has happened many times, and occupation leaders hang on to the land that they're occupying. People fight to liberate their land. But in the end, the people's will is what achieves victory. -Hassan Nasrallah

I address myself to the Communists, to those Communists who were prompted to join the Party by the progressive ideas of mankind and socialism, and not by selfish personal interests – let us represent our pure and just ideas by pure and just means. -Janos Kadar

Jehovah God is truly rich far beyond the imagination of humankind. -Joseph Franklin Rutherford

Chemistry itself knows altogether too well that – given the real fear that the scarcity of global resources and energy might threaten the unity of mankind – chemistry is in a position to make a contribution towards securing a true peace on earth. -Kenichi Fukui

In particular, for younger researchers on whom the future of mankind may depend. We believe that they are working with all the scientific wisdom at their disposal for the preservation of the inheritance of the earth and for the lasting survival of mankind. -Kenichi Fukui

How mankind defers from day to day the best it can do, and the most beautiful things it can enjoy, without thinking that every day may be the last one, and that lost time is lost eternity! -Max Muller

Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being. -Mikhail Bakunin

I know that if the peace movement takes its message boldly to the Negro people a powerful force can be secured in pursuit of the greatest goal of all mankind. And the same is true of labor and the great democratic sections of our population. -Paul Robeson

What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to humankind. Each face in the rainbow of colors that populate our world is precious and special. -Morris Dees

Only when every one of us and every nation learns the secret of love for all mankind will the world become a great orchestra, following the beat of the Greatest Conductor of all. -Artur Rodzinski

It is a mistake to think that we can control the breeding of mankind in the long run by an appeal to conscience. -Garrett Hardin

The simultaneous reactions elicited all over the world by the reading of newspaper dispatches about the same events create, as it were, a common mental pulse beat for the whole of civilized mankind. -Christian Lous Lange

Propaganda must appeal to mankind's better judgment and to the necessary belief in a better future. For this belief, the valley of the shadow of death is but a war station on the road to the blessed summit. -Christian Lous Lange

Internationalism is a community theory of society which is founded on economic, spiritual, and biological facts. It maintains that respect for a healthy development of human society and of world civilization requires that mankind be organized internationally. -Christian Lous Lange

For the first time in history all the major countries in the world are pushing together to reach this goal… building something in space that is really for all humankind. -Umberto Guidoni

The public has been sold a bill of goods about the free market being a panacea for mankind. -Tom Scholz

This devil loves mankind because men are going to always make the choice that will send him into ascendancy. He's been winning the game for a long time. -Taylor Hackford

I'm quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern – mankind. -Chico Hamilton

Superstitions and belief in magic are perennial in just the same way as religion, and something near to being universal among mankind; and why this is so may be interesting, but in most cases the beliefs themselves are devoid of interesting content, at least to me. -Bryan Magee

What helped me was I had people around me to remind me to help my country even when it did me wrong, have respect for my people, my family, my nation and mankind. -Alexis Arguello

Art must unquestionably have a social value; that is, as a potential means of communication it must be addressed, and in comprehensible terms, to the understanding of mankind. -Rockwell Kent

We hope that this honor you have done us will bring the time of further realization of these benefits closer and will help all mankind to live better and be happier through the atom and isotopes. -Willard Libby

The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one of the most vicious crimes conceivable, a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent. -James T. Walsh

In the world of the present, in our time, we feel that suffering, anguish, the torments of body and soul, are greater than ever before in the history of mankind. -Eyvind Johnson

Poems in a way are spells against death. They are milestones, to see where you were then from where you are now. To perpetuate your feelings, to establish them. If you have in any way touched the central heart of mankind's feelings, you'll survive. -Richard Eberhart

As I watch what is happening in the Middle East and the carnage that comes over our television screens every evening, I cannot help but ask myself, what is wrong with humankind that we cannot stop the killing? -Marcy Kaptur

India has indeed a great and free future before her, in which she can make her special contribution to the well-being of mankind. The first and indispensable part of that contribution is to work with the United Nations for the defeat of fascism and of brutal aggression. -Stafford Cripps

All through the years since World War II, the Japanese people have, I am convinced, made strenuous efforts to preserve and promote world peace, contributing to the progress and prosperity of mankind. -Eisaku Sato

I do not like sports, unless you consider treating all humankind with love and respect a sport. -Todd Barry

It is not necessary to argue to those for whom I write that the two great needs of mankind, that all men may be lifted up into the light of the highest Christian civilization, are, first, a pure, spiritual Christianity, and second, civil liberty. -Josiah Strong

And Marx spoke of the fact that socialism will be the kingdom of freedom, where man realizes himself in a way that humankind has never seen before. This was an inspiring body of literature to read. -Albert Maltz

When I joined the Communist movement in 1935 it was based upon the belief that mankind's future was to be found there. Certainly, millions who joined it the world over, like myself, didn't join it for profit. -Albert Maltz

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind. -Neil Armstrong

To see how Christ was prophesied and described therein, consider and mark, how that the kid or lamb must be with out spot or blemish; and so was Christ only of all mankind, in the sight of God and of his law. -William Tyndale

The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing a decent standard of living for all mankind. -Norman Borlaug

Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind. -Norman Borlaug

You are Americans. You love this country. Together we are entrusted with the principles that represent mankind's greatest political and social achievement. -Paul Tsongas

Being in an area of the planet where scientists believe mankind started is quite amazing. -Jan de Bont

If we go back in the history of different nations, violence and the use of force are part of their heritage. These are the traditions of mankind. -Harri Holkeri

Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end. -Karel Capek

Christianity is usually called a religion. As a religion it has had a wider geographic spread and is more deeply rooted among more peoples than any other religion in the history of mankind. -Kenneth Scott Latourette

To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all. -Aleister Crowley

The history of mankind is the history of ideas. -Luigi Pirandello

Music is the universal language of mankind. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

No man is so great as mankind. -Theodore Parker

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation. -Bertrand Russell

Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind. -Alexis Carrel

The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind. -Marquis de Sade

Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst. -Thomas Paine

All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together. -Jack Kerouac

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man. -Alexander Pope

History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. -Edward Gibbon

Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind, none is greater than that of competition. -Henry Clay

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity. -Arthur Schopenhauer

A man has generally the good or ill qualities, which he attributes to mankind. -William Shenstone

The creation of Physics is the shared heritage of all mankind. East and West, North and South have equally participated in it. -Abdus Salam

The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt. -Henry George

Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind. -Abdus Salam

Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind. -John Stuart Mill

To mankind in general Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be. -Max Beerbohm

When mankind first saw the necessity of government, it is probable that many had conceived the desire of ruling. -Thomas Clarkson

A vision of truth which does not call upon us to get out of our armchair – why, this is the desideratum of mankind. -John Jay Chapman

I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death. -Thomas Hobbes

If a psychiatric and scientific inquiry were to be made upon our rulers, mankind would be appalled at the disclosures. -Alfred Korzybski

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel. -Augustus Hare

The end of science is not to prove a theory, but to improve mankind. -Manly Hall

I write to keep from going mad from the contradictions I find among mankind – and to work some of those contradictions out for myself. -Michel de Montaigne

It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness that mankind moves so slowly; it is because individuals have a capacity for better things that it moves at all. -George Gissing

Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other. -Albert Pike

To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power. -Norman Thomas

Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend. -Ludwig van Beethoven

In the mass of mankind, I fear, there is too great a majority of fools and knaves; who, singly from their number, must to a certain degree be respected, though they are by no means respectable. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens, though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind. -William Blackstone

A great revolution in just one single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of humankind. -Daisaku Ikeda

It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind. -Jonathan Swift

What, man, defy the devil. Consider, he's an enemy to mankind. -William Shakespeare

There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them. -Herman Melville

Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken. -Ludwig van Beethoven

There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world. -Karl Popper

The god of the Christians, as we have seen, is the god who makes promises only to break them; who sends them pestilence and disease in order to heal them; a god who demoralizes mankind in order to improve it. -Johann Most

It is peculiar to mankind to transcend mankind. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Versatility of education can be found in our best poetry, but the depth of mankind should be found in the philosopher. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The common behavior of mankind is the system of reference by means of which we interpret an unknown language. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler. -Franz Kafka

The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind. -Thomas Jefferson

Test yourself on mankind. It is something that makes the doubter doubt, the believer believe. -Franz Kafka

The more rapidly truth is spread among mankind the better it will be for them. Only let us be sure that it is the truth. -Thomas Huxley

A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants. -Plato

Sickness is mankind's greatest defect. -Georg C. Lichtenberg

By the by, if the English race had done nothing else, yet if they left the world the notion of a gentleman, they would have done a great service to mankind. -Gerard Manley Hopkins

Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind. -George William Curtis

The proper study of mankind is man in his relation to his deity. -D. H. Lawrence

However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson; nothing is impossible. -Lewis Mumford

To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue. -William Hazlitt

I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few. -Alexander Pope

All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing. -Moliere

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed. -Alfred North Whitehead

Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue. -David Hume

In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee – or laugh. -Robert Orben

I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment, by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men. -Thomas Huxley

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. -Thomas Paine

It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion. -Bertrand Russell

Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds. -Sophocles

We must not indulge in unfavorable views of mankind, since by doing it we make bad men believe they are no worse than others, and we teach the good that they are good in vain. -Walter Winchell

What we seek is the reign of law, based upon the consent of the governed and sustained by the organized opinion of mankind. -Woodrow Wilson

It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing mankind today can be solved with means and methods which were applied or seemed to work in the past. -Mikhail Gorbachev

If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers. -Joseph Wood Krutch

The question of armaments, whether on land or sea, is the most immediately and intensely practical question connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind. -Woodrow Wilson

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty. -Samuel Adams

I want to be distinguished from the rest; to tell the truth, a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me. -Moliere

If you want to see mankind fully, look at a family. Within the family minds become organically one, and for this reason the family is total poetry. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

To live for a principle, for the triumph of some reform by which all mankind are to be lifted up to be wedded to an idea may be, after all, the holiest and happiest of marriages. -Elizabeth Cady Stanton

If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

Far more has been accomplished for the welfare and progress of mankind by preventing bad actions than by doing good ones. -William Lyon Mackenzie King

Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind – it is only the difference in the victim. -Alphonse de Lamartine

We leave as we came and, god willing, as we shall return, with peace, and hope for all mankind. -Gene Cernan

Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world. -Henry Adams

The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased. -Alexander Hamilton

The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal. -Aleister Crowley

With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine. -Bertrand Russell

National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right. -Arthur Schopenhauer

When we have all data online it will be great for humanity. It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces. -Robert Cailliau

I wrote my thesis on the benefits of war and very near got thrown out of college. But I can show you where the greatest advancement of mankind comes under stress and strain, not comfort. -Don Young

I hope for your help to explore and protect the wild ocean in ways that will restore the health and, in so doing, secure hope for humankind. Health to the ocean means health for us. -Sylvia Earle

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -Milan Kundera

Advertising ministers to the spiritual side of trade. It is great power that has been entrusted to your keeping which charges you with the high responsibility of inspiring and ennobling the commercial world. It is all part of the greater work of the regeneration and redemption of mankind. -Calvin Coolidge

I come from a family of very devout, praying people. That idea of peace and love toward humanity shouldn't be nationalistic or denominational. It should be a chief concern for all mankind. -Mos Def

That idea of peace and love toward humanity shouldn't be nationalistic or denominational. It should be a chief concern for all mankind. -Mos Def

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. -Wislawa Szymborska

Thank God I have four sons. The mother/daughter relationship is one of mankind's great mysteries, and for womankind, it can be hellaciously complicated. My mother and I are quintessential examples of the rewards and frustrations, and the joys and infuriations it can yield. -Melissa Gilbert

I believe in aliens. I think it would be way too selfish of us as mankind to believe we are the only lifeforms in the universe. -Demi Lovato

There must be something beyond slaughter and barbarism to support the existence of mankind and we must all help search for it. -Carlos Fuentes

My philosophy is that the most important aspect of any religion should be human kindness. And to try to ease the suffering of others. To try to bring light and love into the lives of mankind. -Steven Seagal

No country in the history of the world has ever contributed more to humankind and accomplished more for its people in so brief a period of time as Israel has done since its relatively recent rebirth in 1948. -Alan Dershowitz

With the end of the cold war, all the 'isms' of the 20th century – Fascism, Nazism, Communism and the evil of apartheid-ism – have failed. Except one. Only democracy has shown itself true the help of all mankind. -Jack Kemp

It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed. -Elie Wiesel

As we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came, and God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. -Gene Cernan

My dreams were always small and puny. All I ever needed was a little house with a little picket fence by the sea. Little did I know that I would live in Malacanang Palace for 20 years and visit all the major palaces of mankind. And then also meet ordinary citizens and the leaders of superpowers. -Imelda Marcos

In many ways, when you're a Nobel peace laureate, you have an obligation to humankind, to society. -Desmond Tutu

Global climate change has a profound impact on the survival and development of mankind. It is a major challenge facing all countries. -Hu Jintao

I thought that all of the sacrifices and blessings of the whole history of mankind have devolved upon me. Thank you, God. -Ben Stein

In real life, wolves will do anything to avoid contact with mankind. -Liam Neeson

Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented. -Arnold Palmer

In retrospect, the Millennium marked only a moment in time. It was the events of September 11 that marked a turning point in history, where we confront the dangers of the future and assess the choices facing humankind. -Tony Blair

The world of science and the world of literature have much in common. Each is an international club, helping to tie mankind together across barriers of nationality, race and language. I have been doubly lucky, being accepted as a member of both. -Freeman Dyson

I firmly believe that the mission of religion in the 21st century must be to contribute concretely to the peaceful coexistence of humankind. -Daisaku Ikeda

The Enlightenment view of mankind is a complete myth. It leads us into thinking we're sane and rational creatures most of the time, and we're not. -J. G. Ballard

I think mankind is overly sensitive, very needy, greedy, and flawed. -Craig Kilborn

I think provincialism is an endemic characteristic with mankind, I think everybody everywhere is provincial, but it is particularly striking with Texans, and we tend to be very Texcentric. -Molly Ivins

Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans. -Evo Morales

During the civilisation and development process of more than 5,000 years, the Chinese nation has made an indelible contribution to the civilisation and advancement of mankind. -Xi Jinping

Our responsibility is to rally and lead the whole party and the Chinese people of all ethnic groups, take up this historic baton and continue working hard for the great renewal of the Chinese nation, so that we will stand rock firm in the family of nations and make fresh and greater contribution to mankind. -Xi Jinping

The right to a quality education is, I believe, the perfect path to bridge the gap between different cultures and to reconcile various civilizations. Without such a right, the values of liberty, justice and equality will have no meaning. Ignorance is by far the biggest danger and threat to humankind. -Moza bint Nasser

All of those broken bones in northern Japan, all of those broken lives and those broken homes prompt us to remember what in calmer times we are invariably minded to forget: the most stern and chilling of mantras, which holds, quite simply, that mankind inhabits this earth subject to geological consent – which can be withdrawn at any time. -Simon Winchester

If God existed, and if He cared for humankind, He would never have given us religion. -Martin Amis

If you look at the Bible as a whole, it's redemptive and beautiful, and it's God's love story to mankind. -Tom Shadyac

There's one fundamental law that all of nature obeys that mankind breaks every day. Now, this is a law that's evolved over billions of years, and the law is this: Nothing in nature takes more than it needs. -Tom Shadyac

When I climb into my car, I enter my destination into a GPS device, whose spatial memory supplants my own. I have photographs to store the images I want to remember, books to store knowledge and now, thanks to Google, I rarely have to remember anything more than the right set of search terms to access humankind's collective memory. -Joshua Foer

If popular culture has taught us anything, it is that someday mankind must face and destroy the growing robot menace. -Daniel H. Wilson

I don't practise any religion but I am deeply interested in the answers that mankind has come up with to explain the human situation. -Simon Callow

What does the artist do? He draws connections. He ties the invisible threads between things. He dives into history, be it the history of mankind, the geological history of the Earth or the beginning and end of the manifest cosmos. -Anselm Kiefer

Life is a glass of wine and having your feet washed – it's a biblical event, might I add. This is part of mankind's story. You are always looking for a moment to take a break. -Mick Fleetwood

I believe the earth's climate is changing, but I think it's changing for natural variation reasons and I think mankind has been adapting to climate as long as man has walked the earth. -Joe Barton

I would point out that if you're a believer in the Bible, one would have to say the Great Flood is an example of climate change and that certainly wasn't because mankind had overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy. -Joe Barton

Women's strength, women's industry, women's wisdom are humankind's greatest untapped resource. The challenge then for U.N. Women is to show our diverse constituencies how this resource can be effectively tapped in ways that benefit us all. -Michelle Bachelet

A revolution is to bring on change and we're spiritual people trying to bring on spiritual change. It might sound like I'm a dreamer, but economic models have reached their height of evolution. Technology has evolved. What hasn't evolved is mankind's spirituality; everything is from 3,000 years ago. -Damian Marley

To far too many, science is a four-letter word, and under the modern media's false equivalency standards, a handful of skeptics are viewed as counterweights to the vast majority of scientists who acknowledge mankind's proven role in global warming. -Christine Pelosi

We must not confuse religion with God, or technology with science. Religion stands in relationship to God as technology does in relation to science. Both the conduct of religion and the pursuit of technology are capable of leading mankind into evil; but both can prompt great good. -Robert Winston

I never lose an opportunity to speak about my obsession: humankind and the environment. -Yann Arthus-Bertrand

What's right with America and what's right with Islam have a lot in common. At their highest levels, both worldviews reflect an enlightened recognition that all of humankind shares a common Creator – that we are, indeed, brothers and sisters. -Feisal Abdul Rauf

If you believe in justice, if you believe in democracy, if you believe in people's rights, if you believe in the harmony of all humankind – then you have no choice but to back Fidel Castro as long as it takes! -Harry Belafonte

You know, when George Bush talks about freedom not being America's gift to world but God's gift to all humankind, it smells like market testing to me. -Joe Klein

I work very much on the principle that anything created by mankind has mischief and error hardwired into its inception. -Jasper Fforde

Mankind must be positively and constructively wary of mankind, of their fellow man, of their families, of the members of their faith community, of their fellow-citizens. -Tariq Ramadan

Would Jove appoint some flower to reign, in matchless beauty on the plain, the Rose (mankind will all agree). The Rose the queen of flowers should be. -Sappho

It's obvious nonsense, but it makes nice people feel good about themselves to do their bit for the planet. It's vanity of a grotesque kind to believe that mankind, and our 'carbon footprint', has more impact on the future of Earth than Nature, which bends our planet to its will, as it sees fit. -Charles Saatchi

It is not differences of opinion; it is geographical lines, rivers, and mountains which divide State from State, and make different nations of mankind. -Jefferson Davis

The true basis of morality is utility; that is, the adaptation of our actions to the promotion of the general welfare and happiness; the endeavour so to rule our lives that we may serve and bless mankind. -Annie Besant

Whatever science and philosophy may do for mankind, the world can never outgrow its need of the simplicity that is in Christ. -Lucy Larcom

To realize life in the abstract as noble or beautiful or humane, to set it forth so with radiance upon it, that is civilization in the arts. Shakespeare is the chief modern example of this supreme faculty of mankind. -George Edward Woodberry

If the aristocracy of the whole white race is so to melt in a world of the colored races of the Earth, I for one should only rejoice in such a divine triumph of the sacrificial idea in history; for it would mean the humanization of mankind. -George Edward Woodberry

Words are most malignant, the most treacherous possession of mankind. They are saturated with the sorrows of all time. -Louis Sullivan

In the history of mankind there are recorded two great Inversions. The first, set forth by the Nazarene to the effect that love is a greater power and more real than vengeance. The second proclaimed the earth to be a sphere revolving in its course around the sun. These affirmations were made in the face of all evidence sacred to the contrary. -Louis Sullivan

The right of revolution, which tyrants, in mockery, accord to mankind, is no legal right under a government; it is only a natural right to overturn a government. -Lysander Spooner

To deprive mankind of their natural right and power of creating wealth for themselves, is as great a tyranny as it is to rob them of it after they have created it. And this is done by all laws against honest banking. -Lysander Spooner

The most important question we have to deal with is a combination of population control and the control of our environment – how to utilize the world in as effective a way as we can for the future of mankind. -David Packard

The Net is not television. It is the finest direct-marketing mechanism in the history of mankind. It is direct mail with free stamps, and it allows you to create richer and deeper relationships than you've ever been able to create before. -Seth Godin

Everybody who's a physician, who makes vaccines, who wants to find the cure for cancer. Everybody who wants to do any medical good for humankind got the passion for that before he or she was 10. -Bill Nye

There's nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind. -Bill Nye

I do not doubt that services like social games and coupons bring delight to people's lives, and I mean no disrespect to the hard work that has made them possible. But in the face of threats to humanity's future on the one hand and the extraordinary potential of mankind on the other, at some point we must ask: are we capable of more? -Justin Rosenstein

There's that old theory that humankind and this planet were seen as the centre of the universe. That was thrown away – how could we be so presumptuous? Well, I subscribe to that. -Dan Aykroyd

I've done every kind of touring known to mankind. I've played the big and the small places. -Julian Lennon

If you trace the history of mankind, our evolution has been mediated by technology, and without technology it's not really obvious where we would be. So I think we have always been cyborgs in this sense. -Evgeny Morozov

Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field – no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highest achievement of mankind. -Lynda Resnick

A child rightly trained may be a world-wide blessing, with an influence reaching onward to eternal years. But a neglected or misdirected directed child may live to blight and blast mankind, and leave influences of evil which shall roll on in increasing volume till they plunge into the gulf of eternal perdition. -George Muller

I wanted to wear the most impenetrable suit of armour ever known to mankind. 'Hello, Mr. Rotten…' You can't say anything about me. You can't put me down in any way shape or form – I'm rotten to the core… you know, what's left for you? Pleasantries? I suppose the worst insult you could sling my way is 'Oh, he's really nice, him.' -John Lydon

There are three major issues now that are becoming important, not only for cities, but for all mankind: Mobility, sustainability – which is linked to mobility – and social diversity. -Jaime Lerner

Climate change is the Everest of all problems, the thorniest challenge facing humankind. -Lewis Gordon Pugh

Trade has played a vital role in the social evolution of humankind. It allowed people to specialise, which raises both skill levels and efficiency. It brought people from different lands together, co-operating rather than competing over resources. -Julian Baggini

I'm a very happy-go-lucky lover of all mankind as a person in real life. So when I play a darker character, I have to tap into something that isn't my natural way, and what I found was that I think human beings have the potential for all of these emotions. -Doug Jones

I thought I was God's gift to mankind and the greatest Irishman since George Best. -James Nesbitt

The fatal tendency of mankind to leave off thinking about a thing when it is no longer doubtful is the cause of half their errors. -John Stuart Mill

It might sound like I'm a dreamer, but economic models have reached their height of evolution. Technology has evolved. What hasn't evolved is mankind's spirituality; everything is from 3,000 years ago. With spirituality comes morals, a better way of thinking. -Damian Marley

I think after a time there won't be anything left to be interesting for mankind. Computers are about to do everything for us. Cellphones are smarter than we are. We'll embrace spirituality because we'll be bored of everything else. -Damian Marley

Humankind seems to have an enormous capacity for savagery, for brutality, for lack of empathy, for lack of compassion. -Annie Lennox

Going to Mars would evolve humankind into a two-planet species. -Buzz Aldrin

What important is man should live in righteousness, in natural love for mankind. -Bob Marley

Opera singing is in every way of inestimable value; a real heritage for all mankind that has been reached over centuries of studies, attempts, flights of the spirit. -Andrea Bocelli

My views about God come from my dad. Dad told me that he believed Nature, which to him included humankind, to be so beautiful, so magnificent, that there had to be something behind it all. -Al Franken

Whether people like it or not, China is incredibly important to the future of mankind. For me, this is something that we all need to have intelligent discussions about in America, in Britain, in Europe. -Damon Albarn

I have never knowingly, I swear to God, written satire. The word connotes exaggeration of the foibles of mankind. To me, mankind just has foibles. You don't have to push it! -Tom Wolfe

Making films has got to be one of the hardest endeavors known to humankind. -Spike Lee

Every woman who chooses – joyfully, thoughtfully, calmly, of their own free will and desire – not to have a child does womankind a massive favour in the long term. -Caitlin Moran

If Islam's sole interest is the welfare of mankind, then Islam is the strongest advocate of human rights anywhere on Earth. -Mos Def

Without ethics, man has no future. This is to say, mankind without them cannot be itself. Ethics determine choices and actions and suggest difficult priorities. -John Berger

War is the greatest failure of mankind. -Aaron Huey

With the first commandment, Mohammed tried to imprison common sense. And with the second commandment, the beautiful, romantic side of mankind was enslaved. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Of course, mankind would not have landed on the Moon in 1969, were it not for two things: conquered Nazi rocket technology and post-war anti-Communist paranoia in the United States. -Charles Duke

The greatest of all crimes are the wars that are carried on by governments, to plunder, enslave, and destroy mankind. -Lysander Spooner

Men have always shown a dim knowledge of their better potentialities by paying homage to those purest leaders who taught the simplest and most inclusive rules for an undivided mankind. -Erik Erikson

The solution for mankind is of a spiritual nature. It is not a political or religious solution. It's the ability to love each other. That's the only solution I see. -Ziggy Marley

I am an environmentalist, but I'm not a wacko environmentalist. I believe that mankind and nature can live side-by-side for the mutual benefit of both. -Norman Schwarzkopf

It is heroic to prepare for war with a tyrant power. Patriots will always win the admiration of mankind for daring to meet the bloodshed of battle for their country's liberty. But the patriot who is willing to go to that sacrifice will be the first to condemn the aimless and secret shedding of blood in time of peace. -John Boyle O'Reilly

Social media is the most disruptive form of communication humankind has seen since the last disruptive form of communications, email. -Ryan Holmes

There's a tremendous amount of work building the apparatus, getting the experiment to work. But sitting there late at night in the lab, and knowing light is going at bicycle speed, and that nobody in the history of mankind has ever been here before – that is mind-boggling. It's worth everything. -Lene Hau

Mandela is just the eternal man. You want that man to be around forever. It's the closest thing we have to God, I think. He's the father of mankind, almost. -Anton Corbijn

There is no question that America has been a nation that has been blessed by almighty God. There is no other nation in the history of mankind that has done what His nation has done – and it's because of God's hand and His blessing. -Franklin Graham

The history of humanity has, to a large extent, been one of groping blindly in the dark, fearing for the future and yet resisting the guiding hand of inspired men who would willingly lead mankind in the path of safety. -Ezra Taft Benson

Pride adversely affects all our relationships – our relationship with God and His servants, between husband and wife, parent and child, employer and employee, teacher and student, and all mankind. -Ezra Taft Benson

My faith in human decency was sorely tested at times during my captivity; however, after my release, I am humbly reminded that mankind is inherently good by the tremendous efforts and support of fellow Canadians. -Amanda Lindhout

We need to and must protect privacy. But I think that people will be willing and even eager to share medical information about themselves for the greater good of mankind. -Patrick Soon-Shiong

Every generation has a macabre notion that wars, government prohibition, natural disasters or mankind itself could be the downfall of society and the world as a whole. -Lauren DeStefano

God knows and sees all. His wisdom and knowledge far outweighs mankind, and whether or not people ever recognize it – He is the creator. He is the giver of life, and only He has the power to take it away. That's why its imperative to submit to Him. -Monica Johnson

Music to me is mankind's greatest possible achievement because look at all the good it does. -Henry Rollins

We are misery-making machines! Homo sapiens has perfected the art of causing suffering. Pain is humankind's collective GDP. -Henry Rollins

China, with her five thousand years of history, her vast territory and her enormous population stands like a mountain peak among the nations of the world. Her contribution to the civilization of mankind is imperishable. She has been a keen lover of peace; she has had a deep respect for international justice. -Chiang Kai-shek

My humble prayer is that all men everywhere may understand more fully the significance of the atonement of the Savior of all mankind, who has given us the plan of salvation which will lead us into eternal life, where God and Christ dwell. -Harold B. Lee

The laws of God given to mankind are embodied in the gospel plan, and the Church of Jesus Christ is made responsible for teaching these laws to the world. -Harold B. Lee

The American people need to know that there are folks here fighting as hard as they can for individual liberty, economic freedom, appropriate national security and the fundamental moral values that have made our nation the greatest nation in the history of mankind. -Tom Price

I think there's a lot to be said about just enjoying your work. It can be very contrived when people say their work is for the good of mankind. -Ben Horowitz

I agree with people like Richard Dawkins that mankind felt the need for creation myths. Before we really began to understand disease and the weather and things like that, we sought false explanations for them. Now science has filled in some of the realm – not all – that religion used to fill. -Bill Gates

We frequently look into the future of mankind and see dangers. We see if we carry on doing what we are doing in 20 years' time there will be no rainforests left, just to use one example. Looking into the future may be one of the reasons that brains evolved in the first place. -Richard Dawkins

The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power. -Alexander Hamilton

Ever since the world began, it has been the belief of mankind that desolate places are the special haunt of supernatural beings. -Richard Jefferies

True prayer is not asking God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection. Prayer is the utilization of the love wherewith He loves us. -Mary Baker Eddy

The Internet is this whole new world that allows everyone to communicate and exchange information and be a perfect marketplace and just accelerate everybody's lives. So, for me, the Internet was the greatest invention of mankind so far. -Kim Dotcom

It is not just the Great Works of mankind that make a culture. It is the daily things, like what people eat and how they serve it. -Laurie Colwin

All the food we eat, whether Brussels sprouts or pork bellies, has been modified by mankind. Genetic engineering is only one particularly powerful way to do what we have been doing for eleven thousand years. -Michael Specter

All the food we eat – every grain of rice and kernel of corn – has been genetically modified. None of it was here before mankind learned to cultivate crops. The question isn't whether our food has been modified, but how. -Michael Specter

Like prospecting in the 19th century, reconnaissance of the asteroids would of necessity take place in an arena where trouble is likely and help is distant. Heroic stories of individual triumph and failure, set on landscapes never seen by humankind, are in the cards. -Seth Shostak

I think when the United States of America put a man on the moon in 1969, that was one of the greatest accomplishments mankind has ever done. -Doug Liman

2013 was a year of myths falling apart. The myth of President Obama – a myth in which Obama was a messianic figure descending to bequeath health care, equality, and brotherhood on mankind – imploded. The myth of an America embracing the leftist social agenda collapsed. -Ben Shapiro

Space is as infinite as we can imagine, and expanding this perspective is what adjusts humankind focus on conquering our true enemies, the formidable foes: ignorance and limitation. -Vanna Bonta

The Nobel Prizes are much more than awards to scholars; they are a celebration of civilization, of mankind, and of what makes humans unique – that is their intellect from which springs creativity. -Stanley B. Prusiner

Orthodox theologians insisted that the rest of humankind were only transitory creatures, lost in sin – a view that would support what would become their dominant teaching about salvation, offered only through Christ, and, in particular, through the church they claimed to represent. -Elaine Pagels

We have come to Earth in this great season in the long history of mankind. It is a marvelous age – the best of all. -Gordon B. Hinckley

The Savior of all mankind left the ninety and nine to find the one lost. That one who was lost need not have become lost. -Gordon B. Hinckley

There is a severe horse overpopulation crisis caused by overbreeding in the racing industry. It's time for that industry to accept responsibility for its castoffs and take dramatic action to protect a species that has so loyally served humankind. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

Some might complain that nuclear disarmament is little more than a dream. But that ignores the very tangible benefits disarmament would bring for all humankind. Its success would strengthen international peace and security. It would free up vast and much-needed resources for social and economic development. It would advance the rule of law. -Ban Ki-moon

Personally, I do not know whether humankind is alone in this vast universe. But I do know that we should cherish our existence on this precious speck of matter… the greatest gift that could be bestowed upon us. For all practical purposes, there is only one planet Earth. -Ban Ki-moon

Many of us are experiencing a phase of change, shedding outdated patterns and liberating ourselves from the old by moving on to the new. The year 2012 is an important one for mankind, a pivotal year. The potential for this exists in the mere fact that the majority of us are yearning for change. -Shari Arison

Prostitution and corruption are two things that mankind has had to live with for so long. -Najib Razak

God truly is our Father, the Father of the spirits of all mankind. We are his literal offspring and are formed in his image. We have inherited divine characteristics from him. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Literature can allow us to experience the best side of humankind, where instead of giving up, we struggle desperately in the ruins for love, connection and hope. -Caroline Leavitt

Ancient, woman-centered words and beliefs never, like, fall off the planet. Having long done taken on a life of their own, they – like womankind – evolve, and survive. Chameleon style. -Inga Muscio

The roots of our statehood go back more than two millennia and two centuries to the origins of the Hun Empire. Building upon the legacies and power of the Huns, Mongols had built the largest land empire in the history of the mankind. -Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

A man of merit owes himself to the homage of the rest of mankind who recognize his worth. -Jules Verne

'Disruption' is, at its core, a really powerful idea. Everyone hijacks the idea to do whatever they want now. It's the same way people hijacked the word 'paradigm' to justify lame things they're trying to sell to mankind. -Clayton M. Christensen

Don't stay at the job for safe salary increases over time. That will never get you where you want – freedom from financial worry. Only free time, imagination, creativity, and an ability to disappear will help you deliver value that nobody ever delivered before in the history of mankind. -James Altucher

I have my values. I do things that I think are right. I think it is crucial for mankind to go vegetarian. In fact, I think if the United States and one other major power becomes basically vegetarian, the whole world will become vegetarian, eventually. -Bernhard Goetz

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. -H. P. Lovecraft

What I really want out of life is to discover something new: something mankind didn't know was possible to do. -Elizabeth Holmes

We have built a government so large and so expensive here in Washington that not even the richest economy in the history of mankind can afford it. That's how big it's gotten. -Marco Rubio

Charity is a supreme virtue, and the great channel through which the mercy of God is passed onto mankind. -Conrad Hilton

Angels, demons, spirits, wizards, gods and witches have peppered folk religions since mankind first started telling stories. -Robin Marantz Henig

From the Old Testament, containing the Atlantean Mystery teaching, we learn that mankind was created male-female, bi-sexual, and that each one was capable of propagating his species without the co-operation of another, as is the case with some plants today. -Max Heindel

It is the conflicting interests of the man and the woman, the home and the shop, the Church and the State, which cause the economic struggle, the war and the strife with which mankind is cursed and which make all long and pray for the reign of peace. -Max Heindel

As the sun outshines the brightest star in the heavens, dispels every vestige of darkness and gives life and light to all beings, so, in a not too distant future, will the true religion of Christ supersede and obliterate all other religions, to the eternal benefit of mankind. -Max Heindel

It is a matter of common knowledge among mystics that the evolutionary career of mankind is indissolubly bound up with the divine hierarchies, who rule the planets and the signs of the Zodiac, and that the passage of the Sun and the planets through the twelve signs of the Zodiac, marks man's progress in time and in space. -Max Heindel

I didn't invent the fear of sharks; it's as old as mankind, and that – to take that responsibility would mean that Mario Puzo should take the blame for the Mafia. -Peter Benchley

Denial of childhood and denial of freedom are the biggest sins which humankind has been committing and perpetuating for ages. -Kailash Satyarthi

When I did the film 'Hear My Voice' a few years ago, I disappeared fully up my own backside for a while. Because I thought my career was taking off, I became a bit of an egomaniac and a pain in the neck. I thought I was God's gift to mankind and the greatest Irishman since George Best. -James Nesbitt

A desire of gain is common to mankind, and the general motive to business and industry. -Oliver Ellsworth

Whatever may be the merits of a religious system, its effects upon the mass of mankind must depend in an important degree upon its teachers. All instruction and all truth, except simple mathematical truth, is modified by the medium through which it is conveyed. -Benjamin Robbins Curtis

What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind. Music is love itself – it is the purest, most ethereal language of passion, showing in a thousand ways all possible changes of color and feeling; and though true in only a single instance, it yet can be understood by thousands of men – who all feel differently. -Carl Maria von Weber

Nothing is more important to God than prayer in dealing with mankind. But it is likewise all-important to man to pray. -Edward McKendree Bounds

While the pulpit must hold to its unswerving loyalty to the Word of God, it must, at the same time, be loyal to the doctrine of prayer which that same Word illustrates and enforces upon mankind. -Edward McKendree Bounds

Relative to most of the energy and material flows on Earth, the machinations of humankind are puny. The planet's powers are much, much bigger than our own. But in a few sensitive places, we're making an impact on a planetary scale, and that impact is not a good one. -Donella Meadows

Never should the power of an individual be allowed to impede the progress of the rest of the nation; never should the power of a nation be allowed to impede the progress of mankind. -Leon Bourgeois

All men equal in rights and duties, all men equally responsible for the destiny of mankind – what a dream! -Leon Bourgeois

May the work for the further development of chemical science, which has its strongest roots in this beautiful, strong and hard-working country of Sweden, continue to flourish in the future, for the promotion of culture and the benefit of mankind. -Otto Wallach

I'm not a culture snob. So while, of course, I think the Mozart 'Requiem' or, say, Beethoven's 'Ninth' are some of the greatest works of art in the history of humankind, that's not to say the Beatles or Queen or Simon and Garfunkel aren't brilliant, beautiful, important works of art that should be sung without a sense of irony. -Eric Whitacre

History is moving the furniture around in the house of mankind just about everywhere but the U.S.A. Things have changed, except here, where people come and go through the rooms of state, and everything looks shabbier by the day, and lethargy eats away at the upholstery like an acid fog, and the walls reverberate with meaningless oratory. -James Howard Kunstler

The more each nation contributes to world society from the wealth of its own aptitudes, its own race, and its own traditions, the greater the future development and happiness of mankind will be. -Ernesto Teodoro Moneta

It is true that I am not one of those who laugh at utopias. The utopia of today can become the reality of tomorrow. Utopias are conceived by optimistic logic which regards constant social and political progress as the ultimate goal of human endeavor; pessimism would plunge a hopeless mankind into a fresh cataclysm. -Charles Albert Gobat

I know if I react, and I want to get mad, and emotions come to the surface, I think quickly of my friends who have died and how they overcame their struggle and used their cancer and their lives for the betterment of mankind, and it sets me back in place. -Justin Baldoni

Of course, mankind has made giant steps forward. However, what we know is really very, very little compared to what we still have to know. -Fabiola Gianotti

Diversity is really a richness for mankind. -Fabiola Gianotti

When man fell from grace, he lost a kingdom, not a religion. He lost dominion over the earth; He did not lose Heaven. Therefore, mankind's search is not for a religion or for Heaven but for his kingdom. -Myles Munroe

The Janus-like nature of innovation – its responsible use and so on – was evident at the very birth of human ingenuity, when humankind first discovered how to make fire on demand. -Craig Venter

The Anthropocentic Age – the first age in which humankind is the dominant species on the planet – cuts both ways: it is up to us to destroy or save the planet. We certainly have the ability. -Craig Venter

All my life, I struggled to stretch my mind to the breaking point, until it began to creak, in order to create a great thought which might be able to give a new meaning to life, a new meaning to death, and to console mankind. -Nikos Kazantzakis

Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. -Jeremy Bentham

To modify the conditions of the Earth's movement is beyond the powers of man. It is not given to mankind to change the order established by the Creator in the system of the Universe. -Jules Verne

Everyone now knows how to find the meaning of life within himself. But mankind wasn't always so lucky. Less than a century ago, men and women did not have easy access to the puzzle boxes within them. -Kurt Vonnegut

Humankind is getting more and more connected. -Hubert Burda

Music is like the genius of humankind, universal… People who have never really taken the time to get into music, their lives are a lot smaller. Kids deserve the richness and dimension of it in their lives. -Flea

I hope I'm saving lives. There are very few people in their careers that have the opportunity to do something to benefit mankind. -Stephanie Kwolek

Music is that universal language which unifies the spirits of mankind. -Paul Horn

During the first million years of its existence, mankind survived five apocalypses without succumbing to extinction. It endured the Apocalypse of Steel, the Apocalypse of Hydrogen, the Apocalypse of Serotonin, and both Apocalypses of Water, the second of which occurred despite certain contracts to the contrary. -Rachel Swirsky

Humankind would improve if we concentrated less on being human and more on being kind. -Ashwin Sanghi

Man is not a machine that can be remodelled for quite other purposes as occasion demands, in the hope that it will go on functioning as regularly as before but in a quite different way. He carries his whole history with him; in his very structure is written the history of mankind. -Carl Jung

The notion that war forever separates veterans from the rest of mankind has been long embedded in our collective consciousness. -Phil Klay

I have done for my country, and for all mankind, all that I could do, and I now resign my soul, without fear, to my God – my daughter to my country. -Thomas Jefferson

The most irresistible charm of youth is its bubbling enthusiasm. Youth sees no darkness ahead – no defile that has no outlet – it forgets that there is such a thing as failure in the world and believes that mankind has been waiting all these centuries for him to come and be the liberator of truth and energy and beauty. -Orison Swett Marden

Marxism, communism, socialism – the ideologies – did not have the automatic answers to the problem of the relations between the lighter and darker races of mankind. They did not even have an answer to anti-Semitism. -Peter Abrahams

George Eliot tenderly carried in her heart the burdens of our race. She looked through pity's tears upon the faults and frailties of mankind. -Robert Green Ingersoll

If we destroy the biosphere, then mankind will die. We all waste our time worrying about stupid wars and petty jealousy and greed, and all the time, we're sitting on a time bomb. -Ron Moody

Humankind has been telling stories forever and will be telling stories forever. -Jim Crace

A conservative vision to tech issues assumes the imperfection of mankind and a preference for markets – not politics – to drive outcomes. -Marsha Blackburn

I think there's so much we don't know and the unknown in the ocean; every 10 years or so, we find some fossil that's been there before mankind. -Ving Rhames

All history, and most especially the history of the 20th century, argues against placing ideas in the saddle and allowing them to ride mankind. Too often, they end up riding individual men and women into mass graves. -Terry Teachout

Superman was created in the late 1930s, and humankind's idea of what the future would be was very different. -Gene Luen Yang

I didn't know why dessert was invented or what function it was meant to perform. Raising livestock and the harvesting of grains are ancient activities, but when did humankind decide it also needed creme brulee? -Bill Buford

The cost of our success is the exhaustion of natural resources, leading to energy crises, climate change, pollution, and the destruction of our habitat. If you exhaust natural resources, there will be nothing left for your children. If we continue in the same direction, humankind is headed for some frightful ordeals, if not extinction. -Christian de Duve

I hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind. -Abraham Lincoln

Unless one believes in a superhuman reason which directs evolution, one is bound to believe in a reason inherent in humanity, a motive power transcending that of each separate people, just as the power of the organism transcends that of the organ. This reason increases in proportion as the unity of mankind becomes established. -Ellen Key

Those who profess the faith of Life regard the ideals of mankind as an expression of man's higher needs. Ideals which were once incentives to development thus become a drag upon it whenever life's needs demand new forms that are not recognised by the prevailing idealism. -Ellen Key

Like George Sand, the feminism of the present day asserts the right of free thought against the creed of authority in every field; the solidarity of mankind and the cause of peace against the patriotism of militarism; social reform against the existing relations of society. -Ellen Key

Protection against the influence of the devil comes through the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the good news that Jesus Christ has made a perfect Atonement for mankind. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The research I have been doing – studying how foodstuffs yield energy in living cells – does not lead to the kind of knowledge that can be expected to give immediate practical benefits to mankind. If I have chosen this field of study, it was because I believed in its importance in spite of its theoretical character. -Hans Adolf Krebs

I dreamed my way into Lincoln and the details that moved me – his lack of education or 'civilized' manners and his deep connection to all humankind. -Jerome Charyn

We have a memory cut in pieces. And I write trying to recover our real memory, the memory of humankind, what I call the human rainbow, which is much more colorful and beautiful than the other one, the other rainbow. -Eduardo Galeano

I don't have heroes, exactly, but I do have people I hold in high respect. Ronald Reagan, for example, stood for ideals that I value: integrity, patriotism and a fundamental belief in goodness and capabilities of mankind. -Diane Hendricks

To the field of synthetic chemistry belongs an array of responsibilities which are crucial for the future of mankind, not only with regard to the health and needs of our society, but also for the attainment of a deep understanding of matter, chemical change, and life. -Elias James Corey

Some distant day, anthropologists will consider as a landmark in humankind's evolution – comparable to the capacity for destroying ourselves by nuclear obliteration – the adolescent gene's newly emergent power to dictate nightly TV viewing. -Steve Erickson

If we are to have faith that mankind will survive and thrive on the face of the earth, we must believe that each succeeding generation will be wiser than its progenitors. -Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

Just as Darwin discovered the law of development of organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc. -Friedrich Engels

I do what I believe the Lord did, and that is walk in love with all mankind, which I don't see a lot of Christians doing. Christians can be so judgmental that it can turn off people who are considering converting. It makes me a little embarrassed, to tell you the truth, when I hear Christians criticizing others. -Tasha Smith

No person with a sense of the dignity of mankind can condone the persecution of the Jewish race in Germany. -Charles Lindbergh

It is a startling and solemnizing fact that even as late as the twentieth century, the Great Command of Jesus Christ to carry the Gospel to all mankind is still so largely unfulfilled. -John Mott

'Sanctus' deals with creation myths in every culture. It fascinates me that all cultures, evolving independently, have similar models of mankind's origins, of a Greater Being, of the flood, and so on. It's amazing how they crop up time and time again. -Simon Toyne

A new, a vast, and a powerful language is developed for the future use of analysis, in which to wield its truths so that these may become of more speedy and accurate practical application for the purposes of mankind than the means hitherto in our possession have rendered possible. -Ada Lovelace

New technologies and approaches are merging the physical, digital, and biological worlds in ways that will fundamentally transform humankind. The extent to which that transformation is positive will depend on how we navigate the risks and opportunities that arise along the way. -Klaus Schwab

Truth is of no practical value to mankind save as it affects terrestrial phenomena, hence the discoveries of science should be concealed or glossed over wherever they conflict with orthodoxy. -H. P. Lovecraft

Indeed, there is much in pure humanitarian culture, as opposed to rigid scientific training, which encourages absorption in the affairs of mankind, and more or less indifference to the unfathomed abysses of star-strown space that yawn interminably about this terrestrial grain of dust. -H. P. Lovecraft

It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth's dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be let alone; lest sleeping abnormalities wake to resurgent life, and blasphemously surviving nightmares squirm and splash out of their black lairs to newer and wider conquests. -H. P. Lovecraft

One whom the infernal gods of Hannibal will cause to be reborn, terror of mankind; never more horror nor worse days in the past than will come to the Romans through Babel. -Nostradamus

Because of the vulgar advent, I decided to give way and, by dark and cryptic sentences, tell of the causes of the future mutation of mankind; especially the most urgent ones, and the ones I perceived, and in a manner that would not upset their fragile sentiments. -Nostradamus

To the mass of mankind – meaning also womankind – marriage may be the only possible thing; but to the individual, it may be the one thing impossible. -Thomas Bailey Aldrich

The biggest challenge or biggest crisis knocking on the doors of humankind is fear and intolerance. -Kailash Satyarthi

War is something of man's own fostering, and if all mankind renounces it, then it is no longer there. -A. A. Milne

If atomic bombs are to be added as new weapons to the arsenals of a warring world, or to the arsenals of nations preparing for war, then the time will come when mankind will curse the names of Los Alamos and of Hiroshima. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

The consciousness of knowing how to make oneself useful, how to help mankind in many ways, fills the soul with noble confidence, almost religious dignity. -Maria Montessori

If the whole of mankind is to be united into one brotherhood, all obstacles must be removed so that men, all over the surface of the globe, should be as children playing in a garden. -Maria Montessori

Man is unable to see himself entirely unrelated to mankind, neither is he able to see mankind unrelated to life, nor life unrelated to the universe. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Religion, born of the earth's need for the disclosing of a god, is related to and co-extensive with not the individual man, but the whole of mankind. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Neither the Christian attitude of love for all mankind nor humane hopes for an organized society must cause us to forget that the 'human stratum' may not be homogeneous. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Surely the wake left behind by mankind's forward march reveals its movement just as clearly as the spray thrown up elsewhere by the prow. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Opposite to godliness is atheism in profession, and idolatry in practice. Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind, that it never had many professors. -Isaac Newton

My fellow Americans, from the battlefield to the capitals of our allies and friends and partners, the free peoples of the world look to America as the last best hope for peace and for liberty for all humankind, for we are the greatest country on this planet. -John R. Allen

Democracy is not the end point of mankind. There may be developments in many different directions in the coming centuries. Democracy has only existed for about 200 years. It started out with the American Declaration of Independence. The Americans got their ideas from the Europeans, in the main from the French, the Dutch and the British. -Helmut Schmidt

There is not often much policy discussion with the Bushes. There isn't much introspection. Several generations of Bush men could pass by in which the great questions of humankind will go undiscussed. -Richard Ben Cramer

Imagine: in the medieval ages, there was no evidence of how the history of mankind has been affected by witchcraft. But there is significant factual history of how brutality and sadism of mankind have been displayed in the most obscene manner in the name of witch-hunt. -Kangana Ranaut

I will say this: I think 'Big Brother' is the biggest snooze known to mankind. -R. J. Cutler

Of course I would disagree that there's a definitive science that has concluded that mankind has turned the earth's thermostat up and that we can turn the earth's thermostat down at will, we just haven't yet found the will. That's the argument on climate change. -Steve King

Under Pope Francis, we have seen a change at the Vatican that is reflective of the church I know and love. He approaches controversial doctrine or past wrongdoing with humility, understanding, and faith in the goodness of mankind. He has served as a voice for the voiceless and has been working to re-establish the church as a home for the homeless. -Donna Brazile

I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. I believe mankind has looked at climate change in the same way, as if it were a fiction. -Leonardo DiCaprio

Each one of us sees Jesus in a different way. To some, He was prophet, for they needed to know the kingdom was at hand. But most of all, He was the son of God, and He came to experience the consequences of the curse the Father had put upon mankind when Adam and Eve disobeyed. -Mother Angelica

Family life is the backbone of mankind, and that life is dependent upon mutual giving, sharing, and receiving from each other. It entails the proper use of each other's successes and failures for mutual up-building. -Mother Angelica

Promoting tolerance and human dignity is one of mankind's unfinished challenges. -Ehud Olmert

We have ourselves begun to put our house in order by banning some experiments that may contain a risk for mankind. We would like to see society take a similar attitude, abandoning selfish practices that are dangerous for society itself. -Renato Dulbecco

Self pity is the worst possible disease that can affect mankind. And if we do just the opposite, which is love, then we have God's feelings with us at all times. -Jon Huntsman, Sr.

It is from Shiith Ibn Adam that all humankind today is said to descend. It is also said that Balkh, the 'Mother of All Cities' as the first Arabs called it, a city once greater than Babylon and lovelier than Nineveh, is where Shiith died and was buried. -Terry Glavin

We are the poorest and weakest state in the world, occupying the lowest position in international affairs; the rest of mankind is the carving knife and the serving dish, while we are the fish and the meat. -Sun Yat-sen

Believe in some beneficent force beyond your own limited self. God, god, god: where are you? I want you, need you: the belief in you and love and mankind. -Sylvia Plath

Till 1782, I believed in the doctrine of Calvin: that is, that the majority of mankind were objects of divine condemnation and that their punishment would be everlasting. The 'Systeme de la Nature,' read about the beginning of that year, changed my opinion and made me a Deist. -William Godwin

We cannot, any of us, do all the things of which mankind stand in need; we must have fellow-labourers. -William Godwin

Government, as it was forced upon mankind by their vices, so has it commonly been the creature of their ignorance and mistake. -William Godwin

The most desirable state of mankind is that which maintains general security with the smallest encroachment upon individual independence. -William Godwin

A just and a brave man acts fearlessly and with explicitness; he does not shun, but court, the scrutiny of mankind; he lives in the face of day, and the whole world confesses the clearness of his spirit and the rectitude of his conduct. -William Godwin

I do not regret the part I have taken in a cause so just and interesting to mankind. -Samuel Adams

To me it's all about textures, and that's the side of music that I'm finding really exciting. I feel like it's one of the only parts of music that mankind hasn't fully discovered yet. -Flume

White Americans, stop apologizing; we live in the greatest country in the history of mankind, and it's there because of our ancestors – those who came to this country and did their very best. And every generation has gotten better at what we're good at. -Burgess Owens

We live in the greatest country in the history of mankind every single day. -Burgess Owens

Depression has existed as long as mankind itself, and certainly well before psychiatry, antidepressant medication, or the nation of America itself came into being. -Vikram Patel

The Malthusian Theory – that mankind, for biological and sociological reasons, is so fertile, so fecund, that if you started out with the new continent and plenty of land for everybody, in several generations we would multiply our numbers. -Paul Samuelson

I don't have any sense or urgency about any of my writing, actually. I don't think mankind will be damaged if I don't put out a new album or a new book. -Leonard Cohen

Democracy, pure democracy, has at least its foundation in a generous theory of human rights. It is founded on the natural equality of mankind. It is the cornerstone of the Christian religion. It is the first element of all lawful government upon earth. -John Quincy Adams

In the Roman world, and in the worlds around it that Romans sought to subdue and control, the gods were merciless, frivolous, prone to set traps for humans, and largely indifferent to the unprivileged bulk of humankind, who in any case did not expect their fate in the afterworld to be any better than it had been on earth. -Michael Korda

Those 62 million girls who are not being educated around the world impact my life in Washington, D.C., in the United States of America. Because if we aren't empowering and providing the skills and the resources to half of our population, then we're not realizing our full potential as a society, as mankind. -Michelle Obama

One of the greatest threats to mankind today is that the world may be choked by an explosively pervading but well camouflaged bureaucracy. -Norman Borlaug

The positive aspects of modernity are to be acknowledged unreservedly: we are all grateful for the marvellous possibilities that it has opened up for mankind and for the progress in humanity that has been granted to us. -Pope Benedict XVI

For as privileged an actor as I have been, TV as a standard is short shrift. They have to do it so quickly that they don't stop and take a look. They just shoot. So that's one of the reasons I typically stay away from it. I think art is an act of consideration, and if you're not considering, I don't think you're really doing mankind a favor. -William Hurt

NATO's brutal military alliance has become the most perfidious instrument of repression known in the history of humankind. -Fidel Castro

The squandering of oil and gas is associated with one of the greatest tragedies, not in the least resolved, which is suffered by humankind: climate change. -Fidel Castro

I think that the worst thing is realizing that mankind – that – that human beings can be so horrible to other human beings. -Ingrid Betancourt

It is not the strong who are dangerous to the world and to themselves. It is the weak and the inadequate who threaten – and sometimes destroy – mankind's peace and prosperity. -Vernon Howard

A new breed of Republicans has taken over the GOP. It is a new breed which is seeking to sell to Americans a doctrine which is as old as mankind – the doctrine of racial division, the doctrine of racial prejudice, the doctrine of white supremacy. -Jackie Robinson

We liberals do sometimes forsake our vows of compassion for all mankind. -Molly Ivins

We must adjust our value systems and work to modify today's societies, in which economic interests are carried to the extreme and irrationally produce not merely objects, but weapons of war. These societies don't care about the destruction of the planet and mankind as long as they earn profits – it can't go on like this. -Laura Esquivel

I wish to add my mite towards expounding & interpreting the Almighty, & his laws & works, for the most effective use of mankind; and certainly, I should feel it no small glory if I were enabled to be one of his most noted prophets (using this word in my own peculiar sense) in this world. -Ada Lovelace

Every man on the planet should do some physical work: he should help in the bread-labor of mankind. He should also do some of the intellectual work: he should help in the thought-labor of mankind. In a word, every thinker should work, and every worker should think. -Edwin Markham

I am a writer, and the duty of a writer is not only to furnish pleasant pursuits for the mind and taste: he will be held accountable if things useful to the soul are not disseminated by his works and if nothing remains after him as a precept for mankind. -Nikolai Gogol

Hardly can it be judged whether it be better for mankind to believe that the gods have regard of us, or that they have none, considering that some men have no respect and reverence for the gods, and others so much that their superstition is a shame to them. -Pliny the Elder

We believe with all the strength of our spirit that mankind has a supreme, primary and irreplaceable need which can be satisfied only through Jesus Christ, the first-born among men, the head of the new humanity, in whom each individual reaches full self-realization. -Pope Paul VI

Union can achieve everything when sustained by gallant hearts and correct principles, while anarchy and insubordination must fail in the achievement of every thing beneficial and glorious to mankind. -Sam Houston

The paradigm of the 'Aquarian Conspiracy' sees humankind embedded in nature. It promotes the autonomous individual in a decentralized society… The new perspective respects the ecology of everything: birth, death, learning, health, family, work, science, spirituality, the arts, the community, relationships, politics. -Marilyn Ferguson

Preparation for a mission is important. A mission is a voluntary act of service to God and humankind. Missionaries support that privilege with their personal savings. Parents, families, friends, and donors to the General Missionary Fund may also assist. -Russell M. Nelson

I think it's time to explore our relationship to the hereafter and the now and determine whether or not there is a part mankind can play at this time to forestall the nuclear bubble breaking and the world coming to an end. -David Seltzer

I ask myself, 'What is the value of acting and the attention that actors get? And yet there are so many people in the world doing incredible things for mankind, and they don't get much attention.' I do question about that, but I don't think I would've been a great doctor. I think I would've been a good surgeon. That fascinated me. -Miranda Otto

I think that technology is the best thing that ever happened to mankind. It's an absurd notion that somehow, 'My God, what are we going to do when driverless cars come along?' It's going to save lives on the road. And maybe, one day, we'll all be working four days a week and not five or six days a week. -Jamie Dimon

It is easy for Americans to forget a simple fact that is very clear to the people around the world that yearn to live in this country: America is the best country in the entire damn world! It deserves to be made great again, because America is, in the words of President Ronald Reagan, 'the last best hope of mankind.' -Milo Yiannopoulos

Economic, social, and other kinds of regional cooperation are not possible so long as there is apartheid. Therefore, it seems the duty of all mankind to destroy it. -Samora Machel

I mean… mankind has for hundreds of years known that torture is not a very smart way to get information. It's horrible that we're going back to medieval times. -Stellan Skarsgard

The situation of America is new in the annals of mankind; her affairs cry haste, and speed must answer them. -John Paul Jones

The common class of mankind are actuated by no nobler principle than that of self-interest; this and this alone determines all adventurers in privateers: the owners, as well as those whom they employ. -John Paul Jones

I have sacrificed not only my favorite scheme of life, but the softer affections of the heart, and my prospects of domestic happiness, and I am ready to sacrifice my life also, with cheerfulness, if that forfeiture could restore peace and good will among mankind. -John Paul Jones

I am very willing to admit that I have some poetical abilities, and as few – if any – writers, either moral or political, are intimately acquainted with the classes of mankind among whom I have chiefly mingled, I may have seen men and manners in a different phasis from what is common, which may assist originality of thought. -Robert Burns

I think it would be difficult to argue that I'm a net-negative for womankind. I've tried pretty hard to bring in unusual female voices and perspectives. Not just young women and not just white women, either. I don't know that I'm the best target for improvement. I don't know that I'm the problem. -Ariel Levy

The thing about 'Wonder Woman,' which is very feminine and definitely different, is that her objective is to bring love and truth to mankind. -Patty Jenkins

China, as a major nation of the world, as one of five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, and as a member of the U.N. Council on Human Rights, should be contributing to peace for humankind and progress toward human rights. -Liu Xiaobo

When I first came to Wakefield Cathedral, I thought, 'How does man conceive to build something like this?' It's a building that has transcended time over the centuries, and you appreciate the magnitude of humankind's power and vision. When you're inside, you feel as though the rest of the world doesn't exist. -Jonathan Anderson

Depriving the oppressed of a beacon of hope could lose us the world we have built and thrived in. It could cost our reputation in history as the nation distinct from all others in our achievements, our identity, and our enduring influence on mankind. Our values are central to all three. -John McCain

My philosophy is that the digital revolution will make mankind happier and more productive, and that won't change over the next 300 years. If you don't stick to that original philosophy, even perfect control of a bunch of companies isn't going to do you any good. -Masayoshi Son

It struck me deep in my mind. Some day, the chip is going to surpass mankind's brain. -Masayoshi Son

I think the curiosity of mankind, that we want something unknown. Like, 500 years ago, humankind wanted to know what the other side of the ocean is, and it was a very risky project, and then we decided that probably we can fly; let's fly higher. And now we're flying space station, and still it's not enough for us: we want to know what's beyond. -Sergey Volkov

Fundamentally, mankind was unimportant in the ecological system. Then, in one fell swoop, an evolutionary blink of an eye, the human race is transformed from something unimportant to the most important thing in the world. -Yuval Noah Harari

In 1989, with the end of the Cold War and the collapse of communism, it seemed that the liberal story had won. The liberal story says that humankind is inevitably marching towards a global society of free markets and democratic politics. -Yuval Noah Harari

If you think about the great religions that have united large parts of humankind, people believe gods are very concrete – there is an angry old man in the sky, and if I do something wrong, he will punish me. -Yuval Noah Harari

'Humankind' is an attempt to think the human species without Nature and without humanity. -Timothy Morton

We've evolved over millions of years to sense the world around us. We use our five natural senses to perceive information. But the huge amount of information mankind has accumulated and stored online cannot be perceived by these senses. -Pranav Mistry

I am keen to serve one-sixth of the world's population where the miracles of science and technology would multiply manifold for betterment of mankind. -Pranav Mistry

Moliere exaggerates common vices of mankind: lust, greed, misanthropy, hypocrisy. We all have a touch of these. -Dakin Matthews

The true Resurrection is based not on the mythical lie of the guilty victim who deserves to die, but on the rectification of that lie, which comes from the true God and which reopens channels of communication mankind itself had closed through self-imprisonment in its own violent cultures. -Rene Girard

I am glad that mankind on the whole are dreamers. -Ajith Kumar

Baseball is a game of geometry, while football is a game of explosive emotion. Every emotion known to mankind is in that 60 minutes – pride, pain, dedication, satisfaction, fear. -Keith Jackson

I'm honored to be recognized among generations of astronauts who were at the forefront of exploring our universe for the benefit of humankind. -Ellen Ochoa

Only by observing the laws of nature can mankind avoid costly blunders in its exploitation. Any harm we inflict on nature will eventually return to haunt us. This is a reality we have to face. -Xi Jinping

Ever since about 1998, when humankind began fast-forwarding through the gradually-unfolding history of progress, like someone impatiently zipping through a YouTube clip in search of the best bits, we've grown accustomed to machines veering from essential to obsolete in the blink of a trimester. -Charlie Brooker

Humankind has mainly evolved in Africa, and we only left Africa very, very late in our evolutionary path. This means that there is very little genetic diversity among those who left Africa and very much genetic diversity among those who stayed. -Jens Martin Skibsted

Anybody who doesn't see the impact of climate change is really, I would say, myopic. They don't see the reality. It's so evident that we are destroying Mother Earth. This is not the problem of one country or a few countries: it is the problem of mankind. We need to work together to stop this. Otherwise, our future generations will simply disappear. -Juan Manuel Santos

I've been dedicated to the proposition that there's been no greater wealth-creation system in the history of mankind than the American free-enterprise system. -Jeb Hensarling

For the vast majority of mankind's history, economic activity consisted of finding energy and using energy. -Li Lu

Except for a very few elite pro racers up front, the Dakar Rally is not, at heart, a contest among the competitors; the battle, instead, is between mankind – more precisely, Western mankind, with all its fire-breathing machinery and inexorable arrogance – and Africa, which has been proving itself untamable for centuries now. -Jonathan Miles

Since the Beijing Olympics in 2008, our office has been discussing how we can make architecture more human and at one with nature. We need to ask ourselves, what legacy do we want to leave behind on humankind's urban culture? -Ma Yansong

Why not be a person who is loving towards humankind as a whole and people as individuals? -India Arie

We've always loved the automobile, and we all love Henry Ford's original vision to open the highways to all mankind, the freedom and movement. -Alan Mulally

I think the environment is the biggest threat mankind has ever faced. -John Hillcoat

Any way you want to slice it, the thing about the apocalypse is, since the beginning of time, it's the projection of mankind's worst fear. The day that, as a race, our number is up. -John Hillcoat

Safeguarding our common home is not only essential to protecting endangered species and preserving old-growth forests, it is also paramount to ending poverty, fighting injustice, and protecting the long-term survival of humankind and of our faith. -Catherine Cortez-Masto

The Apollo program certainly had no real commercial value. It was done for very different reasons and, I think, very good reasons for the time. It's an extraordinary achievement of mankind, but it wasn't sustainable. -Jeff Bezos

If we talk about art in general… all the works of art, each one of them could reflect a moment in the history of mankind, the time in which it was created. -Eduardo Risso

Like the invention of the printing press before it, the Internet has been the greatest instrumentality of free speech and the exchange of ideas in the history of mankind. -Scott Pruitt

The biblical world view with respect to these issues is that we have a responsibility to manage and cultivate, harvest the natural resources that we've been blessed with to truly bless our fellow mankind. -Scott Pruitt

Belonging has always been a fundamental driver of humankind. -Brian Chesky

I'm not downplaying my age – because humankind is such that people run away from their age. Especially women. Guys pretend not to care, but they do. Age is not a good thing to most human beings. But, being an alien, I embrace it. -Bernard Hopkins

In 1861, Bachofen published his radical thesis that the Amazons were not a myth but a fact. In his view, humanity started out under the rule of womankind and only switched to patriarchy at the dawn of civilization. -Amanda Foreman

I hope that vigorous space exploration continues and that humankind will have a space station that resides between Earth and the moon. Outside the gravitational field of Earth, we could launch robotic spacecraft to other destinations in our solar system. -Debra Fischer

Numerous studies have shown that global warming can actually be beneficial to mankind. -Jim Inhofe

The biggest honor is to be an astronaut. It's such a tremendous privilege to be able to represent humankind in our quest to explore space. -John M. Grunsfeld

Here we were, the only seven humans in space, repairing a telescope whose only purpose is to enrich the minds of people on planet Earth and increase our understanding of the workings of the universe. I can think of no better peaceful use of space for all humankind. -John M. Grunsfeld

The question I want to put forward is, 'Does the technology we are developing ultimately benefit mankind?' -Moshe Vardi

No major technological change has ever been instituted by mankind without an array of negative consequences. The motor car has meant liberation for millions, but it has also caused congestion, environmental damage, and a disturbing death toll on the roads. -Theo Paphitis

We were created to take care of, steward the land. That is mankind's purpose on earth, to steward and take care of the land as it feeds off of it. -Wes Studi

I have amassed an enormous amount of songs about every particular condition of humankind – children's songs, marriage songs, death songs, love songs, epic songs, mystical songs, songs of leaving, songs of meeting, songs of wonder. I pretty much have got a song for every occasion. -Donovan

'Star Trek' works for me because it deals with the petty issues of humankind. -Genesis P-Orridge

King Maxel is the greatest soul ever known to mankind. -Matt Hardy

Shakespeare did not consider himself the legislator of mankind. He faithfully records man's problems and does not evidently propose to solve them. -Allan Bloom

The accumulated experience of mankind in the struggle against exploitation, synthesized in Marxism, enabled the Mozambican revolutionary movement to benefit from and absorb that experience. -Samora Machel

If we do not know what humor is, that may be because we do not know what humankind is. -Steve Allen

At the end of the day, one of the biggest misconceptions of Ghost is that it's just about the devil. It's always been about mankind and living. -Tobias Forge

I think J. S. Bach's music stands among humankind's greatest accomplishments. For me, Bach's music is not only as good as music gets but also as good as it gets, period – as good as existence, reality, life, and the world. -Andrew W.K.

I don't believe in the separation between mankind and nature. Mankind is nature. -Jim Sarbh

Atheists do not seek to violently impose their non-belief onto others. They simply reject all gods inherent to the 10,000 religions known to mankind. -Gad Saad

European democracy, for me, is the best form of government invented by mankind. -Petro Poroshenko

Racist assumptions, ethnolinguistic assumptions of inferiority or superiority, are as old as mankind. -Ben Domenech

Father John Misty is rebelling not against repression or foolishness but the ephemeral nature of mankind. He seeks permanence in a fleeting age, and he does not find it because the one place he could find an answer, he considers closed off: a locked door. -Ben Domenech

There is no doubt our earth is warming and our seas rising – or that humankind is the cause. There is no evidence to refute this – or any genuine scientific counterargument in the climate change debate. -Bill Shorten

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