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Politeness is the flower of humanity. Joseph Joubert

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Pray for your health first, then pray for humanity. Maxime Lagacé

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Humanity should be our race. Love should be our religion. Unknown

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Be a good human being, a warm hearted, affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief. 14th Dalai Lama

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If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa

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Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people. Roy T. Bennett

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Kindness is the best form of humanity. Doris Lee

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You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right. Rosa Parks

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The next evolutionary step for humankind is to move from man to kind. Unknown

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Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others. Unknown

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My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. Thomas Paine

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The more we take, the less there is for future generations. Phil Kingston

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All I have is a sense of duty toward all people and an attachment to those with whom I have become intimate. Albert Einstein

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Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential. Peace Pilgrim

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We are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things. Stephen Hawking

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The Best Humanity Quotes

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We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings. Albert Einstein

I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being. Jackie Robinson

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. Plato

One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. Malala Yousafzai

Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity. Marie Curie

Moral courage is the highest expression of humanity. Ralph Nader Click to tweet

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy

I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains. Anne Frank

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed. Mahatma Gandhi Click to tweet

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The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. Leo Tolstoy Click to tweet

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The simplest way to be happy is to do good. Helen Keller

Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back. Arthur Rubinstein Click to tweet

I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole. Malcolm X

Angry people want you to see how powerful they are. Loving people want you to see how powerful you are. Chief Red Eagle

I have no race prejudices, and I think I have no color prejudices or caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being-that is enough for me; he can’t be any worse. Mark Twain

We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. Charlie Chaplin

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King Jr

We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers. Martin Luther King Jr

Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart. Rumi

To be a man is to feel that one’s own stone contributes to building the edifice of the world. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. Desmond Tutu

This is my creed: Happiness is the only good; reason the only torch; justice the only worship, humanity the only religion, and love the only priest. Robert Green Ingersoll

I am constantly preoccupied with how to remove distance so that we can all come closer together, so that we can all begin to sense we are the same, we are one. David Hockney

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. Martin Luther King Jr

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

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

No religion is higher than humanity. Abdul Sattar Edhi

Humanity is so much more than the sum of humans. Unknown

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The Most Famous Humanity Quotes

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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller Click to tweet

Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma Gandhi

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. Neil Armstrong

The human race is just a chemical scum on a moderate-sized planet, orbiting around a very average star in the outer suburb of one among a hundred billion galaxies. We are so insignificant that I can’t believe the whole universe exists for our benefit. That would be like saying that you would disappear if I closed my eyes. Stephen Hawking

Embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important. Pope Francis

The great moral teachers of humanity were in a way artistic geniuses in the art of living. Albert Einstein

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. Albert Einstein

The future of humanity is in our hands. 14th Dalai Lama

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Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity. Maya Angelou

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If our tears do not lead us to act then we have lost the reason of our humanity, which is compassion. 14th Dalai Lama

Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future. Nelson Mandela

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. Nelson Mandela

We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race. We all share the same basic values. Kofi Annan

My friends, our challenge today is not to save Western civilization – or Eastern, for that matter. All civilization is at stake, and we can save it only if all peoples join together in the task. Kofi Annan Click to tweet

In the midst of economic recovery and global upheaval, disasters like this remind us of the common humanity that we share. Barack Obama (On Japan, March 17, 2011)

This is American leadership at its best. We stand with people who fight for their own freedom, and we rally other nations on behalf of our common security and common humanity. Barack Obama

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in. Theodore Roosevelt

The bond of our common humanity is stronger than the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices. Jimmy Carter

You want to max out your humanity by using your energy to lift yourself up, your family, and the people around you. Oprah Winfrey

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. Desmond Tutu

Benevolence is the characteristic element of humanity. Confucius

You must not lose faith in humanity. Mahatma Gandhi Click to tweet

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi

The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole human family as one. Mahatma Gandhi

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. Martin Luther King Jr

We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. Because of our involvement in humanity we must be concerned about every human being. Martin Luther King Jr

Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock. Sigmund Freud

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast. Oscar Wilde

Each person must live their life as a model for others. Rosa Parks

Short Humanity Quotes

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Comedy is the only hope for humanity. Roseanne Barr

Think higher, feel deeper. Elie Wiesel Click to tweet

Humanity needs to weep, and this is the time to weep. Pope Francis

Truth is on the side of the oppressed. Malcolm X

The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization. Karen Horney

The moment we stop fighting for each other, that’s the moment that we lose our humanity. Adrian Hemlsley (In the movie “2012”)

The human race has improved everything, but the human race. Adlai E. Stevenson

It’s all about humanity, humility, and integrity. Debra Wilson

We are not broken, we are just unfinished. Dawna Markova

Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man. Adam Smith

The more I see of man, the more I like dogs. Madame de Stael

God must love the common man, he made so many of them. Abraham Lincoln

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. Marie Curie

Every step we take on earth brings us to a new world. Federico Garcia Lorca

My humanity is a constant self-overcoming. Friedrich Nietzsche

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The only real nation is humanity. Paul Farmer

Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. Pema Chodron

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Unknown (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)

You don’t need a reason to help people. Unknown

Sometimes a hug is worth more than a thousand words. Unknown

I am not a human being; I am a human becoming. Unknown

Be the reason someone smiles today. Unknown

I would never trust a man who didn’t cry. Norman Schwarzkopf Click to tweet

The strides of humanity are slow, they can only be counted in centuries. Georg Buchner

The planet is fine. The people are fucked. George Carlin

To err is human, to forgive, divine. Alexander Pope

Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire. Thomas Keneally

All of our humanity is dependent upon recognizing the humanity in others. Desmond Tutu

Let’s be better humans. Unknown

See also: How Humility Will Make You the Greatest Person Ever (mindful.org)

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Inspirational Humanity Quotes

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If you want to awaken all of humanity, awaken all of yourself. Lao Tzu Click to tweet

Humanity’s best works are still ahead, in every single field, and this is likely to remain true for thousands of years. François Chollet

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. Malala Yousafzai

We were scared, but our fear was not as strong as our courage. Malala Yousafzai

At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can. Frida Kahlo

Progress is the attraction that moves humanity. Marcus Garvey

We have to do the best we are capable of. This is our sacred human responsibility. Albert Einstien

This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people. Walt Whitman

People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed by one book. Malcolm X

Our most important task as a nation is to make sure all our young people can achieve their dreams. Barack Obama

One of the biggest lies in the story of humanity is the lie of our imperfection. Miguel Angel Ruiz

The world is truly beautiful solely in the eyes of a true philosopher. Kedar Joshi

Part 1. A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. Albert Einstein

Part 2. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. Albert Einstein

Part 3. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Albert Einstein

Part 4. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Albert Einstein

We must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph. Elie Wiesel

Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world. Elie Wiesel

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Since we live in this world, we have to do our best for this world. Aung San Suu Kyi

Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness. R.J. Palacio

Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world. Margaret Laurence

To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control, that can lead you to be shattered in very extreme circumstances for which you were not to blame. That says something very important about the condition of the ethical life: that it is based on a trust in the uncertain and on a willingness to be exposed; it’s based on being more like a plant than like a jewel, something rather fragile, but whose very particular beauty is inseparable from that fragility. Martha Nussbaum

It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. Edmund Burke

I don’t believe in people just hoping. We work for what we want. I always say that one has no right to hope without endeavor. Aung San Suu Kyi

Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground. Rosa Parks

People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically … No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in. Rosa Parks

We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding the world – introspection. We discover that humanity may resemble us very considerably – that the best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbors is to know ourselves. Walter Lippmann (Related topic: introvert)

The true test of a character is to face hard conditions with the determination to make them better. Helen Keller

I’ve found that there is always some beauty left – in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself. Anne Frank

Even one voice can be heard loudly all over the world in this day and age. Aung San Suu Kyi

One person of integrity can make a difference. Elie Wiesel

What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful. Brené Brown

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Deep Humanity Sayings

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I believe that mankind’s destiny lies in the stars. Neil Gaiman Click to tweet

All human eyes have longing in them. Ernesto Cardenal

We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced. Malala Yousafzai

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann Click to tweet

Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. Rosa Parks

Enjoying the joys of others and suffering with them – these are the best guides for men. Albert Einstein

Man can find meaning in life, short and perilous as it is, only through devoting himself to society. Albert Einstein

My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. Albert Einstein

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Louis Pasteur

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence. Charles Bukowski

The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. Stephen Biko

How many disasters do we need to unite humanity. Loesje

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

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There is nothing on earth divine except humanity. Walter Savage Landor

On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time. George Orwell

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver

Act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other, never merely as a means to an end, but always at the same time as an end. Immanuel Kant

What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven. Chuck Palahniuk

All things in this vast universe exist in you, with you, and for you. Kahlil Gibran Click to tweet

Is man’s civilization only a wrappage, through which the savage nature of him can still burst, infernal as ever? Thomas Carlyle

What Darwin was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we were the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous motherfuckers in the jungle. Stephen King

In times of danger large groups rise to the highest pitch of enthusiasm, courage and sacrifice… Mankind will be refashioned and history rewritten when this law is understood and obeyed. Helen Keller

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Human beings seem to be a poor invention. If they are the noblest works of God where is the ignoblest? Mark Twain

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. Thomas Paine

Humanity is the refuse of spirit. James Lendall Basford

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Wise Humanity Sayings

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We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane. Kurt Vonnegut Click to tweet

I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth, and not ruled by it. Pope Francis

People have become educated but have not become human. Abdul Sattar Edhi

Dream for a better world and for a better humanity, not for a better car and a bigger house. Thibaut

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual. Albert Einstein

If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent. Warren Buffett

I’m not impressed by money, social status or job title. I’m impressed by the way someone treats other human beings. Unknown

There can be no high civilization where there is not ample leisure. Henry Ward Beecher

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller

The only worthwhile achievements of man are those which are socially useful. Alfred Adler

It is only our humanity that can deliver us from the brutality of our achievements. Henry Rollins

Just be good. I’m good. Not because I think I’ll go to heaven but because when I do something bad, I feel bad. And when I do something good, I feel good. Ricky Gervais

While we are sitting in meditation, we are simply exploring humanity and all of creation in the form of ourselves. Pema Chodron

We can become extremely wise and sensitive to all of humanity and the whole universe simply by knowing ourselves, just as we are. Pema Chodron

Being human is given. But keeping our humanity is a choice. Unknown

I am not religious. I am a humanist because human beings are more important than dogma an traditions. Unknown

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The universe is my country and the human family is my tribe. Kahlil Gibran Click to tweet

Our chief usefulness to humanity rests on our combining power with high purpose. Power undirected by high purpose spells calamity, and high purpose by itself is utterly useless if the power to put it into effect is lacking. Theodore Roosevelt

Wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics without principles. Mahatma Gandhi

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. Albert Einstein

Take care that you don’t treat inhumanity as it treats human beings. Marcus Aurelius

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. Oscar Wilde

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher. Victor Hugo

You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. George Bernard Shaw

See also: 5 ways to improve health and well-being for all (weforum.org)

Part 3. Poems About Humanity

Three passions have governed my life:
The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of humankind.

Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.

With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
I have wished to understand the hearts of people.
I have wished to know why the stars shine.

Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.

This has been my life; I found it worth living.
George Bernard Shaw

Part 4. Conclusion

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How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. William Shakespeare Click to tweet

Call to action: Read 25 Ways to Help a Fellow Human Being Today (zenhabits.net)

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

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  1. I am constantly preoccupied with how to remove distance so that we can all come closer together, so that we can all begin to sense we are the same, we are one. David Hockney

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