By Maxime Lagacé
Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm, powerful, and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.
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Here are 100 of the best humanity quotes I could find.
What’s my goal?
Simply to inspire you with great words from the most loving and unifying people in history.
You’ll discover quotes by Einstein, Obama, Martin Luther King Jr, and more.
Politeness is the flower of humanity. Joseph Joubert
Pray for your health first, then pray for humanity. Maxime Lagacé
Humanity should be our race. Love should be our religion. Unknown
Be a good human being, a warm hearted, affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief. 14th Dalai Lama
If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa
Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people. Roy T. Bennett
Kindness is the best form of humanity. Doris Lee
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right. Rosa Parks
The next evolutionary step for humankind is to move from man to kind. Unknown
Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others. Unknown
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. Thomas Paine
The more we take, the less there is for future generations. Phil Kingston
All I have is a sense of duty toward all people and an attachment to those with whom I have become intimate. Albert Einstein
Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential. Peace Pilgrim
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
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
Moral courage is the highest expression of humanity. Ralph Nader
Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity. Marie Curie
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. 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
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
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
If you want to awaken all of humanity, awaken all of yourself. Lao Tzu
Praise what you want to see in the world. Maxime Lagacé
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
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
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
Since we live in this world, we have to do our best for this world. Aung San Suu Kyi
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
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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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller
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
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma Gandhi
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
Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity. Maya Angelou
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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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
If our tears do not lead us to act then we have lost the reason of our humanity, which is compassion. 14th Dalai Lama
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
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)
I believe that mankind’s destiny lies in the stars. Neil Gaiman
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
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. Desmond Tutu
Benevolence is the characteristic element of humanity. Confucius
We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane. Kurt Vonnegut
You must not lose faith in humanity. Mahatma Gandhi
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
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
Humanity needs to weep, and this is the time to weep. Pope Francis
Truth is on the side of the oppressed. Malcolm X
Above all else, we’re human. We’re one tribe. Lex Fridman (Source)
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 universe is my country and the human family is my tribe. Kahlil Gibran
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
Every step we take on earth brings us to a new world. Federico Garcia Lorca
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. Marie Curie
My humanity is a constant self-overcoming. Friedrich Nietzsche
The only real nation is humanity. Paul Farmer
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Unknown
You don’t need a reason to help people. Unknown
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. Pema Chodron
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
Humanity is beautiful, even in the darkest times. Lex Fridman (Source)
There is nothing on earth divine except humanity. Walter Savage Landor
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
I would never trust a man who didn’t cry. Norman Schwarzkopf
All of our humanity is dependent upon recognizing the humanity in others. Desmond Tutu
To err is human, to forgive, divine. Alexander Pope
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. William Shakespeare
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- Your health
- Your people
- To be a good human being
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