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Wise Quotes about Mankind

May you find great value in these Mankind quotes and sayings.

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

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

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.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Friendship is the only thing in the world
concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
- Cicero


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

All mankind love a lover.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
- Mark Twain

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mankind are more disposed to suffer,
while evils are sufferable,
than to right themselves by abolishing
the forms to which they are accustomed.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

You want to do mankind a real service?
Tell funnier jokes.
- the Woody Allen movie Stardust Memories (1980)

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

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.

Give me the luxuries of life
and I will willingly do without the necessities.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Give yourself permission to allow this moment to be exactly as it is,
and allow yourself to be exactly as you are.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

What is to give light must endure the burning.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
- Aristotle

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sacrifice everything, and give up nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

I give thanks for both my bloom and my thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never give in - never, never, never, never.
- Winston Churchill

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To let go means to give up coercing, resisting, or struggling,
in exchange for something more powerful and wholesome
which comes out of allowing things to be as they are
without getting caught up in your attraction to or rejection of them,
in the intrinsic stickiness of wanting, of liking and disliking.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

From what we get, we can make a living:
what we give, however makes a life.
- Arthur Ashe

You can't get unless you give.
And you have to give without wanting to get.
- Theodore H. White

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

Luck marches with those who give their very best.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

Never, never, never give up.
- Winston Churchill

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Circumstances don't defeat you -
you defeat yourself when you give up.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Give thanks for the rain in your life
which waters the flowers of your soul.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I won't give up 'til goats sing and walruses fly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have zest and enthusiasm
you attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.
- Norman Vincent Peale


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