112 Total Quotes

Mankind Quotes

Henry David Thoreau
Good poetry seems too simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we wonder that all men are not always poets. Poetry is nothing but healthy speech.
Henry David Thoreau
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Abraham Maslow
The growing tip is a small proportion of mankind. They will carry on. As a matter of fact, that is what is happening with the whole humanistic synthesis now; the groundbreaking is done by a few people, and most of the stuff is just routine or mediocr
Abraham Maslow
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Plato
Every king springs from a race of slaves, and every slave had kings among his ancestors
Plato
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Alexander Hamilton
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
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William Hazlitt
If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago
William Hazlitt
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Alfred Adler
The human mind shows an urge to capture into fixed forms through unreal assumptions, that is, fictions, that which is chaotic, always in flux, and incomprehensible. Serving this urge, the child quite generally uses a scheme in order to act and to fin
Alfred Adler
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Susan Sontag
Religion is probably, after sex, the second oldest resource which human beings have available to them for blowing their minds
Susan Sontag
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If a psychiatric and scientific inquiry were to be made upon our rulers, mankind would be appalled at the disclosures.
Alfred Korzybski
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William Hazlitt
To think ill of mankind, and not to wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
William Hazlitt
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Mikhail Gorbachev
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
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Andy Warhol
I am a deeply superficial person.
Andy Warhol
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Adolf Hitler
Mankind grew strong through eternal struggle, it follows that he shall perish through eternal peace.
Adolf Hitler
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George Orwell
On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good and not quite all the time
George Orwell
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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
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I am so convinced of the advantages of looking at mankind instead of reading about them, . . . that I think there should be a law amongst us to set our young men abroad for a term among the few allies our wars have left us.
George Byron
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Lord Byron
I am so convinced of the advantages of looking at mankind instead of reading about them, and of the bitter effects of staying at home with all the narrow prejudices of an Islander, that I think there should be a law amongst us to set our young men abroad for a term among the few allies our wars have left us.
Lord Byron
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It is the most common abnormality that mankind has.
Dr. Bush
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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.
Edward Wilson
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History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind
Edward Gibbon
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John Adams
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind, whom should we serve?
John Adams
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Elbert Hubbard
Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.
Elbert Hubbard
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Charles Dickens
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other
Charles Dickens
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William Cowper
No wild enthusiast ever yet could rest, till half of mankind were, like himself, possest
William Cowper
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William Cullen Bryant
Here the free spirit of mankind, at length,Throws its last fetters off; and who shall placeA limit to the giant's unchained strength,Or curb his swiftness in the forward race?
William Cullen Bryant
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William Hazlitt
The generality of mankind are contented to be estimated by what they possess instead of what they are.
William Hazlitt
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William Hazlitt
Mankind are a herd of knaves and fools. It is necessary to join the crowd, or get out of their way, in order not to be trampled to death by them.
William Hazlitt
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William Hazlitt
To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem... ridiculous.
William Hazlitt
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Garth Brooks
When there's only one race, and that's mankind, we shall be free.
Garth Brooks
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To live in mankind is far more than to live in a name
Vachel Lindsay
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