Humanity Quotes

Humanity Quotes; Sayings About Humans, Mankind & the World

"In nature a repulsive caterpillar turns into a lovely butterfly. But with humans it is the other way around: a lovely butterfly turns into a repulsive caterpillar." -- Anton Chekhov
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“Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.” — Albert Camus

“A human being: an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.” — Christopher Morley

“Our behavior is human with a sliver of animal, our souls animal with a sliver of human.” — Carrie Latet

“The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours.” — Bertrand Russell

"Man is harder than rock and more fragile than an egg." -- Yugoslav Proverb
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“The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.” — Sigmund Freud

“Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.” — Turkish Proverb

“Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.” — John Steinbeck

“Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.” — Aldous Huxley

“We are perverse creatures and never satisfied.” — Nan Fairbrother

“Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.” — Robert Ingersoll

“Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.” — David Herbert Lawrence

"Culture is roughly anything we do and the monkeys don't." -- Lord Raglan
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“I demand of you, and of the whole world, that you show me a generic character… by which to distinguish between Man and Ape. I myself most assuredly know of none.” — Carl Linnaeus

“We’re animals. We’re born like every other mammal and we live our whole lives around disguised animal thoughts.” — Barbara Kingsolver

“Man is a strange animal, he doesn’t like to read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.” — Adlai Stevenson

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“Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.” — B. F. Skinner

"We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs." -- Syrus
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“Everyone is as God made him, and often a good deal worse.” — Miguel de Cervantes

“There are too many people, and too few human beings.” — Robert Zend

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius

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“Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.” — R. Buckminister Fuller

"The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race." -- Don Marquis
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“Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.” — Mark Twain

“Nature does not deceive us; it is we who deceive ourselves.” — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.” — Niccolo Machiavelli

“Nobody knows the age of the human race, but everybody agrees that it is old enough to know better.”

“As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.” — Voltaire

“Evolution is individual – devolution is collective.” — Martin H. Fischer

"Opportunities fly by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone." -- Jerome K. Jerome
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“Men! The only animal in the world to fear.” — D. H. Lawrence

“Man – a being in search of meaning.” — Plato

“The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded.” — Gustave Flaubert

“Nothing feebler does earth nurture than man,
Of all things breathing and moving.”
— Homer, Odyssey

“Men are cruel, but Man is kind.” — Rabindranath Tagore

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal." -- Albert Pine
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“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.” — Albert Einstein

“Adam ate the apple, and our teeth still ache.” — Hungarian Proverb

“Why was man created on the last day? So that he can be told, when pride possesses him: God created the gnat before thee.” — The Talmud 

“Man – a creature made at the end of the week’s work when God was tired.” — Mark Twain

“What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.” — Henry Havelock Ellis

“The human race is governed by its imagination.” — Napoleon

“Human beings cling to their delicious tyrannies and to their exquisite nonsense, till death stares them in the face.” — Sydney Smith

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