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Mankind Quotes

There are billions of humans living on Earth. How have human beings evolved to such a huge number? The origin is highly debated between evolutionists who say that humans are a result of time, chance and survival and others who say that they are ‘special and creative acts of God’. Any which way, mankind has evolved from chimps or apes to what they have become now. It would be interesting to know how Charles Darwin came up with the theory of evolution, but for now, some famous human being quotes should do!

Theodore Roosevelt

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal after wards.

Thomas Paine

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.

Thomas Jefferson

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.

H. P. Lovecraft

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.

Gene Tierney

Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.

Thomas Mann

A man lives not only his personal life, as an individual, but also, consciously or unconsciously, the life of his epoch and his contemporaries.

Eudora Welty

Greater than scene is situation. Greater than situation is implication. Greater than all of these is a single, entire human being, who will never be confined in any frame.

Charles Kingsley

Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.

Thomas Paine

I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.

Soren Kierkegaard

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.

Thomas Hobbes

A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous.

Thomas Mann

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.

H. P. Lovecraft

The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.

Soren Kierkegaard

At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music is the universal language of mankind.

Thomas Mann

He who loves the more is the inferior and must suffer.

Thomas Hobbes

The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.

Dalai Lama

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

Charles Kingsley

There is a great deal of human nature in man.

Thomas Paine

Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.

Thomas Hobbes

The condition of man... is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.

Eudora Welty

What I do in the writing of any character is to try to enter into the mind, heart and skin of a human being who is not myself. It is the act of a writer's imagination that I set the most high.

Franklin P. Jones

You never realize what a good memory you have until you try to forget something.

Salvador Dali

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.

Bertrand Russell

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.

Salvador Dali

The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.

Thomas Jefferson

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

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Thomas Mann

Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate.

Adolf Hitler

Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Joseph Conrad

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

George Washington

Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.

Victor Hugo

Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.

John F. Kennedy

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.

Mark Twain

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.

H. L. Mencken

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

Albert Einstein

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

Benjamin Franklin

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.

Henry Ward Beecher

All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

Woodrow Wilson

What we seek is the reign of law, based upon the consent of the governed and sustained by the organized opinion of mankind.

George Santayana

Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All mankind love a lover.

Aldous Huxley

The proper study of mankind is books.

Christmas began in the heart of God. It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.

Where man sees but withered leaves, God sees sweet flowers growing.