100+ Best Humanity Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational humanity quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Humanity Quotes

I feel like vocals are to music what portraits are to painting. They’re the humanity. Landscapes are good and fine, but at the end of the day everyone loves the Mona Lisa. — Grimes

My illness has taught me something about the nature of humanity, love, brotherhood and relationships that I never understood, and probably never would have. So, from that standpoint, there is some truth and good in everything. — Lee Atwater

The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man. — Charles Sumner

Humanity is in my heart. Do I suffer fools? No. Am I a stickler for my profession? Yes. I am a task master? Yes. My military background, football background, I’m a team player all the way, and I love winning. — Isaiah Washington

If everyone howled at every injustice, every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness, then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity. — Nelson DeMille

Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy. — Franz Werfel

A Truth is the subjective development of that which is at once both new and universal. New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation. Universal: that which can interest, rightly, every human individual, according to his pure humanity. — Alain Badiou

Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment — Owen Feltham

There’s a call to adventure. It’s something in the inner psyche of humanity, particularly males. — Gary Gygax

By virtue of being born to humanity, every human being has a right to the development and fulfillment of his potentialities as a human being. — Ashley Montagu

Humanity is a crazy contradiction. I accept us for who we are. We’re not that great. Every time we take a step forward we go back to the same primitive behavior. We’re meant to be this way. It’s not our fault, it’s just who we are. — Colin Quinn

We need a self because the complexity of the chemical processes that make up our individual humanities exceeds the processing power of our brains. — Mohsin Hamid

Every day sees humanity more victorious in the struggle with space and time. — Guglielmo Marconi

What is a historian, anyway? It is someone who uses facts to record the development of humanity. — Lion Feuchtwanger

So long as you are ready to die for humanity, the life of your country is immortal. — Giuseppe Mazzini

Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves. — William Hazlitt

Humanity may endure the loss of everything; all its possessions may be turned away without infringing its true dignity – all but the possibility of improvement. — Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Because of the inherent challenges of life on the earth, all of humanity is vulnerable. This is all the more reason to seek the kingdom of heaven within and find the peace that leads to understanding. — Mike Love

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity. — Nelson Algren

Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts. — Ezra Pound

To strip a man of all loyalties but those to the state, makes him not only a worm but a monster, without a shred of humanity. — Haniel Long

The cultured man is an artist, an artist in humanity. — Ashley Montagu

My work always presents problems in our society. Those problems may be anything from injustice to freedom, and everything related to humanity. — Okky Madasari

Having read the histories of other countries, I saw that expansion was everything, and that the world’s surface being limited, the great object of present humanity should be to take as much of the world as it possibly could. — Cecil Rhodes

Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity. — Henri Nouwen

Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity. Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage, destructive nihilism. — Alain Badiou

Of course, we are all egoists. Egoism is so much a part of our humanity. — F. Sionil Jose

Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in the face of awful adversity. Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God. — Silvia Cartwright

The straight line leads to the downfall of humanity. — Friedensreich Hundertwasser

It’s true that humanity has seen a succession of crises, wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset by advances in technology and cultural exchanges. — Abbe Pierre

The law of humanity ought to be composed of the past, the present, and the future, that we bear within us; whoever possesses but one of these terms, has but a fragment of the law of the moral world. — Edgar Quinet

I try to be as honest about what I see and to speak rather than be silent, especially if it means I can save lives, or serve humanity. — Sandra Cisneros

The materials of the novelist must be real; they must be gathered from the field of humanity by his actual observation. — Goldwin Smith

In a world of democracies, in a world where the great projects that have set humanity on fire are the projects of the emancipation of individuals from entrenched social division and hierarchy; in such a world individuals must never be puppets or prisoners of the societies or cultures into which they have been born. — Roberto Unger

When I was born in 1942, World War II was still going. And I began to realize when I became a young adult that if we don’t teach our kids a better way of relating to their fellow human beings, the very future of humanity on the planet is in jeopardy. — Graham Nash

The humanities need to be defended today against the encroachments of physical science, as they once needed to be against the encroachment of theology. — Irving Babbitt

I have an idealistic view of science as a liberalising and progressive force for humanity. — Paul Nurse

From our broadcasting box you can’t see any grass at all. It is simply a carpet of humanity. — Richie Benaud

The main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human. — Aaron Carter

Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life. — Connie Mack

Humanity needs dreams to be able to survive the miseries of daily existence, even if only for an instant. — Oscar Niemeyer

The way I look at humanity, I don’t think there’s good guys or bad guys. We’re all potentially bad and potentially good. — Stellan Skarsgard

Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country. — Marquis de Lafayette

The United States cannot feed every person, lift every person out of poverty, cure every disease, or stop every conflict. But our power and status have conferred upon us a tremendous responsibility to humanity. — Richard Lugar

Acting for me is finding those things that, finding the strings of humanity that tie us all together. And you only find that by living life and loving and breaking up. — Julian Morris

With the exception of certain rodents, no other vertebrate except Homo sapiens habitually destroys members of his own species. — Anthony Storr

I have worked with Habitat for Humanity for awhile. — Harry Connick, Jr.

I came up with the term ‘mindfreak’ because I didn’t like the word ‘magician.’ I felt like I wanted to coin a term that would be basically the reaction to my art. It would be a mindfreak and so that’s why I came up with that. But, many people say I’m really a student of humanity and psychology. — Criss Angel

As humanity goes online, it’s becoming an extremely advanced, large-scale processing unit. — Luis von Ahn

The problem in the 19th century with information was that we lived in a culture of information scarcity, and so humanity addressed that problem beginning with photography and telegraphy and the – in the 1840s. We tried to solve the problem of overcoming the limitations of space, time, and form. — Neil Postman

Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception, of humanity. — Antoine Rivarol

Humanity’s become a product and when humanity is a product, you get Auschwitz and you get Chair. — Edward Bond

We cannot but feel uneasy about the losses caused by humanity themselves. Apart from the losses of life and property in destructive wars, the environment and natural resources are also being destroyed by human hands. — Nong Duc Manh

When I meet a new person, I am on the lookout for signs of what he or she is loyal to. It is a preliminary clue to the sense of belonging, and hence of his or her humanity. — Haniel Long

I believe I am doing the work for humanity. This show is so uplifting. — Howard Stern

If humanity is being swallowed by a modern primitivism, imagination might be the thing that saves us all. — Geoffrey S. Fletcher

Celibacy is not just a matter of not having sex. It is a way of admiring a person for their humanity, maybe even for their beauty. — Timothy Radcliffe

At the end of the day, you have to find the humanity in you in each character. — Russell Hornsby

The first months at Harvard were more than challenging, as I came to the realization that the humanities could be genuinely interesting, and, in fact, given the weaknesses of my background, very difficult. — Philip Warren Anderson

Humanity could only have survived and flourished if it held social and personal values that transcended the urges of the individual, embodying selfish desires – and these stem from the sense of a transcendent good. — Arthur Peacocke

Climate change was a point of division between Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney. The president declared climate change a global threat, acknowledged that the actions of humanity were deepening the crisis, and pledged to do something about it if elected. — Ron Fournier

A group of reptilian humanoids, called the Babylonian Brotherhood, control humanity. — David Icke

Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff. — Sojourner Truth

All the great things of humanity have been accomplished in the name of absolute principles. — Ernest Renan

One’s own self-worth is tied to the worth of the community to which one belongs, which is intimately connected to humanity in general. What happens in Darfur becomes an assault on my own community, and on me as an individual. That’s what the human family is all about. — Wole Soyinka

I know of no greater work for humanity than in the cause of peace, which can only be achieved by the earnest efforts of nations and peoples. — Frank B. Kellogg

We cannot understand our humanity just by studying individuals. — Nicholas A. Christakis

Humanity is not a church made of stone, in which vault after vault lies open. — Goran Persson

A street thug and a paid killer are professionals – beasts of prey, if you will, who have dissociated themselves from the rest of humanity and can now see human beings in the same way that trout fishermen see trout. — Willard Gaylin

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. — Jean Arp

My mission is a cosmic mission. My concern is for all of humanity, and not only this present world, but the world hereafter. My mission penetrates the past, present, and future, and encompasses all humanity. — Sun Myung Moon

The independent girl is truly of quite modern origin, and usually is a most bewitching little piece of humanity. — Lou Henry Hoover

Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society. — John Ralston Saul

A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism. — Irving Babbitt

I have viewed the West as if it were not only the salvation of China but also the natural and ultimate destination of all humanity. — Liu Xiaobo

We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity. — George Soros

How prone poor Humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom, and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking up to the clear blue sky. — E. T. A. Hoffmann

Many words will be written on the wind and the sand, or end up in some obscure digital vault. But the storytelling will go on until the last human being stops listening. Then we can send the great chronicle of humanity out into the endless universe. — Henning Mankell

May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure. — Pierre de Coubertin

A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it. — Jean Rostand

I often write about nonreligious people, and I try to find situations where their sense of humanity is restored or discovered. I think you can be a good person in many ways. And I think you often have to be careful that prayer can seem superficial, because it’s a very complicated thing to love your neighbor as yourself. — Horton Foote

The most wonderful study of mankind is man. Relieving human suffering and diffusing universal knowledge is humanitarian. — Daniel D. Palmer

Humanity will live as long as there are humans. — Vasily Grossman

The adequate study of culture, our own and those on the opposite side of the globe, can press on to fulfillment only as we learn today from the humanities as well as from the scientists. — Ruth Benedict

I feel my job as an actor is to explore all sides of humanity. — Kyra Sedgwick

There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough – there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph. — Robert Frank

The age of chivalry has gone; the age of humanity has come. — Charles Sumner

I’ve worked a lot with Noah Baumbach, and he doesn’t make it easy to like his characters, but the stories are funny and witty and there’s an edge to that kind of humanity. — Ciaran Hinds

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. — Aristophanes

Going to war was the only unselfish thing I have ever done for humanity. — David Niven

What I’m trying to say is the Holocaust was a horrific crime against humanity and frankly, I would never want to see that repeated. — Paul LePage

Coming to know one another based on a shared humanity through dialogue is the key to breaking down the walls of isolation and reversing the decline of life-to-life bonds among human beings. — Vinessa Shaw

If not now, then when? If not you, then who? If we are able to answer these fundamental questions, then perhaps we can wipe away the blot of human slavery — Kailash Satyarthi

Beauty connotes humanity. We call a natural object beautiful because we see that its form expresses fitness, the perfect fulfillment of function. — Moshe Safdie

We live in a materialist world, and materialism appeals so strongly to humanity, no matter where. — Wole Soyinka

For me, with me, making a film is always about humanity. — Michael B. Jordan

He’s not rewarding us by talking to us. He’s talking to us because He has something to say to us directly, as opposed to the things He says to all humanity. — Gene Wolfe

To my mind, a well-developed sense of humor is the surest indication of a person’s humanity, no matter how black and bitter that humor may be. — Thomas Ligotti

Humanity is actually under the control of dinosaur-like alien reptiles called the Babylon Brotherhood who must consume human blood to maintain their human appearance. — David Icke

If you play it safe every time, then you’re missing the best part of acting. You haven’t learned anything about your humanity. — Brit Marling

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