humanity

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on tom robbins, still life with a woodpecker, humanity, and innovation

Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

Source: Still Life with Woodpecker

Contributed by: Trista

A Quote by Sol Luckman on luke soloman, begging, money, survival, human, humanity, human nature, generosity, crisis, good samaritan, selfish, greedy, philanthropy, philanthropist, and goodwill

It takes money to make money, even begging. Humans are herd animals. If a stranger’s bleeding to death beside the road, most people won’t stop to offer a Band-Aid. But get the ball rolling with a couple Good Samaritans, and before you know it you’ve got more eager philanthropists than you know what to do with.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 76..77

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by John Welwood on love and humanity

Boundless love always manages somehow to sparkle through your limited form.

John Welwood

Source: Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the Heart, Pages: 54

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Helena Roerich on woman, mother, son, and humanity

1 March,1929. The approaching great epoch is closely connected with the ascendancy of woman. As in the best days of humanity, the future epoch will again offer woman her rightful place along side her eternal fellow traveler and co-worker, man. You must remember that the grandeur of the Cosmos is built by the dual Origin. Is it possible, therefore, to belittle one Element of It?

All the present and coming miseries and the cosmic cataclysms to a great degree result from the subjugation and abasement of woman. The dreadful decline of morality, the diseases and degeneration of some nations are also the results of the slavish dependence of woman. Woman is deprived of the greatest human privilege-complete participation in creative thought and constructive work. She is deprived not only of equal rights but, in many countries, of equal education with man. She is not allowed to express her abilities in the building of social and government life, of which, by Cosmic Law and Right, she is a full-fledged member. But a woman slave can give to the world slaves only. The proverb "great mother, great son" has a cosmic, scientific foundation. As sons mostly take after their mothers, and daughters after fathers, great is cosmic justice! By humiliating woman, man humiliates himself! This explains today the paucity of man's genius

The woman who strives to knowledge and beauty, who realizes her lofty responsibility, will greatly uplift the whole level of life. There will be no place for disgusting vices which lead to the degeneration, and destruction of whole countries.

Helena Roerich

Source: http://sangha.net/library/urusvati/WOMAN.html#Letters%20of%20Helena%20Roerich,%20Volume%201,

Contributed by: kalani-ohana

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on men, humanity, fall, back, get up, effort, talk, action, practice, life, sin, redemption, and throeau

Men will lie on their backs, talking about the fall of man, and never make an effort to get up.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Life Without Principle, http://thoreau.eserver.org/life1.html

Contributed by: KevinBeck

A Quote by Epictetus on community, compassion, humanity, and grace

The universe is but one great city, full of beloved ones, divine and human by nature, endeared to each other.

Epictetus (c. 50 - 120)

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on universal, service, history, contribution, self, and humanity

Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal aims of humanity.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Contributed by: andre

A Quote by Eric on faith, ideas, humanity, wise quote, and eric vance walton

" Faith is the womb in which all worthwhile and spectacular things have ever been born."

Eric Walton

Contributed by: Eric

A Quote by Mark Twain on animals, pets, cats, evolution, man, humanity, humans, and slavery

Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash; that one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Notebook, 1894

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

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