humanity

A Quote by Luther Burbank on blessings, children, evolution, fulfillment, god, happiness, health, humanity, intelligence, life, love, nature, observation, plants, principles, progress, simplicity, and world

I see humanity now as one vast plant, needing for its highest fulfillment only love, the natural blessings of the great outdoors, and intelligent crossing and selection. In the span of my own lifetime I observed such wondrous progress in plant evolution that I look forward optimistically to a healthy, happy world as soon as its children are taught the principles of simple and rational living. We must return to nature and nature's god.

Luther Burbank (1849 - 1926)

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A Quote by Louis Pasteur on country, humanity, intelligence, knowledge, nations, science, thought, and world

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.

Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895)

Source: René Dubos, Pasteur and Modern Science, Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1960, p. 145.

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A Quote by Louis (Lajos) Kossuth on desires, freedom, humanity, and world

The cause of freedom is identified with the destinies of humanity, and in whatever part of the world it gains ground by and by, it will be a common gain to all those who desire it.

Louis Kossuth (1802 - 1894)

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A Quote by Lorenzo Snow on brevity, discovery, happiness, history, humanity, impossibility, improvement, intelligence, inventions, justice, liberty, life, progress, sharing, and world

A new century dawns upon the world today. The hundred years just completed were the most momentous in the history of man upon this planet. It would be impossible in a hundred days to make even a brief summary of the notable events, the marvelous developments, the grand achievements and the beneficial inventions and discoveries, which mark the progress of the ten decades now left behind in the ceaseless march of humanity. The very mention of the nineteenth century suggested advancement, improvement, liberty and light. Happy are we to have lived amidst its wonders and shared in the riches of its treasures of intelligence!

Lorenzo Snow (1814 - 1901)

Source: On January 1, 1901, the First Presidency greeted the world:

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A Quote by Loren Eiseley on acceptance, art, generations, genius, humanity, popularity, scientists, and tragedy

It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man. If he is more than a popular story-teller it may take humanity a generation to absorb and grow accustomed to the new geography with which the scientist or artist presents us. Even then, perhaps only the more imaginative and literate may accept him. Subconsciously the genius is feared as an image breaker; frequently he does not accept the opinions of the mass, or man's opinion of himself.

Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977)

Source: The Mind as Nature

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on achievement, aim, art, conformity, correction, errors, history, hope, humanity, individuality, justice, laws, mathematics, mind, observation, problems, separation, solution, understanding, and yieldi

A modern branch of mathematics, having achieved the art of dealing with the infinitely small, can now yield solutions in other more complex problems of motion, which used to appear insoluble. This modern branch of mathematics, unknown to the ancients, when dealing with problems of motion, admits the conception of the infinitely small, and so conforms to the chief condition of motion (absolute continuity) and thereby corrects the inevitable error which the human mind cannot avoid when dealing with separate elements of motion instead of examining continuous motion. In seeking the laws of historical movement just the same thing happens. The movement of humanity, arising as it does from innumerable human wills, is continuous. To understand the laws of this continuous movement is the aim of history. Only by taking an infinitesimally small unit for observation (the differential of history, that is, the individual tendencies of man) and attaining to the art of integrating them (that is, finding the sum of these infinitesimals) can we hope to arrive at the laws of history.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: War and Peace.

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on humanity, life, and meaning

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on change, humanity, change the world, self, and responsibility

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Kevin Harris on humanity and religion

Religion; Humanity's greatest folly, greatest curse.

Kevin Harris

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A Quote by Karl von Clausewitz on body, feeling, humanity, respect, and war

Let us not hear of generals who conquer without bloodshed. If a bloody slaughter is a horrible sight, then that is a ground for paying more respect to war but not for making the sword we wear blunter and blunter by degrees from feelings of humanity, until someone steps in with one that is sharp and lops off the arm from our body.

Karl von Clausewitz (1780 - 1831)

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