A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on belief, humanity, jesus, meaning, misery, people, pity, strength, suffering, and weakness

Humanity looks upon Jesus the Nazarene as a poor-born Who suffered misery and humiliation with all of the weak. And He is pitied, for Humanity believes He was crucified painfully. . . . And all that Humanity offers to Him is crying and wailing and lamentation. For centuries Humanity has been worshiping weakness in the person of the Savior. The Nazarene was not weak! He was strong and is strong! But the people refuse to heed the true meaning of strength.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on duty, freedom, humanity, nobility, oppression, slavery, society, spirit, and truth

They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Spirits Rebellious

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on divinity, humanity, and listening

Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Voice of the Poet

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A Quote by Juan Gines de Sepulveda on blessings, doubt, genius, humanity, men, people, perspective, posterity, prudence, and religion

In Spain in the meantime, Aristotelian scholar Juan Gines de Sepulveda was putting the impolitic moralizing of Las Casas into proper perspective for posterity: "Compare then the blessings enjoyed by Spaniards of prudence, genius, magnanimity, temperance, humanity, and religion with those of the little men [the Indians] in whom you will scarcely find even vestiges of humanity. . . . How can we doubt that these people - so uncivilized, so barbaric, contaminated with so many impieties and obscenities - have been justly conquered?

Juan Gines de Sepulveda

Source: Democrates alter sive de justis belli causis apud Indios, 1547

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on dedication, humanity, and life

One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on good, humanity, and life

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater on boldness, faith, giving, and humanity

I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. Noone who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741 - 1801)

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A Quote by Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi on children, earth, home, humanity, joy, and parenthood

Our home joys are the most delightful earth affords, and the joy of parents in their children is the most holy joy of humanity.

Johann Pestalozzi (1746 - 1827)

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A Quote by Johann Gottlieb Fichte on dignity, humanity, improvement, possessions, and possibility

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 (1762 - 1814)

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on america, books, character, conscience, funerals, humanity, knowledge, morality, pleasure, politics, presidency, principles, sacrifice, science, vices, wealth, and worship

According to Gandhi, the seven sins are wealth without works, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle. President Carter told of finding "The Seven Sins" engraved on the wall of Gandhi's memorial. President JIMMY CARTER, eulogy at funeral services for former Vice President Hubert Humphrey, St. Paul, Minnesota, January 16, 1978. - Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter 1978, book 1, p. 80.

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)

Source: Funeral service, Hubert Humphrey, MN, 1/16/78

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