A Quote by Jeanne-Marie Roland on humanity, justice, people, praise, respect, and truth

It is for the wise people who delight in humanity, praise justice, despise their flatterers, and respect the truth.

Jeanne-Marie Roland (1754 - 1793)

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A Quote by Jean Goon on achievement, benevolence, god, greatness, humanity, reflection, respect, spirit, tenacity, and work

When I reflect that one man, armed only with his own physical and moral resources, was able to cause this land of Canaan to spring from the wasteland, I am convinced that in spite of everything, humanity is admirable. But when I compute the unfailing greatness of spirit and the tenacity of benevolence that it must have taken to achieve this result, I am taken with an immense respect for that old and unlearned peasant who was able to complete a work worthy of God. [A heartwarming story about the impact of one man, Elzeard Bonfire, who planted trees from 1900-1946, in the area where the Alps thrust down into Province, France.]

Jean Goon

Source: The Man Who Planted Trees.

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A Quote by Jean Houston on crisis, ecology, history, and humanity

The ecological crisis is doing what no other crisis in history has ever done - challenging us to a realization of a new humanity.

Jean Houston

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A Quote by Jean Arp on anxiety, day, egotism, humanity, inventions, legends, life, machines, meditation, and silence

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. . . . Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.

Jean Arp (1887 - 1966)

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A Quote by Jane Baillie Welsh Carlyle on absence, art, humanity, photography, pleasure, suffering, and time

Blessed be the inventor of photography! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has "cast up" in my time - this art by which even the "poor" can possess themselves of tolerable of their absent dear ones.

Jane Baillie Welsh Carlyle (1801 - 1866)

Source: Letter, 21 Oct 1859; in The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, 1970.

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A Quote by J. Robert Oppenheimer on destruction, faith, humanity, and persuasion

You can certainly destroy enough of humanity so that only the greatest act of faith can persuade you that what's left will be human.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Source: to Edward R. Murrow, CBS TV, January 4, 1955

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on humanity

Act so as to use humanity, yourself and others, always as an end and never as a means to an end.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on art, history, humanity, passion, religion, and romance

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on humanity

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on humanity

Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions, great or small.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

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