humanity

A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on affliction, death, humanity, lies, misery, patience, and suffering

O suffering, sad humanity! O ye afflicted ones, who lie Steeped to the lips in misery, Longing, yet afraid to die, Patient, though sorely tried!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Goblet of Life.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on fate, fear, future, hope, and humanity

Sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O Union, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Building of the Ship.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on boasts and humanity

If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on animals, beginning, humanity, interest, self-interest, and survival

Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on deed, happiness, heart, humanity, knowledge, life, and progress

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge - broad deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man's progress is to feel the great heart-throbs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Gregory Bateson on beauty, belief, experience, humanity, losing, and unity

Most of us have lost that sense of unity of biosphere and humanity which would bind and reassure us all with an affirmation of beauty. Most of us do not today believe that whatever the ups and down of detail within our limited experience, the larger whole is primarily beautiful.

Gregory Bateson

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A Quote by Greg Bulmash on animals, facts, god, good, humanity, love, marketing, nature, pain, suffering, and water

And that's the real incentive, isn't it? It's not so much the fact that you get to bask in their God's love that's the selling point, it's that you avoid damnation. Think of it like Coke putting out an ad that says 'Snapple causes muscle spasms, Pepsi is infected with AIDS, and tap-water gives you cancer. So drink Coke. Not only do we taste good, we're the only alternative to pain and suffering.' It's actually a pretty good marketing tool. Humanity, by nature, is an ambivalent animal, given to fits of inertia, and we're more than likely to sit on our noncommittal behinds unless there's a bogeyman to chase us out of our chairs.

Greg Bulmash

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A Quote by George Gurdjieff on humanity, losing, past, and progress

Humanity is moving in a circle. The progress in mechanical things of the past hundred years has proceeded at the cost of losing many other things which perhaps were much more important for it.

George Gurdjieff (1873 - 1949)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on america, crime, engineering, god, humanity, and war

What is a war criminal? Was not war itself a crime against God and humanity, and, therefore, were not all those who sanctioned, engineered, and conducted wars, war criminals? War criminals are not confined to the Axis Powers alone. Roosevelt and Churchill are no less war criminals than Hitler and Mussolini. . . . England, America and Russia have all of them got their hands dyed more or less red - not merely Germany and Japan.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: interviewed by Ralph Coniston of Colliers Weekly, April, 1945

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on destruction, humanity, nonviolence, and truth

I hold that without truth and nonviolence there can be nothing but destruction of humanity.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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