A Quote by Compte de Volney on corruption, habits, humanity, and sentimentality

The habit of shedding blood, or even of seeing it shed, corrupts all sentiment of humanity.

Compte de Volney (1757 - 1820)

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A Quote by Claude Frédéric Bastiat on achievement, design, dignity, doubt, god, humanity, influence, justice, laws, liberty, mankind, peace, progress, responsibility, safety, stability, and worth

Law is justice. And it is under the law of justice - under the reign of right; under the influence of liberty, safety, stability, and responsibility - that every person will attain his real worth and the true dignity of his being. It is only under this law of justice that mankind will achieve - slowly, no doubt, but certainly - God's design for the orderly and peaceful progress of humanity.

Claude Bastiat (1801 - 1850)

Source: The Law, 1850

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A Quote by Claude Adrien Helvetius on desires, glory, happiness, honor, humanity, inspiration, justice, love, men, and virtue

There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors. . . . But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.

Claude Adrien Helvetius (1715 - 1771)

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A Quote by Clarence Seward Darrow on existence, faults, humanity, men, and trade

With all their faults, trade-unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed.

Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on force, humanity, listening, and respect

If we are forced, at every hour, to watch or listen to horrible events, this constant stream of ghastly impressions will deprive even the most delicate among us of all respect for humanity.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Christopher Darlington Morley on crisis, curiosity, existence, humanity, and observation

Everybody thinks of others as being excessively human, with all the frailties and crotchets appertaining to that curious condition. But each of us also seems to regard himself as existing on a detached plane of observation, exempt (save in moments of avid crisis) from the strange whims of humanity en masse.

Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)

Source: Pipefuls

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A Quote by Christian Gauss on civilization, facts, force, god, good, humanity, religion, science, and suffering

Any God who is to be of any use to civilization, to suffering humanity, or to religion must have in some way or other some at least of the attributes not of a substance or of a force but of a person. He must be interested as science is not in good and beautiful and holy. . . . Let us face the facts and admit as some do not that there are some services to civilization which science cannot render.

Christian Gauss

Source: The Threat of Science included in The College Book of Essays

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A Quote by Charles Sumner on humanity and elightenment

The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.

Charles Sumner (1811 - 1874)

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on deed, earth, humanity, and inventions

No one knows where he who invented the plow was born, nor where he died; yet he has done more for humanity than the whole race of heroes who have drenched the earth with blood and whose deeds have been handed down with a precision proportionate only to the mischief they wrought.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Carl von Clausewitz on facts, humanity, and war

The fact that slaughter is a horrifying spectacle must make us take war more seriously, but not provide an excuse for gradually blunting our swords in the name of humanity. Sooner or later someone will come along with a sharp sword and hack off our arms.

Carl von Clausewitz (1780 - 1831)

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