A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on mankind, life, ideas, and human action

The history of mankind is the history of ideas. For it is ideas, theories, and doctrines that guide human action, determine the ultimate ends men aim at, and the choice of the means employed for the attainment of these ends.

Ludwig von Mises


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A Quote by Edward O. Wilson on environment, insects, and mankind

If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.

Edward O. Wilson

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on aid, help, human, and mankind

The race of humankind would perish did they cease to aid each other.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on love, diving, god, service, and mankind

You have no idea
How much you do for mankind
When you love God unconditionally
Even for a fleeting moment.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: Seventy-Seven Thousand Service Trees, by Sri Chinmoy

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A Quote by Bahá’u’lláh on unity, mankind, peace, security, and bahai

The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.


Source: Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh

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A Quote by Bahá’u’lláh on earth, country, unity, mankind, service, world, and bahai

That one indeed is a man who, today, dedicateth himself to the service of the entire human race. The Great Being saith: Blessed and happy is he that ariseth to promote the best interests of the peoples and kindreds of the earth. In another passage He hath proclaimed: It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.


Source: Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on difficult, doubtful, success, dangerous, initiate, new order, reformer, enemies, profit, old order, defenders, fear, adversaries, laws, incredulity, mankind, believe, and experience

There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.  For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order, this lukewarmness arising partly from fear of their adversaries, who have the laws in their favour; and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had the actual experience of it.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The Prince (Dover Thrift Editions)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on compassion, animals, humankind, and mankind

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on drugs, mankind, and words

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on blindness, certainty, death, evolution, faith, fear, knowledge, lies, life, mankind, spirituality, and path

The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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