mankind

A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on guidance, mankind, and men

Great men are the commissioned guides of mankind, who rule their fellows because they are wiser.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on america, civilization, community, conflict, conquest, day, debt, humanity, idleness, impatience, interest, judgment, mankind, morality, nations, needs, rudeness, rules, sentimentality, stability, success, war, and world

Theodore Roosevelt, impatient with the excesses of "purely sentimental historians," authored his own stirring vindication of America's relations with the Indians: Looked at from the standpoint of the ultimate result, there was little real difference to the Indian whether the land was taken by treaty or by war. . . . No treaty could be satisfactory to the whites, no treaty served the needs of humanity and civilization, unless it gave the land to the Americans as unreservedly as any successful war. Whether the whites won the land by treaty, by armed conflict, or, as was actually the case, by a mixture of both, mattered comparatively little so long as the land was won. It was all-important that it should be won, for the benefit of civilization and in the interests of mankind. It is, indeed, a warped, perverse, and silly morality which would forbid a course of conquest that has turned whole continents into the seats of mighty and flourishing civilized nations. . . . It is as idle to apply to savages the rules of international morality which obtain between stable and cultured communities, as it would be to judge the fifth-century English conquest of Britain by the standards of to-day. The most ultimately righteous of all wars is a war with savages, though it is apt to be also the most terrible and inhuman. The rude, fierce settler who drives the savage from the land lays all civilized mankind under a debt to him. . . . It is of incalculable importance that America, Australia, and Siberia should pass out of the hands of their red, black, and yellow aboriginal owners, and become the heritage of the dominant world races.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: The Winning of the West: Book IV, 1896

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Theodore Parker on achievement, army, bravery, duty, home, justice, mankind, schools, skill, strength, victory, welfare, and world

Let us do our duty in our shop or our kitchen, in the market, the street, the office, the school, the home, just as faithfully as if we stood in the front rank of some great battle, and knew that victory for mankind depended on our bravery, strength, and skill. When we do that, the humblest of us will be serving in that great army which achieves the welfare of the world.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Theodore Parker on mankind

in

No man is so great as mankind.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on achievement, curiosity, god, laziness, energy, mankind, men, and rest

The generality of mankind is lazy. What distinguishes men of genuine achievement from the rest of us is not so much their intellectual powers and aptitudes as their curiosity, their energy, their fullest use of their potentialities. Nobody really knows how smart or talented he is until he finds the incentives to use himself to the fullest. God has given us more than we know what to do with.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Stephen L. Richards on body, duty, divinity, mankind, pollution, sacred, spirit, and weakness

The human body is sacred - the veritable tabernacle of the divine spirit which inhabits it. It is a solemn duty of mankind to develop, protect and preserve it from pollution, unnecessary wastage and weakness.

Stephen L. Richards (1879 - 1959)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Socrates on mankind, order, sharing, and unhappiness

If all the misfortunes of mankind were cast into a public stack in order to be equally distributed among the whole species, those who now think themselves the most unhappy would prefer the share they are already possessed of before that which would fall to them by such a division.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir William Blackstone on feeling, humanity, and mankind

Mankind will not be reasoned out of the feelings of humanity.

Sir William Blackstone (1723 - 1780)

Source: Commentaries on the Laws of England

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on age, charity, children, day, diet, duty, finance, freedom, home, leisure, life, love, mankind, mind, peace, pleasure, sacred, wives, and work

Possibly the best suggestion in condensed form, as to how to live, was given by my old Headmaster, Dr. Haig Brown, in 1904, when he wrote his Recipe for Old Age. A diet moderate and spare, Freedom from base financial care, Abundant work and little leisure, A love of duty more than pleasure, An even and contented mind In charity with all mankind, Some thoughts too sacred for display In the broad light of common day, A peaceful home, a loving wife, Children, who are a crown of life; These lengthen out the years of man Beyond the Psalmist's narrow span.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Lessons from the varsity of life

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on guests and mankind

Mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: Hosts and Guests

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content