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Quotations on Humanity

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We are all just monkeys in business suits running around pretending to be executives.

~ Unknown

Man is as full of potentiality as he is of impotence.

~ George Santayana

Of mankind in general, the parts are greater than the whole.

~ Aristotle

Humanity is the sin of God.

~ Theodore Parker

Man is physically as well as metaphysically a thing of shreds and patches, borrowed unequally from good and bad ancestors, and a misfit from the start.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.

~ Albert Einstein

There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.

~ Mark Twain

The so-called human race.

~ Mark Twain

He had the uneasy manner of a man who is not among his own kind, and who has not seen enought of the world to feel that all people are in some sense his own kind.

~ Willa Cather

Humanity to me is not a mob. A mob is a degeneration of humanity. A mob is humanity going the wrong way.

~ Frank Lloyd Wright

Man is at the bottom an animal, midway, a citizen, and at the top, divine. But the climate of this world is such that few ripen at the top.

~ Henry Ward Beecher
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If the whole human race lay in one grave, the epitaph on the headstone might well be: "It seemed a good idea at the time."

~ Rebecca West

God made him, and therefore let him pass for a man.

~ William Shakespeare

- The Merchant of Venice

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck by the difference between what things are and what they might have been.

~ William Hazlitt

It is more comfortable to feel that we are a slight improvement on a monkey than such a fallin' off from the angels.

~ Finley Peter Dunne

Man's most valuable trait
Is a judicious sense of what not to believe.

~ Euripides

There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.

~ Walter S. Landor

Man is only a reed, the weakest thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

~ Blaise Pascal

Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.

~ Herman Hesse

Man, an animal that makes bargains.

~ Adam Smith

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