90+ Best Humanity Quotes for a Better World

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These quotes are the meaning of being human, on our capacity to love, understand, and support one another.

Perfect for those seeking to celebrate the best aspects of human nature and the positive effect we can have on the world around us.

Humanity yearns so desperately to equal God’s great creativity. In some creations, we shine music, dance, story weaving, and wine.

People have become educated but have not become human. – Abdul Sattar Edhi

Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity. – Marie Curie

The truth will set you free, but first, it will piss you off.

Humanity Quotes

Politeness is the flower of humanity. – Joseph Joubert

To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity. — Nelson Mandela

This self-respect and sense of self-worth, the innermost armament of the soul, lies at the heart of humanness.

There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough – there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph. – Robert Frank

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. – A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. — Martin Luther King Jr.

The subjects will eventually recall and understand the purpose of the hard things we have done and plan to do to them. The mission of WICKED is to serve and preserve humanity, no matter the cost. We are, indeed, ‘good- James Dashner

Being human is given. But keeping our humanity is a choice. – Anonymous

Literature is one of the most interesting and significant expressions of humanity. – P. T. Barnum

I am no bird, and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. – Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

Be a good human being, a warm-hearted, affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief. 14th Dalai Lama

The planet is fine. The people are fucked. ― George Carlin

For the power of Man to make himself what he pleases means, as we have seen, the power of some men to make other men what they please.

Be kind to all creatures. – Buddha

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. – Kevyn Aucoin

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling

You can talk with someone for years, every day, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. — Mother Teresa

My heart beats fast: this is the aim, the great, the sole aim, that I have thought of in the trenches; that I have looked for as the only possibility of existence after this annihilation of all human feeling.

God seeks to influence humanity. This is at the heart of the Christmas story. It is the story of light coming into the darkness, of a Savior to show us the way, of light overcoming the darkness, of God’s work to save the world. – Adam Hamilton

Kindness is the best form of humanity. Doris Lee

If you’re reading this… Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is. ― Chad Sugg, Monsters Under Your Head

The world belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader that king or prince or religious leader. The world belongs to humanity. – Dalai Lama

Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity. — Maya Angelou

The particularity of our problems can be made bearable only through the recognition of our universal humanity. We suffer uniquely, but we survive the same way.- Cheryl Strayed

You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right. Rosa Parks

You must not lose faith in humanity. – Mahatma Gandhi

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch that illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first that carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence. – Louis Pasteur

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about. – Rumi

When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society. – Pope John Paul II

If a man be without the virtues proper to humanity, what has he to do with the rites of propriety? If a man is without the virtues proper to humanity, what has he to do with music?

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

The next evolutionary step for humankind is to move from man to kind. Unknown

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. ― Albert Camus

One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life and dedicate ourselves to that. – Joseph Campbell

The bond of our common humanity is stronger than the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices. — Jimmy Carter

I changed into the clothes he brought me. A pair of khakis, a white T-shirt, and some slippers. They’re warm and soft and they feel good. I almost feel human.

I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one ‘race’ – the human race – and that we are all members of it. – Margaret Atwood

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. – Leo Tolstoy

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature. – Voltaire

Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others. Unknown

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is a daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ― Mahatma Gandhi

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. — Dalai Lama

Only androids show up with false memory systems; it’s been found ineffective in humans.

Who are we as human beings if we ignore the suffering of others? – Anonymous

Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth, it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. Thomas Paine

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. ― Mahatma Gandhi

The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others. – Albert Schweitzer

In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute. — Thurgood Marshall

The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane. – Mahatma Gandhi

Sometimes I lose faith in human nature for a time; I am assailed by doubt.- William Faulkner

Those who teach the most about humanity, aren’t always humans. – Donald L. Hicks

Humanity should be our race. Love should be our religion.

The more we take, the less there is for future generations. – Phil Kingston

One love, one heart, one destiny. ― Robert Marley

For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed? — bell hooks

Under the new conditions of perfect comfort and security, that restless energy, that with us is strength, would become weakness.

How many disasters do we need to unite humanity? – Loesje

Humanity needs to weep, and this is the time to weep. – Pope Francis

All I have is a sense of duty toward all people and an attachment to those with whom I have become intimate. Albert Einstein

It’s funny how humans can wrap their minds around things and fit them into their version of reality. ― Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. — Mother Teresa

People are drawn deeper into tragedy not by their defects but by their virtues.

If you cannot find faith in humanity, be the faith in humanity. – Anonymous

Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man. – Adam Smith

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential. Peace Pilgrim

Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another. ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

We may have different religions, different languages, and different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race. We all share the same basic values. — Kofi Annan

They won’t be human experiences afterward. You don’t get a second chance at humanity, Bella.

Humanity, take a good look at yourself, inside. You’re a world – everything is hidden in you. – Hildegard of Bingen

Humanity is the refuse of spirit. – James Lendall Basford

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

We are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things. Stephen Hawking

Humanity is good. Some people are terrible and broken, but humanity is good. I believe that. — Hank Green

We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom. ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

This was evil’s hour: we could not run from it. Perhaps only when human effort had done its best and failed, would God’s power alone be free to work.

I love humanity. – Albert Einstein

Humanity is so much more than the sum of humans. – Unknown

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. – Nicholas Sparks

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. ― Mahatma Gandhi

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

Humanity had been strong, energetic, and intelligent, and had used all its abundant vitality to alter the conditions under which it lived. And now came the reaction of the altered conditions.

We are all cells in the same body of humanity. – Anonymous

I think… if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.

I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being. Jackie Robinson

Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.— Gloria Steinem

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