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“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela

 “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 essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.” – George Orwell

‘The main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human.” – Aaron Carter

“To err is human – but it feels divine” – Mae West

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

 “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” – Albert Einstein

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

“I can’t understand people calling themselves religious and being hateful. If a preacher is preaching hate, to fear God that’s not religion, that’s not helping humanity, that’s organizing an army to defeat somebody.” – Mojo Nixon

“We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live.” – Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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“Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course” – Kahlil Gibran 

“World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader or that king or prince or religious leader. World belongs to humanity.” – Dalai Lama

“One love, one heart, one destiny.” – Bob Marley

 “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

“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.” – Leo Tolstoy

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

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

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

“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” – Carl Gustav Jung

“Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity?” – Cesar Chavez

“If each man or woman could understand that every other human life is as full of sorrows, or joys, or base temptations, of heartaches and of remorse as his own . . . how much kinder, how much gentler he would be.” – William Allen White

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“Seven Deadly Sins  -Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Science without humanity, Knowledge without character, Politics without principle, Commerce without morality, Worship without sacrifice.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“The thinking man must oppose all cruel customs, no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another, even the lowliest creature; but to do so is to renounce our manhood and shoulder a guilt which nothing justifies.”― Albert Schweitzer

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, feed just one.” – Mother Teresa

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.” – Nelson Mandela

“At the very beginning of my creative life I loved humanity. I wanted to do something good for mankind. Soon I understood that it isn’t possible to save mankind.”― Wisława Szymborska

 “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

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“Japan learned from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that the tragedy wrought by nuclear weapons must never be repeated and that humanity and nuclear weapons cannot coexist.” – Daisaku Ikeda

 “Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.” – Louis Pasteur

“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” – John Buchan

“We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means to humanity.” – E. O. Wilson

“My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.” – Wole Soyinka

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“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan

 

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