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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.

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world -- that is the myth of the atomic age -- as in being able to remake ourselves.
A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Humans are amphibians -- half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
[Three classes of people]: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.
Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.
Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.
It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way.
Man is a creature made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.
We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.
I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
I love mankind; it's people I can't stand.
Man is no longer an artist, he has become a work of art.
It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to.
Our humanity is a poor thing, except for the divinity that stirs within us.
Man is by nature a political animal.
Such is the human race. Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
If man had created man, he would be ashamed of his performance.
God must love the common man, he made so many of them.
Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink
If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another
Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
I have found little that is good about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.
Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.
We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree, and the tree is all humanity. We cannot live without the others, without the tree.
Cruelty has a Human Heart, And jealousy a Human Face; Terror the Human Form Divine, And secrecy the Human Dress. The Human Dress is forged Iron, The Human Form a Fiery Forge, The Human Face a Furnace seal d, The Human Heart its hungry gorge.
The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.
Be tolerant of the human race. Your whole family belongs to it -- and some of your spouse's family does too.
There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.
Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.
What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god -- the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals!
Man is a being in search of meaning.