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The Best Quotes About Humanity  

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A list of the best humanity quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous humanity quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic humanity quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational humanity quotes from that same writer.

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"What would the world be without him, and those like him?" Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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Only so much can be borne from men, so much from gods Janet Morris
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"Where humanity sowed faith, hope, and unity, Joy’s garden blossomed." Aberjhani
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"While it is unlikely that poetry or art shall eliminate the reality of war in the twenty-first century, it is thrilling to know there remain individuals, and even entire communities, still willing to invest in art and poetry’s own uniquely explosive contributions to the great, and small, dramas of human history." Aberjhani
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“In an age when nations and individuals routinely exchange murder for murder, when the healing grace of authentic spirituality is usurped by the divisive politics of religious organizations, and when broken hearts bleed pain in darkness without the relief of compassion, the voice of an exceptional poet producing exceptional work is not something the world can afford to dismiss.” Aberjhani
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“And therein shines one major definition of what it meant to be Clinton D. Powell: someone who looked for, trusted in, and helped empower (if you will) the best in others. It takes a lot of beautiful love, uncommon sincerity, and spitfire courage to do that.” Aberjhani
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“His [Ben Okri’s] work poses very serious questions for the twenty-first century. Among them: To what extent will we allow the indefinable dynamics of something called "destiny" to maintain grief and horror in the world? How hard are human beings willing to fight to achieve and sustain justice, equanimity, or joy? And should progress be called such when it devours what is best within the human spirit?” Aberjhani
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"Stars wishing upon the potential of humans shine faithfully on." Aberjhani
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"The fate that condemns or saves one sooner or later often condemns or saves another." Aberjhani
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"Someone had to embrace positive beginnings before anyone could celebrate successful conclusions or continuations." Aberjhani
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"Overall, my books represent a kind of shared communion and meditation with my fellow human beings… The books are also a part of what I call the great continuum of spiritual literary dialogue that I feel has been in progress since human beings first gave in to the urge to pray to their sense of something greater than themselves and interpreted certain signs or events or silences as responses to those prayers." Aberjhani
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“As life in general constituted much pain in the form of struggles against poverty, disease, ignorance, and emotional anguish, what more civilized way for people to alleviate the same than by giving themselves to one another as brothers and sisters in deed as well as in word? A society of people hoping to become politically superior needed first to become spiritually valid.” Aberjhani
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"Nation-building is never a 'done deal' confined to history already established." Aberjhani
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"President Obama appears to me to have elevated and implemented the artist-activist concept to the role of empowered servant-leader..." Aberjhani
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"At one end of the continuum known as history are first-time events that have generated notable measures of public recognition due to either a positive or negative impact... " Aberjhani
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"As history has demonstrated many times over, change may arrive slowly or quickly but it is the one constant, in one form or another, on which we can all count." Aberjhani
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Humanity is overrated.
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"Ours is an age in which thousands are driven daily from their homelands by the unforgiving brutalities of war, terrorism, political oppression, starvation, disease, economic piracy, and the relentless suffocation of that singular breath which makes human beings individuals." Aberjhani
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“Love is our most unifying and empowering common spiritual denominator. The more we ignore its potential to bring greater balance and deeper meaning to human existence, the more likely we are to continue to define history as one long inglorious record of man’s inhumanity to man.” Aberjhani
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"Change is one of the scariest things in the world and yet it is also one of those variables of human existence that no one can avoid." Aberjhani