To act with humanity is to behave with compassion and kindness, to show sympathy, and to be generous in our behavior and generous of spirit: in other words, to be a good person. We would all like to think that we are good and that we show the qualities found in a good person. All of us must strive to be as good and humane as we can and so make the world a better place.
When we think of those people that we would categorize as good people, who do we think about? There are some shining stars of goodness, such as the Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, the Buddha, Jesus Christ, and Pope John XXIII. Others we might name include billionaires who now devote their time and energies to dispersing their wealth through good causes. An act of charity is an act of goodness.
It is easy to lose our faith in humanity when we are bombarded each day with visions of man’s inhuman treatment of others. Poverty is rife on every inhabited continent, as is crime and hunger. War is an ever-present threat to world peace. Cruelty to animals is everywhere, and our inhumanity to the planet itself has become a significant problem.
How easy it is to give up hope for the human race. However, each of us can play our part in making the world a more humane place to live. In our daily actions, we can show kindness, compassion, and tolerance. The more people who do, the kinder and gentler the world will become. We must teach the messages of love, compassion, and kindness to our children. They are the future, and we must give them the tools to make that future a glorious one.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
R Buckminster Fuller
We must show patience when faced with problems and politeness when dealing with other people. It is hard to be kind and compassionate to someone who does not show those qualities. However, by acting humanely, being thoughtful and considerate, we can teach those who do not have these qualities that they are wrong to behave badly. The more humanity we show, the greater is the hope for a better future.
Politeness is the flower of humanity.
The humanity quotes given here come from some of the greatest humanitarians the world has seen. They include some of the good people mentioned above, and their message is the same. The more humanity we show as individuals, the more kind and gentle actions we take, so will be the best chance of a peaceful and prosperous life for all human beings.
Sometimes acting humanely takes enormous moral courage in the face of threats and danger. Bravery in the face of opposition when you know you are doing the right thing is a wonderful expression of humanity.
Best Humanity Quotes
Never lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Pray for your health first, then pray for humanity.
It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.
Be a good human being, a warm hearted, affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
At the bottom of at least popular Marxism there has always been a kind of disgust with humanity as it is to be.
Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.
Roy T. Bennett
They were sitting in their nice apartments or dorm rooms reading the latest Haruki Murakami story while I was sitting in a shitty little ramshackle house reading a used copy of Erskine Caldwell’s God’s Little Acre. They weren’t bad people. They all did volunteer work, voted Democrat and believed in the goodness of humanity. I voted Democrat, needed Habitat for Humanity to come to my house and knew from personal experience the shittiness of humanity because I was shitty myself
Kindness is the best form of humanity.
So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good: so far as we do evil or good, we are human: and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing: at least we exist.
T. S. Eliot
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
The earth is the cardle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.
The next evolutionary step for humankind is to move from man to kind.
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others.
Losing faith in humanity one person at a time
Humanity should be our race. Love should be our religion.
Justice for crimes against humanity must have no limitations.
The more we take, the less there is for future generations.
Twitter has restored my faith in humanity. I thought I’d hate it, but while there are lots of knobheads, there are even more lovely people. It delights me how witty and friendly most people are.
All I have is a sense of duty toward all people and an attachment to those with whom I have become intimate.
Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.
Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential.
Humanity today possesses sufficient economic, cultural and spiritual resources to introduce a better global order.
We are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things.
Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.
We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.
Evil is a radiation of the human consciousness in certain transitional positions. It is not actually the sensual world that is a mere appearance; what is so is the evil of it, which, admittedly, is what constitutes the sensual world in our eyes
I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
No shame, no humanity, no morals and no principles.
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.
Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.
Moral courage is the highest expression of humanity.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
The simplest way to be happy is to do good.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.
Some humans are really bad at being human.
Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.
I see humans but no humanity
I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.
Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case.
Angry people want you to see how powerful they are. Loving people want you to see how powerful you are.
Chief Red Eagle
Each man is haunted until his humanity awaken.
I have no race prejudices, and I think I have no color prejudices or caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being-that is enough for me; he can’t be any worse.
The law of loving others could not be discovered by reason, because it is unreasonable.
We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
If you can’t find faith in humanity Be the faith in humanity
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Martin Luther King Jr.
To oppose knowledge? God forbid! Nay, for God, knowledge is the most glorious gift of man and the most noble of human perfections. To oppose knowledge is ignorant, and he who detests knowledge and science is not a man, but rather an animal without intelligence. For knowledge is light, life, felicity, perfection, beauty and the means of approaching the Threshold of Unity. It is the honour and glory of the world of humanity, and the greatest bounty of God. Knowledge is identical with guidance, and ignorance is real error
We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I decided it is better to scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity.
Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.
The great mass of humanity should never learn to read or write.
D. H. Lawrence
To be a man is to feel that one’s own stone contributes to building the edifice of the world.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The law of humanity ought to be composed of the past, the present, and the future, that we bear within us; whoever possesses but one of these terms, has but a fragment of the law of the moral world.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.
This is my creed: Happiness is the only good; reason the only torch; justice the only worship, humanity the only religion, and love the only priest.
Robert Green Ingersoll
To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
Alphonse de Lamartine
I am constantly preoccupied with how to remove distance so that we can all come closer together, so that we can all begin to sense we are the same, we are one.
We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.
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
Teach this triple truth to all A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces – in nature, in society, in man himself.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
Humanity Is Going To Need A Substantially New Way Of Thinking If It Is To Survive.
No religion is higher than humanity.
Abdul Sattar Edhi
The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Being human is given but keeping our humanity is a choice
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
The human race is just a chemical scum on a moderate-sized planet, orbiting around a very average star in the outer suburb of one among a hundred billion galaxies. We are so insignificant that I can’t believe the whole universe exists for our benefit. That would be like saying that you would disappear if I closed my eyes.
The most identifying trait of humanity is our ability to be inhumane
Embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important.
Being a good person does not depend on your religion, status, race, color, political views or culture. It depends on how you treat others
The great moral teachers of humanity were in a way artistic geniuses in the art of living.
I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active — not more happy — nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago
Edgar Allan Poe
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
The future of humanity is in our hands.
14th Dalai Lama
War is a defeat for humanity.
Pope John Paul II
If our tears do not lead us to act then we have lost the reason of our humanity, which is compassion.
Yes, it is love that will save our world and our civilization, love even for enemies
This selection of humanity quotes will hopefully guide you to becoming a better, more thoughtful person. Read the quotes carefully and think about the message found in each one. Try, then, to live your life according to the principles to be found in them. You will become a better person with real humanity.