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humankind Quotes

37 of the best book quotes about humankind
  1. #1
    “Humans were so circular; they lived the same slow cycles of joy and misery over and over, never learning. Every lesson in the universe had to be taught billions of times, and it never stuck.”
  2. #2
    “They hacked down trees in widening rings around their central halls and blistered the land with peasant huts and pigpen fences till the forest looked like an old dog, dying of mange. They thinned out the game, killed birds for sport, set accidental fires that would burn for days. Their sheep killed hedges, snipped valleys bare, and their pigs nosed up the very roots of what might have grown... There was nothing to stop the advance of man.”
  3. #3
    “At any rate, whether we expect another invasion or not, our views of the human future must be greatly modified by these events. We have learned now that we cannot regard this planet as being fenced in and a secure abiding-place for Man; we can never anticipate the unseen good or evil that may come upon us suddenly out of space. It may be that in the larger design of the universe this invasion from Mars is not without its ultimate benefit for men; it has robbed us of that serene confidence in the future which is the most fruitful source of decadence, the gifts to human it has brought are enormous, and it has done much to promote the conception of the commonweal of mankind.”
  4. #4
    “Loneliness, far from being a rare and curious circumstance, is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of man.”
  5. #5
    ″ The unconditional love and acceptance of self seems to be the hardest task for all humankind. Refusing to accept our ‘real selves’, we try to create more powerful false selves or give up and become less than human. ”
  6. #6
    “Men’s wretchedness in soothe I so deplore,
    Not even I would plague the sorry creatures more.”
  7. #7
    “Perhaps part of being less offendable is seeing the human heart for what it is, Untrustworthy. Unfaithful. Prone to selfishness. Got it. Now we don’t have to be shocked”
  8. #8
    “If man chooses to treat himself as raw material, raw material he will be.”
  9. #9
    “Men and women are moved by tides much fiercer than you can imagine.”
  1. #10
    “The same blood runs in every human on the earth. You just have to see past the variations in skin and culture.”
  2. #11
    “For every person who stands superior, another must be inferior. But what does it say of us as a human race when we push others down for our own needs? Does it accomplish the intended goal or simply give rise to a pattern of behavior that can never be broken?”
  3. #12
    “Humans are the only animal that blushes, laughs, has religion, wages war, and kisses with lips. So in a way, the more you kiss with lips, the more human you are.”
  4. #13
    “All said So-Is sight of the world, right there in front of my nose as I look, -- And looking at that valley in fact I also realize I have to make lunch and it wont be any different than the lunch of those olden men and besides it’ll taste good -- Everything is the same.”
  5. #14
    “We in this generation, must come to terms with nature, and I think we’re challenged as mankind has never been challenged before to prove our maturity and our mastery, not of nature, but of ourselves.”
  6. #15
    “Man’s attitude toward nature is today critically important simply because we have now acquired a fateful power to alter and destroy nature. But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.”
  7. #16
    “For mankind as a whole, a possession infinitely more valuable than individual life is our genetic heritage. . . Yet genetic deterioration through man-made agents is the menace of our time.”
  8. #17
    “The planet has survived everything, in its time. It will certainly survive us.”
  9. #18
    “So I wonder: have they learned, somewhere along the line, that humans are easy to kill?”

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  1. #19
    “From a business standpoint, that makes helping mankind a very risky business. Personally, I would never help mankind.”
  2. #20
    “As sure as time, history is repeating itself, and as sure as man is man, history is the last place he’ll look for his lessons.”
  3. #21
    “Humans cover themselves, and protect themselves, and when someone says, “You are pushing my buttons,” it is not exactly true. What is true is that you are touching a wound in his mind, and he reacts because it hurts.”
  4. #22
    “Mankind was not absolutely alone among the conscious things of earth, for shapes came out of the dark to visit the faithful few.”
  5. #23
    ″‘You see, friends,’ he said, ‘that before the new, clean world I gave you is seven hours old, a force of evil has already entered it; waked and brought hither by this son of Adam.’ The Beasts, even Strawberry, all turned their eyes on Digory till he felt that he wished the ground would swallow him up. ‘But do not be cast down,’ said Aslan, still speaking to the Beasts. ‘Evil will come of that evil, but it is still a long way off, and I will see to it that the worst falls upon myself. In the meantime, let us take such order that for many hundred years yet this shall be a merry land in a merry world. And as Adam’s race has done the harm, Adam’s race shall help to heal it.‘”
  6. #24
    “Dialogue further requires an intense faith in humankind, faith in the power to make and remake, to create and recreate, faith in their vocation to be more fully human (which is a privileged of an elite, but the birthright of all)”
  7. #25
    “Man’s conquest of Nature turns out, in the moment of its consumption, to be Nature’s conquest of Man.”
  8. #26
    “Each new power won by man is a power over man as well. Each advance leaves him weaker as well as stronger.”
  9. #27
    “Without those weapons, often though he had used them against himself, Man would never have conquered his world. Into them he had put his heart and soul, and for ages they had served him well. But now, as long as they existed, he was living on borrowed time.”
  1. #28
    “If he survived, those patterns would become eternal, for his genes would pass them on to future generations.”
  2. #29
    “On the scale of worlds--to say nothing of stars or galaxies--humans are inconsequential, a thin film of life on an obscure and solitary lump of rock and metal.”
  3. #30
    “Once we overcome our fear of being tiny, we find ourselves on the threshold of a vast and awesome Universe that utterly dwarfs--in time, in space, and in potential-- the tidy anthropocentric proscenium of our ancestors.”
  4. #31
    “Walking upright has its downside. The skeleton of our primate ancestors developed . . . to support a creature that walked on all fours and had a relatively small head. Adjusting to an upright position was quite a challenge, especially when the scaffolding had to support an extra-large cranium.”
  5. #32
    “It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth’s dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be let alone; lest sleeping abnormalities wake to resurgent life, and blasphemously surviving nightmares squirm and splash out of their black lairs to newer and wider conquests.”
  6. #33
    “Man is the creature for whom all the rest was made: this world, this solar system, this galaxy, the universe itself.”
  7. #34
    “WITH GORILLA GONE, WILL THERE BE HOPE FOR MAN?”
  8. #35
    “The story the Takers have been enacting here for the past ten thousand years is not only disastrous for mankind and for the world, it’s fundamentally unhealthy and unsatisfying. It’s a megalomaniac’s fantasy, and enacting it has given the Takers a culture riddled with greed, cruelty, mental illness, crime and drug addiction.”
  9. #36
    “It’s certainly not always unspoken. The religions of your culture aren’t reticent about it. Man is the end product of creation.”
  10. #37
    “Perhaps in fact the two things are actually one thing. Perhaps the flaw in man is exactly this: that he doesn’t know how he ought to live.”

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