30 Humanity Quotes On What Makes Us Human

We are humans in our mind and in our body, but the real measure of our humanity lies in our ability to love and feel compassion. It hinges on our moral courage, to stand up for what we believe in and to constantly advocate justice and fairness.

Our capacity to create, to inspire, and to care gives our life depth and meaning. The kindness that fosters forgiveness, respect, and our loyalty to those we love gives our humanity its living essence. We value family and friendship, that alone makes us human.

We are human because we celebrate life. We laugh, we cry, we persevere. We are human because we are grateful. Above all, we are human because our propensity for love knows no end. Restore your faith in humanity with these 30 humanity quotes.

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

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

There is nothing on earth divine except humanity. – Walter Savage Landor

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Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. – Ralph Ellison

The bond of our common humanity is stronger than the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices. – Jimmy Carter

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I love mankind, he said, “but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. – Desmond Tutu

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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

We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond. – Gwendolyn Brooks

To be a man is to feel that one’s own stone contributes to building the edifice of the world. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. – Anne Frank

All I have is a sense of duty toward all people and an attachment to those with whom I have become intimate. – Albert Einstein

Moral courage is the highest expression of humanity. – Ralph Nader

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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. – Leo Tolstoy

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. – Malcolm X

Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity. – Marie Curie

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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. – Mark Twain

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. – Charlie Chaplin

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

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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.

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 G. Ingersoll

Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire. – Thomas Keneally

humanity life quotes

Embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important. – Pope Francis

You want to max out your humanity by using your energy to lift yourself up, your family, and the people around you. – Oprah Winfrey

Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness. – R.J. Palacio

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Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. – Pema Chodron

We are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things. – Stephen Hawking

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If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation. – Lao Tzu

We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings. – Albert Einstein

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