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    I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God's will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility

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It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands read more

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.

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No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the read more

No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. More mankind quotes coming soon. If you have a quote or proverb about mankind, please use the "Submit a Quote" form below to have your mankind quote reviewed by an editor. Suggestions or comments on this site? Send an email -John Donne.

by John Donne Found in: Mankind Quotes,
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Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... read more

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.

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Man is the cruelest animal.

Man is the cruelest animal.

by Friedrich Nietzsche Found in: Mankind Quotes,
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If out of all mankind one finds a single friend, he has found something more precious than any treasure, since read more

If out of all mankind one finds a single friend, he has found something more precious than any treasure, since there is nothing in the world so valuable that it can be compared to a real friend.

by Andreas Capellanus Found in: Mankind Quotes,
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Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another

Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another

by Henry Louis Mencken Found in: Mankind Quotes,
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If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

by Albert Einstein Found in: Mankind Quotes,
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I have noticed that what cats most appreciate in a human being is not the ability to produce food, which read more

I have noticed that what cats most appreciate in a human being is not the ability to produce food, which they take for granted - but his or her entertainment value

by Geoffrey Household Found in: Mankind Quotes,
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Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.

by Albert Schweitzer Found in: Mankind Quotes,
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