quotes tagged with 'humanity'

The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - that you'd thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you've never met, maybe even someone long deal. And it's as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.

Author: The History Boys, Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_BoysSaved by mlsscaress in humanity reading understanding books 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Author: Mother Theresa, Source: UnknownSaved by skkanani in humanity love judging 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.

Author: Prophet Muhammad, Source: Sahih Bukhari, Sahih MuslimSaved by skkanani in belief humanity love piety hadith 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr, Source: UnknownSaved by skkanani in religion destiny humanity 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The moral is that there is no such thing as "mere" entertainment. The human mind is an attachment machine, forming emotional bonds with stuffed animals, invertebrates and Izzie Stevens. A good drama might ease our loneliness, but a breakup is still a breakup.

Author: Jonah Lehrer, Source: http://scienceblogs.com/cortex/2009/07/television_and_loneline...Saved by Doc in humanity television entertainment emotion attachment connections 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I have a complete confidence in the aggregate wisdom of the ... people, if they are given and made to understand the facts. he wisdom of the mass is always greater than the wisdom of the individual or of the group. The few may be more subtle, more agile-minded, more resourceful; they may for a time push to the front and scamper ahead in the march; they may on occasion and for a time entice us down the wrong highway at the crossroads. 


But the great slow-moving, deliberate-thinking mass plods along over the years down the Divinely appointed way. Led astray, they slowly, cumberously swing back to the right road, no matter what the toil or the sacrifice may be, and when they start the return, they crush whatever lies in their path. So has humanity come up through the ages.

Author: J. Reuben Clark, Jr, Source: Prophets, Principles, and National SurvivalSaved by mlsscaress in individual wisdom humanity voice deliberate collective agile subtle resourceful 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Feminity is part of your inner beauty"


I wonder if you sisters fully understand the greatness of your gifts and talents and how all of you can achieve the “highest place of honor” in the Church and in the world. One of your unique, precious, and sublime gifts is your femininity, with its natural grace, goodness, and divinity. Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength. It is manifest differently in each girl or woman, but each of you possesses it. Femininity is part of your inner beauty. One of your particular gifts is your feminine intuition. Do not limit yourselves. As you seek to know the will of our Heavenly Father in your life and become more spiritual, you will be far more attractive, even irresistible. You can use your smiling loveliness to bless those you love and all you meet, and spread great joy. Femininity is part of the God-given divinity within each of you. It is your incomparable power and influence to do good. You can, through your supernal gifts, bless the lives of children, women, and men. Be proud of your womanhood. Enhance it. Use it to serve others.

Author: President James E. Faust, Source: lds.org (http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2...Saved by mlsscaress in strength influence creative humanity love service womanhood grace grace talents gifts capacity goodness spirituality sensitivity divinity dignity beauty unique gentle precious femininity delicacy radiance charm 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out, because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out, because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and by then there was no one left to speak out for me.
Author: Pastor Martin Niemöller, Source: unknownSaved by friedmoon in rights humanity speakingup 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.
Author: Herman Melville, Source: unknownSaved by friedmoon in humanity 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful; there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human mind.
Author: Jean Rostand, Source: unknownSaved by friedmoon in mind humanity error mistakes beauty 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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