quotes tagged with 'mankind'

Man, considered as a creature, must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator... This will of his Maker is called the law of nature... This law of nature, being co-eval with mankind, and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times; no human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this; and such of them as are valid derive all their force and all their authority, mediately and immediately, from thus original... Upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all human laws; that is to say no human laws should be suffered to contradict these. ... nay, if any human law should allow or enjoin us to commit it, we are bound to transgress that human law, or else we offend both the natural and the divine.
Author: Sir William Blackstone, Source: Commentaries on the Law of England, Vol. I, pp. 41-43Saved by cboyack in god power nature humanity law authority force mankind creature 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Look at the entire world. Which countries contain the most peaceful, the most moral, and the happiest people? Those people are found in the countries where the law least interferes with private affairs; where government is least felt; where the individual has the greatest scope, and free opinion the greatest influence; where administrative powers are fewest and simplest; where taxes are lightest and most nearly equal, and popular discontent the least excited and the least justifiable; where individuals and groups most actively assume their responsibilities, and, consequently, where the morals of admittedly imperfect human beings are constantly improving; where trade, assemblies, and associations are the least restricted; where labor, capital, and populations suffer the fewest forced displacements; where mankind most nearly follows its own natural inclinations; where the inventions of men are most nearly in harmony with the laws of God; in short, the happiest, most moral, and most peaceful people are those who most nearly follow this principle: Although mankind is not perfect, still, all hope rests upon the free and voluntary actions of persons within the limits of right; law or force is to be used for nothing except the administration of universal justice.
Author: Frederic Bastiat, Source: The Law, p. 73Saved by cboyack in liberty government freedom happiness society peace morality mankind 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
However few we may be, we must hold up to the world the true picture of mankind, "things as they really are" and "as they really are to come."
Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: "Family Perspectives", BYU Devotional, January 15, 1974Saved by cboyack in defense truth world missionary mankind 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
But while one portion of the human race is judging and condemning the other without mercy, the Great Parent of the universe looks upon the whole of the human family with a fatherly care and paternal regard; He views them as His offspring, and without any of those contracted feelings that influence the children of men, causes “His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” He holds the reins of judgment in His hands; He is a wise Lawgiver, and will judge all men, not according to the narrow, contracted notions of men, but, “according to the deeds done in the body whether they be good or evil,” or whether these deeds were done in England, America, Spain, Turkey, or India. He will judge them, “not according to what they have not, but according to what they have,” those who have lived without law, will be judged without law, and those who have a law, will be judged by that law. We need not doubt the wisdom and intelligence of the Great Jehovah; He will award judgment or mercy to all nations according to their several deserts, their means of obtaining intelligence, the laws by which they are governed, the facilities afforded them of obtaining correct information, and His inscrutable designs in relation to the human family; and when the designs of God shall be made manifest, and the curtain of futurity be withdrawn, we shall all of us eventually have to confess that the Judge of all the earth has done right.
Author: Joseph Smith, Jr, Source: Teachings of the Prphet Joseph SmithSaved by Doc in judgment division brotherhood prejudice justice mankind childrenofgod 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Very closely allied to this party spirit is the national feeling that some exhibit. This national feeling is another feature of "Gentilism." "Gentilism" breaks up the family of man, and divides them off into parties and nations, having contrary interests. "Mormonism," on the other hand, . . . by drawing them from all nations . . . unites the family of man. . . . There are good and bad . . . qualities in all nations. . . . All real Saints, when they receive the Gospel, will readily relinquish party spirit and national feeling, and count such things as the distinctive ornaments of Satan's kingdom.
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Millennial Star 16:210Saved by Doc in politics party contention division partisan hatred unity brotherhood zion mankind nationalism childrenofgod 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In the secret of my heart I am in perpetual quarrel with God that He should allow such things [as the war] to go on. My non-violence seems almost impotent. But the answer comes at the end of the daily quarrel that neither God nor non-violence is impotent. Impotence is in men. I must try on without losing faith even though I may break in the attempt
Author: mohandas ghandi, Source: unknownSaved by Doc in god faith endurance violence mankind 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.
Author: Martin Luther King, Jr, Source: Speech at Riverside Church in New York City (4 April 1967)Saved by Doc in revolution materialism brotherhood prejudice zion property mankind racism militarism 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some; it is in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others

Author: Maryanne Williamson, Source: (1996). A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles. New York: HarperCollinsSaved by Doc in freedom potential power fear childofgod mankind glory liberation godhood 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
"We who are clay blended by the Master Potter, come from the kiln of Creation in many hues. How can people say one skin is colored, when each has its own coloration? What should it matter that one bowl is dark and the other pale, if each is of good design and serves its purpose well."
Author: Polingaysi Qoyawayma, Hopi, Source: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Native_American_proverbsSaved by Doc in brotherhood prejudice mankind mankind inclusion race racism childrenofgod 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: "Mankind". Basically, it's made up of two separate words - "mank" and "ind". What do these words mean ? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind.
Author: Jack Handy, Source: Saturday Night LiveSaved by Doc in humor mankind mystery meaningoflife joke 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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