Then God gifted me with poetry and uses it as a medium to educate people, and in each of my poems there is a story There was a little comet who lived near the Milky Way! She loved to wander out at night and jump about and play. The mother of the comet was a very good old star;. The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror,.
All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts,. He gets tired of his childhood and hastens to grow up; then he becomes nostalgic about his childhood. To gain wealth, he would endanger his health; then to regain his lost health, he spends What are heavy? Sea-sand and sorrow; What are brief? Today and tomorrow; What are frail?
Spring blossoms and youth; What are deep? The ocean and truth. Yes, it is perfection! Every line is simple in its truth. Agreed, agreed, this poem has done its deed! I think it went like this: drawings in the cave, sounds in the cave, songs in the cave, songs about us. Later, stories about us.
Great friendships. Working together. But poetry and novels are lists of our devotions. We love the feel of making the marks as the feelings are rising and falling. Living in literature and love is the best thing there is. When you take a conscious part in life and its multitudes of choices, you won't let life happen to you - you will make life happen for you.
There are particles of matter moving around in certain recurrent and yet not fully predictable patterns. We interpret such experiences as and through symbolic means, including linguistic expressions. Thou canst not hear what a dog hears. Nor canst thou smell what a dog smells. But already thou hast experienced a little of what can happen to man. It was a mind attuned to the full range of human experience, including the invisible lives of women. Italians weren't wops or dagos, and there were no more kikes, Japs, chinks, or spics in polite conversation.
Everybody had a group to protest and stick up for them. But women were still being called names by men. Where was our group? It's not fair. Many times the translator reaches a fork in the translating road where they must make a choice in the interpretation of a word. And each time they make one of these choices, they are taken further from the truth. As soon as we try to put reality into words, we limit it. Words are not reality, they are the cause of reality, and thus reality is always more. Writers aren't alchemists who transmute words into the aurous essence of the human experience.
I was not tired physically … No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in. We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding the world — introspection. We discover that humanity may resemble us very considerably — that the best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbors is to know ourselves. Walter Lippmann. The true test of a character is to face hard conditions with the determination to make them better. Helen Keller.
Anne Frank. Neil Gaiman Click to tweet. Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann Click to tweet. Enjoying the joys of others and suffering with them — these are the best guides for men. Man can find meaning in life, short and perilous as it is, only through devoting himself to society.
My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Louis Pasteur. The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence. Charles Bukowski. On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time. George Orwell. How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.
Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver. Act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other, never merely as a means to an end, but always at the same time as an end.
Immanuel Kant. What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven. Chuck Palahniuk. All things in this vast universe exist in you, with you, and for you. Kahlil Gibran Click to tweet. Thomas Carlyle. What Darwin was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we were the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous motherfuckers in the jungle. Stephen King. In times of danger large groups rise to the highest pitch of enthusiasm, courage and sacrifice… Mankind will be refashioned and history rewritten when this law is understood and obeyed.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Human beings seem to be a poor invention.
If they are the noblest works of God where is the ignoblest? We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane. Kurt Vonnegut Click to tweet. Dream for a better world and for a better humanity, not for a better car and a bigger house. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual. Warren Buffett. It is only our humanity that can deliver us from the brutality of our achievements.
Henry Rollins. Just be good. And when I do something good, I feel good. Ricky Gervais. While we are sitting in meditation, we are simply exploring humanity and all of creation in the form of ourselves. Pema Chodron. We can become extremely wise and sensitive to all of humanity and the whole universe simply by knowing ourselves, just as we are. I am not religious. I am a humanist because human beings are more important than dogma an traditions. The universe is my country and the human family is my tribe.
Our chief usefulness to humanity rests on our combining power with high purpose. Power undirected by high purpose spells calamity, and high purpose by itself is utterly useless if the power to put it into effect is lacking. Wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics without principles. Marcus Aurelius. It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. Oscar Wilde.
There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher. Victor Hugo. George Bernard Shaw. Malala Yousafzai Click to tweet. Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another. Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time. Love, hope, fear, faith — these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character. Robert Browning. There is a universal respect and even admiration for those who are humble and simple by nature, and who have absolute confidence in all human beings irrespective of their social status.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. Joseph Addison. Reflecting on his years in prison, Nelson Mandela wrote that there were dark moments that tested his faith in humanity, but he refused to give up. The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations.
But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people. We are all prompted by the same motives, all deceived by the same fallacies, all animated by hope, obstructed by danger, entangled by desire, and seduced by pleasure. Samuel Johnson. Marcus Tullius Cicero. Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.
Ralph Ellison. Only life suffered can transform a symphony from a collection of notes into a message of humanity. Dimitris Mitropoulos. I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again. It is not enough to sit and hope. You have to work in order to realize your hopes. Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it. Anais Nin Click to tweet. In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.
Thurgood Marshall. Be the reason someone feels seen, heard and supported. Cleo Wade. The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. Vincent van Gogh. To understand another human being you must gain some insight into the conditions which made him what he is.
Margaret Bourke-White. One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Steve Maraboli. I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without expectations of rewards or punishments after I am dead. Kurt Vonnegut. Your presence is the most precious gift you can give to another human being. Marshall B. We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves. My life is an indivisible whole, and all my attitudes run into one another; and they all have their rise in my insatiable love for mankind.
I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.
Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Andrew Boyd. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors. The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be.
Alain de Botton. No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else. Charles Dickens Click to tweet. If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself. Henry David Thoreau. We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire the man who embodies victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbor, who is prompt to help a friend, but who has those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life.
We cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself.
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude. Mankind was my business… charity, mercy, forbearance, benevolence, were all my business. Charles Dickens. Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. Bertrand Russell. Hurt people hurt people.
Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with passion, cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future.
Yehuda Berg. If you are feeling helpless, help someone. Aung San Suu Kyi Click to tweet. I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people. Looking at the earth from afar you realize it is too small for conflict and just big enough for co-operation. Yuri Gagarin First human to journey into outer space.
Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. True peace with oneself and with the world around us can only be achieved through the development of mental peace. Jack Kerouac. You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
John Bunyon. If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships — the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace. Franklin D. I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior.
All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them. Emma Thompson. If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbors. If there is to be peace between neighbors, there must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart. Lao Tzu. Human life has meaning only to that degree and as long as it is lived in the service of humanity. Wole Soyinka Click to tweet. Sai Baba. We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
To treat anyone as if they were less than human, less than a brother or a sister, no matter what they have done, is to contravene the very laws of our humanity. The belief that we some day shall be able to prevent war is to me one with the belief in the possibility of making humanity really human. Ellen Key. Every kindness I received, small or big, convinced me that there could never be enough of it in the world.
Kindness, can change the lives of people. People should never think that you have to be a very special person to help those who need you. Miep Gies. Be kind to all creatures. This is the true religion. Buddha Click to tweet. There can be no renewal of our relationship with nature without a renewal of humanity itself. For my part, I am not so sure at bottom that man is, as he says, the king of nature; he is far more its devastating tyrant. I believe he has many things to learn from animal societies, older than his own and of infinite variety.
Romain Rolland. Barbara Kingsolver. Milan Kundera. Man — despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many accomplishments — owes his existence to a six inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains. Paul Harvey. Our origins are of the earth. And so there is in us a deeply seated response to the natural universe, which is part of our humanity. Rachel Carson. Fyodor Dostoevsky.
If you cannot find faith in humanity, be the faith in humanity. Once I thought that to be human was the highest aim a man could have, but I see now that it was meant to destroy me. Today I am proud to say that I am inhuman, that I belong not to men and governments, that I have nothing to do with creeds and principles. I have nothing to do with the creaking machinery of humanity — I belong to the earth!
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Henry Miller. I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am. Joseph Baretti. The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race. Don Marquis Click to tweet. Sigmund Freud. So arrogant. George Carlin. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding?