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Motivational Humanely Quotes

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Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

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Our laws are a reflection of our culture.
Our culture does not condone the torture of innocent
and defenseless creatures.
And we as a society believe all God's creatures should be treated humanely.
- Joe Moore

The worst government is often the most moral.
One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane.
But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
- H. L. Mencken

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II


 

We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace.
May it be more humane and fair than the world your
governments have made before.
- John Perry Barlow

Living Into the Great Paradox,
I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life serves up.
I work to bring about my vision of the future,
which is based on my value system of what is right,
just, noble, compassionate, generous, humane, peaceful, and loving.
Simultaneously, I accept that my vision
is based on only my opinions and prejudices,
and I honor all points of view and value systems,
no matter how different from my own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In 1790 we had less than eight hundred thousand slaves.
Under our mild and humane administration of the system
they have increased above four millions.
- Robert Toombs


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At all events, arbitration is more rational,
just, and humane than the resort to the sword.
- Richard Cobden

We must never relinquish the vision of a humane society and a humane world.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

It is possible that the contemplation of cruelty will
not make us humane but cruel;
that the reiteration of the badness of our spiritual
condition will make us consent to it.
- Lionel Trilling

Our goal isn't to close Wal-Mart down.
It is to make it a better, more humane company toward
its employees and the communities it is in.
- Robert Greenwald

I suspect that no community will become humane and
caring by restricting what its members can say.
- Derek Bok

It is this, at its most basic, that makes science a humane pursuit;
it acknowledges the commonality of people's experience.
- John Charles Polanyi

This inhuman world has to become more humane.
But how?
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

It is, therefore, a fact that anybody who wants to
realise Truth or who wants to be humane,
must follow non-violent ways of life,
otherwise he will not be able to reach the Truth.
- Morarji Desai

Immigration should be enforced in a proportional and humane manner.
- Roger Mahony

I said I thought female labour of the sort exacted from these slaves,
and corporal chastisement such as they endure,
must be abhorrent to any manly or humane man.
- Fanny Kemble

With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead;
but to tyrants I will give no quarter,
nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.
- William Lloyd Garrison

More humane societies are usually smaller,
like the Scandinavian countries and Holland,
where it is much easier to reach consensus and cooperation.
- David Korten

When political figures are shown on television or in movies,
it's always the liberal Democrats that are shown to be humane,
caring people.
- Pat Boone

Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane.
But, too often, U.S.
actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.
- Howard Zinn

An interface is humane if it is responsive to human
needs and considerate of human frailties.
- Jef Raskin

The possession of arbitrary power has always,
the world over, tended irresistibly to destroy humane sensibility,
magnanimity, and truth.
- Frederick Law Olmsted

Very few of the early Italian humanists were really humane.
- Irving Babbitt

My commitment to a humane and peaceful world continues to this day.
- Walter Kohn

Because animals are property, we consider as "humane
treatment" that we would regard as torture if it were inflicted on humans.
- Gary L. Francione

There is no room for legal hair-splitting when it comes
to the humane treatment of detainees -
not in a nation founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights.
- Dick Durbin

To be meek, patient, tactful, modest,
honorable, brave, is not to be either manly or womanly;
it is to be humane.
- Jane Harrison

If we do not want to be pained by anybody we must not pain anybody;
and how can man consider himself humane if he wants
to live at the cost of others.
- Morarji Desai

We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who,
in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention,
disregarded also the humane aspiration.
- Irving Babbitt

Terms like that, "Humane Society," are devised with people like me in mind,
who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent.
- Barbara Kingsolver

I like the idea of bringing cartoon characters to life...
and although the Americans have already attempted this,
their culture is not sufficiently humane to make it work.
- Gerard Depardieu

One can not be just if one is not humane.
- Luc de Clapier

It has never demonstrated any desire to provide humane
treatment to captured Americans.
If anything, the murders of Nicholas Berg and Daniel
Pearl declare al Qaeda's intentions to kill even innocent civilian prisoners.
- John Yoo

Any time the United States government turns over an American citizen,
including military personnel, to the government of another country,
it is in our nature to want to make sure that they
receive the best treatment,
the fairest treatment, and the most humane treatment.
- Howard Baker

The scrupulous and the just, the noble,
humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the
intelligent may begin a movement -
but it passes away from them.
They are not the leaders of a revolution.
They are its victims.
- Joseph Conrad

That though we are certain of many things,
yet that Certainty is no absolute Infallibility,
there still remains the possibility of our being mistaken
in all matters of humane Belief and Inquiry.
- Joseph Glanvill

Any health care funding plan that is just,
equitable, civilized and humane must -
must -
redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the
poorer and the less fortunate.
Excellent healthcare is by definition re-distributional.
- Donald Berwick

I was most impressed with the professionalism of our
soldiers stationed there,
and I am now more confident than ever that that the
operations at Guantanamo are being conducted in a humane and necessary manner.
- Jim Ryun

The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in
universities does not belong to ages of free and humane reflection:
it is scholastic and proper to the Middle Ages and to Germany.
- George Santayana

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend sees the good in everything,
and brings out the best in the worst of things.
- Sasha Azevedo

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The worst part of success is to try to find
someone who is happy for you.
- Bette Midler

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

We fear both the best and the worst in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Oh no, I can't do anything to the death.
Doctor's orders. You see, I have this ulcer condition,
and death is the worst thing for it.
- the movie Love and Death

The worst prison would be a closed heart.
- Pope John Paul II

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government,
except all the others that have been tried.
- Winston Churchill

If it turns out that there IS a God,
I don't think that he's evil.
I think that the worst you can say about him
is that basically he's an underachiever.
- the movie Love and Death

Your worst days are never so bad
that you are beyond the reach of God's grace.
And your best days are never so good
that you are beyond the need of God's grace.
- Anonymous

The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
- Don Miguel Ruiz

Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

Science may have found a cure for most evils;
but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world,
and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
- Winston Churchill

The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy,
is government.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil;
in its worst state,
an intolerable one.
- Thomas Paine

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
- William Penn

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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