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Far more has been accomplished for the welfare and progress of mankind by preventing bad actions than by doing good ones. (Quote by - William Lyon Mackenzie King)

The nations which have put mankind and posterity most in their debt have been small states - Israel, Athens, Florence, Elizabethan England. (Quote by - Dean William R. Inge)

What after all has maintained the human race on this old globe, despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not the faith in new possibilities and the courage to advocate them?. (Quote by - Jane Adams)

Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason. (Quote by - Samuel Adams)

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. (Quote by - John Donne)

The power of habit and the charm of novelty are the two adverse forces which explain the follies of mankind. (Quote by - Comtesse Diane)

If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago. (Quote by - William Hazlitt)

Mankind's greatest gift... is that we have free choice. (Quote by - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross)

Neither in the life of the individual nor in that of mankind is it desirable to know the future. (Quote by - Jakob Burckhardt)

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. (Quote by - Thomas Paine)

Nine-tenths of the miseries and vices of mankind proceed from idleness. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

It is the true nature of mankind to learn from mistakes, not from example. (Quote by - Fred Hoyle)

That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. (Quote by - Neil Armstrong)

He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. (Quote by - Mahatma Gandhi)

Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. (Quote by - Logan Pearsall Smith)

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan: The proper study of mankind is man. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

The most acute social priority is for individuals to clean up their own mental and emotional messes. (Quote by - Doc Childre)

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. (Quote by - Edward Gibbon)

I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes)

To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human. (Quote by - Andy and Larry Wachowski)

We should expect the best and the worst from mankind, as from the weather. (Quote by - Vauvenargues)

From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. (Quote by - Immanuel Kant)


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