75 Quotes on Humanity That Will Inspire You To Be Kind and Compassionate

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A collection of inspiring and heartwarming humanity quotes that’ll inspire you to be a better person and to always spread love and kindness wherever you go.

According to Collins Dictionary, humanity is defined as, the quality of being kind, thoughtful, and sympathetic to others.

We have gathered a list of inspirational humanity quotes below from various sources to remind you that regardless of what is happening all over the world right now, you should not let it harden you.

Just keep spreading love, kindness, and compassion wherever you go.

May these quotes on humanity inspire you to do your part, big or small, in making the world a better place.

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75 Humanity quotes and sayings

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

— Dalai Lama

One love, one heart, one destiny.

— Robert Marley

Humanity, take a good look at yourself, inside. You’re a world – everything is hidden in you.

— Hildegard of Bingen

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

— Mother Teresa

Who so lives for humanity must be content to lose himself.

— Octavius Brooks Frothingham

Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.

— Roy T. Bennett

Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.

— Thomas Keneally

Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.

— Nelson Mandela

We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.

— Leo Tolstoy

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.

— Ralph Ellison

I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one ‘race’ – the human race – and that we are all members of it.

— Margaret Atwood

I love mankind, he said, “but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.

— Desmond Tutu

Inspiring humanity quotes

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

— Mark Twain

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.

— Marie Curie

Empathy, humanity and support for each other is more important than revenue, than growth.

— Eric Yuan

In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.

— Thurgood Marshall

A true community is not just about being geographically close to someone or part of the same social web network. It’s about feeling connected and responsible for what happens. Humanity is our ultimate community, and everyone plays a crucial role.

— Yehuda Berg

Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but to the collective behavior of humanity.

— Reinhold Niebuhr

Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.

— Hippocrates

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

It’s all about humanity, humility, and integrity.

— Debra Wilson

Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.

— Pema Chodron

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

— Joseph Addison

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.

— Dale Carnegie

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

— Horace Mann

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.

— Charles Bukowski

There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.

— Walter Savage Landor

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Thought-provoking humanity quotes

Benevolence is the characteristic element of humanity.

— Confucius

Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.

— R.J. Palacio

Selfless service alone gives the needed strength and courage to awaken the sleeping humanity in one’s heart.

— Sai Baba

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.

— William Shakespeare

Love humanity? Start with one person.

— Gabriel Laub

Humanity quotes and quotes about humanity

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.

— Anais Nin

We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.

— Albert Einstein

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.

— Oscar Wilde

People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

A sweet new blossom of humanity, fresh fallen from God’s own home, to flower on earth.

— Gerald Massey

What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.

— Chris Maser

We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

— Charlie Chaplin

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

— Anne Frank

World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader or that king or prince or religious leader. World belongs to humanity.

— Dalai Lama

We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.

— Gwendolyn Brooks

Quotes About Humanity

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You don’t have to teach people how to be human. You have to teach them how to stop being inhuman.

— Eldridge Cleaver

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

— Muhammad Ali

If our tears do not lead us to act then we have lost the reason of our humanity, which is compassion.

— Dalai Lama

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

— Desmond Tutu

Peace is our gift to each other.

— Elie Wiesel

Politeness is the flower of humanity.

— Joseph Joubert

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.

— Francis of Assisi

In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.

— Les Brown

Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war.

— Pope John Paul II

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

— Helen Keller

It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way.

— Oscar Wilde

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.

— Lee lacocca

One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that.

— Joseph Campbell

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.

— Voltaire

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The world has only one border. It is called humanity. The differences between us are small compared to our shared humanity. Put humans first.

— Nadia Murad

We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.

— Rudyard Kipling

The cultured man is an artist, an artist in humanity.

— Ashley Montagu

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

Our behavior toward each other is the strangest, most unpredictable, and most unaccountable of all the phenomena with which we are obliged to live. In all of nature, there is nothing so threatening to humanity as humanity itself.

— Lewis Thomas

The next evolutionary step for humankind is to move from human to kind.

― Anonymous

In a gentle way you can shake the world.

— Mahatma Gandhi

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.

— John Buchan

The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.

— Mahatma Gandhi

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.

— Leo Tolstoy

Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

― Martin Luther King Jr.

This idea of shared humanity and the connections that we make with one another – that’s what, in fact, makes life worth living.

— Clint Smith

Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.

— Rumi

Progress is the attraction that moves humanity.

— Marcus Garvey

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.

— Victor Hugo

Making a good meal for someone, even if it is nothing complicated, is an expression of love: it is an invitation to share, for one dinner at least, in our common humanity.

— Ben Domenech

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