100 Humanity Quotes That Will Touch Your Heart

By Maxime Lagacé Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing and collecting quotes since 2004. He’s also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he’s dedicated to help you live a simpler and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.Here are 100 of the best humanity quotes I could find. What’s my goal? Simply to inspire you with great words from the most loving and unifying people in history. You’ll discover quotes by Einstein, Obama, Martin Luther King Jr, and more. Enjoy!

Politeness is the flower of humanity. Joseph Joubert

Pray for your health first, then pray for humanity. Maxime Lagacé

Humanity should be our race. Love should be our religion. Unknown

Be a good human being, a warm hearted, affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief. 14th Dalai Lama

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa

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

Kindness is the best form of humanity. Doris Lee

You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right. Rosa Parks

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

Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others. Unknown

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My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. Thomas Paine

The more we take, the less there is for future generations. Phil Kingston

All I have is a sense of duty toward all people and an attachment to those with whom I have become intimate. Albert Einstein

Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential. Peace Pilgrim

We are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things. Stephen Hawking

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The Best Humanity Quotes

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

I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being. Jackie Robinson

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. Plato

One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. Malala Yousafzai

Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity. Marie Curie

Moral courage is the highest expression of humanity. Ralph Nader Click to tweet

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. Leo Tolstoy Click to tweet

I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains. Anne Frank

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed. Mahatma Gandhi

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The simplest way to be happy is to do good. Helen Keller

Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back. Arthur Rubinstein

I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole. Malcolm X

Angry people want you to see how powerful they are. Loving people want you to see how powerful you are. Chief Red Eagle

If you want to awaken all of humanity, awaken all of yourself. Lao Tzu

Praise what you want to see in the world. Maxime Lagacé

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King Jr

We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers. Martin Luther King Jr

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

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

To be a man is to feel that one’s own stone contributes to building the edifice of the world. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Since we live in this world, we have to do our best for this world. Aung San Suu Kyi

This is my creed: Happiness is the only good; reason the only torch; justice the only worship, humanity the only religion, and love the only priest. Robert Green Ingersoll

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. Theodore Roosevelt

To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue. William Hazlitt

No religion is higher than humanity. Abdul Sattar Edhi

Humanity is so much more than the sum of humans. Unknown

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The Most Famous Humanity Quotes

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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller Click to tweet

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

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. Neil Armstrong

Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma Gandhi

The human race is just a chemical scum on a moderate-sized planet, orbiting around a very average star in the outer suburb of one among a hundred billion galaxies. We are so insignificant that I can’t believe the whole universe exists for our benefit. That would be like saying that you would disappear if I closed my eyes. Stephen Hawking

Embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important. Pope Francis

Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity. Maya Angelou

The great moral teachers of humanity were in a way artistic geniuses in the art of living. Albert Einstein

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. Albert Einstein

The future of humanity is in our hands. 14th Dalai Lama

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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

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. Nelson Mandela

If our tears do not lead us to act then we have lost the reason of our humanity, which is compassion. 14th Dalai Lama

We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race. We all share the same basic values. Kofi Annan

My friends, our challenge today is not to save Western civilization – or Eastern, for that matter. All civilization is at stake, and we can save it only if all peoples join together in the task. Kofi Annan Click to tweet

In the midst of economic recovery and global upheaval, disasters like this remind us of the common humanity that we share. Barack Obama (On Japan, March 17, 2011)

I believe that mankind’s destiny lies in the stars. Neil Gaiman Click to tweet

This is American leadership at its best. We stand with people who fight for their own freedom, and we rally other nations on behalf of our common security and common humanity. Barack Obama

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in. Theodore Roosevelt

The bond of our common humanity is stronger than the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices. Jimmy Carter

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

Benevolence is the characteristic element of humanity. Confucius

We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane. Kurt Vonnegut

You must not lose faith in humanity. Mahatma Gandhi

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi

The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole human family as one. Mahatma Gandhi

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

We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. Because of our involvement in humanity we must be concerned about every human being. Martin Luther King Jr

Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock. Sigmund Freud

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast. Oscar Wilde

Each person must live their life as a model for others. Rosa Parks

Short Humanity Quotes

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Comedy is the only hope for humanity. Roseanne Barr

Humanity needs to weep, and this is the time to weep. Pope Francis

Truth is on the side of the oppressed. Malcolm X

Think higher, feel deeper. Elie Wiesel Click to tweet

The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization. Karen Horney

The moment we stop fighting for each other, that’s the moment that we lose our humanity. Adrian Hemlsley (In the movie “2012”)

The universe is my country and the human family is my tribe. Kahlil Gibran Click to tweet

The human race has improved everything, but the human race. Adlai E. Stevenson

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

We are not broken, we are just unfinished. Dawna Markova

Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man. Adam Smith

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The more I see of man, the more I like dogs. Madame de Stael

Every step we take on earth brings us to a new world. Federico Garcia Lorca

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. Marie Curie

My humanity is a constant self-overcoming. Friedrich Nietzsche

The only real nation is humanity. Paul Farmer

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Unknown

You don’t need a reason to help people. Unknown

Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. Pema Chodron

Sometimes a hug is worth more than a thousand words. Unknown

I am not a human being; I am a human becoming. Unknown

Be the reason someone smiles today. Unknown

There is nothing on earth divine except humanity. Walter Savage Landor

The strides of humanity are slow, they can only be counted in centuries. Georg Buchner

The planet is fine. The people are fucked. George Carlin

I would never trust a man who didn’t cry. Norman Schwarzkopf Click to tweet

All of our humanity is dependent upon recognizing the humanity in others. Desmond Tutu

To err is human, to forgive, divine. Alexander Pope

Related: How Humility Will Make You the Greatest Person Ever (mindful.org)

Humanity Quotes: The Conclusion

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

Let’s recap:Best way to build humanity? Be kind to people.The most important things in the world?YOU can do a difference in people’s lives. You don’t need ask permission. You don’t have to wait.Remember: make the world your country, make love your religion.Don’t separate. Don’t build walls. Build bridges. Unite. Call to action: Read 25 Ways to Help a Fellow Human Being Today (zenhabits.net)or Positive Quotes That Will Brighten Your Day Hope you liked these beautiful humanity quotes. If you did, please share them with one of your friend!What gives you hope in humanity? What was your favorite quote? Please let us know in the comment section below!

Author Bio

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

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