Humanity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old humanity quotes, humanity sayings, and humanity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A crust in comfort is better than a feast in fear. Aesop
A day is lost if one has not laughed. French (on the conduct of life)
A friend in need is a friend indeed. James Ray
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A good spouse and health is a person's best wealth. Benjamin Franklin
A man's house is his castle. Sir Edward Coke
A place for everything and everything in its place. Samuel Smiles
A smile is a window in your face to show your heart is at home. unknown
A trouble shared is a trouble halved. unknown
All of us, the great and the little have need of each other. Aesop
Any port in a storm. unknown
As the day lengthens, the cold strengthens. E. Pellham
As the spokes of a wheel are attached to the hub, so all things are attached to life. Sanskrit (on life and living)
Bread, oil, Salt and Heart Albanian
Bury the hatchet beneath the root of the tree. Native American Saying (on war and peace)
Character building begins in infancy and continues until death. Eleanor Roosevelt
Cold hands, warm heart. V.S. Lean
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. Benjamin Franklin
Curses like chickens, come home to roost. Chaucer
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Bible
Don't bypass a town where there's a friend. Malagasy (on journeys)
Don't let the grass grow on the path of friendship. Blackfoot (Native American) (on friendship)
Eat coconuts while you have teeth. Singhalese (on youth and age)
Every day of your life is a page of your history. Arabic (on life and living)
Everyone wants to live long but no one wants to be called old. Icelandic (on youth and age)
Fact is stranger than fiction. Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Follow your dreams. unknown
For every bow there is an arrow. (For everyone there is someone.) unknown
Glass, china and reputation are easily crack'd and never well mended. Benjamin Franklin
Good memories are our second chance at happiness. Queen Elizabeth II
Great oaks from little acorns grow. Chaucer
He lives long who lives well. J. Wilson
He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself. Phillip Massinger
Hold fast to the words of your ancestors. Maori (on proverbs)
Honor is better than honors. Flemish (on the conduct of life)
In time we hate that which we often fear. Seneca
Industry pays debts, despair encreases them. Benjamin Franklin
It takes all kinds to make a world go round. T. Shelton
Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Teresa
Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone. Horace
Laugh every day; it's like inner jogging. unknown
Laughter is the best medicine. unknown
Life has its little ups and downs. unknown
Life is one big experiment. unknown
Life is short and full of blisters. African-American (on life and living)
Life is the greatest bargain; we get it for nothing. Yiddish (on life and living)
Life is too short to waste. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Make a meal and contention will cease. Hebrew (on the human comedy)
May the outward and inward man be at one. Socrates
No one is good at everything but everyone is good at something. unknown
Nothing goes on forever. unknown
Observe all men; thyself most. Benjamin Franklin
One hand washes the other. Epicharmus
People are architects of their own fortune. Spanish (on fortune)
Praise the young and they will blossom. Irish Proverb
Small children give you a headache, big children a heartache. Russian Proverb
Spring is in the air. unknown
Take life as it comes. unknown
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth. Edmund Burke
The best things in life are free. B.G. DeSilva
The company makes the feast. J. Warton
The discontented man finds no easy chair. Benjamin Franklin
The easiest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your pocket. unknown
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. Edward John Phelps
The memories of youth make for long, long thoughts. Lapp (on youth and age)
The mind is willing, but the flesh is weak. Bible
The old one who is loved, is winter with flowers. German (on youth and age)
The person sins, then blames Satan for it. Afghan (on the human comedy)
The stargazer's toe is often stubbed. Russian (on the human comedy)
The worst prison is a closed heart. Pope John Paul II
Vices are their own punishment. Aesop
We'll never know the worth of water 'till the well goes dry. Scottish Proverb
When the apple is ripe it will fall. Irish Proverb
When the tiger kills, the jackel profits. Afghan (on business)
Where is there a tree not shaken by the wind. Armenian (on basic truths)
While the cat's away, the mice will play. James Ray
Who are a little wise, the best fools be. John Donne
You cannot carve rotten wood. Chinese
You can't teach an old dog new tricks. unknown
You can't win them all. unknown
You may delay but time will not. Benjamin Franklin
Your success and happiness lie in you...resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. Helen Keller