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
Relations between the sexes are so complicated that the only way you can tell if members of the set are going together as if they are married. Then, almost certainly, they are not. Cleveland Armory
Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has. William S. Burroughs
Wherever humanity has made that hardest of all starts and lifted itself out of mere brutality is a sacred spot. Willa Cather
All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others. Mahatma Gandhi
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. Mahatma Gandhi
Man is not on the earth solely for his own happiness. He is there to realize great things for humanity. Vincent Van Gogh
Humanity is just a work in progress. Tennessee Williams
It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy. Hesiod
I am a human, and whatever concerns humanity is of interest to me. Terence
I know of no great souls except those who have rendered great services to the human race. Voltaire
Our humanity was a poor thing but for the divinity that stirs within us. Sir Francis Bacon
Humanity is a miracle with a purpose. Alfred Henry
Only love enables humanity to grow because love engenders life and it is the only form of energy that lasts forever. Only love enables humanity to grow because love engenders life and it is the only form of energy that lasts forever. Michael Quoist
After all, there is but one race—humanity. George Moore
It will be generally found that those who sneer habitually at human nature and affect to despise it are among its worst and least pleasant samples. Dickens
Human nature is not so much depraved as to hinder us from respecting goodness in others, though we ourselves want it. We love truth too well to resist the charms of sincerity. Steele
As there are many beasts and some devil in man, so there is some angel and some God in him. The beast and devil may be conquered but in this life never wholly destroyed. Coleridge
Humanity is a duty made known and enjoined by revelation, and ever keeping pace with the progress of Christianity. Sydney Smith
Humanity is the spirit of the supreme being on earth, and that humanity is standing amidst ruins, hiding its nakedness behind tattered rags, shedding tears upon hollow cheeks, and calling for its children with pitiful voice. Kahlil Gibran
Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender. Henri Frederic Amiel
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing one another. Luciano De Crescenzo
So long as we live among men, let us cherish humanity. Andre Gide
We must all learn to be guests of each other. George Steiner
Humanity is so adaptable, my mother would say. Truly amazing, what people can get used to as long as there are a few compensations. Margaret Atwood
Humanity has the most amazing capacity for self-deception matched only by its ingenuity when trying to destroy itself. Ben Aaronovitch
Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing can ever be made. Immanuel Kant
It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor. Eric Hoffer
When humanity is love and blood of all red. / Oh what nice coloured of that matches with bedsheet. / Love is so, heart to soulful treat. Dr. Saroj Khumar
If you judge people you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa
Kindness is the best form of humanity. Doris Lee