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Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.

The planet is fine. The people are fucked.

Funny    Humanity    Humor

You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever.... connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.

If you're reading this...
Congratulations, you're alive.
If that's not something to smile about,
then I don't know what is.

Alive    Congratulations    Hope    Humanity    Inspiration    Inspirational    Inspire    Life    Poetry    Smile    Wisdom

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

God    Heart    Humanity    Inspirational    Prayer    Religion    Souls    Weakness

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don't even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It's time to put an end to this. It's time for us to let ourselves be loved.

One love, one heart, one destiny.

Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.

Cosmos

Carl Sagan

Cosmos

It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.

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.

Faith    Humanity    Ocean

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

Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
- I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
- I shall fear only God.
- I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
- I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
- I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.

Bravery    God    Goodness    Humanity    Justice    Kindness    Peace    Suffering

To err is human, to forgive, divine.

An Essay On Criticism

Alexander Pope

An Essay On Criticism

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

And Lot's wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.

We're so self-important. So arrogant. Everybody's going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves; we haven't learned how to care for one another. We're gonna save the fuckin' planet? . . . And, by the way, there's nothing wrong with the planet in the first place. The planet is fine. The people are fucked! Compared with the people, the planet is doin' great. It's been here over four billion years . . . The planet isn't goin' anywhere, folks. We are! We're goin' away. Pack your shit, we're goin' away. And we won't leave much of a trace. Thank God for that. Nothing left. Maybe a little Styrofoam. The planet will be here, and we'll be gone. Another failed mutation; another closed-end biological mistake.

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

Invisible Man

Ralph Allison

Invisible Man
Control    Defeat    Humanity    Life

Humans see what they want to see.

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.

God save us from people who mean well.

A Suitable Boy

Vikram Seth

A Suitable Boy

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.

Equality    Feminism    Humanity    Men    Women

Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.

Bread    Food    God    Humanity    Hunger    Poverty    Religion

There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before!

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

Wonder

R.J. Palacio

Wonder

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

Art    Humanity    Sadness

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

But if I'm it, the last of my kind, the last page of human history, like hell I'm going to let the story end this way. I may be the last one, but I am the one still standing. I am the one turning to face the faceless hunter in the woods on an abandoned highway. I am the one not running but facing. Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity. And if this is humanity's last war, then I am the battlefield.

The 5th Wave

Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave

I'm not in search of sanctity, sacredness, purity; these things are found after this life, not in this life; but in this life I search to be completely human: to feel, to give, to take, to laugh, to get lost, to be found, to dance, to love and to lust, to be so human.

But collective thinking is usually short-lived. We're fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction.

Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay

The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

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

Let's tell the truth to people. When people ask, 'How are you?' have the nerve sometimes to answer truthfully. You must know, however, that people will start avoiding you because, they, too, have knees that pain them and heads that hurt and they don't want to know about yours. But think of it this way: If people avoid you, you will have more time to meditate and do fine research on a cure for whatever truly afflicts you.

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

Evil begins when you begin to treat people as things.

Cruelty    Evil    Humanity    Kindness

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

The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice
Good deeds    Goodness    Humanity    Inspirational    Life    Light    World

The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man

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.

I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, houses of cards, that's where they begin. Their great skills is their capacity to escalate.

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

Anger is like flowing water; there's nothing wrong with it as long as you let it flow. Hate is like stagnant water; anger that you denied yourself the freedom to feel, the freedom to flow; water that you gathered in one place and left to forget. Stagnant water becomes dirty, stinky, disease-ridden, poisonous, deadly; that is your hate. On flowing water travels little paper boats; paper boats of forgiveness. Allow yourself to feel anger, allow your waters to flow, along with all the paper boats of forgiveness. Be human.

The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble.

One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, "I love you", "I'm sorry", "I appreciate you", "I'm proud of you"...whatever you're feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it...cause a smile today for someone else...and give plenty of hugs.

The human race tends to remember the abuses to which it has been subjected rather than the endearments. What's left of kisses? Wounds, however, leave scars.

Abuse    History    Humanity    Kiss    Life    Mankind    Scars    Wounds

A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.

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