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Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#1. Practicing a thousand yoga postures, doesn't make a person spiritual, nor does uttering "aum" or "hallelujah" a thousand times - what makes a person spiritual, is plain ordinary everyday act of kindness. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Aron Ra
#2. So secular humanism is not a religion in any sense, legal or otherwise, and neither is atheism. Religion must include a professed conviction, and mythical characters hardly counts as that. So atheism alone is no more a religion than health is a disease. One may as well argue over which brand of car pedestrians drive. #Quote by Aron Ra
Humanism quotes by Michael A. Mullett
#3. Humanists were people who wanted to return to ideas found in old Greek and Latin writing of Greece and Rome, written many centuries earlier. Christian Humanists also wanted to get back to these ideas, but they were mainly concerned with learning about the early Christian Church, before it had become involved with money-making and superstition. They wanted to read the books of the early Church, especially the gospels of Christ, in the original language of Greek, so that they would know exactly what the writings meant. The leader of the Christian Humanists was Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), who attacked superstitions in the Catholic Church in his writing. #Quote by Michael A. Mullett
Humanism quotes by Bell Hooks
#4. Love is a combination of care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust. #Quote by Bell Hooks
Humanism quotes by Ronald Carter

Had we but world enough, and time,
This coyness, lady, were no crime

(Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress)

While theatre was the most public literary form of the period, poetry tended to be more personal, more private. Indeed, it was often published for only a limited circle of readers. This was true of Shakespeare's sonnets, as we have seen, and even more so for the Metaphysical poets, whose works were published mostly after their deaths. John Donne and George Herbert are the most significant of these poets.
The term 'Metaphysical' was used to describe their work by the eighteenth-century critic, Samuel Johnson. He intended the adjective to be pejorative. He attacked the poets' lack of feeling, their learning, and the surprising range of images and comparisons they used. Donne and Herbert were certainly very innovative poets, but the term 'Metaphysical' is only a label, which is now used to describe the modern impact of their writing. After three centuries of neglect and disdain, the Metaphysical poets have come to be very highly regarded and have been influential in recent British poetry and criticism. They used contemporary scientific discoveries and theories, the topical debates on humanism, faith, and eternity, colloquial speech-based rhythms, and innovative verse forms, to examine the relationship between the individual, his God, and the universe. Their 'conceits', metaphors and images, paradoxes and inte #Quote by Ronald Carter
Humanism quotes by John Currin
#6. There is a fascination with violence and power in all modernism, and I sort of saw classic modernism as being more similar to Wyndham Lewis than to the Renaissance. It's not about flow and the presence of humanism and all those things. #Quote by John Currin
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#7. Forget race, forget gender, forget religion, and become a human my friend. Become a human above everything else, and all great things shall follow. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#8. When people are broken on the outside, society is taught to never be rude to them. When people are broken on the inside, society is taught to rub happiness in their faces and show them how perfect life should be. When someone has half of an arm, you are not supposed to go up to them and show them how great of an arm wrestler you are. But when someone has a broken mind or a broken soul, you're taught to go up to them and tell them to look for joy in everything. Society has a very long way to go in terms of what it means to heal this world's broken people. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Humanism quotes by Wake In Fright
#9. All the little devils are proud of their hell #Quote by Wake In Fright
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#10. Humans will be the hope to the humans – humans will be the help to the humans. That is the world I dream of and that is the world I work to build. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#11. Humanism is a belief that Homo sapiens has a unique and sacred nature, which is fundamentally different from the nature of all other animals and of all other phenomena. Humanists believe that the unique nature of Homo sapiens is the most important thing in the world, and it determines the meaning of everything that happens in the universe. The supreme good is the good of Homo sapiens. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Humanism quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#12. We are breeding creatures incapable of surviving in any place other than the most artificial settings. We have focused the awesome power of modern genetic knowledge to bring into being animals that suffer more. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Humanism quotes by Ronald P. Carver
#13. I believe that the universe was formed around 15 billion years ago and that humans have evolved from their apelike ancestors over the past few million years. I believe we are more likely to live a good life if all humans try to work together in a world community, preserving planet earth. When decisions for groups are made in this world, I believe that the democratic process should be used. To protect the individual, I believe in freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom from religion, freedom of inquiry, and a wall of separation between church and state. When making decisions about what is right or wrong, I believe I should use my intelligence to reason about the likely consequences of my actions. I believe that I should try to increase the happiness of everyone by caring for other people and finding ways to cooperate. Never should my actions discriminate against people simply because of their race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or national origin. I believe that ideas about what is right and wrong will change with education, so I am prepared to continually question ideas using evidence from experience and science. I believe there is no valid evidence to support claims for the existence of supernatural entities and deities. I will use these beliefs to guide my thinking and my actions until I find good reasons for revising them or replacing them with other beliefs that are more valid. #Quote by Ronald P. Carver
Humanism quotes by Karen Armstrong
#14. Western liberal humanism is not something that comes naturally to us: like an appreciation of art or poetry, it has to be cultivated. Humanism is itself a religion without God-not all religions, of course, are theistic. Our ethical secular ideal has it's own disciplines of mind and heart and gives people the means of finding faith in the ultimate meaning of human life that were once provided by the more conventional religions. #Quote by Karen Armstrong
Humanism quotes by Thomas Hardy
#15. Tess's feminine hope - shall we confess it - had been so obstinately recuperative as to revive in her surreptitious visions of a domiciliary intimacy continued long enough to break down his coldness even against his judgement. Though unsophisticated in the usual sense, she was not incomplete; and it would have denoted deficiency of womanhood if she had not instinctively known what an argument lies in propinquity. Nothing else would save her, she knew, if this failed. It was wrong to hope in what was of the nature of strategy, she said to herself; yet that sort of hope she could not extinguish. His last representation had now been made, and it was, as she said, a new view. She had truly never though so far as that, and his lucid picture of possible offspring who would scorn her was one that brought deadly conviction to an honest heart which was humanitarian to its centre. Sheer experience had already taught her that, in some circumstances, there was one thing better than to lead a good life, and that was to be saved from leading any life whatever. Like all who have been previsioned by suffering, she could, in the words of M. Sully-Prudhomme, hear a penal sentence in the fiat, 'You shall be born,' particularly if addressed to potential issue or hers. #Quote by Thomas Hardy
Humanism quotes by Ron Glass
#16. What I was able to bring to the Christian part of it was the humanism and the humanistic point of view. It was the hook in terms of being able to make that adjustment. I wasn't born Buddhist, so I do have some other traditions to pull from. #Quote by Ron Glass
Humanism quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#17. Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Humanism quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#18. The German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, who had syphilis, said that only a person of deep faith could afford the luxury of religious skepticism. Humanists, by and large educated, comfortably middle-class persons with rewarding lives like mine, find rapture enough in secular knowledge and hope. Most people can't. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Humanism quotes by Laurance Labadie
#19. Some people are averse to competition and allow the words 'co-operation' and 'humanism' to drool from their mouths, apparently meaning thereby a large blob of protoplasmic homogeneity that lacks all individuality. It is not individuals and their liberty that concerns them, but rather some sort of well greased squirming mass that would seem to be analogous to the brains from which such amorphous 'ideas' emanate. #Quote by Laurance Labadie
Humanism quotes by Brad Thor
#20. There are many lay people and scholars alike, both with and without the Muslim community, who feel that the pure orthodox Islam of the fundamentalists could never survive outside the context of its seventh-century Arabian origins. Apply twenty-first-century science, logic, or humanistic reasoning to it and it falls apart.
They believe this is why Islam has always relied so heavily on the threat of death. Question Islam, malign Islam, or leave Islam and you will be killed. It is a totalitarian modus operandi that silences all dissent and examination, thereby protecting the faith from ever having to defend itself. #Quote by Brad Thor
Humanism quotes by Elmar Hussein
#21. Anti-feminism is not sexism. It does not defend the various types of physical, sexual and moral violence against women in the family and society. It does not claim to violate the natural rights of women, which is expressed in the constitution and the legal system as a whole. Instead, anti-feminism supports the innate biological differences among men and women, and as a final result it is directed against gender-blindness -- a unisex trend that artificially increases due to feminism in modern global civilization. To protect the natural rights of women, you don't need to be a feminist, you have to be a humanist who has devoted himself or herself to protecting all humans. #Quote by Elmar Hussein
Humanism quotes by Marilynne Robinson
#22. There are so many works of the mind, so much humanity, that to disburden ourselves of ourselves is an understandable temptation. Open a book and a voice speaks. A world, more or less alien or welcoming, emerges to enrich a reader's store of hypotheses about how life is to be understood. As with scientific hypotheses, even failure is meaningful, a test of the boundaries of credibility. So many voices, so many worlds, we can weary of them. If there were only one human query to be heard in the universe, and it was only the sort of thing we were always inclined to wonder about
Where did all this come from? or, Why could we never refrain from war?
we would hear in it a beauty that would overwhelm us. So frail a sound, so brave, so deeply inflected by the burden of thought, that we would ask, Whose voice is this? We would feel a barely tolerable loneliness, hers and ours. And if there were another hearer, not one of us, how starkly that hearer would apprehend what we are and were. #Quote by Marilynne Robinson
Humanism quotes by Erich Fromm
#23. The experience of humanism is that 'nothing human is alien to me'; that I carry within myself all of humanity; that nothing which exists in any human being does not exist in myself. I am the criminal and the saint. I am the child and the adult. I am the man who lived 100000 years ago and the man who will live 100000 years from now. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#24. You are the answers to your own prayers. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by John N. Gray
#25. Today, for the mass of humanity, science and technology embody 'miracle, mystery, and authority'. Science promises that the most ancient human fantasies will at last be realized. Sickness and ageing will be abolished; scarcity and poverty will be no more; the species will become immortal. Like Christianity in the past, the modern cult of science lives on the hope of miracles. But to think that science can transform the human lot is to believe in magic. Time retorts to the illusions of humanism with the reality: frail, deranged, undelivered humanity. Even as it enables poverty to be diminished and sickness to be alleviated, science will be used to refine tyranny and perfect the art of war. #Quote by John N. Gray
Humanism quotes by Molly Ivins
#26. Humanism is not alive and well in Texas. Different colors and types of Texans do not like one another, nor do they pretend to. #Quote by Molly Ivins
Humanism quotes by Eric J. Hobsbawm
#27. What distinguishes the various members of the ideological family descended from humanism and the Enlightenment, liberal, socialist, communist, or anarchist, is not the gentle anarchy which is the utopia of all of them, but the methods of achieving it. #Quote by Eric J. Hobsbawm
Humanism quotes by John Ralston Saul
#28. Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society. #Quote by John Ralston Saul
Humanism quotes by Sinclair B. Ferguson
#29. Secular humanism debases the human. #Quote by Sinclair B. Ferguson
Humanism quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre
#30. First, we must face that unexpected revelation, the strip-tease of our humanism. There you can see it, quite naked, and it's not a pretty sight. It was nothing but an ideology of lies, a perfect justification for pillage; its honeyed words, its affection of sensibility were only alibis for our aggressions. A fine sight they are too, the believers in non-violence, saying that they are neither executioners nor victims. #Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#31. If you have faith in all the trinities and apostles in the world, and still have no faith in yourself, there is no salvation for you. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Oscar Wilde
#32. For the great eras in the history of the development of all the arts have been eras not of increased feeling or enthusiasm in feeling for art, but of new technical improvements primarily and specially. The discovery of marble quarries in the purple ravines of Pentelicus and on the little low-lying hills of the island of Paros gave to the Greeks the opportunity for that intensified vitality of action, that more sensuous and simple humanism, to which the Egyptian sculptor working laboriously in the hard porphyry and rose-coloured granite of the desert could not attain. The splendour of the Venetian school began with the introduction of the new oil medium for painting. The progress in modern music has been due to the invention of new instruments entirely, and in no way to an increased consciousness on the part of the musician of any wider social aim. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Humanism quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#33. You might think that, by now, people would have become accustomed to the idea of natural catastrophes. We live on a planet that is still cooling and which has fissures and faults in its crust; this much is accepted even by those who think that the globe is only six thousand years old, as well as by those who believe that the earth was "designed" to be this way. Even in such a case, it is to be expected that earthquakes will occur and that, if they occur under the seabed, tidal waves will occur also. Yet two sorts of error are still absolutely commonplace. The first of these is the idiotic belief that seismic events are somehow "timed" to express the will of God. Thus, reasoning back from the effect, people will seriously attempt to guess what sin or which profanity led to the verdict of the tectonic plates. The second error, common even among humanists, is to borrow the same fallacy for satirical purposes and to employ it to disprove a benign deity. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Humanism quotes by Chris Hedges
#34. The split in America, rather than simply economic, is between those who embrace reason, who function in the real world of cause and effect, and those who, numbed by isolation and despair, now seek meaning in a mythical world of intuition, a world that is no longer reality-based, a world of magic. #Quote by Chris Hedges
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#35. If a person takes comfort in his or her faith upon divinity in times of distress, then who the hell am I to say, that the person is delusional. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Travis Culliton
#36. Nothing in any religious teachings goes beyond Humanism, unless you add the supernatural...Make believe is the only difference between being human and being religious. #Quote by Travis Culliton
Humanism quotes by Leighton Ogg
#37. Of what did Job repent? His wonder was too small. #Quote by Leighton Ogg
Humanism quotes by Corliss Lamont
#38. Humanism involves far more than the negation of supernaturalism. It requires an affirmative philosophy ... translated into a life devoted to one's own improvement and the service of all mankind. #Quote by Corliss Lamont
Humanism quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#39. To have humanism we must first be convinced of our humanity. As we move further into decadence this becomes more difficult. #Quote by Thomas Pynchon
Humanism quotes by Clive James
#40. As the late Edward W Said wrote after the attack on the World Trade Center, 'Western humanism is not enough: we need a universal humanism.' I agree with that. The question is how to get it, and my own view is that it can't be had unless we raise our demands on ourselves a long way beyond decorating our lives with enough cultivation to make the pursuit of ambition look civilized. #Quote by Clive James
Humanism quotes by Parker Palmer
#41. America's freedom of religion, and freedom from religion, offers every wisdom tradition an opportunity to address our soul-deep needs: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, secular humanism, agnosticism and atheism among others. #Quote by Parker Palmer
Humanism quotes by Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
#42. Develop in your heart the feeling of love for your people and let it be the source of kindliness and blessing to them. Do not behave with them like a barbarian, and do not appropriate to yourself that which belongs to them. Remember that the citizens of the state are of two categories. They are either your brethren in religion or your brethren in kind. They are subject to infirmities and liable to commit mistakes. #Quote by Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
Humanism quotes by Daisaku Ikeda
#43. A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and, further, can even enable a change in the destiny of all humankind. #Quote by Daisaku Ikeda
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#44. What kind of civilization is this my friend, where people have to be reminded of their humanhood? Why the heck is it so damn hard for humans to act like humans? Why the heck do the man-made sects get preference over humans? How can a smart species like us be so dumb at the same time? Why can't we join hands and celebrate our differences instead of turning them into cause of conflict! Why? Why can't we my friend? #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Daisaku Ikeda
#45. The economy is after all driven by people. No matter how dire the situation may be, as long as people are firm, a turnaround, revival and progress can be possible. #Quote by Daisaku Ikeda
Humanism quotes by George Cardinal Pell
#46. Living the good life as created beings depends on living within the limits and according to the truths of the human condition. Purity of heart and the capacity to channel desires toward personal self-mastery in holiness are part of the high calling of the Christian life. These remain necessities, despite the promises of a false humanism that claims that human nature has neither limits nor boundaries, being infinitely plastic and malleable -- a vain and counterproductive attempt to liberate humans from guilt. #Quote by George Cardinal Pell
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#47. Labels only destroy the world and disrupt peace. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Theodor W. Adorno
#48. In the innermost recesses of humanism, as its very soul, there rages a frantic prisoner who, as a Fascist, turns the world into a prison. #Quote by Theodor W. Adorno
Humanism quotes by Stephen Fry
#49. Humanism inspires a lot of enthusiasm for everyday life and urges people to be better to one another, to work towards a better future and a common good. If I believed there was an afterlife I would have so much less motive for filling this life with every experience that is offered up to me. #Quote by Stephen Fry
Humanism quotes by Hannah Arendt
#50. Our political concepts, according to which we have to assume responsibility for all public affairs within our reach regardless of personal "guilt", because we are held responsible as citizens for everything that our government does in the name of the country, may lead us into an intolerable situation of global responsibility. The solidarity of mankind may well turn out to be an unbearable burden, and it is not surprising that the common reactions to it are political apathy, isolationist nationalism, or desperate rebellion against all powers that be rather than enthusiasm or a desire for a revival of humanism. #Quote by Hannah Arendt
Humanism quotes by Raymond Williams
#51. We can overcome division only by refusing to be divided. #Quote by Raymond Williams
Humanism quotes by Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad
#52. To become truly human,one has to try an release oneself from the shackles of race,religion and nationality.The quantum of humanism one acquires is inevitably filtered when one limits oneself.-Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad(Kant Lecture,20090) #Quote by Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad
Humanism quotes by Haroutioun Bochnakian
#53. Greatness should have no victims
Greatness should need no victims. #Quote by Haroutioun Bochnakian
Humanism quotes by R.J. Rushdoony
#54. Humanistic law aims at saving man and remaking society. For Humanism, salvation is an act of the state. #Quote by R.J. Rushdoony
Humanism quotes by John N. Gray
#55. Today liberal humanism has the pervasive power that was once possessed by revealed religion. Humanists like to think they have a rational view of the world; but their core belief in progress is a superstition, further from the truth about the human animal than any of the world's religions. #Quote by John N. Gray
Humanism quotes by Albert Camus
#56. Atheism is humanism mediated by the suppression of religion, communism is humanism mediated by
the suppression of private property. #Quote by Albert Camus
Humanism quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#57. Just because I do not accept the teachings of the devotaries does not mean I've discarded a belief in right and wrong."
"But the Almighty determines what is right!"
"Must someone, some unseen thing, declare what is right for it to be right? I believe that my own morality
which answers only to my heart
is more sure and true than the morality of those who do right only because they fear retribution. #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Humanism quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#58. Ethics cannot be based upon our obligations toward people, but they are complete and natural only when we feel this Reverence for Life and the desire to have compassion for and to help all creatures insofar as it is in our power. I think that this ethic will become more and more recognized because of its great naturalness and because it is the foundation of a true humanism toward which we must strive if our culture is to become truly ethical. #Quote by Albert Schweitzer
Humanism quotes by Haroutioun Bochnakian
#59. Only man's misdirected abstract mind can delude its own desire to know by creating contradicting belief systems using self-contradicting myths, and then make itself believe that these "revealed" belief systems are in fact the only "truths",
Then kill and die FOR them,
Instead of saving each other FROM them. #Quote by Haroutioun Bochnakian
Humanism quotes by Daisaku Ikeda
#60. People can only live fully by helping others to live. When you give life to friends you truly live. Cultures can only realize their further richness by honoring other traditions. And only by respecting natural life can humanity continue to exist. #Quote by Daisaku Ikeda
Humanism quotes by James S.A. Corey
#61. The messages coming back flooded the comm buffers with rage and sorrow, threats of vengeance and offers of aid. Those last were the hardest. New colonies still trying to force their way into local ecosystems so exotic that their bodies could hardly recognize them as life at all, isolated, exhausted, sometimes at the edge of their resources. And what they wanted was to send back help. He listened to their voices, saw the distress in their eyes. He couldn't help, but love them a little bit.

Under the best conditions, disasters and plagues did that. It wasn't universally true. There would always be hoarders and price gouging, people who closed their doors to refugees and left them freezing and starving. But the impulse to help was there too. To carry a burden together, even if it meant having less for yourself. Humanity had come as far as it had in a haze of war, sickness, violence, and genocide. History was drenched in blood. But it also had cooperation and kindness, generosity, intermarriage. The one didn't come without the other. #Quote by James S.A. Corey
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#62. You have the power to turn this tearful world into a cheerful one. The question is, will you? #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#63. Teach your children, "love your neighbor like your family", but "not because it is a Christian thing to do, rather because it is a human thing to do. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Tamuna Tsertsvadze
#64. Who carries great love towards the humankind as a whole, might also carry great spite towards them as individuals. #Quote by Tamuna Tsertsvadze
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#65. Hoist your heart and light up the lives, for darkness is upon us and humanity is in peril. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Joseph Conrad
#66. Yes! Very funny this terrible thing is. A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavour to do, he drowns
nicht wahr?
... No! I tell you! The way is to the destructive element submit yourself, and with the exertions of your hands and feet in the water make the deep, deep sea keep you up.
So if you ask me
how to be? #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#67. Throw away such intellect that doesn't bring people together – throw away such scriptures that create walls rather than bridges – throw away such institutions that proclaim exclusive authority over divinity – throw away such reasoning that barres you from accepting human weakness. Throw away every single trace of inhumanity, regardless of their intellectual or non-intellectual grounds. Intellect without humanity, is as dangerous as religious fundamentalism. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#68. God did not create man in his own image. Evidently, it was quite the other way about, which is the painless explanation for the profusion of gods and religions, and the fratricide both between and among faiths, that we see all about us and that has so retarded the development of civilization. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Humanism quotes by Gary North
#69. Christians are supposed to love each other. Communists are supposed to share bonds with all proletarians and other communists. Every ideological group proclaims universality, and all of them bicker internally, never displaying unity except in the face of a common enemy. Humanism today is the common enemy of Christians. #Quote by Gary North
Humanism quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#70. For centuries scientists too accepted these humanist guidelines. When physicists wondered whether to get married or not, they too watched sunsets and tried to get in touch with themselves. When chemists contemplated whether to accept a problematic job offer, they too wrote diaries and had heart-to-heart talks with a good friend. When biologists debated whether to wage war or sign a peace treaty, they too voted in democratic elections. When brain scientists wrote books about their startling discoveries, they often put an inspiring Goethe quote on the first page. This was the basis for the modern alliance between science and humanism, which kept the delicate balance between the modern yang and the modern yin – between reason and emotion, between the laboratory and the museum, between the production line and the supermarket. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#71. Without the basic humane connection, even the expertise of a scientist turns worthless. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Billy Graham
#72. If we allow our Christian faith to be adulterated with materialism, watered down by secularism, and intermingled with a bland humanism, we cannot stand up to a system that has vowed to bury us. #Quote by Billy Graham
Humanism quotes by Ezra Taft Benson
#73. Our families may be corrupted by worldly trends and teachings unless we know how to use the [Book of Mormon] to expose and combat the falsehoods in socialism, organic evolution, rationalism, humanism, and so forth. ... And our nation will continue to degenerate unless we read and heed the words of the God of this land, Jesus Christ, and quit building up and upholding the secret combinations which the Book of Mormon tells us proved the downfall of both previous American civilizations. #Quote by Ezra Taft Benson
Humanism quotes by Thomas Mann
#74. This old, folkish layer survives in us all, and to speak as I really think, I do not consider religion the most adequate means of keeping it under lock and key. For that, literature alone avails, humanistic science, the ideal of the free and beautiful human being. #Quote by Thomas Mann
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#75. It is this simple. The religion of a computer is to compute - the religion of a scorpion is to sting in the face of danger - the religion of a human is to help other humans. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Haroutioun Bochnakian
#76. DIVINE NECESSITY creates "others" even among family members who become good to be killed by family members…

HUMAN NECESSITY commands man to resurrect the supposed reason for which God supposedly shattered humanity in Babylon:

The "Covenant" among men. #Quote by Haroutioun Bochnakian
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#77. The world needs not new governments - the world needs not new parties - the world needs not new dictators masquerading as leaders or entrepreneurs - what the world needs is thought, punned in the flames of reason, courage and humaneness. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Benedict XVI
#78. How many winds of doctrine we have known in recent decades, how many ideological currents, how many ways of thinking. The small boat of thought of many Christians has often been tossed about by these waves - thrown from one extreme to the other: from Marxism to liberalism, even to libertinism; from collectivism to radical individualism; from atheism to a vague religious mysticism; from agnosticism to syncretism, and so forth. Every day new sects are created and what Saint Paul says about human trickery comes true, with cunning which tries to draw those into error (cf Ephesians 4, 14). Having a clear Faith, based on the Creed of the Church, is often labeled today as a fundamentalism. Whereas, relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and 'swept along by every wind of teaching', looks like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards. We are moving towards a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as certain and which has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires. However, we have a different goal: the Son of God, true man. He is the measure of true humanism. Being an 'Adult' means having a faith which does not follow the waves of today's fashions or the latest novelties. A faith which is deeply rooted in friendship with Christ is adult and mature. It is this friendship which opens us up to all that is good and gives us the knowledge to judge true from false, and deceit from truth. #Quote by Benedict XVI
Humanism quotes by Alija Izetbegovic
#79. In some socialist states well-performed work is rewarded with moral stimulants instead of material ones. However, the moral stimulants cannot be explained by materialistic philosophy. It is the same case with the appeals for humanism, justice, equality, freedom, human rights, and so forth, which are all of religious origin. Certainly, everybody has the right to live as he thinks best, including the right not to be consistent with his own pattern. Still, to understand the world correctly, it is important to know the true origin of meaning and of the ideas ruling the world. #Quote by Alija Izetbegovic
Humanism quotes by Bernard Wolfe
#80. The human being must always be central, not the products and objects of his skill and energy. #Quote by Bernard Wolfe
Humanism quotes by Criss Jami
#81. As for the belief that humanity is mostly good, Secular humanism, when in that alignment, always presumes the existence of a higher power, or some god-like influence on man. Because it then becomes the belief that people are generally good and should be protected from the wiles of religion, as though this dark, vague and ignorant force once fell from the heavens, latched onto the purer hearts and minds of men and women, and, in all its forms, controlled and polluted the whole of human history. He says, 'When we defeat religion, humanity will be free.' But, if he were duly consistent, if he were really at all as secular as he claims, he might as well admit to what is actually an underlying brand of nihilistic cynicism: 'When we defeat humans, humanity will be free. #Quote by Criss Jami
Humanism quotes by Brad S. Gregory
#82. modern era of multivalent "secularity" and "exclusive humanism" in which we live, a shift from the premodern, socially embedded "porous self" to the meaning-constructing "buffered self" that lives within our "immanent frame" of disenchanted modern reality that (supposedly) lacks room for the sacred.24 #Quote by Brad S. Gregory
Humanism quotes by Erich Fromm
#83. A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet "for sale", who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who has not acquired fully the having mode of existence - briefly, a person who has remained a person and not become a thing - cannot help feeling lonely, powerless, isolated in present-day society. He cannot help doubting himself and his own convictions, if not his sanity. He cannot help suffering, even though he can experience moments of joy and clarity that are absent in the life of his "normal" contemporaries. Not rarely will he suffer from neurosis that results from the situation of a sane man living in an insane society, rather than that of the more conventional neurosis of a sick man trying to adapt himself to a sick society. In the process of going further in his analysis, i.e. of growing to greater independence and productivity,his neurotic symptoms will cure themselves. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Humanism quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#84. My spirit is healthy, yes. But I tell you, my flesh is healthy too. I am enlightened and free, but I am also lustful and carnal. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Humanism quotes by Julian Huxley
#85. As I see it the world is undoubtedly in need of a new religion, and that religion must be founded on humanist principles. When I say religion, I do not mean merely a theology involving belief in a supernatural god or gods; nor do I mean merely a system of ethics, however exalted; nor only scientific knowledge, however extensive; nor just a practical social morality, however admirable or efficient. I mean an organized system of ideas and emotions which relate man to his destiny, beyond and above the practical affairs of every day, transcending the present and the existing systems of law and social structure. The prerequisite today is that any such religion shall appeal potentially to all mankind; and that its intellectual and rational sides shall not be incompatible with scientific knowledge but on the contrary based on it. #Quote by Julian Huxley
Humanism quotes by Paul Kurtz
#86. Secular humanism proposes ... the complete implementation of the agenda of modernism ... what is necessary for it to occur is a ... New Enlightenment. #Quote by Paul Kurtz
Humanism quotes by Albert Camus
#87. If Aliosha had come to the conclusion that neither God nor immortality existed, he would immediately have become an atheist and a socialist. For socialism is not only a question of the working classes; it is above all, in its contemporary incarnation, a question of atheism, a question of the tower of Babel, which is constructed without God's help, not to reach to the heavens, but to bring the heavens down to earth. #Quote by Albert Camus
Humanism quotes by Pope Paul VI
#88. True humanism points the way toward God and acknowledges the task to which we are called, the task which offers us the real meaning of human life. Man is not the ultimate measure of man. Man becomes truly man only by passing beyond himself. #Quote by Pope Paul VI
Humanism quotes by Alija Izetbegovic
#89. The question is whether they can find a way out and remain what they are. To adapt themselves to real life, they borrow from each other. Christianity , which has become a church, began to talk about work, wealth, power, education, science, marriage, laws, social justice, and so forth. And materialism , on the other hand, which became socialism or an order, a state, speaks about humanism , morality, art, creation, justice, responsibility, freedom and so forth. #Quote by Alija Izetbegovic
Humanism quotes by James C. Campbell
#90. Our United States "State religion" has become Secular Humanism which has no "separation from the State. #Quote by James C. Campbell
Humanism quotes by Ruth Hurmence Green
#91. I feel that we should stop wasting our time trying to please the supernatural and concentrate on improving the welfare of human beings. I think that, uh, we should use our energy and our initiative to solve our problems, and stop relying on prayer and wishful thinking. If we have faith in ourselves, we won't have to have faith in gods. #Quote by Ruth Hurmence Green
Humanism quotes by Sam Harris
#92. The only thing that guarantees an open-ended collaboration among human beings, the only thing that guarantees that this project is truly open-ended, is a willingness to have our beliefs and behaviors modified by the power of conversation. #Quote by Sam Harris
Humanism quotes by Caroline Alexander
#93. We honor the Greeks because in their art, literature, philosophy and civic history we discern the early stirrings of our own ideals - rationalism, humanism, democracy - which first took firm root in Athenian soil. #Quote by Caroline Alexander
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#94. Be a human being and you'd automatically be religious, but if you try to be a scripture-worm then you'd be neither religious, nor human – you'd be a biological bag of trash. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Terry Pratchett
#95. I get depressed with these fluffy dragons and noble elves. Elves were never noble. They were cruel bastards. And I dislike heroes. You can't trust the buggers. They always let you down. I don't believe in the natural nobility of kings, because a large percentage of them in our history have turned out to be power-crazed idiots. And I certainly don't believe in the wisdom of wizards. I've worked with their modern equivalents, and I know what I'm talking about. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Humanism quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#96. If humanism were right in declaring that man is born to be happy, he would not be born to die. Since his body is doomed to die, his task on earth evidently must be of a more spiritual nature. It cannot unrestrained enjoyment of everyday life. It cannot be the search for the best ways to obtain material goods and then cheerfully get the most out of them. It has to be the fulfillment of a permanent, earnest duty so that one's life journey may become an experience of moral growth, so that one may leave life a better human being than one started it. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Humanism quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#97. For centuries humanism has been convincing us that we are the ultimate source of meaning, and that our free will is therefore the highest authority of all. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Humanism quotes by Robert Alley
#98. We are the better because of a constitution that goes beyond the spirit of the men who wrote it. Most often, in contrast, Christianity is restrictive, overly concerned about the "original intent" of its authors. But the Constitution contains the germ of an idea that allows expansion, going beyond what its founders thought. That is humanism. Humanism affirms, "There is something good even holy in the human spirit." However we define humanism, whatever we say about it, the important thing is that it makes us better. #Quote by Robert Alley
Humanism quotes by Marcus Brigstocke
#99. We humans who art on Earth
Humanity is special
Our kingdom has come
Do what we innately know to be right
On earth, because that's all there is
Share the bread we have
Try not to screw up
When others screw up, understand
We can't have everything that tempts us
Deliver ourselves from evil
Because this is it, the Earth,
The power to do right and the glory to come if we do is ours
Now and forever,
Hu-man. #Quote by Marcus Brigstocke
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#100. The need has finally arisen, for the humans to stand up, in order to make humanity come true, otherwise, we will end up as yet another dying species - and unlike other animal species, we will not die probably of starvation or sickness, rather we will die due to our intellectual stupidity - due to the unrealization of our innate humanity. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Sean Faircloth
#101. To embrace humanism is to embrace the concept that caring for our fellow human beings is our highest calling. #Quote by Sean Faircloth
Humanism quotes by Michel Foucault
#102. It is comforting, however, and a source of profound relief to think that man is only a recent invention, a figure not yet two centuries old, a new wrinkle in our knowledge, and that he will disappear again as soon as that knowledge has discovered a new form. #Quote by Michel Foucault
Humanism quotes by Randall Terry
#103. Once you depart from the Ten Commandments as being the foundation of right and wrong, you are in a free fall. #Quote by Randall Terry
Humanism quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke
#105. For we, when we feel, evaporate: oh, we
breathe ourselves out and away: from ember to ember,
yielding us fainter fragrance. #Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke
Humanism quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#106. We Humanists behave as well as we can, without any expectation of rewards or punishments in an Afterlife. We serve as best we can the only abstraction with which we have any real familiarity, which is our community. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#107. From each drop of my blood, a thousand humanitarians will be born, to fortify the feeble, to unify the divided, to raise the abandoned and to invigorate the discriminated. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Bob Larson
#108. Their common denominator of humanism could not be reconciled with the Biblical view of man's depravity after the Fall and his need of salvation. Too late, many ministers began to see that hippie non-conformity with, and rejection of, the world was hardly the same as that high spiritual quest advocated by the Apostle Paul. #Quote by Bob Larson
Humanism quotes by James A. Michener
#109. I decided (after listening to a "talk radio" commentator who abused, vilified, and scorned every noble cause to which I had devoted my entire life) that I was both a humanist and a liberal, each of the most dangerous and vilified type. I am a humanist because I think humanity can, with constant moral guidance, create a reasonably decent society. I am terrified of restrictive religious doctrine, having learned from history that when men who adhere to any form of it are in control, common men like me are in peril. I do not believe that pure reason can solve the perpetual problems unless it is modified by poetry and art and social vision. So I am a humanist. And if you want to charge me with being the most virulent kind - a secular humanist - I accept the accusation. [Interview, Parade magazine, 24 November 1991] #Quote by James A. Michener
Humanism quotes by Ruth Pitter
#110. It seems to me that in our lifetime we have passed from the wreck of liberal humanism to the beginning of a new recognition of dogma: isn't it rather tremendous? #Quote by Ruth Pitter
Humanism quotes by Carl R. Rogers
#111. The right wing has a large proportion of authoritarian personalities. They tend to believe man is, by nature, basically evil. Surrounded as all of us are by the bigness of impersonal forces which seem beyond our power to control, they look for the 'enemy', so that they can hate him. At different times in history 'the enemy' has been the witch, the demon, the Communist (remember Joe McCarthy?), and now sex education, sensitivity training, 'non-religious humanism', and other current demons.
- attributed to James E. Harmon #Quote by Carl R. Rogers
Humanism quotes by Raheel Farooq
#112. Man is meant for good but designed for evil. #Quote by Raheel Farooq
Humanism quotes by Herman Bondi
#113. The existence or non-existence of an undefined 'god' are quite pointless.
[From 'Why I am a Secular Humanist'] #Quote by Herman Bondi
Humanism quotes by Daisaku Ikeda
#114. Reality is harsh. It can be cruel and ugly. Yet no matter how much we grieve over our environment and circumstances nothing will change. What is important is not to be defeated, to forge ahead bravely. If we do this, a path will open before us. #Quote by Daisaku Ikeda
Humanism quotes by Gloria Steinem
#115. This is no simple reform. It really is a revolution. Sex and race because they are easy and visible differences have been the primary ways of organizing human beings into superior and inferior groups and into the cheap labor on which this system still depends. We are talking about a society in which there will be no roles other than those chosen or those earned. We are really talking about humanism. #Quote by Gloria Steinem
Humanism quotes by Dario Spini
#116. To retain our dignity, we must sometimes refuse to live life at any cost #Quote by Dario Spini
Humanism quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre
#117. Atheistic existentialism, of which I am a representative, declares with greater consistency that if God does not exist there is at least one being whose existence comes before its essence, a being which exists before it can be defined by any conception of it. That being is man ... #Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#118. Brotherhood is my father, harmony is my mother and peace is my wife. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#119. True meaning of America is not discrimination and segregation, it is equality and inclusion. And so long as that force of equality and inclusion runs through the veins of even ten Americans, no brainless bigot can succeed in poisoning the soul of our great land of liberty. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Haroutioun Bochnakian
#120. Until now, human organization could only be based upon something negative which could not be conquered: SCARCITY, and something false: PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY... No wonder instead of producing stability, it produced the exact opposite.
The current human organization based upon dealing with the consequences of scarcity and being considered responsible for our individual characteristics which we could never have chosen (our nature, our nurture, our "soul", and all the choices they engender), will always lead to an irrational, hence unstable human organization causing perpetual conflicts, which is no organization at all.

Today, we have the luxury to initiate a rational self-organization based upon two positives:
-our HUMAN CONSENSUS; our common desires shared by all, and
-the SCIENTIFIC PROJECT to achieve them. #Quote by Haroutioun Bochnakian
Humanism quotes by W. Phillip Keller
#121. It is becoming fashionable to scorn the idea of sin in society. The impact of humanistic thinking is to belittle the concept that man is corrupt. Psychologists and psychiatrists would persuade us that people really are not responsible for their wrongs. Rather, the view of sociologists is that the environment is all wrong.
Their cry is, 'Change society and you will get better men and women'. It simply does not happen.
Christ's call is, 'Change men and women and you will get a better society'. This does work. It always has. #Quote by W. Phillip Keller
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#122. If you want to teach real religion to the kids, throw away the Bible, the Vedas, the Quran and all the scriptures, and teach them the religion of love. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#123. The highest truth in the world is love. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#124. The service of humanity, is the service of God. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#125. Those who worry about the treatment of animals are often accused of sentimentality or of putting the plight of beasts before the immense problems of humanity. But it is quite rare to find a humanitarian who is indifferent to animals and surprisingly common to find that those who belittle animal rights are the same ones who find the pain of humans easy to bear. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Humanism quotes by Cassandra Duffy
#126. Be the slaughterhouse for sacred cows. #Quote by Cassandra Duffy
Humanism quotes by Thabiso Daniel Monkoe
#127. Every day is a miracle make it count #Quote by Thabiso Daniel Monkoe
Humanism quotes by Charles W. Mills
#128. European humanism usually meant that only Europeans were human. #Quote by Charles W. Mills
Humanism quotes by Daisaku Ikeda
#129. Salute to the Smiling Faces of the 21st Century. #Quote by Daisaku Ikeda
Humanism quotes by Edward Said
#130. By humanism I mean first of all attempting to dissolve Blake's mind-forg'd manacles so as to be able to use one's mind historically and rationally for the purposes of reflective understanding and genuine disclosure. Moreover, humanism is sustained by a sense of community with other interpreters and other societies and periods: strictly speaking, therefore, there is no such thing as an isolated humanist. #Quote by Edward Said
Humanism quotes by Michel Foucault
#131. It is no longer possible to think in our day other than in the void left by man's disappearance. #Quote by Michel Foucault
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#132. Now is the time that we walk as humans and not as labels. Rise and walk, like did Rosa Parks, MLK, Madiba (Mandela), Honest Abe (Lincoln), Mevlana (Rumi) and many more. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#133. When the individual consciousness and social consciousness become one, the slightest trace of human act can trigger a tsunami of change in the world. When the illusory separation between the self and the society is demolished by the ambition-less will of the self, all that there remains is peace, piety and progress. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#134. Love each and love all, for love is the only language known to all humanity. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Walker Percy
#135. Having only learned to recognize merde when I see it, having inherited no more from my father than a good nose for merde, for every species of shit that flies
my only talent
smelling merde from every quarter, living in fact in the very century of merde, the great shithouse of scientific humanism where needs are satisfied, everyone becomes an anyone, a warm and creative person, and prospers like a dung beetle ... #Quote by Walker Percy
Humanism quotes by Diane Harvey
#136. I propose that the forces of corporate totalitarianism are deliberately destroying this entire world in order to sell their simulated version of it back to us at a profit. #Quote by Diane Harvey
Humanism quotes by E. M. Forster
#137. The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race. #Quote by E. M. Forster
Humanism quotes by Francis A. Schaeffer
#138. The ironic fact is that humanism which began with man's being central eventually had no real meaning for people. On the other hand, if one begins with the Bible's position that man is created by God and in the image of God, there is a basis for that person's dignity. #Quote by Francis A. Schaeffer
Humanism quotes by Alija Izetbegovic
#139. Raphael created his paintings not with his hands but with his spirit. Beethoven wrote his best compositions when he was already deaf. #Quote by Alija Izetbegovic
Humanism quotes by Greg M. Epstein
#140. As TV and film writer/director Joss Whedon said, "The enemy of Humanism is not faith - the enemy of Humanism is hate, it is fear, it is ignorance, it is the darker part of man that is in every Humanist, and every person in the world ... But faith is something we have to embrace. Faith in God means believing absolutely in something, with no proof whatsoever. Faith in humanity means believing absolutely in something with a huge amount of proof to the contrary. We are the true believers."4 #Quote by Greg M. Epstein
Humanism quotes by Superman
#141. Remember this as long as you live: Whenever you meet up with anyone who is trying to cause trouble between people, anyone who tries to tell you that a man can't be a good American because he's a Catholic, or a Jew, a Protestant, or whatever, you can be pretty sure he's a rotten American himself. Not only a rotten American, but a rotten human being. Don't ever forget that. #Quote by Superman
Humanism quotes by Wole Soyinka
#142. The arrogant elimination of the Djaouts of our world must nerve us to pursue our own combative doctrine, namely: that peaceful cohabitation on this planet demands that while the upholders of any creed are free to adopt their own existential absolutes, the right of others to do the same is thereby rendered implicit and sacrosanct. Thus the creed of inquiry, of knowledge and exchange of ideas, must be upheld as an absolute, as ancient and eternal as any other. #Quote by Wole Soyinka
Humanism quotes by Graham Greene
#143. I know one thing you don't. I know the difference between Right and Wrong. They didn't teach you that at school.'
Rose didn't answer; the woman was quite right: the two words meant nothing to her. Their taste was extinguished by stronger foods
Good and Evil. #Quote by Graham Greene
Humanism quotes by Steven Pinker
#144. Enlightenment humanism, then, is far from being a crowd-pleaser. The idea that the ultimate good is to use knowledge to enhance human welfare leaves people cold. Deep explanations of the universe, the planet, life, the brain? Unless they use magic, we don't want to believe them! Saving the lives of billions, eradicating disease, feeding the hungry? Bo-ring. People extending their compassion to all of humankind? Not good enough - we want the laws of physics to care about us! Longevity, health, understanding, beauty, freedom, love? There's got to be more to life than that! #Quote by Steven Pinker
Humanism quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#145. We aren't born with a ready-made conscience. As we pass through life, we hurt people and people hurt us, we act compassionately and others show compassion to us. If we pay attention, our moral sensitivity sharpens, and these experiences become a source of valuable ethical knowledge about what is good, what is right and who I really am.
Humanism thus sees life as a gradual process of inner change, leading from ignorance to enlightenment by means of experiences. The highest aim of humanist life is to fully develop your knowledge through a large variety of intellectual, emotional and physical experiences. In the early nineteenth century, Wilhelm von Humboldt – one of the chief architects of the modern education system – said that the aim of existence is 'a distillation of the widest possible experience of life into wisdom'. He also wrote that 'there is only one summit in life – to have taken the measure in feeling of everything human'. This could well be the humanist motto. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Humanism quotes by Ken Ham
#146. They haven't eliminated religion from the public school. They have eliminated Christianity and have replaced it with an anti-God religion - humanism. #Quote by Ken Ham
Humanism quotes by Jeanine Cummins
#147. [Author's Note:] When my grandmother came to the United States from Puerto Rico in the 1940s, she was a beautiful, glamorous woman from a wealthy family in the capital city, and the young bride of a dashing naval officer. She expected to be received as such. Instead, she found that people here had a very reductionist view of what it meant to be Puerto Rican, of what it meant to be Latinx. Everything about her confused her new neighbors: her skin tone, her hair, her accent, her notions. She wasn't what they expected a boricua to be.

My grandmother spent much of her adult life in the States but didn't always feel welcome here. She resented the perpetual gringo misconceptions about her. She never got past that resentment, and the echoes of her indignation still have some peculiar manifestations in my family today. One of the symptoms is me. Always raging against a perceived slight, always fighting against ignorance in mainstream ideas about ethnicity and culture. I'm acutely aware that the people coming to our southern border are not one faceless brown mass but singular individuals, with stories and backgrounds and reasons for coming that are unique. I feel this awareness in my spine, in my DNA.

So I hoped to present one of those unique personal stories - a work of fiction - as a way to honor the hundreds of thousands of stories we may never get to hear. And in so doing, I hope to create a pause where the reader may begin to individuate. When we see migrant #Quote by Jeanine Cummins
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#148. I have shaped and nourished my mind for years to hail all women on earth as my sisters and their problems as my problems. When I am engaged in a conversation with one of my sisters anywhere in the world, my eyes are not subconsciously driven to take a quick peek down her blouse. I belong to all women, all men, everywhere, as a brother. And being a brother calls for the responsibility of thinking, feeling and behaving like a brother, instead of a potential mate-hunter. Here I am by no means insinuating that all men should see all women as sisters, rather I am pointing out that all civilized men should at the very least have the decency to see women as persons, and not as objects of sexual gratification or as potential mating partners, because only then we shall succeed as a conscientious species to give a safe and non-predatory environment to our children. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#149. Injustice won't destroy our world, indifference to injustice will. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Michael Ruse
#150. The New Atheists believe that science replaces the claims about the world that religion makes - and therefore makes religion redundant. Some of them think that a whole new moral system should be based on science. That's sounding more and more like religion itself to me. But the other unsettling way in which Humanism imitates religion - and perhaps the most notable one in the case of the New Atheists - is its claim that people who do not share its beliefs are not only mistaken but also deluded and perhaps even evil. The line I quoted above about opposition to evolution being a sign of insanity and possibly wickedness comes, of course, from Richard Dawkins.
[Curb your enthusiasm] #Quote by Michael Ruse
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#151. You know what it means to be human? It means justice coming out of your synapses - it means equality bursting out of your arteries - it means your footsteps causing an avalanche of acceptance. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by George Orwell
#152. Close friendships, Gandhi says, are dangerous, because "friends react on one another" and through loyalty to a friend one can be led into wrong-doing. This is unquestionably true. Moreover, if one is to love God, or to love humanity as a whole, one cannot give one's preference to any individual person. This again is true, and it marks the point at which the humanistic and the religious attitude cease to be reconcilable. To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others. The autobiography leaves it uncertain whether Gandhi behaved in an inconsiderate way to his wife and children, but at any rate it makes clear that on three occasions he was willing to let his wife or a child die rather than administer the animal food prescribed by the doctor. It is true that the threatened death never actually occurred, and also that Gandhi - with, one gathers, a good deal of moral pressure in the opposite direction - always gave the patient the choice of staying alive at the price of committing a sin: still, if the decision had been solely his own, he would have forbidden the animal food, whatever the risks might be. There must, he says, be some limit to what we will do in order to remain alive, and the limit is well on this side of chicken broth. This attitude is perhaps a noble one, but, in the sense which - I think - most people would give to the word, it is inhuman. The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection #Quote by George Orwell
Humanism quotes by Whittaker Chambers
#153. ... my unique in the history of men for two reasons. It is the first century since life began when a decisive part of the most articulate section of mankind has not merely ceased to believe in God, but has deliberately rejected God. And it is the century in which this religious rejection has taken a specifically political form ... . #Quote by Whittaker Chambers
Humanism quotes by Edward O. Wilson
#154. The predisposition to religious belief is an ineradicable part of human behavior. Mankind has produced 100,000 religions. It is an illusion to think that scientific humanism and learning will dispel religious belief. Men would rather believe than know... A kind of Darwinistic survival of the fittest has occurred with religions... The ecological principle called Gause's law holds that competition is maximal between species with identical needs... Even submission to secular religions such as Communism and guru cults involve willing subordination of the individual to the group. Religious practices confer biological advantage. The mechanisms of religion include (1) objectification (the reduction of reality to images and definitions that are easily understood and cannot be refuted), (2) commitment through faith (a kind of tribalism enacted through self-surrender), (3) and myth (the narratives that explain the tribe's favored position on the earth, often incorporating supernatural forces struggling for control, apocalypse, and millennium). #Quote by Edward O. Wilson
Humanism quotes by Jean Baudrillard
#155. One has never said better how much "humanism", "normality", "quality of life" were nothing but the vicissitudes of profitability. #Quote by Jean Baudrillard
Humanism quotes by Joss Whedon
#156. The enemy of humanism is not faith; the enemy of humanism is hate, is fear, is ignorance, is the darker part of man that is in every humanist, every person, in the world. That is the thing we have to fight. Faith is something we have to embrace. Faith in God is believing absolutely in something with no proof whatsoever. Faith in humanity means believing absolutely in something with a huge amount of proof to the contrary. #Quote by Joss Whedon
Humanism quotes by Francis A. Schaeffer
#157. As my son Frankie put it, Humanism has changed the Twenty-third Psalm: They began - I am my shepherd. Then - Sheep are my shepherd. Then - Everything is my shepherd. Finally - Nothing is my shepherd. #Quote by Francis A. Schaeffer
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#158. Rise, my thinking sibling, wherever you are right now, and take the eternal pledge with me - "I, a living, breathing and above all, conscientious creature of planet earth, do solemnly swear to none but myself, that no matter the circumstances, I shall always stand by the people of my kind, my humanity, beyond the bounds of race, religion, gender, tradition and sexual orientation - I shall accept differences, but not differentiation - I shall accept both belief and disbelief, but not discrimination - I shall accept both intellect and ignorance, but not arrogance - I shall observe the good and bad from all backgrounds, and accept only the good while discarding the vices and violence. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by A.C. Grayling
#159. Humanism is the philosophy that you should be a good guest at the dinner table of life. #Quote by A.C. Grayling
Humanism quotes by Milan Kundera
#160. The unification of the planet's history, that humanist dream which God has spitefully allowed to come true, has been accompanied by a process of dizzying reduction. True, the termites of reduction have always gnawed away at life: even the greatest love ends up as a skeleton of feeble memories. But the character of modern society hideously exacerbates this curse: it reduces man's life to its social function; the history of a people to a small set of events that are themselves reduced to a tendentious interpretation; social life is reduced to political struggle, and that in turn to the confrontation of just two great global powers. #Quote by Milan Kundera
Humanism quotes by James Baldwin
#161. All the western nations are caught in a lie, the lie of their pretended humanism: this means that their history has no moral justification, and that the West has no moral authority. #Quote by James Baldwin
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#162. I exist to serve and I'll die serving. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Phillip E. Johnson
#163. Materialism sets us free from sin-by proving that there is no such thing as sin. There's just antisocial behavior, which we can control with measures like laws and educational programs. #Quote by Phillip E. Johnson
Humanism quotes by Mark Thomas
#164. The essence of Christianity, as I see it, is love. The essence of Humanism (and I'm also a Humanist) is love. At that level, we're not far apart. #Quote by Mark Thomas
Humanism quotes by Steve A. Wiggins
#165. Technology has outstripped reality. #Quote by Steve A. Wiggins
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#166. If you say, "let there be light", and then act with all your capacity to make it a reality, only then there will be light and hope in the world. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#167. Burn yourself so that the cold world can have some warmth. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by R.J. Palacio
#168. So I just went over and sat with him. Not a biggie. I wish people would stop trying to turn it into something more. He's just a kid. The weirdest-looking kid I've ever seen, yes. But just a kid. #Quote by R.J. Palacio
Humanism quotes by Alfred Chester
#169. It was out of this river that the assassin's bullet came, regardless of who pulled the trigger or why. We accept, with the authorities, the guilt of the lonely psychopath because it tells a truth if not a fact. It dramatizes the refusal of Unreason to be silenced any longer by man's, Europe's,idea that he, Reason, rules the world. Humanism, however pretty, isn't for us because nature isn't human, and man willy nilly is of nature. Nature is unreason and God. It is the madness that runs through our lives and connects us to the stars in a way no rocket ship can ever duplicate. It connects us to all living things and to ourselves. To name this madness Holy doesn't promise peace or prosperity; it promises only a reason for being, a reinvestment of life into the dead matter of which the universe is now composed. #Quote by Alfred Chester
Humanism quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#170. The beauty in correcting our own mistakes; rather than attempting to correct the mistakes in others, is that working upon our own flaws improves us. But working upon the flaws of others not only leaves us unimproved; it actually leaves us being less than we were prior to making those assessments. I believe that the moral of this natural occurrence, is that we are all born to find and fix our own shortcomings; rather than find and fix the shortcomings in others. And if all people were to do this, then we would be a race of creatures looking inward, in order to bring out something better. Now think of what a beautiful race that would be. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Humanism quotes by Jaron Lanier
#171. One good test of whether an economy is humanistic or not is the plausibility of earning the ability to drop out of it for a while without incident or insult. #Quote by Jaron Lanier
Humanism quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#172. I like people when they're Charles Bukowski at 2 AM. When they're saying what they really think, when they're feeling what they really feel. When they're cursing out the world, combing the sky for galaxies, and questioning God's existence. I like people who look you in the eyes and either tell you to fuck off or to stay forever! I like people when they just are. Otherwise... I don't really care so much to have them around at all. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Humanism quotes by Norman Dorsen
#173. Nonbelievers are protected by the religion clauses of the Constitution not because secular humanism is a religion, which it is not, but because when the government acts on the basis of religion it discriminates against those who do not "believe" in the governmentally favored manner. #Quote by Norman Dorsen
Humanism quotes by Phil Zuckerman
#174. If secularism is to be understood as a political ideology or social-movement agenda that advocates (at least) the separation of church and state or (at most) the diminishment of religion in society, then humanism can be understood as a related and yet distinct phenomenon; it is more of an optimistic cultural expression or personal worldview, defined by what beliefs it eschews as well as what beliefs it affirms. Simply put, humanism rejects belief in heaven, hell, God, gods, and all things supernatural, while at the same time affirming belief in the positive potential for humans to do and be good, loving, and altruistic. Humanism rejects faith in favor of reason, it rejects superstition in favor of evidence-based thinking, and it replaces worship of a deity with an appreciation for and love of humankind and the natural world. #Quote by Phil Zuckerman
Humanism quotes by Haroutioun Bochnakian
#175. The minority (the considered one percent of the one percent of the one percent of the one percent of humanity…) that has "worked hard" its way to obscene riches and power depriving human beings of vital necessities like water and food is a part of us, not an alien enemy.

They are not the devil, nor satan.
Just men (like us)
Men who are taught what they know (like us)
What to think (like us)
Men who are lied to (like us)
Manipulated (like us)
Processed (like us)
Indoctrinated (…. ..) #Quote by Haroutioun Bochnakian
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#176. I am no human - I am the unifying force of nature - I am the One and I am the All - in me lies the possibility of human harmony - in me lies the possibility of human acceptance - I am the driving force of conscience - I am the absolute timeless ocean of unified sentience. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#177. It's time that we teach humanity to the humans, and the only way to do that, is by being the emblem of humanity ourselves. And being an emblem of humanity means being an emblem of justice, equality, reasoning and acceptance. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Mihailo Markovic
#178. Discovery of one's self, of one's specific individual powers and potential capacities, learning how to develop them and use them as a socialized human being that cares about the needs of other individuals - would have to become the primary task of a new humanist education. #Quote by Mihailo Markovic
Humanism quotes by Daniel Barenboim
#179. Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure that Europe became a continent of humanism, and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must now intervene in the Middle East conflict. #Quote by Daniel Barenboim
Humanism quotes by Sandra Cisneros
#180. My feminism is humanism, with the weakest being those who I represent, and that includes many beings and life forms, including some men. #Quote by Sandra Cisneros
Humanism quotes by Frantz Fanon
#181. I want the world to recognize with me the open door of every consciousness #Quote by Frantz Fanon
Humanism quotes by Charles Francis Potter
#182. Education is thus a most power ally of humanism, and every public school is a school of humanism. What can the theistic Sunday school, meeting for an hour once a week, and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teachings? #Quote by Charles Francis Potter
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#183. Greatness lies not in ruling a people, it lies in being the cause of happiness in their lives. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
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#184. It would be perfect if everyone who makes love, is in love, but this is simply an unrealistic expectation. I'd say 75 percent of the population of people who make love, are not in love, this is simply the reality of the human race, and to be idealistic about this is to wait for the stars to aline and Jupiter to change color; for the Heavens to etch your names together in the sky before you make love to someone. But idealism is immaturity, and as a matter of fact, the stars may never aline, Jupiter may never change color, and the Heavens may never ever etch your names together in the sky for you to have the never-ending permission to make endless love to one another. And so the bottom line is, there really is no difference between doing something today, and doing something tomorrow, because today is what you have, and tomorrow may not turn out the way you expect it to. At the end of the day, sex is an animalistic, humanistic, passionate desire. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Humanism quotes by Karen Barad
#185. In an agential realist account, agency is cut loose from its traditional humanist orbit. Agency is not aligned with human intentionality or subjectivity. Nor does it merely entail resignification or other specific kinds of moves within a social geometry ofantihumanism. The space of agency is not only substantially larger than that allowed for in Butler's performative account,
for example, but also, perhaps rather surprisingly, larger than what liberal humanism proposes. Significantly, matter is an agentive factor in its iterative materialization. #Quote by Karen Barad
Humanism quotes by Robert Zaretsky
#186. In every guilty man, there is an element of innocence. This is what makes any absolute condemnation revolting. We do not think enough about pain Albert Camus #Quote by Robert Zaretsky
Humanism quotes by Edward O. Wilson
#187. [Scientific humanism is] the only worldview compatible with science's growing knowledge of the real world and the laws of nature. #Quote by Edward O. Wilson
Humanism quotes by Charles Taylor
#188. Our sin is our resistance to going along with God's initiative in making suffering reparative. We are deeply drawn towards God, but we also sense how following him will dislocate and transform beyond recognition the forms which have made life tolerable for us. We often react with fear, dismay, hostility. We are at war with ourselves, and responding differently to this inner conflict, we end up at war with each other. So it is undoubtedly true that the result of sin is much suffering. But this is by no means distributed according to desert. Many who are relatively innocent are swept up in this suffering, and some of the worse offenders get off lightly. The proper response to all this is not retrospective book-keeping, but making ourselves capable of responding to God's initiative.

But now if that's what sin is, then one can sympathize with a lot of the modern critique of a religion which focuses on the evil tendencies of human nature, and the need for renunciation and sacrifice. This is not because humans are in fact angelic, or there is no point to sacrifice. It's just that focusing on how bad human beings can be, even if it's to refute the often over-rosy views of secular humanists with their reliance on human malleability and therapy, can only strengthen misanthropy, which certainly won't bring you closer to God; and propounding sacrifice and renunciation for themselves takes you away from the main points, which is following God's initiative. That this can invol #Quote by Charles Taylor
Humanism quotes by Rachel Thibeault
#189. I'm an occupational therapist, an obscure profession if there
ever was one. We are few and far between, maybe because
we have chosen to serve people with disabilities. All disabilities.
Not a glamorous endeavour, nor a lucrative one.
And I say serve because we deem that in helping we see
weakness, while in serving we see wholeness. We've opted
for wholeness nearly a century ago and have been at odds
with the system ever since. We don't fix people, you see:
with them, we simply try to find a way to meaning, balance,
and justice. I chose occupational therapy because it
blends science and humanism, intellectual rigour and compassion. #Quote by Rachel Thibeault
Humanism quotes by Sam Harris
#190. We rely on faith only in the context of claims for which there is no sufficient sensory or logical evidence. #Quote by Sam Harris
Humanism quotes by Michael Vito Tosto
#191. Since one could virtually open the Bible to any page and likely find something that speaks to his particular situation, is it fair to attribute this to the voice of God? After all, the Bible is not the only relevant book in existence. There are other religions with other scriptural texts which could do the same job. In fact, the text need not even be "scriptural." I could select Sartre's "Existentialism and Humanism" off the shelf, randomly flip to any page, and likely find something applicable to my life. Does this mean God is speaking through the writings of Jean-Paul Sartre, a man who was by no means considered a friend to Christian thought? If the answer is yes, then who really needs to read the Bible? If this God is capable of turning anything into his "word" at any time, then you could theoretically receive a message from him in your Alpha-Bits. #Quote by Michael Vito Tosto
Humanism quotes by Francis A. Schaeffer
#192. Returning to the Moral Majority, we must realize that regardless of whether we think the Moral Majority has always said the right things or whether we do not, or whether we think they have made some mistakes or whether we do not, they have certainly done one thing right: they have used the freedom we still have in the political arena to stand against the other total entity [secular humanism]. They have carried the fact that law is king, law is above the lawmakers, and God is above the law in to this area of life where it always should have been. And this is a part of true spirituality.

The Moral Majority has drawn a line between the one total view of reality and the other total view of reality and the results this brings forth in government and law. And if you personally do not like some of the details of what they have done, do it better. But you must understand that all Christians have got to do the same kind of thing or you are simply not showing the Lordship of Christ in the totality of life. #Quote by Francis A. Schaeffer
Humanism quotes by Lionel Trilling
#193. The aspects of society that humanism most exalts are justice and continuity. That is why humanism is always being presented with a contradiction. For when it speaks of justice it holds that the human condition is absolute; yet when it speaks of continuity it implies that society is not absolute but pragmatic and even anomalous. Its intelligence dictates the removal of all that is anomalous; yet its ideal of social continuity is validated by its perception that the effort to destroy anomaly out of hand will probably bring new and even worse anomalies, the nature of man being what it is. "Let justice be done though the heavens fall" is balanced by awareness of the likelihood that after the heavens have fallen justice will not ever be done again. Hence the humanistic belief, often delusive, that society can change itself gradually by taking thought and revising sensibility. Hence too the humanistic valuation, possibly overvaluation, of discourse and letters. #Quote by Lionel Trilling
Humanism quotes by Steven Pinker
#194. I think students should know something about religion as a historical phenomenon, in the same way that they should know something about socialism and humanism and the other great ideas that have shaped political philosophies and therefore the course of human events. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Humanism quotes by Albert Camus
#195. If Christianity is pessimistic as to man, it is optimistic as to human destiny. Well, I can say that, pessimistic as to human destiny, I am optimistic as to man. #Quote by Albert Camus
Humanism quotes by Gina Barreca
#196. To slur "feminism" into "humanism" is to usurp women's voices once again, to make the singular feminine into the so-called universal masculine. #Quote by Gina Barreca
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#197. Human is the one who's kind - human is the one who's gentle - human is the one who's courageous - human is the one with conscience ample. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#198. It's in the nature of the humans and the entire animal kingdom to return blow for blow, cheating for cheating, lie for lie, to hit back with all our might. But what makes us true humans is the power to not hit back. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Humanism quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#199. Yes, God is a product of the human imagination, but human imagination in turn is just the product of biochemical algorithms.' In the eighteenth century, humanism sidelined God by shifting from a deo-centric to a homo-centric world view. In the twenty-first century, Dataism may sideline humans by shifting from a homo-centric to a data-centric view. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Humanism quotes by Sam Killermann
#200. The world is getting too small for both an Us and a Them. Us and Them have become codependent, intertwined, fixed to one another. We have no separate fates, but are bound together in one. And our fear of one another is the only thing capable of our undoing. #Quote by Sam Killermann

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