us recognize that extreme poverty anywhere is a
threat to human security everywhere. Let us recall
that poverty is a denial of human rights. For the
first time in history, in this age of unprecedented
wealth and technical prowess, we have the power
to save humanity from this shameful scourge. Let
us summon the will to do it."
-- Kofi Annan
enterprises provide the organisational means whereby
a significant proportion of humanity is able to
take into its own hands the tasks of creating productive
employment, overcoming poverty and achieving social
world free of the threat of nuclear weapons is necessarily
a world devoid of nuclear weapons…. Nuclear weapons
pose an intolerable threat to humanity and our habitat….
-- General Lee
"It is clear that military force and our
policy of preemption are alone insufficient to
make us safe. But help is on the way. Legislation
has been proposed to create a US Department of
Peace. In the propsed Department of Peace it would
organize our present system into one conscious
effort to improve humanity in achieving peace,
where true safety lies."
-- Walter Cronkite
has become appallingly obvious that our technology
has exceeded our humanity.
-- Albert Einstein
is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won
by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.
- Ralph Ellison
of it. We are blessed with technology that would
be indescribable to our forefathers. We have the
wherewithal, the know-it-all to feed everybody,
clothe everybody, and give every human on Earth
a chance. We know now what we could never have
known before -- that we now have the option for
all humanity to make it successfully on this planet
in this lifetime. Whether it is to be Utopia or
Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right
up to the final moment.
humanity will consciously follow the law of love,
I do not know. But that need not disturb me. The
law will work just as the law of gravitation works,
whether we accept it or not. The person who discovered
the law of love was a far greater scientist than
any of our modern scientists. Only our explorations
have not gone far enough and so it is not possible
for everyone to see all its workings."
-- Mahatma Gandhi
day hunger disappears, the world will see the greatest
spiritual explosion humanity has ever seen.
-- Federico Garcia Lorca
UN wasn’t created to take mankind into paradise,
but rather, to save humanity from hell. -- Dag
is my creed: Happiness is the only good; reason
the only torch; justice the only worship, humanity
the only religion, and love the only priest.
~ Robert G.
belief that we some day shall be able to prevent war
is to me one with the belief in the possibility of making
humanity really human.
-- Ellen Key
labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance
and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
-- Martin Luther
Let us today seek to find that place within each
of us where dreams are made, where our highest aspirations
take shape. Let us confirm the power of our humanity
by giving architecture and substance to the dreams
we have for our nation, so that the promised land
of social and economic justice that is within our
dreams will soon be within our sight.
-- Dennis Kucinich
right of an individual to refuse to kill, to torture,
or to participate in the preparation for the nuclear
destruction of humanity seems to me to be fundamental.
-- Sean MacBride
the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses,
the world is indebted for all the triumphs which
have been gained by reason and humanity over error
-- James Madison
believe that hope for the future depends on each
of us taking nonviolence into our hearts and minds
and developing new and imaginative structures
which are nonviolent and life-giving for all.
Some people will argue that this is too idealistic.
I believe it is very realistic. I am convinced
that humanity is fast evolving to this higher
consciousness. For those who say it cannot be
done, let us remember that humanity learned to
abolish slavery. Our task now is no less than
the abolition of violence and war .... We can
rejoice and celebrate today because we are living
in a miraculous time. Everything is changing and
everything is possible. -- Mairead
believe, with Gandhi, that we need to take an
imaginative leap forward toward fresh and generous
idealism for the sake of all humanity -- that
we neeed to renew this ancient wisdom of nonviolence,
to strive for a disarmed world, and to create
a culture of nonviolence." -- Mairead
value of our shared reward will and must be measured
by the joyful peace which will triumph, because
the common humanity that bonds both black and
white into one human race, will have said to each
one of us that we shall all live like the children
of paradise. Thus shall we live, because we will
have created a society which recognizes that all
people are born equal, with each entitled in equal
measure to life, liberty, prosperity, human rights
and good governance. Such a society should never
allow again that there should be prisoners of
conscience nor that any person's human rights
should be violated.
-- Nelson Mandela
ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity
-- Horace Mann
recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we
pay ourselves the highest tribute.”
remind myself of the power of thought and how
it's my obligation as a citizen (and student)
of humanity to propel compassion.
-- Alyssa Milano
remind myself of the power of thought and how it's
my obligation as a citizen (and student) of humanity
to propel compassion.
-- Alyssa Milano
great and glorious masterpiece of humanity is
to know how to live with a purpose."
I knew something that would serve my country but
would harm mankind, I would never reveal it; for
I am a citizen of humanity first and by necessity,
and a citizen of France second, and only by accident"
-- Charles de Montesquieu
Right now over 70 percent of the world population
is convinced that something serious has to be
done about the dangers facing the planet. ...Most
of humanity wants to know how to make the change.
It's one of those tipping-point times where things
can change unbelievably fast...
-- Paul Ray &
Sherry Ruth Anderson
our humanity – our soul as a society – is overtaken
by the materiel and cosmetic, there will be no
hope of peace.
~ Robert Redford
secure our environmental legacy for future generations,
we must find ways to reconcile humanity more satisfactorily
with the natural systems upon which all human life
and civilizations depend. We must recognize that
the natural systems of which we are part have an
intrinsic worth transcending narrow utilitarian
values. They must be preserved for their own sake.
No philosopher or religious thinker has been more
sensitive to this intimate relationship between
humanity and nature than St. Francis of Assisi.
The powerful contemporary environmental tradition
of preservation, of reverence for wilderness and
protection for all living things - the ideal that
sees, as John Muir said, ‘in God’s wildness... the
hope of the world’ - virtually began with St. Francis."
-- William K. Reilly, U.S. Environmental Protection
"Nuclear disarmament is not just an ardent
desire of the people, as expressed in many resolutions
of the United Nations. It is a legal commitment
... for the sake of humanity - we must get rid
of all nuclear weapons."
-- Joseph Rotblat
idea of weapons of mass extermination is utterly
horrible and is something which no one with one
spark of humanity can tolerate. -- Bertrand
"The Globalization of humanity is a natural, biological,
evolutionary process. Yet we face an enormous
crisis because the most central and important
aspect of globalization-its economy-is currently
being organized in a manner that so gravely violates
the fundamental principles by which healthy living
systems are organized that it threatens the demise
of our whole civilization.
"I want my child to walk in a world guided
by love. This means that everybody will have a
job, or the resources to take care of basic needs.
A world where families are not oppressed and are
connected to their neighbors and their communities,
where the best in humanity is honored. That's
when we will truly be at peace."
-- Malika Sanders
the hearts of people today there is a deep longing
for peace. When the true spirit of peace is thoroughly
dominant, it becomes an inner experience with
unlimited possibilities. Only when this really
happens-- when the spirit of peace awakens and
takes possession of men's hearts, can humanity
be saved from perishing. -- Albert
We must fight against the spirit of unconscious
cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals
suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not
allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It
is our duty to make the whole world recognize
it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to
all living things, humanity will not find peace.
-- Albert Schweitzer
we extend our circle of compassion to all living
things, humanity will not find peace."
-- Albert Schweitzer
throughout the world are discovering that 'spirituality'
-- a deep connection to a greater purpose for
humanity -- is an important driving force in their
lives, even if they aren't religious. -- Robert
people are helping to make the world a better
place, but humanity as a whole is making it difficult
for other living creatures that share our planet
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
age of chivalry has gone; the age of humanity has come."
-- Charles Sumner
serves as the criterion by which we know that the
pursuit of moral perfection on the part of humanity
is genuine and sincere.
-- Leo Tolstoy
progress achieved in addressing the goals of poverty
and hunger eradication, improved health, and environmental
protection is unlikely to be sustained if most of
the ecosystem services on which humanity relies
continues to be degraded.
-- UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
is war such an easy option? Why does peace remain
such an elusive goal? We know statesmen skilled
at waging war, but where are those dedicated enough
to humanity to find a way to avoid war
-- Elie Wiesel
key probem facing humanity in the coming century is
how to bring a better quality of life
-- for 8 billion or more people -- without wrecking
the environment entirely in the attempt."
-- Edward O. Wilson, scientist, Pulitzer prize winning
author and father of biodiversity