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Definitions of humanity

  1. the quality of being humane
  2. the quality of being human; " he feared the speedy decline of all manhood"
  3. all of the inhabitants of the earth; " all the world loves a lover"; " she always used ` humankind' because ` mankind' seemed to slight the women"
  4. Human nature
  5. The quality of being human; the peculiar nature of man, by which he is distinguished from other beings.
  6. Mankind collectively; the human race.
  7. The quality of being humane; the kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; especially, a disposition to relieve persons or animals in distress, and to treat all creatures with kindness and tenderness.
  8. Mental cultivation; liberal education; instruction in classical and polite literature.
  9. The branches of polite or elegant learning; as language, rhetoric, poetry, and the ancient classics; belles- letters.
  10. Mankind; the state or quality of belonging to mankind; philanthropy, or charity towards others; kindness; benevolence.
  11. The nature peculiar to a human being: the kind feelings of man: benevolence: tenderness: mankind collectively:- pl. HUMANITIES, in Scotland, grammar, rhetoric, Latin, Greek, and poetry, so called from their humanizing effects: the preparatory course in Catholic ecclesiastical seminaries and some other institutions of learning.
  12. Nature of a human being; mankind; benevolence; mercy.
  13. Mankind collectively.
  14. The state of being humane; a humane act.
  15. Classical learning.
  16. The nature peculiar to man; mankind; the kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; benevolence; classical learning; classical literature; in Scotland, Latin. The humanities, grammar, rhetoric, the Latin and Greek languages, and poetry.
  17. The quality of being human; the peculiar nature of man; the human race; benevolence; mental cultivation befitting man; in Scot., one of the humanities- Latin, Greek, rhetoric, poetry, grammatical studies.
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Quotes of humanity

  1. In Italy, the country where fascism was born, we have a particular relation with the Holocaust, but as a turning point in history it belongs to everybody in the world. It is a part of humanity – Roberto Benigni
  2. Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity – Phillips Brooks
  3. Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity – James Bryce
  4. It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. – Edmund Burke
  5. That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage of the narrow circle of life, which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man, never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity is oppressed and religion is corrupt. – Hall Caine
  6. The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded. – Gustave Flaubert
  7. At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression, and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens the survival of humanity we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope. – Stanislav Grof
  8. By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity – Robert A. Heinlein
  9. I try to make my books reflect humanity as I see it. – Tony Hillerman
  10. Struggle is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most brutal struggle. – Adolf Hitler
  11. It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor. – Eric Hoffer
  12. Your generous part in my liberation is taken by the world for the revelation of the fact, that the United States are resolved not to allow the despots of the world to trample on oppressed humanity – Lajos Kossuth
  13. We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity romantic love and gunpowder. – Andre Maurois
  14. The cultured man is an artist, an artist in humanity – Ashley Montagu
  15. The right of each individual in any relation to secure to himself the full benefits of his intelligence, his capacity, his industry and skill are among the inalienable inheritances of humanity – Leland Stanford

Usage examples for humanity

  1. After all, he said, humanity seemed everywhere to be pretty safe, and pretty much the same. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  2. All study is full of it- most of all it lives in humanity – Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason
  3. That is a song of all the secrets of humanity and of the desert too. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  4. I believe it holds a promise of great benefit to humanity – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
  5. I despair of humanity I despair of the war, I despair of myself. – Pebbles on the Shore by Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner)
  6. They arrived safely at Port Plata at eleven o'clock that night, and were received with great kindness and humanity – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly
  7. It was a thought and a hope as old as humanity and as generous as old. – Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis by G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke
  8. The sense of outraged humanity was too strong for words. – The Story of Malta by Maturin M. Ballou
  9. You do it for his sake and your own, and for that of humanity – The Tinder-Box by Maria Thompson Daviess
  10. Humanity of the past and present is not final but progressive. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder
  11. That is my religion of humanity – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  12. What a blessed thing is humanity – The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit by Richard Harris
  13. We beseech thee, therefore, to admit us within thy doors, and Allah will reward thy humanity – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  14. It is also a question of the humanity of the future. – The Pros and Cons of Vivisection by Charles Richet Commentator: W. D. Halliburton
  15. And humanity is calling. – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  16. In consequence of fallen humanity there are evils which we call necessary evils. – History and Ecclesiastical Relations of the Churches of the Presbyterial Order at Amoy, China by J. V. N. Talmage
  17. Well- doing, he replied, is a passion as superior to that of love as humanity is superior to the individual creature. – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac
  18. " That child should be in bed," said Priscilla, with a severity born of her anxiety lest, to calm him, humanity should force her to put up her veil. – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  19. Then I stepped forward from the rest and said, Lord, if, as thou hast taught us, the woman is the highest form of humanity and the last to be assumed, how comes it that Thou, the Christ, art still in the lower form of man? – The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the new Gospel of Interpretation by Edward Maitland
  20. Thou deservest well of humanity – Leo XIII., the Great Leader by Rev. A. P. Doyle