Humanity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old humanity quotes, humanity sayings, and humanity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A crust in comfort is better than a feast in fear.      

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

A day is lost if one has not laughed.      

French (on the conduct of life)

A friend in need is a friend indeed.      

James Ray (1678)

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

A good spouse and health is a person's best wealth.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

A man's house is his castle.      

Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634)

A place for everything and everything in its place.      

Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)

A smile is a window in your face to show your heart is at home.      

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A trouble shared is a trouble halved.      


All of us, the great and the little have need of each other.      

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Any port in a storm.      


As the day lengthens, the cold strengthens.      

E. Pellham (1631)

As the spokes of a wheel are attached to the hub, so all things are attached to life.

Sanskrit (on life and living)

Bread, oil, Salt and Heart      

Albanian ( on honoring the guest) thanks to kravetsmaksim

Bury the hatchet beneath the root of the tree.      

Native American Saying (on war and peace)

Character building begins in infancy and continues until death.      

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Cold hands, warm heart.      

V.S. Lean (1903)

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Curses like chickens, come home to roost.      

Chaucer (c.1343-1400)

Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.      


Don't bypass a town where there's a friend.     

Malagasy (on journeys)

Don't let the grass grow on the path of friendship.      

Blackfoot (Native American) (on friendship)

Eat coconuts while you have teeth.      

Singhalese (on youth and age)

Every day of your life is a page of your history.

Arabic (on life and living)

Everyone wants to live long but no one wants to be called old.

Icelandic (on youth and age)

Fact is stranger than fiction.      

Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796-1865)

Follow your dreams.      


For every bow there is an arrow. (For everyone there is someone.)      


Glass, china and reputation are easily crack'd and never well mended.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Good memories are our second chance at happiness.      

Queen Elizabeth II

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