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.

Great oaks from little acorns grow.      


He lives long who lives well.      

J. Wilson

He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself.      

Phillip Massinger

Hold fast to the words of your ancestors.      

Maori (on proverbs)

Honor is better than honors.      

Flemish (on the conduct of life)

In time we hate that which we often fear.      


Industry pays debts, despair encreases them.      

Benjamin Franklin

It takes all kinds to make a world go round.      

T. Shelton

Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.      

Mother Teresa

Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone.      


Laugh every day; it's like inner jogging.      


Laughter is the best medicine.      


Life has its little ups and downs.      


Life is one big experiment.      


Life is short and full of blisters.     

African-American (on life and living)

Life is the greatest bargain; we get it for nothing.     

Yiddish (on life and living)

Life is too short to waste.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make a meal and contention will cease.     

Hebrew (on the human comedy)

May the outward and inward man be at one.      


No one is good at everything but everyone is good at something.      


Nothing goes on forever.      


Observe all men; thyself most.      

Benjamin Franklin

One hand washes the other.      


People are architects of their own fortune.      

Spanish (on fortune)

Praise the young and they will blossom.      

Irish Proverb

Small children give you a headache, big children a heartache.      

Russian Proverb

Spring is in the air.      


Take life as it comes.      


The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.      

Edmund Burke

The best things in life are free.      

B.G. DeSilva