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.

The company makes the feast.      

J. Warton

The discontented man finds no easy chair.      

Benjamin Franklin

The easiest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your pocket.      


The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.      

Edward John Phelps

The memories of youth make for long, long thoughts.      

Lapp (on youth and age)

The mind is willing, but the flesh is weak.      


The old one who is loved, is winter with flowers.      

German (on youth and age)

The person sins, then blames Satan for it.     

Afghan (on the human comedy)

The stargazer's toe is often stubbed.     

Russian (on the human comedy)

The worst prison is a closed heart.      

Pope John Paul II

Vices are their own punishment.      


We'll never know the worth of water 'till the well goes dry.      

Scottish Proverb

When the apple is ripe it will fall.      

Irish Proverb

When the tiger kills, the jackel profits.      

Afghan (on business)

Where is there a tree not shaken by the wind.      

Armenian (on basic truths)

While the cat's away, the mice will play.      

James Ray

Who are a little wise, the best fools be.      

John Donne

You cannot carve rotten wood.      


You can't teach an old dog new tricks.      


You can't win them all.      


You may delay but time will not.      

Benjamin Franklin

Your success and happiness lie in you...resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.      

Helen Keller