Mankind Sayings and Quotes

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

Mankind's greatest gift is that we have free choice.     

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Mankind always sets itself only such tasks as it can solve; since, looking at the matter more closely, we will always find that the task itself arises only when the material conditions necessary for its solution already exist or are at least in the process of formation.     

Karl Marx

Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.     

Thomas Jefferson

The human race is governed by its imagination.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

Man was designed in a way in which he must eat in order to give him a solid reason to go to work everyday. This helps to keep him out of trouble. God is wise.     

Criss Jami

Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.     

Samuel Butler

Mankind may amuse themselves with theoretic systems of liberty but we can only discern its true value by the practical and wretched effects of slavery.     

Mercy Otis Warren

Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good the themselves, than by compelling each other to live as seems good to the rest.     

John Stuart Mill

All mankind being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.     

John Locke

The strength of every individual is the grace for great work.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.     

Jack Kerouac

Humans beings always do the most intelligent thing after they've tried every stupid alternative and none of them have worked.     

Richard Buckminster Fuller

Mankind must learn to coexist with each other to create a peaceful world.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Mankind invented a system to cope with the fact that we are so intrinsically lousy at manipulating numbers. It's called the graph.     

Charlie Munger

Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.     

Elie Wiesel

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.     

William James

Mankind will discover objects in space sent to us by the watchers.     


Mankind, which has always been a part of nature, has reached a point where it is too much for nature to accommodate.     

Kobo Abe

Mankind must live in a harmony with one another in order to have a peaceful world.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division; and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.     

Joseph Stalin

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.     

Benjamin Franklin

Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems.     


Mankind has a divine duty, to be stewardship of the natural resources.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Mankind is like ocean, we only see the things which comes up! If we wanna know someone better we need a deeper dive.     

Irfa Adam

Human nature is just about the only nature some people experience.     

Terri Guillemets

Mankind is interdependent, and the happiness of each depends upon the happiness of all, and it is this lesson that humanity has to learn today as the first and the last lesson.     

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.     

Albert Camus

The greater part of mankind judge of men only by their fashionableness or their fortune.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld