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Top 100 Quotes About Humanism

#1. The economy is after all driven by people. No matter how dire the situation may be, as long as people are firm, a turnaround, revival and progress can be possible. - Author: Daisaku Ikeda
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#2. He wasn't the best coder or the most introspective human being, and you must know that it takes the best coder and the most human human to produce the best droid in this age. (Douglas Parsley - Author: Alan Chains
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#3. The Kingdom of God is, in reality, the mental kingdom of a conscientious, compassionate and courageous human. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#4. The Bible is a book of Science. Secular Humanism is a religion of mythology. - Author: Michael J. Findley
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#5. Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society. - Author: John Ralston Saul
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#6. There is nothing new about humanism. It is the yielding to Satan's first temptation of Adam and Eve: "Ye shall be as gods." (Gen. 3:5) - Author: Billy Graham
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#7. I believe indeed that to rescue the humanist tradition of the last decades is of the utmost importance, and that Victor Serge is one of the outstanding personalities representing the socialist aspect of humanism. - Author: Erich Fromm
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#8. The existence or non-existence of an undefined 'god' are quite pointless.
[From 'Why I am a Secular Humanist'] - Author: Herman Bondi
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#9. We've never heard
About a marvel quite so great,
For all the heroes who have lived
In history can't measure up
In bravery against the Maid. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#10. Education is thus a most power ally of humanism, and every public school is a school of humanism. What can the theistic Sunday school, meeting for an hour once a week, and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teachings? - Author: Charles Francis Potter
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#11. To glorify democracy and to silence the people is a farce; to discourse on humanism and to negate people is a lie. - Author: Paulo Freire
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#12. Children are no longer seen by many people as a blessing from God but as extensions of personal goals and pride. As a result, the family under humanism is in a state of crisis. - Author: Rousas John Rushdoony
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#13. Most of the modern human society has nearly lost the faculty of observing the internal mechanism. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#14. Don't care about gods. Gods are irrelevant. What counts is people. What counts is having respect for each other. - Author: Matthew Woodring Stover
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#15. Nonbelievers are protected by the religion clauses of the Constitution not because secular humanism is a religion, which it is not, but because when the government acts on the basis of religion it discriminates against those who do not "believe" in the governmentally favored manner. - Author: Norman Dorsen
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#16. One can't understand the Christian Right and similar movements unless one sees them as reactive - they're reacting to what they call secular humanism. - Author: Peter L. Berger
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#17. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. - Author: Omar Nelson Bradley
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#18. Rise to become human again, my friend. Become the human, that talks humans, acts humans and lives human. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#19. The supreme principle of socialism is that man takes precedence over things, life over property, and hence, work over capital; that power follows creation, and not possession; that man must not be governed by circumstances, but circumstances must be governed by man. - Author: Erich Fromm
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#20. We Humanists behave as well as we can, without any expectation of rewards or punishments in an Afterlife. We serve as best we can the only abstraction with which we have any real familiarity, which is our community. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#21. The ultra-right would have us believe that families are in trouble because of humanism, feminism, secular education, or sexual liberation, but the consensus of Americans is that what tears families apart is unemployment, inflation, and financial worries. - Author: Letty Cottin Pogrebin
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#22. We rely on faith only in the context of claims for which there is no sufficient sensory or logical evidence. - Author: Sam Harris
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#23. They haven't eliminated religion from the public school. They have eliminated Christianity and have replaced it with an anti-God religion - humanism. - Author: Ken Ham
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#24. What I find disturbing in America is the consuming desire for leisure, convenience, and fun. It seems we, as a nation, have traded God for gadgets. We have traded eternal truth for momentary self-gratification - worshipping false gods of materialism and humanism instead of the Creator of all things. - Author: Billy Graham
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#25. The end of Humanism stems from the power of Humanism itself. - Author: Franco Berardi, Bifo
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#26. It's in the nature of the humans and the entire animal kingdom to return blow for blow, cheating for cheating, lie for lie, to hit back with all our might. But what makes us true humans is the power to not hit back. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#27. That's the rub about 'Community' - for all the high-concept cleverness, it really comes down to vulgar humanism, the dumbest kind of sentimental identification. We watch it because we like these people and we miss them when they don't show up. They become part of the stories we tell ourselves. - Author: Rob Sheffield
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#28. The universe did not invent justice. Man did. Unfortunately, man must reside in the universe. - Author: Roger Zelazny
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#29. I don't think the biggest threat to our theology is humanism or the host of world religions. Our biggest threat is cut-and-paste Christianity. If man places his faith in a god he has recreated in his own image, has he placed his faith in God at all? And if not, how can such a man be saved? - Author: Beth Moore
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#30. We did not adopt socialism out of books, abstractions, humanism, or pity, but rather out of need for the Arab working class is the mover of history in this period. - Author: Michel Aflaq
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#31. I did not fear that I might tread upon a live rail and be killed. I feared something far more intangible-doing what was not contemplated by the Machine. Then I said to myself, "Man is the measure", and I went, and after many visits I found an opening. - Author: E. M. Forster
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#32. Forget race, forget gender, forget religion, and become a human my friend. Become a human above everything else, and all great things shall follow. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#33. Western humanism has religious and transcendent sources without which it is incomprehensible to itself. - Author: Jacques Maritain
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#34. This is not a book about whether one can be good without God, because that question does not need to be answered
it needs to be rejected outright. To suggest that one can't be good without belief in God is not just an opinion, a mere curious musing
it is a prejudice. - Author: Greg M. Epstein
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#35. The determination to win is the better part of winning. - Author: Daisaku Ikeda
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#36. It is impossible to build one's own happiness on the unhappiness of others. This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings. - Author: Daisaku Ikeda
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#37. If he makes humanity God and yet cries out against God's inhumanity, it is clear who has really been accused. - Author: J. Budziszewski
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#38. One good test of whether an economy is humanistic or not is the plausibility of earning the ability to drop out of it for a while without incident or insult. - Author: Jaron Lanier
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#39. If the humanism that makes civilization civilized is to be preserved into the new century, it will need advocates. These advocates will need a memory, and part of that memory will need to be of an age in which they were not yet alive. - Author: Clive James
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#40. Whether you call yourself a Christian, a Jew, a Muslim, a Hindu or an Atheist, if you have kindness in your heart and compassion in your act, you are on the right path of religion. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#41. For we, when we feel, evaporate: oh, we
breathe ourselves out and away: from ember to ember,
yielding us fainter fragrance. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
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#42. I had no knowledge of divine help, and all the world lost faith in gradual progress. - Author: Joy Davidman
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#43. the worst subsistence humanism promotes lies in refugee of denigration on mere inventions for their own brothers - Author: Abdul Rehman
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#44. Among religions in this country which do not teach what would generally be considered a belief in the existence of God are Buddhism, Taoism, Ethical Culture, Secular Humanism and others. - Author: Hugo Black
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#45. To retain our dignity, we must sometimes refuse to live life at any cost - Author: Dario Spini
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#46. The phrase "singular incredible life" seems to me that it applies more appropriately to Jane Goodall or David Attenborough, people I regard with awe and who stand for great humanism and knowledge. - Author: Merrill Markoe
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#47. Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it. - Author: George Carlin
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#48. Humanism is the purest expression of your soul as a human. It has no God to be concerned with, except for the living Gods, that is the humans. It has no doctrine to abide by, except for the natural doctrine of love and benevolence. That's the religion we need my friend. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#49. Discovery of one's self, of one's specific individual powers and potential capacities, learning how to develop them and use them as a socialized human being that cares about the needs of other individuals - would have to become the primary task of a new humanist education. - Author: Mihailo Markovic
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#50. Either you are racist or you are a human - you cannot be both. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#51. The essence of Christianity, as I see it, is love. The essence of Humanism (and I'm also a Humanist) is love. At that level, we're not far apart. - Author: Mark Thomas
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#52. Psychology either tends to glorify human beings or trivialize them, leaving out the complexity of the human soul and the demands of God. - Author: Gene Edward Veith Jr.
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#53. We may affirm, then, that the main drift of the later Renaissance was away from a humanism that favored a free expansion toward a humanism that was in the highest degree disciplinary and selective. - Author: Irving Babbitt
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#54. Rise to the challenges that life presents you. You can't develop genuine character and ability by sidestepping adversity and struggle. - Author: Daisaku Ikeda
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#55. The course of modern learning leads from humanism via nationalism to bestiality. - Author: Franz Grillparzer
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#56. Attacking the person instead of the argument is condemned in logic, widespread in physics, and not used nearly enough in humanism. - Author: Bauvard
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#57. Thinking must never submit itself, neither to a dogma, nor to a party, nor to a passion, nor to an interest, nor to a preconceived idea, nor to whatever it may be, if not to facts themselves, because, for it, to submit would be to cease to be. - Author: Jules Henri Poincare
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#58. As humanism begins to dominate the state, the consequence is complete hostile annexation of the church or persecution by separation. Religion is then removed from the marketplace and the school, later from other domains of public life. The state will not toerlate any gods besides itself. - Author: Erik Von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
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#59. To embrace humanism is to embrace the concept that caring for our fellow human beings is our highest calling. - Author: Sean Faircloth
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#60. The advent of postmodernism, the enshrinement of Darwinian orthodoxy in the educational systems of Western society, and the rise of blatant humanism as the religion-by-default of large subcultures have brought no end of new challenges to biblical sufficiency. - Author: James R. White
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#61. Many humanists in the West are stirred by a sense of outrage at what professed Christians, past and present, have done; and this makes them see their humanism as a kind of crusade, with the killing of Christianity as its prime goal. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#62. To slur "feminism" into "humanism" is to usurp women's voices once again, to make the singular feminine into the so-called universal masculine. - Author: Gina Barreca
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#63. In this age of humanism, man is seduced by society with the lie that he can become his own god ... the New Age movement is polluted with self and it will never bow before God - at least not until Christ returns. - Author: Billy Graham
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#64. Humanism ... is not a single hypothesis or theorem, and it dwells on no new facts. It is rather a slow shifting in the philosophic perspective, making things appear as from a new centre of interest or point of sight. - Author: William James
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#65. Beneath all this he is able to identify as well the dangers of a humanism which shuts out the humane and transcendent horizons and can threaten a new form of the dark night of the soul. - Author: Abdumalik Nysanbayev
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#66. The toxic mix of religion and tribalism has become so dangerous as to justify taking seriously the alternative view, that humanism based on science is the effective antidote, the light and the way at last placed before us. - Author: E. O. Wilson
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#67. Humanism is not wrong in its cry for sociological healing, but humanism is not producing it. - Author: Francis Schaeffer
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#68. Stop looking at people's religions. Try to look at the goodness within them. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#69. Loss of social standing is an ever-present threat for individuals whose social acceptance is based on behavioral traits rather than unconditional human value. - Author: Melissa V. Harris-Perry
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#70. Your life-blood is humanism. If it flows pure and clear, everything would happen nicely in the world - every defect in the society shall be healed. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#71. I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that, at this moment of history, feminism is humanism. - Author: Judy Chicago
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#72. Remember your humanity, and forget the rest. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#73. Our society is the product of several great religious and philosophical traditions. The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity, Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are. - Author: Jan Peter Balkenende
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#74. It is a war of light vs. darkness, of Christ vs. antichrist, the Word of God vs. secular humanism. There will be a winner and a loser!.. There is no compromise with the enemy. There is no neutrality in this war! - Author: John Hagee
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#75. There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time. - Author: C. JoyBell C.
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#76. The idea - the core idea of humanism - is that the act of reading about great deeds will lead you to imitate them,.. - Author: Stanley Fish
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#77. We're in a religious war and we need to aggressively oppose secular humanism; these people are as religiously motivated as we are and they are filled with the devil. - Author: Tim LaHaye
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#78. We have a choice. We have two options as human beings. We have a choice between conversation and war. That's it. Conversation and violence. And faith is a conversation stopper. - Author: Sam Harris
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#79. And when statesmen or others worry him [the scientist] too much, then he should leave with his possessions. With a firm and steadfast mind one should hold under all conditions, that everywhere the earth is below and the sky above and to the energetic man, every region is his fatherland. - Author: Tycho Brahe
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#80. Morality comes from humanism and is stolen by religion for its own purposes. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#81. Faith does not offer a strong link between our beliefs and actual states of the world. - Author: Sam Harris
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#82. ...A canonical leader is someone whose exemplary rule might have appeared to be for the alleviation of the pains and miseries of a particular group, but which in reality is for the advancement of humanism... - Author: Janvier Chouteu-Chando
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#83. Humanism involves far more than the negation of supernaturalism. It requires an affirmative philosophy ... translated into a life devoted to one's own improvement and the service of all mankind. - Author: Corliss Lamont
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#84. The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it - Author: Maimonides
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#85. Setting the stage for the Tower of Babel, the author says that, while humanity had a mission to reflect God, it had been distracted by its own reflection and was both fascinated and fearful of what it saw. - Author: N. T. Wright
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#86. If you want to teach real religion to the kids, throw away the Bible, the Vedas, the Quran and all the scriptures, and teach them the religion of love. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#87. A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and, further, can even enable a change in the destiny of all humankind. - Author: Daisaku Ikeda
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#88. If peace is to come to earth through change in man's environment, instead of through change in man himself, it will never come. -- Philip Mauro in "The Number of Man the Climax of Civilization - Author: Philip Mauro
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#89. Most writers deserve the reputation posterity has bestowed upon them: You can't for long conceal the toxic spots on your character - Philip Larkin is Exhibit A - nor can you conceal your dignity, your humanism, your regard for veracity and freedom. - Author: William Giraldi
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#90. Don't judge people by their profession, otherwise you'll end up with more enemies than friends. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#91. Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#92. The whole reason for the success of Dr. King's civil-rights movement was that it was not a movement for itself. The civil-rights movement understood very clearly, and stated very beautifully, that it was a question of humanism, not a sectarian movement at all. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#93. In the end anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism. - Author: Shirley Chisholm
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#94. Human Dignity has five characteristics : A playful curiosity,a capacity for dreams, a sense of humor to achieve and correct those dreams, a certain flexibility and spontaenity of behavior, a capacity to fight for and save those dreams ! - Author: Abha Maryada Banerjee
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#95. The modern man, finding that Humanism and Sex both fail to satisfy, seeks his happiness in Science ... But Science fails too, for it is something more than a knowledge of matter the soul craves. - Author: Fulton J. Sheen
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#96. I am no Patriot for I try to breathe in with the steadfast belief that my country is the Earth and my religion is Humanism. - Author: K. Hari Kumar
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#97. There is no life after death, so offer kindness to all, not in the next life but now. - Author: Greg M. Epstein
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#98. There is something simply beautiful and simply innocent, in being human. It is just so innocent and beautiful. I love it. - Author: C. JoyBell C.
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#99. SILENCE does not always mean 'NEUTRALITY'! Sometimes, it may mean 'consenting' to a wrong, sometimes it may mean 'condoning' a mistake and sometimes it may mean giving space to the wrong doer....SOMETIMES, we need to get up and FIGHT! - Author: Abha Maryada Banerjee
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#100. I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without expectations of rewards or punishments after I am dead. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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