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Mankind are earthen jugs with spirits in them.

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Profession: American Novelist, Short Story Writer

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, cone a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.

Author: Robert Heinlein (1907-1988)

Profession: American Science Fiction Writer

What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men -- each one of whom is a valuable, unique experiment on the part of nature -- are shot down wholesale.

Author: Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)

Profession: German-born Swiss Novelist, Poet

Man was nature's mistake --she neglected to finish him -- and she has never ceased paying for her mistake.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.

Author: John Andrew Holmes

Profession:

People can be divided into two classes: those who go ahead and do something, and those who sit still and inquire, why wasn't it done the other way?

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)

Profession: American Author, Publisher

Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.

Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

The Goddamn human race deserves itself, and as far as I'm concerned it can have it.

Author: Elizabeth Janeway (1913)

Profession: American Author, Critic

Being reproached for giving to an unworthy person, Aristotle said, ''I did not give it to the man, but to humanity.

Author: Johnson

Profession:

I hate mankind, for I think of myself as one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.

Author: Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)

Profession: German Philosopher

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but by what takes place in our hearts.

Author: Sir Arthur Kent

Profession:

Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964