Humanist Quotes

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1. “I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow, it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally, I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time.”

Tags : Agnostic Atheism Atheist Belief Emotion Humanist Interview Knowledge Reason Religion Respect Science
Author : Isaac Asimov

2. “To become a true global citizen, one must abandon all notions of 'otherness' and instead embrace 'togetherness'. The world is no longer white, black, yellow and brown. Through love, tribes have been intermixing colors to reveal a new rainbow world. And as more time passes, this racial and cultural blending will make it harder for humans to side with one race, nation or religion over another. Therefore, practical wisdom should be used to abandon any cultural, social, religious, tribal, and national beliefs of alterity altogether. This is the only way mankind will truly evolve. Segregation is a word of the past. Unity is the key to a peaceful future.”

Tags : Betterment Bigotry Citizen Commonalities Cultural Differences Embrace Evolution Evolve Global Human Human Race Humanist Ideology Intercultural Life Nationalism Otherness Perception Segragation Segregation Social Change Sociology Superiority Together Togetherness Tribal Unite Wisdom Woirld World Worldly
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

3. “To become a true global citizen, one must abandon all notions of 'otherness' and instead embrace 'togetherness'.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

4. “The human body resonates at the same frequency as Mother Earth. So instead of only focusing on trying to save the earth, which operates in congruence to our vibrations, I think it is more important to be one with each other. If you really want to remedy the earth, we have to mend mankind. And to unite mankind, we heal the Earth. That is the only way. Mother Earth will exist with or without us. Yet if she is sick, it is because mankind is sick and separated. And if our vibrations are bad, she reacts to it, as do all living creatures.”

Tags : Animals Consciousness Divided Existence Global Citizen Global Village Harmony Heal Human Humanism Humanity Love Man Mankind Mend Mother Earth Resonance Save The Earth Sick Sickness Vibrations World Change World Citizen
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

5. “The humanitarian philosophies that have been developed (sometimes under some religious banner and invariably in the face of religious opposition) are human inventions, as the name implies - and our species deserves the credit. I am a devout atheist - nothing else makes any sense to me and I must admit to being bewildered by those, who in the face of what appears so obvious, still believe in a mystical creator. However I can see that the promise of infinite immortality is a more palatable proposition than the absolute certainty of finite mortality which those of us who are subject to free thought (as opposed to free will) have to look forward to and many may not have the strength of character to accept it.Thus I am a supporter of Amnesty International, a humanist and an atheist. I believe in a secular, democratic society in which women and men have total equality, and individuals can pursue their lives as they wish, free of constraints - religious or otherwise. I feel that the difficult ethical and social problems which invariably arise must be solved, as best they can, by discussion and am opposed to the crude simplistic application of dogmatic rules invented in past millennia and ascribed to a plethora of mystical creators - or the latest invention; a single creator masquerading under a plethora of pseudonyms. Organisations which seek political influence by co-ordinated effort disturb me and thus I believe religious and related pressure groups which operate in this way are acting antidemocratically and should play no part in politics. I also have problems with those who preach racist and related ideologies which seem almost indistinguishable from nationalism, patriotism and religious conviction.”

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6. “THE CONSCIOUS HUMANYou are not white,but a rainbow of colors.You are not black,but golden.You are not just a nationality,but a citizen of the world.You are not just for the right or left,but for what is right over the wrong.You are not just rich or poor,but always wealthy in the mind and heart.You are not perfect, but flawed.You are flawed, but you are just.You may just be conscious human,but you are also a magnificentreflection of God.”

Tags : Beautiful Person Black Conscious Flawed Global Citizen Heart Human Nature Human Race Humanity Justice Lord Love Mankind Is One Parties Peace Perfection Reflection Of God Religion Spirit Spiritual Wealth Truth Universal Love Wealth White World Citizen
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

7. “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.”

Tags : Atheism Expectation Humanism Humanist Morality Reward Secular Morality
Author : Kurt Vonnegut

8. “If I could create something that is even minutely close to a small percentile of a genius as Cloud Atlas, I shall deem my life worthy!”

Tags : Author Cloud Atlas Contemporary Author Humanist Indian Author K Hari Kumar Kay Hari New Generation Authors Sci Fi
Author : K. Hari Kumar

9. “Next year, Equality Now will celebrate - if that’s the word - will clock its twentieth year. Two decades of fighting the good fight, fighting the cause, and in case I haven’t been the clear, the cause is that one half of the human race is given the same basic equal rights that the other half enjoys.Or, not given. Given back.That is not a milestone, twenty years, that I intend to go unnoticed. I want to make some noise. I want to make a joyful noise, I want to make too much noise. I want the neighbors to complain. I’m tired of being polite about something that matters so much.”

Tags : Equal Rights Equality Feminist Humanism Humanist Joss Whedon Pro Feminist Whedon
Author : Joss Whedon

10. “At the end of the day I have many answers for it. It has to do with my mom, who was an extraordinary woman, and a great feminist. It has to do with the people in my life. It has to do with a lot of different things, but -- I don't know! Because I'm not just writing from the female characters for other people. I have a desire to see them in our culture -- that was not met for most of my childhood. Except occasionally by James Cameron. [From the 2011 San Diego Comic Con, in response to being asked why he writes strong female characters.]”

Tags : Equality Female Characters Feminism Humanism Humanist Joss Whedon Pro Feminist Whedon
Author : Joss Whedon

11. “Sometimes I think Earth has got to be the insane asylum of the universe. . . and I'm here by computer error. At sixty-eight, I hope I've gained some wisdom in the past fourteen lustrums and it’s obligatory to speak plain and true about the conclusions I've come to; now that I have been educated to believe by such mentors as Wells, Stapledon, Heinlein, van Vogt, Clarke, Pohl, (S. Fowler) Wright, Orwell, Taine, Temple, Gernsback, Campbell and other seminal influences in scientifiction, I regret the lack of any female writers but only Radclyffe Hall opened my eyes outside sci-fi.I was a secular humanist before I knew the term. I have not believed in God since childhood's end. I believe a belief in any deity is adolescent, shameful and dangerous. How would you feel, surrounded by billions of human beings taking Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy and the stork seriously, and capable of shaming, maiming or murdering in their name? I am embarrassed to live in a world retaining any faith in church, prayer or a celestial creator. I do not believe in Heaven, Hell or a Hereafter; in angels, demons, ghosts, goblins, the Devil, vampires, ghouls, zombies, witches, warlocks, UFOs or other delusions; and in very few mundane individuals--politicians, lawyers, judges, priests, militarists, censors and just plain people. I respect the individual's right to abortion, suicide and euthanasia. I support birth control. I wish to Good that society were rid of smoking, drinking and drugs.My hope for humanity - and I think sensible science fiction has a beneficial influence in this direction - is that one day everyone born will be whole in body and brain, will live a long life free from physical and emotional pain, will participate in a fulfilling way in their contribution to existence, will enjoy true love and friendship, will pity us 20th century barbarians who lived and died in an atrocious, anachronistic atmosphere of arson, rape, robbery, kidnapping, child abuse, insanity, murder, terrorism, war, smog, pollution, starvation and the other negative “norms” of our current civilization. I have devoted my life to amassing over a quarter million pieces of sf and fantasy as a present to posterity and I hope to be remembered as an altruist who would have been an accepted citizen of Utopia.”

Tags : Atheism Atheist Belief Danger Fairy Tales Hope Humanist Morality Respect Sci Fi Science Science Fiction Secular Utopia

12. “[We need reforms] to make the Negro church a place where colored men and women of education and energy can work for the best things regardless of their belief or disbelief in unimportant dogmas and ancient and outworn creeds.”

Tags : Ancient Creed Creeds Disbelief Dogma Education Humanist Religion Skeptic Superstition

13. “Don't take life so serious. It ain't nohow permanent.”

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Author : Walt Kelly

14. “I am an atheist, a rationalist and a humanist.”

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Author : Pierre Berton

15. “The scientist believes in proof without certainty, the bigot in certainty without proof.”

Tags : Belief Bigot Bigotry Certainty Difference Evidence Funny Humanist Humor Proof Science Science And Faith Science And Religion Scientist
Source : Science and Creationism

16. “And the person who says that the only way to please them is to restrict options for others is, if you ask me, the one who deserves it least. And that’s my opinion, expressed as politely as possible.”

Tags : Equality Humanist
Author : David Gaider

17. “If Allah wants to send me a message,he'll do so on the faces of my brothers and sisters.”

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Source : The Taqwacores

18. “...The existence or non-existence of an undefined 'god' are quite pointless.[From 'Why I am a Secular Humanist']”

Tags : Atheism Atheist Humanism Humanist Pointless Secular Secularism
Author : Herman Bondi

19. “As a citizen of the world, I stand only with Truth and my conscience is my only leader. This is the only way to peace and justice on earth. To always do the right thing, be the right person, and stand with whoever is right always and forever.”

Tags : Attitude Citizen Of The World Earth Earth Peace Global Citizen Global Citizenship God Humanist Humanity Justice Leadership Love Pacifist Peace Peace On Earth Person Right Stand Stand Up Truth World World Citizen World Peace
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

20. “The 'tragedy' of the slow growth of immortalism pertains mostly to them, and perhaps to you – not so much to me or to us, the committed immortalists. We already have made our arrangements for cryostasis after clinical death – signed our contracts with existing organizations and allocated the money. We will have our chance, and with a little bit of luck will 'taste the wine of centuries unborn'.”

Tags : Believe Hope Humanist Immortal Immortality Transhumanism

21. “To be a ‘believer’ does not make you superior to others; but to be a ‘humanist’ does make it so!”

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22. “Most of the modern human society has nearly lost the faculty of observing the internal mechanism.”

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