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I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me."
Publius Terentius Afer - Heautontimoroumenos
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Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes."
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Penal Law
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Be humanity evermore our goal."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure."
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Morals and Legislation
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The human body is the best picture of the human soul."
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Man is by nature a political animal."
Aristotle
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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions."
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus
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Architecture is the great book of humanity, the principal expression of man in his different stages of development, either as a force or as an intelligence."
Victor Hugo - The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
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Architecture is the great book of humanity, the principal expression of man in his different stages of development, either as a force or as an intelligence.

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It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
Albert Einstein
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Humanity prefers to life reasons to live."
Simone de Beauvoir
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Amiable weaknesses of human nature."
Edward Gibbon - The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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History, which is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind."
Edward Gibbon
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What history relates is only the long, heavy, confused dream of humanity."
Arthur Schopenhauer - The World as Will and Representation
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To prefer evil to good is not in human nature and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less."
Plato
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The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul."
Alfred Adler
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Humans have certain properties and characteristics which are intrinsic to them, just as every other organism does. That's human nature."
Noam Chomsky
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