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22 Humanist Quotes

Humanist is an advocate or follower of the principles of humanism. The word humanist comes from the Renaissance, by way of an Italian poet, Lodovico Ariosto. Everybody should be humanists. True humanist is everyone who cares about humanity. This is a collection of 22 Humanist quotes and sayings.


The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection. - Irving Babbitt
We have a great history; we have a great humanist face to put forward to the world. - Emmanuel Macron
Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead. - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
A humanist is someone who does the right thing even though she knows that no one is watching. - Dick McMahan
What we need to do is to humanize the scientist and simonize the humanist. - C.P. Snow
Humanists recognize that it is only when people feel free to think for themselves, using reason as their guide, that they are best capable of developing values that succeed in satisfying human needs and serving human interests. - Isaac Asimov
The real enemy is the secular humanist mindset which seeks to destroy everything that is good in this society. - Paul Weyrich
Humanists hold that ethical values are relative to human experience and need not be derived from theological or metaphysical foundations. - Paul Kurtz
Intelligence, guided by kindness, is the highest wisdom. - Robert Green Ingersoll
The present age has seen a great slump in humanist values. - Christopher Dawson
Our humanist attitude should therefore throughout be to stress what we all have in common with each other and relegate quarrelsome religion to the private domain where it can do [less] harm. - Hermann Bondi
A humanist is anyone who rejects the attempt to describe or account for man wholly on the basis of physics, chemistry or animal behaviour. - Joseph Wood Krutch
To be a 'believer' does not make you superior to others; but to be a 'humanist' does make it so! - Mehmet Murat Ildan
The Humanist view of life is progressive and optimistic, in awe of human potential, living without fear of judgement and death, finding enough purpose and meaning in life, love and leaving a good legacy. - Polly Toynbee
The weal of the race, and the cause of humanity, here and now, are enough To give life meaning and death as well. - Edgar Lee Masters
We have to claim anarchy and realize that systems have a life of their own that is anti-humanist. There is definitely an anti-humanist tendency in all systems. - Terence McKenna
This Humanist whom no beliefs constrained Grew so broad-minded he was scatter-brained. - J. V. Cunningham
We have to replace beauty, which is a cultural concept, with goodness, which is a humanist concept. - Philippe Starck
Education no longer has a humanist end or any value in itself; it has only one goal, to create technicians. - Jacques Ellul
A humanist is anyone who rejects the attempt to describe or account for man wholly on the basis of physics, chemistry or animal behaviour. - Joseph Wood Krutch
Science itself is a humanist in the sense that it doesn't discriminate between human beings, but it is also morally neutral. - Max Lerner
Three key humanist virtues are courage, cognition, and caring - not dependence, ignorance, or insensitivity to the needs of others. - Paul Kurtz
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