History bears witness to the fact that no one has ever been able to suppress humanity, no matter how greater the status of that person, nation, or any other entity.
The flourishing humanity and its principles in today’s world are proof that humanity is greater than status. One shouldn’t lose faith in humanity at any cost, whether you suffer a personal loss or witness a crime against humanity.
Some miscreants will always be there to shake humanity to the core, but they unintentionally end up making humanity stronger than ever.
For instance, Nazi crimes by Hitler were not only against Jews or communists; they were against humanity. Communists, Gays, Jews, Roma, Sinti, Socialists, Poles and other Slavs, and Soviet prisoners of war were all victims of Nazi crimes.
Physical crimes such as savage beatings, gassings, drowning, and the Nazis committed property crimes. But, the good news is humanity is still here; where is Hitler!
Let us check out these 11 Humanity Quotes that prove Humanity is Greater than Status:
11. Humanity Comes Before any Religion or Popular Philosophy
“There is no higher religion than human service.
To work for the common good is the greatest creed.”
— Woodrow Wilson
We’re humans first! When in doubt, we should abide by the principles of humanity before seeking supplementary guidance from religions.
Sacrificing your time, efforts, or material wealth in the service of humanity is the greatest expression of religion.
The greatest sets of beliefs one can believe in are the ones that uplift humanity.
10. Being Polite Flourishes Your Humane Character
“Politeness is the flower of humanity.”
— Joseph Joubert
Being polite to everyone around you, irrespective of caste, gender, race, or creed, is one of the most humane things a person can do.
Politeness begets politeness, and it eventually rejuvenates our faith in the noble principles of humanity.
9. Humanity is Greater than Status, Race, or Caste
“I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one ‘race’ – the human race – and that we are all members of it.”
— Margaret Atwood
We’re all the same! We’re all equal! And we all deserve equal respect, love, and prosperity. There is no place for racial discrimination in a society driven by humanistic ideologies.
We should fairly and tirelessly work towards making humanity the first and the most popular religion for everyone to profess.
8. Shun Living for Self-interests, Embrace Humanity
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Currently, our society is driven by self-interests. The most influential people of our society, to achieve their self-interests, are mauling down the less fortunate ones in sundry ways.
We need to stop thinking for ourselves for a minute and look after the broader concerns of all humanity.
7. Love and Compassion are Cornerstones of Humanity
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
— Dalai Lama
Always love limitlessly, but without expectations of receiving the same back, because then it becomes a trade.
Love should be your true nature, not a Tuxedo you put on for parties. If each one of us adapts love and compassion as currencies on which humanity thrives, there’ll be no conflicts whatsoever.
6. Benevolence is the Chief Ingredient to the Recipe of Humanity
“Benevolence is the characteristic element of humanity.”
The concept of benevolence has to reach the common masses, one way or another. Whether via modern education, religious scripts, or other books, benevolence is critical to a peaceful society.
There’s no other practical or morally relevant principle that can take the place of benevolence in guiding humanity.
5. Be Proud in the Labor that Uplifts Humanity
“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Some of the greatest jobs in the world are frowned upon in our societies.
Labor, in whatsoever form that uplifts humanity, deserves all the dignity. They’re the most important jobs that we should meticulously perform with excellence.
4. Put the Welfare of Humanity Always First
“Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion.”
— John Amos Comenius
We should accept that we’re global citizens, not limited by language, nationality, and religion when humanistic concerns are taken into account.
All we should strive for, as a single global nation, is the welfare of humanity. Though, it’s only possible if we rid ourselves of selfishness.
3. Have Enough Moral Courage to Stand for Humanity
“Moral courage is the highest expression of humanity.”
— Ralph Nader
The courage to do whatever is right for moral reasons regardless of the possibility of negative consequences is known as moral courage.
In times of doubt or fear, one requires courage to act. Deliberation or careful thought is, therefore, a requirement for moral courage.
2. Be Selfless because Humanity is Greater than Status
“Selfless service alone gives the needed strength and courage to awaken the sleeping humanity in one’s heart.”
— Sai Baba
Giving in that spirit is the right thing to do. It heals the hearts of those who receive it, allowing them to see the humanity in others.
1. Rather be a Human than a Prosperous Machine
“We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.”
— Charlie Chaplin
Let’s let Sir Charles Chaplin do the talking here while we listen!
“Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.”
Assuming that the aforementioned quotes would have given you some insights into why humanity is greater than status, we’re expecting you’ll spread the light farther.
The work of humanity should never stop, especially in times like these, when our world needs it the most. We’re not short of cash, oil, machinery, or automobile, but humanity!