HUMAN UNITY QUOTATIONS
Distinguished Sages of the World
Signers* of the Declaration of Human Unity
Our (Costa Rican) strength has rested on the belief that the planet will
soon achieve an international order based on belonging to a single entity:
the human species. - Oscar Arias Sánchez* Peace Nobelist (1987),
President of Costa Rica
If people look only to their own interests, our world will certainly fall apart.
- Pope Benedict XVI
This is a San Francisco type of project. [Human Unity] supporters should know that
they are all welcome here. - Willie J. Brown Jr.*, Former Mayor of San Francisco
Self-preservation is only the second law of life.
The first law is that you and the other are one.
- Joseph Campbell
President Carter is grateful to you for offering him this [Human Unity Project]
opportunity. - Jimmy Carter’s office; Peace Nobelist (2002)
My congratulations on your thoughtfully organized approach
on this most important concern. - Norman Cousins*
We must create notonly a massive but a basic change in our culture, in our entire approach to our relationships with other human beings. - Walter Cronkite*
I always believe we are the same; we are all human beings . . . Wherever I
meet people, I always have the feeling that I am encountering another
human being, just like myself. - His Holiness the Dalai Lama* -
Peace Nobelist (1989), leader of Tibetan Buddhism
The whole planet is just us. Therefore, destruction of another area
essentially is destruction of yourself.
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama*
- Peace Nobelist (1989), leader of Tibetan Buddhism
No man is an island, entire of itself . . . any man's death diminishes me, because
I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee. - John Donne, English poet
Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to
embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. - Albert Einstein
Trust people like human beings. They’ll act like human beings.
- Mohamed ElBaradei, Peace Nobelist (2005); Former Director-General,
International Atomic Energy Agency
This human bond transcends all other divisions among us. It is at the heart of
our survival as human beings. - Prince Turki Al-Faisal,
Former Saudi Ambassador to the United States
If we focus on the human being, we are also moving to a unification.
- Fang Lizhi*
The concept of my patriotism is nothing if not always, in every case, without
exception, consistent with the broadest good of humanity at large.
- Mahatma Gandhi
I do wish you well in carrying forward the Human Unity Project.
- Bill Gates Sr.
People who live in the post-totalitarian system know only too well
that the question of whether one or several political parties are in power,
and how these parties define and label themselves, is of far less importance
than the question of whether or not it is possible to live like a human being.
- Václav Havel
The enlightened efforts of generations of democrats, the terrible experience of two
world wars . . . and the evolution of civilization have finally brought humanity
to the realization that human beings are more important than the state.
- Václav Havel
To know what man [human] is, is the only knowledge that is possible for us, for we are
men ourselves—and that alone is essential—for man is the measure of all things.
- Karl Jaspers, German philosopher
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction,
is the first and only legitimate object of good government.
- Thomas Jefferson
I have not found any worldwide project with greater potential for
human betterment or with more favorable cost-benefit ratios.
- Inamullah Khan*
Through our scientific genius, we have made this world a neighborhood; now,
through our moral and spiritual development, we must make it a brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Peace Nobelist (1964)
The two are the same, but after they are produced, they have different names.
- Lao Tzu
Imagine . . . A Brotherhood of Man, Imagine All The People,
Sharing All The World As One. - John Lennon
I shall be glad to do what I can to help make your World Public Forum a success.
- Seymour Martin Lipset*
I have been pleading in Asia for the oneness and unity of humankind, and your
letter to me signals the first concrete step toward its realization. - Mochtar Lubis*
I believe your vision to be unique and your work important. . . .
- Bill Moyers
The day after a nuclear attack, what would we wish we had done?
Why aren’t we doing it now?
- Sam Nunn
We, at NTI, do share your interest in achieving human unity in the world.
- Sam Nunn’s Nuclear Threat Initiative office
My sincerest congratulations for your efforts to promote and restore humanistic
values and your profound engagement toward peace. - Javier Pérez de Cuéllar*
We’re [humans] all in this together.
- Lee Raymond, Former Chairman & CEO, Exxon-Mobil
There lies before us, if we choose, continual progress in happiness, knowledge,
and wisdom. Shall we, instead, choose death, because we cannot forget
our quarrels? We appeal as human beings, to human beings:
remember your humanity and forget the rest. - Bertrand Russell
The awareness that we are all human beings together has become lost in war
and through politics. - Albert Schweitzer, Peace Nobelist (1952)
Mr. Shultz appreciated your letter and the material on The Human Unity Project . . .
Mr. Shultz wishes you well as you pursue your important work on
The Human Unity Project. - George Shultz’ Hoover Institution office
Universal brotherhood is the only solution for the well-being and progress of
the people around the world. - Giani Zail Singh*, Former President of India
Synthesis of the Spirit . . . can only be done through the meeting of human units,
center to center, such as can only be realized in universal, mutual love.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Know that all those involved [with Human Unity] will be
very specially in my prayers. - Mother Teresa, Peace Nobelist (1979)
Then we will perceive ourselves, each as an unlabeled human being: not an Indian,
an American, a capitalist, or a communist—but as a miniature wholeness.
- Vimala Thakar*, Indian Gandhian and philosopher
We say in Africa, 'A person is a person through other persons.' We are made
for togetherness. We are made for fellowship. We are different precisely to know
our need of one another. - Archbishop Desmond Tutu*, Peace Nobelist (1984)
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