Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.
Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.
The fact that boys are allowed to exist at all is evidence of a remarkable Christian forebearance among men.
It's really important to me to show the interconnectedness of things. I always try to illustrate how environmentalism, humanitarianism, animal rights - all those things - are one and the same.
Human rights are universal and indivisible. Human freedom is also indivisible: if it is denied to anyone in the world, it is therefore denied, indirectly, to all people. This is why we cannot remain silent in the face of evil or violence; silence merely encourages them.
Isn't it better to have men being ungrateful than to miss a chance to do good?
A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism.
Altruism has always been one of biology's deep mysteries. Why should any animal, off on its own, specified and labeled by all sorts of signals as its individual self, choose to give up its life in aid of someone else?
High-toned humanitarians constantly overestimate the sufferings of those they sympathize with.
The dignity of the individual demands that he be not reduced to vassalage by the largesse of others.
In abstract love of humanity one almost always only loves oneself.
If all alms were given only from pity, all beggars would have starved long ago.
Yet humanitarianism is not a purely Christian movement any more than it is a purely humanist one
A large part of altruism, even when it is perfectly honest, is grounded upon the fact that it is uncomfortable to have unhappy people about one.
Human altruism which is not egoism, is sterile.
Tallulah [Bankhead] never bored anyone, and I consider that humanitarianism of a very high order indeed.
Men that talk of their own benefits are not believed to talk of them because they have done them, but to have done them because they might talk of them.
The rich have no more of the kingdom of heaven than they have purchased of the poor by their alms.
Do good even to the wicked; it is as well to shut a dog's mouth with a crumb.
Besides the respect of the lives of human beings, all the animals and plants should be on the list too. That is the real humanitarianism.