Humanitarian

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In its most general form, Humanitarian is an ethics of kindess, benevolence, and sympathy extended universally and impartially to all human beings. Humanitarianism has been an evolving concept historically but universality is a common element in its evolution.

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  • "Anyone who rejects the humanitarian theory of brotherhood runs the risk of being accused of a lack of fraternal feeling." -Irving Babbitt
  • "Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a better place." -Jeff Koons
  • "Congress has spoken out and acted several times to address this crisis, and I commend this body for its aggressiveness on this issue and for contributing more funds for humanitarian assistance than any other country. However, we have a moral obligation to do more." -Thomas H. Allen
  • "He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend; provided, of course, he really is dead." -Voltaire
  • "The humanist, then, as opposed to the humanitarian, is interested in the perfecting of the individual rather than in schemes for the elevation of mankind as a whole; and although he allows largely for sympathy, he insists that it be disciplined and tempered by judgment." -Irving Babbitt
  • "The humanitarian lays stress almost solely upon breadth of knowledge and sympathy." -Irving Babbitt
  • "Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure." -Alvin Adams
  • "The humanitarian would, of course, have us meddle in foreign affairs as part of his program of world service." -Irving Babbitt
  • "I am a retired diplomat who recently attended the Center of Excellence's annual CHART course in Hawaii. I found the course a highly professional and comprehensive effort to prepare humanitarian cadre for the enormous challenges they likely will face in almost any imaginable deployment." -Alvin Adams
  • "I am convinced that dealing intelligently with the press is of the greatest importance to the success and effectiveness of a humanitarian mission." -Alvin Adams
  • "I am not a political figure. The fact is I am a humanitarian figure and always will be." -Princess Diana, English princess
  • "I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns." -Jeff Bingaman
  • "In an effort to provide my constituents with information on how they can make contributions to a number of relief and humanitarian organizations, I have posted a short list of these groups and contact numbers on my Internet website." -Jo Bonner
  • "It's very difficult to ignore humanitarian disasters. The royalties from my albums continue to support my charity work." -Yusuf Islam
  • "I'm not a do-gooder. It embarrassed me to be classified as a humanitarian. I simply take part in activities that I believe in." -Gregory Peck
  • "I'm not a humanitarian, I'm a hell-raiser." -Mother Jones
  • "The most wonderful study of mankind is man. Relieving human suffering and diffusing universal knowledge is humanitarian." -Daniel D. Palmer
  • "One may sum up what appears to be our total trend at present by saying that we are moving through an orgy of humanitarian legalism toward a decadent imperialism." -Irving Babbitt
  • "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." -Irving Babbitt
  • "A remarkable feature of the humanitarian movement, on both its sentimental and utilitarian sides, has been its preoccupation with the lot of the masses." -Irving Babbitt
  • "We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk." -Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "We must be willing to learn the lesson that cooperation may imply compromise, but if it brings a world advance it is a gain for each individual nation." -Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "We've killed a million Iraqis since the start of the Gulf war - mostly by blocking humanitarian aid." -Woody Harrelson
  • "With a foreign policy appropriately rooted in some sense of humanitarian decency, the Central African crisis will not be easily ignored by American policymakers. It screams for remedy." -Michael Johns
  • "The world has closed its eyes to the humanitarian catastrophe in Azerbaijan, where every seventh citizen is a refugee." -Leonid Kuchma
  • "You are quite correct in saying that I banned the export of monkeys on a humanitarian basis and not because the number was lessening." -Morarji Desai
  • "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… do the thing you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt

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