Phrases with "humanity"

But for non-Russian readers, Turgenev’s Russia is but a canvas on which the incomparable artist of humanity lays his colours and his forms in the great light and the free air of the world. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

A man for whom champagne suppers or dinners at Richmond were as nothing; a man for whom it was easier to lend a five-pound note than it is for the common ruck of humanity to advance half-a-crown. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

D. H. Lawrence It all seemed to him the preposterous pretentiousness of a megalomaniac — one whom, after a while, humanity would probably have the satisfaction of putting into prison, or into a lunatic asylum. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

As the dreamer looked, and shivered, she beheld that even there the two phantoms of humanity were not alone. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Ralph Waldo Emerson He has a probity, a native reverence for justice and honor, and a humanity which makes him tender for the superstitions of the people. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Olaf Stapledon I argued that, even if as an individual one was futile, yet in a way one was more than an individual, having a part in the great struggle of humanity to find its soul. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells This is as far, we think, as humanity should go in directing its racial heredity, until our knowledge of behaviour has been greatly amplified. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Leon Trotsky But I do know definitely that this is the only way that humanity has found thus far. My Life by Leon Trotsky

But it must be owned his mode of showing his humanity was somewhat excessive and abnormal, and smacked of lunacy. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Davidson was examining the shore through his glasses with his unwearied and punctual humanity as he steamed past Samburan. I saw a man in white. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Algernon Blackwood The figure in the valley, it flashed to him, was, of course, “N.H.” in all his natural splendour, but a figure unknown surely to all records of humanity as such. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Anthony Trollope They had triumphed over her, but the triumph should be very bitter to them — very bitter, if there was any touch of humanity left among them. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

David Hume Let us allow that, when we resolve the pleasure, which arises from views of utility, into the sentiments of humanity and sympathy, we have embraced a wrong hypothesis. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

Ford Madox Ford He sat himself beside Miss Wannop, clumsily, on a wooden bench, humanity surging over their toes as if they had been on a beach. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Walter Scott Yet these dawnings of sense and humanity were obscured by the clouds of the ancient superstition on more than one distinguished occasion. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

D. H. Lawrence If you are of high importance to humanity you are of high importance to yourself. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Green Ingersoll These are the highest titles humanity can bear — and every title you add, belittles them. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

H. G. Wells Benham’s first intervention was on behalf of a crouching and yelping bundle of humanity that was being dragged about and kicked at a street corner. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Olaf Stapledon And, armed with science for oppression and propaganda, it must inevitably destroy the humanity of its citizens. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

G. K. Chesterton The isolation of this idea in humanity is akin to its religious character; but it is not even in humanity by any means equally distributed. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Victor Hugo Man can never be more than a wave; humanity is the ocean. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I followed—not you but the unit of humanity who felt as you felt. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

They are informed with a high purpose, and a genuine love of humanity and the truth. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Alfred Ainger It belonged in fact to the profound humanity of its author, to the circumstance that with him, as with all true humorists, humour was but one side of an acute and almost painful sympathy. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Anthony Trollope And he must be prepared to face all the world, confiding in the uprightness and the humanity of his purpose. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne But he did not suspect that an incident would come to his aid and change into an act of humanity that which was at first only a doubtful whim. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Thomas Hardy Throbbing humanity in full light was, on second thoughts, better than architecture in the dark. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

T. E. Lawrence They had neither that collective sense of duty towards their State, nor that feeling of individual obligation to push struggling humanity up its road. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Gissing In a mood of much cheerfulness he turned for ever from party uproar, and focused his mind upon those interests of humanity which so rarely coincide with the aims of any league among men. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

To Stobart this buying and selling of humanity was intolerable. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Wilkie Collins Common humanity made it an act of necessity to say something to her. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

G. K. Chesterton Those who called me a failure shall own I have succeeded where all humanity has failed. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Mrs. Gaskell It would be against both propriety and humanity were I to allow it. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

H. G. Wells Very inhuman, you may think, to want to go killing one’s own descendants! But it was impossible, somehow, to feel any humanity in the things. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Robert Louis Stevenson When I was ill coming through Wyoming, I was astonished — fresh from the eager humanity on board ship — to meet with little but laughter. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

Watkin Tench Several hundred convicts were present, the majority of whom I thought looked the most miserable beings in the shape of humanity I ever beheld. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Individuals may pass from one category to another, whole classes may destroy other classes and rise to the dominant position, but the division of humanity into rulers and ruled is unalterable. James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution by George Orwell [1946]

Let them compare the good I have done in the cause of humanity and science with the Duke of Kent’s debts. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

John Hill Burton Common humanity would not endure such laws, were they to give signs of life: negligence, and the fear of change, suffer them to exist so long as they promise not to exist to any purpose. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Henry David Thoreau It is true, there are some queer specimens of humanity attracted to our festival, but all are welcome. The Succession of Forest Trees by Henry David Thoreau

I sometimes think of Boott as such a standard rule against which the changing fashions of humanity of the last century might come to measurement. Memories and Studies by William James

H. G. Wells Everywhere there is a sound of closing shutters and shoving bolts, and the only visible humanity is an occasional flitting eye under a raised eyebrow in the corner of a window pane. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Walter Scott Kings have the power of Satan to torment, sages that of Allah to heal — beware how thou hinderest the good to humanity which thou canst not thyself render. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

John Galsworthy The tent they entered was warm with humanity and perfume, though the day was damp and cool. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells They gibber and grow fiercer, paler, uglier, mad distortions of humanity at last, and I wake, cold and wretched, in the darkness of the night. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

D. H. Lawrence It must have been something like this in the streets of imperial Rome, where no chariots might drive and humanity was all on foot. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Anthony Trollope Undoubtedly she was succumbing to the wretchedness of her position in a manner that was repugnant to humanity generally. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

The garrison was now so much diminished, that it was evident that the city could easily have been carried by storm; but both humanity and policy dictated a slower mode of proceeding. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

We all seem a little mad to each other; an excellent arrangement for the bulk of humanity which finds in it an easy motive of forgiveness. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

H. G. Wells It is the greatest, most comprehensive complex of controls, protections, guidance that humanity has ever evolved. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

He walked through Squares, Places, Ovals, Commons, through monotonous streets with unknown names where the dust of humanity settles inert and hopeless out of the stream of life. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Gertrude Stein Let us consider the french nation, let us watch its growth its order its humanity its care, its elaboration its thought its celebrated singing and nearly best nearly best with it. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

No pity for anything on earth, including themselves, and death enlisted for good and all in the service of humanity — that’s what I would have liked to see. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

No calamity so touches the common heart of humanity as does the straying of a little child. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

George Gissing One knows very well, theoretically, how average humanity fears and hates a nature superior to itself; but one has not often an opportunity of seeing it so well illustrated in practice. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Between that threat and its fulfilment stood the girl’s slender figure, and the warm hands of humanity in hers met the invasion and turned it. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

It spoke of Caesar and Napoleon, of generals and campaigns-traditions it could not know, history it could not recall, humanity it could not share. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Jules Verne Those which attack humanity spare the animals, and those which attack the animals spare the vegetables. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

H. G. Wells With one last touch of humanity I turned the blade back and struck him with the butt. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

The frequent use of the theme of the elixir of life, of deathless youth, illustrates how humanity clutches at youth with pathos and shrinks from age. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

The laurel of the heroalas for humanity that it should be so! — grows best on the battle-field. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Wilkie Collins You would probably form your own opinion on that subject also; and I have no wish to be judged by your unenviable experience of humanity for the second time. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

You will be delighted to see the charming picture of humanity which this presents. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

G. K. Chesterton We are looking at humanity too close, and see only the details and not the vast and dominant features. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

G. K. Chesterton But humanity as a whole is changeful, mystical, fickle, delightful. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Slower, slower glided the dusty train, then stopped, jolting; eddying circles of humanity closed around the cars, through which descending passengers pushed. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Isabella Bird The great annoyance of which people complain in this pleasant land is the difficulty of obtaining domestic servants, and the extraordinary specimens of humanity who go out in this capacity. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Charles Dickens Crush humanity out of shape once more, under similar hammers, and it will twist itself into the same tortured forms. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Goldwin Smith A life of action is more favourable to virtue, as a rule, than a life of retirement, and the development of humanity is higher and richer, as a rule, in the town than in the country. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

And if those who have power and leisure now, and freedom to respond to imaginative appeals, cannot be won to the idea of collective self-development, then the whole of humanity cannot be won to that. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Marie Corelli And you, Cardinal Bonpre, must receive from us a necessary measure of correction, for having pardoned one who in his last discourse to humanity attacked the Church and slandered it. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Andrew Lang He had a fair knowledge of Latin, and was not destitute of Greek, while his master, a Mr. Love, bore a good character both for humanity and scholarship. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton The drummer nodded a welcome, and they began to wind cautiously between sleeping animals and huddled heaps of humanity till they reached the nearest gate. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

H. G. Wells So eager was the situation that all humanity leapt to accept and glorify Wilson — for a phrase, for a gesture. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

H. G. Wells Which is just what our theoretical breeders of humanity cannot venture to do. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

D. H. Lawrence It is the individual alone who can save humanity alive. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Ralph Waldo Emerson The genius of humanity is the real subject whose biography is written in our annals. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Anthony Trollope Yes, contemptible enough, as humanity so often is. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

They have natural feelings of humanity which were outraged. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Edgar Rice Burroughs When the two boats were beached upon the silvery sand it was a strange assortment of humanity that clambered ashore. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

H. G. Wells I am tired of humanitybeyond measure. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

H. G. Wells We have to recognise that humanity is not suffering, as most animal species when they suffer seem to do, from hunger or want in any material form. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Of course, the means of reaching the widest range of humanity are the simple and the elementary, but there is no telling when the complex and the recondite may not universally please. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

George Meredith He laughed scornfully: “The little beggars!” considering in his soul that of such is humanity composed: as many a dinnerless man has said before, and will again, to point the speech of fools. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Olaf Stapledon It was not only that her face was lit up with merriment and tenderness; but in that fleeting expression the very spirit of humanity seemed to regard me. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

They spring into his pages bursting with life — individual, convincing, complete, and as various as humanity itself. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Margaret Oliphant Probably that satisfaction, too, might fail by and by, and the perennial sameness of humanity make itself apparent. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Willa Cather Wherever humanity has made that hardest of all starts and lifted itself out of mere brutality, is a sacred spot. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Pomfret and Harcourt, Robert’s sons, and in the younger line, Francis’ David, young Pelham — there was strong generous humanity here. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Algernon Blackwood In the lower ranges of humanitycertainly in animal and insect life — one soul is shared by many. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

H. G. Wells A little spluttering of voices about the platform at first that suddenly leapt up into a flame of sound and swept athwart the whole mass of humanity within the building and without. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He seemed to lose much of the warm humanity which had transfigured his somewhat stiff being. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Robert Green Ingersoll Consequently humanity is the only real religion. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

As theology has provided no hereafter for gray people, it is hard to imagine where the bulk of humanity will go. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Thomas Wolfe This observation led George to realise that academic life has created its own race of men who are set apart from the rest of humanity by the affinity of their souls. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

The Mauleverer girls made a solid block of humanity on one side of the nave, but on the other side the congregation was scattered thinly in the open oaken seats. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Jack London A more scrawny, pitiful specimen of humanity one could hardly conceive. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Charles Dudley Warner The well-known humanity of our tars, however, induces me to the former conclusion. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Thomas Paine Could our affections forgive, or humanity forget the wounds of an injured country — we might, under the influence of a momentary oblivion, stand still and laugh. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Edith Wharton In the crib lay a child, a year old, the nurse affirmed, but to Lethbury’s eye a mere dateless fragment of humanity projected against a background of conjecture. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Edmund Burke He possessed, indeed, great humanity and mildness, but an humanity and mildness that never stood in the way of his interests. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

An imperfect intelligence, imperfectly taught — and this is the condition of our finite humanity — will certainly fail to keep all these laws perfectly. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

But don’t give my humanity more credit than it deserves. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

H. G. Wells He thought of the millions and millions of humanity following each other unceasingly for ever out of the darkness of non-existence into the darkness of death. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Olive Schreiner At this one point, the two great halves of humanity stand confronting certain great elements in human existence, from angles that are not identical. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

Algernon Blackwood Work was his love, the advancement of humanity his god. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Thomas Hardy In this illimitable ocean of humanity there was a unit of existence, his Avice, wandering alone. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Jack London Without them, anarchy would reign and humanity would drop backward into the primitive night out of which it had so painfully emerged. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

It would add strength to our defence if we could show to the satisfaction of a jury of our peers that in heeding the sacred promptings of humanity we had acted with some small degree of common sense. The Ocean Wave by Ambrose Bierce

Though in some directions their sympathies were limited, their love of humanity was a profound and genuine feeling which moved them to a boundless enthusiasm. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Nathaniel Hawthorne On the march, and even on the battle-field, he found occasion to exercise those feelings of humanity which show most beautifully there. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

H. G. Wells So his essential humanity presented the thing. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Henry Fielding And this I am convinced was true, from the humanity of the lady, though she was entirely unknown to me. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

Wilkie Collins We find, in the spirit of the book, the most simple and most perfect system of religion and morality that humanity has ever received — and with that we are content. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

At the next station he tested a snob’s humanity instead of a gentleman’s. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

H. G. Wells Through the struggle against Chaos, in the wake of the Famine, came now another old enemy of humanity — the Pestilence, the Purple Death. But the war does not pause. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Algernon Blackwood Just beyond, me, through that door of frosted glass, lay in its most loathsome form the remnant of humanity left behind by death. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Arnold Bennett His faith in humanity was dashed. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Jules Verne But the engineer never meddled with the affairs of others where his honor or humanity was not concerned. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

William Makepeace Thackeray Insure its triumph by all the means which genius can discover and humanity approve. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Virginia Woolf He was self-conscious and stiff and ornate, they complain, and the sound of his own voice was dearer to him than the voice of humanity in its anguish. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Wilkie Collins My experience of humanity has been a varied one, and Mrs. Lecount is not the first sharp practitioner in petticoats whom I have had to deal with. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

If humanity at large is capable of that high education and those creative freedoms our hope demands, much more must its better and more vigorous types be so capable. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

George Meredith In vain I tell him that he is meantime making tatters of the puppets’ golden robe illusion: that he is sucking the blood of their warm humanity out of them. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

H. G. Wells Once the fierce passion of the chase was lit, the feeble beginnings of humanity in them were thrown to the winds. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

H. G. Wells But through the gap we see the pitiful imagination of humanity straining for a supreme intensity of personal passion. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

The base of his work is the whole breadth and depth of humanity itself. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

The black who now approached was one of the most revolting specimens of humanity that can possibly be conceived. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

G. K. Chesterton They have but two objects, to destroy first humanity and then themselves. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Elizabeth Gaskell I try to trace in the features common to humanity some expression of the crimes by which they have distinguished themselves from their kind. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Abraham Merri Yet mother and blossoming maid, youth and oldster, all the pageant of humanity within the great walls were now but lines within the stone. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

The wrongs he has committed against himself, his friends, humanity — these, indeed, remain, and are remembered. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

George Meredith It ‘s all for humanity he does it-mark that. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Tobias Smolle Unchristian do I call it? I am sure the Moors in Barbary have more humanity than to leave their little ones to want. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Thomas Hardy He began to see that the town life was a book of humanity infinitely more palpitating, varied, and compendious than the gown life. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Henry David Thoreau If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself; and my shortcomings and inconsistencies do not affect the truth of my statement. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Ford Madox Ford An immense blind will forces them in the effort to consummate the one decent action that humanity has to its credit in the whole of recorded history. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

H. G. Wells I will not be content with that compromise of jealousies which is the established life of humanity today. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

George Meredith He has as little the idea of humanity as the sword of our Hermann, the cannon-ball of our Frederick. Observe him. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

H. G. Wells On the whole if we are to assume there is anything good in humanity at all, it is more reasonable to expect it to appear when there is most opportunity. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells But I hated all humanity during the time that the quap was near me. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Victor Hugo And he felt that humanity was at once present in him and absent from him. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Edmund Burke Their humanity is savage and brutal. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

H. G. Wells Quite as much as Roots and Holbank, who had realised the limits set to vegetable growth by soil insufficiency, he found he had to begin the new crop of humanity from the ground upward. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Olive Schreiner It is the man or woman who first treads down the path which the bulk of humanity will ultimately follow, who must find themselves at last in solitudes where the silence is deadly. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

H. G. Wells Scores of thousands of unhappy fragments of humanity had to be hidden away in special institutions until they died, they were at once so terrifying and so pitiful and hopeless. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Wilkie Collins There are inherent emotional forces in humanity to which the inherited influences must submit; they are essentially influences under control — influences which can be encountered and forced back. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Charles Kingsley Yes: but in him that infinite more, which is not only the noblest part of humanity, but, it may be, humanity itself, is not to be counted as one of the roots of superstition. Superstition by Charles Kingsley

Algernon Blackwood I saw his eyes gleam in the darkness as he whispered: “Such men would know themselves cut off from their own kind, a gulf between humanity — and themselves. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

G. K. Chesterton There are inland tracts of London where, in the very heart of artificial civilization, humanity has almost become nomadic once more. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle The man, if indeed he was of the same humanity as ourselves, had a transparent envelope all round him which enveloped his head and body, while his arms and legs were free. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

No doubt he was bound and swaddled out of even such small semblance to humanity as one may reasonably expect in a child of six or seven weeks old, and by no means an agreeable being. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

He was only angry with things he could not understand, but for the weaknesses of humanity he could find a contemptuous tolerance. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Wilkie Collins The marked peculiarity which singles him out from the rank and file of humanity lies entirely, so far as I can tell at present, in the extraordinary expression and extraordinary power of his eyes. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

It was full of twists and turns and at this hour as empty of humanity as the moor. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Virginia Woolf But the appeal to Ralph’s humanity had little chance of being heard to-day; he was no longer a model of concentration. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

I must acknowledge we were treated with great humanity and consideration. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman As soon as the shameful pressure of poverty was taken off humanity it rose like a freed spring. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

G. K. Chesterton He had an unutterable sense of epic importance, as if he were somehow lifting all humanity into a prouder and more passionate region of the air. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Fawley, whose complete humanity was one of the possible elements of his success in his profession, felt her allure without the slightest idea of yielding to it. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

John Lewis Burckhard Indeed every thing discreditable to humanity is found in their character, but treachery and avidity predominate over their other bad qualities. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Abraham Merri What have they been doing — why haven’t they been ready to strike — if Ventnor’s right — at humanity until now?” “I don’t know,” I answered, helplessly. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Algernon Blackwood Alone, cut off from his own kind, alien and derelict amid the conditions of a humanity strange, perhaps unknown to him, he sought companionship where he could. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

H. G. Wells The spirit of humanity was escaping, even then it was escaping, from its extreme imprisonment in individuals. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Jules Verne With it, I hold control of the entire world, and there lies no force within the reach of humanity which is able to resist me, under any circumstances whatsoever. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Your notion of a humanity universally putting out the tongue and taking the pill from pole to pole at the bidding of a few solemn jokers is worthy of the prophet. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Secondly, Scott had, besides this historic sense and the relish for humanity which must accompany it, a knowledge of literature with which he has been too seldom credited to the full. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

John Morley It is easy to point a sneer at a high priest of humanity jobbing in the funds. Voltaire by John Morley

F. Scott Fitzgerald All these depressed him; reaching Sixth Avenue he stopped at a corner cigar store and emerged feeling better — the cigar store was cheerful, humanity in a navy blue mist, buying a luxury . The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Sigmund Freud Perhaps we hardly dare permit ourselves to perceive that the greater part of humanity neglects to obey the fifth commandment. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Wilkie Collins On the tables distributed over the floor were the books which humanity in general reads — and does not respect. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

D. H. Lawrence You will learn that mankind is a great body of which you are one useful member, you will take your own place at the great task which humanity is trying to fulfil. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

At such times the heat of passionate convictions passing into hatred, removes the restraints of honour and humanity from many men and of delicacy and fear from some women. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

G. K. Chesterton This paradox pursued and tormented the Victorians. They could not or would not see that humanity repels or welcomes the railway-train, simply according to what people come by it. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Edmund Burke Indeed, the theatre is a better school of moral sentiments than churches where the feelings of humanity are thus outraged. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

The sorrows of humanity are no one’s sorrows, as newspaper readers long ago found out. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

He held his hands clenched lest they should rush out and wrench away all semblance of life and humanity from that figure in the watered-silk dressing-gown. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

David Hume Good laws may beget order and moderation in the government, where the manners and customs have instilled little humanity or justice into the tempers of men. That Politics may be reduced to a Science by David Hume

Olaf Stapledon The historical and prehistorical ages of humanity crowded his t memory. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon Thus Venus, habitable now in virtue of the oxygen suspired by a specially bred vegetation, was the kindly home of a humanity fashioned to her sultry climate. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins No matter! The day is coming when the Batchford branch of humanity will not possess a door to close. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Virginia Woolf In them his benignity is warmer, his humour richer, his solicitude more exquisite, his recognition of beauty, fineness, humanity more instant and direct. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Arnold Bennett It recalled Sophia to a sense of the inner mysteries of life, reminding her somehow that humanity walks ever on a thin crust over terrific abysses. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

There are times when the weakness of humanity falls back broken and heartsick before the iron wall of unchangeable circumstance, as a beaten seabird falls back from the stone face of the cliffs. Signa by Ouida

Jean-Jacques Rousseau The idea of representation is modern; it comes to us from feudal government, from that iniquitous and absurd system which degrades humanity and dishonours the name of man. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

John Stuart Mill There is a different type of human excellence from the Calvinistic; a conception of humanity as having its nature bestowed on it for other purposes than merely to be abnegated. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

H. G. Wells More and more of the two thousand million or so who constituted humanity were falling into very much the same line of thought and feeling as that along which he was drifting. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

But no sooner had I caught sight of the busy street and the stream of humanity passing before us, than I awoke to an instant recognition of our peril. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

The roar of many waters — the ululatus of many-voiced humanitymarvellously monotonous, considering the infinite variety of its ingredients, booms on through the dark. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Meredith Ask how that is! The creed is much what it was when the followers diverged it from the Founder. But humanity is not where it was when that creed was food and guidance. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Guy de Maupassant Let us protest and let us be angry, let us be indignant or let us be enthusiastic, Schopenhauer has marked humanity with the seal of his disdain and of his disenchantment. Beside a Dead Man (Beside Schopenhauer’s Corpse) (Auprès d'un Mort) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Wilkie Collins The law of gallantry, you see, pointed to the lady as the first object of my professional services, while the law of humanity (seeing that you were still bleeding) pointed no less imperatively to you. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Walter Besant There never was any human face in which the great virtues of humanity and kindness were more brightly illustrated than in the face of this young gentleman. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Olaf Stapledon Vivid consciousness of the fundamental humanity of all men, even of the enemies of the revolution, is apt to snare him into being tolerant and conciliatory when he should be firm. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Charles Kingsley What matter? Every fresh specimen of humanity which he examined was so much gained in general knowledge. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

G. K. Chesterton In this case, for instance, anybody looking at the surface of the situation would naturally say that the whole of humanity had gone mad. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

H. G. Wells After all to this or something like this most humanity had to come. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Wilkie Collins It revealed to me the horrible isolation among humanity of the deaf, as I had never understood it yet. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Parents and nurses know well that children by nature are cruel, and that humanity has to be acquired by education. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

I would not have him expect too much gratitude from that humanity whose fate, as illustrated in individuals, it is open to him to depict as ridiculous or terrible. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]