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Definition of Humane

Humane

  1. Pertaining to man; human.
  2. Having the feelings and inclinations creditable to man; having a disposition to treat other human beings or animals with kindness; kind; benevolent.
  3. Humanizing; exalting; tending to refine.

Humane Quotations

It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.
Cesar Chavez

Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.
Howard Zinn

The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
H. L. Mencken

There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are - more humane.
Friedrich Nietzsche

What do you regard as most humane? To spare someone shame.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Humane Translations

humane in Dutch is menselijk, humaan
humane in Finnish is inhimillinen
humane in French is charitable, humain
humane in German is human, humanen
humane in Latin is humanus, humanus
humane in Portuguese is humano

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