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Definition of Humanist


  1. One of the scholars who in the field of literature proper represented the movement of the Renaissance, and early in the 16th century adopted the name Humanist as their distinctive title.
  2. One who purposes the study of the humanities, or polite literature.
  3. One versed in knowledge of human nature.

Humanist Quotations

Ramadan is, in its essence, a month of humanist spirituality.
Tariq Ramadan

With the development of industrial capitalism, a new and unanticipated system of injustice, it is libertarian socialism that has preserved and extended the radical humanist message of the Enlightenment and the classical liberal ideals that were perverted into an ideology to sustain the emerging social order.
Noam Chomsky

As a Humanist, I love science. I hate superstition, which could never have given us A-bombs.
Kurt Vonnegut

For those who struggle with anti-pagan prejudices and stereotypes, Humanist Paganism might be a powerful educational tool. It can show that a pagan can be a sophisticated, cosmopolitan, and enlightened person, and that a pagan culture can be artistically vibrant, environmentally conscious, intellectually stimulating, and socially just.
Brendan Myers

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
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Humanist Translations

humanist in Dutch is humanist
humanist in German is Humanist
humanist in Portuguese is humanista
humanist in Spanish is humanista
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