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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

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

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

To me, a feminist belongs in the same category as a humanist or an advocate for human rights. I don't see why someone who's a feminist should be thought of differently.
Suzanne Vega

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