13 Quotes for When You Hate Humanity

Let’s face it unless you’ve got your head buried so far in the ground that your nose is almost touching the center of the earth, there are times when you have had to admit that humanity… sucks.

Yes, yes, you don’t suck. You know lots of people who don’t suck. Or maybe you’re saying some variation of ‘Aww, it can’t suck, ‘my’ life is sunshine and roses.’ Whatever. People, individually, can be okay. Humanity as a whole is a blight upon this planet.

So, if this is one of those days where you’re just not feeling like the species love, you are not alone. Check out these quotes below from people who were definitely feeling the same way you are.


  1. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein
  2. “Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying ‘End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH’, the paint wouldn’t even have time to dry.”
    Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time
  3. “People speak sometimes about the “bestial” cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  4. “The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.”
    H.P. Lovecraft
  5. “As a species we’re fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion?”
    Stephen King
  6. “But collective thinking is usually short-lived. We’re fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction.”
    Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay
  7. “There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  8. “We’re developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won’t be able to think.” ― Rod Serling
  9. “The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren’t any space aliens. We can’t be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we’re not all there is. If so, we’re in big trouble.”
    Ellen DeGeneres
  10. “Sometimes mortals can be more horrible than monsters.”
    Rick Riordan
  11. “In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.”
    Sigmund Freud, Letters of Sigmund Freud, 1873-1939
  12. “Human reason can excuse any evil.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent
  13. “Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece”
    Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

5 thoughts on “13 Quotes for When You Hate Humanity

  1. I think I identify most with #2! I’d probably be one of the people touching the “end of the world” switch, maybe a little while after the paint dries.


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