"National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right."
— Arthur Schopenhauer
I am misanthropos, and hate mankind,
For thy part, I do wish thou wert a dog,
That I might love thee something.
- William Shakespeare
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. --Albert Einstein
It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
Men will cease to be fools only when they cease to be men.
Jean-Paul Sartre wrote, "So that is what hell is. I would never have believed it. You remember: the fire and brimstone, the torture. Ah! the farce. There is no need for torture: hell is other people."
"I have found little that is good about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think."
"Well, if there's anybody out there that can look around this demented slaughterhouse of a world we live in and tell me that man is a noble creature, believe me: That man is full of bullshit!"
Howard Beale of the film Network