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  • Voltaire, "I felt a humaner sentiment, I was afflicted at there being no liberty on the earth."

    Voltaire

  • A small revenge is humaner than no revenge at all.

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • The hope that the general recognition of a humaner code would soften or abate some of its worst brutalities has been rudely dispelled by the events of the last few weeks.

    New York Times Current History: The European War from the Beginning to March 1915, Vol 1, No. 2 Who Began the War, and Why?

  • The situation has been incredibly shocking; the employers who seek such an advantage over their humaner rivals, and the legislators who have winked at their inhumanity, deserve no mild reprobation.

    Problems of Conduct

  • In one thing they were humaner than Indians or than white men fighting against Indians, -- there was no gratuitous outrage beyond the death-blow itself, no insult, no mutilation; but in every house they entered, that blow fell on man, woman, and child, -- nothing that had a white skin was spared.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 46, August, 1861

  • The humaner usage of modern times favors the waiving of these strict rights, but allows, -- without question, the seizure and confiscation of all such goods as are immediately auxiliary to military purposes.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 49, November, 1861

  • And of course these men brought a change in the school by introducing humaner methods, remembering that the boys were after all gentlemen and that they needed something to minister to other activities besides those that were at work during school time.

    Energy and Common Sense in Education and Empire

  • Women often have a vein of sentiment in them where men can only see the hard business side of a situation; and it was the skipper's daughter who insisted that the family boat-hook, then in use as a harpoon for spearing dollar bills, should be devoted to the less profitable but humaner end of extricating the young man from a watery grave.

    The Girl on the Boat

  • Paradoxically, in his exposition of the law, Philo follows the letter more closely as the expression of justice, while the later rabbis often allegorize it in order to support their humaner interpretation.

    Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria

  • If we can only keep our own humaner tone in spite of the growing complication of interests!

    Familiar Letters of William James II

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