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God's gift to mankind

1. Something or someone that is considered a benefit to all of mankind. Artistic expression is truly God's gift to mankind. Jonathan has such an inflated ego, like he's God's gift to mankind or something.
2. Someone who is or is considered to be extremely attractive and/or irresistible to men. Walking down the red carpet in a stunning black dress, she looked like God's gift to mankind.
See also: gift, mankind, to

one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind

A phrase typically said in reference to a breakthrough or advancement of some kind. Astronaut Neil Armstrong famously said the phrase in 1969 when he became the first person to set foot on the moon. I think the self-driving car will be one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. When we find a cure for this illness, it will be one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
See also: for, giant, leap, mankind, one, small, step
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For Shelley as for William Blake, mankind suffers because it has fallen into division.
From eon to eon, from era to era, mankind has dramatically grown towards the light in terms of knowledge, mobility, communications, agriculture, and manufacturing industry.
Whether it be through the threads of our separate cultural developments, our own religions, our own acceptance of philosophies, reasoning and education, our determination of norms and values -- when those threads are united in a common bond of kinship and respect, mankind as a whole has benefited.
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Plato tells a story, familiar to most of us, of how tools and abilities were distributed to all the animals, fangs and claws and stingers, yet all of these gifts were gone when mankind reached the head of the line.
The title of this presentation contains two important elements or poles: first, mankind, and second, creation.
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