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Man is nothing, absolutely nothing till he achieves physical immortality. God should be prosecuted on the charges of making man mortal!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Man is only a reed, the weakest in nature; but he is a thinking reed. There is no need for the whole universe to take up arms to crush him: a vapor, a drop of water is enough to kill him. But even if the universe were to crush him, man would still be nobler than his slayer, because he knows that he is dying and the advantage the universe has over him. The universe knows nothing of this.
– Blaise PascalRate it:
Man is only man at the surface. Remove the skin, dissect, and immediately you come to machinery.
– Paul ValeryRate it:
Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so.
– Jacopo SannazaroRate it:
Man is programmed to find the programmer.
– Kedar JoshiRate it:
Man is quite insane. He wouldn't know how to create a maggot, and he creates Gods by the dozen.
– Michel Eyquem de MontaigneRate it:
Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him.
– Paul EldridgeRate it:
Man is so intelligent animal on earth that if he was empowered as much as God, he would start battling with him to get his position.
– Vikrant ParsaiRate it:
Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
– Anatole FranceRate it:
Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure.
– Joseph de MaistreRate it:
Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering.
– Feodor Mikhailovich DostoyevskyRate it:
Man is supreme lord and master Of his own ruin and disaster, Controls his fate, but nothing less In ordering his own happiness: For all his care and providence Is too feeble a defence To render it secure and certain Against the injuries of Fortune; And oft, in spite of all his wit, Is lost by one unlucky hit, And ruined with a circumstance, And mere punctilio of a chance.
– ButlerRate it:
Man is the ant of the Universe; He is not an important creature, at least at the moment!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Man is the artificer of his own happiness.
– Henry David ThoreauRate it:
Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.
– Wernher von BraunRate it:
Man is the cruelest animal.
– F. NietzscheRate it:
Man is the inventor of stupidity.
– Remy de GourmontRate it:
Man is the measure of all things.
– ProtagorasRate it:
Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.
– Erich FrommRate it:
Man is the only animal that blushes -- or needs to.
– Mark TwainRate it:
Man is the Only Animal that Blushes. Or needs to.
– Mark TwainRate it:
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
– Samuel ButlerRate it:
Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.
– Samuel ButlerRate it:
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.
– William HazlittRate it:
Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.
– Jean KerrRate it:

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