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Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny.
– Paul TillichRate it:
Man is born dead and he remains dead till he attains wisdom! Wisdom is the only resurrection man can obtain!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
– Jean-Jacques RousseauRate it:
Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.
– Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social ContractRate it:
Man is born free, yet he is everywhere in chains.
– Jean-Jacques RousseauRate it:
Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapour, a drop of water, suffices to kill him. But if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this.
– Blaise Pascal, quoted by Rebecca West in BLACK LAMB AND GREY FALCON: A JOURNEY THROUGH YUGOSLAVIA, 1940Rate it:
Man is by nature a political animal.
– AristotleRate it:
Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens.
– Michel de MontaigneRate it:
Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea, yet he makes gods by the dozens.
– Michel de MontaigneRate it:
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
– Jean-Paul SartreRate it:
Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.
– Charles Robert DarwinRate it:
Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
– Joseph AddisonRate it:
Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.
– Blaise PascalRate it:
Man is fed with fables through life, and leaves it in the belief he knows something of what has been passing, when in truth he has known nothing but what has passed under his own eye.
– Thomas JeffersonRate it:
Man is flawed; universe is imperfect; the functioning of the cosmos is defective! Everything seems to be severely punished by the imperfection! May be the real challenge of men is to correct all these flaws! It is possible to think that God is an evolutionary perfectionist! He creates things as unimportant and faulty; then let them all alone and fateless to evolve to perfection!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
– Fyodor DostoevskyRate it:
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
– VoltaireRate it:
Man is free in his imagination, but bound by his reason.
– Israel LipkinRate it:
Man is full of energy; it is up to him how to use it! You can use your energy to do harm to people or to produce art and science; or you can use it for chattering or for deceiving people! By looking at the human history, we can easily say that man is guilty of wasting his energy mostly for stupid things!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Man is his own star and the soul that can render an honest and perfect man commands all light, all influence, all fate.
– John FletcherRate it:
Man is immortal therefore he must die endlessly. For life is a creative idea it can only find itself in changing forms.
– Rabindranath TagoreRate it:
Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man.
– Joseph de MaistreRate it:
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
– Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills WildeRate it:
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
– Bhagavad GitaRate it:
Man is made or unmade by himself Man’s mind is the tool by which he may either Destroy him or build a great joy Strength and peace
– Nelson BoswellRate it:

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