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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:
Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he _becomes_ polite.
– Jean KerrRate it:
Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed the only animal that is never satisfied.
– Henry GeorgeRate it:
Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied.
– Henry GeorgeRate it:
Man is the only animal with the powers of laughter, a privilege which was not bestowed on him for nothing. Let us then laugh while we may, no matter how broad the laugh may be, and despite of what the poet says about ?the loud laugh that speaks the vacant mind.? The mind should occasionally be vacant, as the land should sometimes lie fallow, and for precisely the same reason.
– Egerton SmithRate it:
Man is the only creature on earth that can create his own environment. This is because he is the privileged creation of the Great Creator.
– Werner SaundersRate it:
Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
– Albert CamusRate it:
Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself, and yearns for the impossible.
– Eric HofferRate it:
Man is to himself the most wonderful object in nature; for he cannot conceive what the body is, still less what the mind is, and least of all how a body should be united to a mind. This is the consummation of his difficulties, and yet it is his very being.
– Blaise Pascal, Pensees(II,72)Rate it:

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