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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, 1940
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Man is by nature a political animal.
– Aristotle
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Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens.
– Michel de Montaigne
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Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea, yet he makes gods by the dozens.
– Michel de Montaigne
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Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
– Jean-Paul Sartre
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Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.
– Charles Robert Darwin
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Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
– Joseph Addison
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Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.
– Blaise Pascal
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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 Jefferson
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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 ildan
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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 Dostoevsky
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Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
– Voltaire
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Man is free in his imagination, but bound by his reason.
– Israel Lipkin
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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 ildan
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Man is his own star and the soul that can render an honest and perfect man commands all light, all influence, all fate.
– John Fletcher
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Man is immortal therefore he must die endlessly. For life is a creative idea it can only find itself in changing forms.
– Rabindranath Tagore
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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 Maistre
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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 Wilde
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Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
– Bhagavad Gita
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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 Boswell
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Man is more ape than many of the apes.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
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Man is more disposed to domination than freedom; and a structure of dominion not only gladdens the eye of the master who rears and protects it, but even its servants are uplifted by the thought that they are members of a whole, which rises high above the life and strength of single generations.
– Wilhelm von Humboldt
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Man is more himself, man is more manlike, when joy is the fundamental thing in him, and grief the superficial.
– Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
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Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
– Heraclitus
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Man is multiplied by the "number of languages" he possesses and speaks. (Los Viajes!)
– Dr. Jose P. Rizal
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