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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:
Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with which the ill-fated creature is born.
– Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Brothers Karamazov"Rate it:
Man is troubled not by events, but by the meaning he gives them.
– EpictetusRate it:
Man is what he believes.
– Anton ChekhovRate it:
Man is what he eats.
– Ludwig FeuerbachRate it:
Man know much more than he understands.
– Alfred AdlerRate it:
Man knows more than he understands.
– Alfred AdlerRate it:
Man lives in the house of nature. If he destroys the house, he shall be destroyed as well!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Man loves company, even if it is only that of a smoldering candle.
– Georg Christoph LichtenbergRate it:
Man lowers his head and lunges into civilization, forgetting the days of his infancy when he sought truth in a snowflake or a stick. Man forgets the wisdom of the child.
– Jack KerouacRate it:
Man makes holy what he believes.
– Ernest RenanRate it:
Man makes money, money doesn’t make man but it makes monkey of him.
– Vikrant ParsaiRate it:
Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature.
– Jacob BronowskiRate it:
Man masters nature not by force, but by understanding.
– Jacob BrownowskiRate it:
Man may be considered as a superior species of animal who produces philosophies and poems in about the same way a silkworm produces their cocoons and bees their hives.
– Hippilyte TaineRate it:
Man may be defined as the animal that can say I, that can be aware of himself as a separate entity.
– Erich FrommRate it:
Man merely discovers' he never can and never will invent.
– Kahlil GibranRate it:
Man must be able to think freely and he must be able to express his thoughts freely! He who is against this is not only fascist and primitive but at the same time is a very great coward also! Only the brave and the honourable men are never afraid of freedom of thought and freedom of expression of ideas! Just like the cockroaches do not like the light, evil minds also do not like the freedom of thoughts!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:

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