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Man is a marble piece; unlike Michelangelo's masterpieces, man is unconsciously carved and imperfectly shaped by the nature
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Man is a natural polygamist: he always has one woman leading him by the nose, and another hanging on to his coattails.
– H. L. MenckenRate it:
Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave.
– Thomas BrowneRate it:
Man is a parrot in the House of History; he listens and then he repeats the same crap over and over!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
– Orson WellesRate it:
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
– Oscar WildeRate it:
Man is a social animal. Without society he is nothing but animal. Yet many consider themselves 'self made'.
– B. J. GuptaRate it:
Man is a thief, an impudent thief! He steals honey from bees, eggs from chickens, milk from cows and life from the God!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Man is a tireless traveller wandering in the dark valleys of his past!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Man is a tool-using Animal. Nowhere do you find him without tools; without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
– Thomas CarlyleRate it:
Man is a victim of dope in the incurable form of hope.
– Ogden NashRate it:
Man is a wonderful creature; he sees through the layers of fat (eyes), hears through a bone (ears) and speaks through a lump of flesh (tongue).
– Hazrat Ali Ibn-e-Abi Talib, Nahj-ul-Balagha (Sermons and sayings Compilation)Rate it:
Man is about to be an automaton; he is identifiable only in the computer. As a person of worth and creativity, as a being with an infinite potential, he retreats and battles the forces that make him inhuman. The dissent we witness is a reaffirmation of faith in man; it is protest against living under rules and prejudices and attitudes that produce the extremes of wealth and poverty and that make us dedicated to the destruction of people through arms, bombs, and gases, and that prepare us to think alike and be submissive objects for the regime of the computer.
– William O. DouglasRate it:
Man is always more than he can know of himself consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.
– Golo MannRate it:
Man is an actor who plays various parts: First comes a boy, then out a lover starts; His garb is changed for, lo! a beggar?s rags; Then he?s a merchant with full money-bags; Anon, an aged sire, wrinkled and lean; At last Death drops the curtain on the scene.*
– BhartrihariRate it:
Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfilment of animal desires.
– Alexander Graham BellRate it:
Man is an appearance; God is a reality.
– Kedar JoshiRate it:
Man is an intellectual animal, therefore an everlasting contradiction to himself. His senses centre in himself, his ideas reach to the ends of the universe; so that he is torn in pieces between the two without the possibility of its ever being otherwise. A mere physical being or a pure spirit can alone be satisfied with itself.
– HazlittRate it:
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:

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