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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 HumboldtRate it:
Man is more himself, man is more manlike, when joy is the fundamental thing in him, and grief the superficial.
– Philip Dormer Stanhope ChesterfieldRate it:
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
– HeraclitusRate it:
Man is multiplied by the "number of languages" he possesses and speaks. (Los Viajes!)
– Dr. Jose P. RizalRate it:
Man is never honestly the fatalist, nor even the stoic. He fights his fate, often desperately. He is forever entering bold exceptions to the rulings of the bench of gods. This fighting, no doubt, makes for human progress, for it favors the strong and the brave. It also makes for beauty, for lesser men try to escape from a hopeless and intolerable world by creating a more lovely one of their own.
– H.L. MenckenRate it:
Man is never out of range of surprises!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Man is not a machine... Although man most certainly processes information, he does not necessarily process it in the way computers do. Computers and men are not species of the same genus... However much intelligence computers may attain, now or in the furture, theirs must always be an intelligence alien to genuine human problems and concerns.
– Joseph WeizenbaumRate it:
Man is not a ship in harbour; Earth is not a ship in harbour; even Universe is not a ship in harbour! No safe harbour for anything exists!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Man is not born to solve the problem of the universe, but to find out what he has to do and to restrain himself within the limits of his comprehension.
– Johann von GoetheRate it:
Man is not born to solve the problem of the universe, but to find out what he has to do; and to restrain himself within the limits of his comprehension.
– Johann Wolfgang von GoetheRate it:
Man is not like other animals in the ways that are really significant: Animals have instincts, we have taxes.
– Erving GoffmanRate it:
Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.
– John DeweyRate it:
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
– Benjamin DisraeliRate it:
Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of men.
– Benjamin DisraeliRate it:
Man is not the owner of mind but only a user. The nature owns mind, man hires only a small portion of it that too for a brief period.
– Thiruman ArchunanRate it:
Man is nothing, absolutely nothing till he achieves physical immortality. God should be prosecuted on the charges of making man mortal!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Man is only a reed, the weakest in nature; but he is a thinking reed. There is no need for the whole universe to take up arms to crush him: a vapor, a drop of water is enough to kill him. But even if the universe were to crush him, man would still be nobler than his slayer, because he knows that he is dying and the advantage the universe has over him. The universe knows nothing of this.
– Blaise PascalRate it:
Man is only man at the surface. Remove the skin, dissect, and immediately you come to machinery.
– Paul ValeryRate it:
Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so.
– Jacopo SannazaroRate it:
Man is programmed to find the programmer.
– Kedar JoshiRate it:
Man is quite insane. He wouldn't know how to create a maggot, and he creates Gods by the dozen.
– Michel Eyquem de MontaigneRate it:
Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him.
– Paul EldridgeRate it:
Man is so intelligent animal on earth that if he was empowered as much as God, he would start battling with him to get his position.
– Vikrant ParsaiRate it:
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:

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