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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 Goethe
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 Goethe
Man is not like other animals in the ways that are really significant: Animals have instincts, we have taxes.
– Erving Goffman
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 Dewey
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 Disraeli
Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of men.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Man is nothing, absolutely nothing till he achieves physical immortality. God should be prosecuted on the charges of making man mortal!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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 Pascal
Man is only man at the surface. Remove the skin, dissect, and immediately you come to machinery.
– Paul Valery
Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so.
– Jacopo Sannazaro
Man is programmed to find the programmer.
– Kedar Joshi
Man is quite insane. He wouldn't know how to create a maggot, and he creates Gods by the dozen.
– Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him.
– Paul Eldridge
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 Parsai
Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
– Anatole France
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 Maistre
Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering.
– Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
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.
– Butler
Man is the ant of the Universe; He is not an important creature, at least at the moment!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Man is the artificer of his own happiness.
– Henry David Thoreau
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 Braun
Man is the cruelest animal.
– F. Nietzsche
Man is the inventor of stupidity.
– Remy de Gourmont
Man is the measure of all things.
– Protagoras
Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.
– Erich Fromm

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