"Our virtues and failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more."

Nikola Tesla (attributed)
Nikola Tesla (attributed)

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The fig leaf which once was put over the secret parts of man and woman in sculpture is now put over the face. The person does not matter."

Fulton John Sheen
Fulton John Sheen "Those Mysterious Priests"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I'm optimistic about the future, but not about the future of this civilization. I'm optimistic about the civilization which will replace this one."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man as we know him is a poor creature; but he is halfway between an ape and a god and he is traveling in the right direction."

William Ralph Inge (Dean Inge)
William Ralph Inge (Dean Inge) "Outspoken Essays: Second Series"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is beneath human dignity to lose one's individuality and become a mere cog in the machine."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In the faces of men and women I see God."

Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman "Song Of Myself"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In justifying cruelty to animals we put ourselves also on the animal level. We choose the jungle and must abide by our choice."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "God In The Dock"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"I think the human race needs to think about killing. How much evil must we do in order to do good."

Rating: 1.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"So long as there are men there will be wars."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Humankind is at the crossroads. One path leads to utter despair and hopelessness. The other path to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a "wandering to find home", why should we not look forward to the arrival?"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly. He is like a watch of which the most that can be said is that its cosmetic effect is good."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "Minority Report"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"What Paul says about Peter tells us more about Paul than about Peter."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The world began without man, and it will complete itself without him."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We are but dust and shadow."

Horace "Odes"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Physically there is nothing to distinguish human society from the farm-yard except that children are more troublesome and costly than chickens and women are not so completely enslaved as farm stock."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Getting Married"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream."

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch "The Message to the Planet"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If you are what you eat and you don't know what you're eating, do you know who you are?"

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life."

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"One can acquire everything in solitude except character."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man: An animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Creation of something out of nothing is the most primitive of human passions and the most optimistic."

Rating: 1.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Sometimes a man has to go through hell to turn to an angel."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Measure others' greatness not by the position they hold but by their ability to treat it with reserve."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Stop following someone else's path, find your own."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own."

Willa Cather
Willa Cather "The Professor's House"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It takes twenty years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds of war to destroy him."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Character develops itself in the stream of life."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Prudence and justice tell me that in electricity and steam there is more love for man than in chastity and abstinence from meat."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Some people are born hammers, others anvils."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is lived in common, but not in community."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The serial number of a human specimen is the face, that accidental and unrepeatable combination of features. It reflects neither character nor soul, nor what we call the self. The face is only the serial number of a specimen."

Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera "Immortality"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We are the products of editing, rather than of authorship."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Our two eyes do not make our lot better; one serves us to see the good things, the other the evils of life. A lot of people have the bad habit of closing the first, and very few close the second."

Voltaire "The One-Eyed Porter"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Money certainly brings out the best in you, doesn't it?"

Mark Hanna
Mark Hanna "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)