Human

"Error has made animals into men; is truth in a position to make men into animals again?"


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "The Conduct of Life"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The war was a mirror; it reflected man's every virtue and every vice, and if you looked closely, like an artist at his drawings, it showed up both with unusual clarity."

George Grosz
George Grosz "A Small Yes and a Big No"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Each person is a graveyard of his thoughts."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man."

Percival Arland Ussher
Percival Arland Ussher "An Alphabet of Aphorisms"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The definition of the individual was: a multitude of one million divided by one million."

Arthur Koestler
Arthur Koestler "Darkness at Noon"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When man meets an obstacle he can't destroy, he destroys himself."

Ryszard Kapusciński
Ryszard Kapusciński "A Warsaw Diary"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Being abroad makes you conscious of the whole imitative side of human behavior. The ape in man."

Mary McCarthy
Mary McCarthy "Birds of America"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Histories make men wise; poets witty; the mathematics subtle; natural philosophy deep; moral grave; logic and rhetoric able to contend."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another, and then they punish us for it."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher."


Rating: 2.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite."

Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle "Sartor Resartus"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is a tool-using animal... Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all."

Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle "Sartor Resartus"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The belly is the reason why man does not mistake himself for a god."

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche "Beyond Good and Evil"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A man is known by the books he reads, by the company he keeps, by the praise he gives, by his dress, by his tastes, by his distastes, by the stories he tells, by his gait, by the notion of his eye, by the look of his house, of his chamber; for nothing on earth is solitary but every thing hath affinities infinite."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Seen from the moon we are all the same size."

Multatuli (Eduard Douwer Dekker)
Multatuli (Eduard Douwer Dekker) "The Oyster and the Eagle"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The human face is the organic seat of beauty."

Eliza Farnham
Eliza Farnham "Woman and Her Era"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free. "

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "Slavery in Massachusetts"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The strength of a man's virtue must not be measured by his efforts, but by his ordinary life."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There are strings in the human heart that had better not be wibrated."

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens "Barnaby Rudge"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for himself, but how well he plays the role that destiny assigned to him."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is a money-making animal, which propensity too often interferes with his benevolence."

Herman Melville
Herman Melville "Moby-Dick"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is neither angel nor beast, and the unfortunate thing is that he who would play the angel plays the beast."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and to beget."

Sir William Osler
Sir William Osler "Science and Immortality"

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We are only what we are; not what we would be; nor every thing we hope for. We are but a step in a scale, that reaches further above us than below. "


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A man's fortunes are the fruit of his character. A man's friends are his magnetisms."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "The Conduct of Life"

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man will never be enslaved by machinery if the man tending the machine be paid enough."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The soul is like a pair of winged horses and a charioteer joined in natural union."

Plato
Plato "Phaedrus"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The poet begins where the man ends. The man's lot is to live his human life, the poet's to invent what is nonexistent."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Dehumanization of Art"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Reading makes a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is not true that drink changes a man's character. It may reveal it more clearly."

John Osborne
John Osborne "Tom Jones"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The essence of a man is found in his faults."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Men have always need of god! A god to defend them against other men."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Character is what you have left when you've lost everything you can lose."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger than the person that is in the world; but it is impossible to foresee this, it is impossible to be warned."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "The Price of the Ticket"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)