"There are as many characters in men
As there are shapes in nature."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Nothing that God ever made is the same thing to more than one person."

Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston "Dust Tracks on a Road"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"I still understand a few words in life, but I no longer think they make a sentence."

Jean Rostand
Jean Rostand "The Substance of Man"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea."

Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot "Physics and Politics"

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Civilization means food and literature all round. Beefsteaks and fiction magazines for all. First-class proteins for the body, fourth-class love-stories for the spirit."

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley "Eyeless in Gaza"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Man is an intelligence, not served by, but in servitude to his organs."

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley "Themes and Variations"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The anthropologists are busy, indeed, and ready to transport us back into the savage forest where all human things [...] have their beginnings; but the seed never explains the flower."

Edith Hamilton
Edith Hamilton "The Greek Way"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitudes."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us."

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We are not human beings trying to be spiritual. We are spiritual beings trying to be human."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"So many men so many questions."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I am a man: I hold that nothing human is alien to me."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln "Lincoln's Own Stories"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Altruism is the mark of a superior being."

Egyptian Proverbs (from ancient temple)
Egyptian Proverbs (from ancient temple)

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A man is not where he lives, but where he loves."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"I would fight the world for you, but I'm damned if I can figure out how to save you from yourself."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds."

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is a messenger who forgot the message."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We all know we are unique individuals, but we tend to see others as representatives of groups."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life + Desire = Man; Life - Desire = God"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Creativity - like human life itself - begins in darkness."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Character is what God and the angels know of us; reputation is what men and women think of us."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve and from which he cannot escape."

Erich Fromm
Erich Fromm "Man for Himself"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"My work is writing, but my real work is being."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Man is a social animal."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfillment of animal desires."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Man is a prisoner who has no right to open the door of his prison and run away [...] A man should wait, and not take his own life until God summons him."

Plato "Phaedo"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man - who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance!"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men."

Rating: 8.57 (Number of Voters: 7)

"On our crowded planet there are no longer any internal affairs!"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Sometimes I know that there is intelligent life on other planets because they haven't tried to contact us."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Every day we are changing, every day we are dying, and yet we fancy ourselves eternal."

Rating: 2.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs."

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Mankind is made great or little by its own will."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)