"What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who say, 'What happened?'."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"To err is human, to blame it on someone else is more human."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he does not know what to create."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is a luxury loving animal."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. Originality is deliberate and forced, and partakes of the nature of a protest."

Eric Hoffer
Eric Hoffer "Passionate State of Mind"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If homosexuality were the normal way, God would have made Adam and Bruce."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There are one hundred and ninety-three living species of monkeys and apes. One hundred and ninety-two of them are covered with hair. The exception is a naked ape self-named Homo sapiens."

Desmond Morris
Desmond Morris "The Naked Ape"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbour."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence and obsolescence."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In violence, we forget who we are."

Mary McCarthy
Mary McCarthy "On the Contrary"

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is not a circle with a single centre; he is an ellipse with two foci. Facts are one, ideas are the other."

Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo "Les Misérables"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nature thrives on patience; man on impatience."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A man is truly ethical only when [...] he tears no leaf from a tree, plucks no flower, and takes care to crush no insects."

Albert Schweitzer
Albert Schweitzer "Philosophy of Civilization"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man."

Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams "The Education of Henry Adams"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A computer is almost human - except that it does not blame its mistakes on another computer."

Rating: 9.14 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Never try to make anyone like yourself. You know, and God knows, that one of you is enough."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress."

Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams "Camino Real"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"To be adult is to be alone."

Jean Rostand
Jean Rostand "The Substance of Man"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"My thought is me: that's why I can't stop. I exist by what I think [...] and I can't prevent myself from thinking."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is the only creature that consumes without producing."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We are all special cases. We all want to appeal to something! Everyone insists on his innocence, at all costs, even if it means accusing the rest of the human race and heaven."

Albert Camus
Albert Camus "The Fall"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Some day science may have the existence of mankind in its power, and the human race commit suicide, by blowing up the world."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King "Strength to Love"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We are all serving a life-sentence in the dungeon of self."

Cyril Connolly
Cyril Connolly "Unquiet Grave"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"For, I ask, what is man in Nature? A cypher compared with the Infinite, an All compared with Nothing, a mean between nothing and all."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It's not a color of skin that should separate people, but a thickness."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"This year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practise ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "Mere Christianity"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of humanity."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It requires twenty years for a man to rise from the vegetable state in which he is within his mother's womb, and from the pure animal state which is the lot of his early childhood, to the state when the maturity of reason begins to appear. It has required thirty centuries to learn a little about his structure. It would need eternity to learn something about his soul. It takes an instant to kill him."

Voltaire "Questions sur l'Encyclopédie"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man's abiding happiness is not in getting anything but in giving himself up to what is greater than himself, to ideas which are larger than his individual life, the idea of his country, of humanity, of God."

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. [...] As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "The Screwtape Letters"

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Art is the signature of man."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton "The Everlasting Man"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is no hope of joy except in human relations."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is not a rational animal, he is a rationalizing animal."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Whenever you observe an animal closely, you feel as if a human being sitting inside were making fun of you."

Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti "The Human Province"

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God is the infinite ALL. Man is only a finite manifestation of Him."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is easier to know men than to know a man."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race."

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)