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Quotes for: Man




Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
Nicolas Chamfort - Maximes et pensées  



Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.




No man is weak by choice.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  



No man is weak by choice.




Man is the future of man.
Francis Ponge  






The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
Albert Camus - Chroniques  



The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.




People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.
Albert Einstein  



People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.

Image attribution  Background photo by Aziz Acharki on Unsplash





Men differ by what they show, and have in common what they hide.
Paul Valéry  






I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.
Publius Terentius Afer - Heautontimoroumenos  






There are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts.
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince  






We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
  






Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées  



Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

Image attribution  Background photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash





The right man is the one who seizes the moment.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: A Tragedy  






Every man bears the whole stamp of the human condition.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays  






If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man.
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères  






No man has received from nature the right to command others. Liberty is a gift from heaven.
Denis Diderot - Encyclopédie  



No man has received from nature the right to command others. Liberty is a gift from heaven.




It is in man's heart that the life of nature's spectacle exists; to see it, one must feel it.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education  






Man is not born, but made man.
Desiderius Erasmus  



Man is not born, but made man.




Joy is the transition of man from a less to a greater perfection.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics  






Action, with all its uncertainties, is like an ever-present reminder that men, though they must die, are not born in order to die, but to begin something new.
Hannah Arendt  






So many men, so many opinions.
Publius Terentius Afer  






There is nothing so beautiful and legitimate as to play the man well and properly.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays  






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 Jr.  






when we say that a man is responsible for himself, we do not only mean that he is responsible for his own individuality, but that he is responsible for all men.
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism  






Man, too, has wings, he has imagination.
Soren Kierkegaard  






The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées  






To laugh is proper to man.
François Rabelais - Gargantua and Pantagruel  






There is only one science to teach to children. It is that of man's duties.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education  






Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Of the Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right  






Man is what he eats.
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach  






How sad to think that nature speaks and mankind doesn't listen.
Victor Hugo  






A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics  










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