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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.”
Nicolas Chamfort - Maximes et pensées
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No man is weak by choice.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.”
Albert Einstein
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People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.

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Man is the future of man.”
Francis Ponge
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Men differ by what they show, and have in common what they hide.”
Paul Valéry
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I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.”
Publius Terentius Afer - Heautontimoroumenos
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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
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.”
Albert Camus - Chroniques
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We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

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The right man is the one who seizes the moment.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: A Tragedy
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Every man bears the whole stamp of the human condition.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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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
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No man has received from nature the right to command others. Liberty is a gift from heaven.”
Denis Diderot - Encyclopédie
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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
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Joy is the transition of man from a less to a greater perfection.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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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
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So many men, so many opinions.”
Publius Terentius Afer
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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.
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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
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Man, too, has wings, he has imagination.”
Soren Kierkegaard
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The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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To laugh is proper to man.”
François Rabelais - Gargantua and Pantagruel
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There is only one science to teach to children. It is that of man's duties.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education
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Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Of the Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right
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Man is what he eats.”
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach
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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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May all men remember that they are brothers!”
Voltaire - Treatise on Tolerance
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Each man must invent his own path.”
Jean-Paul Sartre - The Flies
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We respect a man who respects himself.”
Honore de Balzac - Sur Catherine de Médicis
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