Man Quotes

Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.

I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

Creation    God    Humor    Man

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.

Answers    Man    Questions    Thinking

Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.

Man is the cruelest animal.

Animals    Cruelty    Evil    Man

I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.

Anger    Books    Friends    Greedy    Life    Loneliness    Man    Myself    Selfish    Travel    Woman    Work    Write

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.

Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman. Always.

Man    Men    Woman    Women

Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mind-bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as the final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God.
The argument goes something like this: "I refuse to prove that I exist,'" says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing."
"But," says Man, "The Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED."
"Oh dear," says God, "I hadn't thought of that," and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.
"Oh, that was easy," says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.

Creation    God    H2g2    Hitchhiker s guide    Logic    Man    Rationalism

Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.

Deception    Hiding    Lies    Man    Secrets    Self awareness

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's.

Animals    Dogs    Heaven    Inspirational    Man    Religion

When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.

A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange
Choice    Life    Man

And therein lies the whole of man's plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.

Happiness    Life    Man    Plight    Time

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.

Love    Man    Woman

Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.

The Road

Cormac McCarthy

The Road
Allegory    Brooks    Creation    Destruction    Earth    Environment    Fish    Glens    Loss    Man    Maps    Mystery    Nature    Parable    Past    Trout    Wonder    World

When you look for a man- what you want to look for is a man with the heart of a poor boy and the mind of a conqueror.

Man is the Reasoning Animal. Such is the claim. I think it is open to dispute. Indeed, my experiments have proven to me that he is the Unreasoning Animal... In truth, man is incurably foolish. Simple things which other animals easily learn, he is incapable of learning. Among my experiments was this. In an hour I taught a cat and a dog to be friends. I put them in a cage. In another hour I taught them to be friends with a rabbit. In the course of two days I was able to add a fox, a goose, a squirrel and some doves. Finally a monkey. They lived together in peace; even affectionately.
Next, in another cage I confined an Irish Catholic from Tipperary, and as soon as he seemed tame I added a Scotch Presbyterian from Aberdeen. Next a Turk from Constantinople; a Greek Christian from Crete; an Armenian; a Methodist from the wilds of Arkansas; a Buddhist from China; a Brahman from Benares. Finally, a Salvation Army Colonel from Wapping. Then I stayed away for two whole days. When I came back to note results, the cage of Higher Animals was all right, but in the other there was but a chaos of gory odds and ends of turbans and fezzes and plaids and bones and flesh--not a specimen left alive. These Reasoning Animals had disagreed on a theological detail and carried the matter to a Higher Court.

Animals    Cats    Dogs    Doves    Foxes    Geese    Man    Monkeys    Reasoning    Religion    Squirrels

Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.

Dogs    Humanity    Kindness    Man

The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too

Heart    Love    Man    Sea    Soul    Storms

Most men claim to desire driven, independent and confident women. Yet when confronted with such a creature reverence often evolves into resent. For just like women, men need to be needed.

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.

Dogs    Man

I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven.

Authority    Bored    Earth    God    Heaven    Man    Woman    Word of god    Worship

What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form, in moving, how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?


William Shakespeare

When a man is penalized for honesty he learns to lie.

A sense of humour is the only divine quality of man

Divine    God    Houmor    Humour    Man    Sense

But it is the same with man as with the tree. The more he seeks to rise into the height and light, the more vigorously do his roots struggle earthword, downword, into the dark, the deep - into evil.

Evil    Good    Humanity    Light    Man    Self righteousness    Zarathustra

If a woman sleeps alone it puts a shame on all men. God has a very big heart, but there is one sin He will not forgive. If a woman calls a man to her bed and he will not go.

Alone    Bed    God    Man    Shame    Sin    Sleep    Woman

Man serves the interests of no creature except himself.

He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.

A gentleman holds my hand.
A man pulls my hair.
A soulmate will do both.

Dominance    Gentleman    Love    Man    Manners    Match    Romance    Sex    Soulmate    True love

If a man doesn't know how to dance he doesn't know how to make love, there I said it!

Cbs    Dance    Dancing    Lovemaking    Man    Men    Sex    Talk show host

A man is responsible for his ignorance.

Laughable Loves

Milan Kundera

Laughable Loves

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.

What is Man?

Mark Twain

What is Man?
Inferiority    Man    Recovery    Right    Wisdom    Wrong

Every man with a little leisure and enough money for railway tickets, every man, indeed, who knows how to read, has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.

Man    Read

The mind of man is capable of anything.

Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness

We are going to the moon that is not very far. Man has so much farther to go within himself.

Man    Moon

It's good to let God pick a man for you. We don't do so well when we pick them ourselves. They end up lipsticks in a drawer, all those wrong colors you thought looked so good in the package.

Choose    Color    God    Life    Lipstick    Love    Man    Men    Package    Pick woman can love a weak man hard enough to make him strong.

Love    Man    Strong    Truth    Weak    Woman

I don't want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man.

Genius    Humanity    Humour    Man    Problems

I dare do all that may become a man;
Who dares do more, is none

The Tragedy of Macbeth

William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Macbeth
Dare    Macbeth    Man

To be able to laugh and to be merciful are the only things that make man better than the beast

Man has a choice and it's a choice that makes him a man.

East of Eden

John Steinbeck

East of Eden
Choice    Man

If you have feelings for someone, let them know. It doesn’t matter if they can be in your life or not. Maybe, it is just enough for both of you to release the truth, so healing can occur. The opposite is true, as well. If you don’t have feelings for someone then never let another person suggest that you do. Protect your reputation and be responsible for the wrong information spread about you. Never allow anyone to live with a false belief or unfounded hope about you. An honorable person sets the record straight, so that person can move on with their life.

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

Child    God    Man    Message

the man in black travels with your soul in his pocket.

The Gunslinger

Stephen King

The Gunslinger
Black    Chambers    Dark tower    Deschain    Gunslinger    Jake    Man    Roland    Stephen king

sleep is the most innocent creature there is and a sleepless man
the most guilty.

Kafka    Man    Sleep

The measure of a man is not how much he suffers in the test, but how he comes out at the end.


Neal Shusterman

Bad    Good    Man    Measure    Suffering    Test

The distinguishing mark of man is the
, the instrument with which he does all his mischief.

Animal farm    Evil    Man

Someday I will understand Auschwitz.
This was a brave statement but innocently absurd. No one will ever understand Auschwitz. What I might have set down with more accuracy would have been:
Someday I will write about Sophie's life and death, and thereby help demonstrate how absolute evil is never extinguished from the world.
Auschwitz itself remains inexplicable. The most profound statement yet made about Auschwitz was not a statement at all, but a response.
The query: "At Auschwitz, tell me, where was God?"
And the answer: "Where was man?

Sophie's Choice

William Styron

Sophie's Choice
Auschwitz    Evil    God    Humanity    Man    Understanding


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