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Indisputably a great, good, handsome man is the first of created things.

It is far easier to know men than to know man.

It is not a question how much a man knows, but what use he makes of what he knows; not a question of what he has acquired, and how he has been trained, but of what he is, and what he can do.

It is not the situation which makes the man, but the man who makes the situation. The slave may be a freeman. The monarch may be a slave. Situations are noble or ignoble, as we make them.

It is not what he has, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.

It is of dangerous consequence to represent to man how near he is to the level of beasts, without showing him at the same time his greatness. It is likewise dangerous to let him see his greatness without his meanness. It is more dangerous yet to leave him ignorant of either; but very beneficial that he should be made sensible of both.

It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan: The proper study of mankind is man.

Let each man think himself an act of God. His mind a thought, his life a breath of God.

Let each man think himself an act of God; his mind a thought, his life a breath of God.

Limited in his nature, infinite in his desires, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.

Make ye no truce with Adam-zad - the Bear that walks like a man.

Man as a pure animal does not exist.

Man himself is an enigma in motion; his questions never stay asked; whereas the mold, the footprint, and by natural extension, the statue itself, like the vaults, the arches, the temples with which man records his own passing, remain immobile and fix a moment of man's life, upon which one might endlessly meditate.

Man himself is the crowning wonder of creation; the study of his nature the noblest study the world affords.

Man is a piece of the universe made alive.

Man is a social animal.

Man is a wealth grubber, man is a pleasure seeker; man is a power wielder; man is a thinker, and man is a creative lover.

Man is an animal that cooks his victuals.

Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.


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