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Man is an animal; but he is an animal plus something else. He is a mythic earth-tree, whose roots are in the ground, but whose top-most branches may blossom in the heavens.

Man is greater than a world - than systems of worlds; there is more mystery in the union of soul with the body, than in the creation of a universe.

Man is the highest product of his own history. The discoverer finds nothing so grand or tall as himself, nothing so valuable to him. The greatest star is at the small end of the telescope, the star that is looking, not looked after nor looked at.

Man is the measure of all things.

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.

Man is to be trained chiefly by studying and by knowing man.

Man is to man all kinds of beasts; a fawning dog, a roaring lion, a thieving fox, a robbing wolf, a dissembling crocodile, a treacherous decoy, and a rapacious vulture.

Man passes away; his name perishes from record and recollection; his history is as a tale that is told, and his very monument becomes a ruin.

Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice.

Man should be ever better than he seem; and shape his acts, and discipline his mind, to walk adorning earth, with hope of heaven.

Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

Man wants but little here below, nor wants that little long.

Man! thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear.

Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!

Man's the bad child of the universe.

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright.

Men are but children of a larger growth; our appetites are as apt to change as theirs, and full as craving, too, and full as vain.

Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.

Men are the Universe become conscious: the simplest man should consider himself too great to be called after any name.

Men, in general, are but great children.


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