“Show me a man or a woman alone and I’ll show you a saint. Give me two and they’ll fall in love. Give me three and they’ll invent the charming thing we call ‘society’. Give me four and they’ll build a pyramid. Give me five and they’ll make one an outcast. Give me six and they’ll reinvent prejudice. Give me seven and in seven years they’ll reinvent warfare. Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home.”
~ Stephen King
“Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.”
~ William James
If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Poetry is a naked woman, a naked man, and the distance between them.”
– Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The thing that differentiates man from animals is money. -Gertrude Stein
“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
– Albert Camus
“I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.”
– Wilbur Wright
My opinion from a straight man;
A woman wants to marry another
woman, go for it.
A man wants to marry another
man, go for it.
For people who keep saying that
marriage should be between a man
and a woman, fine. But don’t be
spouting the venom and bullshit
by putting the Gays and Lesbians
They don’t bother me, and they are
not bothering you, the so called
righteous ones. Get over it.
It’s not the end of the fucking
You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, intelligent enough.
– Aldous Huxley
“The simple function of man is to live, not just exist.”
– Jack London
Every man’s memory is
his private literature.
“It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won’t go.”
– Bertrand Russell
“The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.”
– Sigmund Freud
Maybe he’s right, maybe not.
“From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.” –
Reading makes a full man,
meditation a profound mind,
discourse a clear man.
Quote Source: en.proverbia
“No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.”
“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
A man in debt is so far a slave.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All that is great cannot be possessed – and that is one of
the most foolish things man goes on doing. We want to possess.
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should be burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
— Jack London
First the man takes a drink,
then the drink takes a drink,
then the drink takes the man.
— Japanese Proverb
I don’t understand why when we destroy something created by man we call it vandalism, but when we destroy something created by nature we call it progress. — Ed Begley
After all, a homeless man has reason to cry, everything in the world is against him.
— Jack Kerouac
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
– Mark Twain
There is a great deal of truth in the saying that man becomes what he eats. The grosser the food, the grosser the body.
“Through zeal, knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal,
knowledge is lost; let a man who knows the double path of
gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.”