Quotes with man's
The land of the living was not far removed from the ancestors. There was coming and going between them, especially at festivals and also when an old man died, because an old man was very close to the ancestors. A man's life from birth to death was a series of transition rites which brought him nearer and nearer to his ancestors.
Things Fall Apart
Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.
August 1914 is the axial date in modern Western history, and once past it we are directly confronted with the present-day world. The sense of power over the material universe with which modern man emerged, as we have seen, from the Middle Ages, changed on that date into the opposite: a sense of weakness and dereliction before the whirlwind that man is able to unleash but not to control. That feeling of danger has persisted and grown stronger, and our generation knows it as uncanny awareness of the explosive quality of man's secular powers -- and now, alas, with the possession of atomic weapons, the word must be taken literally.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
Every step forward in mechanical technique is a step in the direction of abstraction. This capacity for living easily and familiarly at an extraordinary level of abstraction is the source of modern man's power. With it he has transformed the planet, annihilated space, and trebled the world's population. But it is also a power which has, like everything human, its negative side, in the desolating sense of rootlessness, vacuity, and the lack of concrete feeling that assails modern man in his moments of real anxiety.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.
God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
Sonnets from the Portuguese
You cannot judge a man's life by the success of a moment, by the victory of an hour, or even by the results of a year. You must view his life as a whole.
The Law and the Gospel
I use cracks on the sidewalk to walk down the street. I'd always walk on the lines. I never take anything but a calculated risk, and do it because it gives me a sense of identity. Fear is a man's best friend.
A human being has many divine qualities. But there has never been another unparalleled divine quality like man's self-sacrifice, nor can there ever be.
Songs of the Soul (1971)
Man forgets. God forgives. Man forgets God's Truth. God forgives man's ignorance.
Songs of the Soul (1971)
I would advise any woman against having an affair with a married man believing he will ever leave his wife, no matter how often he says his wife does not understand him. Love is not as necessary to a man's happiness as it is to a woman's. If her marriage is satisfactory, a woman will seldom stray. A man can be totally contented and still be out howling at the moon.
A man's rights rest in three boxes. The ballot box, jury box and the cartridge box. Let no man be kept from the ballot box because of his color. Let no woman be kept from the ballot box because of her sex.
Speech on November 15, 1867.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
This is the true meaning of mutual security.It is the idea that by helping one another build a strong, prosperous world community, free people will not only win through to a just peace but can apply their wonderful, God-given talents toward creating an ever-growing measure of man's humanity to man.
Address at the Gettysburg College Convocation: The Importance of Understanding (April 4, 1959).
The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.
Daniel Deronda (1876)
Society must be organized in such a way that man's social, loving nature is not separated from his social existence, but becomes one with it. If it is true, as I have tried to show, that love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence, then any society which excludes, relatively, the development of love, must in the long run perish of its own contradiction with the basic necessities of human nature.
The Art of Loving (1956)
There must be a world revolution which puts an end to all materialistic conditions hindering women from performing her natural role in life and driving her to carry out man's duties in order to be equal in rights.
No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
Apologizing – a very desperate habit, – one that is rarely cured. Apology is only egotism wrong side out. Nine times out of ten, the first thing a man's companion knows of his shortcomings is from his apology. It is mighty presumptuous on your part to suppose your small failures of so much consequence that you must make a talk about them.
The Professor At The Breakfast Table (1906)
All censure of a man's self is oblique praise. It is in order to shew how much he can spare.
Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) by James Boswell
But if inventions have increased man's power over nature very much, then the real value of money is better measured for some purposes in labour than in commodities.
No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man's front embraces the whole universe.
Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man's?
In spite of all these disquieting triumphs in the field of natural science, it's astonishing how little man has learned about himself, and how much there is to learn. How little we know about this brain which made social evolution possible, and of the mind. How little we know of the nature and spirit of man and God. We stand now before this inner frontier of ignorance. If we could pass it, we might well discover the meaning of life and understand man's destiny.
No man's abilities are so remarkably shining as not to stand in need of a proper opportunity, a patron, and even the praises of a friend, to recommend them to the notice of the world.
No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we require him to obey it.
Third Annual Message to Congress, December 7, 1903
No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.
State of the Union Address (December 7, 1903).
There are good men and bad men of all nationalities, creeds and colors; and if this world of ours is ever to become what we hope some day it may become, it must be by the general recognition that the man's heart and soul, the man's worth and actions, determine his standing.
Letter, Oyster Bay, NY, September 1, 1903
Viewed purely in the abstract, I think there can be no question that women should have equal rights with men... Especially as regards the laws relating to marriage there should be the most absolute equality between the two sexes. I do not think the woman should assume the man's name.
"The Practicability of Equalizing Men and Women before the Law." Senior thesis at Harvard, 1880
All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education.
However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once.
It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them.
Sometimes love is stronger than a man's convictions.
Quoted in the New York Times (1978)
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
The measure of a man's estimate of your strength is the kind of weapons he feels that he must use in order to hold you fast in a prescribed place.
The Luminous Darkness : A Personal Interpretation of the Anatomy of Segregation and the Ground of Hope (1989). Explaining Jim Crow laws to his daughters.
Man's ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically, Because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate.
Dynamics of Faith (1957)
Man has been here 32,000 years. That it took a hundred million years to prepare the world for him is proof that that is what it was done for. I suppose it is. I dunno. If the Eiffel tower were now representing the world's age, the skin of paint on the pinnacle-knob at its summit would represent man's share of that age; & anybody would perceive that that skin was what the tower was built for. I reckon they would. I dunno.
Was the World Made for Man?
They all laid their heads together like as many lawyers when they are gettin' ready to prove that a man's heirs ain't got any right to his property.
Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass letter, Keokuk Saturday Post, Nov. 1, 1856
In this topsy-turvy, crazy, illogical world, Man has made laws for himself. He has fenced himself round with them, mainly with the idea of keeping communities together, and gain for the strongest. No woman was consulted in the making of laws. And nine-tenths of the people who are daily obeying--or fighting against--Nature's laws, have no real opinion. Opinion means deduction, after weighing the matter, and deep thought upon it. They simply echo feeling, because for generations forbears have laid something down as an axiom. They do not investigate or weigh for themselves. The axiom of the forbears was, 'It is immoral to follow God's law, unless bound by man's law and a wedding ring.'
quoted in Mark Twain on Three Weeks, Elinor Glyn
The lie, as a virtue, a principle, is eternal; the lie, as a recreation, a solace, a refuge in time of need, the fourth Grace, the tenth Muse, man's best and surest friend is immortal.
"On the Decay of the Art of Lying"
It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.
Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income—which he then spends sending his son to college.
It is only the superficial qualities that last. Man's deeper nature is soon found out.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894