Posts Tagged ‘man’

Quote of the day, May 23

May 24, 2017

Aesop, “The Man and the Lion”

A Lion and a Man chanced to travel in company through the forest. They soon began to quarrel, for each of them boasted that he and his kind were far superior to the other both in strength and mind. (more…)

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Quote of the day, March 19

March 19, 2017

Samuel Johnson, on assessing the individual

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 10

February 10, 2017

Joseph Conrad, from Heart of Darkness (1899)

“I don’t like work—no man does—but I like what is in the work—the chance to find yourself.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 3

January 3, 2017

Aristotle, on man

“For man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but, when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all; since armed injustice is the more dangerous, and he is equipped at birth with the arms of intelligence and with moral qualities which he may use for the worst ends.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 23

December 23, 2016

Thomas Carlyle, from Sartor Resartus

“That there should one Man die ignorant who had capacity for Knowledge, this I call a tragedy.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 30

November 29, 2016

Ronald Reagan, on mankind

“I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 2

November 2, 2016

Sir Isaac Newton, on knowledge

“To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. ‘Tis much better to do a little with certainty, & leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of any thing.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 24

September 24, 2016

Blaise Pascal, from the Pensees

“All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 18

January 18, 2016

John Locke, from An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690)

“It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of truth.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 6

September 6, 2015

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, on man

“Man is a paradoxical being—the constant glory and scandal of this world.”