I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
- Chinese Proverb
The question is this: Is man an ape or an angel? I am on the side of the angels.
- Benjamin Disraeli
“Each person is an opportunity mankind cannot afford to miss.”
Man is nature’s sole mistake.
- W.S. Gilbert
Man a being in search of meaning.
Humankind cannot bear very much reality.
- T. S. Eliot
Men! The only animal in the world to fear.
- D.H. Lawrence
Adam ate the apple, and our teeth still ache.
- Hungarian Proverb
The human race is governed by its imagination.
We are perverse creatures and never satisfied.
- Nan Fairbrother
Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.
- David Herbert
God doesn’t measure His bounty, but oh how we do!
- Mignon McLaughlin
Man – a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.
- Alexander Hamilton
The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded.
- Gustave Flaubert
What is man’s greatest bane? His brother man alone.
- Maxims Priene
Man is harder than rock and more fragile than an egg.
- Yugoslav Proverb
Humanity is on the march, earth itself is left behind.
- David Ehrenfeld
Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
- Albert Camus
Acedia is not in every dictionary; just in every heart.
- Mignon McLaughlin
Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.
- Victor Hugo
The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself.
- Henry Miller
Everyone is as God made him, and often a good deal worse.
- Miguel Cervantes
If you want a trait, act as if you already have the trait.
- William James
Nature does not deceive us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
A human being: an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.
- Christopher Morley
Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings.
- Evan Esar
O poor mortals, how ye make this earth bitter for each other.
- Thomas Carlyle
I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape.
- Desmond Morris
No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel
Jehovah God is truly rich far beyond the imagination of humankind.
- Joseph Franklin
Man a creature made at the end of the week’s work when God was tired.
- Mark Twain
How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert Keith
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
- Don Marquis
Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.
- Turkish Proverb
Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce
I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated His ability.
- Oscar Wilde
We have no choice but to be guilty. God is unthinkable if we are innocent.
- Archibald MacLeish
Ultimately, aren’t we all just talking monkeys with an attitude problem?
- Uncle Ben
That in man which cannot be domesticated is not his evil but his goodness.
- Antonio Porchia
Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.
- John Steinbeck