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We are all cells in the same body of humanity.

I teach you the Superman. Man is something that should be overcome.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
People can be divided into two classes: those who go ahead and do something, and those who sit still and inquire, why wasn't it done the other way?
Consider your breed; you were not made to live like beasts, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
A human being is a single being. Unique and unrepeatable.
There are two distinctive classes of people today, those who have personal computers, and those who have several thousand extra dollars apiece.
Always observe how ephemeral and worthless human things are. Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.
There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others. We need to understand our environment and our relationship to it. We need to fulfill certain inner hungers: the need for happiness, for peace of mind for wisdom.
No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.
We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones. We say nothing essential about Man when we seek to define him by the qualities of men.
It's great to be great, but it's greater to be human.
All people are a single nation.
Man is a two-legged animal without feathers.
Man is stark mad; he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
Considered logically this concept is not identical with the totality of sense impressions referred to; but it is an arbitrary creation of the human (or animal) mind.
Man must realize his own unimportance before he can appreciate his importance.
The proper study of mankind is woman.
We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
Every man has a sane spot somewhere.
Man is a substance clad in shadows.
Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.
Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever.
Let us ask ourselves; What kind of people do we think we are?
After all there is but one race -- humanity.
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly.
Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided.
The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up.
I hate mankind, for I think of myself as one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
Being reproached for giving to an unworthy person, Aristotle said, I did not give it to the man, but to humanity.
Man was nature's mistake --she neglected to finish him -- and she has never ceased paying for her mistake.
Man... knows only when he is satisfied and when he suffers, and only his sufferings and his satisfactions instruct him concerning himself, teach him what to seek and what to avoid. For the rest, man is a confused creature; he knows not whence he comes or whither he goes, he knows little of the world, and above all, he knows little of himself.
Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all.
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
The race of man, while sheep in credulity, are wolves for conformity.
Man is head, chest and stomach. Each of these animals operates, more often than not, individually. I eat, I feel, I even, although rarely, think. This jungle crawls and teems, is hungry, roars, gets angry, devours itself, and its cacophonic concert does not even stop when you are asleep.
There are two kinds of men who never amount to much -- those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else.

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