This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.
Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
Our true nationality is mankind.
God doesn't measure His bounty, but oh how we do!
O poor mortals, how ye make this earth bitter for each other.
We have a world for each one, but we do not have a world for all.
Man, when he is merely what he seems to be, is almost nothing.
In creating the human brain, evolution has wildly overshot the mark.
The thief and the murderer follow nature just as much as the philanthropist.
God has given a great deal to man, but man would like something from man.
Nothing feebler does earth nurture than man, Of all things breathing and moving.
People are like birds: on the wing, all beautiful; up close, all beady little eyes.
I was surprised just now at seeing a cobweb around a knocker; for it was not on the door of heaven.
It is the fancy of every mortal that being cradled in the arms of mortality is a safe place for the time being.
Man talks about everything, and he talks about everything as though the understanding of everything were all inside him.
Here is the basic question: Are we marionettes, or are we creatures of free will who just happen to have a lot of jerky reflexes?
First God created time; then God created man that man might, in the course of time, perfect himself; then God decided that He'd better create eternity.
I demand of you, and of the whole world, that you show me a generic character... by which to distinguish between Man and Ape. I myself most assuredly know of none.
Is man a savage at heart, skinned o'er with fragile Manners? Or is savagery but a faint taint in the natural man's gentility, which erupts now and again like pimples on an angel's arse?
I do not value any view of the universe into which man and the institutions of man enter very largely and absorb much of the attention. Man is but the place where I stand, and the prospect hence is infinite.
Man desired concord; but nature knows better what is good for his species; she desires discord. Man wants to live easy and content; but nature compels him to leave ease... and throw himself into roils and labors.
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