„There's that popular misconception of man as something between a brute and an angel. Actually man is in transit between brute and God.“

—  Norman Mailer, książka The Naked and the Dead

Gen. Edward Cummings, in Pt. 1, Ch. 11
The Naked and the Dead (1948)

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pisarz amerykański 1923 - 2007

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„Education makes a greater difference between man and man, than nature has made between man and brute.“

—  John Adams 2nd President of the United States 1735 - 1826

Letter to Abigail Adams (29 October 1775), published Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife, Vol. 1 (1841), ed. Charles Francis Adams, p. 72
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Kontekst: Human nature with all its infirmities and depravation is still capable of great things. It is capable of attaining to degrees of wisdom and goodness, which we have reason to believe, appear as respectable in the estimation of superior intelligences. Education makes a greater difference between man and man, than nature has made between man and brute. The virtues and powers to which men may be trained, by early education and constant discipline, are truly sublime and astonishing. Newton and Locke are examples of the deep sagacity which may be acquired by long habits of thinking and study.

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„It is a more rational belief that man may become a brute than that a brute may become a man;“

—  David Brewster British astronomer and mathematician 1781 - 1868

The facts and fancies of Mr. Darwin (1862)
Kontekst: It is a more rational belief that man may become a brute than that a brute may become a man; and it is an easier faith that plants and animals may dwindle down into an elemental atom, than that this atom should embrace in its organization, and evolve, all the noble forms of vegetable, animal, and intellectual life.

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„The man that blushes is not quite a brute.“

—  Edward Young, Night-Thoughts

Źródło: Night-Thoughts (1742–1745), Night VII, Line 496.

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„Brute animals have the vowel sounds; man only can utter consonants.“

—  Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834

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„Man is a living duty, a depository of powers that he must not leave in a brute state.“

—  José Martí Poet, writer, Cuban nationalist leader 1853 - 1895

Martí : Thoughts/Pensamientos (1994)
Kontekst: Man is not an image engraved on a silver dollar, with covetous eyes, licking lips and a diamond pin on a silver dickey. Man is a living duty, a depository of powers that he must not leave in a brute state. Man is a wing.

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„Our reverence for the nobility of manhood will not be lessened by the knowledge, that Man, is in substance and in structure, one with the brutes; for“

—  Thomas Henry Huxley English biologist and comparative anatomist 1825 - 1895

Źródło: 1860s, Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature (1863), Ch.2, p. 132
Kontekst: Our reverence for the nobility of manhood will not be lessened by the knowledge, that Man, is in substance and in structure, one with the brutes; for, he alone possesses the marvellous endowment of intelligible and rational speech, whereby, in the secular period of his existence, he has slowly accumulated and organized the experience which is almost wholly lost with the cessation of every individual life in other animals; so that now he stands raised upon it as on a mountain top, far above the level of his humble fellows, and transfigured from his grosser nature by reflecting, here and there, a ray from the infinite source of truth.

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„Religion is a link between God and man and man and man. Political ideology is a link between man and man.“

—  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Fourth President and ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan 1928 - 1979

Źródło: Letter to his daughter (1978), p. 80.
Kontekst: Religion is a link between God and man and man and man. Political ideology is a link between man and man. For this reason the great religions of the world like Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the last of all religions, have outlived and outlasted political ideologies. If an unlearned adventurer in his quest for political power and perpetuation brings religion down from its celestial plane to a mundane level by converting it into a narrow political ideology, the adventurer endangers the link between God and man and man and man.

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„Realise that man is comparable to the brute creation except when uplifted by the loving Covenant initiated with our Patriarchs.“

—  Immanuel Jakobovits British rabbi 1921 - 1999

Źródło: The Authorised Daily Prayer Book, Centenary Edition 1990, p. 17.

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„Between God and man, between the gospel and each soul, the interpreter is Love.“

—  Alexandre Vinet Swiss theologian 1797 - 1847

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„Good God, what a brute man becomes when ignorant and oppressed. Oh Liberty! What horrors are committed in thy name! May every virtuous revolutionist remember the horrors of Wexford!“

—  Daniel O'Connell Irish political leader 1775 - 1847

Written in his Journal, 2nd Jan 1799, referring to the recent 1798 Rebellion. Quoted from Vol I, p. 205, of O'Neill Daunt, W. J., Personal Recollections of the Late Daniel O'Connell, M.P., 2 Vols, London, 1848.

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„"Charm"—which means the power to effect work without employing brute force—is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm.“

—  H. Havelock Ellis British physician, writer, and social reformer 1859 - 1939

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„Man is forming thousands of ridiculous relations between himself and God.“

—  Michel De Montaigne, książka Próby

Book II, Ch. 12
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„The knowledge of the cross brings a conflict of interest between God who has become man and man who wishes to become God.“

—  Jürgen Moltmann German Reformed theologian 1926

Źródło: The Crucified God: The Cross of Christ as the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology

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