Quotes about man

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„By Silence, the discretion of a man is known: and a fool, keeping Silence, seemeth to be wise.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 BC

The Sayings of the Wise (1555)

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„The education of a man is never completed until he dies.“

—  Robert E. Lee Confederate general in the Civil War 1807 - 1870

As quoted in Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time (1977) by Laurence J. Peter, p. 175

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„What is troubling us is the tendency to believe that the mind is like a little man within.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951

Remarks to John Wisdom, quoted in Zen and the Work of WIttgenstein by Paul Weinpaul in The Chicago Review Vol. 12, (1958), p. 70
Attributed from posthumous publications

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„There's too much of an attempt, it seems to me, to think in terms of controlling man, rather than freeing him. Of defining him rather than letting him go. It's part of the whole ideology of this age, which is power-mad.“

—  Arthur Miller playwright from the United States 1915 - 2005

1963 interview, used in The Century of the Self (2002)
Context: My argument with so much of psychoanalysis, is the preconception that suffering is a mistake, or a sign of weakness, or a sign even of illness, when in fact, possibly the greatest truths we know have come out of people's suffering; that the problem is not to undo suffering or to wipe it off the face of the earth but to make it inform our lives, instead of trying to cure ourselves of it constantly and avoid it, and avoid anything but that lobotomized sense of what they call "happiness." There's too much of an attempt, it seems to me, to think in terms of controlling man, rather than freeing him. Of defining him rather than letting him go. It's part of the whole ideology of this age, which is power-mad.

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„I'd rather be called a boy and play with paper air-planes than be called a man and play with a girl's heart.“

—  Niall Horan Irish singer and songwriter 1993

Dare to Dream by One Direction, https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6422638.Niall_Horan

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„I'm for the poor man — all poor men, black and white, they all gotta have a chance. They gotta have a home, a job, and a decent education for their children. 'Every man a king“

—  Huey Long American politician, Governor of Louisiana, and United States Senator 1893 - 1935

that's my slogan.
Huey Long (T. Harry Williams, Huey Long, p. 706)

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