Quotations on Man

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I'm very shy in a crowd.
- Annie Lennox
(Keywords: Thought, Cause, Interest, Man, Media)

Each man has an equal social right to multiply his power of motion by all the social factors of civilization. Private property in any of these factors is inconsistent with this fundamental right; it must, obviously, prove a source of economic despotism and industrial slavery.
- Daniel De Leon
(Keywords: Power, Civilization, Man, Property, Right, Slavery)

Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age.
- Giacomo Leopardi
(Keywords: Age, Death, Men, Fear, Desire, Evil, Man, Old, Sorrow)

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.
- Aldo Leopold
(Keywords: Day, June, Man, May)

Why can't a woman be more like a man?
- Alan Jay Lerner
(Keywords: Man, Woman)

The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.
- Max Lerner
(Keywords: Greatness, Excellence, Man, Open)

The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man's frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search.
- Max Lerner
(Keywords: Truth, Crime, Effort, Man, Rejection, Word)

It is not the truth that a man possesses, or believes that he possesses, but the earnest effort which he puts forward to reach the truth, which constitutes the worth of a man.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
(Keywords: Truth, Effort, Man, Worth)

Dick Cheney said he was running again. He said his health was fine, 'I've got a doctor with me 24 hours a day.' Yeah, that's always the sign of a man in good health, isn't it?
- David Letterman
(Keywords: Health, Day, Man, Running)

A man may fall many times, but he won't be a failure until he says that someone pushed him.
- Elmer G. Letterman
(Keywords: Failure, Man, May)

I'm a study of a man in chaos in search of frenzy.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Chaos, Man, Study)

A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.
- Oscar Levant
(Keywords: Man, Will)

Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe.
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Keywords: Society, Man, Universe)

The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Keywords: Answers, Man, Questions, Right)

Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Keywords: Language, Logic, Man, Nothing, Reason)

The world began without man, and it will complete itself without him.
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Keywords: Man, Will, World)

The ugly is very appealing to man. It's instinct. One shrinks from the ugly, yet wants to look at it. There's a devilish fascination in it. We extract pleasure from horror.
- Sonya Levien
(Keywords: Horror, Instinct, Man, Pleasure, Ugly)

Ask a man which way he is going to vote, and he will probably tell you. Ask him, however, why, and vagueness is all.
- Bernard Levin
(Keywords: Man, Vote, Will)

The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication of my disappointment in man, which is the opposite way of saying that I have high expectations for the human race.
- Jack Levine
(Keywords: Direction, Disappointment, Expectations, Man, Race, Saying)

As far as I'm concerned, I want to remain the mean little man I always was.
- Jack Levine
(Keywords: Man, Want)

I am the common man. I'm polite, I love my family and I play by the rules. And sometimes I get pushed around. That's my lifestyle, and that's what I try to bring to characters.
- Eugene Levy
(Keywords: Family, Love, Man, Play, Rules)

No man was ever eloquent by trying to be eloquent, but only by being so.
- George Henry Lewes
(Keywords: Being, Man, Trying)

A man may be variously accomplished, and yet be a feeble poet.
- George Henry Lewes
(Keywords: Man, May)

I mean, there was a portion, of course, that I think, when I look back now, that there was a portion of what attracted me must have been the awe of him being a powerful man in this environment, not to take away from who he is as a real person.
- Monica Lewinsky
(Keywords: Being, Environment, Man, Now)

I know I will never have an affair with a married man again.
- Monica Lewinsky
(Keywords: Man, Will)

But, clearly to me, what I've come to see is that that happened because I didn't have enough feelings of self-worth. So that I didn't feel that... I was worthy of being number one to a man.
- Monica Lewinsky
(Keywords: Feelings, Being, Man, Self)

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
- C. S. Lewis
(Keywords: Progress, Man, Right, Road, Walking, Want, Wrong)

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
- C. S. Lewis
(Keywords: God, Glory, Man, Sun, Word, Worship)

A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
- C. S. Lewis
(Keywords: Wife, Christian, Eating, Humility, Listening, Lying, Man, Pride, Reading, Sleep, State, Temperance, Thankfulness)

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.
- C. S. Lewis
(Keywords: Man, Reading, Sound, Wishes)

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
- C. S. Lewis
(Keywords: Art, Truth, Caring, Literature, Man, Originality, Will)

I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope.
- Jerry Lewis
(Keywords: Life, Hope, Joy, Kids, Man, Satisfaction, Will)

A woman doing comedy doesn't offend me, but sets me back a bit. I, as a viewer, have trouble with it. I think of her as a producing machine that brings babies in the world.
- Jerry Lewis
(Keywords: Babies, Comedy, Machine, Trouble, Woman, World)

Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms of a woman without also falling into her hands.
- Jerry Lewis
(Keywords: Dream, Man, Woman)

I don't drink any more than the man next to me, and the man next to me is Dean Martin.
- Joe E. Lewis
(Keywords: Man, Martin)

Show me a man with very little money and I will show you a bum.
- Joe E. Lewis
(Keywords: Money, Man, Will)

If you want to make a dangerous man your friend, let him do you a favor.
- Joe E. Lewis
(Keywords: Friend, Man, Want)

Fame can be just so annoying because people are so critical of you. You can't just say, 'hi'. You say hi and people whisper' man did you see the way she said hi? What an attitude.
- Juliette Lewis
(Keywords: People, Attitude, Fame, Man, Whisper)

A blind man can make art if what is in his mind can be passed to another mind in some tangible form.
- Sol LeWitt
(Keywords: Art, Blind, Man, Mind)

He who does not believe has no soul. He is empty. He has no ideals. He has nothing to live for. He has no sunshine, no light, no joy in life. He is a poor, poor man.
- Robert Ley
(Keywords: Life, Soul, Ideals, Joy, Light, Man, Nothing, Poor)

That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Keywords: Fact, Man, May)

Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Keywords: God, Man, Reason)

Here take back the stuff that I am, nature, knead it back into the dough of being, make of me a bush, a cloud, whatever you will, even a man, only no longer make me me.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Keywords: Nature, Being, Man, Will)

I believe that man is in the last resort so free a being that his right to be what he believes himself to be cannot be contested.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Keywords: Being, Man, Right)

Man is a masterpiece of creation if for no other reason than that, all the weight of evidence for determinism notwithstanding, he believes he has free will.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Keywords: Creation, Determinism, Free will, Man, Reason, Weight)

If all else fails, the character of a man can be recognized by nothing so surely as by a jest which he takes badly.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Keywords: Character, Jest, Man, Nothing)

Perhaps the better word is emotional yes, I am an emotional man.
- Gyorgy Ligeti
(Keywords: Man, Word)

It's intoxicating for a man to be waited on. Combine this with very, very skillful sex, and that will get them.
- Doris Lilly
(Keywords: Sex, Man, Will)

When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln
(Keywords: Time, Man, Reason, Thinking)

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
- Abraham Lincoln
(Keywords: Friend, Books, Man, Want)



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