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In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.

Author: Douglas Adams (1952)

Profession: British Science Fiction Writer

The proper study of mankind is woman.

Author: Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)

Profession: American Historian

We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.

Author: Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967)

Profession: German Statesman

Man is an ape with possibilities.

Author: Roy Chapman Andrews (1884-1960)

Profession: American Adventurer, Administrator, Museum Promoter

Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man--yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hairsbreadth of time assigned to thee, live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it.

Author: Marcus Antonius

Profession: Roman Triumvir, Related to Julius Caesar

I love men, not for what unites them, but for what divides them, and I want to know most of all what gnaws at their hearts.

Author: Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918)

Profession: Italian-born French Poet, Critic

Man is by nature a political animal.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

Either a beast or a god.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

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.

Author: Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD)

Profession: Roman Emperor, Philosopher

Our humanity is a poor thing, except for the divinity that stirs within us.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

There are two distinctive classes of people today, those who have personal computers, and those who have several thousand extra dollars apiece.

Author: Dave Barry

Profession: American Humorist, Author

If we consider the superiority of the human species, the size of its brain, its powers of thinking, language and organization, we can say this: were there the slightest possibility that another rival or superior species might appear, on earth or elsewhere, man would use every means at his disposal to destroy it.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

Man must realize his own unimportance before he can appreciate his importance.

Author: R. M. Baumgardy


The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

Ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. [Genesis 3:5]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian