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How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.

Author: Alan W. Watts (1915-1973)

Profession: British-born American Philosopher, Author

I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.

Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)

Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic

Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.

Author: H.G. Wells (1866-1946)

Profession: British-born American Author

The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual.

Author: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.

Author: Tennessee Williams (1914-1983)

Profession: American Dramatist