„A man wholly destitute of philanthropy is a monster, justly detested by all mankind; but another, entirely incapable of anger, is a sheepish wretch, liable to be insulted by every mean-spirited villain.“

—  Georg Forster, buch A Voyage Round the World

Book III, ch. II, Account of our stay at Tanna, and departure from the New Hebrides.
A Voyage Round the World (1777)

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deutscher Naturforscher, Ethnologe, Reiseschriftsteller, Jo… 1754 - 1794

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„No man can justly censure or condemn another, because indeed no man truly knows another.“

—  Thomas Browne, buch Religio Medici

Section 4
Religio Medici (1643), Part II

Mathias Malzieu Foto

„The torment of love can transform people into wretched monsters“

—  Mathias Malzieu, buch La Mécanique du cœur

Quelle: La Mécanique du cœur

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„Through artists mankind becomes an individual, in that they unite the past and the future in the present. They are the higher organ of the soul, where the life spirits of entire external mankind meet and in which inner mankind first acts.“

—  Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel German poet, critic and scholar 1772 - 1829

Durch die Künstler wird die Menschheit ein Individuum, indem sie Vor welt und Nachwelt in der Gegenwart verknüpfen. Sie sind das höhere Seelenorgan, wo die Lebensgeister der ganzen 15 äussern Menschheit zusammentreffen und in welchem die innere zunächst wirkt.
“Selected Ideas (1799-1800)”, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, trans. (Pennsylvania University Press:1968) #64 [cf. Heidegger]

Alexander Hamilton Foto

„The origin of all civil government, justly established, must be a voluntary compact, between the rulers and the ruled; and must be liable to such limitations, as are necessary for the security of the absolute rights of the latter; for what original title can any man or set of men have, to govern others, except their own consent?“

—  Alexander Hamilton, buch The Farmer Refuted

The Farmer Refuted (1775)
Kontext: The origin of all civil government, justly established, must be a voluntary compact, between the rulers and the ruled; and must be liable to such limitations, as are necessary for the security of the absolute rights of the latter; for what original title can any man or set of men have, to govern others, except their own consent? To usurp dominion over a people, in their own despite, or to grasp at a more extensive power than they are willing to entrust, is to violate that law of nature, which gives every man a right to his personal liberty; and can, therefore, confer no obligation to obedience.

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„In the end, man is not entirely guilty — he did not start history. Nor is he wholly innocent — he continues it.“

—  Albert Camus, buch Der Mensch in der Revolte

L'homme enfin n'est pas entièrement coupable — il n'a pas commencé l'histoire — ni tout à fait innocent, puisqu'il la continue.
Part 5: Thought at the Meridian (Section: Moderation and Excess)
The Rebel (1951)

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„Philanthropy means to steal wholesale, and give away retail.“

—  Paul Lafargue French politician 1842 - 1911

The Religion of Capital (1887), New York Labor News (1918), p. 22

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„But laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man may present his views without penalty there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

"On Freedom" (1940), p. 13 http://books.google.com/books?id=Q1UxYzuI2oQC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA13#v=onepage&q&f=false
1950s, Out of My Later Years (1950)
Kontext: This freedom of communication is indispensable for the development and extension of scientific knowledge, a consideration of much practical import. In the first instance it must be guaranteed by law. But laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man may present his views without penalty there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population. Such an ideal of external liberty can never be fully attained but must be sought unremittingly if scientific thought, and philosophical and creative thinking in general, are to be advanced as far as possible.

„The spirit manifests itself to a warrior at every turn. However, this is not the entire truth. The entire truth is that the spirit reveals itself to everyone with the same intensity and consistency, but only warriors are consistently attuned to such revelations.“

—  Carlos Castaneda, buch The Wheel of Time

Quelle: The Wheel of Time: Shamans of Ancient Mexico, Their Thoughts About Life, Death and the Universe], (1998), Quotations from "The Power of Silence" (Chapter 18)

„As neither of us is Politically Correct, "man" here means man + woman, and "mankind" means humankind.“

—  Gilles Dauvé French writer 1947

"Letter on Animal Liberation" (1999)

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„He's in for trouble—the man whose wife is detested by all women and desired by all men.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983

The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Women & men

George Orwell Foto

„The most bitter insult one can offer to a Londoner is "bastard" — which, taken for what it means, is hardly an insult at all.“

—  George Orwell, buch Down and Out in Paris and London

Quelle: Down and out in Paris and London (1933), Ch. 32

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„I am an invisible monster, and I am incapable of loving anybody. You don't know which is worse.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, buch Invisible Monsters

Variante: I'm an invisible monster. I'm incapable of loving anybody. You don't know which is worse.
Quelle: Invisible Monsters

George Eliot Foto

„Every man who is not a monster, a mathematician, or a mad philosopher, is the slave of some woman or other.“

—  George Eliot, buch Scenes of Clerical Life

"The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton" Ch. 4
Scenes of Clerical Life (1858)

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„National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right.“

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, buch Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit

Variant translation: Every nation criticizes every other one — and they are all correct.
As quoted by Wolfgang Pauli in a letter to Abraham Pais (17 August 1950) published in The Genius of Science (2000) by Abraham Pais, p. 242
Parerga and Paralipomena (1851), Aphorisms on the Wisdom of Life

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„Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practising every day while they live.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Considerations by the Way
1860s, The Conduct of Life (1860)

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„But all these worketh that one and the self-same Spirit, dividing to every man severally, as he will.“

—  Paul of Tarsus, buch First Epistle to the Corinthians

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+12&version=KJV;SBLGNT<!-- also quoted in An Essay for the Understanding of St. Paul's Epistles https://books.google.com/books?id=13VHAQAAMAAJ by John Locke (1812 edition) pp.165-166 -->
First Epistle to the Corinthians
Kontext: Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man, to profit withal.
For to one is given, by the Spirit, the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge, by the same Spirit;
To another, faith by the same Spirit; to another, the gifts of healing, by the same Spirit;
To another, the working of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, discerning of spirits; to another, divers kinds of tongues; to another, the interpretation of tongues.
But all these worketh that one and the self-same Spirit, dividing to every man severally, as he will.

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