Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.
The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
The distinguishing mark of man is the, the instrument with which he does all his mischief.
Man serves the interests of no creature except himself.
He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.
People talk about the horrors of war, but what weapon has man invented that even approaches in cruelty to some of the commoner diseases? Natural death, almost by definition, means something slow, smelly and painful.
The intellectual is different from the ordinary man, but only in certain sections of his personality, and even then not all the time.
Man is not a Yahoo, but he is rather like a Yahoo and needs to be reminded of it from time to time.
A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.
I'm fat, but I'm thin inside.. There's a thin man inside every fat man.