— Robert Burns Scottish poet and lyricist 1759 - 1796
Man was Made to Mourn (1786)
— Joseph Lewis American activist 1889 - 1968
An Atheist Manifesto
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, livro Notes from Underground
Я человек больной... Я злой человек. Непривлекательный я человек.
Part 1, Chapter 1 (page 7)
Notes from Underground (1864)
„There is only one way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man.“
— Alan Paton South African writer and activist 1903 - 1988
— Molière, Tartuffe
Pour être dévot, je n'en suis pas moins homme.
Act III, sc. iii
„By constantly repeating, "I am free, I am free", a man verily becomes free. On the other hand, by constantly repeating, "I am bound, I am bound", he certainly becomes bound to worldliness. The fool who says only, "I am a sinner, I am a sinner", verily drowns himself in worldliness. One should rather say: "I have chanted the name of God. How can I be a sinner? How can I be bound?"“
— Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886
„You said I am a good man," he said. "But I am not that good a man. And I am--I am catastrophically in love with you.“
— Cassandra Clare, livro Clockwork Princess
Fonte: Clockwork Princess
— Clarence Thomas Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1948
1990s, I Am a Man, a Black Man, an American (1998)
Contexto: Despite some of the nonsense that has been said about me by those who should know better, and so much nonsense, or some of which subtracts from the sum total of human knowledge, despite this all, I am a man, a black man, an American. And my history is not unlike that of many blacks from the deep South. And in many ways it is not that much different from that of many other Americans.
„Girl, you can tell everybody
Yeah, you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
Reveal the man, I'm the man, I'm the man
Yes, I am, yes, I am, yes, I am
Reveal the man, I'm the man, I'm the man“
— Aloe Blacc American soul singer, rapper and musician 1979
The Man (2014).
„"Man's inhumanity to man" is not the last word. The truth lies deeper. It is economic slavery, the savage struggle for a crumb, that has converted mankind into wolves and sheep.“
— Alexander Berkman, livro Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist
Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist (1912), Ch. 18: "The Solitary" http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/anarchist_Archives/bright/berkman/prison/chapter18ii.html
„I know you feel inhuman, and as if you are set apart, away from life and love, but… I promise you, the right man won't care.“
— Cassandra Clare, livro Anjo Mecânico
Fonte: Clockwork Angel
— Jacques Delors French economist and politician 1925
Remarks on British Prime Minister John Major (28 September 1993), quoted in The Times (29 September 1993), p. 1
President of the European Commission
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
Part I, section x, stanza 6
Maud; A Monodrama (1855)
„Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.“
— Zhuangzi classic Chinese philosopher -369 - -286 a.C.
As translated by Lin Yutang
Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, a veritable butterfly, enjoying itself to the full of its bent, and not knowing it was Chuang Chou. Suddenly I awoke, and came to myself, the veritable Chuang Chou. Now I do not know whether it was then I dreamt I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man. Between me and the butterfly there must be a difference. This is an instance of transformation.
As translated by James Legge, and quoted in The Three Religions of China: Lectures Delivered at Oxford (1913) by William Edward Soothill, p. 75
Once Zhuang Zhou dreamed he was a butterfly, a fluttering butterfly. What fun he had, doing as he pleased! He did not know he was Zhou. Suddenly he woke up and found himself to be Zhou. He did not know whether Zhou had dreamed he was a butterfly or a butterfly had dreamed he was Zhou. Between Zhou and the butterfly there must be some distinction. This is what is meant by the transformation of things.
One night, Zhuangzi dreamed of being a butterfly — a happy butterfly, showing off and doing things as he pleased, unaware of being Zhuangzi. Suddenly he awoke, drowsily, Zhuangzi again. And he could not tell whether it was Zhuangzi who had dreamt the butterfly or the butterfly dreaming Zhuangzi. But there must be some difference between them! This is called 'the transformation of things'.
Once upon a time, Chuang Chou dreamed that he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting about happily enjoying himself. He didn’t know that he was Chou. Suddenly he awoke and was palpably Chou. He didn’t know whether he were Chou who had dreamed of being a butterfly, or a butterfly who was dreaming that he was Chou.
Original: (zh_Hant) 昔者莊周夢為蝴蝶，栩栩然蝴蝶也，自喻適志與，不知周也。俄然覺，則戚戚然周也。不知周之夢為蝴蝶與，蝴蝶之夢為周與？週與蝴蝶則必有分矣。此之謂物化。 (traditional)
Contexto: Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. Between a man and a butterfly there is necessarily a distinction. The transition is called the transformation of material things.