„No man knows fully what has shaped his own thinking“

—  Robert Merton, livro Social Theory and Social Structure

Fonte: Social Theory and Social Structure (1949), p. ix (1957 edition)

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1910 - 2003

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„Each man has two countries, I think: His own, and France.“

—  Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790

Henri de Bornier, La Fille de Roland, act III, scene ii, p. 65 (1875): "Tout homme a deux pays, le sien et puis la France!"
Also misattributed to Thomas Jefferson in 1880 http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=940CE2DB143FEE3ABC4151DFB166838B699FDE
Misattributed

„Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.“

—  Sydney J. Harris American journalist 1917 - 1986

"Purely Personal Prejudices" http://books.google.com/books?id=DLcEAQAAIAAJ&q=%22Nobody+can+be+so+amusingly+arrogant+as+a+young+man+who+has+just+discovered+an+old+idea+and+thinks+it+is+his+own%22&pg=PA227#v=onepage
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„Man, during his abode in this world, knows not his own heart.“

—  Jean Baptiste Massillon French Catholic bishop and famous preacher 1663 - 1742

On the Last Day
Contexto: Man, during his abode in this world, knows not his own heart. Self-love spreads a veil over his imperfections, and conceals the knowledge of his true state, both from himself and from others. But on this day he shall be seen in his true dress, both by himself and by all mankind. The just man is disregarded and despised in this world: he is subjected in a great measure to the will of the sinner; his life is esteemed folly, and his end without honour. He, likewise, shall be seen in his true light on this day, and shall be honoured before the whole world with that honour to which his merits are entitled.

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„The finished man among his enemies?—
How in the name of Heaven can he escape
That defiling and disfigured shape
The mirror of malicious eyes
Casts upon his eyes until at last
He thinks that shape must be his shape?“

—  W.B. Yeats, livro The Winding Stair and Other Poems

II, st. 1
The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1933), A Dialogue of Self and Soul http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1397/
Contexto: What matter if I live it all once more?
Endure that toil of growing up;
The ignominy of boyhood; the distress
Of boyhood changing into man;
The unfinished man and his pain
Brought face to face with his own clumsiness;
The finished man among his enemies?—
How in the name of Heaven can he escape
That defiling and disfigured shape
The mirror of malicious eyes
Casts upon his eyes until at last
He thinks that shape must be his shape?

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„Every man has a right to his own opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.“

—  Bernard Baruch American businessman 1870 - 1965

Deming Headlight (New Mexico), 6 January 1950, as cited in the Yale Book of Modern Proverbs and at There Are Opinions, And Then There Are Facts; Freakonomics blog post by Fred R. Shapiro http://www.freakonomics.com/2011/08/18/there-are-opinions-and-then-there-are-facts/ (18 August 2011)

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„Of all that is written I love only what a man has written in his own blood.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

Fonte: Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None

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„There is no man on earth who can give a final judgment on what the most beautiful shape may be. Only God knows.“

—  Albrecht Dürer German painter, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist 1471 - 1528

As quoted in Mathematics, Education and Philosophy: An International Perspective (1994) by Paul Ernest
This has also been quoted or misquoted as "There lives no man upon the earth who can give a final judgement upon what the most beautiful shape of man might be; God only knows that".

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„This man in his own country prayed we know not to what powers.
We pray them to reward him for his bravery in ours.“

—  Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936

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„Truth enlightens man's intelligence and shapes his freedom.“

—  Pope John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor

Veritatis Splendor §1
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„Yet that is the most splendid privilege of man, that the true birthright of the human Spirit, to know his own Divinity, and then to realise it, to know his own Divinity and then to manifest it.“

—  Annie Besant British socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator 1847 - 1933

Fonte: The Theosophist, Volume 33 http://books.google.co.in/books?id=wJ9VAAAAYAAJ, p. 190

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„If a man has no humaneness what can his propriety be like? If a man has no humaneness what can his happiness be like?“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 a.C.

Original: (zh_Hant) 人而不仁、如禮何。人而不仁、如樂何。
Fonte: The Analects, Chapter III

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„The country habit has me by the heart,
For he's bewitched for ever who has seen,
Not with his eyes but with his vision, Spring
Flow down the woods and stipple leaves with sun,
As each man knows the life that fits him best,
The shape it makes in his soul, the tune, the tone“

—  Vita Sackville-West English writer and gardener 1892 - 1962

"Winter", p. 5
The Land (1926)
Contexto: The country habit has me by the heart,
For he's bewitched for ever who has seen,
Not with his eyes but with his vision, Spring
Flow down the woods and stipple leaves with sun,
As each man knows the life that fits him best,
The shape it makes in his soul, the tune, the tone,
And after ranging on a tentative flight
Stoops like the merlin to the constant lure.

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