“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
Albert Camus

“I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”
Oscar Wilde

“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead

“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”
Simone de Beauvoir

what is man

that thou art mindful of him?

the morning dew

vaporizing in the sun

the mirage
on life’s noon road.

the elusive moon
in night’s overshadowing clouds.

what is man

that thou art mindful of him?

the generator,
of scientific wonders;

the hub,
of technological wheel:

the steering in NATURE

turning right or wrong.

what is man

that thou art mindful of him?

a volcano
of deprivation discrimination and hate,

but spewing lava or resting

who is man

that thou dost care for him?


Quotes: Brainy Quotes, Goodreads

Image: Google Images

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