Frederick Douglass Page

“I knew that however bad the Republican party was, the Democratic party was much worse. The elements of which the Republican party was composed gave better ground for the ultimate hope of the success of the colored mans cause than those of the Democratic party.”

- Frederick Douglass

Albert Einstein Page

“It is not enough that you should understand about applied science in order that your work may increase mans blessings. Concern for the man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors; concern for the great unsolved problems of the organization of labor and the distribution of goods in order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.”

- Albert Einstein

William Blake Page

“I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.”

- William Blake

Abraham Lincoln Page

“I believe each individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruit of his labor, so far as it in no wise interferes with any other mans rights that, each community, as a State, has a right to do exactly as it pleases with all the concerns within that State that interfere with the right of no other State, and that the general government, upon principle, has no right to interfere with anything other than that general class of things that does concern the whole.”

- Abraham Lincoln

John Donne Page

“And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out; the Sun is lost, and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.”

- John Donne


George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham Page

“A mans fame and hayre grow most after death, and are both equally uselesse.”

- George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

Source/Notes: Commonplace book
James Branch Cabell Page

“James Branch Cabell made this book so that he who wills may read the story of mans eternally unsatisfied hunger in search of beauty. Ettarre stays inaccessible always and her lovliness is his to look on only in his dreams. All men she must evade at the last and many ar the ways of her elusion.”

- James Branch Cabell

Source/Notes: Afterpiece : a hidden inscription on the Sigil of Scoteia (and so spelled, in a peculiar modification of Roman capital letters) - The Cream of the Jest (1917)
Willa Cather Page

“I ain't got time to learn. I can work like mans now.”

- Willa Cather

Source/Notes: Book 1, Ch. 17 - My Antonia (1918)
John Heywood Page

“It is better to be An olde mans derlyng, than a yong mans werlyng.”

- John Heywood

Source/Notes: It is better to be An old man's darling than a young man's warling. - Proverbs (1546)


Jill Johnston Page

“Man is completely out of phase with nature. Nature is woman. Man is the intruder. The man who re-attunes himself with nature is the man who de-mans himself or eliminates himself as man.”

- Jill Johnston

Source/Notes: Lesbian Nation, p. 190.
Robert Anton Wilson Page

“Each mans spills the drink he loves.”

- Robert Anton Wilson

Source/Notes: Cosmic Trigger II
Thomas More Page

“It is a wise mans part, rather to avoid sickness, than to wish for medicines.”

- Thomas More

John Adams Page

“A Pen is certainly an excellent Instrument, to fix a Mans Attention and to inflame his Ambition.”

- John Adams

Source/Notes: Diary and Autobiography, 14 November 1760
Proverbs Page

“A good wife and health is a mans best wealth.”

- Proverbs

Source/Notes: Proverb


Vannevar Bush Page

“We cannot meet it the threat of dictatorship if we turn this country into a wishy-washy imitation of totalitarianism, where every mans hand is out for pabulum and virile creativeness has given place to the patronizing favor of swollen bureaucracy.”

- Vannevar Bush

Georges Clemenceau Page

“A mans life is interesting primarily when he has failed — I well know. For its a sign that he tried to surpass himself.”

- Georges Clemenceau