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Mark Twain

What Is Man? and Other Essays

“What Is Man?” is a short story by American writer Mark Twain, published in 1906. It is a dialogue between a Young Man and an Old Man regarding the nature of man. The title refers to Psalm 8:4, which begins “what is man, that you are mindful of him…”.
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Quotes

    Bhagyalaxmi Sahuhas quotedlast year
    No man ever originates anything. All his thoughts, all his impulses, come FROM THE OUTSIDE
    Shahzen Chauhanhas quotedlast year
    "Everything has its limit—iron ore cannot be educated into gold."
    Erin McClintockhas quoted2 years ago
    FROM HIS CRADLE TO HIS GRAVE A MAN NEVER DOES A SINGLE THING WHICH HAS ANY FIRST AND FOREMOST OBJECT BUT ONE—TO SECURE PEACE OF MIND, SPIRITUAL COMFORT, FOR HIMSELF.

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