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Modern man

Published Friday, September 02, 2016 @ 7:21 PM EDT
Sep 02 2016

A single sentence will suffice for modern man: he fornicated and read the papers.
-Albert Camus

All modern men are descended from a worm-like creature, but it shows more on some people.
-Will Cuppy

By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed.
-Lewis Mumford

Freedom, although it has brought (modern man) independence and rationality, has made him isolated and, thereby, anxious and powerless.
-Erich Fromm

Modern man does not love, but takes refuge in love; does not hope, but takes refuge in hope; does not believe, but takes refuge in a dogma.
-Nicolás Gómez Dávila

Modern man is a debtor, or he is nothing, and money becomes more and more illusory.
-Robertson Davies

Modern man is a puppet, a jumping jack.
-Eugene Ionesco

Modern man lives increasingly in the future and neglects the present.
-Loren Eiseley

Religion, declares the modern man, is consciousness of our highest social values. Nothing could be further from the truth. True religion is a profound uneasiness about our highest social values.
-Reinhold Neibuhr

The character structure of modern man, who reproduces a six-thousand-year-old patriarchal authoritarian culture is typified by characterological armoring against his inner nature and against the social misery which surrounds him.
-Wilhelm Reich

The tattoo has a profound meaning: the superficiality of modern man's existence.
-Theodore Dalrymple


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