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Famous quotes containing the words race and/or human:

    Let me arrest thy thoughts; wonder with me,
    Why plowing, building, ruling and the rest,
    Or most of those arts, whence our lives are blest,
    By cursed Cain’s race invented be,
    And blest Seth vexed us with Astronomie.
    John Donne (c. 1572–1631)

    That the world is not the embodiment of an eternal rationality can be conclusively proved by the fact that the piece of the world that we know—I mean our human reason—is not so very rational. And if it is not eternally and completely wise and rational, then the rest of the world will not be either; here the conclusion a minori ad majus, a parte ad totum applies, and does so with decisive force.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)