Man is emphatically a proselytizing creature.
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- For man is not the creature and product of Mechanism; but, in a far truer sense, its creator and producer.
- Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
- Cash-payment never was, or could except for a few years be, the union-bond of man to man. Cash never yet paid one man fully his deserts to another; nor could it, nor can it, now or henceforth to the end of the world.
- In a symbol there is concealment and yet revelation: here therefore, by silence and by speech acting together, comes a double significance. In the symbol proper, what we can call a symbol, there is ever, more or less distinctly and directly, some embodiment and revelation of the Infinite; the Infinite is made to blend itself with the Finite, to stand visible, and as it were, attainable there. By symbols, accordingly, is man guided and commanded, made happy, made wretched.
- It is the first of all problems for a man to find out what kind of work he is to do in this universe.
- If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.