The anthropologists got it wrong when they named our species Homo sapiens ('wise man'). In any case it's an arrogant and bigheaded thing to say, wisdom being one of our least evident features. In reality, we are Pan narrans, the storytelling chimpanzee.
There is a further advantage [to hydrogen bombs]: the supply of uranium in the planet is very limited, and it might be feared that it would be used up before the human race was exterminated, but now that the practically unlimited supply of hydrogen can be utilized, there is considerable reason to hope that Homo sapiens may put an end to himself, to the great advantage of such less ferocious animals as may survive. But it is time to return to less cheerful topics.bertrand russell
Homo proponit, sed Deus disponit. Man proposes, but God disposes.
Homo sum: nihil humani a me alienum puto. I am a man, I regard nothing that is human alien to me.
If we make this readjustment to view Homo sapiens as an ultimate in oddball rarity, and life at bacterial grade as the common expression of a universal phenomenon, then we could finally ask the truly fundamental question raised by the prospect of Martian fossils. If life originates as a general property of the material universe under certain conditions (probably often realized), then how much can the basic structure and constitution of life vary from place to independent place?stephen jay gould
The classical argument for why a supposedly decent and moral creature like Homo sapiens can mistreat and even extirpate other species rests upon an extreme position in a continuum. The Cartesian tradition, formulated explicitly in the seventeenth century, but developed in "folk" and other versions throughout human history no doubt, holds that other animals are little more than unfeeling machines, with only humans enjoying "consciousness," however defined.stephen jay gould
Capitalism, in contrast, has existed for fewer than 300 years. If the entire history of Homo sapiens was a 24-hour day, then capitalism has existed for two minutes.
We are misery-making machines! Homo sapiens has perfected the art of causing suffering. Pain is humankind's collective GDP.
Homo unius libri.
Homo unius libri, or, cave ab homine unius libri.
Impendendus Homo est, deus esse ut possit in ipso.marcus manilius
Sanctius his animal mentisque capacius altaeDeerat adhuc et quod dominari in cetera posset:Natus Homo est.ovid
Feuerbach … recognizes ... "even love, in itself the truest, most inward sentiment, becomes an obscure, illusory one through religiousness, since religious love loves man only for God’s sake, therefore loves man only apparently, but in truth God only.” Is this different with moral love? Does it love the man, this man for this man’s sake, or for morality’s sake, for Man’s sake, and so—for Homo homini Deus—for God’s sake?max stirner
Omnium gentium unus Homo, uarium nomen est, una anima, uaria uox, unus spiritus, uarius sonus, propria cuique genti loquella, sed loquellae materia communis.tertullian
Whereas Marx’s vision of Homo faber becomes inoperative within social chains, Stirner’s man makes his own freedom.john carroll
One can only speak of creation as a process because of the evidence of what often is called the 'epic of evolution': the whole sequence, as unveiled by a gamut of the sciences, from the origins of the universe to the 'hot big bang' to the arrival of Homo sapiens on planet earth
Inepta hæc esse, nos quæ facimus sentio; Verum quid facias? ut Homo est, ita morem geras.
Nam pro jucundis aptissima quæque dabunt di, Carior est illis Homo quam sibi.
Dum Homo est infirmus, tunc deos, tunc hominem esse se meminit: invidet nemini, neminem miratur, neminem despicit, ac ne sermonibus quidem malignis aut attendit, aut alitur.pliny the younger
Impendendus Homo est, deus esse ut possit in ipso.
Sanctius his animal mentisque capacius altae Deerat adhuc et quod dominari in cetera posset: Natus Homo est.
Lupus est Homo homini, non Homo, quom qualis sit non novit.
Rationale enim animal est Homo.