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The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.
Technology is neutral and sterile. Now, technology is the nature of modern man; it is our environment and our horizon. Of course, every work of man is a negation of nature, but at the same time, it is a bridge between nature and us. Technology changes nature in a more radical and decisive manner: it throws it out.
The challenge of work-life balance is without question one of the most significant struggles faced by modern man.
A 'modern' man has nothing to add to modernism, if only because he has nothing to oppose it with. The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice.
Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.
Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he's too busy to enjoy.
Frank A. Clark
That is why, according to this newer psychology, Christianity has already fulfilled its biological mission, and it is impossible for the modern man to understand its original significance.
I am truly horrified by modern man. Such absence of feeling, such narrowness of outlook, such lack of passion and information, such feebleness of thought.
Nature will take precedence over the needs of the modern man.
Modern man is probably a more humiliated and depressed creature than he dares to know.
Our aggression is a deep instinct which survives in all kinds of manifestations in modern man.
We are told that the trouble with modern man is that he has been trying to detach himself from nature... In this scenario, Man comes on as a stupendous lethal force, and the Earth is pictured as something delicate, like rising bubbles at the surface of a country pond, or flights of fragile birds.
I think there's a tendency for modern man to become dominated by gadgets and machines, taking us further and further away from the things I've been talking about.
We hope to find more pieces of the puzzle which will shed light on the connection between this upright, walking ape, our early ancestor, and modern man.
Religion always remains higher than everyday life. In order to make the elevation towards religion easier for people, religion must be able to alter its forms in relation to the consciousness of modern man.
Clever modern man is so witless that he thinks moral silence and empty conscience are an advantage.
I think Phil Dick was particularly interesting in that, first of all, he was a very modern man and a very modern thinker, but I don't know what demons drove him.
I am not a modern man, I am just a wee old fashioned one.
Ian Hamilton Finlay
The Bradshaws suggests an extraordinary civilisation that existed long before modern man reached the British Isles.
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