Great Quote!

I am reading a fun book, recommended to me by my Brother In Law, Neil, The Know-It-All, One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World, by A.J. Jacobs.  It is a fun book about a guy that is reading every page of the Encyclopedia Britannica.  It is a fun easy read.  Anyways, he reads a great quote under the ‘Philosophy’ section in the EB.  He states that he studied Philosophy for four years, but that he’d trade everything he learned for this passage by Robert Ardrey.  I am inclined to agree.  Here is the quote…

“But we were born of risen apes, not fallen angels, and the apes were armed killers besides. And so what shall we wonder at? Our murders and massacres and missiles, and our irreconcilable regiments? Or our treaties whatever they may be worth; our symphonies however seldom they may be played; our peaceful acres, however frequently they may be converted into battlefields; our dreams however rarely they may be accomplished. The miracle of man is not how far he has sunk but how magnificently he has risen. We are known among the stars by our poems, not our corpses.”

 

 

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About rjkunz

MkD for Aflac CA/BA Rampage. Father of 5. Husband to 1. Friend to All. Well, many.
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