– Simone de Beauvoir 1963
“Humanity is a discontinuous series of free men permanently isolate their subjectivity. ” – Pascal 1646
“Man is a reed, the weakest of nature, but it is a thinking reed. It is not necessary that the entire universe arm itself to crush: a vapor, a drop of water suffices to kill him. But when the universe to crush him, man would still be nobler than what kills him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage that the universe has over him The universe knows nothing “
From Latin “Humanitas”, the concept of Man means human nature, general culture of the mind. It is also “men” in general, the human race taken as a unit. Most philosophers defined as any human being endowed with reason. What man is the ultimate metaphysical question.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to save it. -Jean Jacques Rousseau
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier. --Roy E. Disney
Values – Beliefs of a person or social group, a set of emotional rules that people follow to help make the right decisions in life, to decide what is right and wrong, and how to act in various situations.
---Annemieke Cloosterman (http://www.mindstructures.com/2010/02/the-meaning-of-values/)
Ethics (or Moral Philosophy) is concerned with questions of how people ought to act, and the search for a definition of right conduct (identified as the one causing the greatest good) and the good life (in the sense of a life worth living or a life that is satisfying or happy).
Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do. Potter Stewart
exertion or effort directed to produce or accomplish something; labor; toil.
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