Academic journal article Journal of Evolutionary Psychology


Academic journal article Journal of Evolutionary Psychology


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Why does the Just man drag himself, bleeding, miserable, while the vicious person rides victoriously high on the horse?

The German poet: Heinrich Heine (1797-1857)

God gave us one mouth only, because two mouths would not be healthy. With one mouth, man speaks too much already. If he has his mouth full of broth, he must be silent. However, if he had two mouths, he would eat and lie at the same time.

Heinrich Heine (see above)

If we notice something bad, we try to remove it. However, if something bad affects our mind, we procrastinate....

The Latin Poet: Horatius (Horace 65-8 BC)

The more we emphasize our adherence to an ideal, the more we are attempted to harm it.

Theodore Schroeder: Founder of the School of Evolutionary Psychology

Every human being is the creation of the time in which he lives. Very few people are able to rise above the views of their own time.

Voltaire (1694-1778)

Emotional drives are essential in human life. We desire something not because we think it is good. We think it is good, because we desire it.

Baruch (Benedikt) Spinoza (1622-1677)

Every human being is unique and life is a lasting experiment of self-discovery.

Francois Blanchard (1753-1809) Inventor of the parachute

I am neither liberal nor conservative, neither progressive nor reactionary ... I am a free artist. I consider every "ism" as a kind of prejudice. I see the human body, health, intelligence, inspiration, love and absolute freedom as the sacred part of life

The Russian poet Chekhov (1860-1904)

Only two things are infinite: the universe and human. …

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