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human limits Quotes

Six of the best book quotes about human limits
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“It did not lead him to meditate upon ... man’s frailty ... able only to live within certain narrow limits of heat and cold. ”
Jack London
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To Build a Fire
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The Man
The Narrator
characters
life and death
human limits
coldness
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If there was no suffering, man would not know his limits, would not know himself.
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“You seek to vanquish and transcend the limited self whose limits make the game possible in the first place. It is tragic and sad and chaotic and lovely. All life is the same, as citizens of the human State: the animating limits are within, to be killed and mourned, over and over again.”
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“You need to know a lot about your own tiny field of expertise, but for the vast majority of life’s necessities you rely blindly on the help of other experts, whose own knowledge is also limited to a tiny field of expertise.”
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“The gods do not limit men. Men limit men.”
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“Trying to get through life on your own limited strength, knowledge, and resources leads to futility and a loss of hope. But in God’s economy, getting to the end of yourself is the beginning of hope.”

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