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The spinning wheel is not meant to oust a single man or woman from his or her occupation.
— Mahatma Gandhi —

There is nothing more deceptive, more grandeur, than the delusion of a single man.

— Craig Stone

Now take all the delights of the earth, melt them into one single delight, and cast it entire into a single man - all this will be as nothing to the delight of which I speak.

— Roland Barthes

To make the poem of the human conscience, were it only with reference to a single man, were it only in connection with the basest of men, would be to blend all epics into one superior and definitive epic. Conscience is the chaos of chimeras, of lusts, and of temptations; the furnace of dreams; the lair of ideas of which we are ashamed; it is the pandemonium of sophisms; it is the battlefield of the passions.

— Victor Hugo

Tennessee will not furnish a single man for coercion, but fifty thousand, if necessary, for the defense of our rights, or those of our Southern brethren.

— Isham G. Harris

Today the world faces a single man armed with weapons of mass destruction, manifesting an aggressive, bullying attitude, who may well plunge the world into chaos and bloodshed if he miscalculates. This person, belligerent, arrogant, and sure of himself, truly is the most dangerous person on Earth. The problem is that his name is George W. Bush, and he is our president.

— Jack Balkin

Construction of an aerial vehicle which can carry even a single man ... requires the discovery of some new metal or force. Even with such a discovery, we could not expect one to do more than carry its owner.

— Simon Newcomb

Thus the skilful general conducts his army just as though he were leading a single man, willy-nilly, by the hand.

— Sun Tzu

A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors.

— Benjamin Franklin

Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a single man. His character determines the character of the organization.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

This American government - what is it but a tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrity? It has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it to his will.

— Henry David Thoreau

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