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  • She describes herself as a secular humanist.
  • A member of the moderate wing of the party, Professor Bieganski, then a rising young faculty star in his thirties, wrote an article in a leading Warsaw political journal deploring these assaults, which caused Sophie a number of years later to wonder—when she happened upon the essay—whether he hadn’t suffered a spasm of radical-utopian humanism.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • On the way Don Quixote asked the cousin of what sort and character his pursuits, avocations, and studies were, to which he replied that he was by profession a humanist, and that his pursuits and studies were making books for the press, all of great utility and no less entertainment to the nation.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • It was he who formed the very concept of "humanism"—that is, a view of life that has the individual as its central focus.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World

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  • Gerald is both an individual and someone corrupted by the values of industry (Lawrence identifies him as a "captain of industry"), while Gudrun loses much of her initial humanism through association with the "corrupt" sort of modern artists.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • So I backed up and shifted to the classic-romantic split that I think underlies the whole humanist-technological problem.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • From youthful enthusiasm he had moved to a position that he himself defined as fatalistic humanism: "Each man is master of his own death, and all that we can do when the time comes is to help him die without fear of pain."
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Epic song, the final and immortal form of glory, is a great thing; but at root its power comes from sheer naming, as Homer gives out again the name the warrior’s mother once gave him.22 19 Extensive parallels in the structure of The Iliad are highlighted in Cedric Whitman, Homer and the Heroic Tradition (Cambridge, Mass., 1958), an influential humanist reading of the work.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Shay Bourne is not a Muslim, or a Wiccan; he’s not a secular humanist or a member of the Baha’i faith.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • He would have been an awkward member of the party; for, though the most appreciative humanist, the most ideal religionist, even the best-versed Christologist of the three, there was alienation in the standing consciousness that his squareness would not fit the round hole that had been prepared for him.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles

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  • It is the quarrel between the religious and the humanist attitudes towards life.
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • BERENGER: I mean the human individual, humanism .
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • We humanists all have a pedagogic streak.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • At the root of his art was a passionate humanism and an unflinching exploration of man’s relationship with his God.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • In this respect our townsfolk were like everybody else, wrapped up in themselves; in other words they were humanists: they disbelieved in pestilences.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • My colleagues would probably be greatly offended that a humanist crossed the windbreak into their field, and would bark like dogs until I crossed back.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • But because Lincoln never attached himself to an organized religion as an adult, his ability to combine the secular and the religious in the way he goes about his life will later have everyone from atheists to humanists to Calvinists claiming that he is one of theirs.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Hence the encouragement we have given to all those schemes of thought such as Creative Evolution, Scientific Humanism, or Communism, which fix men’s affections on the Future, on the very core of temporality.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • He wiped the oily killer juice off on his gown, saying, "Did you work up that Italian Renaissance stuff for me about the p-princes and the h-humanists?
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Gentlemen, the historical connection between humanism and pedagogy only proves the psychological basis of that connection.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • This has remained a slogan for humanism ever since.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • But what was humanism?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • One should not deny the humanist his position as an educator—indeed it cannot be denied to him, for he alone preserves the tradition of man’s dignity and beauty.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • But it doesn’t always pass away and, from one bad dream to another, it is men who pass away, and the humanists first of all, because they haven’t taken their precautions.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Not just humanism, but humanity itself, man’s dignity and self-respect—they were inseparable from the Word, from literature.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He had been the first humanist and was identical with Satana, whom Carducci had apostrophized in his hymn.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • A humanist pedagogue, admittedly.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • It was true—these people’s manners might very well arouse lively distaste in a humanist.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Here he sits with his literature, made up of equal parts of humanism and politics, but he can’t do much by way of improving the more mundane issues in life.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • For literature was nothing other than the union of humanism and politics, which could come about all the more easily since humanism was already politics and politics already humanism.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • For literature was nothing other than the union of humanism and politics, which could come about all the more easily since humanism was already politics and politics already humanism.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • For literature was nothing other than the union of humanism and politics, which could come about all the more easily since humanism was already politics and politics already humanism.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • It was his delicate, humanist smile, the one with which he had first greeted the newcomer on the bench beside the water trough—and just as on that day, Hans Castorp now felt ashamed of himself.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • ALTHOUGH SOME of Herr Settembrini’s innuendoes had annoyed Hans Castorp, there was no reason he should have been amazed by them—nor did he have any right to accuse the humanist of pedagogic spying.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Printing played an important part in spreading the Renaissance humanists’ new ideas.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Bruno was the humanist, not his executioners.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • JEAN: Humanism is all washed up!
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • Settembrini would not be pleased with it, it’s nothing for humanists and republicans and pedagogues of that ilk.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The humanists of the Renaissance took as their point of departure man himself.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • But Luther was not a humanist like Ficino or Leonardo da Vinci.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • You are right in that St. Augustine’s theology is considerably removed from the humanism of Athens.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • And the Renaissance humanists lost their restraint?
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • And of course, that’s one of the connections you’ve taught me about—between humanism and pedagogy.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • While he whispered his warnings, the humanist shook his head urgently back and forth.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Humanist—certainly I am that.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Certainly the humanist element is revealed most clearly in a Greek Venus or some athlete.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • When you stop and consider, it is, after all, the true, genuine humanist form of art.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Now listen here—there’s nothing the least bit humanist about a comment like that.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • A bourgeois, a humanist, and a poet—behold, Germany all rolled into one, just as it should be!
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The same feeling, as was well known, that the humanist Plotinus had expressed, Hans Castorp exclaimed.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
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