Maimonides Quote

It is of great advantage that man should know his station, and not imagine that the whole universe exists only for him. We hold that the universe exists because the Creator wills it so; that mankind is low in rank as compared with the uppermost portion of the universe, viz., with the spheres and the stars; but, as regards the angels, there cannot be any real comparison between man and angels, although man is the highest of all beings on earth; i. e., of all the beings formed of the four elements.


Ch.12 - Guide for the Perplexed (c. 1190) - Part III

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It is of great advantage that man should know his station, and not imagine that the whole universe exists only for him. We hold that the universe...

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It is of great advantage that man should know his station, and not imagine that the whole universe exists only for him. We hold that the universe...

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It is of great advantage that man should know his station, and not imagine that the whole universe exists only for him. We hold that the universe...

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It is of great advantage that man should know his station, and not imagine that the whole universe exists only for him. We hold that the universe...