Superman Quotes (3 quotes)
As an undergraduate who believed himself destined to be a mathematician I happened upon Man and Superman and as I read it at a library table I felt like Saul of Tarsus when the light broke. If literature, I said to myself, can be like this then literature is the stuff for me. And to this day I never see a differential equation written out without breathing a prayer of thanks.
It is this ideal of progress through cumulative effort rather than through geniusprogress by organised effort, progress which does not wait for some brilliant stroke, some lucky discovery, or the advent of some superman, has been the chief gift of science to social philosophy.
Man has become a superman ... because he not only disposes of innate, physical forces, but because he is in command ... of latent forces in nature he can put them to his service. ... But the essential fact we must surely all feel in our hearts ... is that we are becoming inhuman in proportion as we become supermen.