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Sorin Sabou

Letter to the Romans, Nicomachean Ethics, and more

A Humble Grass that Thinks

Human being is just a humble grass, but a grass that thinks. (Pascal)
Most probably that in the West the metaphor of grass applied to humans is taken from the Bible (‘All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls.’ (1 Peter 1.24) The temporal character of the human existence is the main point of this metaphor.