Each set of five quotes is based around a common theme, as in GAMSAT. To practise for Section II, give yourself five minutes thinking time and then allow 30 minutes writing time for an essay based on the quotations. Want feedback? Submit your essay to our professional Essay Marking Service.
Common Theme: Humankind/ the human condition
1: "How dull, and how insensible a beast Is man, who yet would lord it o'er the rest."
2: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. "
3: "Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. "
-e. e. cummings
4: "The biggest challenge or biggest crisis knocking on the doors of humankind is fear and intolerance. "
5: "Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. "