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Man, in his animal capacity, is qualified to subsist in every climate. ...
by Adam Ferguson

Man, in his animal capacity, is qualified to subsist in every climate.
- Adam Ferguson

In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights,
the exaltation of a few must depress the many.
- Adam Ferguson

The history of mankind is confined within a limited period,
and from every quarter brings an intimation that human
affairs have had a beginning.
- Adam Ferguson

Every step and every movement of the multitude,
even in what are termed enlightened ages,
are made with equal blindness to the future;
and nations stumble upon establishments,
which are indeed the result of human action,
but not the execution of any human design.
- Adam Ferguson

 

The artist finds, that the more he can confine his
attention to a particular part of any work,
his productions are the more perfect,
and grow under his hands in the greater quantities.
- Adam Ferguson

Like the winds that we come we know not whence and
blow whither soever they list,
the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin.
They arise before the date of philosophy,
from the instincts, not the speculations of men.
- Adam Ferguson

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

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Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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