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Man appears for a little while to laugh and weep,
by Aiden Wilson Tozer

Man appears for a little while to laugh and weep,
to work and play, and then to go to make room for those
who shall follow him in the never-ending cycle.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message
is not a compromise but an ultimatum.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

We have learned to live with unholiness and have come
to look upon it as the natural and expected thing.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

 

You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Let God be true but every man a liar" is the language of true faith.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

If God gives you a watch, are you honoring Him more
by asking Him what time it is or by simply consulting the watch?
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

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Refuse to be average.
Let your heart soar as high as it will.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed
is the shortest route to spiritual perfection.
And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others.
Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

Salvation is from our side a choice,
from the divine side it is a seizing upon,
an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God.
Our "accepting" and "willing" are reactions rather than actions.
The right of determination must always remain with God.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by
careful organizations do not constitute a church any
more than eleven dead men make a football team.
The first requisite is life, always.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children.
He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part,
but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth,
God is pleased when we're pleased.
He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing
our maker's praise without anxiety.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

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

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

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

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

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

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

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

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

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

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

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

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

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

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

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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