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Man is born in a day, and he dies in a day,
by Gilbert Parker

Man is born in a day, and he dies in a day,
and the thing is easily over; but to have a sick heart
for three-fourths of one's lifetime is simply to have
death renewed every morning;
and life at that price is not worth living.
- Gilbert Parker

But paying is part of the game of life:
it is the joy of buying that we crave.
- Gilbert Parker

Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love.
- Gilbert Parker

Nothing is so unproductive as the law.
It is expensive whether you win or lose.
- Gilbert Parker

 

Every shot that kills ricochets.
- Gilbert Parker

He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.
- Gilbert Parker

Love knows not distance; it hath no continent;
its eyes are for the stars.
- Gilbert Parker

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She belongs to a race of delightful women,
who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good,
and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.
- Gilbert Parker

There's no credit in not doing what you don't want to do.
There's no virtue in not falling, when you're not tempted.
- Gilbert Parker

Tomorrow is no man's gift.
- Gilbert Parker

It's the people who try to be clever who never are;
the people who are clever never think of trying to be.
- Gilbert Parker

There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world.
The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us,
with or without repentance.
- Gilbert Parker

War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.
- Gilbert Parker

The real business of life is trying to understand each other.
- Gilbert Parker

Every man should have laws of his own,
I should think; commandments of his own,
for every man has a different set of circumstances wherein to work -
or worry.
- Gilbert Parker

There is no influence like the influence of habit.
- Gilbert Parker

Memory is man's greatest friend and worst enemy.
- Gilbert Parker

For when a child is born the mother also is born again.
- Gilbert Parker

It is not the broken heart that kills,
but broken pride, monseigneur.
- Gilbert Parker

In all secrets there is a kind of guilt,
however beautiful or joyful they may be,
or for what good end they may be set to serve.
Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind.
- Gilbert Parker

He came by a leap to the goal of purpose,
not by the toilsome steps of reason.
On the instant his headlong spirit declared his purpose:
this was the one being for him in all the world:
at this altar he would light a lamp of devotion,
and keep it burning forever.
- Gilbert Parker

It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship.
Two men who have known each other for twenty years
find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before,
or else estrange them.
- Gilbert Parker

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

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)

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

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 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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

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

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

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.

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

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

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

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

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

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

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

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

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

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

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

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

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

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

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

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

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

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


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