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Man may be considered as having a twofold origin -
by Adam Clarke

Man may be considered as having a twofold origin -
natural,
which is common and the same to all -
patronymic,
which belongs to the various families of which the
whole human race is composed.
- Adam Clarke

He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin,
and dies in this state, is fit for glory.
- Adam Clarke

Now it would be as absurd to deny the existence of God,
because we cannot see him, as it would be to deny the
existence of the air or wind,
because we cannot see it.
- Adam Clarke

Whether the family of the Clarkes were of Norman extraction
cannot be easily ascertained.
- Adam Clarke

 

The words contained in it were inspired by the Holy
Spirit into the minds of faithful men,
called Prophets and Seers in the Old Testament;
and Evangelists and Apostles in the New.
- Adam Clarke

If you be faithful, you will have that honor that comes from God:
his Spirit will say in your hearts,
Well done, good and faithful servants.
- Adam Clarke

Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.
- Adam Clarke

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To be filled with God is a great thing,
to be filled with the fullness of God is still greater;
to be filled with all the fullness of God is greatest of all.
- Adam Clarke

However, all gifts seem now to be absorbed in one and
a man must be either a Preacher or nothing.
- Adam Clarke

To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom,
power, and all perfections, is to assert that there
is no supreme Being in existence.
- Adam Clarke

It is the grace of God, that shows and condemns the sin that humbles us.
- Adam Clarke

But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels,
but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature,
that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required.
- Adam Clarke

Deeply consider that it is your duty and interest to
read the Holy Scriptures.
- Adam Clarke

Pride works frequently under a dense mask,
and will often assume the garb of humility.
- Adam Clarke

Remember that the word of God is not sent to particular persons,
as if by name; and do not think you have no part in it,
because you are not named there.
- Adam Clarke

As preachers of the gospel of Jesus,
do not expect worldly honors: these Jesus Christ neither took to himself,
nor gave to his disciples.
- Adam Clarke

And hence he must be invisible; for a spirit cannot
be seen by the eye of man:
nor is there any thing in this principle contradictory to reason or experience.
- Adam Clarke

It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived
at any degree of eminence or fame,
have written Memorials of themselves,
at least such as have embraced their private as well as their public life.
- Adam Clarke

Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ
will ever be productive of good works;
for this faith worketh by love,
as the apostle says, and love to God always produces
obedience to his holy laws.
- Adam Clarke

Now an infinite happiness cannot be purchased by any
price less than that which is infinite in value;
and infinity of merit can only result from a nature
that is infinitely divine or perfect.
- Adam Clarke

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament,
said an eminent scholar, have God for their Author,
the Salvation of mankind for their end,
and Truth without any mixture of error for their matter.
- Adam Clarke

This perfection is the restoration of man to the state
of holiness from which he fell,
by creating him anew in Christ Jesus,
and restoring to him that image and likeness of God which he has lost.
- Adam Clarke

Many talk much, and indeed well, of what Christ has done for us:
but how little is spoken of what he is to do in us!
and yet all that he has done for us is in reference
to what he is to do in us.
- Adam Clarke

Matthew being a constant attendant on our Lord,
his history is an account of what he saw and heard;
and,
being influenced by the Holy Spirit,
his history is entitled to the utmost degree of credibility.
- Adam Clarke

The Bible is proved to be a revelation from God,
by the reasonableness and holiness of its precepts;
all its commands,
exhortations, and promises having the most direct tendency to make men wise,
holy, and happy in themselves, and useful to one another.
- Adam Clarke

If you go forward in the spirit of the original apostles
and followers of Jesus Christ,
trusting not in man but in the living God,
he will enable you to pull down the strong holds of sin and Satan,
and that work by which he is pleased will prosper in your hands.
- Adam Clarke

Even papists could not see that a moral evil was detained
in the soul through its physical connection with the body;
and that it required the dissolution of this physical
connection before the moral contagion could be removed.
- Adam Clarke

As a revelation from God, they have stood the test of many ages;
and as such maintained their ground against every species of enemy,
and every mode of attack.
Truth is mighty, and must prevail.
- Adam Clarke

Few men can be said to have inimitable excellencies:
let us watch them in their progress from infancy to manhood,
and we shall soon be convinced that what they attained
was the necessary consequence of the line they pursued,
and the means they used.
- Adam Clarke

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)

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

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

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

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 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

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

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.

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

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

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

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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

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


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