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A man man may dwell so long upon a thought that ...
by George Savile

A man man may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him prisoner.
- George Savile

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason,
when it is not on our side.
- George Savile

Some men's memory is like a box where a man should
mingle his jewels with his old shoes.
- George Savile

 

Our nature hardly allows us to have enough of anything without having too much.
- George Savile

A princely mind will undo a private family.
- George Savile

A husband without faults is a dangerous observer.
- George Savile

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There is reason to think the most celebrated philosophers
would have been bunglers at business;
but the reason is because they despised it.
- George Savile

A prince who will not undergo the difficulty of understanding
must undergo the danger of trusting.
- George Savile

Love is a passion that hath friends in the garrison.
- George Savile

Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought;
it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.
- George Savile

Malice is of a low stature, but it hath very long arms.
- George Savile

No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave;
nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness
sometimes to play the fool.
- George Savile

Many men swallow the being cheated, but no man can ever endure to chew it.
- George Savile

The vanity of teaching doth oft tempt a man to forget that he is a blockhead.
- George Savile

Most men make little use of their speech than to give
evidence against their own understanding.
- George Savile

Laws are generally not understood by three sorts of persons,
viz, by those who make them, by those who execute them,
and by those who suffer if they break them.
- George Savile

He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill,
but he will do very few things.
- George Savile

Education is what remains when we have forgotten all
that we have been taught.
- George Savile

They who are of the opinion that Money will do everything,
may very well be suspected to do everything for Money.
- George Savile

Men are not hanged for stealing horses,
but that horses may not be stolen.
- George Savile

The best Qualification of a Prophet is to have a good Memory.
- George Savile

The sight of a drunkard is a better sermon against
that vice than the best that was ever preached on that subject.
- George Savile

The best way to suppose what may come,
is to remember what is past.
- George Savile

Nothing would more contribute to make a man wise than
to have always an enemy in his view.
- George Savile

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)

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 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

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

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

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.

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

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 man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

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

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

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

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

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

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

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 wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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.

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

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

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

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

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

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

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

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

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

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

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

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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


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