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A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated,
by Samuel Johnson

A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated,
has not the art of getting drunk.
- Samuel Johnson

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

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

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

 

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.
- Samuel Johnson

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

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The feeling of friendship is like that
of being comfortably filled with roast beef;
love, like being enlivened with champagne.
- Samuel Johnson

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Samuel Johnson [also attributed to Oscar Wilde]

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
- Samuel Johnson

A am a great friend of public amusements,
they keep people from vice.
- Samuel Johnson

Adversity leads us to think properly of our state,
and so is most beneficial to us.
- Samuel Johnson

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which
a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
- Samuel Johnson

Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation,
but the only riches she can call her own.
- Samuel Johnson

A man will turn over half a library to make one book.
- Samuel Johnson

All theory is against freedom of the will;
all experience for it.
- Samuel Johnson

Actions are visible, though motives are secret.
- Samuel Johnson

All travel has its advantages.
If the passenger visits better countries,
he may learn to improve his own.
And if fortune carries him to worse,
he may learn to enjoy it.
- Samuel Johnson

A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything
than he does of his dinner.
- Samuel Johnson

A man ought to read just as inclination leads him,
for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
- Samuel Johnson

Allow children to be happy in their own way,
for what better way will they find?
- Samuel Johnson

A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince;
but,
one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
- Samuel Johnson

A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
- Samuel Johnson

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself;
his aim is so exalted that riches,
office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
- Samuel Johnson

All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty
as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil.
- Samuel Johnson

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table,
than when his wife talks Greek.
- Samuel Johnson

A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
- Samuel Johnson

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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.

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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


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