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A man can fail many times,
by John Burroughs

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

Related topics: Motivational

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Leap and the net will appear.
- John Burroughs

I go to nature to be soothed and healed,
and to have my senses put in order.
- John Burroughs

 

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
- John Burroughs

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If we take science as our sole guide,
if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable,
the old theology must go.
- John Burroughs

Blessed is the man who has some congenial work,
some occupation in which he can put his heart,
and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him.
- John Burroughs

Life is a struggle, but not a warfare.
- John Burroughs

To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.
- John Burroughs

A man can get discouraged many times but he is not
a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.
- John Burroughs

For anything worth having one must pay the price;
and the price is always work,
patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency,
no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
- John Burroughs

There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice
unless he is certain that it is positively bad.
- John Burroughs

I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling
as if I were attending a funeral.
- John Burroughs

Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all -
that has been my religion.
- John Burroughs

The spirit of man can endure only so much and when
it is broken only a miracle can mend it.
- John Burroughs

The secret of happiness is something to do.
- John Burroughs

One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle,
not till then.
- John Burroughs

Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss,
and a little moss is a good thing on a man.
- John Burroughs

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing,
to imagine your facts is another.
- John Burroughs

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive.
The great opportunity is where you are.
- John Burroughs

Science has done more for the development of western
civilization in one hundred years than Christianity
did in eighteen hundred years.
- John Burroughs

The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place,
but a state of mind.
- John Burroughs

It is always easier to believe than to deny.
Our minds are naturally affirmative.
- John Burroughs

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
- John Burroughs

How beautiful the leaves grow old.
How full of light and color are their last days.
- John Burroughs

Some men are like nails, very easily drawn;
others however are more like rivets never drawn at all.
- John Burroughs

Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls,
some scenes you can juggle five balls.
The key is always to speak in your own voice.
Speak the truth.
That's Acting 101.
Then you start putting layers on top of that.
- John Burroughs

I have discovered the secret of happiness -
it is work,
either with the hands or the head.
The moment I have something to do, the draughts are
open and my chimney draws,
and I am happy.
- John Burroughs

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

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

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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.

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu


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