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Oh man.
by Nick Stahl

Oh man.
If I had magic powers...
I would hope that I would use them for good.
I think I would.
But I would do something pretty trivial like making traffic disappear.
- Nick Stahl

I don't do stunts and I don't think many actors do.
For an actor to say they do their own stunts I don't
think is very respectful of the profession of stunt men and women.
- Nick Stahl

Sometimes you find that there is better material in
small and more independent movies.
There's more risk-taking.
- Nick Stahl

In my experience sometimes the darker the material that you're doing,
the more necessary it is to have some sort of levity around.
I've worked on more lighthearted pieces that have been
more brutal and tougher to make.
- Nick Stahl

 

Well, it was very interesting to play a character and
stretch it over such a long time -
12 episodes.
I had never done a TV show before, so week to week
it was unclear what we would be asked to do.
- Nick Stahl

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

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

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

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

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

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

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- 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

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

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

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

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

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

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

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

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

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

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

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

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

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

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

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
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 [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

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

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

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

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

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

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

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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


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