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Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers. ...
by Hans Christian Andersen

Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers.
- Hans Christian Andersen

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

Where words fail, music speaks.
- Hans Christian Andersen

Travelling expands the mind rarely.
- Hans Christian Andersen

 

Just living is not enough.
One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
- Hans Christian Andersen

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
- Hans Christian Andersen

My life is a lovely story, happy and full of incident.
- Hans Christian Andersen

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Most of the people who will walk after me will be children,
so make the beat keep time with short steps.
- Hans Christian Andersen

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

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

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

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

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

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

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

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

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

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

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

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.

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

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

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

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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 goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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 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.

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

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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 plans, God laughs
- Yiddish 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

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

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

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

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

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart

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

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

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

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


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