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Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history;
by Auguste Rodin

Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history;
it is eternal,
and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages.
- Auguste Rodin

I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
- Auguste Rodin

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
- Auguste Rodin

Nobody does good to men with impunity.
- Auguste Rodin

 

To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful,
because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth,
read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.
- Auguste Rodin

The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls,
and it is impossible to say that in some among them,
drawing and color are better or worse than in others.
- Auguste Rodin

Art is contemplation.
It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into
nature and which there divines the spirit of which
nature herself is animated.
- Auguste Rodin

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I invent nothing, I rediscover.
- Auguste Rodin

True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure.
- Auguste Rodin

Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.
- Auguste Rodin

The artist must create a spark before he can make a
fire and before art is born,
the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
- Auguste Rodin

Inside you there's an artist you don't know about.
He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight.
- Auguste Rodin

To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
- Auguste Rodin

The artist is the confidant of nature,
flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful
bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted
nuances of their blossoms.
Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
- Auguste Rodin

There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her,
without reserve, she lends them to us;
she shows us these forms,
which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence
does not understand or suspect.
- Auguste Rodin

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)

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 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

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

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

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

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

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

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

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

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


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