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A man could spend the rest of his life trying to remember
by Abraham Polonsky

A man could spend the rest of his life trying to remember
what he shouldn't have said.
- Abraham Polonsky

If you don't get killed, it's a lucky day for anybody.
- Abraham Polonsky

Do you know what it's like to love and be alone?
- Abraham Polonsky

Money has no moral opinions.
- Abraham Polonsky

 

A holiday is when you celebrate something that's all finished up,
that happened a long time ago and now there's nothing
left to celebrate but the dead.
- Abraham Polonsky

You must never throw away things that are worth good money.
- Abraham Polonsky

Twenty years ago I wanted to move to a nice place so
our Charley would grow up a nice boy and learn a profession.
But instead we live in a jungle, so he can only be a wild animal.
D'you think I picked the East Side like Columbus picked America?
- Abraham Polonsky

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I'll give you my answer calmly and sensibly,
my final answer.
My final answer is finally no.
The answer is no!
Absolutely and finally no!
Finally and positively no!
No!
No!
No!
N - O!
- Abraham Polonsky

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 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

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

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

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

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.

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

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

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

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

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

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

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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.

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.

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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


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