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Man tends to treat all of his opinions as principles. ...
by Herbert Sebastian Agar

Man tends to treat all of his opinions as principles.
- Herbert Sebastian Agar

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No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln) PHOTO

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

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)

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

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

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

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

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

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

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

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]

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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