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If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him,
by Abraham Cahan

If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him,
but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs.
- Abraham Cahan

Life is much shorter than I imagined it to be.
- Abraham Cahan

Only the other world has substance and reality;
only good deeds and holy learning have tangible worth.
- Abraham Cahan

What is wealth? A dream of fools.
- Abraham Cahan

 

If you feel that you are good, don't be too proud of it.
- Abraham Cahan

If you study the Talmud you please God even more than
you do by praying or fasting.
- Abraham Cahan

Be modest, humble, simple.
Control your anger.
- Abraham Cahan

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You must never tire fighting Satan.
- Abraham Cahan

I was a great dreamer of day dreams.
- Abraham Cahan

The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life.
- Abraham Cahan

Remember that it is not enough to abstain from lying by word of mouth;
for the worst lies are often conveyed by a false look,
smile, or act.
- Abraham Cahan

What is this world? A mere curl of smoke for the wind to scatter.
- Abraham Cahan

Above all, you must fight conceit, envy,
and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
- Abraham Cahan

The dearest days in one's life are those that seem
very far and very near at once.
- Abraham Cahan

If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor,
the distinction is probably due, in some measure,
to the extremely important part which Talmud studies
have played in the spiritual life of the race.
- Abraham Cahan

God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man
wearing a quilted silk cap;
holiness was something burning,
forbidding, something connected with fire while a day
had the form of an oblong box.
- Abraham Cahan

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)

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

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

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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


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