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A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts. ...
by Harold MacMillan

A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
- Harold MacMillan

Related topics: Trust

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him.
Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
- Harold MacMillan

I have never found, in a long experience of politics,
that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
- Harold MacMillan

He is forever poised between a cliche and an indiscretion.
- Harold MacMillan

 

As usual the Liberals offer a mixture of sound and original ideas.
Unfortunately none of the sound ideas is original and
none of the original ideas is sound.
- Harold MacMillan

(A Foreign Secretary) is forever poised between the
cliche and the indiscretion.
- Harold MacMillan

When the curtain falls, the best thing an actor can do is to go away.
- Harold MacMillan

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At home, you always have to be a politician;
when you're abroad,
you almost feel yourself a statesman.
- Harold MacMillan

There might be 1 finger on the trigger,
but there will be 15 fingers on the safety catch.
- Harold MacMillan

Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.
- Harold MacMillan

We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to
fall down for the divine right of experts.
- Harold MacMillan

I was determined that no British government should
be brought down by the action of two tarts.
- Harold MacMillan

I read a great number of press reports and find comfort
in the fact that they are nearly always conflicting.
- Harold MacMillan

Britain's most useful role is somewhere between bee and dinosaur.
- Harold MacMillan

Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance;
beautiful in its way,
but incapable of growth.
- Harold MacMillan

To be alive at all involves some risk.
- Harold MacMillan

If people want a sense of purpose they should get it from their archbishop.
They should certainly not get it from their politicians.
- Harold MacMillan

Tradition does not mean that the living are dead,
it means that the dead are living.
- Harold MacMillan

It is the duty of Her Majesty's government neither to flap nor to falter.
- Harold MacMillan

I was a sort of son to Ike, and it was the other way round with Kennedy.
- Harold MacMillan

Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit.
When you achieve it, there is nothing there.
- Harold MacMillan

No man should ever lose sleep over public affairs.
- Harold MacMillan

If you don't believe in God, all you have to believe in is decency.
Decency is very good.
Better decent than indecent.
But I don't think it's enough.
- Harold MacMillan

In long experience I find that a man who trusts nobody
is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
- Harold MacMillan

It's no use crying over spilt summits.
- Harold MacMillan

Once the bear's hug has got you, it is apt to be for keeps.
- Harold MacMillan

It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool,
except a young fool.
But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old
fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool.
- Harold MacMillan

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)

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

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 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

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 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

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

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

Man plans, God laughs
- 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 build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

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

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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