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What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love,
by Shinichi Suzuki

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love,
truth, virtue, and beauty.
- Shinichi Suzuki

Related topics: Wisdom

Tone has the living soul.
- Shinichi Suzuki

Any child can be developed, it depends on how you do it.
- Shinichi Suzuki

Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.
- Shinichi Suzuki

 

Art exists for the human species.
I think that all of the people who love art,
those who teach art, and all of you should burn with
the obligation to save the world.
- Shinichi Suzuki

Art expresses man.
- Shinichi Suzuki

The fate of a child is in the hands of his parents.
- Shinichi Suzuki

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Art is not in some far-off place.
A work of art is the expression of a man's whole personality,
sensibility and ability.
- Shinichi Suzuki

When love is deep, much can be accomplished.
- Shinichi Suzuki

Man is a child of his environment.
- Shinichi Suzuki

Knowledge is not skill.
Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill.
- Shinichi Suzuki

Every child grows; everything depends on the teacher.
- Shinichi Suzuki

It is necessary to be concerned about the importance
of educating a really beautiful human spirit.
- Shinichi Suzuki

Children learn to smile from their parents.
- Shinichi Suzuki

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

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

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)

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 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

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

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

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

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

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese 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

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


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