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

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

Related topics: Positive Life Human-Nature Psychology Wisdom Happiness Attitude

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

It is not because life is difficult
that we do not dare.
Life is difficult
because we do not dare.
- Seneca

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

 

If we let things terrify us,
life will not be worth living.
- Seneca

Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
- Seneca

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage,
or my house when I propose to take a residence,
so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.
- Seneca

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Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.
- Seneca

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
- Seneca

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
- Seneca

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
- Seneca

Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
- Seneca

While we teach, we learn.
- Seneca

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

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

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

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

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

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 a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

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

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

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


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