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Men have never been good, they are not good and they never will be good. ...
by Karl Barth

Men have never been good, they are not good and they never will be good.
- Karl Barth

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
- Karl Barth

The best theology would need no advocates;
it would prove itself.
- Karl Barth

What God chooses for us children of men is always the best.
- Karl Barth

 

In the Church of Jesus Christ there can and should be no non-theologians.
- Karl Barth

Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.
- Karl Barth

Whether the angels play only Bach praising God,
I am not quite sure.
I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart.
- Karl Barth

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Jews have God's promise and if we Christians have it,
too, then it is only as those chosen with them,
as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree.
- Karl Barth

It is always the case that when the Christian looks back,
he is looking at the forgiveness of sins.
- Karl Barth

Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an
ideology which glorifies the status quo.
- Karl Barth

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
- Karl Barth

Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God
as other teachers of religion do.
He is himself the way.
- Karl Barth

Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
- Karl Barth

It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God,
they play only Bach.
I am sure, however, that when they are together en
famille they play Mozart.
- Karl Barth

Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life.
- Karl Barth

Faith is never identical with piety.
- Karl Barth

Religion is the possibility of the removal of every
ground of confidence except confidence in God alone.
- Karl Barth

No one can be saved - in virtue of what he can do.
Everyone can be saved - in virtue of what God can do.
- Karl Barth

Man can certainly flee from God...
but he cannot escape him.
He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God,
but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal
love of God which triumphs even in his hate.
- Karl Barth

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

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

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

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

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
- Henry David Thoreau

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire,
men cannot live without a spiritual life.
- The Buddha

I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself,
I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

Real friendships among men are so rare
that when they occur they are famous.
- Clarence Day

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard


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