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There are men and women still on the streets,
by Abbey Lincoln

There are men and women still on the streets,
and that's all they are saying Can you spare a quarter?
I come from a crowd of people who were current on the outlook on life,
who were social and knew where they were and had some
input into how things seemed to be.
- Abbey Lincoln

I think that's what really a substantial work is,
it's forever.
It's the truth now and it was the truth then,
and it will be the truth tomorrow.
- Abbey Lincoln

I don't have to lay on the couch and see a therapist
because my therapist is in my paint brushes.
- Abbey Lincoln

I loved Billie Holiday more than any other person other
than myself on the stage.
Yeah, I do.
- Abbey Lincoln

 

I was looking for the people who were making the music inside the cabinet.
I would look in there and see if I could find somebody
who was making all this wonderful music.
- Abbey Lincoln

I remember hearing the song when I was 12 or 14 in -
it must have been in Chicago,
'cause we didn't have a radio on the farm,
and it was during the second World War.
I had three brothers in that war who went overseas.
- Abbey Lincoln

But I've been there and done that.
I'm not trying to prove anything to anybody,
and if somebody wants me to come, if they can afford what I ask,
it's not as much as Madonna makes; not that I want what Madonna makes,
but I was saying.
- Abbey Lincoln

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It's a spirit that was given me and the relationships
and meeting all these great people,
Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong; through Max I met a lot of people too.
My first album was with Benny Carter.
- Abbey Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

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

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men.
- Robert E. Lee

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
If they would only expend the same
amount of energy loving their fellow men,
the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
- Helen Keller

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

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

It is not work that kills men; it is worry.
Worry is rust upon the blade.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

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

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

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

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

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

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

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


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