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Alcuin Quotes and Sayings

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Man thinks, God directs.
- Alcuin

At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.
- Alcuin

Those people should not be listened to who keep saying
the voice of the people is the voice of God,
since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.
- Alcuin

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

 

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

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) PHOTO

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

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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot PHOTO

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

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

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 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.

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. PHOTO

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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.

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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 the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

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

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

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

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

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

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

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

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

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

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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.

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

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

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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


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