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Conor Cruise O`Brien Quotes and Sayings

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Man watches his history on the screen with apathy and
an occasional passing flicker of horror or indignation.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

You can safely appeal to the United Nations in the
comfortable certainty that it will let you down.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

The main thing that endears the United Nations to member governments,
and so enables it to survive, is its proven capacity to fail,
and to be seen to fail.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

Human nature doesn't include all human beings.
There are human beings who are indifferent to politics,
religion, virtually anything.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

 

Nothing does more to activate Christian divisions than
talk about Christian unity.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

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

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

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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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

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

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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 no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

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

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

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

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

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

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)

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

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

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

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


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