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Edward A. Boyden Quotes and Sayings

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A man may build a complicated piece of mechanism,
or pilot a steamboat, but not more than five out of
ten know how the apple got into the dumpling.
- Edward A. Boyden

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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.

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

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

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

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

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

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

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

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

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

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

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

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

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

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.

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

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

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

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

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

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

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

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

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

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.


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