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Hal Holbrook Quotes and Sayings

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Man is the religious animal.
He is the only one that's got true religion,
several of them.
- Hal Holbrook

Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him.
At that moment, man finds his character.
And that is what keeps him out of the abyss.
- Hal Holbrook

Mark Twain cannot be defined.
- Hal Holbrook

We don't have truth delivered to us very often,
especially in this very commercialized world.
- Hal Holbrook

 

You can go into Mark Twain's material and prove anything you want.
He was against war.
He was for war.
He was against rich people and he was for them.
He was a kaleidoscope.
- Hal Holbrook

I have a suicide impulse.
- Hal Holbrook

One of the problems with putting Huck Finn into a movie or on the stage is,
you always make the white people stupid and racist.
The point is, they don't know they're racist.
- Hal Holbrook

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I developed a resistance to authority.
Not to discipline - I learned that.
But to authority.
I like to think for myself.
And I like to cause trouble.
- Hal Holbrook

I don't have a director.
The audience directs me.
- Hal Holbrook

To communicate with each other, we got to get mad at each other sometimes.
- Hal Holbrook

I got a feeling about political correctness.
I hate it.
It causes us to lie silently instead of saying what we think.
- Hal Holbrook

There's no good guys and bad guys.
- Hal Holbrook

We live in a democracy.
We have this extraordinary opportunity to use our mind and say what we think,
speak as we think.
Sometimes what we say is objectionable to other people.
But that is part of a free society.
- Hal Holbrook

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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

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.

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

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

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

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

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

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

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

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

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard


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