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Henry Brooks Adams Quotes and Sayings

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Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

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Politics...
have always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
- Henry Brooks Adams

I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the
Trinity is not so difficult to accept for a working
proposition as any one of the axioms of physics.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power,
and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.
- Henry Brooks Adams

 

A man must now swallow more belief than he can digest.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions,
has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
- Henry Brooks Adams

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many;
three hardly possible.
- Henry Brooks Adams

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Every man who has at last succeeded,
after long effort,
in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart,
is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned.
- Henry Brooks Adams

I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist
in art as well as a symbolist in literature.
Not that I understand what these terms mean,
but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Thank God, I never was cheerful.
I come from the happy stock of the Mathers,
who, as you remember, passed sweet mornings reflecting
on the goodness of God and the damnation of infants.
- Henry Brooks Adams

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 does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

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

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

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

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

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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