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Herb Caen Quotes and Sayings

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A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time
he bites off more than he can chew.
- Herb Caen

Related topics: Wisdom

Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that
can stay up all night and eat anything.
- Herb Caen

I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.
- Herb Caen

The trouble with born-again Christians is that they
are an even bigger pain the second time around.
- Herb Caen

 

The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
- Herb Caen

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart


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