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James H. Breasted Quotes and Sayings

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The man who first gave history a recognized place in
science was an ancient historian.
- James H. Breasted

It is this conception of the unity of the human career
which is perhaps the greatest achievement of historical study,
since it gained a place analogous to that of natural science.
- James H. Breasted

We of America are especially fitted to visualize and
to understand the marvellous transformation of a wilderness
into a land of splendid cities.
- James H. Breasted

To the present writer a careful study of the facts
now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization
was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean.
- James H. Breasted

 

Today the traveller on the Nile enters a wonderland
at whose gates rise the colossal pyramids of which
he has had visions perhaps from earliest childhood.
- James H. Breasted

Disapproval is a very important factor in all progress.
There has really never been any progress without it.
- James H. Breasted

But it is obvious that our fathers, whose efforts have
planted these great and prosperous cities along the
once lonely trails of our own broad land,
received all the fundamentals of civilization as a
heritage from their European ancestors.
- James H. Breasted

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In any case, in so far as our knowledge of the universe carries us,
the advent of civilization for the first time on our
globe represents the highest ascent of the life processes
to which evolution had anywhere attained.
- James H. Breasted

In the more recently disclosed field of history in the ancient Near East,
however, there has been no such sense of responsibility
displayed by historians either in Europe or America.
- James H. Breasted

It is the recognition of history as a record of human
experience which has inevitably resulted in the inclusion
of this conquest of civilization within the framework
of a complete human history.
- James H. Breasted

By 3000 B.C.
the art of Egypt was so ripe and so far advanced that
it is surprising to find any student of early culture
proposing that the crude contemporary art of the early
Babylonians is the product of a civilization earlier than that of the Nile.
- James H. Breasted

There was an age, however, when the transition from
savagery to civilization,
with all its impressive outward manifestations in art and architecture,
took place for the first time.
- James H. Breasted

This recognition of the earlier human background,
now so obvious to us, did not come all at once,
for the inclusion of history itself in university instruction
is an event less than two centuries old.
- James H. Breasted

There is but little room for doubt that Egypt led the
way in the creation of the earliest known group of
civilizations which arose on both sides of the land
bridge between Africa and Eurasia in the fourth millennium B.C.
- James H. Breasted

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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 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.

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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 would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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