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James Howell Quotes and Sayings

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Proverbs may not improperly be called the philosophy of the common people.
- James Howell

Who has the fame to be an early riser may sleep till noon.
- James Howell

One hair of a woman can draw more than a hundred pair of oxen.
- James Howell

Burn not thy fingers to snuff another man's candle.
- James Howell

 

The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.
- James Howell

All we can do is be better prepared today than yesterday
and better prepared tomorrow than today.
- James Howell

This life at best is but an inn, And we the passengers.
- James Howell

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Respect a man, he will do it the more.
- James Howell

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- Proverbs 23:7

A man's pride shall bring him low,
but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
- Proverbs 29:23

Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep,
and God can speak to that, either by words,
by proverbs, by signs and similitudes,
as well as if one was awake.
- John Bunyan

Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart,
and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life.
- St.
Jerome

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from
the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
- J. Paul Getty

My boyhood life in New York City has impressed me with
the popular ignorance and also with the great need
of something better than local lore and weather proverbs.
- Cleveland Abbe

Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Proverbs are all very fine when there's nothing to worry you,
but when you're in real trouble, they're not a bit of help.
- L. M. Montgomery

Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind.
- William R. Alger

Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally
experienced the truth of them.
- Aldous Huxley

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages
is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs,
fables, folk sayings and quotations.
- William Feather

The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
- Francis Bacon

Proverbs often contradict one another,
as any reader soon discovers.
The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap
promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost;
that absence makes the heart grow fonder,
but out of sight, out of mind.
- Leo Rosten

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

The Bible says, as a man thinketh in his heart,
so is he.
- Dyan Cannon

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

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 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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

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

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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 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

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)


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