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Lysander Spooner Quotes and Sayings

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A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose
a new master once in a term of years.
- Lysander Spooner

The only security men can have for their political liberty,
consists in keeping their money in their own pockets.
- Lysander Spooner

That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted,
or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view,
any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support.
- Lysander Spooner

But whether the Constitution really be one thing,
or another, this much is certain - that it has either
authorized such a government as we have had,
or has been powerless to prevent it.
In either case, it is unfit to exist.
- Lysander Spooner

 

If the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government,
they plainly can do nothing to protect the people against
the oppressions of the government;
for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law.
- Lysander Spooner

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

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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

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

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 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

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

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

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. PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

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 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 can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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


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