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Michael Frayn Quotes and Sayings

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A man sits in his car at the traffic lights,
waiting for them to go green.
- Michael Frayn

Everything is as it was, I discover when I reach my destination,
and everything has changed.
- Michael Frayn

I feel bad that I don't feel worse.
- Michael Frayn

You can create a good impression on yourself by being right,
he realizes, but for creating a good impression on
others there's nothing to beat being totally and catastrophically wrong.
- Michael Frayn

 

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

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

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 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

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

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

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.

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

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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.

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

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

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

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

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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.

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


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