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Robin G. Collingwood Quotes and Sayings

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A man ceases to be a beginner in any given science
and becomes a master in that science when he has learned
that he is going to be a beginner all his life.
- Robin G. Collingwood

Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by
his own work and in that work does what he wants to do.
- Robin G. Collingwood

Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire.
It is an object of will.
There is no appetite for parenthood;
there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.
- Robin G. Collingwood

Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries.
They clarify the issue.
- Robin G. Collingwood

 

What a man is ashamed of is always at bottom himself;
and he is ashamed of himself at bottom always for being afraid.
- Robin G. Collingwood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

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 Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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.

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

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

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

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

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

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

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

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

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

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

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- 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 man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

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)

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


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