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Thomas Day Quotes and Sayings

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When a benevolent mind contemplates the republic of Lycurgus,
its admiration is mixed with a degree of horror.
- Thomas Day

In the western part of England lived a gentleman of large fortune,
whose name was Merton.
- Thomas Day

But let us not too hastily triumph in the shame of Sparta,
lest we aggravate our own condemnation.
- Thomas Day

I wil not compare the education of an ancient Spartan
with that of a British nobleman.
- Thomas Day

 

But what has America to boast? What are the graces
or the virtues which distinguish its inhabitants? What
are their triumphs in war,
or their inventions in peace?
- Thomas Day

We have no right to luxuries while the poor want bread.
- Thomas Day

But let her remember, that it is in Britain alone,
that laws are equally favourable to liberty and humanity;
that it is in Britain the sacred rights of nature have
received their most awful ratification.
- Thomas Day

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The trifle now inscribed with your name.
was occasioned by a particular fact;
but to the disgrace of human nature,
the subject is sufficiently general to interest every
heart not totally impenetrable.
- Thomas Day

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous,
without being selfless.
- Mortimer Adler

Today is the bridge between the past,
regarding which we unconditionally accept that
everything has occurred according to God's plan,
and a future where we place our unconditional trust
in God's omnipotence and His benevolent design for our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered
by an occasional assassination.
- Voltaire

The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.
- William McKinley

To feel much for others and little for ourselves;
to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections,
constitute the perfection of human nature.
- Adam Smith

Alas few socialists are either benevolent enough to
work hard at these occupations out of benevolence or
self-interested enough to work hard at them for money.
- John McCarthy

It is clearly better that property should be private,
but the use of it common; and the special business
of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
- Aristotle

Clearly, children's charities struggle to find private
sources of money to sustain their benevolent programs.
- Dana Rohrabacher

A benevolent mind, and the face assumes the patterns of benevolence.
An evil mind, then an evil face.
- Jimmy Sangster

He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that,
in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella
over a duck in a shower of rain.
- Douglas William Jerrold

The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect;
but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.
- William Dean Howells

Islam has shown two faces to the Jews,
one benevolent, one less so.
- Jack Schwartz

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade,
but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement
the greater part of life is sunshine.
- Thomas Jefferson

We like where we live and we wanna participate in our
neighbourhoods and communities and stuff and try to-
we're not like benevolent-
it's pretty basic.
- Jon Fishman

I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator.
- Richard Branson

It is in fact agreed that I am the plague,
the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who
are interested in art and that,
when I show myself with my plasters,
even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee.
- Camille Claudel

You shall always find what you created in your mind,
for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil.
Between them are countless facets.
Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness
and on what you consider to be positive and good.
- Hans Bender

We both can be the most beautiful and benevolent creatures on the planet,
but then there's another side that can be as harsh
and as ugly as the darkest thing you could imagine seeing.
- Terrence Howard

I like them all - I don't always approve.
I see myself as a sort of benevolent uncle to these characters,
and I can see why they do what they do;
sometimes they make some mistakes,
but at heart I think they're decent.
- Patrick Marber

To the truly benevolent mind, indeed,
nothing is more satisfactory than to hear of a miser
denying himself the necessaries of life a little too
far and ridding us of his presence altogether.
- James Payn

I never examined what I did in any great detail because
I thought it would spoil things.
I never read the scripts at all carefully,
and never wanted to know what was going on,
because I felt that being a benevolent alien that's the way it should be.
- Tom Baker

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)

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

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

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
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 [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

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

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

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

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

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 in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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