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Altruism Quotes

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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.

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Most men have always wanted as much as they could get;
and possession has always blunted the fine edge of their altruism.
- Katherine Fullerton Gerould

Let us try to teach generosity and altruism,
because we are born selfish.
- Richard Dawkins

If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality
of altruism that men have to reject.
- Ayn Rand

 

I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold
altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush
of warm sympathy in a small one.
- Aneurin Bevan

In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation,
is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism.
- John Buchanan Robinson

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

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Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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)

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

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

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 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 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

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

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.

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

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

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

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

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

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

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

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

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

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

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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.

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

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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