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Artifacts Quotes

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We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive
predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars,
adding machines, and other artifacts,
but nothing is proved by such attributions.
- John Searle

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But when you see personal artifacts relating to -
by genealogy at least -
a living human being,
it was just more impressive to me than just about anything
I've ever read about slavery before.
- Bob Edwards

Man is an artifact designed for space travel.
He is not designed to remain in his present biologic
state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.
- William S. Burroughs

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

 

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)

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

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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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

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

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

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

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]

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

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

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

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

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

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

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

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

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.

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius


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