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Man Quotes

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

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

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

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

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

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

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

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

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

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

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

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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.

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley


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