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Metamorphoses Quotes

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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

Related topics: Wisdom Psychology Philosophy Life-Lessons

The story of Americans is the story of arrested metamorphoses.
Those who achieve success come to a halt and accept themselves as they are.
Those who fail become resigned and accept themselves as they are.
- Harold Rosenberg

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

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

 

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)

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

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

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

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 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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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)

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

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

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

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

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

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

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

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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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