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

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

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

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

 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

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.

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

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

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

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

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

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


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