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Mechanical Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Mechanical Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aid, but by
an infinite expectation of the dawn.
- Henry David Thoreau

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The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing
to be adjusted by abolition of forms.
It requires change of heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man too busy to take care of his health is like
a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor,
mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
- R. Buckminster Fuller


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

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

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

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

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

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

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 wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

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

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

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

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

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

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


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