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Michelangelo Quote of the Day

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

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.

You are the Michelangelo of your own life.
The David that you are sculpting is you.
And you do it with your thoughts.
- Joe Vitale

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A great man is always willing to be little.
- 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

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

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

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

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

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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