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Size Quote of the Day

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

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Affirmations Values Live-By Self-Esteem

The size of your success is measured by
the strength of your desire;
the size of your dream;
and how you handle disappointment along the way.
- Robert Kiyosaki

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

I truly believe that happiness is possible...
even when you're thirty-three
and have a bottom the size of two bowling balls.
- the movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


I'm having a bad day. I am not size six.
My legs are not skinny as sticks,
and dammit, someone's got to pay.
I'm afraid that I can't satisfy myself
and that my happiness depends on someone else.
I feel weak, so you're gonna take the fall.
You're so shallow.
- Jewel

What counts is not necessarily
the size of the dog in the fight -
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower quoting Mark Twain

Eagles come in all shapes and sizes,
but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.
- E. F. Schumacher

 

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Today's acorns grow into the oak trees of thirty years hence.
But what acorns are we sowing today?
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of prejudice or hatred would grow into.
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of pollution can become.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie



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