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Edward Dahlberg Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edward Dahlberg

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Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane,
fewer die so.
The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that
their wits are disordered.
Man is driven to justice by his lunacy.
- Edward Dahlberg

Man hoards himself when he has nothing to give away.
- Edward Dahlberg

When one realizes that his life is worthless he either
commits suicide or travels.
- Edward Dahlberg

The bad poet is a toady mimicking nature.
- Edward Dahlberg

 

It takes a long time to understand nothing.
- Edward Dahlberg

So much of our lives is given over to the consideration
of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues.
The truth is we only perfect our vices,
and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born.
- Edward Dahlberg

Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril
to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
- Edward Dahlberg

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We can only write well about our sins because it is
too difficult to recall a virtuous act or even whether
it was the result of good or evil motives.
- Edward Dahlberg

The ancients understood the regulation of power better
than the regulation of liberty.
- Edward Dahlberg

Herman Melville was as separated from a civilized literature
as the lost Atlantis was said to have been from the
great peoples of the earth.
- Edward Dahlberg

The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue,
pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia,
and fear, are near impotent.
- Edward Dahlberg

We cannot live, suffer or die for somebody else,
for suffering is too precious to be shared.
- Edward Dahlberg

Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.
- Edward Dahlberg

Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors.
- Edward Dahlberg

To write is a humiliation.
- Edward Dahlberg

The Americans have always been food,
sex,
and spirit revivalists.
- Edward Dahlberg

A strong foe is better than a weak friend.
- Edward Dahlberg

Always like to look on the optimistic side of life,
but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Walt Disney Every decision you make is a mistake.
- Edward Dahlberg

Nothing in our times has become so unattractive as virtue.
- Edward Dahlberg

Every decision you make is a mistake.
- Edward Dahlberg

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men.
- Robert E. Lee

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

It is not work that kills men; it is worry.
Worry is rust upon the blade.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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 PHOTO

I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself,
I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau PHOTO

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

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

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

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

It takes time to persuade men to do even
what is for their own good.
- Thomas Jefferson

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

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

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

Women want mediocre men,
and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
- Margaret Mead

In every society some men are born to rule,
and some to advise.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real friendships among men are so rare
that when they occur they are famous.
- Clarence Day

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every creature is better alive than dead,
men and moose and pine trees,
and he who understands it aright
will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
- Henry David Thoreau

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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