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Franklin Pierce Adams Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Franklin Pierce Adams

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When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

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You do not know what you can miss before you try.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

Years ago we discovered the exact point,
the dead center of middle age.
It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and
too old to rush up to the net.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

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

 

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

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

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

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

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) PHOTO

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Experience is not what happens to a man.
It is what a man does with what happens to him.
- Aldous Huxley

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
- Mark Twain

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

No man is a failure who enjoys life.
- William Feather

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

Habit is habit,
and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
- Mark Twain

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
- Carl Jung

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?
- Henry David Thoreau

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

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

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

I don't like that man.
I must get to know him better.
- Abraham Lincoln

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

All religions must be tolerated...
for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
- Epictetus

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

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

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker.
A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
- The Buddha

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

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

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

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


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