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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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 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

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

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

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

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

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

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

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


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