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Quotes about Man

Let these Man quotes help you to let go of your troubles and move on to a joyful and inspiring life.

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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Inspirational Live-By

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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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 is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

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

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 wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

Man knows so much and does so little.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

When you have to kill a man,
it costs nothing to be polite.
- Winston Churchill

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

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

Show me a man who knows his own heart
and to him I shall belong.
- Jewel

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

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

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

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

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

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

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

Anxiety is love's greatest killer.
It makes one feel as you might
when a drowning man holds unto you.
You want to save him, but you know
he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anais Nin

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

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

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


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