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Positive Quotes about Man

Let these Man quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

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

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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

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

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)

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

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.

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

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

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.

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

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

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

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

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

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

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

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

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

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

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

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

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

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

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

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 you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

I submit to you that if a man hasn't
discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2


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