Quotes: man

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  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
    Source: Poor Richards Almanack
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
  • James Allen
    James Allen
    British philosophical writer 1864-1912
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    Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.
  • Thomas More
    Thomas More
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    For this is one of the ancientest laws among them; that no man shall be blamed for reasoning in the maintenance of his own religion.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    For what are the classics but the noblest thoughts of man? They are the only oracles which are not decayed, and there are such answers to the most modern inquiry in them as Delphi and Dodona never gave. We might as well omit to study Nature because she is old.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met.
  • Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold
    British Humorist, Playwright 1803-1857
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    He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Man is always looking for someone to boast to; woman is always looking for a shoulder to put her head on.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
  • Marlene Dietrich
    Marlene Dietrich
    German-born American Film Actor 1904-1992
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    Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
  • John Patrick
    John Patrick
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    Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
    Source: The Teahouse of the August Moon act I, scene i, p. 6