Quotes: man

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  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Have you ever watched a crab on the shore crawling backward in search of the Atlantic Ocean, and missing? That's the way the mind of man operates.
  • 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.
  • Machiavelli
    Machiavelli
    Florentijns staatsphilosopher 1469-1527
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    I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: ''What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me.''
  • I now understand what Christ suffered in Gethsemane as well as any man living.
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom - one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.
  • E. B. White
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    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    I'm fat, but I'm thin inside... there's a thin man inside every fat man.
  • Edgar W. Howe
    Edgar W. Howe
    American journalist and writer 1853-1937
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    If a woman doesn't chase a man a little, she doesn't love him.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin!
  • Man Ray
    Man Ray
    American visual artist 1890-1976
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    It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of ;antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.