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Everett Dirksen Quotes

I hope you find these Everett Dirksen Quotes inspiring and motivational.

I am a man of fixed and unbending principles,
the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
- Everett Dirksen

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

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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb


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A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

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


 

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

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

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

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

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

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

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

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

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

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

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

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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

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

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

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

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

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

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

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

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

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

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

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

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

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

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

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

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

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

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

The timid man yearns for full value and demands a tenth.
The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.
- Mark Twain


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