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Henry Brooks Adams Quotes

I hope you find these Henry Brooks Adams Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

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

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

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


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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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 man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

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

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

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

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

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

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Do not hire a man who does your work for money,
but him who does it for love of it.
- Henry David Thoreau

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

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


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