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Motivational Man Quotes

May these quotes about Man inspire and motivate you.

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

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

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

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


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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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

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

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

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

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

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

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

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


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