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Motivational Man Quotes

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

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

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl


 

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer


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If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

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

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

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

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

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

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

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

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

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

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

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

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

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

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

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

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

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

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

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

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

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

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 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 you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
- Anonymous

If you stand up and be counted,
from time to time you may get yourself knocked down.
But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
- Thomas J. Watson

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

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?
- Henry David Thoreau

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

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well
wishes it for my sake.
- Anonymous

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence.
- Ogden Nash

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man is incomplete until he is married.
After that, he is finished.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

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

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus


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