Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
'Tis all men's office to speak patience To those that wring under the load of sorrow, But no Man's virtue nor sufficiency To be so moral when he shall endure The like himself.william shakespeare
It is the first rational exposition of the relations of mankind to the mystery which shrouds the how and wherefore of Man's existence, the first honest protest against our long, long martyrdom.harry johnston
Earth provides enough to satisfy every Man's need, but not every Man's greed.Mahatma Gandhi
A Man's mind will very generally refuse to make itself up until it be driven and compelled by emergency.Anthony Trollope
A pen is certainly an excellent instrument to fix a Man's attention and to inflame his ambition.john adams
Zuleika, on a desert island, would have spent most of her time in looking for a Man's footprint.max beerbohm
For I say, this is death and the sole death, When a Man's loss comes to him from his gain, Darkness from light, from knowledge ignorance, And lack of love from love made manifest.Robert Browning
And so the blasts of calumny, howl they ever so fiercely over the good Man's head, contribute to his juster appreciation and to his wider fame. Preserve only a good conscience toward God, and a loving purpose toward your fellow men, and you need not wince nor tremble, though the pack of the spaniel-hearted hounds snarl at your heels.william morley punshon
I'm not unmindful of a Man's seeming need for faith; I'm for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer, tranquilizers, or a bottle of Jack Daniel's. But to me religion is a deeply personal thing in which man and God go it alone together, without the witch doctor in the middle.frank sinatra
Poetry is Man's rebellion against being what he is.james branch cabell
Be just,--not like Man's law, which seizes on one isolated fact, but like God's judging angel, whose clear, sad eye saw all the countless cankering days of this Man's life, all the countless nights, when, sick with starving, his soul fainted in him, before it judged him for this night, the saddest of all.
I believe the reason I escaped, both this time and on otheroccasions, was the idea of perishing neverentered my head.Nothing isso bad asterror for lowering a Man's stamina.Charles Douglas
When a felon's not engaged in his employment Or maturing his felonious little plans His capacity for innocent enjoyment Is just as great as any honest Man's Ah! When constabulary duty's to be done A policeMan's lot is not a happy one.Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck) Gilbert
The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity. The inventor did it because it was natural to him, and so in him it has a charm. In the imitator something else is natural, and he bereaves himself of his own beauty, to come short of another Man's.ralph waldo emerson
To regard human beings as tools — as instruments — for the use of other human beings is not only unscientific but it is repugnant, stupid and short sighted. Tools are made by man but have not the autonomy of their maker — they have not Man's time-binding capacity for initiation, for self-direction, and self-improvement.alfred korzybski
[A proverb is] one Man's wit, and all men's wisdom.russell, john, 1st earl russell
Man could direct his ways by plain reason, and support his life by tasteless food; but God has given us wit, and flavour, and brightness, and laughter, and perfumers, to enliven the days of Man's pilgrimage, and to "charm his pained steps over the burning marle."sydney smith
A Man's reach must exceed his grasp or what's a metaphor?Marshall McLuhan
For if Freedom and Communism were to compete for Man's allegiance in a world at peace, I would look to the future with ever increasing confidence.
One Man's justice is another's injustice. One Man's beauty another's ugliness. One Man's wisdom another's folly.ralph waldo emerson
Christianity is the solace of the poor. Christ has ever been the poor Man's Friend.
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