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
Even when the pioneer didn't rape Nature, he divorced her a little too easily: he missed the great lesson that both ecology and medicine teach - that Man's great mission is not to conquer nature by main force but to cooperate with her intelligently but lovingly for his own purposes.
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
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
Is an institution always a Man's shadow shortened in the sun, the lowest common denominator of everybody in it?Randall Jarrell
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
These examples and many others demonstrate an alarming trend whereby the privacy and dignity of our citizens is being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen -- a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of Man's life at will.william o. douglas
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.
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
A wit's a feather, and a chief a rod; An honest Man's the noblest work of God.Alexander Pope
By virtue of exchange, one Man's prosperity is beneficial to all others.frédéric bastiat
[A proverb is] one Man's wit, and all men's wisdom.russell, john, 1st earl russell
Every revolution was first a thought in one Man's mind; and when the same thought occurs to another man, it is the key to that era.ralph waldo emerson
I have tried to be impartial, though I know that a Man's past always colors his views, and that nothing else is so irritating as impartiality.will durant
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
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.
Christianity is the solace of the poor. Christ has ever been the poor Man's Friend.