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 happen to think that the singular evil of our time is prejudice. It is from this evil that all other evils grow and multiply. In almost everything I've written there is a thread of this: a Man's seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself.rod serling
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.
Man's inhumanity to Man Makes countless thousands mourn!Robert Burns
When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations.When power narrows the area of Man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence.When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
La América Latina debe lo que es al europeo blanco y no va a renegar de él... Sin embargo, aceptamos los ideales superiores del blanco, pero no su arrogancia. Latin America owes its being to the European, and should not deny it... But, while accepting the white Man's superior ideals, we do not accept his arrogance.José Vasconcelos
By virtue of exchange, one Man's prosperity is beneficial to all others.frédéric bastiat
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
The Government cannot afford to have a country made up entirely of rich people, because rich people pay so little tax that the Government would quickly go bankrupt. This is why Government men always tell us that labor is Man's noblest calling. Government needs labor to pay its upkeep.russell baker
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
From the fact that most Americans want others to fund or subsidize their healthcare, it does not follow that they have such a right. A need is not a right. A Man's life, liberty and the products of his labor were not intended to be up for grabs by grubby, greedy majorities.ilana mercer
Kill a Man's family, and he may brook it, But keep your hands out of his breeches' pocket.lord byron
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