Quotations on Man

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As a great man's influence never ends, so also there is not definite finality, no end, to a great survey; it runs along for centuries, ever responsive to the strain of the increasing needs of a growing population and an enlarging domain.
- Cleveland Abbe
(Keywords: End, Influence, Man, Needs, Population)

One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Teamwork, Dumb, Man, Pretty, Stupidity)

Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Love, Anger, Man, Nothing)

'How do you know so much about everything?' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was 'By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.'
- John Abbott
(Keywords: Being, Man, Questions)

Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.
- John Abbott
(Keywords: Ability, Culture, Man, May)

There is only one thing which can master the perplexed stuff of epic material into unity; and that is, an ability to see in particular human experience some significant symbolism of man's general destiny.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Experience, Ability, Destiny, Man, Unity)

Suddenly I was the man who got the part that every actor in the English language was trying to get. I was really scared. I had talked the talk, and now I had to walk the walk. For three days, I couldn't answer the phone.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Actor, English, Language, Man, Now, Talk, Trying)

Woody Allen sets are very quiet. Extraordinary sense of power from a man who doesn't do anything except just stand there.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Power, Man, Quiet, Sense)

As much preparation as I had made for the old man Salieri, gestures and so on, the fact is after sitting for hours, your movements are kind of slow.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Fact, Man, Old, Preparation)

It's risky in a marriage for a man to come home too late, but it can sometimes pose an even greater risk if he comes home too early.
- Marcel Achard
(Keywords: Home, Marriage, Man, Risk)

Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.
- Chinua Achebe
(Keywords: Art, Effort, Man, Order, Reality)

The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.
- Dean Acheson
(Keywords: Attention, Ego, Man, Public)

By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Authority, Custom, Duty, Influence, Liberty, Man, Opinion)

Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Society, Morality, Consequences, Evil, Man, Misfortune, Poor, Property, Right)

The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Authority, Country, Duty, Man, Right, Spirit, State)

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Men, Confidence, Emotions, Man, Perceptions, Right, Spirit)

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Nature, History, Science, Man, Moods, Spirit, World)

There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.
- George Matthew Adams
(Keywords: Successful, Applause, Care, Encouragement, Famous, Man, May, Woman)

Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God.
- Henry Adams
(Keywords: God, Man, Trying)

Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Nature, Dream, Chaos, Law, Man, Order)

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Thought, Man, Words)

Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned.
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Keywords: God, Heart, Divinity, Effort, Lies, Man, Woman)

A man must now swallow more belief than he can digest.
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Keywords: Belief, Man, Now)

Advertising is the principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the earth.
- James Randolph Adams
(Keywords: Business, Advertising, Earth, Man, Reason)

The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
- James Truslow Adams
(Keywords: Life, Attitude, Discovery, Man, Mind)

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Government, Power, Trust, Danger, Liberty, Living, Man, Maxim, Public)

My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Imagination, Country, Invention, Man, Office)

The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.
- Samuel Adams
(Keywords: Nature, Power, Authority, Earth, Law, Liberty, Man, Will)

He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections.
- Samuel Adams
(Keywords: Life, Country, Feeling, Man, Will)

To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Amusement, Man, Pleasure)

That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Father, Man, Misery, Motive, Will)

The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Life, Man, Question, Will, Yield)

The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Knowledge, Man, Nothing)

If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Heart, Laughter, Man, May, Mirth)

It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Age, Censure, Folly, Man, Persecution, Weakness, World)

An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Absurdity, Man, Talking, Will)

A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Talent, Eloquence, Man, Modesty)

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Courage, Constitution, Duty, Man, Sense)

Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Power, Man, Mind, Nothing)

Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin!
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Greatness, Country, Heaven, Man, Wrath)

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Change, Men, Nature, Climate, Common sense, Fool, Man, May)

One man's poison Ivy is another man's spinach.
- George Ade
(Keywords: Ivy, Man, Poison)

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.
- Konrad Adenauer
(Keywords: Intelligence, God, Fact, Man, Stupidity)

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Love, Law, Man, Mankind, Years)

God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: God, Soul, Goal, Cosmos, Man, Perfection, Stars)

The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Thought, Progress, Diversity, Freedom, Intellect, Man, Right, Will)

That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
- Freda Adler
(Keywords: Change, Heart, Conformity, Contradiction, Laws, Man, Needs, Order)

Woman throughout the ages has been mistress to the law, as man has been its master.
- Freda Adler
(Keywords: Law, Man, Woman)

I find the selectivity of erotic love - the choice of this man or this woman - much more intelligible if liking the person is the origin of sexual interest, rather than the other way.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Love, Choice, Interest, Man, Woman)

No harm comes to man from outside alone: dumbness is the objective spirit.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Harm, Man, Spirit)



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