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Franklin Pierce Adams Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Franklin Pierce Adams

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When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

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

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

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

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

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

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln) PHOTO

 

I don't like that man.
I must get to know him better.
- Abraham Lincoln

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) PHOTO

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
- Carl Jung

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

Experience is not what happens to a man.
It is what a man does with what happens to him.
- Aldous Huxley

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

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

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

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

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

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

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

A man too busy to take care of his health is like
a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker.
A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
- The Buddha

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

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Habit is habit,
and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
- Mark Twain

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

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

All religions must be tolerated...
for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
- Epictetus

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

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

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man is a failure who enjoys life.
- William Feather

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
- Mark Twain

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain


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