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Sad Quotes about Man

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Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Related topics: Sad Feeling-Down Cynical Movie Life

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

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

I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's
most effective criticism until you provoke him.
Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
- Henry David Thoreau


 

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)

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

Jealousy is that pain which a man feels
from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved
by the person whom he entirely loves.
- Joseph Addison



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A man's dying is more his survivor's affair than his own.
- Thomas Mann

Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody
- John Churton Collins

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

Man knows so much and does so little.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

A man never knows how to say goodbye;
a woman never knows when to say it.
- Helen Rowland

There was a time when a man was so convinced
that the world was round
that he was determined to prove it.
- Ernest Holmes

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

When you have to kill a man,
it costs nothing to be polite.
- Winston Churchill

Hunger makes a thief of any man.
- Pearl S. Buck

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

The healthy man does not torture others -
generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
- Carl Jung

The man who can smile when things go wrong
has thought of someone else he can blame it on.
- Robert Bloch

Man's role is uncertain, undefined, and perhaps unnecessary.
- Margaret Mead

An excellent man;
he has no enemies;
and none of his friends like him.
- Oscar Wilde

I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers,
looks around for a coffin.
- H. L. Mencken

An intellectual is a man
who takes more words than necessary
to tell more than he knows.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
- Winston Churchill

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

The man who does not read good books
has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
- Mark Twain

It appears to be a law that you cannot have
a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
- Henry David Thoreau

The savage in man is never quite eradicated.
- Henry David Thoreau

One man's "magic" is another man's engineering.
"Supernatural" is a null word.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Man's nature is not essentially evil.
Brute nature has been known to
yield to the influence of love.
You must never despair of human nature.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

We are born believing.
A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If it keeps up, man will atrophy
all his limbs but the push-button finger.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Never stir up litigation.
A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.
- Abraham Lincoln

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
- Albert Schweitzer

Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because
he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong
only because he has remained silent.
- Winston Churchill

If a man smiles all the time,
he's probably selling something that doesn't work.
- George Carlin

The civilized man has built a coach,
but has lost the use of his feet.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reason why the world lacks unity,
and lies broken and in heaps,
is, because man is disunited with himself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty is the bait which with delight
allures man to enlarge his kind.
- Socrates

Every man thinks God is on his side.
- Jean Anouilh

You know your god is man-made when he
hates all the same people you do.
- Anonymous

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
- Winston Churchill

Morality which depends upon the helplessness
of a man or woman has not much to recommend it.
Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I know that God made the whole world in 4004 BC.
I know because my preacher told me. He's a good man.
He's even saving up all the money we give him
to go to bible college someday.
- Anonymous Humor

The way for a young man to rise is
to improve himself in every way he can,
never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
- Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Attlee is a very modest man.
Indeed he has a lot to be modest about.
- Winston Churchill

I would never want to be a member of a group
whose symbol was a man nailed to two pieces of wood.
- George Carlin

If you can not answer a man's argument,
all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
- Elbert Hubbard

The man of science is a poor philosopher.
- Albert Einstein

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something;
in the absence of good grounds for belief,
he will be satisfied with bad ones.
- Bertrand Russell

Sometimes it happens that a man's circle
of horizon becomes smaller and smaller,
and as the radius approaches zero
it concentrates on one point.
And then that becomes his point of view.
- David Hilbert

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything
and the value of nothing.
- Oscar Wilde

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A conservative is a man who is
too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
- Elbert Hubbard

The man who reads nothing at all
is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
- Thomas Jefferson

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

I will far rather see the race of man extinct
than that we should become less than beasts
by making the noblest of God's creation,
woman, the object of our lust.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When I hear a man preach,
I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
- Abraham Lincoln

You can always tell when a man's well informed.
His views are pretty much like your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It is sad but unfortunately true that
man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

God must love the common man, he made so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Many a man owes his success to his first wife
and his second wife to his success.
- Jim Backus

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

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


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