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Don’t ever criticize yourself. Don’t go around all day long thinking, ‘I’m unattractive, I’m slow, I’m not as smart as my brother.’ God wasn’t having a bad day when he made you… If you don’t love yourself in the right way, you can’t love your neighbour. You can’t be as good as you are supposed to be.
When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.
He who refuses to learn deserves extinction.
A person can only be born in one place. However, he may die several times elsewhere: in the exiles and prisons, and in a homeland transformed by the occupation and oppression into a nightmare.
He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend; provided, of course, he really is dead.
Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC’s military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge.
It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.
The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something.
A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.
He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man’s self-respect is a sin.
It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away.
I have no religion, and at times I wish all religions at the bottom of the sea. He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government; it is as if he would catch his people in a trap.
The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.
God has already done everything He’s going to do. The ball is now in your court. If you want success, if you want wisdom, if you want to be prosperous and healthy, you’re going to have to do more than meditate and believe; you must boldly declare words of faith and victory over yourself and your family.
Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
After 50 years of smoking unfiltered cigarettes, my father died, too young, of a massive heart attack. He was 69. It’s almost certain that all those years of nicotine inhalation were a major contributor to his clogged arteries.
To save your world you asked this man to die; would this man, could he see you now, ask why?
The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.
Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.
A man’s only as old as the woman he feels.
We have met the enemy and he is us.
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
In order to become prosperous, a person must initially work very hard, so he or she has to sacrifice a lot of leisure time.
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
Only when a man will not do some things is he capable of doing great things.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.
An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination.
Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.
For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
I think slavery is the next thing to hell. If a person would send another into bondage, he would, it appears to me, be bad enough to send him into hell if he could.
A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
The United States brags about its political system, but the President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves.
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
He fashioned hell for the inquisitive.
Where a man can live, he can also live well.
Give a man a free hand and he’ll run it all over you.
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep.
The fighter is born. He cannot be made.
When Christ died, He died for you individually just as much as if you’d been the only man in the world.
He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing.
The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter – for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.
When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.
Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.
The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair.
In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we’re pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker‘s praise without anxiety.
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
When love is at its best, one loves so much that he cannot forget.
If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.
He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
The great man is he who does not lose his child’s-heart.
When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.
There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
Death comes for us all. Even for kings he comes.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
I like a man who grins when he fights.
If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.
He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.
In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man’s laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man.
God is the same God, always and everywhere. He is omnipresent not virtually only, but also substantially, for virtue cannot subsist without substance.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
No one should be ashamed to admit he is wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.
During a political campaign everyone is concerned with what a candidate will do on this or that question if he is elected except the candidate; he’s too busy wondering what he’ll do if he isn’t elected.
You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.
The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them.
To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
He was as fresh as is the month of May.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
No leader, however strong, can succeed at anything of national importance or significance unless he has the support and cooperation of the people he is tasked to lead and sworn to serve.
He who is contented is rich.
He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.
God has equipped you to handle difficult things. In fact, He has already planted the seeds of discipline and self-control inside you. You just have to water those seeds with His Word to make them grow!
He who lives by the crystal ball will eat shattered glass.
When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man‘s wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.
No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.
A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others.
We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.
Man is a genius when he is dreaming.
Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.
That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.
A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
A good captain is great only if he has a great team.
He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana.
Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous – everyone hasn’t met me yet.
No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
There’s a difference between being a comic and a comedian. A comic is a guy who says funny things, and a comedian is a guy who says things funny, and he has a style and point of view that will last much longer.
God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.
Only one man ever understood me, and he didn’t understand me.
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
Open-minded people tend to be interested in Buddhism because Buddha urged people to investigate things – he didn’t just command them to believe.
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
My relationship with God has gotten so much stronger. He’s always had his hand on me. He always guided me. I didn’t always go where he wanted me to go. But He always had me. Now that I’m actually listening and being obedient, life is so much better.
Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.
For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.
A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil.
The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose.
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
He not busy being born is busy dying.
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.
A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.
The education of a man is never completed until he dies.
A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.
Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn’t got any.
A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
A man is what he thinks about all day long.
Fereydun, that’s my dad’s name. My grandmother, my dad’s mom, when she was pregnant, she was dating a man from Persia, a Persian gentleman. It wasn’t his child, but he was still very supportive and said, ‘Hey, this is a great name,’ and so it stuck. So that’s what she named him.
He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president’s.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.
No one rises so high as he who knows not whither he is going.
Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
He who is brave is free.
Every volcano is a powerful illustration of God’s character. He is a Vesuvius of goodness, life, and energy.
An expert is somebody who is more than 50 miles from home, has no responsibility for implementing the advice he gives, and shows slides.
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
What really matters is how God sees me. He isn’t concerned with labels; he is concerned about the state of man’s soul.
The right of nature… is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
He who spares the bad injures the good.
A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
There is a difference between a fighter and a martial artist. A fighter is training for a purpose: He has a fight. I’m a martial artist. I don’t train for a fight. I train for myself. I’m training all the time. My goal is perfection. But I will never reach perfection.
Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
A loser doesn’t know what he’ll do if he loses, but talks about what he’ll do if he wins, and a winner doesn’t talk about what he’ll do if he wins, but knows what he’ll do if he loses.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent.
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.
There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.
Anyone who said he wasn’t afraid during the civil rights movement was either a liar or without imagination. I was scared all the time. My hands didn’t shake but inside I was shaking.
Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
He that is jealous is not in love.
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.
Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince’s part to pardon.
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
We have this American president, Obama, born of an African father, who is saying we will not give you aid if you don’t embrace homosexuality. We ask, was he born out of homosexuality? We need continuity in our race, and that comes from the woman, and no to homosexuality.
We can have no ’50-50′ allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.
There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He.
The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.
There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say: ‘Enough is enough.’
He who keeps his cool best wins.
Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
We should not say that one man’s hour is worth another man’s hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Time is everything, man is nothing: he is at the most time’s carcass.
To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
An artist is always alone – if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
He who stops being better stops being good.
Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.
Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he’d lie just to keep his hand in.
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
We called him Tortoise because he taught us.
He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.
God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.
If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.
I hope I go to Heaven, and when I do, I’m going to do what every San Franciscan does when he gets there. He looks around and says, ‘It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.’
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a person as if he were where he could be and should be, and he will become what he could be and should be.
Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.
He has the most who is most content with the least.
The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face.
Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.
A prohibitionist is the sort of man one couldn’t care to drink with, even if he drank.
He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.
Allah says in the Qur’an not to despise one another. So the criterion in Islam is not color or social status. It’s who is most righteous. If I go to a mosque – and I’m a basketball player with money and prestige – if I go to a mosque and see an imam, I feel inferior. He’s better than me. It’s about knowledge.
A man can do all things if he but wills them.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
God may not be there when you want him but he is always on time.
Without translation, I would be limited to the borders of my own country. The translator is my most important ally. He introduces me to the world.
God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board.
I went down the street to the 24-hour grocery. When I got there, the guy was locking the front door. I said, ‘Hey, the sign says you’re open 24 hours.’ He said, ‘Yes, but not in a row.’
My dad always said, ‘Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.’
For my own part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen the representative of our country. He is a bird of bad moral character. He does not get his living honestly.
My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.
With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon. You know all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, and he’s like, yeah, he’s sure he can control the demon? Doesn’t work out.
A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.
A man is what he thinks about all day long.
He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace.
A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
A diplomat is a man who thinks twice before he says nothing.
And God said, ‘Let there be light’ and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
A lot of y’all are lonely and y’all lonely because you’re overlooking a good man. Why? Because y’all wanna be with the hardcore thug. The man that is pretending to be everything that he isn’t.
At one point, I recognized that Warren Buffett, though he had every advantage in learning from Ben Graham, did not copy Ben Graham but, rather, set out on his own path and ran money his way, by his own rules… I also immediately internalized the idea that no school could teach someone how to be a great investor.
Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.
He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
He who knows best knows how little he knows.
There’s one way to find out if a man is honest – ask him. If he says, ‘Yes,’ you know he is a crook.
In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine.
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.
He who angers you conquers you.
So I said to the gym instructor: ‘Can you teach me to do the splits?’ He said: ‘How flexible are you?’ I said: I can’t make Tuesdays.’
He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
He who laughs most, learns best.
My dad has given me the best gift anyone has ever given me. He gave me wings to fly.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
I have died many times. I have actually beaten Jesus Christ because he only died once.
If a man reaches the heart of his own religion, he has reached the heart of the others, too. There is only one God, and there are many paths to him.
Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.
Prince might be bringing that low sound back, because he has that double bass.
My father will anticipate everything. He will leave you and me no chance to do a great and brilliant deed.
It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.
Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world.
The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
I only hope that He will let me preach to those who have never heard that name Jesus. What else is worthwhile in this life? I have heard of nothing better. ‘Lord, send me!’
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.
Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.
Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.
Man is what he believes.
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.
Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
God sent me on earth. He send me to do something, and nobody can stop me. If God want to stop me, then I stop. Man never can.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer – and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
We should remember that one man is much the same as another, and that he is best who is trained in the severest school.
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Nothing can resist the person who smiles at life – I don’t mean the ironic and disillusioned smile of my grandfather, but the triumphant smile of the person who knows that he will survive, or that at least he will be saved by what seems to be destroying him.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.
God didn’t make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money.
If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.
He conquers who endures.