man quotes

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

One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork.Edward Abbey

Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.John Abbott

The very essence of rationalism is that it assumes that the reason is the highest faculty in man and the lord of all the rest.Lyman Abbott

I am not going to say I have been a saint. I have not been a perfect man. None is perfect but the Father, which is in Heaven.Ralph Abernathy

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

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

You can't walk alone. Many have given the illusion, but none have really walked alone. Man is not made that way. Each man is bedded in his people, their history, their culture, and their values.Peter Abrahams

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

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'Abigail Adams

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.Henry Adams

A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.Joseph Addison

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

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

Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion.Joseph Addison

The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.Joseph Addison

To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.Joseph Addison

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

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

A man never feels more important than when he receives a telegram containing more than ten words.George Ade