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And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,
by Thomas B. Macaulay

And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,
for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public
in one of its periodical fits of morality.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Reform, that we may preserve.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

 

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down
as a self-evident proposition that no people ought
to be free till they are fit to use their freedom.
The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who
resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Nothing is so useless as a general maxim.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

She thoroughly understands what no other Church has ever understood,
how to deal with enthusiasts.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

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The object of oratory alone in not truth,
but persuasion.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Such night in England ne'er had been,
nor ne'er again shall be.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close,
and rendering it portable.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than
a king without the desire to read.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The effect of violent dislike between groups has always
created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

An acre in Middlesex is better than a principality in Utopia.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The English Bible - a book which, if everything else
in our language should perish,
would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Temple was a man of the world amongst men of letters,
a man of letters amongst men of the world.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The measure of a man's real character is what he would
do if he knew he would never be found out.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces,
and that cure is freedom.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

A single breaker may recede; but the tide is evidently coming in.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Nothing except the mint can make money without advertising.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry,
without a certain unsoundness of mind.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The gallery in which the reporters sit has become a
fourth estate of the realm.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

People crushed by law have no hopes but from power.
If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency
whatever to make men good reasoners.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof
of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The best portraits are those in which there is a slight mixture of caricature.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

I shall not be satisfied unless I produce something
which shall for a few days supersede the last fashionable
novel on the tables of young ladies.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

To sum up the whole, we should say that the aim of
the Platonic philosophy was to exalt man into a god.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Turn where we may, within, around, the voice of great
events is proclaiming to us,
Reform, that you may preserve!
- Thomas B. Macaulay

There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second.
But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear,
but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

That is the best government which desires to make the people happy,
and knows how to make them happy.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country,
to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed
from the Western nomenclature,
and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying
knowledge to the great mass of the population.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended
below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing
before the English of the nineteenth century a true
picture of the life of their ancestors.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
- Charles Darwin

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

We can never replace a friend.
When a man is fortunate enough to have several,
he finds they are all different.
No one has a double in friendship.
- Johann Schiller

So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well
wishes it for my sake.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

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

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

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

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

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

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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


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