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A man likes his wife to be
by Israel Zangwill

A man likes his wife to be
just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness,
and just stupid enough to admire it.
- Israel Zangwill

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The only true love is love at first sight;
second sight dispels it.
- Israel Zangwill

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

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- 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

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

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

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

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

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

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

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

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

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

Anxiety is love's greatest killer.
It makes one feel as you might
when a drowning man holds unto you.
You want to save him, but you know
he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anais Nin

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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


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