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More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent. ...
by Billy Sunday

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Purpose Life-Purpose Success

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Real friendships among men are so rare
that when they occur they are famous.
- Clarence Day

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not work that kills men; it is worry.
Worry is rust upon the blade.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

 

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men.
- Robert E. Lee

Women want mediocre men,
and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
- Margaret Mead

I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself,
I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal

It takes time to persuade men to do even
what is for their own good.
- Thomas Jefferson

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

Love men and women not for their strength
but their softness,
not for their fullness but their hunger,
not for their plenty but their need.
- Anais Nin
(paraphrase)

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
If they would only expend the same
amount of energy loving their fellow men,
the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
- Helen Keller

Every creature is better alive than dead,
men and moose and pine trees,
and he who understands it aright
will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
- Henry David Thoreau

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Here's a toast to your new bride who has everything a girl
could want in her life, except for good taste in men.
- Anonymous

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Women marry men hoping they will change.
Men marry women hoping they will not.
- Albert Einstein

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
- Henry David Thoreau

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire,
men cannot live without a spiritual life.
- The Buddha

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

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

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

It's not the men in your life that counts,
it's the life in your men.
- Mae West, in the movie I'm No Angel

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In every society some men are born to rule,
and some to advise.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

All men are children, and of one family.
The same tale sends them all to bed,
and wakes them in the morning.
- Henry David Thoreau


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