A man that hath friends
must shew himself friendly:
and there is a friend that
sticketh closer than a brother.
And again I say unto you, It
is easier for a camel to go through
the eye of a needle, than for a
rich man to enter into the king-
dom of God.
For what shall it profit a man,
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?
Every man according as he
purposeth in his heart, so let him
give; not grudgingly, or of neces-
sity: for God loveth a cheerful
At 66 Sandringham Crescent
an upright piano was being eased down
a long flight of stairs by three men
all wearing off-white overalls.
Backward, staccato, two stepped
till the taller of the two men
began to collapse in slow
slow slow motion
and the piano
to the hallway's rising floor
crashing its memories of music:
simple tunes such as 3 Blind Mice,
as well as great meaningful sonatas
of profundity and faraway,
into a scattered anarchic jigsaw
of free-loving volatile
till the stricken piano
lost its memory entirely.
After the ambulance arrived (too late)
one removal man lit a cigarette
and sensing the wide-awake stare
of the householder
tapped the grey ash, with great delicacy,
into the cupped hollow of his left hand.
Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel.
The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.
Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important.
A man must now swallow more belief than he can digest.
Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned.
Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God.
No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.
No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
No man should be in politics unless he would honestly rather not be there.
Only on the edge of the grave can man conclude anything.
Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.
The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
A molehill man is a pseudo-busy executive who comes to work at 9 a.m. and finds a molehill on his desk. He has until 5 p.m. to make this molehill into a mountain. An accomplished molehill man will often have his mountain finished before lunch.
Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.
Some time when you're feeling important
Some time when your ego's in bloom
Some time when you feel you are
The best qualified man in the room,
Some time when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow this simple instruction
And see how it humbles the soul.
Take a bucket and fill it with water
Place your hands in it up to your wrists
Take them out and the hole that remains
Is a measure of how you'll be missed.
You may splash all you like as they enter
You may stir up the water galore
But take them out and in just a moment
It will look just the same as before.
The moral of this is quite simple
Just do the best that you can.
Be proud of yourself but remember
There is no indispensable man.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go, if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
Woe betide the man who dares to pay a woman a compliment today ... Forget the flowers, the chocolates, the soft word - rather woo her with a self-defence manual in one hand and a family planning leaflet in the other.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainty.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
If you look at films about becoming a man, coming-of-age movies are made with 12-, 16-, 40-, 50-year-olds... For a guy to feel like he's a 100 percent grown-up is almost like giving up. Like admitting that you're on your way into the grave.
No man has ever yet discovered the way to give friendly advice to any woman, not even to his own wife.
When you apply the word power to a man, it means strong and bold - very positive attributes. When you use it to describe a woman, it suggests bitchy, insensitive, hard.
For man's greatest crime is to have been born.
When you think about it, giving up yourrealpersonality is a small price to pay for the richness ofliving happily ever afterwith an actual man!
For now. But if I ever decide you're useless, you are a dead man.To be killed by you is to be desired more than a life excluded from your service.Bravo.Her Imperial Viciousness laughed with genuine feeling.Bravo!
Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.
Retirement is an illusion. Not a reward but a mantrap. The bankrupt underside of success. A shortcut to death. Golf courses are too much like cemetries.
If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. My advice: Don't worry about yourself. Take care of those who work for you and you'll float to greatness on their achievements.
All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.
Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to sell it.
Each man the architect of his own fate.
What is a rebel? A man who says no.
Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe,
Bold I can meet - perhaps may turn his blow!
But of all plagues, Good Heaven, thy wrath can send,
Save, save, Oh, save me from the candid friend!
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
The man who dies rich dies disgraced.
He was a man with a great future behind him.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness - its opposite - never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
A woman can become a man's friend only in the following stages - first an acquaintance, next a mistress, and only then a friend.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now, he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined, and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Tea, although an Oriental,
Is a gentleman at least;
Cocoa is a cad and coward,
Cocoa is a vulgar beast.
There is a great deal of difference between the eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations ... The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
I am a manhe told her,
and men do not consume pink beverages. Get thee gone woman, and bring me something brown.
Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
A gentleman can withstand hardships; it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
The superior man is easy to serve, but difficult to please ... The inferior man is difficult to serve, but easy to please.
Imprisoned in every fat man a thin one is wildly signalling to be let out.
There is no hate without fear. Hate is crystallized fear, fear's dividend, fear objectivized. We hate what we fear and so where hate is, fear will be lurking. Thus we hate what threatens our person, our liberty, our privacy, our income, our popularity, our vanity and our dreams and plans for ourselves. If we can isolate this element in what we hate we may be able to cease from hating. Analyse in this way the hatred of ideas or of the kind of people whom we have once loved and whose faces are preserved in Spirits of Anger. Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate; a child who fears noises becomes the man who hates them.
Better build schoolrooms forthe boy,
Than cells and gibbets forthe man.
The man that hails you Tom or Jack,
And proves by thumps upon your back
How he esteems your merit,
Is such a friend, that one had need
Be very much his friend indeed
To pardon or to bear it.
I would be married, but I'd have no wife, I would be married to a single life.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize the truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself as well as for others.
The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute - and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
The mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man.
Man tell us our lives are free of danger. We stay at home. They go to war. Rubbish. I'd rather face three assaults. In line of battle, than bear one child.
A man shouldn't fool with booze until he's fifty; then he's a damn fool if he doesn't.
One of the saddest things is that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day, day after day, is work. You can't eat ... nor make love for eight hours.
No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.
The stronger man's argument is always the best.
To measure the man, measure his heart.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors.
What is a man if he is not a thief who openly charges as much as he can for the goods he sells.
Today, I consider myself, the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
It is practically impossible for a top management man, or even middle management, to be doing the degree and level of work that he should be doing and, at the same time, have a clean desk.
I think a man is a business failure who lets his family life interfere with his business record ... business is no place for him.
No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
An expert is a man who knows some of the worst errors that can be made in the subject in question and who therefore understands how to avoid them.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
A man is known by the silence he keeps.
A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even... without any hope of doing it well.
A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's; she changes it more often.
I can charge a man's battery and then recharge it again. But it is only when he has his own generator that we can talk about motivation. He then needs no outside stimulation. He wants to do it.
Cheers hearten a man. But jeers are just as essential. They help maintain his sense of balance and proportion.
A man has his clothes made to fit him; a woman makes herself fit her clothes.
A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that operates with perfect equality.
A new type of woman arises. She is called a career woman. A man is never a career man. That is his right and privilege. But the woman is called career woman because hercareer... demands that she ... even renounce normal life.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.
A speech is a solemn responsibility. The man who makes a bad thirty-minute speech to two hundred people wastes only a half-hour of his own time. But he wastes one hundred hours of the audience's time - more than four days - which should be a hanging offense.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
Mistakes are, after all, the foundation of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
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.
When power leads men towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
Being kissed by a man who didn't wax his moustache was - like eating an egg without salt.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The trouble with marriage is that, while every woman is at heart a mother, every man is at heart a bachelor.
For a woman to attain a high level in a male-dominated profession, she has to work twice as hard and/or be twice as smart.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
An administrator in a bureaucratic world is a man who can feel big by merging his non-entity with an abstraction. A real person in touch with real things inspires terror in him.
A man must not always tell all, for that were folly; but what a man says should be what he thinks.
I just got to a point where I was lying to myself constantly, so I had to face up to that. It was a lot of... I don't want to use the wordsself sacrifice,but that's what it felt like. It was giving up who I thought I was and starting over from scratch and realizing the man that I am was good enough.
Show me the man who has enjoyed his schooldays and I will show you a bully and a bore.
You do not have to be the son of a rich man to be an entrepreneur. Today kids are far more willing to take risks because they've seen high rewards.
It's easier for a rich man to ride that camel through the eye of a needle directly into the Kingdom of Heaven, than for some of us to give up our cell phone.
No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be than this -devoted and obedient.This definition would do just as well for a porter. It might even do for a horse. It would not do for a policeman.
Defeat doesn't finish a man - quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
I'm fat, but I'm thin inside. Has it ever struck you that there's a thin man inside every fat man, just as they say there's a statue inside every block of stone?
Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
Man does not speak because he thinks; he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think.
Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
Misquotation is ... the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.
Short of genius, a rich man cannot imagine poverty.
Where there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same income.
God is the brave man's hope, and not the coward's excuse.
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never Is, but always To be blest.
Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber, and as deadly as a hit man.
Sing in the tones of prayer,
Sing till the soaring soul
Shall float above the world's control
In Freedom everywhere!
Sing for the good that is to be,
Sing for the eyes that are to see
The land where man at last is free,
O sing for Liberty!
There is no indispensable man.
For one man is my world of all the men
This wide world holds; O love, my world is you.
No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet introspection.
Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains.
A bachelor gets tangled up with a lot of women in order to avoid getting tied up by one.
A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.
It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
Never trust a husband too far or a bachelor too near.
I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was Man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
The man who accepts the laissez-faire doctrine would allow his garden to grow wild so that roses might fight it out with the weeds and the fittest might survive.
Profits are the lifeblood of the economic system, the magic elixir upon which progress and all good things depend ultimately. But one man's lifeblood is another man's cancer.
Crying is almost a ritual that male politicians must do to prove they are compassionate, but women are supposed to wear iron britches.
Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Methinks sometimes I have no more wit than a Christian or an ordinary man has; but I am a great eater of beef, and I believe that does harm to my wit.
O powerful love, that in some respects makes a beast a man, in some other, a man a beast.
Oh! how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.
I have nothing to offer you but my strength for your defence, my honesty for your surety, my ability and industry for your livelihood, and my authority and position for your dignity. That is all it becomes a man to offer to a woman.
What God hath joined together no man shall ever put asunder; God will take care of that.
What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.
Gentlemen, you are now about to embark on a course of studies which will occupy you for two years. Together, they form a noble adventure. But I would like to remind you of an important point. Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.
One evil in old age is that as your time is come you think every little illness is the beginning of the end. When a man expects to be arrested every knock at the door is an alarm.
You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again.
Trust that man in nothing who has not a conscience in everything.
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
He was a bold man that first eat an oyster.
There are few wild beasts more to be dreaded than a talking man having nothing to say.
For Man is man and master of his fate.
In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
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.
Boys are perhaps beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of eighteen months and ninety years.
All the president is is a glorified PR man who spends his life flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.
I became a newspaperman. I hated to do it, but I couldn't find honest employment.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
That is just the way of the world; an enemy can partly ruin a man, but it takes a good-natured injudicious friend to complete the thing and make it perfect.
The timid man yearns for full value and asks a tenth. The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.
The mark of a moderate man is freedom from his own ideas. Tolerant like the sky, all-pervading like sunlight, firm like a mountain, supple like a tree in the wind, he has no destination in view and makes use of anything life happens to bring his way.
I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye.
By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.
Examinations are of no value whatsoever. If a man is a gentleman, he knows quite enough, and if he is not a gentleman, whatever he knows is bad for him.
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. I have not one who is a fool. They are all men of some intellectual power, and consequently they all appreciate me.
If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.
One man's wage increase is another man's price increase.
There is no such thing as a man being too proud to fight.
Think where man's glory most begins and ends,
And say my glory was I had such friends.
When you are old and gray and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read ...
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face.