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Every man dies. Not every man truly lives. ...
by Braveheart

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

 

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

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

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

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For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

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.
- Nelson Mandela

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

I submit to you that if a man hasn't
discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

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

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

If a man loses 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.
- Henry David Thoreau

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him,
that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men,
and when he devotes himself helpfully
to all life that is in need of help.
- Albert Schweitzer


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