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Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.

Tags: Attitude, Respect  ✍ Author: Jane Addams

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.

Tags: Few, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both.

Tags: Age, Forget  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

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

Tags: Easy, Naturally  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.

Tags: Great, Learning  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.

Tags: Change, Nature  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Like most people who live in India, I complain about corruption, but know that I can live with corrupt men. It is the honest ones I secretly worry about.

Tags: Corruption, Honest  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.

Tags: Great, Life  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

For more than three thousand years men have quarreled concerning the formulas of their faith.

Tags: Faith, Three  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. It is when they are in love and reading a love letter.

Tags: Love, Women  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.

Tags: Freedom, Rule  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.

Tags: Three, Value  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men.

Tags: Ideas, Pursuit  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men.

Tags: Making, Technology  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.

Tags: Shall, Strong  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.

Tags: Passion, Victory  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

It is always in season for old men to learn.

Tags: Education, Old  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

I know how men in exile feed on dreams.

Tags: Dreams, Feed  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.

Tags: Good, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.

Tags: Away, Picture  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

Tags: Character, Envy  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.

Tags: Lives, Picture  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.

Tags: Allow, Theirs  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.

Tags: Often, Real  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.

Tags: Elected, Government  ✍ Author: Spiro T. Agnew
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No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.

Tags: Confidence, Creative  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.

Tags: Fight, Human  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

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.

Tags: Power, Trust  ✍ Author: John Adams

The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.

Tags: Done, Nation  ✍ Author: John Adams

A government of laws, and not of men.

Tags: Government, Laws  ✍ Author: John Adams

It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.

Tags: Freedom, Rather  ✍ Author: Samuel Adams

They say that children become men, and men become children. Many generations have grown up, become men, and gone hence.

Tags: Become, Children  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem

Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.

Tags: Black, Boxing  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.

Tags: Change, Others  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.

Tags: Envy, Fire  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.

Tags: Remain, Themselves  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Men are just as sensitive, and in some ways more sensitive, than women are.

Tags: Sensitive, Women  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

Men aren't the way they are because they want to drive women crazy; they've been trained to be that way for thousands of years. And that training makes it very difficult for men to be intimate.

Tags: Crazy, Women  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.

Tags: Lonely, Women  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.

Tags: Accomplish, Prepared  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

There is but one Church in which men find salvation, just as outside the ark of Noah it was not possible for anyone to be saved.

Tags: Anyone, Possible  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.

Tags: Liberty, Nature  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.

Tags: Reason, Sense  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars - when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know.

Tags: Someone, War  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.

Tags: Good, Jealousy  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

All men by nature desire knowledge.

Tags: Knowledge, Nature  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Bad men are full of repentance.

Tags: Bad, Full  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.

Tags: Acting, Quality  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.

Tags: Best, Virtue  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.

Tags: After, Life  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.

Tags: Fear, Reverence  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.

Tags: Utter, Young  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.

Tags: Democracy, Respect  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.

Tags: Friendship, Good  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.

Tags: Happiness, Life  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.

Tags: Business, Special  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.

Tags: Evil, Fear  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.

Tags: Democracy, Politics  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.

Tags: Here, Peace  ✍ Author: Neil Armstrong

He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.

Tags: Life, Read  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.

Tags: Medical, Number  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.

Tags: Compassion, God  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

Tags: Humility, Pride  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.

Tags: Love, Sympathy  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.

Tags: Sea, Stars  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.

Tags: Lives, Real  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Men exist for the sake of one another.

Tags: Another, Exist  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.

Tags: Often, Others  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them.

Tags: Pretty, Women  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.

Tags: Education, Story  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Tags: Good, Truth  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

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

Tags: Makes, Silence  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.

Tags: Equality, Power  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Tags: Equality, Liberty  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.

Tags: Great, True  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

The assertion that 'all men are created equal' was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.

Tags: Future, Great  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.

Tags: Liberty, Spirit  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

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

Tags: Character, Power  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

Tags: Both, Congress  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Force always attracts men of low morality.

Tags: Force, Morality  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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.

Tags: Act, Fate  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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

Tags: Life, Religion  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.

Tags: Nature, Power  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.

Tags: Time, Women  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.

Tags: Good, Life  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.

Tags: Great, Women  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.

Tags: Great, Majority  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

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.

Tags: Life, Nature  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair.

Tags: Life, War  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work.

Tags: Put, Work  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words 'Ich bin ein Berliner!'

Tags: May, Words  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

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.

Tags: Cannot, Problems  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.

Tags: Easy, Strength  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.

Tags: Among, Dreams  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women.

Tags: Gossip, Women  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Men who think that a woman's past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak.

Tags: Love, Stupid  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

Tags: Ambition, Women  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves.

Tags: Fool, Truth  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

I think one of the basic reasons men make good friends is that they can make up their minds quickly.

Tags: Friends, Good  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Girls shouldn't worry about being the equal of men in the business world.

Tags: Business, Worry  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

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