Best Words Of Wisdom I Have Ever Read (Part 1)

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“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
–Abraham Lincoln

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

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
–Frederick Douglass

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
–Edmund Burke

“A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.”

“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.”
–Abraham Lincoln

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”
–George S. Patton

“It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.”
–Julius Caesar

“I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men; they are far superior and always have been.”
–William Golding

“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”
–Saint Augustine

“The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you.”
–Norman Mailer

“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.”
–Amelia Earhart

“It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”
–Norman Schwarzkopf

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

“I don’t think men dress to look attractive; I think they dress to look cool.”
–Lil Yachty

“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.”
–Blaise Pascal

“Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men.”
–Katherine Johnson

“The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.”
–Jean Piaget

“Video games are a waste of time for men with nothing else to do. Real brains don’t do that.”
–Ray Bradbury

“Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; – that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.”
–Mary Wollstonecraft

“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.”
–Orison Swett Marden

“Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.”
–Thomas Paine

“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”
–George Washington

“What I’ve never understood is why some women use plastic surgery to make themselves more attractive to men. The most beautiful woman is someone who’s happy and is always smiling.”
–Irina Shayk

“Addiction is a tough illness, and recovery from it is a hard but noble path. Men and women who walk that path deserve our support, encouragement, and admiration.”
–Sheldon Whitehouse

“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.”
–Leonardo da Vinci

“The Industrial Revolution has two phases: one material, the other social; one concerning the making of things, the other concerning the making of men.”
–Charles A. Beard

“The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.”
–Erich Fromm

“As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can.”
–Julius Caesar

“Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.”
–Oscar Wilde

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.”
–Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.”
–Mario Puzo

“I am not a hero but the brave men who died deserved this honor.”
–Ira Hayes

“Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.”
–Robert Kennedy

“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.”

“Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.”
–George S. Patton

“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.”
–Niccolo Machiavelli

“Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.”
–Oscar Wilde

“A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.”
–Charles Erwin Wilson

“Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.”
–Henry David Thoreau

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”
–William Shakespeare

“Real men laugh at opposition; real men smile when enemies appear.”
–Marcus Garvey

“There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest.”
–Napoleon Bonaparte

“Passion is what gets you through the hardest times that might otherwise make strong men weak, or make you give up.”
–Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.”
–Napoleon Bonaparte

“A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.”
–Walt Whitman

“Fires can’t be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.”
–James Baldwin

“Yes, guns are to men what jewelry is to women!”
–Steve King

“History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.”
–Karl Marx

“A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once.”
–Phyllis Diller

“Watches are the only jewelry men can wear, unless you’re Mr. T.”
–Gordon Bethune

“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.”
–Harry S Truman

“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.”
–Ayn Rand

“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.”
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.”
–Alexander Hamilton

“The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.”
–Charles Spurgeon

“Wise men make more opportunities than they find.”
–Francis Bacon

“Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.”
–Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”

“All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.”
–Sun Tzu

“There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.”
–Ernest Hemingway

“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”
–John Maynard Keynes

“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.”

“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.”
–Sigmund Freud

“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”
–Immanuel Kant

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

“The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.”

“As men get older, the toys get more expensive.”
–Marvin Davis

“Men may be popular without being ambitious, but there is hardly an ambitious man who does not try to be popular.”
–Lord North

“Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men.”
–Marcus Garvey

“Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.”
–Arthur Schopenhauer

“Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.”
–Victor Hugo

“Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.”

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue.”
–Thomas Paine

“All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.”
–John Quincy Adams

“Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”
–Katharine Hepburn

“The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.”

“In consequence of inventing machines, men will be devoured by them.”
–Jules Verne

“Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.”

“They talk like angels but they live like men.”
–St. Jerome

“Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.”
–Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
–Robert A. Heinlein

“Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.”
–Mahatma Gandhi

“Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.”
–Frederick Douglass

“Women may fall when there’s no strength in men.”
–William Shakespeare

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

“To attract men, I wear a perfume called ‘New Car Interior.’”
–Rita Rudner

“Men are the dreams of a shadow.”

“Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.”
–Thomas Jefferson

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”
–Andrew Carnegie

“Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.”
–Julius Caesar

“It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.”
–Julius Caesar

“Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.”
–Pope John XXIII

“It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.”
–John D. Rockefeller

“I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.”
–Charles V

“The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!”
–Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.”
–Robert Frost




“When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.”


–Ezra Pound



“A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.”


–Lana Turner



“We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”


–George Orwell



“Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.”


–Niccolo Machiavelli



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


–Marcus Aurelius



“There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.”


–Blaise Pascal



“The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.”


–James Cash Penney



“Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.”


–Natalie Portman



“Some people think having large breasts makes a woman stupid. Actually, it’s quite the opposite: a woman having large breasts makes men stupid.”


–Rita Rudner



“Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.”


–Lucius Annaeus Seneca



“Justice means minding one’s own business and not meddling with other men’s concerns.”





“Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions.”


–Niccolo Machiavelli



“There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.”


–John Locke



“The truth is, I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let men sometimes fool themselves.”


–Marilyn Monroe



“Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.”


–Arthur Schopenhauer



“Men may die, but the fabrics of free institutions remains unshaken.”


–Chester A. Arthur



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


–Channing Pollock



“The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.”


–Franklin D. Roosevelt



“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.”


–B. F. Skinner



“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.”


–Aldous Huxley




“Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.”

–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



“Most men who have really lived have had their great adventure. This railway is mine.”

–James J. Hill



“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.”

–Elbert Hubbard



“These are the times that try men’s souls.”

–Thomas Paine



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

–Khalil Gibran



“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.”

–Theodore Roosevelt



“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.”

–William Arthur Ward



“If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.”

–Leo Tolstoy



“The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.”

–Blaise Pascal



“Men are not allowed to think freely about chemistry and biology: why should they be allowed to think freely about political philosophy?”

–Auguste Comte

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