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Thoughts by Francis Bacon

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This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
- Francis Bacon

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

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

 

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

Those that want friends to open themselves unto
are cannibals of their own hearts.
- Francis Bacon

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) PHOTO

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

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

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln) PHOTO

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot PHOTO

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

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

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

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

A man's pride shall bring him low,
but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
- Proverbs 29:23

Faith is a living and unshakable confidence,
a belief in the grace of God so assured that
a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
- Martin Luther

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

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Before the throne of the Almighty,
man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions.
For God alone reads our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.
- Meister Eckhart

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

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

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.

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)

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

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
take which course he will,
he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

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

The highest revelation is that God is in every man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

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

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

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

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

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

There is One Infinite Mind,
which of necessity includes all that is,
whether it be the intelligence in man,
the life in the animal,
or the invisible Presence which is God.
- Ernest Holmes

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

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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.

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]

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.

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

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

Man does not weave this web of life.
He is merely a strand of it.
Whatever he does to the web,
he does to himself.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

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

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

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

The Divine Plan is one of Freedom.
The inherent nature of man is ever seeking
to express itself in terms of freedom,
because freedom is the birthright of every living soul.
- Ernest Holmes

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

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

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

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

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

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

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

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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