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These are some of the best 'Man' quotations and sayings.

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A man after his own heart.

A man is like a bit of Labrador spar, which has no lustre as you turn it in your hand until you come to a particular angle; then it shows deep and beautiful colors. - There is no adaptation or universal applicability in men, but each has his special talent, and the mastery of successful men consists in adroitly keeping themselves where and when that turn shall be oftenest to be practised.

A man must stand erect, not be kept erect by others.

A man's a man for a' that!

A man's ledger does not tell what he is, or what lie is worth. - Count what is in man, not what is on him, if you would know what he is worth - whether rich or poor.

An evil man is clay to God, and wax to the devil; a good man is God's wax, and Satan's clay.

An honest man is the noblest work of God.

Bounded in his nature, infinite in his desires, man is a fallen god who has a recollection of heaven.

Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils.

Contemporaries appreciate the man rather than his merit; posterity will regard the merit rather than the man.

Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause; he noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws. All other Life is living Death, a world where none but Phantoms dwell, a breath, a wind, a sound, a voice, a tinkling of the camel-bell.

Do you know what a man is? Are not birth, beauty, good shape, discourse, manhood, learning, gentleness, virtue, youth, liberality, and such like, the spice and salt that season a man?

Does man differ from the other animals? Only in posture. The rest are bent, but he is a wild beast who walks upright.

Every human soul is of infinite value, eternal, free; no human being, therefore, is so placed as not to have within his reach, in himself and others, objects adequate to infinite endeavor.

Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool. It seems as if heaven had sent its insane angels into our world as to an asylum. And here they will break out into their native music, and utter at intervals the words they have heard in heaven; then the mad fit returns, and they mope and wallow like dogs!

Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.

Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.

Every man is valued in this world as he shows by his conduct that he wishes to be valued.

For my part, I am not so sure at bottom that man is, as he says, the king of nature; he is far more its devastating tyrant. I believe he has many things to learn from animal societies, older than his own and of infinite variety.

God give us men. A time like this demands Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands! Men whom the lust of office does not kill, Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy, Men who possess opinions and a will, Men who love honor, men who cannot lie.


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