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Altruism Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Altruism.

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.

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

 

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

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

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

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

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

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

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

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

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

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

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

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

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

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

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

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

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

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.

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
- Anonymous

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

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

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

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

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

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

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

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

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

If you stand up and be counted,
from time to time you may get yourself knocked down.
But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
- Thomas J. Watson

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]

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields


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