quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Famous Better Man quotations

Better man quote Silence is better than bullshit.

Silence is better than bullshit.

I'll tell you what's at the bottom of it.

If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you.

A man who governs his passions is master of his world.

We must either command them or be enslaved by them. It is better to be a hammer than an anvil.

Better man quote Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.

Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.

Laws that forbid the carrying of arms .

. . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

You know better than I that in a Republic talent is always suspect.

A man attains an elevated position only when his mediocrity prevents him from being a threat to others. And for this reason a democracy is never governed by the most competent, but rather by those whose insignificance will not jeopardize anyone else's self-esteem.

Better man quote Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will apprec

Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.

The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.

When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life.

There is no such thing as bad whiskey.

Some whiskeys just happen to be better than others. But a man shouldn't fool with booze until he's fifty; then he's a damn fool if he doesn't.

Better man quote It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flo

It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanses the heart.

If the game shakes me or breaks me, I hope it makes me a better man.

Science and religion are not antagonists.

On the contrary, they are sisters. While science tries to learn more about the creation, religion tries to better understand the Creator. While through science man tries to harness the forces of nature around him, through religion he tries to harness the force of nature within him.

Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.

Better man quote No matter how much it hurts now, someday you will look back and realize your str

No matter how much it hurts now, someday you will look back and realize your struggles changed your life for the better.

Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.

A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.

If a man's patience is stronger than his whims and desires, then he is like an angel, but if his whims and desires are stronger than his patience, then he is like a devil. If his desire for food, drink and sex is stronger than his patience, then he is no better than an animal.

Better man quote A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arr

A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.

The greatest flaw of human beings is to remain glued to the inventory of reason.

Reason doesn't deal with man as energy. Reason deals with instruments that create energy, but it has never seriously occurred to reason that we are better than instruments: we are organisms that create energy. We are bubbles of energy.

We have to build a better man before we can build a better society.

A grateful dog is better than an ungrateful man.

Better man quote It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.

It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.

No man is hurt but by himself. ...Literally by how he interprets what happens to him. If he focusses on how it could have been better, he will be hurt. If he focusses on how it could have been worse, he will be happy. The same is true for women too.

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

Better man quote Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.

Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.

In walking through the world there is a choice for a man to make.

He can choose the fair and open path, the path which sound ethics, sound democracy, and the common law prescribe, or choose the secret way by which he can get the better of his fellow man.

Do you hate people? I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around.

Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.

Better man quote A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things that can be compared unto her.

Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man. One whose mind is not free, though he may not be in prison, is a prisoner and not a free man. One whose mind is not free though alive, is no better than dead. Freedom of mind is the proof of one's existence.

For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!

Better man quote The mission of your life should be to leave a better world behind than what you

The mission of your life should be to leave a better world behind than what you inherited.

In dark ages people are best guided by religion, as in a pitch-black night a blind man is the best guide; he knows the roads and paths better than a man who can see. When daylight comes, however, it is foolish to use blind, old men as guides.

A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing, but newspapers.

Better man quote Try no to resist the changes that come in your way. Instead, let life live throu

Try no to resist the changes that come in your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? How Rumi Can Change Your Life?

The world is always waiting for someone to save the day, make things better.

We've lost hope in politics, preachers. ... As a child of God, I just believe that Jesus is our hero, he is the one that came to save man's life, to save man's soul, to restore people back to themselves with a love that's real - an unconditional sacrificial love.

At this very moment enormous numbers of intelligent men and women of goodwill are trying to build a better world. But problems are born faster than they can be solved.

But men labor under a mistake. The better part of the man is soon plowed into the soil for compost.

And I hope that five years and 10 years from now, I'll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity.

In prayer, it is better to have heart without words, than words without heart.

Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin entice a man to cease from prayer. The spirit of prayer is more precious than treasures of gold and silver. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.

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