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Exchange Quotes

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The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Related topics: Values Wisdom Insight

To let go means to give up coercing, resisting, or struggling,
in exchange for something more powerful and wholesome
which comes out of allowing things to be as they are
without getting caught up in your attraction to or rejection of them,
in the intrinsic stickiness of wanting, of liking and disliking.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

The cost of a thing is the amount
of what I will call life
which is required to be exchanged for it,
immediately or in the long run.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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How much pain they have cost us,
the evils which have never happened.
- Thomas Jefferson

I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
- Abraham Lincoln

The cost of freedom is always high,
but Americans have always paid it.
And one path we shall never choose,
and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
- John F. Kennedy

 

If the children are untaught,
their ignorance and vices will in future life
cost us much dearer in their consequences
than it would have done in their
correction by a good education.
- Thomas Jefferson

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be,
we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

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

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

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

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

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

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.

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

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

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

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.

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

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

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)

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

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

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

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

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

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

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung


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