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Wise Quotes about Masked

May you find great value in these Masked quotes and sayings.

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Self Mask

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

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A mask tells us more than a face.
- Oscar Wilde


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Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

 

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

Life is a mask through which the universe expresses itself.
- Frank Herbert

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
- Elbert Hubbard

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish 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.

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

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

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

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

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

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

I do not know whether I was then
a man dreaming I was a butterfly,
or whether I am now
a butterfly dreaming I am a man.
- Zhuangzi

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

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

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The man who is awakened, lives in such a way
that he leaves no footprints.
- Osho quoting The Buddha

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

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

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

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

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

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

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau


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