Posts Tagged ‘man’

No Good

Posted: August 6, 2019 in Thought for the Day
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“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” -Samuel Johnson

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“No man can become rich without himself enriching others.” -Andrew Carnegie

“Economics deals with the real actions of real men. Its [laws] refer neither to ideal nor to perfect men, neither to the phantom of a fabulous economic man (homoeconomicus) nor to the statistical notion of an average man. . . . Man with all his weaknesses and limitations, every man as he lives and acts, is the subject matter of [economics].”
—Ludwig von Mises

“The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Absurd Man

Posted: June 25, 2018 in Thought for the Day
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“The absurd man is he who never changes.” -Auguste Barthelemy

“The man who has accomplished all that he thinks worthwhile has begun to die.” -E.T. Trigg

“The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” -Confucius