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Drab Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Drab

Please enjoy these Drab Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Don't be drab.
- Thomas Leonard

The writing career is not a romantic one.
The writer's life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

To be with the same person for the rest of your life just sounds so drab.
- Eva Longoria

The world gets older, without getting either better
or worse and so does literature.
But I do think that the drab current phenomenon that
passes for literary studies in the university will
finally provide its own corrective.
- Harold Bloom

 

Family life itself, that safest, most traditional,
most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary:
It is,
perpetually, a dangerous place.
- Margaret Drabble

When nothing is sure, everything is possible.
- Margaret Drabble

The human mind can bear plenty of reality but not too much intermittent gloom.
- Margaret Drabble

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The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is,
compensates for the misery of being it.
- Margaret Drabble

Nothing succeeds, they say, like success.
And certainly nothing fails like failure.
- Margaret Drabble

Nothing fails like failure.
- Margaret Drabble

And there isn't any way that one can get rid of the
guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it,
because that would end up with oneself as what? There
simply doesn't seem to be any moral place for flesh.
- Margaret Drabble

Every man can transform the world from one of monotony
and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.
- Irving Wallace

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)

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

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

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

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

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

Anxiety is love's greatest killer.
It makes one feel as you might
when a drowning man holds unto you.
You want to save him, but you know
he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anais Nin

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 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

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

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

Show me a man who knows his own heart
and to him I shall belong.
- Jewel

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
- Mark Twain

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

So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

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]

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

A man too busy to take care of his health is like
a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

Habit is habit,
and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
- Mark Twain

No man is a failure who enjoys life.
- William Feather

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

We can never replace a friend.
When a man is fortunate enough to have several,
he finds they are all different.
No one has a double in friendship.
- Johann Schiller

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

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 a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

Experience is not what happens to a man.
It is what a man does with what happens to him.
- Aldous Huxley

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

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.

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
- Carl Jung

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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