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Scruples Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Scruples

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I have the knack of easing scruples.
- Moliere

There is nothing to winning, really.
That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye,
an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.
- Alfred Hitchcock

One person can take papers, photograph them without getting excited,
return them, and give them away without any scruples;
while someone else has to overcome an enormous obstacle.
- Markus Wolf

The architecture profession has lost a lot of its integrity,
especially in the USA.
The general architect here has no scruples,
no ambitions.
- Helmut Jahn

 

Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame,
not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury,
not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers,
greedily aware only of food and drink -
such is the bravery of the dog and boar.
- Xun Zi

A man who could make so vile a pun would not scruple to pick a pocket.
- John Dennis

Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors.
- Edward Dahlberg

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To choose ways of not acting was ever the concern and scruple of my life.
- Fernando Pessoa

When a thing has been said and well,
have no scruple.
Take it and copy it.
- Anatole France

And if these be unprincipled agents who scruple at nothing,
he will be a bold man who will deny that there are
always to be found men at the bar who lend their services
most cordially to back and support these agents in
their most desperate cases.
- George Combe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

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

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?
- Henry David Thoreau

I don't like that man.
I must get to know him better.
- Abraham Lincoln

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.

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

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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.

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

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

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

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

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

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

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

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

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
- Charles Darwin

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

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

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

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

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well
wishes it for my sake.
- Anonymous

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

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Gather yourself by the sea shore and I will love you there.
Assemble yourself with wild things,
with songs of the sparrow and sea-foam.
Let mad beauty collect itself in your eyes
and it will shine - Calling me.
For I long for a man with nests of wild things in his hair.
A man who will Kiss the Flame.
- Jewel

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

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


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