„Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so.“

Thomas Carlyle photo
Thomas Carlyle54
1795 - 1881

Citações relacionadas

James A. Garfield photo

„A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil. “

—  James A. Garfield American politician, 20th President of the United States (in office in 1881) 1831 - 1881

 Muhammad photo
James A. Garfield photo
Arundhati Roy photo
Oscar Wilde photo
G. K. Chesterton photo

„A sober man may become a drunkard through being a coward. A brave man may become a coward through being a drunkard.“

—  G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936
Ch. 8 "The Time of Transition"

Erich Fried photo

„Do not doubt him who tells you he is afraid, but be afraid of him who tells you he has no doubts.“

—  Erich Fried Austrian writer 1921 - 1988
Original German text: "Zweifle nicht an dem der dir sagt er hat Angst, aber hab Angst vor dem der dir sagt, er kennt keinen Zweifel." from "100 Gedichte ohne Vaterland", pub. 1978.

Washington Gladden photo
Alexandre Dumas, fils photo

„It is possible to become a painter, a sculptor, or a musician by study, but not a dramatic poet; a man is so either at once or never, as he is blonde or brown, and cannot help it.“

—  Alexandre Dumas, fils French writer and dramatist, son of the homonym writer and dramatist 1824 - 1895
Preface to Le Père Prodigue (1859), in Théatre complet de Al. Dumas fils (Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1868-98) vol. 3, p. 199; translation by E. P. Evans from The Atlantic Monthly, May 1890, pp. 584-5.

Don Marquis photo
Robert Jordan photo
Stephen King photo
Kenneth Grahame photo
Anton Chekhov photo

„Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.“

—  Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
Alternate translation: Man will become better when you show him what he is like. Тогда человек станет лучше, когда вы покажете ему, каков он есть…

Paul of Tarsus photo