John Albert Michener Quotes

Most popular John Albert Michener Quotes

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.

character

The arrogance of the artist is a very profound thing, and it fortifies you.

artists

No man leaves where he is and seeks a distant place unless he is in some respect a failure.

failure

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
— John Albert Michener
An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
— John Albert Michener

science

Don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today, because if you enjoy it today you can do it again tomorrow.
— John Albert Michener

procrastination

If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.
— John Albert Michener

know yourself introspection

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.
— John Albert Michener

Travel

The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.
— John Albert Michener
For this is the journey that men make: to find themselves.  If they fail in this, it doesn't matter much what else they find: Money, position, fame, many loves, revenge are all of little consequence, and when the tickets are collected at the end of the ride they are tossed into the bin marked FAILURE.

purpose of life failure dignity know yourself