Master Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old master quotes, master sayings, and master proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly. Richard Bach
You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward. Conrad Hall
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. Ernest Hemingway
Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master. Leonardo da Vinci
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. Dalai Lama
No man is free who is not master of himself. Epictetus
He who is not a good servant will not be a good master. Plato
The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands. Benjamin Franklin
One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels. Gustave Flaubert
No man is good enough to be another's master. William Morris
Money is the excellent slave and a horrible master. P. T. Barnum
Any person capable of angering you becomes your master. Epictetus
Better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills. William Arthur Ward
The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. Audre Lorde
You are not the victim of the world, but rather the master of your own destiny. It is your choices and decisions that determine your destiny. Roy T. Bennett
The master is not the one who teaches; it's the one who suddenly learns. Joao Guimaraes Rosa
You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be. Napoleon Hill
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out. Winston Churchill
You gave too much rein to your imagination. Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. The simplest explanation is always the most likely. Agatha Christie
The trouble with anger is, it gets hold of you. And then you aren't the master of yourself anymore. Anger is. And when anger is the boss, you get unintended consequences. Jeanne Duprau
Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight. Helen Keller
Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything except his own nature. Henry Miller
Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies. Edwin Hubbell Chapin
The master of the garden is the one who waters it, trims the branches, plants the seeds, and pulls the weeds. If you merely stroll through the garden, you are but an acolyte. Vera Nazarian
Man is the master of the unspoken word, which spoken, is master of him. Mark Twain
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant. Charles De Gaulle
One heart cannot serve two masters. Robin LaFevers
Emotions will either serve or master, depending on who is in charge. Jim Rohn
A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. Oscar Wilde
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. Henri Frederic Amiel