An avowal of poverty is no disgrace to any man; to make no effort to escape it is indeed disgraceful.
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man's state cannot be changed after death.
Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
The physical life of the scene is determined by whether the set squeezes people together or whether the set has an escape place in it.
The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life.
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.
I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self.
Every man is entitled to be valued by his best moment.
If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.
To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.
There is an ancient saying among men that you cannot thoroughly understand the life of mortals before the man has died, then only can you call it good or bad.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death.
The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital.
An unused life is an early death.
A fool is a man who never tried an experiment in his life.
The hardest problem of a girl's life is to find out why a man seems bored if she doesn't respond to him, and frightened if she does.
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
If you maintain a dead church, contribute to a dead Bible-society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers, - under all these screens I have diffuculty to detect the precise man you are: and of course so much force is withdrawn from your proper life.? But do your work and I shall know you.? Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself.? A man must consider what a blind-man's bluff is this game of conformity.? If I know your sect I anticipate your argument.