The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
All things must; man is the only creature that wills.
A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
There are two things a real man likes - danger and play. And he likes women because she is the most dangerous of playthings.
Music is given to us with the sole purpose of establishing an order in things, including, and particularly, the coordination between man and time.
Let a man then know his worth, and keep things under his feet.
When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing - deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different.
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
There are so many things about which some old man ought to tell one while one is little; for when one is grown one would know them as a matter of course.
Every man can see things far off but is blind to what is near.
It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.
When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.
And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
When a man's willing and eager the god's join in.
Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.
A man of genius is unbearable, unless he possesses at least two things besides: gratitude and purity.
A fearful man is always hearing things.
Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.