Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
A nation like this cannot fail to be prosperous: when man is both just and energetic the rest comes to him as surplus.
Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy.
Men's fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever.
I don't need a man to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we'll ever have is the one with ourselves.
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
The man who runs may fight again.
Time alone reveals the just man; but you might discern a bad man in a single day.
Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.
If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
Pain is as diverse as man. One suffers as one can.
Over a three year period, I gave away half of what I had. To be honest, my hands shook as I signed it away. I knew I was taking myself out of the race to be the richest man in the world.
These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.
The will of man is his happiness.
A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.
Faith is a living and unshakable confidence, a belief in the grace of God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented.
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
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.
That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left.