Men do what is called a good action, as some piece of courage or charity, much as they would pay a fine in expiation of daily non-appearance on parage.? Thier works are done as an apology or extenuation of thier living in the world.-as invalids and the insane pay a high? board.? Thier virtues are penances.? I do not wish to expiate, but to live.? My life is for itself and not a spectacle.?I can not consent to pay for privilege where I have intrinsic right.
To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely, since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced not so much by truth as by preference, and good and evil report alike know no bounds.
I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.
It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
Men are nearly always willing to believe what they wish.
Gladly we desire to make other men perfect, but we will not amend our own fault.
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.
My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect.
I pick good women, but I haven't had any luck with my men.
Men who are too good looking are never good in bed because they never had to be.
The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottage princes' palaces.
It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
Not many men have both good fortune and good sense.
The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.
A woman's greatest glory is to be little talked about by men, whether for good or ill.
These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.
Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened.
Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
The shortage of buyers, which the world is suffering from, is readily understood, not as due to people not wishing to obtain possession of goods, but as people being unwilling to part with something which might earn a regular income in exchange for those goods.
None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.
The act of exploring what the men are, and moreover the separation of the good from the evil, is visitation; and the good are then removed, and the evil are left behind.