Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.
Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing.
Hope is the only good that is common to all men; those who have nothing else possess hope still.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.
It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.
No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.
The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
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.
But men are men; the best sometimes forget.
As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
Don't rely on men but don't shun them either.
It is always in season for old men to learn.
For famous men have the whole earth as their memorial.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
The longer you live and the more you learn, the more clearly you will feel the difference between the few men who are truly great and the mere virtuosi.
It was natural that, soon after I had succeeded in splitting up lines, I should also study how the different lines behave in this respect.