Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Once is a man's life, for one mortal moment, he must make a grab for immorality; if not, he has not lived.
I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
I am in love - and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life.
Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low.
One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.
You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength.
There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke.
No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
One sometimes says: 'He killed himself because he was bored with life.' One ought rather to say: 'He killed himself because he was bored by lack of life.'
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.
Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.
Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.
Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.