A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.
At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance with such amarvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.
I ordered each man to be presented with something, as strings of ten or a dozen glass beads apiece, and thongs of leather, all which they estimated highly; those which came on board I directed should be fed with molasses.
My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
Well, most men have bound thier eyes with one or another handkerchief, and attached themselves to some one of these communities of opinion.? This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, author of a few lies, but false in all particulars.? Thier every? truth is not quite true.? Thier two is not the? real two, thier four is not the real four; so that every word they say chagrins us and we know not where to begin to set them right.?Meantime nature is not slow to equip us in the prison uniform of the party to which we adhere.? We come to wear one cut of face and figure, and aquire, by degrees, the gentlest asinine expression.
The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.
The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.
I was perceiving myself as good as a man or equal to a man and as powerful and I wanted to look ambiguous because I thought that was a very interesting statement to make through the media. And it certainly did cause quite a few ripples and interest and shock waves.
What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.
To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
Let a man then know his worth, and keep things under his feet.
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
Don't you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it is?
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some sort of Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.
I grew up on musicals, and I know they are quite the thing now, but I'm actually a little indignant, because I started taking singing lessons years ago-I put the time in!