A man like Wilde was not free to live out of the closet as a homosexual, and women in general were not able to be truly themselves; there was no place for a woman's voice to be heard or for her to express her sexuality.
I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.
If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.
I couldn't get as big as a bodybuilder. I tried to put on as much weight in the right places as I could. My weightlifting was impressive for me, but not for some of the guys I see down at the gym.
No single man can be taken as a model for a perfect figure, for no man lives on earth who is endowed with the whole of beauty.
Religious man cannot live except in an atmosphere impregnated with the sacred.
Beauty comes from a life well lived. If you've lived well, your smile lines are in the right places, and your frown lines aren't too bad, what more do you need?
If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.
I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places.
It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.
I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain - we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it.
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
If a man aspires to the highest place, it is no dishonor to him to halt at the second, or even at the third.
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity.
I wish that all of nature's magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.
I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition.
To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.