No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it.
When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life.
It is quite true, as some poets said, that the God who created man must have had a sinister sense of humor, creating him a reasonable being, yet forcing him to take this ridiculous posture, and driving him with blind craving for this ridiculous performance.
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.
A true man hates no one.
A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.
The true measure of a man is what he would do if he knew he would never be caught.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man - that is, the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish.
You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his Personal Legend. If he abandons that pursuit, it's because it wasn't a true love.. the love that speaks the language of the world.
The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
When man becomes reconciled to nature, when space becomes his true background, these words and concepts will have lost their meaning, and we will no longer have to use them.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.