Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
A man's errors are his portals of discovery.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation -.
It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.
Any man who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
Now, the external work of man is of the most varied kind as regards the force or ease, the form and rapidity, of the motions used on it, and the kind of work produced.
To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Men's fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever.
Who then is free? The wise man who can govern himself.
There are some who praise a man free from disease; to me no man who is poor seems free from disease but to be constantly sick.
Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.
I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
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.
Conscience is God present in man.
I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.
People must not think that all bad in man which is unleashed, the moment you impose censorship disappears from man.
Many a time a man cannot be such as he would be, if circumstances do not admit of it.
A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.