A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
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.
Man dies of cold, not of darkness.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
Angels from their wisdom go still further. They say that not only every thing good and true is from the Lord, but every thing of life as well.
Every true man is a cause, a country, and an age; requires infinite spaces and numbers and time fully to accomplish his design.
I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.
There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about.
My parent's divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn't necessarily have had otherwise.
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.
There are so many things about which some old man ought to tell one while one is little; for when one is grown one would know them as a matter of course.
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.
The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.
I never - you know also one of the things that would save me for a man my age, it was not that easy to lose that much weight and fall down and look like something draped.
All things must; man is the only creature that wills.
War on the other hand is such a terrible thing, that no man, especially a Christian man, has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it.
It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend.
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Every man can see things far off but is blind to what is near.
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
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.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
Let a man then know his worth, and keep things under his feet.
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.