Unless one is a religious fundamentalist and believes that man was created in the image and likeness of God, it is foolish to believe that human beings are exempt from biological classification and the laws of evolution that apply to all other life forms.
I’m different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man. Dying’s for fools, dying’s for amateurs.
Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.
This is the artist, then, life’s hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty’s miser, glory’s slave.
Gloom and solemnity are entirely out of place in even the most rigorous study of an art originally intended to make glad the heart of man.
Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
In my time and neighborhood (and in my soul) there was only one standard by which a woman measured success: did some man want her?
The man who can speak acceptably is usually given credit for an ability out of all proportion to what he really possesses.
I am clearly vulnerable on the question of socializing under circumstances not appropriate for a married man.
We tend to admire the people in our society who have accumulated such wealth as to seem somehow great. But we shouldn’t forget that it was the everyday working class man who made this country great.
I love my man as my fellow; but his scepter, real, or usurped, extends not to me, unless the reason of an individual demands my homage; and even then the submission is to reason, and not to man.
A man’s mind will very gradually refuse to make itself up until it is driven and compelled by emergency.
God is everywhere but He is most manifest in man. So serve man as God. That is as good as worshipping God.
An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man. Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army.
There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience.
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
That is why I believe that art is so much more significant than either economics or philosophy. It is the direct measure of man’s spiritual vision.
The day before the anniversary of D-Day, we lost a man who was equaled by few and surpassed by none as a leader in the cause of freedom: Ronald Reagan.
Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.
Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
I don’t say tis impossible for an impudent man not to rise in the world, but a moderate merit with a large share of impudence is more probable to be advanced than the greatest qualifications without it.
A great gulf, however, has been opened between man’s material advance and his social and moral progress, a gulf in which he may one day be lost if it is not closed or narrowed.
A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example.
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.
There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.
He was the editor of our paper. He created the publishing house in Hebrew. He was – I wouldn’t say the “guru” – but really he was our teacher and a most respected man. I wrote for the paper of the youth movement.
The basis of tragedy is man’s helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man’s helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power).
Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.
It was the nearest to a casualty on the Spray in her whole course, so far as I know. The young man having come on board with compliments made the mishap most embarrassing.
That settled Abraham Lincoln with me. I was thoroughly satisfied that no such man ought to be President; but I could not yet conceive it possible that such a monster would be the choice of a majority of the people for President.
It is hard to rescue a man from the slough of luxury and idleness combined. If anything can do it, it is a cradle filled annually.
Bin Laden does reprehensible activities, and we should surely take care of that by killing him as soon as we can. But he’s not an irrational man. He’s a very worthy enemy. He’s an enemy to worry about.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.