There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.
Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
Most men's anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.
Men are amazing. I love the way they are. They're consistently little boys, and they need to be nurtured and loved. But at the same time, they need to feel like men.
It is not short of amazing, the power of a great idea to weld men together. There was in it a peculiar, intense, vital spirit if you will, that I have never felt before in any strike.
But the wicked passions of men's hearts alone seem strong enough to leave pictures that persist the good are ever too luke-warm.
Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action.
We are the only class in history that has been left to fight its battles alone, unaided by the ruling powers. White labor and the freed black men had their champions, but where are ours?
If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they'd never marry.
I live to hail that season by gifted one foretold, when men shall live by reason, and not alone by gold.
I was a little doubtful about the propriety of going to the Mammoth Cave without a gentleman escort, but if two ladies travel alone they must have the courage of men.
Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.
Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?
Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.
Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
I know what men want. Men want to be really, really close to someone who will leave them alone.
It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
I'm done with men... I'm going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don't think I'm made for marriage.
And then when all around grows dark, when we feel utterly alone, when all men right and left pass us by and know us not, a forgotten feeling rises in the breast.
Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty.
He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are.
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation.
I feel like women are asked their age more than men.
The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.
Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.
Women lie about their age men lie about their income.
Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts old age is slow in both.
No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in the dark ones. Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose, and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
As men get older, the toys get more expensive.
Who ever told you that you could work with men?
When civil fury first grew high,
And men fell out they knew not why.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.
Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
Life is too short to eat vanilla ice cream and dance with boring men.
Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.
Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do.
No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.
Women may fall when there's no strength in men. Act II
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.
The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.