A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?
Nobody wants to make me a rich man. In fact, most people want to make me a very poor man. I can guarantee some people fantasize at night about how poor they can make me.
When all the world is overcharged with inhabitants, then the last remedy of all is war, which provideth for every man, by victory or death.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
By the time a bartender knows what drink a man will have before he orders, there is little else about him worth knowing.
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
In my opinion eight years as president is enough and sometimes too much for any man to serve in that capacity.
If you can actually count your money, then you're not a rich man.
Man — quotes and aphorisms
The strong man is strongest when alone.
Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.
The open street, like the open sea, is an inviting thing to the mind of man. It is one of the few places where all may meet as equals under sun or rain; but only a John Bunyan could adequately portray the danger of the cities with their pitfalls for the young unguarded feet.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive.
A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
A man with a silver spoon may get his share of supporters, but he can never be an inspiration for somebody! Patience and hard work are the key to every man's success.