There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
The right of nature… is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered, though overcome; for he is still an enemy.
Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
Such truth, as opposeth no man’s profit, nor pleasure, is to all men welcome.
Glory to Man in the highest! For Man is the master of things.
The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.
I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
Character is power.