Women are at once the guardians and the well-spring of the world’s faith, morality, and tenderness; and if ever they are degraded to a commonplace level with men, this fine essential quality will be impaired, and their weakness will have to beg and follow where now it guides and controls.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
It is heroic to prepare for war with a tyrant power. Patriots will always win the admiration of mankind for daring to meet the bloodshed of battle for their country’s liberty. But the patriot who is willing to go to that sacrifice will be the first to condemn the aimless and secret shedding of blood in time of peace.
Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.
Putting prize-fighting altogether aside as one of the unavoidable evils attending on this manly exercise, the inestimable value of boxing as a training, discipline, and development of boys and young men remains.
I long remained a child, and I am still one in many respects.
We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.