I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population.
Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name.
It is curious how, from time immemorial, man seems to have associated the idea of evil with beauty, shrunk from it with a sort of ghostly fear, while, at the same time drawn to it by force of its hypnotic attraction.
As the archaeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. And one perhaps nearing its end.
Ambition is not what man does… but what man would do.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin.
Nobody heard him, the dead man, But still he lay moaning. I was much further out than you thought, and not waving but drowning. I was much too far out all my life, And not waving but drowning.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Man is unable to see himself entirely unrelated to mankind, neither is he able to see mankind unrelated to life, nor life unrelated to the universe.