There is no forgiveness. For women. A man may lose his honor and regain it again. But a woman cannot. She cannot.
Finally he said that among men there was no such communion as among horses and the notion that men can be understood at all was probably an illusion.
Billy asked him if such men as had stole his eyes were only products of the war but the blind man said that since war itself was their very doing that could hardly be the case.
His among the clouded faces seemed unperturbed. He looked over the Americans, their gear. In truth, they did not look like men who might have whiskey they hadn't drunk.
The old man... said... the notion that men can be understood was probably an illusion.
Given charge Ballard would have made things more orderly in the woods and in men's souls.
... and they watched the fire which does contain within it something of men themselves inasmuch as they are less without it and are divided from their origins and are exiles. For each fire is all fires, the first fire and the last ever to be.
Men are made of the dust of the earth.
What joins men together, he said, is not the sharing of bread but the sharing of enemies.
The arc of circling bodies is determined by the length of their tether, said the judge. Moons, coins, men. His hands moved as if he were pulling something from one fist in a series of elongations. Watch the coin, Davey, he said.
Notions of chance and fate are the preoccupations of men engaged in rash undertakings.
e knew that fear of an enemy can often blind men to other hazards, not least the shape which they themselves make in the world.