It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people.
Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.
This type of man who is devoted to the study of wisdom is always most unlucky in everything, and particularly when it comes to procreating children; I imagine this is because Nature wants to ensure that the evils of wisdom shall not spread further throughout mankind.
No Man is wise at all Times, or is without his blind Side.
Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?
Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin.
Man is to man either a god or a wolf.