No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else. All the dogmatic stations in life have the effect of fixing a certain stiffness of attitude forever, as though they mesmerised the subject.
He had often noticed that six months' oblivion amounts to newspaper-death, and that resurrection is rare. Nothing is easier, if a man wants it, than rest, profound as the grave.
Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God.
No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.
Only on the edge of the grave can man conclude anything.
Any large body of students stifles the student. No man can instruct more than half-a-dozen students at once.
Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.