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If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own.
The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life.
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
What is the destiny of man, but to fill up the measure of his sufferings, and to drink his allotted cup of bitterness?
A clever man commits no minor blunders.
What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely.
A mathematician is only perfect insofar as he is a perfect man, sensitive to the beauty of truth.
Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
What wise or stupid thing can man conceive That was not thought of in ages long ago?
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.
If a man or woman is born ten years sooner or later, their whole aspect and performance shall be different.
If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
The little man is still a man.
The man who occupies the first place seldom plays the principal part.
The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
The right man is the one who seizes the moment.
Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?
Who is the wisest man? He who neither knows or wishes for anything else than what happens.
Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.
Is it so big a mystery what god and man and world are? No! but nobody knows how to solve it so the mystery hangs on.
Das Alter macht nicht kindisch, wie man spricht, Es findet uns nur noch als wahre Kinder.