They lived under a just and moderate government, and they admitted that one bond of their fidelity was that their rulers were the better men.
They are more than men at the outset of their battles; at the end they are less than the women.
He was always before men's eyes; a course of action which, by increasing our familiarity with great men, diminishes our respect for them.
Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.
Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes.
Shared danger is the strongest of bonds; it will keep men united in spite of mutual dislike and suspicion.
Fortune blinds men when she does not wish them to withstand the violence of her onslaughts.
He would not anticipate those counsels which are rather bestowed by circumstances on men, than by men on circumstances.
Under the influence of fear, which always leads men to take a pessimistic view of things, they magnified their enemies' resources, and minimized their own.
Men are only too clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.
Men are slower to recognise blessings than misfortunes.