To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.
A true man hates no one.
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
Man achieves in life only by commanding the capabilities nature has given him, or by creating them within himself by education and by knowing how to profit by the difficulties encountered.
War is a serious game in which a man risks his reputation, his troops, and his country. A sensible man will search himself to know whether or not he is fitted for the trade.
In civil war it is not given to every man to know how to conduct himself. There is something more than military prudence necessary; there is need of sagacity and the knowledge of men.
You cannot drag a man's conscience before any tribunal, and no one is answerable for his religious opinions to any power on earth.
A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.
A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
All great events hang by a hair. The man of ability takes advantage of everything and neglects nothing that can give him a chance of success; whilst the less able man sometimes loses everything by neglecting a single one of those chances.
The greater the man, the less is he opinionative, he depends upon events and circumstances.
Many a one commits a reprehensible action, who is at bottom an honourable man, because man seldom acts upon natural impulse, but from some secret passion of the moment which lies hidden and concealed within the narrowest folds of his heart.
The superior man is never in anyone's way.
The man fitted for affairs and authority never considers individuals, but things and their consequences.
Man loves the marvelous. It has an irresistible charm for him. He is always ready to leave that with which he is familiar to pursue vain inventions. He lends himself to his own deception.
The praises of enemies are always to be suspected. A man of honor will not permit himself to be flattered by them, except when they are given after the cessation of hostilities.
A man who has no consideration for the needs of his men ought never to be given command.