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Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themselves, and intimidate the industry of others, by calling that impossible which is only difficult
A man with a good coat upon his back meets with a better reception than he who has a bad one
Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do, is valuable.
Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.
men do not suspect faults which they do not commit
Every state of society is as luxurious as it can be. Men always take the best they can get.
So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.
When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land.
I have, all my life long, been lying till noon; yet I tell all young men, and tell them with great sincerity, that nobody who does not rise early will ever do any good.
It is seldom that we find either men or places such as we expect them.... Yet it is necessary to hope, though hope should always be deluded, for hope itself is happiness, and its frustrations, however frequent, are yet less dreadful than its extinction.
Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just.
There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten.
Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.