Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense
For every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early, and the human race come to an end.
Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.
There is something haunting in the light of the moon.
The mind of man is capable of anything - because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.
They talk of a man betraying his country, his friends, his sweetheart. There must be a moral bond first. All a man can betray is his conscience...
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary, men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
It is respectable to have illusions - and safe - and profitable, and dull
For what we call illusions are often, in truth, a wider vision of past and present realities --a willing movement of a man's soul with the larger sweep of the world's forces --a movement towards a more assured end than the chances of a single life.
Words, as is well known, are great foes of reality
The true peace of God begins at any spot a thousand miles from the nearest land
The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness
To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence.