Men

Famous quotes containing the word men:

    I love thee to the level of everyday’s
    Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
    I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
    I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
    I love thee with the passion put to use
    In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle.
    Bible: Hebrew Samson, in Judges, 14:18.

    To the men who had answered his riddle, “Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness.”

    Well, most men have bound their eyes with one or another handkerchief, and attached themselves to some of these communities of opinion. This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars. Their every truth is not quite true. Their two is not the real two, their four not the real four; so that every word they say chagrins us and we know not where to set them right.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)