I want to know what you men are like.
If women weren't attracted to them, maybe men could control themselves.
You military men like that sort of thing.
With a final glance at the approaching figures, she dropped from the wagon seat and sauntered over to join the men at the cook fire.
Three men talking to each other on a sidewalk certainly wasn't enough to tell the police – except Len.
Men have told me that there is no riddle so cunning that you can not solve it.
Anyway, why do men have to act on every idea that crosses their mind?
These men were not afraid of the king's soldiers.
One day some men were sitting by the door of a hotel in Baltimore.
One day in spring four men were riding on horseback along a country road.
I thought they desired the freedom of their fellow men as well as their own.
As he turned the horse around, he eyed the men suspiciously.
Men say they love me.
Alex had asked one of the men go into town and rent a car for them.
She let her stern gaze rest on each of the men before responding.
Cassie tapped her boot toe against the footrest and shifted restlessly in the seat while the men exchanged greetings.
Maybe he was one of those men who felt they needed to protect and care for all women.
Did you know some of them; the men who did what you did?
People specialized, technology advanced, and as a result, men walked on the moon.
The men slept in the hall outside our door, and I could feel the deep breathing of the dogs and the hunters as they lay on their improvised beds.
Until men learn the meaning of the word no, I'll protect myself in the way that has proven most effective.
The two men talked for a few minutes and then one rider turned his bay horse toward the wagons.
Ethel Reagan, the writer, noted the tips were telephoned from various locations across the country and provided by both men and women.
These men were lawyers, and they were going to the next town to attend court.
Men said that it was a very large wolf and that it had killed some of the farmers' sheep.
Some of the men rode on camels, some on horses.
The next day, all the priests and learned men went out to beg for mercy.
He taught that men ought to be kind even to their enemies.
The squares are cut out, so that the men stand in them firmly.
And so He loved men Himself and though they were very cruel to Him and at last killed Him, He was willing to die for them because He loved them so.
Waiting until they were out of view from the men at the corral, Carmen rode up beside Alex.
One of the men is staying up with her.
I suspect I'd have a lot of young men to answer to if anything happened to you out here.
Men get ideas when their wives are at home trying to be everything a man expects of them.
The men guffawed until Davis's voice broke in, low and steady.
Not all men were unfaithful lechers.
How could men possibly have a greater desire or need than she had just felt?
I guess I distrusted all men because of what Dad did.
The three men, as they passed, looked down and saw the little birds fluttering in the cold, wet grass.
At Lexington, not far from Concord, there was a sharp fight in which several men were killed.
The four men followed them for some distance, and then lost them on the hillside.
All the other men agreed to this, and they parted.
The next day twenty men and boys came together for the grand wolf hunt.
She growled so loudly that the men and boys outside were frightened.
King Richard rode hither and thither, cheering his men and fighting his foes.
Far away, at the other side of the field, King Richard saw his men falling back.
"There comes old Farmer Mossback," said one of the men, laughing.
I am afraid to drink anything that makes men act in that way.
Otanes answered, I have already told two of your men that I have forty pieces of gold in my hat.
Mount your horse, and my own men will ride with you and see that you reach the end of your journey in safety.
In war, they were savage and cruel; for war always makes men so.
These rulers were old men, with wise faces and long white beards.
In a short time they reached Corinth in safety, and the king sent an officer to bring the captain and his men to the palace.
His name was Francis, and because of his goodness, all men now call him St. Francis.
Many great men were glad to call him their friend, and even kings asked his advice and were amused by his fables.
In the old statehouse, the wise men of Connecticut were sitting.
They were men who made the laws, and much depended upon their wisdom.
"My men have been scattered," said the king, "and therefore, no one is with me."
They were tall and strong young men, and they gladly promised to go with the king and help him.
The two young men got down their bows and arrows, and all were busy making plans for the next day.
The door was thrown open and he saw a hundred brave men, all ready to give him aid.
Find all the old men that live on the mountains or in the flat country around, and command them to appear before me one week from to-day.
"Who are those men, and why do their faces look so joyless?" asked the prince.
Towards evening he told his men to ride home by the main road while he went by another way that was somewhat longer.
"They say that King Henry always has a number of men with him," said the boy; "how shall I know which is he?"
"My good men," he said, "how many fish do you expect to draw in this time?"
Men come from every country to see him and learn from him.
"It is well," said he, "that neither a merchant nor a fisherman shall have it; for such men think only of their business and care really nothing for beauty."
When he heard that some men had come to Corinth with a very costly golden tripod, he had them brought before him.
The oracle at Delphi has ordered that it shall be given to the wisest of wise men, and for that reason we have brought it to you.
The famous men of whom I have told you in this story are commonly called the Seven Wise Men of Greece.
While Jefferson's "all men are created equal" statement was not meant by him to include slaves, we have broadened the application of the principle and should continue to do so.
Because military accomplishments were one way to do that, the military attracted the most ambitious young men eager to prove themselves—and "proving themselves" meant battle.
They were men of ideas who were forced by circumstance to become soldiers.
Later that evening when Simonides was at a banquet with Scopas, he got word that two young men were outside looking for him.
The story of the brave men who had fought on the spot where we stood excited me greatly.
At dawn I was awakened by the smell of coffee, the rattling of guns, and the heavy footsteps of the men as they strode about, promising themselves the greatest luck of the season.
At last the men mounted, and, as they say in the old songs, away went the steeds with bridles ringing and whips cracking and hounds racing ahead, and away went the champion hunters "with hark and whoop and wild halloo!"
It is only after years of this sort of practice that even great men have learned to marshal the legion of words which come thronging through every byway of the mind.
In my fancy the pagan gods and goddesses still walked on earth and talked face to face with men, and in my heart I secretly built shrines to those I loved best.
And at night what soothing, wondrous hours we spent in the shadow of the great, silent men-of-war.
We knew that beyond the border of our Eden men were making history by the sweat of their brows when they might better make a holiday.
Oh, would that men would leave the city, its splendour and its tumult and its gold, and return to wood and field and simple, honest living!
The jar made by shifting the men from one hole to another tells me when it is my turn.
I count it one of the sweetest privileges of my life to have known and conversed with many men of genius.
He has filled the old skins of dogma with the new wine of love, and shown men what it is to believe, live and be free.
Men and boys do make carpets in mills.
Men do cut sheep's wool off with large shears, and send it to the mill.
Men and women do make wool cloth in mills.
Men and boys and girls and women do pick cotton.
When she felt the maps and blackboards she asked, "Do men go to school?"
Astronomer comes from the Latin word astra, which means stars; and astronomers are men who study the stars, and tell us about them.
Many stores were burned, and four men were killed.
And, Helen, He loves men still, and He loves us, and He tells us that we may love Him.
After we had had our breakfast, Teacher asked one of the train-men in the station if the New York train was made up.
Poor Teacher has had her hands full, attending to movers, and express-men, and all sorts of people.
Would a college at Havana not be the noblest and most enduring monument that could be raised to the brave men of the "Maine," as well as a source of infinite good to all concerned?
She is in love with noble things, with noble thoughts, and with the characters of noble men and women.
After breakfast we go out and watch the men at work.
She wanted to know if men were shooting in the sky when she felt the thunder, and if the trees and flowers drank all the rain.
All the learned men marveled at her intelligence and gaiety.
She even enters into the spirit of battle; she says, "I think it is right for men to fight against wrongs and tyrants."
But after a great deal of thought and study, I told her, men came to believe that all forces were manifestations of one power, and to that power they gave the name GOD.
If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
New experiences and events call forth new ideas and stir men to ask questions unthought of before, and seek a definite answer in the depths of human knowledge.
A little later, when the rush and heat of achievement relax, we can begin to expect the appearance of grand men to celebrate in glorious poetry and prose the deeds and triumphs of the last few centuries.
When one man has reduced a fact of the imagination to be a fact to his understanding, I foresee that all men at length establish their lives on that basis.
But why do men degenerate ever?
The life which men praise and regard as successful is but one kind.
We know but few men, a great many coats and breeches.
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
Could you, in such a case, tell surely of any company of civilized men which belonged to the most respected class?
All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be.
At present men make shift to wear what they can get.
I cannot believe that our factory system is the best mode by which men may get clothing.
In the long run men hit only what they aim at.
I doubt if there are three such men in Concord.
But lo! men have become the tools of their tools.
I took particular pleasure in this breaking of ground, for in almost all latitudes men dig into the earth for an equable temperature.
Who knows but if men constructed their dwellings with their own hands, and provided food for themselves and families simply and honestly enough, the poetic faculty would be universally developed, as birds universally sing when they are so engaged?
What man but a philosopher would not be ashamed to see his furniture packed in a cart and going up country exposed to the light of heaven and the eyes of men, a beggarly account of empty boxes?
As I did not teach for the good of my fellow-men, but simply for a livelihood, this was a failure.
I heard it proposed lately that two young men should travel together over the world, the one without money, earning his means as he went, before the mast and behind the plow, the other carrying a bill of exchange in his pocket.
Men say, practically, Begin where you are and such as you are, without aiming mainly to become of more worth, and with kindness aforethought go about doing good.
The last were not England's best men and women; only, perhaps, her best philanthropists.
Poetry and art, and the fairest and most memorable of the actions of men, date from such an hour.
Still we live meanly, like ants; though the fable tells us that we were long ago changed into men; like pygmies we fight with cranes; it is error upon error, and clout upon clout, and our best virtue has for its occasion a superfluous and evitable wretchedness.
Men say that a stitch in time saves nine, and so they take a thousand stitches today to save nine tomorrow.
If men would steadily observe realities only, and not allow themselves to be deluded, life, to compare it with such things as we know, would be like a fairy tale and the Arabian Nights' Entertainments.
Children, who play life, discern its true law and relations more clearly than men, who fail to live it worthily, but who think that they are wiser by experience, that is, by failure.
Men esteem truth remote, in the outskirts of the system, behind the farthest star, before Adam and after the last man.
The crowds of men who merely spoke the Greek and Latin tongues in the Middle Ages were not entitled by the accident of birth to read the works of genius written in those languages; for these were not written in that Greek or Latin which they knew, but in the select language of literature.
Most men do not know that any nation but the Hebrews have had a scripture.
It is time that we had uncommon schools, that we did not leave off our education when we begin to be men and women.
It can spend money enough on such things as farmers and traders value, but it is thought Utopian to propose spending money for things which more intelligent men know to be of far more worth.
New England can hire all the wise men in the world to come and teach her, and board them round the while, and not be provincial at all.
If all were as it seems, and men made the elements their servants for noble ends!
If the snow lies deep, they strap on his snowshoes, and, with the giant plow, plow a furrow from the mountains to the seaboard, in which the cars, like a following drill-barrow, sprinkle all the restless men and floating merchandise in the country for seed.
Have not men improved somewhat in punctuality since the railroad was invented?
I see these men every day go about their business with more or less courage and content, doing more even than they suspect, and perchance better employed than they could have consciously devised.
Men frequently say to me, "I should think you would feel lonesome down there, and want to be nearer to folks, rainy and snowy days and nights especially."
We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.
It is surprising how many great men and women a small house will contain.
As for men, they will hardly fail one anywhere.
Wiser men were demigods to him.
Half-witted men from the almshouse and elsewhere came to see me; but I endeavored to make them exercise all the wit they had, and make their confessions to me; in such cases making wit the theme of our conversation; and so was compensated.
Men who did not know when their visit had terminated, though I went about my business again, answering them from greater and greater remoteness.
Men of almost every degree of wit called on me in the migrating season.
Men of business, even farmers, thought only of solitude and employment, and of the great distance at which I dwelt from something or other; and though they said that they loved a ramble in the woods occasionally, it was obvious that they did not.
Children come a-berrying, railroad men taking a Sunday morning walk in clean shirts, fishermen and hunters, poets and philosophers; in short, all honest pilgrims, who came out to the woods for freedom's sake, and really left the village behind, I was ready to greet with--"Welcome, Englishmen! welcome, Englishmen!" for I had had communication with that race.
Commonly men will only be brave as their fathers were brave, or timid.
As I walked in the woods to see the birds and squirrels, so I walked in the village to see the men and boys; instead of the wind among the pines I heard the carts rattle.
I am convinced, that if all men were to live as simply as I then did, thieving and robbery would be unknown.
Through this, whistling a tune, we took our way to the haunts of men again.
That devilish Iron Horse, whose ear-rending neigh is heard throughout the town, has muddied the Boiling Spring with his foot, and he it is that has browsed off all the woods on Walden shore, that Trojan horse, with a thousand men in his belly, introduced by mercenary Greeks!
Many men have been likened to it, but few deserve that honor.
Though the woodchoppers have laid bare first this shore and then that, and the Irish have built their sties by it, and the railroad has infringed on its border, and the ice-men have skimmed it once, it is itself unchanged, the same water which my youthful eyes fell on; all the change is in me.
No, no; if the fairest features of the landscape are to be named after men, let them be the noblest and worthiest men alone.
Men come tamely home at night only from the next field or street, where their household echoes haunt, and their life pines because it breathes its own breath over again; their shadows, morning and evening, reach farther than their daily steps.
We are most interested when science reports what those men already know practically or instinctively, for that alone is a true humanity, or account of human experience.
There is a period in the history of the individual, as of the race, when the hunters are the "best men," as the Algonquins called them.
The mass of men are still and always young in this respect.
Most men would feel shame if caught preparing with their own hands precisely such a dinner, whether of animal or vegetable food, as is every day prepared for them by others.
Yet till this is otherwise we are not civilized, and, if gentlemen and ladies, are not true men and women.
"That in which men differ from brute beasts," says Mencius, "is a thing very inconsiderable; the common herd lose it very soon; superior men preserve it carefully."
Why will men worry themselves so?
They come rustling through the woods like autumn leaves, at least ten men to one loon.
The mortar on them was fifty years old, and was said to be still growing harder; but this is one of those sayings which men love to repeat whether they are true or not.
It is now many years that men have resorted to the forest for fuel and the materials of the arts: the New Englander and the New Hollander, the Parisian and the Celt, the farmer and Robin Hood, Goody Blake and Harry Gill; in most parts of the world the prince and the peasant, the scholar and the savage, equally require still a few sticks from the forest to warm them and cook their food.
Here then men saluted one another, and heard and told the news, and went their ways again.
I had just sunk my head on this when the bells rung fire, and in hot haste the engines rolled that way, led by a straggling troop of men and boys, and I among the foremost, for I had leaped the brook.
Ay, the deep Walden Pond and cool Brister's Spring--privilege to drink long and healthy draughts at these, all unimproved by these men but to dilute their glass.
We talked of rude and simple times, when men sat about large fires in cold, bracing weather, with clear heads; and when other dessert failed, we tried our teeth on many a nut which wise squirrels have long since abandoned, for those which have the thickest shells are commonly empty.
His words and attitude always suppose a better state of things than other men are acquainted with, and he will be the last man to be disappointed as the ages revolve.
They seemed to me to be rudimental, burrowing men, still standing on their defence, awaiting their transformation.
Early in the morning, while all things are crisp with frost, men come with fishing-reels and slender lunch, and let down their fine lines through the snowy field to take pickerel and perch; wild men, who instinctively follow other fashions and trust other authorities than their townsmen, and by their goings and comings stitch towns together in parts where else they would be ripped.
It is remarkable how long men will believe in the bottomlessness of a pond without taking the trouble to sound it.
While men believe in the infinite some ponds will be thought to be bottomless.
Perhaps I shall hear a solitary loon laugh as he dives and plumes himself, or shall see a lonely fisher in his boat, like a floating leaf, beholding his form reflected in the waves, where lately a hundred men securely labored.
Men seeing the nature of this man like that of the brute, think that he has never possessed the innate faculty of reason.
The surface of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of men; and so with the paths which the mind travels.
Neither men nor toadstools grow so.
The commonest sense is the sense of men asleep, which they express by snoring.
The purity men love is like the mists which envelop the earth, and not like the azure ether beyond.
What are men celebrating?
The learned societies and great men of Assyria--where are they?
Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe,--"That government is best which governs not at all"; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have.
But a government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, even as far as men understand it.
I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward.
It is truly enough said that a corporation has no conscience; but a corporation of conscientious men is a corporation with a conscience.
Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice.
Such command no more respect than men of straw or a lump of dirt.
A very few, as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men, serve the state with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated as enemies by it.
We are accustomed to say, that the mass of men are unprepared; but improvement is slow, because the few are not materially wiser or better than the many.
It is only expressing to men feebly your desire that it should prevail.
How many men are there to a square thousand miles in this country?
Men generally, under such a government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have persuaded the majority to alter them.
If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood.
I do not hear of men being forced to have this way or that by masses of men.
His leaders are the men of '87.
And why are children born to such men as you?
How stupid you men all are not to have married her!
I can't understand why he wants to go to the war, replied Pierre, addressing the princess with none of the embarrassment so commonly shown by young men in their intercourse with young women.
I don't understand it; I don't in the least understand why men can't live without wars.
Some eight or nine young men were crowding anxiously round an open window.
The two young men, the student and the officer, friends from childhood, were of the same age and both handsome fellows, though not alike.
As soon as the provocatively gay strains of Daniel Cooper (somewhat resembling those of a merry peasant dance) began to sound, all the doorways of the ballroom were suddenly filled by the domestic serfs--the men on one side and the women on the other--who with beaming faces had come to see their master making merry.
While he was getting down from the carriage steps two men, who looked like tradespeople, ran hurriedly from the entrance and hid in the shadow of the wall.
Pausing for a moment, Pierre noticed several other men of the same kind hiding in the shadow of the house on both sides.
Halfway up the stairs they were almost knocked over by some men who, carrying pails, came running downstairs, their boots clattering.
These men pressed close to the wall to let Pierre and Anna Mikhaylovna pass and did not evince the least surprise at seeing them there.
It uplifts the soul to see such men as the old count and his worthy son, said she.
With those about him, from his daughter to his serfs, the prince was sharp and invariably exacting, so that without being a hardhearted man he inspired such fear and respect as few hardhearted men would have aroused.
This young man, of whom I spoke to you last summer, is so noble-minded and full of that real youthfulness which one seldom finds nowadays among our old men of twenty and, particularly, he is so frank and has so much heart.
You should have seen the state of the mothers, wives, and children of the men who were going and should have heard the sobs.
He made no reply on his father's favorite topic-- making fun of the military men of the day, and more particularly of Bonaparte.
He explained how an army, ninety thousand strong, was to threaten Prussia so as to bring her out of her neutrality and draw her into the war; how part of that army was to join some Swedish forces at Stralsund; how two hundred and twenty thousand Austrians, with a hundred thousand Russians, were to operate in Italy and on the Rhine; how fifty thousand Russians and as many English were to land at Naples, and how a total force of five hundred thousand men was to attack the French from different sides.
The prince, who generally kept very strictly to social distinctions and rarely admitted even important government officials to his table, had unexpectedly selected Michael Ivanovich (who always went into a corner to blow his nose on his checked handkerchief) to illustrate the theory that all men are equals, and had more than once impressed on his daughter that Michael Ivanovich was "not a whit worse than you or I."
Prince Andrew gaily bore with his father's ridicule of the new men, and drew him on and listened to him with evident pleasure.
When starting on a journey or changing their mode of life, men capable of reflection are generally in a serious frame of mind.
You will soon be dressing your men in petticoats!
I'll teach you to dress the men in fancy coats for a parade....
That's just like you young men, said the regimental commander cooling down a little.
What?" he added with renewed irritation, "I beg you to dress your men decently."
Your leg? shouted the commander with a tone of suffering in his voice, while there were still five men between him and Dolokhov with his bluish-gray uniform.
Kutuzov and the Austrian general were talking in low voices and Kutuzov smiled slightly as treading heavily he stepped down from the carriage just as if those two thousand men breathlessly gazing at him and the regimental commander did not exist.
Behind Kutuzov, at a distance that allowed every softly spoken word to be heard, followed some twenty men of his suite.
"A cup of vodka for the men from me," he added so that the soldiers could hear.
And from the different ranks some twenty men ran to the front.
The commander-in-chief made a sign that the men should continue to march at ease, and he and all his suite showed pleasure at the sound of the singing and the sight of the dancing soldier and the gay and smartly marching men.
We have fully concentrated forces of nearly seventy thousand men with which to attack and defeat the enemy should he cross the Lech.
* "Forty thousand men massacred and the army of our allies destroyed, and you find that a cause for jesting!"
In a moment the men came running gaily from their campfires and began loading.
The faces of officers and men brightened up at the sound.
Sometimes through the monotonous waves of men, like a fleck of white foam on the waves of the Enns, an officer, in a cloak and with a type of face different from that of the men, squeezed his way along; sometimes like a chip of wood whirling in the river, an hussar on foot, an orderly, or a townsman was carried through the waves of infantry; and sometimes like a log floating down the river, an officers' or company's baggage wagon, piled high, leather covered, and hemmed in on all sides, moved across the bridge.
Nesvitski like the rest of the men on the bridge did not take his eyes off the women till they had passed.
See, here's an officer jammed in too-- different voices were saying in the crowd, as the men looked at one another, and all pressed toward the exit from the bridge.
Then the clang of hoofs, as of several horses galloping, resounded on the planks of the bridge, and the squadron, officers in front and men four abreast, spread across the bridge and began to emerge on his side of it.
With his shaggy head thrown back like birds when they drink, pressing his spurs mercilessly into the sides of his good horse, Bedouin, and sitting as though falling backwards in the saddle, he galloped to the other flank of the squadron and shouted in a hoarse voice to the men to look to their pistols.
The men were crossing themselves.
"He shouldn't have taken so many men," said the officer of the suite.
Four men seized the hussar and began lifting him.
The hussars ran back to the men who held their horses; their voices sounded louder and calmer, the stretchers disappeared from sight.
Despite his apparently delicate build Prince Andrew could endure physical fatigue far better than many very muscular men, and on the night of the battle, having arrived at Krems excited but not weary, with dispatches from Dokhturov to Kutuzov, he was sent immediately with a special dispatch to Brunn.
In each of the long German carts six or more pale, dirty, bandaged men were being jolted over the stony road.
If Kutuzov decided to remain at Krems, Napoleon's army of one hundred and fifty thousand men would cut him off completely and surround his exhausted army of forty thousand, and he would find himself in the position of Mack at Ulm.
Marching thirty miles that stormy night across roadless hills, with his hungry, ill-shod soldiers, and losing a third of his men as stragglers by the way, Bagration came out on the Vienna-Znaim road at Hollabrunn a few hours ahead of the French who were approaching Hollabrunn from Vienna.
Bonaparte himself, not trusting to his generals, moved with all the Guards to the field of battle, afraid of letting a ready victim escape, and Bagration's four thousand men merrily lighted campfires, dried and warmed themselves, cooked their porridge for the first time for three days, and not one of them knew or imagined what was in store for him.
The soldiers in their greatcoats were ranged in lines, the sergeants major and company officers were counting the men, poking the last man in each section in the ribs and telling him to hold his hand up.
Our front line and that of the enemy were far apart on the right and left flanks, but in the center where the men with a flag of truce had passed that morning, the lines were so near together that the men could see one another's faces and speak to one another.
Of course you artillery men are very wise, because you can take everything along with you--vodka and snacks.
Before he had reached the embankments that were being thrown up, he saw, in the light of the dull autumn evening, mounted men coming toward him.
Crossing a road they descended a steep incline and saw several men lying on the ground; they also met a crowd of soldiers some of whom were unwounded.
All he knew was that at the commencement of the action balls and shells began flying all over his regiment and hitting men and that afterwards someone had shouted "Cavalry!" and our men had begun firing.
One could already see the soldiers' shaggy caps, distinguish the officers from the men, and see the standard flapping against its staff.
He carried close to his leg a narrow unsheathed sword (small, curved, and not like a real weapon) and looked now at the superior officers and now back at the men without losing step, his whole powerful body turning flexibly.
Several of our men fell, among them the round-faced officer who had marched so gaily and complacently.
"Once again, Colonel," said the general, "I can't leave half my men in the wood.
I don't vish to destroy my men for your pleasure!
The French had attacked the men collecting wood in the copse.
Where our men were, and where the French, he did not know.
"Ah, here are people coming," he thought joyfully, seeing some men running toward him.
In among the hindmost of these men wearing similar shakos was a Russian hussar.
Who are these men? thought Rostov, scarcely believing his eyes.
Only when a man was killed or wounded did he frown and turn away from the sight, shouting angrily at the men who, as is always the case, hesitated about lifting the injured or dead.
I had no men... your excellency.
I went there and found two thirds of the men and horses knocked out, two guns smashed, and no supports at all.
With her the least worldly of men would occupy a most brilliant position in society.
The regiments had entered and left the town with their bands playing, and by the Grand Duke's orders the men had marched all the way in step (a practice on which the Guards prided themselves), the officers on foot and at their proper posts.
They had not met for nearly half a year and, being at the age when young men take their first steps on life's road, each saw immense changes in the other, quite a new reflection of the society in which they had taken those first steps.
Prince Andrew, who liked to help young men, was flattered by being asked for his assistance and being well disposed toward Boris, who had managed to please him the day before, he wished to do what the young man wanted.
He gave the words of greeting, and the first regiment roared "Hurrah!" so deafeningly, continuously, and joyfully that the men themselves were awed by their multitude and the immensity of the power they constituted.
Upon them the undivided, tensely passionate attention of that whole mass of men was concentrated.
He is one of the most remarkable, but to me most unpleasant of men--the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Adam Czartoryski....
The men and officers returning spoke of a brilliant victory, of the occupation of the town of Wischau and the capture of a whole French squadron.
The Emperor's gratitude was announced to the vanguard, rewards were promised, and the men received a double ration of vodka.
And he was not the only man to experience that feeling during those memorable days preceding the battle of Austerlitz: nine tenths of the men in the Russian army were then in love, though less ecstatically, with their Tsar and the glory of the Russian arms.
Believe me in war the energy of young men often shows the way better than all the experience of old Cunctators.
Langeron's objections were valid but it was obvious that their chief aim was to show General Weyrother--who had read his dispositions with as much self-confidence as if he were addressing school children--that he had to do, not with fools, but with men who could teach him something in military matters.
"Well then," Prince Andrew answered himself, "I don't know what will happen and don't want to know, and can't, but if I want this--want glory, want to be known to men, want to be loved by them, it is not my fault that I want it and want nothing but that and live only for that.
The shouting grew still louder and merged into a general roar that only an army of several thousand men could produce.
Rostov, still looking round toward the fires and the shouts, rode with the sergeant to meet some mounted men who were riding along the line.
Bagration called to him from the hill not to go beyond the stream, but Rostov pretended not to hear him and did not stop but rode on and on, continually mistaking bushes for trees and gullies for men and continually discovering his mistakes.
The adjutants and battalion and regimental commanders mounted, crossed themselves, gave final instructions, orders, and commissions to the baggage men who remained behind, and the monotonous tramp of thousands of feet resounded.
Every soldier felt glad to know that to the unknown place where he was going, many more of our men were going too.
He greeted the men of the foremost regiment and gave them the order to march, thereby indicating that he intended to lead that column himself.
Czartoryski, Novosiltsev, Prince Volkonsky, Strogonov, and the others, all richly dressed gay young men on splendid, well-groomed, fresh, only slightly heated horses, exchanging remarks and smiling, had stopped behind the Emperor.
The Apsheron men, excited by the Tsar's presence, passed in step before the Emperors and their suites at a bold, brisk pace.
Having by a great effort got away to the left from that flood of men, Kutuzov, with his suite diminished by more than half, rode toward a sound of artillery fire near by.
A handful of men came galloping toward him.
Rostov was horrified to hear later that of all that mass of huge and handsome men, of all those brilliant, rich youths, officers and cadets, who had galloped past him on their thousand-ruble horses, only eighteen were left after the charge.
Several wounded men passed along the road, and words of abuse, screams, and groans mingled in a general hubbub, then the firing died down.
He rode on to the region where the greatest number of men had perished in fleeing from Pratzen.
When he had ridden about two miles and had passed the last of the Russian troops, he saw, near a kitchen garden with a ditch round it, two men on horseback facing the ditch.
Other columns after losing half their men were retreating in disorderly confused masses.
Dolokhov--now an officer--wounded in the arm, and on foot, with the regimental commander on horseback and some ten men of his company, represented all that was left of that whole regiment.
The men looked at him and pressed to the bank, hesitating to step onto the ice.
Go on! innumerable voices suddenly shouted after the ball had struck the general, the men themselves not knowing what, or why, they were shouting.
The ice, that had held under those on foot, collapsed in a great mass, and some forty men who were on it dashed, some forward and some back, drowning one another.
"Fine men!" remarked Napoleon, looking at a dead Russian grenadier, who, with his face buried in the ground and a blackened nape, lay on his stomach with an already stiffened arm flung wide.
Sonya, Natasha, Petya, Anna Mikhaylovna, Vera, and the old count were all hugging him, and the serfs, men and maids, flocked into the room, exclaiming and oh-ing and ah-ing.
To him the club entrusted the arrangement of the festival in honor of Bagration, for few men knew so well how to arrange a feast on an open-handed, hospitable scale, and still fewer men would be so well able and willing to make up out of their own resources what might be needed for the success of the fete.
The men who set the tone in conversation--Count Rostopchin, Prince Yuri Dolgorukov, Valuev, Count Markov, and Prince Vyazemski--did not show themselves at the club, but met in private houses in intimate circles, and the Moscovites who took their opinions from others--Ilya Rostov among them--remained for a while without any definite opinion on the subject of the war and without leaders.
On all sides, new and fresh anecdotes were heard of individual examples of heroism shown by our officers and men at Austerlitz.
Most of those present were elderly, respected men with broad, self-confident faces, fat fingers, and resolute gestures and voices.
A minority of those present were casual guests--chiefly young men, among whom were Denisov, Rostov, and Dolokhov--who was now again an officer in the Semenov regiment.
By his age he should have belonged to the younger men, but by his wealth and connections he belonged to the groups of old and honored guests, and so he went from one group to another.
Some of the most important old men were the center of groups which even strangers approached respectfully to hear the voices of well-known men.
He brings foe men to their knees,... etc.
Often seeing the success she had with young and old men and women Pierre could not understand why he did not love her.
Killed in battle, where the best of Russian men and Russia's glory were led to destruction.
The men servants were carrying the large leather sofa from Prince Andrew's study into the bedroom.
In the men servants' hall all sat waiting, silently and alert.
Nicholas brought many young men to his parents' house.
Orders were given to raise recruits, ten men in every thousand for the regular army, and besides this, nine men in every thousand for the militia.
So said the mothers as they watched their young people executing their newly learned steps, and so said the youths and maidens themselves as they danced till they were ready to drop, and so said the grown-up young men and women who came to these balls with an air of condescension and found them most enjoyable.
Some twenty men were gathered round a table at which Dolokhov sat between two candles.
The Mason cleared his throat huskily, as old men do, and called his servant.
He firmly believed in the possibility of the brotherhood of men united in the aim of supporting one another in the path of virtue, and that is how Freemasonry presented itself to him.
One thing he continually realized as he read that book: the joy, hitherto unknown to him, of believing in the possibility of attaining perfection, and in the possibility of active brotherly love among men, which Joseph Alexeevich had revealed to him.
The bandage was taken off his eyes and, by the faint light of the burning spirit, Pierre, as in a dream, saw several men standing before him, wearing aprons like the Rhetor's and holding swords in their hands pointed at his breast.
Round a long table covered with black sat some twelve men in garments like those he had already seen.
He acknowledged no acquaintances but saw in all these men only brothers, and burned with impatience to set to work with them.
I can't make out what the commander at Korchevo--a certain Khandrikov--is up to; till now the additional men and provisions have not arrived.
The head of the garrison at Glogau, with ten thousand men, asks the King of Prussia what he is to do if he is summoned to surrender....
Men always did and always will err, and in nothing more than in what they consider right and wrong.
My father is one of the most remarkable men of his time.
Toward ten o'clock the men servants rushed to the front door, hearing the bells of the old prince's carriage approaching.
As no transports could arrive, the men dispersed about the abandoned and deserted villages, searching for potatoes, but found few even of these.
The Pavlograd regiment had had only two men wounded in action, but had lost nearly half its men from hunger and sickness.
Our men have had nothing to eat for two days.
After all, can't let our men starve.
After all we're men, not dogs.
At such moments Princess Mary would think how intellectual work dries men up.
Now all these men were replaced by Speranski on the civil side, and Arakcheev on the military.
During his service, chiefly as an adjutant, Prince Andrew had seen the anterooms of many important men, and the different types of such rooms were well known to him.
As happens to some people, especially to men who judge those near to them severely, he always on meeting anyone new-- especially anyone whom, like Speranski, he knew by reputation--expected to discover in him the perfection of human qualities.
That is why it is a sin for men like you, Prince, not to serve in these times!
It taught men to be wise and good and for their own benefit to follow the example and instruction of the best and wisest men.
As soon as we have a certain number of worthy men in every state, each of them again training two others and all being closely united, everything will be possible for our order, which has already in secret accomplished much for the welfare of mankind.
Young men read books before attending Helene's evenings, to have something to say in her salon, and secretaries of the embassy, and even ambassadors, confided diplomatic secrets to her, so that in a way Helene was a power.
Among the many young men who frequented her house every day, Boris Drubetskoy, who had already achieved great success in the service, was the most intimate friend of the Bezukhov household since Helene's return from Erfurt.
Among the men who very soon became frequent visitors at the Rostovs' house in Petersburg were Boris, Pierre whom the count had met in the street and dragged home with him, and Berg who spent whole days at the Rostovs' and paid the eldest daughter, Countess Vera, the attentions a young man pays when he intends to propose.
From the carriages emerged men wearing uniforms, stars, and ribbons, while ladies in satin and ermine cautiously descended the carriage steps which were let down for them with a clatter, and then walked hurriedly and noiselessly over the baize at the entrance.
See how the men, young and old, pay court to her.
The men began to choose partners and take their places for the polonaise.
Is it possible that not one of all these men will notice me?
Prince Andrew was watching these men abashed by the Emperor's presence, and the women who were breathlessly longing to be asked to dance.
Like all men who have grown up in society, Prince Andrew liked meeting someone there not of the conventional society stamp.
The visitor was Bitski, who served on various committees, frequented all the societies in Petersburg, and a passionate devotee of the new ideas and of Speranski, and a diligent Petersburg newsmonger--one of those men who choose their opinions like their clothes according to the fashion, but who for that very reason appear to be the warmest partisans.
The men remained at table over their port--English fashion.
"It can't be helped: men must sometimes have masculine conversation," said he.
They had not yet had a loud conversation among the men and a dispute about something important and clever.
He prayed with that passionate and shamefaced feeling with which men pray at moments of great excitement arising from trivial causes.
The huntsmen assembled with their booty and their stories, and all came to look at the wolf, which, with her broad-browed head hanging down and the bitten stick between her jaws, gazed with great glassy eyes at this crowd of dogs and men surrounding her.
Natasha saw and felt the agitation the two elderly men and her brother were trying to conceal, and was herself excited by it.
He had the unfortunate capacity many men, especially Russians, have of seeing and believing in the possibility of goodness and truth, but of seeing the evil and falsehood of life too clearly to be able to take a serious part in it.
She saw the coldness and malevolence with which the old prince received and dismissed the young men, possible suitors, who sometimes appeared at their house.
She was surrounded by young men who, she fancied, had suddenly learned to appreciate her worth.
When they went into the drawing room where coffee was served, the old men sat together.
In addition to the formal evening and dinner parties, a large company, chiefly of men, gathered there every day, supping at midnight and staying till three in the morning.
The count got out helped by the footmen, and, passing among men and women who were entering and the program sellers, they all three went along the corridor to the first row of boxes.
Around him thronged Moscow's most brilliant young men, whom he evidently dominated.
She could not follow the opera nor even listen to the music; she saw only the painted cardboard and the queerly dressed men and women who moved, spoke, and sang so strangely in that brilliant light.
She sang something mournfully, addressing the queen, but the king waved his arm severely, and men and women with bare legs came in from both sides and began dancing all together.
Then one of the men went into a corner of the stage.
Dolokhov, who needed Anatole Kuragin's name, position, and connections as a bait to draw rich young men into his gambling set, made use of him and amused himself at his expense without letting the other feel it.
Count Rostov was displeased to see that the company consisted almost entirely of men and women known for the freedom of their conduct.
With others Balaga bargained, charging twenty-five rubles for a two hours' drive, and rarely drove himself, generally letting his young men do so.
When Gabriel came to inform her that the men who had come had run away again, she rose frowning, and clasping her hands behind her paced through the rooms a long time considering what she should do.
All men seemed so pitiful, so poor, in comparison with this feeling of tenderness and love he experienced: in comparison with that softened, grateful, last look she had given him through her tears.
Millions of men perpetrated against one another such innumerable crimes, frauds, treacheries, thefts, forgeries, issues of false money, burglaries, incendiarisms, and murders as in whole centuries are not recorded in the annals of all the law courts of the world, but which those who committed them did not at the time regard as being crimes.
Millions of men, renouncing their human feelings and reason, had to go from west to east to slay their fellows, just as some centuries previously hordes of men had come from the east to the west, slaying their fellows.
A deed done is irrevocable, and its result coinciding in time with the actions of millions of other men assumes an historic significance.
In historic events the so-called great men are labels giving names to events, and like labels they have but the smallest connection with the event itself.
Vive l'Empereur! came the voices of men, old and young, of most diverse characters and social positions.
Some of the horses were drowned and some of the men; the others tried to swim on, some in the saddle and some clinging to their horses' manes.
The colonel and some of his men got across and with difficulty clambered out on the further bank.
They rode through the village of Rykonty, past tethered French hussar horses, past sentinels and men who saluted their colonel and stared with curiosity at a Russian uniform, and came out at the other end of the village.
His whole short corpulent figure with broad thick shoulders, and chest and stomach involuntarily protruding, had that imposing and stately appearance one sees in men of forty who live in comfort.
You have not two hundred thousand men, and I have three times that number.
I give you my word of honor," said Napoleon, forgetting that his word of honor could carry no weight--"I give you my word of honor that I have five hundred and thirty thousand men this side of the Vistula.
It seemed to him that he was surrounded by men who adored him: and he felt convinced that, after his dinner, Balashev too was his friend and worshiper.
Men are His tools.
Men are His instruments, they are not to blame.
To clear up this last point for himself, Prince Andrew, utilizing his position and acquaintances, tried to fathom the character of the control of the army and of the men and parties engaged in it, and he deduced for himself the following of the state of affairs.
It was this: the Emperor did not assume the title of commander-in-chief, but disposed of all the armies; the men around him were his assistants.
The men of that party, remembering Suvorov, said that what one had to do was not to reason, or stick pins into maps, but to fight, beat the enemy, keep him out of Russia, and not let the army get discouraged.
The men of this party had both the quality and the defect of frankness in their opinions.
The eighth and largest group, which in its enormous numbers was to the others as ninety-nine to one, consisted of men who desired neither peace nor war, neither an advance nor a defensive camp at the Drissa or anywhere else, neither Barclay nor the Emperor, neither Pfuel nor Bennigsen, but only the one most essential thing--as much advantage and pleasure for themselves as possible.
A Frenchman is self-assured because he regards himself personally, both in mind and body, as irresistibly attractive to men and women.
Of all these men Prince Andrew sympathized most with Pfuel, angry, determined, and absurdly self-confident as he was.
It is only because military men are invested with pomp and power and crowds of sychophants flatter power, attributing to it qualities of genius it does not possess.
Rostov remembered Sventsyani, because on the first day of their arrival at that small town he changed his sergeant major and was unable to manage all the drunken men of his squadron who, unknown to him, had appropriated five barrels of old beer.
Since the campaigns of Austerlitz and of 1807 Rostov knew by experience that men always lie when describing military exploits, as he himself had done when recounting them; besides that, he had experience enough to know that nothing happens in war at all as we can imagine or relate it.
She, seeing herself surrounded by such brilliant and polite young men, beamed with satisfaction, try as she might to hide it, and perturbed as she evidently was each time her husband moved in his sleep behind her.
The horses began to lather and the men to flush.
He could already see how these men, who looked so small at the foot of the hill, jostled and overtook one another, waving their arms and their sabers in the air.
On her way home at an early hour when she met no one but bricklayers going to work or men sweeping the street, and everybody within the houses was still asleep, Natasha experienced a feeling new to her, a sense of the possibility of correcting her faults, the possibility of a new, clean life, and of happiness.
Only at prayer did she feel able to think clearly and calmly of Prince Andrew and Anatole, as men for whom her feelings were as nothing compared with her awe and devotion to God.
This foe confounding Thy land, desiring to lay waste the whole world, rises against us; these lawless men are gathered together to overthrow Thy kingdom, to destroy Thy dear Jerusalem, Thy beloved Russia; to defile Thy temples, to overthrow Thine altars, and to desecrate our holy shrines.
The Emperor is to be here tomorrow... there's to be an Extraordinary Meeting of the nobility, and they are talking of a levy of ten men per thousand.
At last four men in uniforms and sashes emerged from the cathedral doors.
The old men, dim-eyed, toothless, bald, sallow, and bloated, or gaunt and wrinkled, were especially striking.
The retired naval man was speaking very boldly, as was evident from the expression on the faces of the listeners and from the fact that some people Pierre knew as the meekest and quietest of men walked away disapprovingly or expressed disagreement with him.
The troops are moved according to the enemy's movements and the number of men increases and decreases...
One of the old men nearest to him looked round, but his attention was immediately diverted by an exclamation at the other side of the table.
There was no wind, and the men choked in that motionless atmosphere.
Prince Andrew was in command of a regiment, and the management of that regiment, the welfare of the men and the necessity of receiving and giving orders, engrossed him.
He was entirely devoted to the affairs of his regiment and was considerate and kind to his men and officers.
There were sounds of men slapping one another, yelling, and puffing.
"We'll clear it out for you in a minute," said Timokhin, and, still undressed, ran off to clear the men out of the pond.
Ours? said many voices, and the men were in such haste to clear out that the prince could hardly stop them.
With fifteen thousand men I held the enemy at bay for thirty-five hours and beat him; but he would not hold out even for fourteen hours.
They would have had to retire of their own accord, for they had no water for men or horses.
If it has come to this--we must fight as long as Russia can and as long as there are men able to stand...
Consider that on our retreat we have lost by fatigue and left in the hospital more than fifteen thousand men, and had we attacked this would not have happened.
In this question he saw subtle cunning, as men of his type see cunning in everything, so he frowned and did not answer immediately.
Suddenly several men came running up the avenue with frightened faces.
A large crowd of militiamen and domestics were moving toward her, and in their midst several men were supporting by the armpits and dragging along a little old man in a uniform and decorations.
As birds migrate to somewhere beyond the sea, so these men with their wives and children streamed to the southeast, to parts where none of them had ever been.
The men crowded closer together, stirred, and rapidly took off their hats.
Some of the men bared their heads, others stared at the new arrivals without doffing their caps.
One of the men came out of the crowd and went up to Rostov.
"The old men have met to talk over the business of the commune," replied the peasant, moving away.
It's as the old men have decided--there's too many of you giving orders.
"Shall I call up our men from beyond the hill?" he called out.
The men obediently came out of the crowd and began taking off their belts.
The two bound men were led off to the master's house.
Give me five hundwed men and I will bweak the line, that's certain!
As often occurs with old men, it was only after some seconds that the impression produced by Prince Andrew's face linked itself up with Kutuzov's remembrance of his personality.
It's not here that men are needed.
Advisers are always plentiful, but men are not.
As soon as Leppich is ready, get together a crew of reliable and intelligent men for his car and send a courier to General Kutuzov to let him know.
The stout man rose, frowned, shrugged his shoulders, and evidently trying to appear firm began to pull on his jacket without looking about him, but suddenly his lips trembled and he began to cry, in the way full-blooded grown-up men cry, though angry with himself for doing so.
And why were all efforts exhausted and six thousand men sacrificed to defend it till late at night on the twenty-fourth?
He was looking now at the cavalry regiment that had met the convoy of wounded, now at the cart by which he was standing, in which two wounded men were sitting and one was lying.
He kept looking to either side of the road for familiar faces, but only saw everywhere the unfamiliar faces of various military men of different branches of the service, who all looked with astonishment at his white hat and green tail coat.
Yet from among these men twenty thousand are doomed to die, and they wonder at my hat!
On seeing these peasants, who were evidently still amused by the novelty of their position as soldiers, Pierre once more thought of the wounded men at Mozhaysk and understood what the soldier had meant when he said: "They want the whole nation to fall on them."
Are those our men there?
The officer appeared abashed, as though he understood that one might think of how many men would be missing tomorrow but ought not to speak of it.
"Oh, those damned fellows!" muttered the officer who followed him, holding his nose as he ran past the men at work.
Though Kutuzov had dismissed all unnecessary men from the staff, Boris had contrived to remain at headquarters after the changes.
In any case many great rewards would have to be given for tomorrow's action, and new men would come to the front.
At last those mounted men rode away from the mound and disappeared.
The fact is that those men with whom you have ridden round the position not only do not help matters, but hinder.
For me tomorrow means this: a Russian army of a hundred thousand and a French army of a hundred thousand have met to fight, and the thing is that these two hundred thousand men will fight and the side that fights more fiercely and spares itself least will win.
He understood that latent heat (as they say in physics) of patriotism which was present in all these men he had seen, and this explained to him why they all prepared for death calmly, and as it were lightheartedly.
A crowd of military men was assembled there, members of the staff could be heard conversing in French, and Kutuzov's gray head in a white cap with a red band was visible, his gray nape sunk between his shoulders.
Keep to the right! the men shouted to him.
It was only now that he noticed wounded men staggering along or being carried on stretchers.
In contrast with the dread felt by the infantrymen placed in support, here in the battery where a small number of men busy at their work were separated from the rest by a trench, everyone experienced a common and as it were family feeling of animation.
The men soon accepted Pierre into their family, adopted him, gave him a nickname ("our gentleman"), and made kindly fun of him among themselves.
Several of the men, with bright kindly faces, stopped beside Pierre.
"To your places!" cried the young officer to the men gathered round Pierre.
Moreover, his whole attention was engrossed by watching the family circle--separated from all else-- formed by the men in the battery.
But the men in the battery seemed not to notice this, and merry voices and jokes were heard on all sides.
And the sergeant, taking one of the men by the shoulders, gave him a shove with his knee.
A few minutes later crowds of wounded men and stretcher-bearers came back from that direction.
Around the cannon the men moved still more briskly and busily.
The young officer, with his face still more flushed, commanded the men more scrupulously than ever.
On entering the earthwork he noticed that there were men doing something there but that no shots were being fired from the battery.
He had no time to realize who these men were.
He saw the senior officer lying on the earth wall with his back turned as if he were examining something down below and that one of the soldiers he had noticed before was struggling forward shouting "Brothers!" and trying to free himself from some men who were holding him by the arm.
Through the smoke glimpses could be caught of something black--probably men--and at times the glint of bayonets.
Napoleon, standing on the knoll, looked through a field glass, and in its small circlet saw smoke and men, sometimes his own and sometimes Russians, but when he looked again with the naked eye, he could not tell where what he had seen was.
All their rushing and galloping at one another did little harm, the harm of disablement and death was caused by the balls and bullets that flew over the fields on which these men were floundering about.
The handsome boy adjutant with the long hair sighed deeply without removing his hand from his hat and galloped back to where men were being slaughtered.
He saw that what he was feeling was felt by all the men about him experienced in the art of war.
Amid the powder smoke, slowly dispersing over the whole space through which Napoleon rode, horses and men were lying in pools of blood, singly or in heaps.
Napoleon rode up the high ground at Semenovsk, and through the smoke saw ranks of men in uniforms of a color unfamiliar to him.
"All the points of our position are in the enemy's hands and we cannot dislodge them for lack of troops, the men are running away and it is impossible to stop them," he reported.
Toward two o'clock the regiment, having already lost more than two hundred men, was moved forward into a trampled oatfield in the gap between Semenovsk and the Knoll Battery, where thousands of men perished that day and on which an intense, concentrated fire from several hundred enemy guns was directed between one and two o'clock.
At times, as if to allow them a respite, a quarter of an hour passed during which the cannon balls and shells all flew overhead, but sometimes several men were torn from the regiment in a minute and the slain were continually being dragged away and the wounded carried off.
Most of the time, by their officers' order, the men sat on the ground.
When men were killed or wounded, when rows of stretchers went past, when some troops retreated, and when great masses of the enemy came into view through the smoke, no one paid any attention to these things.
It was as if the minds of these morally exhausted men found relief in everyday, commonplace occurrences.
He listened with weary ears to the ever-recurring sounds, distinguishing the whistle of flying projectiles from the booming of the reports, glanced at the tiresomely familiar faces of the men of the first battalion, and waited.
Around the tents, over more than five acres, bloodstained men in various garbs stood, sat, or lay.
The wounded men awaiting their turn outside the tents groaned, sighed, wept, screamed, swore, or asked for vodka.
Men were supporting him in their arms and offering him a glass of water, but his trembling, swollen lips could not grasp its rim.
Prince Andrew could no longer restrain himself and wept tender loving tears for his fellow men, for himself, and for his own and their errors.
The Imperial army, strictly speaking, was one third composed of Dutch, Belgians, men from the borders of the Rhine, Piedmontese, Swiss, Genevese, Tuscans, Romans, inhabitants of the Thirty-second Military Division, of Bremen, of Hamburg, and so on: it included scarcely a hundred and forty thousand who spoke French.
Crowds of men of various arms, wounded and unwounded, with frightened faces, dragged themselves back to Mozhaysk from the one army and back to Valuevo from the other.
Clouds gathered and drops of rain began to fall on the dead and wounded, on the frightened, exhausted, and hesitating men, as if to say: Enough, men!
To the men of both sides alike, worn out by want of food and rest, it began equally to appear doubtful whether they should continue to slaughter one another; all the faces expressed hesitation, and the question arose in every soul: For what, for whom, must I kill and be killed?...
The cannon balls flew just as swiftly and cruelly from both sides, crushing human bodies, and that terrible work which was not done by the will of a man but at the will of Him who governs men and worlds continued.
It was not Napoleon alone who had experienced that nightmare feeling of the mighty arm being stricken powerless, but all the generals and soldiers of his army whether they had taken part in the battle or not, after all their experience of previous battles--when after one tenth of such efforts the enemy had fled--experienced a similar feeling of terror before an enemy who, after losing HALF his men, stood as threateningly at the end as at the beginning of the battle.
But however small the units it takes, we feel that to take any unit disconnected from others, or to assume a beginning of any phenomenon, or to say that the will of many men is expressed by the actions of any one historic personage, is in itself false.
Men leave their customary pursuits, hasten from one side of Europe to the other, plunder and slaughter one another, triumph and are plunged in despair, and for some years the whole course of life is altered and presents an intensive movement which first increases and then slackens.
The men, women, and children of the large peasant family crowded into the back room across the passage.
All that was done around her and to her at this time, all the attention devoted to her by so many clever men and expressed in such pleasant, refined ways, and the state of dove-like purity she was now in (she wore only white dresses and white ribbons all that time) gave her pleasure, but her pleasure did not cause her for a moment to forget her aim.
By rights I am a militia officer, but my men are not here.
They, those strange men he had not previously known, stood out clearly and sharply from everyone else.
The groom, the coachman, and the innkeeper told Pierre that an officer had come with news that the French were already near Mozhaysk and that our men were leaving it.
Pierre went up to a group of men, one of whom he knew.
"But military men have told me that it is impossible to fight in the town," said Pierre, "and that the position..."
I beg you to leave the town and break off all communication with such men as Klyucharev.
Every day thousands of men wounded at Borodino were brought in by the Dorogomilov gate and taken to various parts of Moscow, and thousands of carts conveyed the inhabitants and their possessions out by the other gates.
An enormously long row of carts full of wounded men had stopped in the street.
"May the wounded men stay in our house?" she asked.
The cart in which the officer lay was turned into the Rostovs' yard, and dozens of carts with wounded men began at the invitation of the townsfolk to turn into the yards and to draw up at the entrances of the houses in Povarskaya Street.
Not only were huge sums offered for the horses and carts, but on the previous evening and early in the morning of the first of September, orderlies and servants sent by wounded officers came to the Rostovs' and wounded men dragged themselves there from the Rostovs' and from neighboring houses where they were accommodated, entreating the servants to try to get them a lift out of Moscow.
Pity these wounded men as one might, it was evident that if they were given one cart there would be no reason to refuse another, or all the carts and one's own carriages as well.
I tell you, Papa" (he smote himself on the breast as a general he had heard speaking had done, but Berg did it a trifle late for he should have struck his breast at the words "Russian army"), "I tell you frankly that we, the commanders, far from having to urge the men on or anything of that kind, could hardly restrain those... those... yes, those exploits of antique valor," he went on rapidly.
The news that carts were to be had spread to the neighboring houses, from which wounded men began to come into the Rostovs' yard.
"We can take four more men," said the steward.
They unloaded the wardrobe cart and sent it to take wounded men from a house two doors off.
In the porch and in the yard the men whom Petya had armed with swords and daggers, with trousers tucked inside their high boots and with belts and girdles tightened, were taking leave of those remaining behind.
"Here she is, the reward for all those fainthearted men," he reflected, glancing at those near him and at the troops who were approaching and forming up.
Among the soldiers in the shops and passages some men were to be seen in gray coats, with closely shaven heads.
Half the men have dispersed.
These men, who under the leadership of the tall lad were drinking in the dramshop that morning, had brought the publican some skins from the factory and for this had had drink served them.
"I daresay you would like to bind me!" shouted the publican, pushing away the men advancing on him, and snatching his cap from his head he flung it on the ground.
"What people are these?" he shouted to the men, who were moving singly and timidly in the direction of his trap.
What men!... and they say he's not the right one....
Since the world began and men have killed one another no one has ever committed such a crime against his fellow man without comforting himself with this same idea.
Two men in peasant coats ran away at the foot of the wall, toward the Znamenka.
Who these men were nobody knew.
As soon as the men of the various regiments began to disperse among the wealthy and deserted houses, the army was lost forever and there came into being something nondescript, neither citizens nor soldiers but what are known as marauders.
When five weeks later these same men left Moscow, they no longer formed an army.
Men in military uniforms and Hessian boots could be seen through the windows, laughing and walking through the rooms.
In cellars and storerooms similar men were busy among the provisions, and in the yards unlocking or breaking open coach house and stable doors, lighting fires in kitchens and kneading and baking bread with rolled-up sleeves, and cooking; or frightening, amusing, or caressing women and children.
There were many such men both in the shops and houses--but there was no army.
Order after order was issued by the French commanders that day forbidding the men to disperse about the town, sternly forbidding any violence to the inhabitants or any looting, and announcing a roll call for that very evening.
But despite all these measures the men, who had till then constituted an army, flowed all over the wealthy, deserted city with its comforts and plentiful supplies.
The other was that vague and quite Russian feeling of contempt for everything conventional, artificial, and human--for everything the majority of men regard as the greatest good in the world.
Pierre had first experienced this strange and fascinating feeling at the Sloboda Palace, when he had suddenly felt that wealth, power, and life--all that men so painstakingly acquire and guard--if it has any worth has so only by reason of the joy with which it can all be renounced.
When he had understood what was said to him, the German submitted and took his men elsewhere.
Several men joined the first two.
There were a great many ladies and some of Nicholas' Moscow acquaintances, but there were no men who could at all vie with the cavalier of St. George, the hussar remount officer, the good-natured and well-bred Count Rostov.
Among the men was an Italian prisoner, an officer of the French army; and Nicholas felt that the presence of that prisoner enhanced his own importance as a Russian hero.
With the naive conviction of young men in a merry mood that other men's wives were created for them, Rostov did not leave the lady's side and treated her husband in a friendly and conspiratorial style, as if, without speaking of it, they knew how capitally Nicholas and the lady would get on together.
He had pictured each of those young ladies as almost all honest-hearted young men do, that is, as a possible wife, adapting her in his imagination to all the conditions of married life: a white dressing gown, his wife at the tea table, his wife's carriage, little ones, Mamma and Papa, their relations to her, and so on--and these pictures of the future had given him pleasure.
In men Rostov could not bear to see the expression of a higher spiritual life (that was why he did not like Prince Andrew) and he referred to it contemptuously as philosophy and dreaminess, but in Princess Mary that very sorrow which revealed the depth of a whole spiritual world foreign to him was an irresistible attraction.
Not the men on the commission that had first examined him--not one of them wished to or, evidently, could have done it.
There was a stir in the ranks of the soldiers and it was evident that they were all hurrying--not as men hurry to do something they understand, but as people hurry to finish a necessary but unpleasant and incomprehensible task.
In the darkness some twenty different men surrounded Pierre.
Around him in the darkness men were standing and evidently something about him interested them greatly.
Then they led him away somewhere, and at last he found himself in a corner of the shed among men who were laughing and talking on all sides.
But we need only penetrate to the essence of any historic event--which lies in the activity of the general mass of men who take part in it--to be convinced that the will of the historic hero does not control the actions of the mass but is itself continually controlled.
The discovery of these laws is only possible when we have quite abandoned the attempt to find the cause in the will of some one man, just as the discovery of the laws of the motion of the planets was possible only when men abandoned the conception of the fixity of the earth.
They ascribe the glory of that achievement of genius to different men and dispute as to whom the honor is due.
The war went on independently of them, as it had to go: that is, never in the way people devised, but flowing always from the essential attitude of the masses.
From General Wintzingerode's reports, I see that an enemy corps of ten thousand men is moving on the Petersburg road.
Another corps of several thousand men is moving on Dmitrov.
The men were forbidden to talk out loud, to smoke their pipes, or to strike a light, and they tried to prevent their horses neighing.
He said that Murat was spending the night less than a mile from where they were, and that if they would let him have a convoy of a hundred men he would capture him alive.
Without replying, the sergeant, with a resolute air, mounted and rode away with Grekov whose men had quickly assembled.
All his men felt the same excitement.
The men took their places and crossed themselves....
As always happens the men, starting cheerfully, began to halt; murmurs were heard, there was a sense of confusion, and finally a backward movement.
"I prefer not to take lessons from anyone, but I can die with my men as well as anybody," he said, and advanced with a single division.
Coming out onto a field under the enemy's fire, this brave general went straight ahead, leading his men under fire, without considering in his agitation whether going into action now, with a single division, would be of any use or no.
The whole battle consisted in what Orlov-Denisov's Cossacks had done: the rest of the army merely lost some hundreds of men uselessly.
The French generals lost touch with the Russian army of sixty thousand men, and according to Thiers it was only eventually found, like a lost pin, by the skill--and apparently the genius--of Murat.
In the corporal's changed face, in the sound of his voice, in the stirring and deafening noise of the drums, he recognized that mysterious, callous force which compelled people against their will to kill their fellow men--that force the effect of which he had witnessed during the executions.
"Dram-da-da-dam, dam-dam..." rattled the drums, and Pierre understood that this mysterious force completely controlled these men and that it was now useless to say any more.
When they had crossed the Crimean bridge the prisoners moved a few steps forward, halted, and again moved on, and from all sides vehicles and men crowded closer and closer together.
It was not till nearly evening that the officer commanding the escort collected his men and with shouts and quarrels forced his way in among the baggage trains, and the prisoners, hemmed in on all sides, emerged onto the Kaluga road.
The baggage carts drew up close together and the men began to prepare for their night's rest.
It seemed that all these men, now that they had stopped amid fields in the chill dusk of the autumn evening, experienced one and the same feeling of unpleasant awakening from the hurry and eagerness to push on that had seized them at the start.
Suddenly he burst out into a fit of his broad, good-natured laughter, so loud that men from various sides turned with surprise to see what this strange and evidently solitary laughter could mean.
The huge, endless bivouac that had previously resounded with the crackling of campfires and the voices of many men had grown quiet, the red campfires were growing paler and dying down.
Ill with fever he went to Smolensk with twenty thousand men to defend the town against Napoleon's whole army.
He imagined all sorts of possible contingencies, just like the younger men, but with this difference, that he saw thousands of contingencies instead of two or three and based nothing on them.
But these were only suppositions, which seemed important to the younger men but not to Kutuzov.
He could not tell them what we say now: Why fight, why block the road, losing our own men and inhumanly slaughtering unfortunate wretches?
And try as Kutuzov might to restrain the troops, our men attacked, trying to bar the road.
Let us imagine two men who have come out to fight a duel with rapiers according to all the rules of the art of fencing.
One of the most obvious and advantageous departures from the so-called laws of war is the action of scattered groups against men pressed together in a mass.
In such actions, instead of two crowds opposing each other, the men disperse, attack singly, run away when attacked by stronger forces, but again attack when opportunity offers.
That unknown quantity is the spirit of the army, that is to say, the greater or lesser readiness to fight and face danger felt by all the men composing an army, quite independently of whether they are, or are not, fighting under the command of a genius, in two--or three-line formation, with cudgels or with rifles that repeat thirty times a minute.
Men who want to fight will always put themselves in the most advantageous conditions for fighting.
Ten men, battalions, or divisions, fighting fifteen men, battalions, or divisions, conquer--that is, kill or take captive--all the others, while themselves losing four, so that on the one side four and on the other fifteen were lost.
To lead men forward under fire more discipline (obtainable only by movement in masses) is needed than is needed to resist attacks.
The men sat huddled up trying not to stir, so as to warm the water that had trickled to their bodies and not admit the fresh cold water that was leaking in under their seats, their knees, and at the back of their necks.
And turning to his men he directed a party to go on to the halting place arranged near the watchman's hut in the forest, and told the officer on the Kirghiz horse (who performed the duties of an adjutant) to go and find out where Dolokhov was and whether he would come that evening.
In the village, in the house, in the garden, by the well, by the pond, over all the rising ground, and all along the road uphill from the bridge leading to the village, not more than five hundred yards away, crowds of men could be seen through the shimmering mist.
Tikhon Shcherbaty was one of the most indispensable men in their band.
You send a hundred men away, and thirty get there.
"If grown-up, distinguished men think so, it must be necessary and right," thought he.
Having ridden in, he dismounted and approached a big blazing campfire, around which sat several men talking noisily.
But Dolokhov restarted the conversation which had dropped and began putting direct questions as to how many men there were in the battalion, how many battalions, and how many prisoners.
The men rapidly picked out their horses in the semidarkness, tightened their saddle girths, and formed companies.
The road along which they moved was bordered on both sides by dead horses; ragged men who had fallen behind from various regiments continually changed about, now joining the moving column, now again lagging behind it.
Of the three hundred and thirty men who had set out from Moscow fewer than a hundred now remained.
All around lay the flesh of different animals--from men to horses--in various stages of decomposition; and as the wolves were kept off by the passing men the dog could eat all it wanted.
The men crowded together round the campfires.
From Moscow to Vyazma the French army of seventy-three thousand men not reckoning the Guards (who did nothing during the whole war but pillage) was reduced to thirty-six thousand, though not more than five thousand had fallen in battle.
During the last few days many of the men have been seen to throw away their cartridges and their arms.
They abandoned one another, abandoned all their heavy baggage, their artillery, and half their men, and fled, getting past the Russians by night by making semicircles to the right.
Ney, who had had a corps of ten thousand men, reached Napoleon at Orsha with only one thousand men left, having abandoned all the rest and all his cannon, and having crossed the Dnieper at night by stealth at a wooded spot.
And Napoleon, escaping home in a warm fur coat and leaving to perish those who were not merely his comrades but were (in his opinion) men he had brought there, feels que c'est grand, *(2) and his soul is tranquil.
Men can only be taken prisoners if they surrender according to the rules of strategy and tactics, as the Germans did.
Half the men fell out of the army without a battle.
To them the words of Miloradovich seem very interesting, and so do their surmises and the rewards this or that general received; but the question of those fifty thousand men who were left in hospitals and in graves does not even interest them, for it does not come within the range of their investigation.
The hatred and contempt of the crowd punish such men for discerning the higher laws.
Kutuzov never talked of "forty centuries looking down from the Pyramids," of the sacrifices he offered for the fatherland, or of what he intended to accomplish or had accomplished; in general he said nothing about himself, adopted no pose, always appeared to be the simplest and most ordinary of men, and said the simplest and most ordinary things.
And only that feeling placed him on that highest human pedestal from which he, the commander-in-chief, devoted all his powers not to slaying and destroying men but to saving and showing pity on them.
Hurrah lads! he added, addressing the men with a rapid movement of his chin.
Some fifteen men with merry shouts were shaking down the high wattle wall of a shed, the roof of which had already been removed.
The lower stakes cracked more and more and at last the wall fell, and with it the men who had been pushing it.
Heave away, boys!... but despite their united efforts the wattle hardly moved, and in the silence that followed the heavy breathing of the men was audible.
Some twenty men of the Sixth Company who were on their way into the village joined the haulers, and the wattle wall, which was about thirty- five feet long and seven feet high, moved forward along the village street, swaying, pressing upon and cutting the shoulders of the gasping men.
"What are you up to?" suddenly came the authoritative voice of a sergeant major who came upon the men who were hauling their burden.
The men became silent.
"Don't you like it?" said a laughing voice, and moderating their tones the men moved forward.
In the hut which the men had passed, the chief officers had gathered and were in animated talk over their tea about the events of the day and the maneuvers suggested for tomorrow.
The wattle wall the men had brought was set up in a semicircle by the Eighth Company as a shelter from the north, propped up by musket rests, and a campfire was built before it.
More men collected behind the wattle fence of the Eighth Company than anywhere else.
The men drew nearer and lit their pipes.
But in the Third Company they say nine men were missing yesterday.
That peasant near Mozhaysk where the battle was said the men were all called up from ten villages around and they carted for twenty days and still didn't finish carting the dead away.
What a lot of men he's ruined!
You would think the women had spread out their linen, said one of the men, gazing with admiration at the Milky Way.
One of the men got up and went over to the Fifth Company.
And several of the men went over to the Fifth Company.
Oh, my brave, kind friends, and he leaned his head against the shoulder of one of the men like a child.
The older men, who thought it undignified to amuse themselves with such nonsense, continued to lie at the opposite side of the fire, but one would occasionally raise himself on an elbow and glance at Morel with a smile.
"They are men too," said one of them as he wrapped himself up in his coat.
And all he said--that it was necessary to await provisions, or that the men had no boots--was so simple, while what they proposed was so complicated and clever, that it was evident that he was old and stupid and that they, though not in power, were commanders of genius.
The contemptuously respectful attitude of the younger men to the old man in his dotage was expressed in the highest degree by the behavior of Chichagov, who knew of the accusations that were being directed against Kutuzov.
All his life he had looked over the heads of the men around him, when he should have merely looked in front of him without straining his eyes.
Then a patrol arrived and all the men--all those who were not looting, that is--were arrested, and I among them.
They say men are friends when they are quite different.
All the views he formed of men and circumstances at this time remained true for him always.
You don't meet such men nowadays....
Everybody sees that things are going so badly that they cannot be allowed to go on so and that it is the duty of all decent men to counteract it as far as they can.
What can decent men do?
The men went into the study and little Nicholas Bolkonski followed them unnoticed by his uncle and sat down at the writing table in a shady corner by the window.
No independent men, such as you or I, are left.
I only pray God that something may happen to me such as happened to Plutarch's men, and I will act as they did.
They described the activity of individuals who ruled the people, and regarded the activity of those men as representing the activity of the whole nation.
In the first place the historian describes the activity of individuals who in his opinion have directed humanity (one historian considers only monarchs, generals, and ministers as being such men, while another includes also orators, learned men, reformers, philosophers, and poets).
During that twenty-year period an immense number of fields were left untilled, houses were burned, trade changed its direction, millions of men migrated, were impoverished, or were enriched, and millions of Christian men professing the law of love of their fellows slew one another.
What force made men act so?
Moreover, certain men wrote some books at that time.
At the end of the eighteenth century there were a couple of dozen men in Paris who began to talk about all men being free and equal.
Undoubtedly some relation exists between all who live contemporaneously, and so it is possible to find some connection between the intellectual activity of men and their historical movements, just as such a connection may be found between the movements of humanity and commerce, handicraft, gardening, or anything else you please.
We are so accustomed to that idea and have become so used to it that the question: why did six hundred thousand men go to fight when Napoleon uttered certain words, seems to us senseless.
Not to speak of the fact that no description of the collective activity of men can do without the conception of power, the existence of power is proved both by history and by observing contemporary events.
Whenever an event occurs a man appears or men appear, by whose will the event seems to have taken place.
Experience shows us that whatever event occurs it is always related to the will of one or of several men who have decreed it.
Men uniting in these combinations always assume such relations toward one another that the larger number take a more direct share, and the smaller number a less direct share, in the collective action for which they have combined.
Of all the combinations in which men unite for collective action one of the most striking and definite examples is an army.
The soldier himself does the stabbing, hacking, burning, and pillaging, and always receives orders for these actions from men above him; he himself never gives an order.
This relation of the men who command to those they command is what constitutes the essence of the conception called power.
Men are hauling a log.
Men went from the west to the east killing their fellow men, and the event was accompanied by phrases about the glory of France, the baseness of England, and so on.
Men went from the west to the east killing their fellow men, and the event was accompanied by phrases about the glory of France, the baseness of England, and so on.
How is it that millions of men commit collective crimes--make war, commit murder, and so on?
If there be a single law governing the actions of men, free will cannot exist, for then man's will is subject to that law.
The actions of men are subject to general immutable laws expressed in statistics.
Whatever presentation of the activity of many men or of an individual we may consider, we always regard it as the result partly of man's free will and partly of the law of inevitability.
To the men who fought against the rising truths of physical philosophy, it seemed that if they admitted that truth it would destroy faith in God, in the creation of the firmament, and in the miracle of Joshua the son of Nun.
The men cheered as he turned the horse and rode it out of the corral.
The men are as guilty as she is.
They rounded the corner of the building to see a group of men lounging against the fence, watching a display that made Carmen's blood run cold.
Some men admired women's legs.
Some women actually find controlling men irresistible.
I don't think she has a clue how irresistible men find her.
She knows men are attracted to her beauty, but she doesn't realize it's merely what gets them to her door.
He thinks it is beneath his dignity to help around the house and watch the kids.
Don't you know people talk about a woman who spends weeks out here with men - and men start to get ideas.
At sixty-two, he was as wiry as any of his men, and twice as cagey.
That much she knew from a conversation she had overheard between two men in Ashley.
The men silently devoured their food and then helped her clean up the camp.
She returned to the fire and found the men filling their bowls.
She was spoiling the men, but her decision to start home from Ashley was going to leave them in the lurch.
Pete walked back to her, signaling to the other men to join them.
The men weren't bawling.
Because we tempt men to evil, like Eve did Adam?
No, because men have needs and desires women couldn't understand.
She raced up the steps, wondering if men who could not be trusted would plague her entire life.
How could she have fallen in love with Bordeaux, knowing how unfaithful men could be?
He turned to one of the men standing around the stage office and indicated Darcie with a wave of his hand.
Oh, and you know what they say: Men don't make passes at girls who wear glasses.
It's only natural that men want to touch you.
The women had long skirts and the men overhauls.
They looked at one another until one of the younger looking men was pushed forward, as a spokesman.
I was buttonholed by two middle-aged men who alternated telling me their life story.
There were men and women, but no children at all, and the folks were all beautifully formed and attractively dressed and had wonderfully handsome faces.
Men on horseback were riding in haste toward the front.
The men hurried down and soon saw that the flock was a large one.
Many of his poems are still read and loved by children as well as by grown up men and women.
Then he called his wisest men together and asked them, "Is it really true that the first people in the world were Egyptians?"
Men and boys pulled with all their might; and Putnam and the wolf were drawn out together.
I would teach you how to draw pictures of sheep and horses, and even of men, said the stranger.
One day King Solomon was sitting on his throne, and his great men were standing around him.
His officers and great men shook their heads.
You gather knowledge from the little things which common men pass by unnoticed.
Books were very scarce and very precious, and only a few men could read them.
Otanes, in time, became one of the famous men of his country.
Well, we should have thrown both men into prison, and the treasure would have been given to the king.
Very kind and loving was St. Francis--kind and loving not only to men but to all living things.
The women wept, and some of the men prayed.
But at last his army was beaten; his men were scattered; and Tamerlane fled alone from the field of battle.
On the day appointed, forty gray- bearded, honest old men stood before the caliph.
Most of the old men answered that they did not know of any such person.
One cold night in winter the serving men of the abbey were gathered in the great kitchen.
The men heard it as it whistled through the trees and rattled the doors of the abbey.
After him the other men were called, one by one; and each in turn sang his favorite song.
Inside of the great kitchen, beside the fire, the men were shouting and laughing; for the blacksmith had finished his song, and it was very pleasing.
Soon they saw a company of men toiling by the roadside.
All the other men will take off their hats, but the king will keep his on.
Soon they came into the main road where a number of the king's men were waiting.
All the men seemed amused when they saw the boy, and as they rode up, they greeted the king by taking off their hats.
The famous men of whom I have told you in this story are commonly called the Seven Wise Men of Greece.
Because television was radio with pictures, the first television shows were simply men in suits standing in front of microphones reading the news.
He explained to me that with a lawnmower, one person would be able to do the job and eleven men would be unemployed.
In using the phrase, "Necessitous men are not free men," Roosevelt was actually quoting from a decision in a well-known 1762 English legal case.
The full quote runs: "Necessitous men are not, truly speaking, free men, but, to answer a present exigency, will submit to any terms that the crafty may impose upon them."
They were tied into one hundred fifty lines of one hundred men each.
Their aim, he said, was nothing less than "the lifting, from the backs and from the hearts of men, of their burden of arms and of fears, so that they may find before them a golden age of freedom and of peace."
As recently as the early twentieth century, relatively few careers existed in which young men of drive and ambition could distinguish themselves and leave a mark on the world.
In the past, impetuous young men would drop out of college and run off to join the army.
Upon reaching adulthood, men continue competing.
I idealized them as the bravest and most generous men that ever sought a home in a strange land.
In the evening, by the campfire, the men played cards and whiled away the hours in talk and sport.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
He wished to say something more, but at that moment Prince Vasili and his daughter got up to go and the two young men rose to let them pass.
Millions will pour forth from there"--he pointed to the merchants' hall--"but our business is to supply men and not spare ourselves...
She feared for her brother who was in it, was horrified by and amazed at the strange cruelty that impels men to kill one another, but she did not understand the significance of this war, which seemed to her like all previous wars.
Some of this dust was kneaded by the feet and wheels, while the rest rose and hung like a cloud over the troops, settling in eyes, ears, hair, and nostrils, and worst of all in the lungs of the men and beasts as they moved along that road.
His descendants were weak men and they too ruled France badly.
The men did not know of the wound.
They admire you for what you have accomplished.
Bordeaux dismounted, surveying the camp, landscape and men in one rolling glance.
"There are few men who can draw so good a picture of a fly," he said.
He is one of the greatest men in our country, was the answer.
"They are poor men, and they are working to improve the king's highway," was the answer.
Having heard that Count Mamonov was furnishing a regiment, Bezukhov at once informed Rostopchin that he would give a thousand men and their maintenance.
The princesses Aline and Sophie sit whole days with me, and we, unhappy widows of live men, make beautiful conversations over our 'charpie', only you, my friend, are missing... and so on.
He went out into the street: two men were running past toward the bridge.
"Halt!" he cried to the men who were with him.
He is the handsomest and strongest of men, and I believe he is the wisest also.
Others joined those men and stopped and told how cannon balls had fallen on a house close to them.
One of my men spotted a Pace Arrow and was about to stop it when he saw it had Alabama license plates so he let it pass and kept going.
At three o'clock the Throne Room was crowded with citizens, men, women and children being eager to witness the great trial.
Many wise men and poets and musicians had also been invited.
"It was in our country that the first men and women lived," they said.
Brave men left their homes and hurried toward Boston.
All the noblest men of Persia [Footnote: Per'sia.] and Arabia [Footnote: A ra'bi a.] were there.