Bachelor By persistently remaining single, a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation. Men should be more careful. By persistently remaining single, a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation. Men should be more careful.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »Nowadays, all the married men live like bachelors, and all the bachelors like married men.If a man needs an elaborate tombstone in order to remain in the memory of his country, it is clear that his living at all was an act of absolute superfluity.A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes. Change is the one quality we can predicate of it. The systems that fail are those that rely on the permanency of human nature, and not on its growth and development. The error of Louis XIV was that he thought human nature would always be the same. The result of his error was the French Revolution. It was an admirable result.Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.