Idols The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone: the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood. The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone: the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it’s more dangerous to lose than to win.Give a man health and a course to steer; and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.The ordinary man is an anarchist. He wants to do as he likes. He may want his neighbor to be governed, but he himself doesn’t want to be governed. He is mortally afraid of government officials and policemen.A man’s interest in the world is only an overflow from his interest in himself.It is a woman’s business to get married as soon as possible, and a man’s to keep unmarried as long as he can.Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.