We’ve collected the best Men Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: William Golding, Mae West, B. R. Ambedkar, Albert Camus, Morris Chestnut. Use them as an inspiration.
Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
A lot of times, women don’t get the male perspective in regards to a relationship, what men go through when they’re not really dealing well.
As I said, men value their independence in a weird way, above practically everything.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.
Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
The world, we are told, was made especially for man – a presumption not supported by all the facts. A numerous class of men are painfully astonished whenever they find anything, living or dead, in all God’s universe, which they cannot eat or render in some way what they call useful to themselves.
Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.
A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
There were some great clinicians in the 20th century – great men. Freud was a genius; Jung was a genius, Carl Rogers was a genius – there’s a half-dozen psychologists of the 1950s and humanists of the 1960s.
Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live, and illustrate the times.
Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
When women go wrong, men go right after them.
Gender is not an easy conversation to have. It makes people uncomfortable, sometimes even irritable. Both men and women are resistant to talk about gender or are quick to dismiss the problems of gender. Because thinking of changing the status quo is always uncomfortable.
A government of laws, and not of men.
The great liability of the engineer compared to men of other professions is that his works are out in the open where all can see them. His acts, step by step, are in hard substance. He cannot bury his mistakes in the grave like the doctors. He cannot argue them into thin air or blame the judge like the lawyers.
Punishment is now unfashionable… because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.
By nature, men love newfangledness.
Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.
The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.
Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit.
Men exist for the sake of one another.
Women prefer to talk in twos, while men prefer to talk in threes.
But men are men; the best sometimes forget.
Cats are the runes of beauty, invincibility, wonder, pride, freedom, coldness, self-sufficiency, and dainty individuality – the qualities of sensitive, enlightened, mentally developed, pagan, cynical, poetic, philosophic, dispassionate, reserved, independent, Nietzschean, unbroken, civilised, master-class men.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Observe all men, thyself most.
Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future.
For Jesus, there are no countries to be conquered, no ideologies to be imposed, no people to be dominated. There are only children, women and men to be loved.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
Religion fails if it cannot speak to men as they are.
The less men think, the more they talk.
All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society.
We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men… We are who we are because they were who they were. It’s wise to know where you come from, who called your name.
Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today‘s world do not have.
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
It’s not the men in my life that count, it’s the life in my men.
I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.
Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone’s responsibility.
Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.
No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
My father… gave me a positive connection with men because he is a gentleman.
The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you.
Men lose more conquests by their own awkwardness than by any virtue in the woman.
The most positive men are the most credulous.
Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
Men are what their mothers made them.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Men’s arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
Fires can’t be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.
The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men – the man he is and the man he wants to be.
Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.
More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes, and men grow better as the world grows old.
I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don’t seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper.
To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can’t eat it.
God is in all men, but all men are not in God; that is why we suffer.
Whether it is a tsunami, or whether it is a hurricane, whether it’s an earthquake – when we see these great fatal and natural acts, men and women of every ethnic persuasion come together and they just want to help.
The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
All men of action are dreamers.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can.
The graveyards are full of indispensable men.
Yes, the pyramids have been built, but if you give me 300,000 disciplined men and give me 30 years, I could build a bigger one.
The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes.
Men often act knowingly against their interest.
Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.
Gold is good in its place; but loving, brave, patriotic men are better than gold.
The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.
Like all young men I set out to be a genius, but mercifully laughter intervened.
When I go back to Texas, I travel the state, and I see people all the time who come up to me, men and women across Texas, and they grab me by the shoulder, and they’re afraid. They say, ‘Ted, you know, I just lost my health insurance. I got a child with diabetes. I’m scared. Please stop this from happening.’
There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool.
Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
I believe it is universally understood and acknowledged that all men will ever act correctly, unless they have a motive to do otherwise.
When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.
Every woman needs one man in her life who is strong and responsible. Given this security, she can proceed to do what she really wants to do-fall in love with men who are weak and irresponsible.
I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world – a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.
Everyone is allowed to be vulnerable. I think women and men and dogs and cats and ants and aliens can all express themselves and be vulnerable.
Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be.
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force – that thoughts rule the world.
Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.
The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.
When President Obama entered the White House, the economy was in a free-fall. The auto industry: on its back. The banks: frozen up. More than three million Americans had already lost their jobs. And America’s bravest, our men and women in uniform, were fighting what would soon be the longest wars in our history.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Men of lofty genius sometimes accomplish the most when they work least, for their minds are occupied with their ideas and the perfection of their conceptions, to which they afterwards give form.
Manhood coerced into sensitivity is no manhood at all.
Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.
No gentleman ever discusses any relationship with a lady.
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
The straight line belongs to men, the curved one to God.
Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.
All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.
The more people we can attract to science and technology – men, women, everybody – the more economic opportunity we have as a nation.
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
There are no extraordinary men… just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Men tend to feel threatened; women tend to feel guilty.
I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
To be a man is to suffer for others. God help us to be men!
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.
Men do not fail; they give up trying.
Men will die upon dogma but will not fall victim to a conclusion.
The clever men at Oxford, know all that there is to be knowed. But they none of them know one half as much, as intelligent Mr. Toad.
I believe in God, who made of one blood all nations that on earth do dwell. I believe that all men, black and brown and white, are brothers, varying through time and opportunity, in form and gift and feature, but differing in no essential particular, and alike in soul and the possibility of infinite development.
If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don’t want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all.
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.
All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.
Men willingly believe what they wish.
Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
Men lose all the material things they leave behind them in this world, but they carry with them the reward of their charity and the alms they give. For these, they will receive from the Lord the reward and recompense they deserve.
Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men’s skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Men fall in love with their eyes – they like what they see – and women fall in love with their ears – they like what they hear!
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It’s a whole different way of thinking.
It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.
Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives.
We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.
Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils.
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man‘s pleasure when they come a cropper.
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
Video games are a waste of time for men with nothing else to do. Real brains don’t do that.
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.
Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.
What do women do when they get together? We sit around and talk! Men, not so much. My theory is that this difference is genetic and dates back to the hunter-gatherer societies, when the men had to be quiet as they hunted, lest they scare away the bison and then everyone starved to death and it was all their fault.
Sometimes a lot of us men think we are doing everything for the woman we love, but there is an aspect of a woman a man doesn’t understand.
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.
Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
What I’ve never understood is why some women use plastic surgery to make themselves more attractive to men. The most beautiful woman is someone who’s happy and is always smiling.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Men must know their limitations.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
An artist needn’t be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.
Hope is the only good that is common to all men; those who have nothing else possess hope still.
The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.
We can be knowledgable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.
It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 – except Goldwater in ’64 – the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
Revenge by young men is considered gain, even at the cost of their own lives, but old men who stay at home in times of war, and mothers who have sons to lose, know better.
There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.
Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth.
Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.
The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution – nor by the courts – nor by the officers of the law – nor by the lawyers – but by the men and women who constitute our society – who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law.
The life which men praise and regard as successful is but one kind. Why should we exaggerate any one kind at the expense of the others?
Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.
If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man’s intelligence and his comprehension… would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.
I know and do what is right better than many big men who read.
Real men laugh at opposition; real men smile when enemies appear.
In life we shall find many men that are great, and some that are good, but very few men that are both great and good.
Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.
For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.
The fact is, when men carry the same ideals in their hearts, nothing can isolate them – neither prison walls nor the sod of cemeteries. For a single memory, a single spirit, a single idea, a single conscience, a single dignity will sustain them all.
Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
All men’s souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
Honor is simply the morality of superior men.
Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men.
Those men get along best with women who can get along best without them.
There is something good in men that really yearn for discipline.
We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play.
None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.
I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.
Men still have to be governed by deception.
Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms nature.
Gay men don’t have much in common with lesbians.
The natural desire of good men is knowledge.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
Soldiers, I had lately like to have been taken from you by the attempt of a few desperate men, but by the grace and providence of the gods, I am still preserved.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.
The proper study of Man is anything but Man; and the most improper job of any man, even saints (who at any rate were at least unwilling to take it on), is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.
In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics.
Old men are dangerous: it doesn’t matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.
How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.
Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings.
During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.
I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
We are men of action, lies do not become us.
The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.
Every woman is sexy in her own way. It is up to men to step up and make women feel like they are No. 1 on that list. There is no such thing as perfection.
Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.
The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.
Treat all men alike. Give them the same law. Give them an even chance to live and grow.
As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!
‘Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best.
A state of society where men may not speak their minds cannot long endure.
The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.
In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth – often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.
Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one’s mind.
All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality.
When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.
The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.
There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.
If women will not accept marriage with subjection, nor men proffer it without, there is, there can be, no alternative. The women who will not be ruled must live without marriage. And during this transition period… single women make comfortable and attractive homes for themselves.
And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro’ nature, moulding men.
Natural life, lived naturally as it is lived in the countryside, has none of that progress which is the base of happiness. Men and women in rural communities can be compared to a spring that rises out of a rock and spreads in irregular ever-widening circles. But the general principle is static.
Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
There’s three things men always talk about – women, sports, and cars.
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.
It is always in season for old men to learn.
Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.
I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.
From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.
War is big business. It’s a lot of money going to and fro, and unfortunately a lot of angst, and a lot of fear, and a lot of doubt. And eventually a lot of wonderful people, like soldiers, like men and women that are out there trying to do the best they can, they come back being wounded on many levels.
It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.
The only really happy folk are married women and single men.
One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex.
The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.
Some men do think I’m a psycho bunny-boiler.
To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
Culture makes all men gentle.
Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.
Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.
I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.
As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.
I dress for women and I undress for men.
If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?
I heard the old, old, men say ‘all that’s beautiful drifts away, like the waters.’
The worst men often give the best advice.
Persuasion is achieved by the speaker‘s personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided.
Men lie the most. Men lie all the time.
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.
There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair.
Whether we like it or not, men and women are not the same in nature, temperament, emotions and emotional responses.
Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.
Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men.
Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse.
Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
Men don’t pay attention to small things.
Numbers don’t lie. Women lie, men lie, but numbers don’t lie.
Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.
All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.
It takes two men to make one brother.
I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.
Men may die, but the fabrics of free institutions remains unshaken.
What religion a man holds, to what race he belongs, these things are not important; the really important thing is this knowledge: the knowledge of God’s plan for men. For God has a plan, and that plan is evolution.
Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.
I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.
Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.
All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
To be successful in struggle requires remembrance of the Creator and the doing of good deeds. This is important because successful struggle demands that there be a kind of social consciousness. There has to be a social commitment, a social consciousness that joins men together.
Natural beauty really entices men. They will tell you this time and time again, and studies consistently prove it.
Men won’t read any email from a woman that’s over 200 words long.
There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men, and expects to make a living at it.
Why do Jewish men die before their wives? They want to.
My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn care and vehicle maintenance.
Men are actually the weaker sex.
Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier.
The true index of a man’s character is the health of his wife.
Don’t get caught up in the ‘look’ thing. Sometimes, we as men and women, the first thing that attracts us to someone is their physical appearance, and that’s not always a good thing because what’s good on the outside is not always good on the inside.
Nothing is possible without men, but nothing lasts without institutions.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Men! The only animal in the world to fear.
A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.
Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men’s judgments of one another.
If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
The truth is that men are tired of liberty.
Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
Men, who are rogues individually, are in the mass very honorable people.
There is a boundary to men’s passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it.
Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
I saw six men kicking and punching the mother-in-law. My neighbour said ‘Are you going to help?’ I said ‘No, six should be enough.’
If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.
Some men see things as they are, and say why. I dream of things that never were, and say why not.
Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.
Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.
My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order.
There’s a personality trait known as agreeableness. Agreeable people are compassionate and polite. And agreeable people get paid less than disagreeable people for the same job. Women are more agreeable than men.
These are the times that try men’s souls.
The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man’s dedication to world peace… a representation of man’s belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness.
If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one’s reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.
Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.
What is the most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.
Force always attracts men of low morality.
If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
Bad men are full of repentance.
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
Men are the dreams of a shadow.
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
Women’s liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It’s men who are discriminated against. They can’t bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.
I have talked with great men, and I do not see how they differ from others.
You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
A lawyer who does not know men is handicapped.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.
He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.
Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
The assertion that ‘all men are created equal’ was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.
Men aren’t necessities. They’re luxuries.
Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts; the other is the everyday relationship of the men and women in the organization.
Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and the Soul. Strictly speaking, therefore, all that is separate from us, all which Philosophy distinguishes as the ‘Not Me,’ that is, both nature and art, all other men and my own body, must be ranked under this name, ‘Nature.’
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism. Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers.
There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.
To rule a country of a thousand chariots, there must be reverent attention to business, and sincerity; economy in expenditure, and love for men; and the employment of the people at the proper seasons.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become.
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.
A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.
The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.
The more I see of men the more I like dogs.
We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers.
The man who can put himself in the place of other men, who can understand the workings of their minds, need never worry about what the future has in store for him.
That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
All the women want to be with me, all the men want to be like me.
We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they’ve answered the call in bravery and sacrifice.
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
Men are nearly always willing to believe what they wish.
Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.
Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they are worthy of woman’s attention.
Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.
As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.
I’ve also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.
Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
By indignities men come to dignities.
Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.
A woman simply is, but a man must become.
It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.
I will not be concerned at other men’s not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability.
Men freely believe that which they desire.
The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.
I have known war as few men now living know it. It’s very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
To discover the true principles of Morality, men have no need of theology, of revelation, or of gods: They have need only of common sense.
Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men.
Men are different. When they are in love they may also have other girlfriends.
Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
For those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we are grateful that such men and women were among us. For those who continue to serve, we honor their commitment. For those who return to civilian life, we honor their service.
Men are only as loyal as their options.
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
There are so many men and women who hold no distinctive positions but whose contribution towards the development of society has been enormous.
You can kill ten of our men for every one we kill of yours. But even at those odds, you will lose and we will win.
Time is the most valuable thing on earth: time to think, time to act, time to extend our fraternal relations, time to become better men, time to become better women, time to become better and more independent citizens.
Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
Italian men do appreciate beautiful women. They’re not afraid of the beauty, which is nice.
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.
Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn’t do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up.
We are living in a world of fear. The life of man today is corroded and made bitter by fear: fear of the future, fear of the hydrogen bomb, fear of ideologies. Perhaps this fear is a greater danger than the danger itself because it is fear, which drives men to act thoughtlessly, to act dangerously.
Stronger by weakness, wiser men become.