Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Man Quotes from famous persons: Reinhold Niebuhr, George S. Patton, Desiderius Erasmus, E. M. Forster, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Man Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.
If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.
A man’s face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man’s thoughts and aspirations.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair.
God made the country, and man made the town.
A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil.
I am a generous man, by nature, and far more trusting than I should be. Indeed. The real world is risky territory for people with generosity of spirit. Beware.
We should not say that one man’s hour is worth another man‘s hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Time is everything, man is nothing: he is at the most time’s carcass.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Man is not free unless government is limited.
I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.
When man decides he can control nature, he’s in deep trouble.
The man of science is a poor philosopher.
The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep.
A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
The universe is monstrously indifferent to the presence of man.
The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.
Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.
It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.
The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.
Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.
Man is not the sum of what he has already, but rather the sum of what he does not yet have, of what he could have.
If you’re talking to a man who wouldn’t fight with you under any circumstances whatsoever, then you’re talking to someone for whom you have absolutely no respect.
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
A great man’s greatest good luck is to die at the right time.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, – a mere heart of stone.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.
Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
This is courtship all the world over – the man all tongue; the woman all ears.
The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
By a lie, a man… annihilates his dignity as a man.
The object of the superior man is truth.
The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.
The soul that is within me no man can degrade.
Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
Before the tribunal of nature, a man has no more right to life than a rattlesnake; he has no more right to liberty than any wild beast; his right to the pursuit of happiness is nothing but a license to maintain the struggle for existence, if he can find within himself the powers with which to do it.
Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.
The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.
I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.
Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.
Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
I like a man who grins when he fights.
It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.
Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead.
Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.
A hard man is good to find.
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.
I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.
To find a man’s true character, play golf with him.
Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature – opposition to it is his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely, as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man’s own will.
The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man.
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.
Music is God’s gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
One man with courage is a majority.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Something is better than nothing. Doin’ anything for a man, there’s investments involved, there’s time and production. It’s better to give him ten bucks and get a record out than to never record the cat.
Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.
I don’t stand for the black man’s side, I don’ t stand for the white man’s side. I stand for God’s side.
It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
Sting’s my ideal man, because he’s a real man.
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
Life moves so fast. You gotta document the good times, man.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
A man is what he thinks about all day long.
It’s always great to engage with people. You never know who you can make an effect on. And I love interacting with the fans, hearing what they have to say and joking around with them. Anytime I can reach out online and give encouragement, motivate people, be a better citizen, that’s what it’s all about, man.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
If it is a shame to be the second man on Mount Everest, then I will have to live with this shame.
Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.
An honest man is always a child.
Every man has a wild beast within him.
I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.
When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.
A man is only as faithful as his options.
Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem.
Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.
God’s most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.
I am a strong man, I am always looking forward and this is my main thing.
Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity.
A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
The healthy man does not torture others – generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man… it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture.
I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.
A great man is always willing to be little.
Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.
I’m a meathead, man. You’ve got smart people, and you’ve got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb.
The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.
Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes.
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
One man’s ‘magic’ is another man’s engineering. ‘Supernatural’ is a null word.
Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.
If you can actually count your money, then you’re not a rich man.
You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man’s bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man’s stairs.
Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
One man’s transparency is another’s humiliation.
Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it.
Love without sex is still the most efficient form of hell known to man.
There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say: ‘Enough is enough.’
The good man is the friend of all living things.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.
In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.
Man’s enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.
For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?
Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
And above all things, never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.
A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.
It takes a smart man to play dumb.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
The right man, in the right place, at the right time, can steal millions.
The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification.
Man is a genius when he is dreaming.
If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.
The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.
Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.
Man’s nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life.
A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
A man with God is always in the majority.
The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.
Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth.
You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea.
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
I am going to stop calling you a white man and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.
No man was ever wise by chance.
Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one’s own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.
To be the man, you gotta beat the man!
Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.
Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.
All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
Where a man can live, he can also live well.
Man’s task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.
Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel, I could make a billion dollars.
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.
The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit… a reputation, character.
The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.
Words may show a man’s wit but actions his meaning.
A man who has made no enemies is probably not a very good man.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.
Prayer is man’s greatest power!
The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.
He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
If a man does his best, what else is there?
If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
Beauty is the greatest seducer of man.
It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.
A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others.
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
What is man without the beasts? For if all the beast were gone, man would die of a great loneliness of the spirit.
Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
What has happened has happened. What is done cannot be undone. There is no point in looking back and ruminating over the past. I am a forward-looking man. I want to look ahead; I want to put my past behind me. I want to make my country proud.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
A man is given the choice between loving women and understanding them.
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.
I’ve been a bad boy trying to be a good man my whole life.
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.
A man growing old becomes a child again.
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.
Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
The child is father of the man.
For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
You can lead a man to Congress, but you can’t make him think.
There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.
A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.
Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we’re tired of hearing promises that we know they’ll never keep.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.
Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.
A man is known by the silence he keeps.
Time and tide wait for no man.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
A true man hates no one.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
There is nothing more helpless and irresponsible than a man in the depths of an ether binge.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Black man, you are on your own.
There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.
A man’s only as old as the woman he feels.
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
My life is the road, man. I need to keep moving.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
The great man is he who does not lose his child’s-heart.
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.
A diplomat is a man who thinks twice before he says nothing.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.
Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.
The strong man is strongest when alone.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
That Seaman is a handsome young man but he spends too much time looking in his mirror rather than at the ball. You can’t keep goal with hair like that.
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
Man has no greater enemy than himself.
I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life, but that great consciousness of life.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power – he’s free again.
What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.
A man should be upright, not be kept upright.
I’m a handsome man with a charming personality.
The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man.
Defeat doesn’t finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he’s defeated. He’s finished when he quits.
To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
Behind every successful man there’s a lot of unsuccessful years.
When Christ died, He died for you individually just as much as if you’d been the only man in the world.
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.
A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and the by-product from one food can be perfect for making another.
The greatness of a man is measured by the way he treats the little man. Compassion for the weak is a sign of greatness.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it.
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.
The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.
O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.
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.
For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.
As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed.
Many people feel so pressured by the expectations of others that it causes them to be frustrated, miserable and confused about what they should do. But there is a way to live a simple, joy-filled, peaceful life, and the key is learning how to be led by the Holy Spirit, not the traditions or expectations of man.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the ‘why’ for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any ‘how.’
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.
Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing.
Man proposes, but God disposes.
Death destroys a man, but the idea of death saves him.
A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
A man in the house is worth two in the street.
John Muir, the famous naturalist, wrote in his journal that you should never go to Alaska as a young man because you’ll never be satisfied with any other place as long as you live. And there’s a lot of truth to that.
A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.
The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.
Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.
God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
If a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Walking is man’s best medicine.
All of the biggest technological inventions created by man – the airplane, the automobile, the computer – says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.
One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man’s laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man.
There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.
For the creation of a masterwork of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment, and the man is not enough without the moment.
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously.
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
I am lucky that my in-laws are incredibly special people and I love them dearly. My father-in-law is an extraordinary man and my mom-in-law a beautiful and brave woman.
If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on.
From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
Conscience is a man’s compass.
Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself.
Revenge… is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
I know I haven‘t always done things the right way. I’m just trying to reflect on how to make myself better, how to become a better man, a better father, a better person, a better artist.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Success isn’t everything but it makes a man stand straight.
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.