Men - Quotes & Sayings

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Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

Robert A. Heinlein

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.

Ernest Hemingway

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.

Plato

There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.

William Shakespeare

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.

Saint Augustine

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.

William Shakespeare

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

Abraham Lincoln

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.

Aristotle

Real men laugh at opposition; real men smile when enemies appear.

Marcus Garvey

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Men are what their mothers made them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Passion is what gets you through the hardest times that might otherwise make strong men weak, or make you give up.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

Leonardo da Vinci

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.

Benjamin Franklin

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.

Martha Graham

It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.

Norman Schwarzkopf

Victory usually goes to the army who has better trained officers and men.

Sun Tzu

Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.

Robert Kennedy

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

Will Rogers

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.

Norman Mailer

Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men.

Katherine Johnson

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.

Andrew Carnegie

They talk like angels but they live like men.

St. Jerome

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.

Blaise Pascal

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.

Charles Erwin Wilson

Feminism isn't about hating men. It's about challenging the absurd gender distinctions that boys and girls learn from childhood and carry into their adult lives.

Robert Webb

School houses do not teach themselves - piles of brick and mortar and machinery do not send out men. It is the trained, living human soul, cultivated and strengthened by long study and thought, that breathes the real breath of life into boys and girls and makes them human, whether they be black or white, Greek, Russian or American.

W. E. B. Du Bois

No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.

Benjamin Franklin

Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.

Pope John XXIII

Watches are the only jewelry men can wear, unless you're Mr. T.

Gordon Bethune

Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.

George Orwell

Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.

Rene Descartes

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.

Ayn Rand

When I look up and see the sun shining on the patch of white clouds up in the blue, I begin to think how it would feel to be up somewhere above it winging swiftly thought the clear air, watching the earth below, and the men on it, no bigger than ants.

Eddie Rickenbacker

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.

Aldo Leopold

The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.

Victor Hugo

The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.

Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Mama was a natural cook. At harvest time, she would whip up a noontime dinner for the men in the field: fried chicken with milk gravy, ham, mashed potatoes, lima beans, field peas, corn, slaw, sliced tomatoes, fried apples, biscuits, and peach pie.

Bobbie Ann Mason

The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them.

Woodrow Wilson

Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.

Marcus Aurelius

We must continue to prove to the world that we can provide a rising standard of living for all men without loss of civil rights or human dignity to any man.

Robert Kennedy

The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.

William Butler Yeats

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Beck

Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries - for heavy ones they cannot.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.

John Steinbeck