Men Quotes

 3rd Fisherman: I marvel how the fishes live in the sea. 1st Fisherman: Why, as the men do a-land; The great ones eat up the little ones. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 A bad cause will never be supported by bad means and bad men. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 A bishop, I remind myself, is not quite as other men. 
Author: Herbert Hensley Henson
Nationality: English
b. December 1863  - d.  December 1947
  
 A brothel can show men as many rites and symbols as a church. 
Author: William Baylebridge
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 December 1883  - d. 7 May 1942
  
 A doctor's reputation is made by the number of eminent men who die under his care. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you. 
Author: Francoise Sagan
Nationality: French
b. 21 June 1935  - d. 24 September 2004
  
 A fair day's wage for a fair day's work: it is as just a demand as governed men ever made of governing. It is the everlasting right of man. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. 
Author: Ogden Nash
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1902  - d. 19 May 1971
  
 A good painter is to paint two main things, men and the working of man's mind. 
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 April 1452  - d. 02 May 1519
  
 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. 
Author: Acharya Nagarjuna
Nationality: Indian
b. December 150  - d.  December 250
  
 A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Indian   
 A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 A lot of men think that if they smile for a second, somebody will take advantage of them, and they are right. 
Author: Don Herold
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1889  - d. 1 June 1966
  
 A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man. 
Author: Percival Arland Ussher
Nationality: British
b. December 1889  - d.  December 1980
  
 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. 
Author: Albert Schweitzer
Nationality: French
b. 14 January 1875  - d. 4 September 1965
  
 A man is only as old as the woman he feels. 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 A nation is a thing that lives and acts like a man and men are the particulars of which it is composed. 
Author: Josiah Holland
Nationality: American
b. December 1819  - d.  December 1881
  
 A nation is a totality of men united through community of fate into a community of character. 
Author: Otto Bauer
Nationality: Austrian
b. 5 September 1881  - d. 4 July 1938
  
 A patriot without religion in my estimation is as great a paradox as an honest Man without the fear of God. Is it possible that he whom no moral obligations bind, can have any real Good Will towards Men? Can he be a patriot who, by openly vicious conduct, is undermining the very bonds of Society? The Scriptures tell us 'righteousness exalteth a Nation'. 
Author: Abigail Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1744  - d. 28 October 1818
  
 A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. 
Author: Greek Proverb
Nationality: American   
 A sound Conservative government. Tory men and Whig measures. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the Literatures of that study, 'Duh!' 
Author: Conan Christopher O'Brien
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1963
  
 A war for a great principle ennobles a nation. A war for commercial supremacy, upon some shallow pretext, is despicable, and more than aught else demonstrates to what immeasurable depths of baseness men and nations can descend. 
Author: Albert Pike
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1809  - d. 2 April 1891
  
 A wicked mortal is not the idea of God. He is little else than the expression of error. To suppose that sin, lust, hatred, envy, hypocrisy, revenge, have life abiding in them, is a terrible mistake. Life and Life's idea, Truth and Truth's idea, never make men sick, sinful, or mortal 
Author: Mary Baker Eddy
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1821  - d. 3 December 1910
  
 A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which 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. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicity. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 A wise man associating with the vicious becomes an idiot, a dog traveling with good men becomes a rational being. 
Author: Arabian Proverb
Nationality: American   
 A wise man ought always to follow the paths beaten by great men, and to imitate those who have been supreme, so that if his ability does not equal theirs, at least it will savor of it. Let him act like the clever archers who, designing to hit the mark which yet appears too far distant, and knowing the limits to which the strength of their bow attains, take aim much higher than the mark, not to reach by their strength or arrow to so great a height, but to be able with the aid of so high an aim to hit the mark they wish to reach. 
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Nationality: Italian
b. 3 May 1469  - d. 21 June 1527
  
 All men are equal; it is not their birth, But virtue itself that makes the difference. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 Academia forcibly tells you about all the great men and revolutionaries, and rebels, especially the rebels, who have changed the world for the better. But they wouldn't notice him were he standing right in front of them. 
Author: Eli Khamarov
Nationality: French   
 Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth. 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters. 
Author: Victor Hugo
Nationality: French
b. December 1802  - d.  December 1885
  
 After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 After three days men grow weary, of a wench, a guest, and weather rainy. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so. 
Author: Tryon Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1809  - d.  December 1894
  
 All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests. 
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nationality: American
b. 4 January 1804  - d. 19 May 1864
  
 All eyes do not see alike. Even the visible creation is not, for all who look upon it, of one form and one color. Our brain is a book printed within and without, and the two writings are, with all men, more or less confused. 
Author: Albert Pike
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1809  - d. 2 April 1891
  
 All great discoveries are made by men whose feelings run ahead of their thinking. 
Author: Charles H. Parkhurst
Nationality: American
b. 17 April 1842  - d. 08 September 1933
  
 All great natures delight in stability; all great men find eternity affirmed in the very promise of their faculties. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 All men and women are born, live suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about ... We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live. 
Author: Joseph Epstein
Nationality: Polish
b. 16 October 1911  - d. 11 April 1944
  
 All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ. 
Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
Nationality: American
b. December 1820  - d.  December 1904
  
 All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; And however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 All men by nature desire knowledge. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 All men of action are dreamers. 
Author: James Gibbons Huneker
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1860  - d. 09 February 1921
  
 All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 All men wish to have truth on their side; But few to be on the side of truth. 
Author: Richard Whately
Nationality: English
b. 1 February 1787  - d. 8 October 1863
  
 All modern men are descended from a worm-like creature, but it shows more on some people. 
Author: Will Cuppy
Nationality: American
b. 23 August 1884  - d. 19 September 1949
  
 All personal, psychological, social, and institutionalized domination on this earth can be traced back to its source: the phallic identities of men. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 All privileges based on wealth, and all enmity to honest men merely because they are wealthy, are un-American. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 All sorts and conditions of men... all who profess and call themselves Christians. 
Tome: Book of Common Prayer
Nationality: American   
 All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door. The violence of revolutions is the violence of men who charge into a vacuum. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of Books. They are the chosen possession of men. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 All the troubles of men are caused by one single thing, which is their inability to stay quietly in a room. 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms And then the whining schoolboy with his satchel, And the shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwilling to school. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 All those men have their price. 
Author: Sir Robert Walpole
Nationality: English
b. 26 August 1676  - d. 18 March 1745
  
 All truth is safe and nothing else is safe; and he who keeps back the truth, or withholds it from men, from motives of expediency, is either a coward or a criminal, or both. 
Author: Friedrich Max Müller
Nationality: German
b. 06 December 1823  - d. 28 October 1900
  
 All you earnest young men out to save the world... please, have a laugh. 
Author: Reinhold Neibuhr
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1892  - d. 01 June 1971
  
 Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius. 
Author: Albert Pike
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1809  - d. 2 April 1891
  
 Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps as few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of a great design as of chance. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 Amanda Bonner: What I said was true, there's no difference between the sexes. Men, women, the same. Adam Bonner: They are? Amanda Bonner: Well, maybe there is a difference, but it's a little difference. Adam Bonner: Well, you know as the French say... Amanda Bonner: What do they say? Adam Bonner: Vive la difference! Amanda Bonner: Which means? Adam Bonner: Which means hurrah for that little difference. 
Movie: Adam's Rib
Nationality: American
Released: December 1949
  
 Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue. 
Author: Sallust
Nationality: Roman
b. December 86  - d.  December 34
  
 Ambition is a vice which often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices: so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 America is a country of young men. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 America is not a mere body of traders; it is a body of free men. Our greatness is built upon our freedom is moral, not material. We have a great ardor for gain; but we have a deep passion for the rights of man. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 Among all men on the earth bards have a share of honor and reverence, because the muse has taught them songs and loves the race of bards. 
Author: Homer
Nationality: Greek   
 Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 An Australian and an American were leaning across the sticky counter - both big, well-muscled men with tough faces. The doughboy turned around to prop his back against the bar and grinned at the Australian. 'Hi ya, Aussie he said cheerfully. 'G'day, sport', replied the Australian. 'You guys must feel better now that we've come over to save the day'. 'What d'ya mean - save the day?' sputtered the Australian. Then, suddenly remembering the currently favourite wise crack, added 'why, we thought all you blokes were fugitives from Pearl Harbour!' 
Author: George Johnston
Nationality: American   
 An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men. 
Author: Thomas Fuller
Nationality: English
b. December 1608  - d. 16 August 1661
  
 And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me and I'll proudly stand next to him to defend her still today, cuz there aint no doubt I love this land, god bless the USA. 
Author: Lee Greenwood
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1942
  
 And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 Any consideration of the life and larger social existence of the modern corporate man begins and also largely ends with the effect of one all-embracing force. That is organization -- the highly structured assemblage of men, and now some women, of which he is a part. It is to this, at the expense of family, friends, sex, recreation and sometimes health and effective control of alcoholic intake, that he is expected to devote his energies. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real. 
Author: Jules Gabriel Verne
Nationality: French
b. 08 February 1828  - d. 24 March 1905
  
 Appreciation, whether of nature, or books, or art, or men, depends very much on temperament. What is beauty or genius or greatness to one, is far from being so to another. 
Author: Tryon Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1809  - d.  December 1894
  
 Art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen. 
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy
Nationality: Russian
b. 09 September 1828  - d. 20 November 1910
  
 Art is the nearest thing to life; it is a mode of amplifying experience and extending our contact with our fellow men beyond the bounds of our personal lot. 
Author: George Eliot
Nationality: English
b. 22 November 1819  - d. 22 December 1880
  
 Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men. 
Author: Friedrich von Schiller
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1759  - d. 09 May 1805
  
 As a rule, there is no surer way to the dislike of men than to behave well where they have behaved badly. 
Author: General Lew Wallace
Nationality: American
b. 10 April 1827  - d. 15 January 1905
  
 As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish. 
Author: Demosthenes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician will be made fun of, but he will be well paid. 
Author: Jean de la Bruyère
Nationality: French
b. 16 August 1645  - d. 10 May 1696
  
 As long as our social order regards the good of institutions rather than the good of men, so long will there be a vocation for the rebel.  
Author: Richard Roberts
Nationality: American
b. 6 September 1943
  
 As machines get to be more and more like men, men will come to be more like machines. 
Author: Joseph Wood Krutch
Nationality: American
b. 25 November 1893  - d. 22 May 1970
  
 As men, we are all equal in the presence of death. 
Author: Publilius Syrus
Nationality: Syrian
b. December 85  - d.  December 43
  
 As the generation of leaves, so is that of men. 
Author: Homer
Nationality: Greek   
 As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 At the bottom of a good deal of the bravery that appears in the world there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they cannot face public opinion. 
Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1814  - d. 26 December 1880
  
 Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not; but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men...the master of superstition is the people; and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Literatureity intoxicates, And makes mere sots of magistrates; The fumes of it invade the brain, And make men giddy, proud, and vain. 
Author: Samuel Butler
Nationality: English
b. 4 December 1835  - d. 18 June 1902
  
 Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune. 
Author: Thomas Fuller
Nationality: English
b. December 1608  - d. 16 August 1661
  
 Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't, they'd be married too. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Bad men are full of repentance. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Bad men hate sin through fear of punishment; good men hate sin through their love of virtue. 
Author: Juvenal
Nationality: Roman
b. December 60  - d.  December 140
  
 Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live. 
Author: Socrates
Nationality: Greek
b. December 469  - d.  December 399
  
 Baseball must be the greatest game to survive the men who run it. 
Author: Harold Parrott
Nationality: American
b. December 1909  - d.  December 1987
  
 Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power. 
Author: Jean Paul Richter
Nationality: German
b. 21 March 1763  - d. 14 December 1825
  
 Beggars breed. [And rich men feed.] 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: German   
 Behind an able man there are always other able men. 
Author: Chinese Proverb
Nationality: German   
 Being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men. 
Author: Joseph Conrad
Nationality: Polish
b. 3 December 1857  - d. 3 August 1924
  
 Believe men, every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword. 
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked of children. 
Author: Richard Henry Dana Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 01 August 1815  - d. 06 January 1882
  
 Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Beware of men on airplanes. The minute a man reaches thirty thousand feet, he immediately becomes consumed by distasteful sexual fantasies which involve doing uncomfortable things in those tiny toilets. These men should not be encouraged, their fantasies are sadly low-rent and unimaginative. Affect an aloof, cool demeanor as soon as any man tries to draw you out. Unless, of course, he's the pilot. 
Author: Cynthia Heimel
Nationality: American   
 Beware of the bald-heads of the law, for there are two men whom you should never go to Court against, unless you are dragged there; one is he who has more money than you have, and the other is he who has no money at all. With the former you may lose even if you are in the right, and with the latter you will lose even if you win. 
Author: K. J. Back
Nationality: American   
 Books are not men and yet they stay alive. 
Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1898  - d. 13 March 1943
  
 Books, like men their Literatures, have no more than one way of coming into the world, but there are then thousand to out of it, and return no more. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men. 
Author: Kin Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. December 1868  - d.  December 1930
  
 Bridge is a game that separates the men from the boys. It also separates husbands and wives.  
Author: George Burns
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1896  - d. 9 March 1996
  
 But from sharp words and wits men pluck no fruit; And gathering thorns they shake the tree at root; For words divide and rend, But silence is most noble till the end. 
Author: Algernon Charles Swinburne
Nationality: English
b. 5 April 1837  - d. 19 April 1909
  
 But if you ask what is the good of education in general, the answer is easy; that education makes good men, and that good men act nobly. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 But in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 But keep the wolf far thence that's foe to men, For with his nails he'll dig them up again. 
Author: John Webster
Nationality: English
b. December 1580  - d.  December 1625
  
 But men may construe things after their own fashion, Clean from the purpose of the things themselves. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 But now the world's o'er stocked with prudent men. 
Author: John Dryden
Nationality: English
b. 19 August 1631  - d. 12 May 1700
  
 But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity. 
Author: Thomas Browne
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1605  - d. 19 October 1682
  
 Call for the robin redbreast and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover, And with leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men. 
Author: John Webster
Nationality: English
b. December 1580  - d.  December 1625
  
 Can one preach at home inequality of races and nations and advocate abroad good - will towards all men? 
Author: Dorothy Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1893  - d. 30 January 1961
  
 Capitalism is the astounding belief that the wickedest of men will do the wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone. 
Author: John Maynard Keynes
Nationality: British
b. 05 June 1883  - d. 21 April 1946
  
 Cato requested old men not to add the disgrace of wickedness to old age, which was accompanied with many other evils. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 Cato said, 'I had rather men should ask why my statue is not set up, than why it is.' 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 Cato used to assert that wise men profited more by fools than fools by wise men; for that wise men avoided the faults of fools, but that fools would not imitate the good examples of wise men. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 Change comes not from men and women changing their minds, but from the change from one generation to the next. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim. 
Author: Yi Jing
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 635  - d.  December 713
  
 Changing husbands is only changing troubles. 
Author: Kathleen Thompson Norris
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1880  - d. 18 January 1966
  
 Christmas in Sydney is a time to be dreaded in this country by the sober and well inclined. Drunken husbands distress their peaceably disposed wives: and well disposed men have to lament the riotous dispositions of their mates who cannot resist the temptation which these holidays hold forth to jollity and intoxication. 
Author: Christiana Brooks
Nationality: American   
 Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men. 
Author: Jane Addams
Nationality: American
b. 6 September 1860  - d. 21 May 1935
  
 Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another ... 
Author: Sigmund Freud
Nationality: Austrian
b. 6 May 1856  - d. 23 September 1939
  
 Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Clever men are good, but they are not the best. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 Committee - a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done. 
Author: Fred Allen
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1894  - d. 17 March 1956
  
 Conceit is God's gift to little men. 
Author: Bruce Fairchild Barton
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1886  - d. 5 June 1967
  
 Concentration is the factor that causes the great discrepancy between men and the results they achieve... the difference in their power of calling together all the rays of their ability and concentrating on one point. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 Confess your sins to the Lord, and you will be forgiven; confess them to men, and you will be laughed at. 
Author: Josh Billings
Nationality: American
b. 20 April 1818  - d. 14 October 1885
  
 Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of men. 
Author: Gifford Pinchot
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1865  - d. 4 October 1946
  
 Content makes poor men rich; Discontent makes rich men poor. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Controversy equalizes fools and wise men - And the fools know it. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1809  - d. 7 October 1894
  
 Courage is of no value unless accompanied by justice; yet if all men became just, there would be no need for courage. 
Author: Agesilaus II
Nationality: Spartan
b. December 444  - d.  December 360
  
 Crafty men condemn Studies; Simple men admire them; And wise men use them. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Criminals do not die by the hands of the law; they die by the hands of other men. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Crowds of men are like crowds of sheep. Not the best, but the first leader is usually followed. 
Author: Max Brand
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1892  - d. 12 May 1944
  
 Custom is the plague of wise men and the idol of fools. 
Author: Thomas Fuller
Nationality: English
b. December 1608  - d. 16 August 1661
  
 Death alone discloses how insignificant are the puny bodies of men. 
Author: Juvenal
Nationality: Roman
b. December 60  - d.  December 140
  
 Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 Defense of Marriage? It's like the old V-8 commercial. As though if this act didn't pass, heterosexual men all over the country would say, [smacking head] 'I could have married a guy!' 
Author: Barney Frank
Nationality: American
b. December 1940
  
 Delicacy of taste is favourable to love and friendship, by confining our choice to few people, and making us indifferent to the company and conversation of the greater party of men. 
Author: David Hume
Nationality: Scottish
b. 26 April 1711  - d. 25 August 1776
  
 Deputies, Men of the German Reichstag! A year of events of historical significance is drawing to an end. A year of the greatest decisions lies ahead. In these serious times, I speak to you, Deputies of the German Reichstag, as to the representatives of the German nation. Beyond and above that, the whole German people should take note of this glance into the past, as well as of the coming decisions the present and future impose upon us. After the renewed refusal of my peace offer in January 1940 by the then British Prime Minister and the clique which supported or else dominated him, it became clear that this war - against all reasons of common, sense and necessity - must be fought to its end. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil. 
Author: Epictetus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 55  - d.  December 135
  
 Division has done more to hide Christ from the view of all men than all the infidelity that has ever been spoken. 
Author: George MacDonald
Nationality: Scottish
b. 10 December 1824  - d. 18 September 1905
  
 Do not be afraid of showing your affection. Be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy, than by service; love is more than money, and a kind word will give more pleasure than a present. 
Author: Sir John Lubbock
Nationality: English
b. 30 April 1834  - d. 28 May 1913
  
 Do not conceive that fine clothes make fine men, any more than fine feathers make fine birds. A plain, genteel dress is more admired, obtains more credit in the eyes of the judicious and sensible. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 Do not go after any man with nothing left to lose, for he will come back at you with the strength of 10 men. 
Author: Agesilaus II
Nationality: Spartan
b. December 444  - d.  December 360
  
 Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. 
Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Nationality: Spartan
b. 29 December 1814  - d. 26 December 1880
  
 Do not let your peace depend on the hearts of men; whatever they say about you, good or bad, you are not because of it another man, for as you are, you are. 
Author: Thomas à Kempis
Nationality: German
b. December 1380  - d.  December 1471
  
 Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle. 
Author: Phillips Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 13 December 1835  - d. 23 January 1893
  
 Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. 
Author: Abigail Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1744  - d. 28 October 1818
  
 Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence. 
Author: Democritus of Abdera
Nationality: Greek
b. December 460  - d.  December 370
  
 Do other men before they do you, that's the real art of business. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Greek   
 Do you wish men to speak well of you? Then never speak well of yourself. 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which, if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare. 
Author: Frederick Henry Hedge
Nationality: American
b. December 1805  - d. 21 August 1890
  
 During the feminist seventies men were caught between a rock and a hard-on; in the fathering eighties they are caught between good hugs and bad hugs. 
Author: Florence King
Nationality: American
b. 05 January 1936
  
 During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war; and such a war as is of every man against every man. 
Author: Thomas Hobbes
Nationality: English
b. 5 April 1588  - d. 4 December 1679
  
 Economy is a savings-bank, into which men drop pennies, and get dollars in return. 
Author: Josh Billings
Nationality: American
b. 20 April 1818  - d. 14 October 1885
  
 Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines. 
Author: Erich Fromm
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1900  - d. 18 March 1980
  
 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. 
Author: Horace Mann
Nationality: American
b. 4 May 1796  - d. 2 August 1859
  
 Either war is obsolete or men are. 
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1895  - d. 1 July 1983
  
 Engineering is a great profession. There is the fascination of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realisation in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings homes to men or women. Then it elevates the standard of living and adds to the comforts of life. This is the engineer's high privilege. 
Author: Herbert Clark Hoover
Nationality: American
b. 10 August 1874  - d. 20 October 1964
  
 England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses. 
Author: John Florio
Nationality: English
b. December 1553  - d.  December 1625
  
 Even if he did what he's alleged to have done, what's the big deal? To have our will overthrown by a bunch of dirty old white men trying to use sexual issues wrongly ... to impeach a president, this is really a disgrace to Washington, to the Congress, to the United States. 
Author: Betty Friedan
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1921  - d. 4 February 2006
  
 Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 Even weak men when united are powerful. 
Author: Friedrich von Schiller
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1759  - d. 09 May 1805
  
 Every actual state is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Every street has two sides, the shady side and the sunny. When two men shake hands and part, mark which of the two takes the sunny side; he will be the younger man of the two. 
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 Everyone, even the richest and most munificent of men, pays much by check more light-heartedly than he pays little in cash. 
Author: Sir Max Beerbohm
Nationality: English
b. 24 August 1872  - d. 20 May 1956
  
 Evil draws men together. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget What thou among the leaves hast never known, The weariness, the fever and the fret Here, where men sit and hear each other groan. 
Author: John Keats
Nationality: English
b. 31 October 1795  - d. 23 February 1821
  
 Failures are usually the most conceited of men. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts. 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 False happiness renders men stern and proud, And that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, And that happiness is always shared. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Fame is a food that dead men eat, - I have no stomach for such meat. 
Author: Austin Dobson
Nationality: English
b. 18 January 1840  - d. 2 September 1921
  
 Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men. 
Author: Baruch Spinoza
Nationality: Dutch
b. 24 November 1632  - d. 21 February 1677
  
 Fat generally tends to make a man a better husband. His wife is happy in the knowledge she is not married to a woman chaser. Few fat men chase girls, because they get winded too easily. 
Author: Hal Boyle
Nationality: American
b. December 1911  - d.  December 1974
  
 Father asked us what was God's noblest work.Anna said men, but I said babies.Men are often bad; babies never are. 
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1832  - d. 6 March 1888
  
 Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life. 
Author: Quentin Crisp
Nationality: English
b. 25 December 1908  - d. 21 November 1999
  
 Fear makes men believe the worst. 
Author: Quintus Curtius Rufus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 53
  
 Fear was necessary to a religion which was to bring power to its leaders, for fear is the complement of power. Men seek power to gain their objective and to overawe their fellows: and simplicity must be disguised by mysticism for the glorification of the high priests of power. 
Author: Eleanor Hibbert
Nationality: British
b. 01 September 1906  - d. 18 January 1993
  
 Fear; if allowed free rein, would reduce all of us to trembling shadows of men, for whom only death could bring release 
Author: John M. Wilson
Nationality: British   
 Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend's success without envy ...I well know that mirror of friendship, shadow of a shade. 
Author: Aeschylus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 525  - d.  December 456
  
 Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time. 
Author: Malcolm Muggeridge
Nationality: British
b. 24 March 1903  - d. 14 November 1990
  
 Fifteen men on the dead man's chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest - Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum. 
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Nationality: Scottish
b. 13 November 1850  - d. 3 December 1894
  
 Financial sense is knowing that certain men will promise to do certain things, and fail. 
Author: Edgar Watson Howe
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1853  - d. 3 October 1937
  
 Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 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 labour into pleasant tasks. 
Author: Stanley Baldwin
Nationality: British
b. 3 August 1867  - d. 14 December 1947
  
 Fools admire, but men of sense approve. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 Fools and sensible men are equally innocuous. It is in the half fools and the half wise that the danger lies. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 For all their strength, men were sometimes like little children. 
Author: Lawana Blackwell
Nationality: German   
 For Brutus is an honourable man; So are they all, all honourable men. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 For many men the best part of the heavenly garden was the bur: dark-eyed buxom virgins. In addition to his earthly wife, each male in heaven could expect to have seventy bur. They would never be sick, menstruating, pregnant (unless he wished), bad-tempered, or jealous.' He would be able to de-flower them at will, and return to find them virgins again. 
Tome: The Qur'an
Nationality: English   
 For men may come and men may go, But I go on for ever. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 For not many men, the proverb saith, can love a friend whom fortune prospereth unenvying. 
Author: Aeschylus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 525  - d.  December 456
  
 For the great Gaels of Ireland Are the men that God made mad, For all their wars are merry, And all their songs are sad. 
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Nationality: English
b. 29 May 1874  - d. 16 June 1936
  
 For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 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. 
Author: Thomas S. Szasz
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1920
  
 Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...We here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men. 
Author: Mortimer Adler
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1902  - d. 28 June 2001
  
 Friends, I agree with you in Providence; but I believe in the Providence of the most men, the largest purse, and the longest cannon. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them The good is oft interred with their bones. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Friendship, peculiar boon of Heaven, The noble mind's delight and pride, To men and angels only given, To all the lower world denied. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Friendship's the privilege of private men; for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial. 
Author: Nahum Tate
Nationality: English
b. December 1652  - d.  December 1715
  
 General, your tank is a powerful vehicle. It smashes down forests and crushes a hundred men. But it has one defect. It needs a driver. 
Author: Bertolt Brecht
Nationality: German
b. 10 February 1898  - d. 14 August 1956
  
 Generally speaking, men are influenced by books which clarify their own thought, which express their own notions well, or which suggest to them ideas which their minds are already predisposed to accept. 
Author: Carl Becker
Nationality: American
b. December 1873  - d.  December 1945
  
 Generally students are the best vehicles for passing on ideas, for their thoughts are plastic and can be molded and they can adjust the ideas of old men to the shape of reality as they find it in villages and hills of China or in ghettos and suburbs of America. 
Author: Theodore Harold White
Nationality: American
b. 06 May 1915  - d. 09 May 1986
  
 Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth. 
Author: Denis Diderot
Nationality: French
b. 5 October 1713  - d. 31 July 1784
  
 Get together a hundred or two men, however sensible they may be, and you are very likely to have a mob. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Getting along with men isn't what's truly important. The vital knowledge is how to get along with one man. 
Author: Phyllis McGinley
Nationality: American
b. 21 March 1905  - d. 22 February 1978
  
 Gimli: It's true you don't see many dwarf women. In fact, they are so alike in voice and appearance, that they are mistaken for dwarf men. Aragorn: It's the beards.  
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Glory drags all men along, low as well as high, Bound captive at the wheels of her glittering car. 
Author: Edward St. John Gorey
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1925  - d. 15 April 2000
  
 God creates men, but they choose each other. 
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Nationality: Italian
b. 3 May 1469  - d. 21 June 1527
  
 God does not exist. We are precisely on a plane where nothing exists but men. 
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Nationality: French
b. 21 June 1905  - d. 15 April 1980
  
 God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time. 
Author: Robin Williams
Nationality: American
b. 21 July 1951
  
 God gives all men all earth to love, but since man's heart is small, ordains for each one spot shall prove beloved over all. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 God is the poet, men are but the actors. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 God sent his Singers upon earth With songs of sadness and of mirth, That they might touch the hearts of men, And bring them back to heaven again. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 Gold is tried by fire, brave men by adversity. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of Literatureity. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. 
Author: Daniel Webster
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1782  - d. 24 October 1852
  
 Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it. 
Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
Nationality: American
b. December 1820  - d.  December 1904
  
 Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Governing a large organization requires timely activity and discreet inactivity on the part of the chief executive. One must be particularly sensitive to promising circumstances, talented men, and the right objectives. 
Tome: I Ching
Nationality: Chinese   
 Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it. 
Author: Lord Halifax
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1881  - d. 23 December 1959
  
 Great causes and little men go ill together. 
Author: Jawaharial Nehru
Nationality: Indian
b. 14 November 1889  - d. 27 May 1964
  
 Great men are but common men more fully developed and ripened. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 Great men are the guideposts and landmarks in the state. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded.They are not extraordinary - they are in the true order.It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. 
Author: Brooke Foss Westcott
Nationality: English
b. 12 January 1825  - d. 27 July 1901
  
 Great riches have sold more men than they have bought. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street. 
Author: William Blake
Nationality: English
b. 28 November 1757  - d. 12 August 1827
  
 Happiness itself is sufficient excuse.Beautiful things are right and true; so beautiful actions are those pleasing to the gods.Wise men have an inward sense of what is beautiful, and the highest wisdom is to trust this intuition and be guided by it.The answer to the last appeal of what is right lies within a man's own breast.Trust thyself. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 He has great tranquillity of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of men. 
Author: Thomas à Kempis
Nationality: German
b. December 1380  - d.  December 1471
  
 He knows much of what men paint themselves would blister in the light of what they are. 
Author: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Nationality: American
b. 22 December 1869  - d. 6 April 1935
  
 Men who look for happiness are like drunkards who cannot find their house but know that they have one . 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them. 
Author: Charles Kingsley
Nationality: English
b. 12 June 1819  - d. 23 January 1875
  
 He who has no wish to be happier is the happiest of men. 
Author: William Rounseville Alger
Nationality: American
b. December 1822  - d.  December 1905
  
 He who knoweth not what he ought to know, is a brute beast Among men; he that knoweth no more than he hath need of, is a man among brute beasts; and he that knoweth all that may be known, is as a God among men. 
Author: Pythagoras
Nationality: Greek
b. December 580  - d.  December 507
  
 He who should teach men to die would at the same time teach them to live. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 He will have to learn, I know, that all people are not just- that all men and women are not true. Teach him that for every scoundrel there is a hero that for every enemy there is a friend. Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest people to lick. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 He's happy who, far away from business, like the races of men of old, tills his ancestral fields with his own oxen, unbound by any interest to pay. 
Author: Edward St. John Gorey
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1925  - d. 15 April 2000
  
 Heaven might be defined as the place which men avoid. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Heaven never helps the men who will not act. 
Author: Sophocles
Nationality: Greek
b. December 496  - d.  December 406
  
 Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels, men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, we may never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 Here, a man is a man, and doesn't require a tailor. 
Author: Rosa Campbell Praed
Nationality: Australian
b. 27 March 1851  - d. 10 April 1935
  
 Here's the rule, for bargains: 'Do other men, for they would do you.' That's the true business precept. 
Author: Charles Dickens
Nationality: English
b. 7 February 1812  - d. 9 June 1870
  
 Heroism - the divine relation which, in all times, unites a great man to other men. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; morals, grave; logic And rhetoric, able to contend. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 History, by apprising people of the past, will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Honest differences of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy making among free men. 
Author: Herbert Clark Hoover
Nationality: American
b. 10 August 1874  - d. 20 October 1964
  
 Honor is simply the morality of superior men. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Hope is the only good which is common to all men; those who have nothing more possess hope still. 
Author: Thales
Nationality: Greek
b. December 624  - d.  December 546
  
 Hope! of all ills that men endure, The only cheap and universal cure. 
Author: Abraham Cowley
Nationality: English
b. December 1618  - d. 28 July 1667
  
 Housework is the hardest work in the world. That's why men won't do it. 
Author: Edna Ferber
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1885  - d. 16 April 1968
  
 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. 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it. 
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Nationality: French
b. 24 July 1803  - d. 5 December 1870
  
 How men long for celebrity! Some would willingly sacrifice their lives for fame, and not a few would rather be known By their crimes than not known at all. 
Author: John Sinclair
Nationality: Scottish
b. 10 May 1754  - d. 21 December 1835
  
 How to Become a Man of Genius: Woman exists, in D. H. Lawrence's philosophy, only as something soft and fat to rest the hero when he returns from his labours. Civilized societies have been learning to see something more than this in women; Lawrence will have nothing of civilization. He scours the world for what is ancient and dark and loves the traces of Aztec cruelty in Mexico. Young men, who had been learning to behave, naturally read him with delight and go round practicing cave-man stuff so far as the usages of polite society will permit. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure. 
Author: William James
Nationality: American
b. 11 January 1842  - d. 26 August 1910
  
 Huge and mighty forms that do not live Like living men, moved slowly through the mind By day, and were a trouble to my dreams. 
Author: William Wordsworth
Nationality: English
b. 7 April 1770  - d. 23 April 1850
  
 Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. A well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research. 
Author: Marie Curie
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1867  - d. 4 July 1934
  
 Humility makes great men twice honorable. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 I am always grieved when a man of real talent dies, for the world needs such men more than heaven does. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of. 
Author: Clarence Darrow
Nationality: German
b. 18 April 1857  - d. 13 March 1938
  
 I am content to live it all again And yet again, if it be life to pitch Into the frog-spawn of a blind man's ditch, A blind man battering blind men. 
Author: W. B. Yeats
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 June 1865  - d. 28 January 1939
  
 I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done. 
Author: Henry Ford
Nationality: American
b. 30 July 1863  - d. 7 April 1947
  
 I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart-the best brain. The superior man ... stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others. 
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1833  - d. 21 July 1899
  
 I am told that today rather more than 60 per cent of the men who go to university go on a Government grant. This is a new class that has entered upon the scene. It is the white-collar proletariat. They do not go to university to acquire culture but to get a job, and when they have got one, scamp it. They have no manners and are woefully unable to deal with any social predicament. Their idea of a celebration is to go to a public house and drink six beers. They are mean, malicious and envious . They are scum. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits. 
Author: John Locke
Nationality: English
b. 29 August 1632  - d. 28 October 1704
  
 I begin with the principle that all men are bores. Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this. 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity. 
Author: Camille Paglia
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1947
  
 I believe that it is as much a right and duty for women to do something with their lives as for men and we are not going to be satisfied with such frivolous parts as you give us. 
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1832  - d. 6 March 1888
  
 I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to men. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility. I do not mean by humility, doubt of his own powers. But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not in them, but through them. And they see something divine in every other man and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful. 
Author: Walter Winchell
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1897  - d. 20 February 1972
  
 I can say with conviction that the struggle which evil necessitates is one of the greatest blessings. It makes us strong, patient, helpful men and women. It lets us into the soul of things and teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcomings of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail. 
Author: Helen Adams Keller
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1880  - d. 1 June 1968
  
 I cannot accept, your canon, that we are to judge pope and king unlike other men, with a favourable presumption that they do no wrong. If there is any presumption, it is the other way against holders of power. Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. 
Author: Lord John Emerich Acton
Nationality: English
b. 10 January 1834  - d. 19 June 1902
  
 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. 
Author: Joan Rivers
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1933
  
 I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hand of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to forment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation... Men of sense in all ages abhor those customs which treat us only as the vassals of your sex; regard us then as being placed by Providence under your protection, and in imitation of the Supreme Being make use of that power only for our happiness. 
Author: Abigail Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1744  - d. 28 October 1818
  
 I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. 
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Nationality: English
b. 29 May 1874  - d. 16 June 1936
  
 I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means. 
Author: Clarence Darrow
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1857  - d. 13 March 1938
  
 I don't know if there are men on the moon, but if there are they must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 I don't know what effect these men will have on the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me. 
Author: Duke Arthur Wellesley
Nationality: British
b. 1 May 1769  - d. 14 September 1852
  
 I don't know whether the world is full of smart men bluffing or imbeciles who mean it. 
Author: Morrie Brickman
Nationality: American   
 I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs. 
Author: Samuel Goldwyn
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1884  - d. 31 January 1974
  
 I had six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names were: Where, What, When, Why, How and Who. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts 
Author: John Locke
Nationality: English
b. 29 August 1632  - d. 28 October 1704
  
 I have but one system of ethics for men and for nations - to be grateful, to be faithful to all engagements and under all circumstances, to be open and generous, promoting in the long run even the interests of both. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 I have certainly known more men destroyed by the desire to have a wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots. 
Author: W. B. Yeats
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 June 1865  - d. 28 January 1939
  
 I have found men more kind than I expected, and less just. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 I have no use for men who fail. The cause of their failure is no business of mine, but I want successful men as my associates. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 I have not seldom blushed at the Indian's account of the treatment they have experienced from white men: but, I trust, the period is not far distant, when, for our own sakes, as well as for theirs, we shall endeavor to diffuse political security and happiness to the Indian nations with whom we have any intercourse; and to convert them into free men. 
Author: Jonathan Boucher
Nationality: English
b. 12 May 1738  - d. 27 April 1804
  
 I have observed, that in comedy, the best actor plays the part of the droll, while some scrub rogue is made the hero, or fine gentleman. So, in this farce of life, wise men pass their time in mirth, whilst fools only are serious. 
Author: Henry St. John Bolingbroke
Nationality: English
b. 16 September 1678  - d. 12 December 1751
  
 I keep six honest serving men They taught me all I knew: Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 I know death hath ten thousand several doors For men to take their exits. 
Author: John Webster
Nationality: English
b. December 1580  - d.  December 1625
  
 I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope. 
Author: Aeschylus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 525  - d.  December 456
  
 I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms, until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 I may assert Eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 I never agree with Communists or any other kind of kept men. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 I never would believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden. 
Author: Richard Rumbold
Nationality: British
b. December 1622  - d.  December 1685
  
 I say I don't sleep with married men, but what I mean is that I don't sleep with happily married men.  
Author: Britt Ekland
Nationality: Swedish
b. 6 October 1942
  
 I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision.... 
Author: Carl Sandburg
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1878  - d. 22 July 1967
  
 I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace. 
Author: Joseph Conrad
Nationality: Polish
b. 3 December 1857  - d. 3 August 1924
  
 I teach that all men are mad. 
Author: Edward St. John Gorey
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1925  - d. 15 April 2000
  
 I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. 
Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss
Nationality: French
b. 28 November 1908
  
 I think a good novel would be where a bunch of men on a ship are looking for a whale. They look and look, but you know what? They never find him. And you know why they never find him? It doesn't say. The book leaves it up to you, the reader, to decide. Then, at the very end, there's a page you can lick and it tastes like Kool-Aid. 
Author: Jack Handey
Nationality: American
b. December 1949
  
 I think men are sex objects - because they're only good for sex and not much else. 
Author: Jacki Weaver
Nationality: Australian
b. 25 May 1947
  
 I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry. 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 I want to emphasize in the great concentration which we now place upon scientists and engineers how much we still need the men and women educated in the liberal tradition, willing to take the long look, undisturbed by prejudices and slogans of the moment, who attempt to make an honest judgment on difficult events. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 I will go back to the great sweet mother, Mother and lover of men, the sea. I will go down to her, I and no other, Close with her, kiss her and mix her with me. 
Author: Algernon Charles Swinburne
Nationality: English
b. 5 April 1837  - d. 19 April 1909
  
 I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad immoral character: like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 I would not be beholden to a tyrant, for his acts of tyranny. For it is but usurpation in him to save, as their rightful lord, the lives of men over whom he has no title to reign. 
Author: Cato the Younger
Nationality: Roman
b. December 95  - d.  December 46
  
 I would not set a pin's fee the survival of any European army attempting to occupy a fraction of the Australian Interior. What foes could be more formidable than these crack-shot mounted infantry men, in their own waterless steppes. 
Author: Franklin Pierce Adams
Nationality: American
b. 15 November 1881  - d. 23 March 1960
  
 I'm furious about the Women's Liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming that women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket. 
Author: Anita Loos
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1888  - d. 18 August 1981
  
 I'm not denyin' that women are foolish; God Almighty made 'em to match men. 
Author: George Eliot
Nationality: English
b. 22 November 1819  - d. 22 December 1880
  
 Ideals are the 'incentive payment' of practical men. The opportunity to strive for them is the currency that has enriched America through the centuries. 
Author: Robert Emmet Hannegan
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1903  - d. 10 June 1949
  
 If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world. 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 If all men were to bring their miseries together in one place, most would be glad to take his own home again rather than take a portion out of the common stock. 
Author: Solon
Nationality: Athenian
b. December 638  - d.  December 558
  
 If by saying that all men are born equal, you mean that they are equally born, it is true, but true in no other sense; birth, talent, labor, virtue, and providence, are forever making differences. 
Author: Eugene Edwards
Nationality: Athenian   
 If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin. 
Author: Samuel Adams
Nationality: American
b. 27 September 1722  - d. 2 October 1803
  
 If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable. 
Author: Horace Mann
Nationality: American
b. 4 May 1796  - d. 2 August 1859
  
 If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself. 
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Nationality: French
b. 24 July 1803  - d. 5 December 1870
  
 If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them. 
Author: Sue Grafton
Nationality: American
b. 24 April 1940
  
 If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. 
Author: Confucius
Nationality: Chinese
b. 28 September 551  - d.  December 479
  
 If I did half of the things this sorry President Nixon did, they would put me under the jail and send every key to the moon. They have the little punishments for the big men and the heavy chastisement for the poor. 
Author: Ruth Shays
Nationality: Chinese   
 If I were to prescribe one process in the training of men which is fundamental to success in any direction, it would be thoroughgoing training in the habit of accurate observation. It is a habit which every one of us should be seeking ever more to perfect. 
Author: Eugene Gifford Grace
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1876  - d. 7 July 1960
  
 If it were not for injustice, men would not know justice. 
Author: Heraclitus of Ephesus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 540  - d.  December 480
  
 If it weren't for marriage, men would spend their lives thinking they had no faults at all. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Greek   
 If it weren't for women, men would still be wearing last week's socks. 
Author: Cynthia Nelms
Nationality: Greek   
 If Jupiter hurled his thunderbolt as often as men sinned, he would soon be out of thunderbolts. 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 If living conditions don't stop improving in this country, we're going to run out of humble beginnings for our great men. 
Author: Russell Pettis Askue
Nationality: Roman   
 If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament. 
Author: Florynce Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1916  - d. 2 December 2000
  
 If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain. 
Author: Andre Maurois
Nationality: French
b. 26 July 1885  - d. 9 October 1967
  
 If men liked shopping, they'd call it research. 
Author: Cynthia Nelms
Nationality: French   
 If men would consider not so much where they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 If rich men would remember that shrouds have no pockets, they would, while living, share their wealth with their children, and give for the good of others, and so know the highest pleasure wealth can give. 
Author: Tryon Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1809  - d.  December 1894
  
 If sensuality were happiness, beasts were happier than men; but human felicity is lodged in the soul, not in the flesh. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love. 
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy
Nationality: Russian
b. 09 September 1828  - d. 20 November 1910
  
 If some books are deemed most baneful and their sale forbid, how, then, with deadlier facts, not dreams of doting men? Those whom books will hurt will not be proof against events. Events, not books, should be forbid. 
Author: Herman Melville
Nationality: American
b. 1 August 1819  - d. 28 September 1891
  
 If some men died and others did not, death would indeed be a most mortifying evil. 
Author: Jean de la Bruyère
Nationality: French
b. 16 August 1645  - d. 10 May 1696
  
 If the Government had a war on abortion like its war on poverty or war on drugs, within 5 years men would be having abortions! 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle. 
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1944
  
 If thou continuest to take delight in idle argumentation, thou mayest be qualified to combat with the sophists, but will never know how to live with men. 
Author: Socrates
Nationality: Greek
b. December 469  - d.  December 399
  
 If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.  
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: Greek   
 If two men ride a horse, one must ride behind. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Greek   
 If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him. 
Author: Cardinal Richelieu
Nationality: French
b. 9 September 1585  - d. 4 December 1642
  
 If you take all the experience and judgment of men over fifty out of the world, there wouldn't be enough left to run it. 
Author: Henry Ford
Nationality: American
b. 30 July 1863  - d. 7 April 1947
  
 Ignorance and talkativeness bear the chief sway among men. 
Author: Cleobulus
Nationality: Egyptian   
 Ignorant men Don't know what good they hold in their hands until They've flung it away. 
Author: Sophocles
Nationality: Greek
b. December 496  - d.  December 406
  
 Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence And non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay. 
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Nationality: British
b. 10 November 1730  - d. 4 April 1774
  
 Ill-health, of body or of mind, is defeat Health alone is victory. Let all men, if they can manage it, contrive to be healthy! 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 Imagination is not a talent of some men but is the health of every man. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would have taken many men many months to equal it. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part. 
Author: Washington Irving
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1783  - d. 28 November 1859
  
 In dancing, the women usually know the steps and the men know the holds. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 In everything the middle course is best: All things in excess bring trouble to men. 
Author: Titus Maccius Plautus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 254  - d.  December 184
  
 In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself. 
Author: Alexander Hamilton
Nationality: American
b. 11 January 1757  - d. 12 July 1804
  
 In men, we various ruling passions find, In women, two almost divide the kind; Those, only fixed, they first or last obey, The love of pleasure, and the love of sway. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all should learn to hear it. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 In saffron-colored mantle, from the tides of ocean rose the morning to bring light to gods and men. 
Author: Homer
Nationality: Greek   
 In seasons of tumult and discord bad men have most power; mental and moral excellence require peace and quietness. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 In the Affairs of the World Men are saved, not by Faith but by the Want of it. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave. 
Author: John James Ingalls
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1833  - d. 16 August 1900
  
 In the faces of men and women I see God. 
Author: Walt Whitman
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1819  - d. 26 March 1892
  
 In the past decade or so, the women's magazines have taken to running home-handyperson articles suggesting that women can learn to fix things just as well as men. These articles are apparently based on the ludicrous assumption that _men_ know how to fix things, when in fact all they know how to do is _look_ at things in a certain squinty-eyed manner, which they learned in Wood Shop; eventually, when enough things in the home are broken, they take a job requiring them to transfer to another home. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 In the shade of your soft wings, all men will be brothers. 
Author: Friedrich von Schiller
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1759  - d. 09 May 1805
  
 In the state of nature...all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 In this society, the norm of masculinity is phallic aggression. Male sexuality is, by definition, intensely and rigidly phallic. A man's identity is located in his conception of himself as the possessor of a phallus; a man's worth is located in his pride in phallic identity. The main characteristic of phallic identity is that worth is entirely contingent on the possession of a phallus. Since men have no other criteria for worth, no other notion of identity, those who do not have phalluses are not recognized as fully human. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. 
Author: Douglas Adams
Nationality: English
b. 11 March 1952  - d. 11 May 2001
  
 In youth men are apt to write more wisely than they really know or feel; and the remainder of life may be not idly spent in realizing and convincing themselves of the wisdom which they uttered long ago. 
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nationality: American
b. 4 January 1804  - d. 19 May 1864
  
 Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state. 
Author: Kathleen Thompson Norris
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1880  - d. 18 January 1966
  
 Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 It (government) is neither business nor technology nor applied science. It is one of the subtlest of the arts since it is the art of making men live together in peace and with reasonable happiness. 
Author: Felix Frankfurter
Nationality: American
b. 15 November 1882  - d. 22 February 1965
  
 It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous. 
Author: Jean-Baptiste Molière
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1622  - d. 17 February 1673
  
 It is a folly to expect men to do all that they may reasonably be expected to do. 
Author: Richard Whately
Nationality: English
b. 1 February 1787  - d. 8 October 1863
  
 It is a golden rule not to judge men by their opinions but rather by what their opinions make of them. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 It is a law of nature that faint-hearted men should be the fruit of luxurious countries, for we never find that the same soil produces delicacies and heroes. 
Author: Herodotus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 484  - d.  December 425
  
 It is a noteworthy fact that kicking and beating have played so considerable a part in the habits which necessity has imposed on mankind in past ages that the only way of preventing civilized men from beating and kicking their wives is to organize games in which they can kick and beat balls. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well, nor judgment to hold their tongues. 
Author: Jean de la Bruyère
Nationality: French
b. 16 August 1645  - d. 10 May 1696
  
 It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing. 
Author: Cardinal John Henry Newman
Nationality: English
b. 21 February 1801  - d. 11 August 1890
  
 It is astonishing how well men wear when they think of no one but themselves. 
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 It is better to weep with wise men than to laugh with fools. 
Author: Spanish Proverb
Nationality: English   
 It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions. I wish I could teach the sad young men of this mealy generation the courage of their confusion. 
Author: John Ciardi
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1916  - d. 30 March 1986
  
 It is easy for men to write and talk like philosophers, But to act with wisdom, there is the rub! 
Author: Antoine de Rivarol
Nationality: French
b. 26 June 1753  - d. 11 April 1801
  
 It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. 
Author: George Smith Patton
Nationality: American
b. 11 November 1885  - d. 21 December 1945
  
 It is Genius that gets power; and its prime lieutenants are Force and Wisdom. The unruliest of men bend before the leader that has the sense to see and the will to do. 
Author: Albert Pike
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1809  - d. 2 April 1891
  
 It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered. 
Author: Aeschylus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 525  - d.  December 456
  
 It is indeed astonishing how many great men have been poor. 
Author: Sir John Lubbock
Nationality: English
b. 30 April 1834  - d. 28 May 1913
  
 It is just as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shooting at you. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty. 
Author: Juvenal
Nationality: Roman
b. December 60  - d.  December 140
  
 It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is often simple patience. 
Author: Horace Bushnell
Nationality: American
b. 14 April 1802  - d. 17 February 1876
  
 It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause. 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 It is not so difficult a task to plant new truths, as to root out old errors; for there is this paradox in men, they run after that which is new, but are prejudiced in favor of that which is old. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hard put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery, but the friction. Fear secrets acids; but love and trust are sweet juices. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations. 
Author: Walter Bagehot
Nationality: English
b. 3 February 1826  - d. 28 March 1877
  
 It is one of my favorite thoughts, that God manifests himself to mankind in all wise, good, humble, generous, great and magnanimous men. 
Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater
Nationality: Swiss
b. 15 November 1741  - d. 2 January 1801
  
 It is privilege that causes evil in the world, not wickedness, and not men. 
Author: Lincoln Steffens
Nationality: American
b. 6 April 1866  - d. 9 August 1936
  
 It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: And this, too, shall pass away. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 It is surprising what a man can do when he has to, and how little most men will do when they don't have to. 
Author: Walter Linn
Nationality: American   
 It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others.It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring. 
Author: Alfred Adler
Nationality: Austrian
b. 7 February 1870  - d. 28 May 1937
  
 It is the rooted instinct in men to admire what is better and more beautiful than themselves. 
Author: James Russell Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1819  - d. 12 August 1891
  
 It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 It is a serious question among them whether they - Africans- are descended from monkeys or whether the monkeys come from them. Our wise men have said that man was created in the image of God. Now here is a lovely image of the Divine Maker: a flat and black nose with little or hardly any intelligence. A time will doubtless come when these animals will know how to cultivate the land well, beautify their houses and gardens, and know the paths of the stars: one needs time for everything. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui. 
Author: Helen Adams Keller
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1880  - d. 1 June 1968
  
 It is wonderful how preposterously the affairs of the world are managed. We assemble parliaments and councils to have the benefit of collected wisdom, but we necessarily have, at the same time, the inconvenience of their collected passions, prejudices and private interests: for regulating commerce an assembly of great men is the greatest fool on earth. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 It may be that without a vision men shall die. It is no less true that, without hard practical sense, they shall also die. Without Jefferson the new nation might have lost its soul. Without Hamilton it would assuredly have been killed in body. 
Author: James Truslow Adams
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1878  - d. 18 May 1949
  
 It requires time to bring honest men to think & determine alike even in important matters. Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason. Events which excite those feelings will produce wonderful effects. 
Author: Samuel Adams
Nationality: American
b. 27 September 1722  - d. 2 October 1803
  
 It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women. 
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1832  - d. 6 March 1888
  
 It takes two men to make a brother. 
Author: Israel Zangwill
Nationality: English
b. 21 January 1864  - d. 1 August 1926
  
 It was a love of the air and sky and flying, the lure of adventure, the appreciation of beauty. It lay beyond the descriptive words of men-where immortality is touched through danger, where life meets death on equal plane; where man is more than man, and existence both supreme and valueless at the same time. 
Author: Charles Lindbergh
Nationality: American
b. 04 February 1902  - d. 26 August 1972
  
 It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. 
Author: Saint Augustine
Nationality: Numidian
b. 13 November 354  - d. 28 August 430
  
 It was said of Socrates that he brought philosophy down from heaven to inhabit among men; and I shall be ambitious to have it said of me that I have brought philosophy out of closets and libraries, schools and colleges, to dwell in clubs and assemblies, at tea-tables and in coffee-houses. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 It will generally be found that men who are constantly lamenting their ill luck are only reaping the consequences of their own neglect, mismanagement, and improvidence, or want of application. 
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
  
 It's not enough to have a dream, Unless you're willing to pursue it. It's not enough to know what's right, Unless you're strong enough to do it. It's not enough to learn the truth, Unless you also learn to live it. It's not enough to reach for love, Unless you care enough to give it Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them. 
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
  
 Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, great as each may be, their highest comfort given to the sorrowful is a cordial introduction into another's woe. Sorrow's the great community in which all men born of woman are members at one time or another. 
Author: Sean O'Casey
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 March 1880  - d. 18 September 1964
  
 Judgment can be acquired only by acute observation, by actual experience the school of life, by ceaseless alertness to learn from others, by study the activities of men who have made notable marks, by striving to analyze the everyday play of causes and effects, by constant study of human nature 
Author: B. C. Forbes
Nationality: Scottish
b. 14 May 1880  - d. 6 May 1954
  
 Just are the ways of God, And justifiable to men. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed. 
Author: Epictetus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 55  - d.  December 135
  
 Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Literatureity there be given that respect and obedience which is its due; that the laws which are made shall be in wise conformity with the common good; and that, as a matter of conscience all men shall render obedience to these laws. 
Author: Pope Pius XI
Nationality: Italian
b. 31 May 1857  - d. 10 February 1939
  
 Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness. 
Author: Mencius
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 372  - d.  December 289
  
 Labor disgraces no man, but occasionally men disgrace labor. 
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Nationality: American
b. 27 April 1822  - d. 23 July 1885
  
 Laws are partly formed for the sake of good men, in order to instruct them how they may live on friendly terms with one another, and partly for the sake of those who refuse to be instructed, whose spirit cannot be subdued, or softened, or hindered from plunging into evil. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law. 
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Nationality: British
b. 10 November 1730  - d. 4 April 1774
  
 Leisure and solitude are the best effect of riches, because the mother of thought. Both are avoided by most rich men, who seek company and business, which are signs of being weary of themselves. 
Author: Sir William Temple
Nationality: English
b. 25 April 1628  - d. 27 January 1699
  
 Lesbia, let us live and love, and pay no heed to all the tales of Grim old men. 
Author: Caius Valerius Catullus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 84  - d.  December 54
  
 Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, For wise men say it is the wisest course. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Let me have men about me that are fat; Sleek headed men and such as sleep o'nights; Yond' Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much; such men are dangerous. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart! Else it may be their miserable fortune, when some mightier touch than their own may have awakened all her sensibilities, to be reproached even for the calm content, the marble image of happiness, which they will have imposed upon her as the warm reality. 
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nationality: American
b. 4 January 1804  - d. 19 May 1864
  
 Let us love dogs, let us love only dogs! Men and cats are unworthy creatures. 
Author: Maria Konstantinovna Bashkirtseff
Nationality: Russian
b. 11 November 1858  - d. 31 October 1884
  
 Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour'. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. 
Author: Christopher Morley
Nationality: American
b. 05 May 1890  - d. 28 March 1957
  
 Life is easier than you'd think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable. 
Author: Kathleen Thompson Norris
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1880  - d. 18 January 1966
  
 Life levels all men: death reveals the eminent. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you. 
Author: Fred Allen
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1894  - d. 17 March 1956
  
 Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose; But young men think it is, and we were young. 
Author: Alfred Edward Housman
Nationality: British
b. 26 March 1859  - d. 30 April 1936
  
 Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top. 
Author: Robert Burton
Nationality: English
b. 8 February 1577  - d. 25 January 1640
  
 Literature is an avenue to glory, ever open for those ingenious men who are deprived of honours or of wealth. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 Live among men as if God beheld you; speak to God as if men were listening. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leaving behind us Footprints on the sands of time. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools And the beacons of wise men. 
Author: Thomas Henry Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 4 May 1825  - d. 29 June 1895
  
 Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love. 
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Nationality: Scottish
b. 15 August 1771  - d. 21 September 1832
  
 Love will make men dare to die for their beloved - love alone; and women as well as men. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 Lying is a most disgraceful vice; it first despises God, And then fears men. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 Madam, there are fifty thousand men slain this year in Europe, and not one Englishman. 
Author: Sir Robert Walpole
Nationality: English
b. 26 August 1676  - d. 18 March 1745
  
 Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich. 
Author: A. P. Gouthey
Nationality: English   
 Man becomes the master of difficult situations by refusing the assistance of weak men. He relies on his own strength of character. 
Tome: I Ching
Nationality: Chinese   
 Man has himself as his only friend and his only enemy. 
Author: Indian Proverb
Nationality: Chinese   
 Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication: Glory the grape, love, gold, in these are sunk The hopes of all men, and of every nation. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 Many a man has stood all his life, and in crowds, too, and yet never been noticed more than a lamp-post. Yes, less than that, for a lamp-post must by its nature hold up a lighted face. 
Author: Max Brand
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1892  - d. 12 May 1944
  
 Many brave men lived before Agamemnon; but all are overwhelmed in eternal night, unwept, unknown, because they lack a sacred poet. 
Author: Edward St. John Gorey
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1925  - d. 15 April 2000
  
 Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Many men of course became extremely rich, but this was perfectly natural and nothing to be ashamed of because no one was really poor at least no one worth speaking of. 
Author: Douglas Adams
Nationality: English
b. 11 March 1952  - d. 11 May 2001
  
 Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by other men. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 Mark this well, ye proud men of action! ye are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought. 
Author: Heinrich Heine
Nationality: German
b. 13 December 1797  - d. 17 February 1856
  
 Measure not men by Sundays, without regarding what they do all the week after. 
Author: Thomas Fuller
Nationality: English
b. December 1608  - d. 16 August 1661
  
 Men are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent. 
Author: Horace Walpole
Nationality: English
b. December 1717  - d.  December 1797
  
 Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way.We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Men always want to be a woman's first love - What women like is to be a man's last romance. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Men and melons are hard to know. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives. 
Author: Abba Eban
Nationality: Israeli
b. 2 February 1915
  
 Men and women are limited not by the place of their birth, not by the color of their skin, but by the size of their hope. 
Author: John Johnson
Nationality: Israeli   
 Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences. 
Author: Andre Maurois
Nationality: French
b. 26 July 1885  - d. 9 October 1967
  
 Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect. 
Author: Stephen Butler Leacock
Nationality: British
b. 30 December 1869  - d. 28 March 1944
  
 Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. 
Author: James L. Allen
Nationality: American
b. December 1849  - d.  December 1925
  
 Men are April when they woo, December when they wed, And maids are May when they are maids, But the sky changes when they are wives. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic. 
Author: William Gladstone
Nationality: British
b. 29 December 1809  - d. 19 May 1898
  
 Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth. 
Author: Bishop Jeremy Taylor
Nationality: English
b. December 1613  - d. 13 August 1667
  
 Men are blind in their own cause. 
Author: Thomas Benton Brooks
Nationality: American
b. December 1836  - d.  December 1900
  
 Men are born to succeed, not fail. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain. 
Author: John Dryden
Nationality: English
b. 19 August 1631  - d. 12 May 1700
  
 Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are conservatives after dinner. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Men are deceived by what the eyes see, But the gods are swayed by what the heart conceals. 
Tome: I Ching
Nationality: Chinese   
 Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them. 
Author: Epictetus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 55  - d.  December 135
  
 Men are idolaters, and want something to look at and kiss and hug, or throw themselves down before; they always did, they always will, and if you don't make it of wood, you must make it of words. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1809  - d. 7 October 1894
  
 Morality is everywhere the same for all men, therefore it comes from God; sects differ, therefore they are the work of men. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 Men are lead by trifles. 
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 Men are like a deck of cards. You'll find the occasional king, but most are jacks. 
Author: Laura Swenson
Nationality: French   
 Men are like wine some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. 
Author: Pope John XXIII
Nationality: Italian
b. 28 November 1881  - d. 3 June 1963
  
 Men are men before they are lawyers, or physicians, or merchants, or manufacturers; and if you make them capable and sensible men, they will make themselves capable and sensible lawyers or physicians. 
Author: John Stuart Mill
Nationality: English
b. 20 May 1806  - d. 8 May 1873
  
 Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen. 
Author: 1st Marquis of Halifax George Savile
Nationality: English
b. 18 July 1633  - d. 19 January 1695
  
 Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 Men are not punished for their sins, but by them. 
Author: Elbert Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1856  - d. 7 May 1915
  
 Men are not to be judged by their looks, habits, and appearances; but by the character of their lives and conversations, and by their works. 
Author: Sir Roger L'Estrange
Nationality: English
b. 17 December 1616  - d. 11 December 1704
  
 Men are not to be told anything they might find too painful; the secret depths of human nature, the sordid physicalities, might overwhelm or damage them. For instance, men often faint at the sight of their own blood, to which they are not accustomed. For this reason you should never stand behind one in the line at the Red Cross donor clinic. 
Author: Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1939
  
 Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent. 
Author: Horace Walpole
Nationality: English
b. December 1717  - d.  December 1797
  
 Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others. 
Author: Livy
Nationality: Roman
b. December 59  - d.  December 17
  
 Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Men are respectable only as they respect. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Men are rewarded for learning the practice of violence in virtually any sphere of activity by money, admiration, recognition, respect, and the genuflection of others honoring their sacred and proven masculinity. In male culture, police are heroic and so are outlaws; males who enforce standards are heroic and so are those who violate them. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Men are seldom blessed with good fortune and good sense at the same time. 
Author: Livy
Nationality: Roman
b. December 59  - d.  December 17
  
 Men are seldom more innocently employed than when they are honestly making money. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes. 
Author: Livy
Nationality: Roman
b. December 59  - d.  December 17
  
 Men are so constituted that every one undertakes what he sees another successful in, whether he has aptitude for it or not. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked. 
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Nationality: Italian
b. 3 May 1469  - d. 21 June 1527
  
 Men are tattooed with their special beliefs like so many South Sea Islanders; but a real human heart with divine love in it beats with the same glow under all the patterns of all earth's thousand tribes. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1809  - d. 7 October 1894
  
 Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that God has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for God's guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them. If they then obey you, look not for any way against them. 
Tome: The Qur'an
Nationality: American   
 Men are what their mothers made them. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Men at some time are masters of their fates. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity. 
Author: Jean de la Bruyère
Nationality: French
b. 16 August 1645  - d. 10 May 1696
  
 Men can be analysed, women... merely adored. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.  
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Men can see coitus as the meat in the sandwich of fore-play and after-play; Women see it as the ice cream in a Bombe Alaska of intimate emotional exchange. 
Author: Dr. Beatrice Faust
Nationality: Australian
b. 19 February 1939
  
 Men commonly think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and imbibed opinions, but generally act according to custom. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Men die of the diseases which they have studied most... It's as if the morbid condition was an evil creature which, when it found itself closely hunted, flew at the throat of its pursuer. 
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Nationality: British
b. 22 May 1859  - d. 07 July 1930
  
 Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 Men do not fail; they give up trying. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 Men do not understand books until they have had a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents. 
Author: Ezra Pound
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1885  - d. 1 November 1972
  
 Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward. 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 Men don't cry, and they have long memories. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Roman   
 Men don't cry, but do remember. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Roman   
 Men dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good. 
Author: William Mitford
Nationality: English
b. 10 February 1744  - d. 10 February 1827
  
 Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth - more than ruin, more even than death. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 Men forget everything; women remember everything. That's why men need instant replays in sports. They've already forgotten what happened. 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 Men get opinions as boys learn to spell, By reiteration chiefly. 
Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Nationality: English
b. 6 March 1806  - d. 29 June 1861
  
 Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run. 
Author: Edward Hoagland
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1932
  
 Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing sooner than of war. 
Author: Homer
Nationality: Greek   
 Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature; and the error is ineradicable. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 Men have become the tools of their tools. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Men have made a virtue of moderation to limit the ambition of the great, and to console people of mediocrity for their want of fortune and of merit. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny. 
Author: John Oliver Hobbes
Nationality: American
b. December 1867  - d.  December 1906
  
 Men in earnest have no time to waste In patching fig-leaves for the naked truth. 
Author: James Russell Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1819  - d. 12 August 1891
  
 Men in Great Place are thrice Servants: Servants of the Sovereign or State; Servants of Fame; and Servants of Business ... It is a strange desire to seek Power and to lose Liberty. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Men in no way approach so nearly to the gods As in doing good to men. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Men learn while they teach. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Men lie, who lack courage to tell truth - the cowards! 
Author: Joaquin Miller
Nationality: American
b. December 1841  - d.  December 1913
  
 Men lose their tempers in defending their taste. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Men love to wonder and that is the seed of our science. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Men marry to make an end; Women to make a beginning. 
Author: Alexis Dupuy
Nationality: English   
 Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature.A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 Men may rise on stepping-stones Of their dead selves to higher things. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 Men may scoff, and men may pray, But they pay Every pleasure with a pain. 
Author: William Ernest Henley
Nationality: English
b. 23 August 1849  - d. 11 July 1903
  
 Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do. 
Author: Mencius
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 372  - d.  December 289
  
 Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants. 
Author: William Penn
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1644  - d. 30 June 1718
  
 Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown propos'd as things forgot. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 Men must endure Their going hence, even as their coming hither: Ripeness is all. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Men must have the right of choice, even to choose wrong, if he shall ever learn to choose right. 
Author: Josiah Wedgwood
Nationality: English
b. 12 July 1730  - d. 3 January 1795
  
 Men never do evil so cheerfully and so completely as when they do so from religious conviction. 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Men of age object too much, consult too long, Adventure too little, repent too soon, And seldom drive business home to the full period, But content themselves with a mediocrity of success. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Men of few words are the best men. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as a blazing meteor when it descends to earth, is only a stone. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel. 
Author: William Hazlitt
Nationality: English
b. 10 April 1778  - d. 18 September 1830
  
 Men of integrity, by their existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community. 
Author: John W. Gardner
Nationality: English
b. 8 October 1912  - d. 16 February 2002
  
 Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active. 
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 April 1452  - d. 02 May 1519
  
 Men of most renowned virtue have sometimes by transgressing most truly kept the law. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 Men of sense often learn from their enemies.It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war; and this lesson saves their children, their homes, and their properties. 
Author: Aristophanes
Nationality: Athenian
b. December 456  - d.  December 386
  
 Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes. 
Author: Aesop
Nationality: Greek
b. December 620  - d.  December 560
  
 Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor. 
Author: Edward Hoagland
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1932
  
 Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason. 
Author: William Rounseville Alger
Nationality: American
b. December 1822  - d.  December 1905
  
 Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike. 
Author: Alexander Hamilton
Nationality: American
b. 11 January 1757  - d. 12 July 1804
  
 Men prize the thing ungained more than it is. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Men reason to strengthen their own prejudices, and not to disturb their adversary's convictions. 
Author: Ashley Dukes
Nationality: English
b. December 1885  - d.  December 1959
  
 Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil - and if they cannot, feel they have lost their liberty. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Men renounce whatever they have in common with women so as to experience no commonality with women; and what is left, according to men, is one piece of flesh a few inches long, the penis. The penis is sensate; the penis is the man; the man is human; the penis signifies humanity. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Men resemble great deserted palaces: the owner occupies only a few rooms and has closed-off wings where he never ventures. 
Author: François Charles Mauriac
Nationality: French
b. 11 October 1885  - d. 01 September 1970
  
 Men scanning the surface count the wicked happy; they see not the frightful dreams that crowd a bad man's pillow. 
Author: Martin Farquhar Tupper
Nationality: English
b. 17 July 1810  - d.  November 1889
  
 Men seek out retreats for themselves in the country, by the seaside, on the mountains... But all this is unphilosophical to the last degree... when thou canst at a moment's notice retire into thyself. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 Men seldom give pleasure where they are not pleased themselves. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Men seldom make passes At girls who wear glasses. 
Author: Dorothy Parker
Nationality: American
b. 22 August 1893  - d. 7 June 1967
  
 Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 Men should keep their eyes wide open before marriage, and half shut afterward. 
Author: Madeleine Scudéry
Nationality: French
b. 15 November 1607  - d. 2 June 1701
  
 Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think laughable. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Men suppose their reason has command over their words; still it happens that words in return exercise Literatureity on reason. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Men take more pains to mask than to mend. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Men talk of 'finding God,' but no wonder it is difficult; He is hidden in that darkest hiding-place, your heart. You yourself are a part of Him. 
Author: Christopher Morley
Nationality: American
b. 05 May 1890  - d. 28 March 1957
  
 Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest. 
Author: Laurence Sterne
Nationality: English
b. 24 November 1713  - d. 18 March 1768
  
 Men well governed should seek after no other liberty, for there can be no greater liberty than a good government. 
Author: Walter Raleigh
Nationality: English
b. December 1552  - d. 29 October 1618
  
 Men were only made into ''men'' with great difficulty even in primitive society: the male is not naturally ''a man'' any more than the woman. He has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity, and is always likely to collapse. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill. 
Author: Betty Friedan
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1921  - d. 4 February 2006
  
 Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts. 
Author: Lord Halifax
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1881  - d. 23 December 1959
  
 Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become victims to women who make advances to them. 
Author: Walter Bagehot
Nationality: English
b. 3 February 1826  - d. 28 March 1877
  
 Men who do things without being told draw the most wages. 
Author: Edwin H. Stuart
Nationality: English   
 Men who form the lunatic fringe in all reform movements. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom. 
Author: Henry Havelock Ellis
Nationality: British
b. 24 July 1859  - d. 03 October 1939
  
 Men who love wisdom should acquaint themselves with a great many particulars. 
Author: Heraclitus of Ephesus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 540  - d.  December 480
  
 Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor? 
Author: Frank Moore Colby
Nationality: American
b. December 1865  - d.  December 1925
  
 Men will sit through anything as long as they think its foreplay. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Men will sooner surrender their rights than their customs. 
Author: Moritz Guedmann
Nationality: American   
 Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but - live for it. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 Men willingly believe what they wish. 
Author: Julius Caesar
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 44
  
 Men wish to be saved from the mischiefs of their vices, but not from their vices. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Men worry over the great number of diseases, while doctors worry over the scarcity of effective remedies. 
Author: Bian Que
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 500
  
 Men, even when alone, lighten their labor by song, however rude it may be. 
Author: Quintilian
Nationality: Roman
b. December 35  - d.  December 100
  
 Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest. 
Author: Jean Paul Richter
Nationality: German
b. 21 March 1763  - d. 14 December 1825
  
 Men, like musical instruments, seem made to be played upon. 
Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
Nationality: American
b. December 1820  - d.  December 1904
  
 Men, like peaches and pears, grow sweet a little while Before they begin to decay. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1809  - d. 7 October 1894
  
 Men, some to business, some to pleasure take; But every woman is at heart a rake: Men, some to quiet, some to public strife; But every lady would be queen for life. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 Men, you are all marksmen - don't one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes. 
Author: Israel Putnam
Nationality: American
b. 07 January 1718  - d. 29 May 1790
  
 Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by. 
Author: Andre Maurois
Nationality: French
b. 26 July 1885  - d. 9 October 1967
  
 More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent. 
Author: Billy Sunday
Nationality: American
b. 18 November 1862  - d. 6 November 1935
  
 More men have drowned in wine than in the sea. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use. 
Author: Antoine Marie de Saint-Exupéry
Nationality: French
b. 29 June 1900  - d. 31 July 1944
  
 Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad. 
Author: Diogenes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 412  - d.  December 323
  
 Most men do not mature, they simply grow taller. 
Author: Leo C. Rosten
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1908  - d. 19 February 1997
  
 Most men have more courage than even they themselves think they have. 
Author: Fulke Greville
Nationality: English
b. 03 October 1554  - d. 30 September 1628
  
 Most men know what they hate, few know what they love. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older. 
Author: John Maynard Keynes
Nationality: British
b. 05 June 1883  - d. 21 April 1946
  
 Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste they hurry past it. 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 Most men who are not married by the age of thirty-five are either homosexual or really smart. 
Author: Becky Rodenbeck
Nationality: Danish   
 Most sorts of diversion, in men, children and other animals, are an imitation of fighting. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 Most wretched men Are cradled into poetry by wrong: They learn in suffering what they teach in song. 
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nationality: English
b. 4 August 1792  - d. 8 July 1822
  
 Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction from the life of a man. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 Much smoking kills live men and cures dead swine. 
Author: George D. Prentice
Nationality: American
b. 18 December 1802  - d. 22 January 1870
  
 My kingdom is as wide as the world, and my desire has no limit. I go forward always, freeing spirits and weighing worlds, without fear, without compassion, without love, and without God. Men call me Science. 
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Nationality: French
b. 12 December 1821  - d. 8 May 1880
  
 My one aim and concentrated purpose shall be and is to show that women can learn, can reason, can compete with men in the grand fields of literature and science ...  
Author: Martha Carey Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 2 January 1857  - d. 2 December 1935
  
 My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is disgusting. My attitude is not derived from any intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 My philosophy has always been to help women and men feel comfortable and confident through the clothes they wear. 
Author: Giorgio Armani
Nationality: Italian
b. 11 July 1934
  
 Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could. 
Author: Daniel Defoe
Nationality: English
b. December 1661  - d. 24 April 1731
  
 Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions. 
Author: Antoinette Blackwell
Nationality: American
b. 20 May 1825  - d. 5 November 1921
  
 Nearly all members of the corps of rangers are men of classical education and good birth, who can quote Homer or Virgil as well as they can shoot a kangaroo or kick a black. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 Nearly all men die of their medicines, not of their diseases. 
Author: Jean-Baptiste Molière
Nationality: French
b. 15 January 1622  - d. 17 February 1673
  
 Neo-platonism is a progressive philosophy, and does not expect to state final conditions to men whose minds are finite. Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond. 
Author: Hypatia of Alexandria
Nationality: Greek
b. December 360  - d.  December 415
  
 Neutral men are the devil's allies. 
Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Nationality: Greek
b. 29 December 1814  - d. 26 December 1880
  
 Never trust a men with short legs. Brains too near their bottoms. 
Author: Sir Noël Coward
Nationality: English
b. 16 December 1899  - d. 26 March 1973
  
 No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 No man survives when freedom fails, the best men rot in filthy jails, and those who cry appease, appease are hanged by those they tried to please. 
Author: Hiram Mann
Nationality: Scottish   
 No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 No two men can be half an hour together but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 Not all things apply to all men. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity. 
Author: Alcaeus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 611  - d.  December 580
  
 Not many men have both good fortune and good sense. 
Author: Livy
Nationality: Roman
b. December 59  - d.  December 17
  
 Not only have women been successful in entering fields in which men are supposed to have a more natural aptitude, but they have created entirely new businesses. 
Author: Lucretia Peabody Hunter
Nationality: Roman   
 Not to engage in this pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men. 
Author: Mortimer Adler
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1902  - d. 28 June 2001
  
 Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. 
Author: Charles de Gaulle
Nationality: French
b. 22 November 1890  - d. 9 November 1970
  
 Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 Nothing in the 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 are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. 
Author: Calvin Coolidge
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1872  - d. 5 January 1933
  
 Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Nothing so cements and holds together all the parts of a society as faith or credit, which can never be kept up unless men are under some force or necessity of honestly paying what they owe to one another. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Nothing so soon the drooping spirits can raise As praises from the men, whom all men praise. 
Author: Abraham Cowley
Nationality: English
b. December 1618  - d. 28 July 1667
  
 Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes -- goodwill among men and peace on earth. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 Now is the time for all good men to come to. 
Author: Walt Walter Crawford Kelly
Nationality: American
b. 25 August 1913  - d. 18 October 1973
  
 Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.' 
Author: Martin Luther
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1483  - d. 18 February 1546
  
 Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are. 
Author: Henry Fielding
Nationality: English
b. 22 April 1707  - d. 8 October 1754
  
 O heart, we are old; The living beauty is for younger men: We cannot pay its tribute of wild tears. 
Author: W. B. Yeats
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 June 1865  - d. 28 January 1939
  
 O Men, with sisters dear! O Men, with mothers and wives! It is not linen you're wearing out, But human creatures' lives. Stitch - stitch - stitch In poverty, hunger and dirt, - Sewing at once, with a double thread, A shroud as well as a Shirt! 
Author: Thomas Hood
Nationality: English
b. 23 May 1799  - d. 3 May 1845
  
 O shame to men! Devil with Devil damn'd Firm concord holds: men only disagree Of Creatures rational, though under hope Of heavenly Grace; and God proclaiming peace, Yet live in hatred, enmity and strife Among themselves, and levy cruel wars, Wasting the Earth, each other to destroy. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 O, what men dare do! what men may do! what men daily do, not knowing what they do! 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 O! that we now had here But one ten thousand of those men in England That do no work today. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character. 
Author: Henry Clay, Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 12 April 1777  - d. 29 June 1852
  
 Of Ireland:- She's the most distressful country that iver yet was seen For they're hangin' men an' women there for the wearin' o' the Green. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Of the Schleswig-Holstein question:- There are only three men who have ever understood it: one was Prince Albert, who is dead; the second was a German professor, who became mad. I am the third - and I have forgotten all about it. 
Author: Viscount Henry John Temple Palmerston
Nationality: British
b. 20 October 1784  - d. 18 October 1865
  
 Of the various executive abilities, no one excited more anxious concern than that of placing the interests of our fellow-citizens in the hands of honest men, with understanding sufficient for their stations. No duty is at the same time more difficult to fulfill. The knowledge of character possessed by a single individual is of necessity limited. To seek out the best through the whole Union, we must resort to the information, which from the best of men, acting disinterestedly and with the purest motives, is sometimes incorrect. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Of Women: I do not wish them to have power over men; but over themselves. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 Oh, cease! Must hate and death return? Cease! Must men kill and die? Cease! Drain not to its dregs the urn Of bitter prophecy. The world is weary of the past, Oh, might it die or rest at last! 
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nationality: English
b. 4 August 1792  - d. 8 July 1822
  
 Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to. 
Author: Joe Gores
Nationality: American
b. 25 December 1931  - d. 10 January 2011
  
 Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. 
Author: Herbert Clark Hoover
Nationality: American
b. 10 August 1874  - d. 20 October 1964
  
 Older people exude bundles of sexuality. Older men, and women tend not run around like cats and dogs in heat. 
Author: Jacqueline Bisset
Nationality: English
b. 13 September 1944
  
 On his troops; I don't know what effect these men will have on the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me. 
Author: Duke Arthur Wellesley
Nationality: British
b. 1 May 1769  - d. 14 September 1852
  
 On one issue at least, men and women agree: they both distrust women. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 On soldiers in World War I: These men know life - know death a little more. These men see paths and ends, and see Beyond some swinging open door Into eternity. 
Author: Leon Gellert
Nationality: American   
 On the game of Two-Up: The game of two-up has been hugely attractive to Australian soldiers this century. They played the game in the dusty camps in South Africa: they played in the camps in Australia in 1914 and 1915: they played in Egypt and France, in and out of the line; in short they played wherever they could and whenever they could. According to one rumour during the 1914-18 war, a Turkish airman flew over a two-up school in full swing. Looking down, and seeing the raised eyes to heaven and the earnest bowing to the ground, the airman thought it would be sacrilegious to bomb these devout men at their prayers. 
Author: Peter Charlton
Nationality: Australian   
 On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men. 
Author: Antoine Marie de Saint-Exupéry
Nationality: French
b. 29 June 1900  - d. 31 July 1944
  
 One fool can ask more questions in a minute than twelve wise men can answer in an hour. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. 
Author: Elbert Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1856  - d. 7 May 1915
  
 One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 All men would then be necessarily equal, if they were without needs. It is the poverty connected with our species whTous les hommes seraient donc nécessairement égaux, s'ils étaient sans besoins. La misère attachée à notre espèce subordonne un homme à un autre homme: ce n'est pas l'inégalité qui est un malheur réel, c'est la dépendance.ich subordinates one man to another. It is not inequality which is the real misfortune, it is dependence. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men. 
Tome: Bhagavad Gita
Nationality: French   
 Only little boys and old men sneer at love. 
Author: Louis Stanton Auchincloss
Nationality: American
b. 27 September 1917
  
 Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear. 
Author: Anatole France
Nationality: French
b. 16 April 1844  - d. 12 October 1924
  
 Only the consciousness of a purpose that is mightier than any man and worthy of all men can fortify and inspirit and compose the souls of men. 
Author: Walter Lippmann
Nationality: American
b. 23 September 1889  - d. 14 December 1974
  
 Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. 
Author: Confucius
Nationality: Chinese
b. 28 September 551  - d.  December 479
  
 Only two great groups of animals, men and ants, indulge in highly organized mass warfare. 
Author: Charles H. Maskins
Nationality: Chinese   
 Orators are most vehement when they have the weakest cause, as men get on horseback when they cannot walk. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Other men are lenses through which we read our own minds. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. 
Author: Martin Luther
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1483  - d. 18 February 1546
  
 Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men. 
Author: Herbert Clark Hoover
Nationality: American
b. 10 August 1874  - d. 20 October 1964
  
 People constantly speak of 'the government' doing this or that, as they might speak of God doing it. But the government is really nothing but a group of men, and usually they are very inferior men. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit.Most men succeed because they are determined to. 
Author: George Allen
Nationality: American
b. 8 March 1952
  
 People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. 
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Nationality: French
b. 28 June 1712  - d. 2 July 1778
  
 Perseverance: The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail. 
Author: Napolean Hill
Nationality: American
b. 25 October 1883  - d. 08 November 1970
  
 Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom. 
Author: Bernard de Voto
Nationality: American
b. 11 January 1897  - d. 13 November 1955
  
 Physicians of all men are most happy: what success so ever they have, the world proclaimeth, and what faults they commit, the earth covereth. 
Author: Francis Quarles
Nationality: English
b. 08 May 1592  - d. 8 September 1644
  
 Pick a man for his human qualities, his values, his compatibility with you, rather than what he represents in status, power or good looks. 
Author: Carol Botwin
Nationality: English   
 Plain truth will influence half a score of men at most in a nation, or an age, while mystery will lead millions by the nose. 
Author: Henry St. John Bolingbroke
Nationality: English
b. 16 September 1678  - d. 12 December 1751
  
 Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do. 
Author: Katharine Hepburn
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1907  - d. 29 June 2003
  
 Politicians are a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people and who, to say the most of them, are, taken as a mass, at least one step removed from honest men. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 Power intoxicates men. It is never voluntarily surrendered. It must be taken from them. 
Author: James F. Byrnes
Nationality: American
b. 2 May 1879  - d. 9 April 1972
  
 Predictions of the future are never anything but projections of present automatic processes and procedures, that is, of occurrences that are likely to come to pass if men do not act and if nothing unexpected happens; every action, for better or worse, and every accident necessarily destroys the whole pattern in whose frame the prediction moves and where it finds its evidence. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 Money is always to be found when men are to be sent to the frontiers to be destroyed: when the object is to preserve them, it is no longer so. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 Professional men, they have no cares; whatever happens, they get theirs. 
Author: Ogden Nash
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1902  - d. 19 May 1971
  
 Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising. 
Author: Acharya Nagarjuna
Nationality: Indian
b. December 150  - d.  December 250
  
 Prostration is our natural position. A worm-like movement from a spot of sunlight to a spot of shade, and back, is the type of movement that is natural to men. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 Rabbit loves men, uncomplaining with their pot bellies and cross-hatched red necks, embarrassed for what to talk about when the game is over, whatever the game is. What a threadbare thing we make of life! Yet what a marvelous thing the mind is, they can't make a machine like it; and the body can do a thousand things there isn't a factory in the world can duplicate the motion. 
Author: John Updike
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1932  - d. 27 January 2009
  
 Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. 
Author: Sir Wilfred Grenfell
Nationality: English
b. December 1865  - d.  December 1940
  
 Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible; but the world of pure reason knows no compromise, no practical limitations, no barrier to the creative activity. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 Reason has never failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world. 
Author: William Allen White
Nationality: American
b. 10 February 1868  - d. 31 January 1944
  
 Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. 
Author: Charles Dickens
Nationality: English
b. 7 February 1812  - d. 9 June 1870
  
 Religion, which should most distinguish us from beasts, and ought most peculiarly to elevate us, as rational creatures, above brutes, is that wherein men often appear most irrational, and more senseless than beasts themselves. 
Author: John Locke
Nationality: English
b. 29 August 1632  - d. 28 October 1704
  
 Remember men, we're fighting for this woman's honor; which is probably more than she ever did. 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone. 
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 Reputation is what men and women think of us. Character is what God and the angels know of us. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 Respectable men and women content with good and easy living are missing some of the most important things in life. Unless you give yourself to some great cause you haven't even begun to live. 
Author: William P. Merrill
Nationality: American
b. December 1837  - d.  December 1891
  
 Virtue supposes liberty, as the carrying of a burden supposes active force. Under coercion there is no virtue, and without virtue there is no religion. Make a slave of me, and I shall be no better for it. Even the sovereign has no right to use coercion to lead men to religion, which by its nature supposes choice and liberty. My thought is no more subject to authority than is sickness or health. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 Revolutions are not made by men in spectacles. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1809  - d. 7 October 1894
  
 Risk is a part of God's game, alike for men and nations. 
Author: George Edward Woodberry
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1855  - d.  December 1930
  
 Science is one thing, wisdom is another. Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers. 
Author: Sir Arthur Eddington
Nationality: English
b. December 1882  - d.  December 1944
  
 Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. 
Author: Helen Adams Keller
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1880  - d. 1 June 1968
  
 Security is the priceless product of freedom. Only the strong can be secure, and only in freedom can men produce those material resources which can secure them from want at home and against aggression from abroad. 
Author: B. E. Hutchinson
Nationality: American   
 Sex is the glue that hold men and women apart. 
Author: Cynthia Nelms
Nationality: American   
 Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 She even had a kind of special position among men: she was an exception, she fitted none of the categories they commonly used when talking about girls; she wasn't a cock-teaser, a cold fish, an easy lay or a sneaky bitch; she was an honorary person. She had grown to share their contempt for most women. 
Author: Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1939
  
 Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Simple doctrine was wrapped round and round with dogma so involved that the seed which had been planted by Jesus Christ was hidden and forgotten: taking the place of the wandering teacher who had given up all his worldly goods to the poor and followed in his Master's footsteps, there were the powerful men of the Church. 
Author: Eleanor Hibbert
Nationality: British
b. 01 September 1906  - d. 18 January 1993
  
 Since learned men have appeared, good men have become rare. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Roman   
 Sleep lay upon the wilderness, it lay across the faces of nations, it lay like silence on the hearts of sleeping men; and low upon lowlands and high upon hills, flowed gently sleep, smooth-sliding sleep - sleep - sleep. 
Author: Thomas Clayton Wolfe
Nationality: American
b. 3 October 1900  - d. 15 September 1938
  
 Small things make base men proud. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 So let them fight in the way of God who sell the the present life for the world to come; and whosoever fight in the way of God is slain, or conquers, We shall bring him a mighty wage. How is it with you, that you do not fight in the way of God, and for the men, women, and children who, being abased, say, `Our Lord, bring us forth from this city whose people are evildoers, and appoint to us a protector from Thee, and appoint to us from Thee a helper'? The believers fight in the way of God, and the unbelievers fight in the idols' way. Fight you therefore against the friends of Satan; surely the guile of Satan is ever feeble.  
Tome: The Qur'an
Nationality: English   
 So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleans, Caesars and Napoleans will duly arise and make them miserable. 
Author: Aldous Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 26 July 1894  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 So long as there are men there will be wars. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 So long as we live among men, let us cherish humanity. 
Author: André Paul-Guillaume Gide
Nationality: French
b. 22 November 1869  - d. 19 February 1951
  
 So many men, so many minds. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: French   
 So many men, so many opinions. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: French   
 So when a great man dies, For years beyond our ken, The light he leaves behind him lies Upon the paths of men. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 Socrates said, 'Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.' 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 Solitude is the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized men. 
Author: Louis Brandeis
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1856  - d. 5 October 1941
  
 Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone; all leave it Alone. 
Author: Thomas de Quincey
Nationality: English
b. 15 August 1785  - d. 8 December 1859
  
 Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged. 
Author: Herman Melville
Nationality: American
b. 1 August 1819  - d. 28 September 1891
  
 Some have learnt many Tricks of sly Evasion, Instead of Truth they use Equivocation, And eke it out with mental Reservation, Which is to good Men an Abomination. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them. 
Author: Edgar Watson Howe
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1853  - d. 3 October 1937
  
 Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them. 
Author: Joseph Heller
Nationality: American
b. 1 May 1923  - d. 12 December 1999
  
 Some men are born old, and some men never seem so. If we keep well and cheerful, we are always young and at last die in youth even when in years would count as old. 
Author: Tryon Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1809  - d.  December 1894
  
 Some men are like pyramids, which are very broad where they touch the ground, but grow narrow as they reach the sky. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 Some men are more beholden to their bitterest enemies than to friends who appear to be sweetness itself. The former frequently tell the truth, but the latter never. 
Author: Cato the Younger
Nationality: Roman
b. December 95  - d.  December 46
  
 Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name. 
Author: Lucan
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 November 39  - d. 30 April 65
  
 Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 Some men do as much begrudge others a good name, as they want one themselves: and perhaps that is the reason of it. 
Author: William Penn
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1644  - d. 30 June 1718
  
 Some men grow mad by studying much to know, But who grows mad by studying good to grow. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Some men just aren't cut out for paternity. Better they should realize it before and not after they become responsible for a son. 
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Nationality: American
b. December 1949
  
 Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence... too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Some men make fortunes, but not to enjoy them; for, blinded by avarice, they live to make fortunes. 
Author: Juvenal
Nationality: Roman
b. December 60  - d.  December 140
  
 Some men must follow, and some command, though all are made of clay. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 Some men pay the bills, while others fill the bill. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Some might consider him as too fond of fame; for the desire of glory clings even to the best men longer than any other passion. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry. 
Author: Gloria Steinem
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1934
  
 Some work of noble note may yet be done, Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 Someone once asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do and I gave the commonsensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true but incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage 
Author: Gloria Steinem
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1934
  
 Sorrow makes men sincere. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their mind; But to wise men, whereby to conceal it. 
Author: Robert South
Nationality: English
b. 4 September 1634  - d. 8 June 1716
  
 States are as the men, they grow out of human characters. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger. 
Author: Walter Bagehot
Nationality: English
b. 3 February 1826  - d. 28 March 1877
  
 Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men. 
Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Nationality: Japanese
b. December 1584  - d.  December 1645
  
 Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil deeds of men. 
Author: Demosthenes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Success is full of promises till men get it; and then it is as last year's nest, from which the bird has flown. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 Successful men usually snatch success from seeming failure. If they know there is such a word as defeat, they will not admit it. They may be whipped, but they are not aware of it. That is why they succeed. 
Author: A. P. Gouthey
Nationality: American   
 Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too. 
Author: Richard M. Nixon
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1913  - d. 22 April 1994
  
 Swiftly arose and spread around me the peace and knowledge that pass all the argument of the earth, And I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own, And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own, And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women my sisters and lovers, And that a kelson of the creation is love. 
Author: Walt Whitman
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1819  - d. 26 March 1892
  
 That a man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had. 
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Nationality: Scottish
b. 13 November 1850  - d. 3 December 1894
  
 That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent. 
Author: Aldous Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 26 July 1894  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 That is no country for old men. 
Author: W. B. Yeats
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 June 1865  - d. 28 January 1939
  
 That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach. 
Author: Aldous Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 26 July 1894  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 That which in mean men we entitle patience, is pale, cold cowardice in noble breasts. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in, and the best of me is diligence. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 That's another great big error on the part of the government. Three years go they said there's absolutely no possibility that there's any danger of the mad cow getting into human beings. And three years ago the farm minister actually fed his little girl, on television, a beef burger. Now every time he pops up, all the newspaper men are running after him with a hamburger, saying, 'Eat this!' So now of course nobody believes a word the government says about this matter. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. 
Author: John Locke
Nationality: English
b. 29 August 1632  - d. 28 October 1704
  
 The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 8 March 1841  - d. 6 March 1935
  
 The age of great men is going; The epoch of the ant-hill, Of life in multiplicity, is beginning. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 The agricultural population, says Cato, produces the bravest men, the most valiant soldiers, and a class of citizens the least given of all to evil designs. 
Author: Pliny the Elder
Nationality: Roman
b. December 23  - d.  December 79
  
 The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men. 
Author: James Beattie
Nationality: Scottish
b. 25 October 1735  - d. 18 August 1803
  
 The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads Do grow beneath their shoulders. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 The art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of our great men. 
Author: Captain J. A. Hatfield
Nationality: English   
 The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. 
Author: Joseph Conrad
Nationality: Polish
b. 3 December 1857  - d. 3 August 1924
  
 The best laid scemes o' mice and men Gang aft agley. 
Author: Robert Burns
Nationality: Scottish
b. 25 January 1759  - d. 21 July 1796
  
 The best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds. 
Author: Edgar A. Guest
Nationality: American
b. 20 August 1881  - d. 06 August 1964
  
 The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late. 
Author: Daniel Defoe
Nationality: English
b. December 1661  - d. 24 April 1731
  
 The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. 
Author: Francis Maitland Balfour
Nationality: British
b. 10 November 1851  - d. 19 July 1882
  
 The brave men who died in Vietnam, more than 100% of which were black, were the ultimate sacrifice. 
Author: Marion Barry
Nationality: American
b. 6 March 1936
  
 The bravest battle that ever was fought; Shall I tell you where and when? On the maps of the world you will find it not; It was fought by the mothers of men. 
Author: Joaquin Miller
Nationality: American
b. December 1841  - d.  December 1913
  
 The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God. 
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy
Nationality: Russian
b. 09 September 1828  - d. 20 November 1910
  
 The child was diseased at birth - stricken with an hereditary ill that only the most vital men are able to shake off. I mean poverty - the most deadly and prevalent of all diseases. 
Author: Eugene O'Neill
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1888  - d. 27 November 1953
  
 The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood; this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 The creed of our democracy is that liberty is acquired and kept by men and women who are strong and self-reliant, and possessed of such wisdom as God gives mankind, men and women who are just, and understanding, and generous to others, men and women who are capable of disciplining themselves. For they are the rulers and they must rule themselves. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come. 
Author: Dante Alighieri
Nationality: Italian
b. 14 May 1265  - d. 13 September 1321
  
 The day is for honest men, the night for thieves. 
Author: Euripides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 480  - d.  December 406
  
 The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of those pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplace, but which all experience refutes. 
Author: John Stuart Mill
Nationality: English
b. 20 May 1806  - d. 8 May 1873
  
 The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to an uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 The earth is given as a common for men to labor and live in. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies. 
Author: Henry Brooks Adams
Nationality: American
b. 16 February 1838  - d. 27 March 1918
  
 The enemy is like a woman, weak in face of opposition, but correspondingly strong when not opposed. In a quarrel with a man, it is natural for a woman to lose heart and run away when he faces up to her; on the other hand, if the man begins to be afraid and to give ground, her rage, vindictiveness and fury overflow and know no limit. 
Author: St. Ignatius Loyola
Nationality: Spanish
b. December 1491  - d.  December 1556
  
 The enthusiasm of old men is singularly like that of infancy. 
Author: Gérard de Nerval
Nationality: French
b. December 1808  - d.  December 1855
  
 The fact that boys are allowed to exist at all is evidence of a remarkable Christian forbearance among men. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 The fact that we are all trained to be mothers from infancy on means that we are all trained to devote our lives to men, whether they are our sons or not; that we are all trained to force other women to exemplify the lack of qualities which characterizes the cultural construct of femininity. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 The fame of great men ought always to be estimated by the means used to acquire it. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 The few men who have managed to reach heaven must be terribly spoiled by this time. 
Author: Edgar Watson Howe
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1853  - d. 3 October 1937
  
 The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on. 
Author: Walter Lippmann
Nationality: American
b. 23 September 1889  - d. 14 December 1974
  
 The final test of religious faith is whether it will enable men to endure insecurity without complacency or despair, whether it can so interpret the ancient verities that they will not become mere escape hatches from responsibilities but instruments of insights into what civilization means.  
Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1892  - d. 1 June 1971
  
 The first glance at History convinces us that the actions of men proceed from their needs, their passions, their characters and talents; and impresses us with the belief that such needs, passions and interests are the sole spring of actions. 
Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Nationality: German
b. 27 August 1770  - d. 14 November 1831
  
 The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. 
Author: Gloria Steinem
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1934
  
 The fundamental reason women do not achieve so greatly as men is that they have no wives. 
Author: Marjorie Nicholson
Nationality: American
b. December 1914  - d.  December 1997
  
 The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 The giants of the race have been men of concentration, who have struck sledge-hammer blows in one place until they have accomplished their purpose. The successful men of today are men of one overmastering idea, one unwavering aim, men of single and intense purpose. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 The glory of great men must always be measured by the means they have used to obtain it. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 The glory of the nation rests in the character of her men. And character comes from boyhood. Thus every boy is a challenge to his elders. 
Author: Herbert Clark Hoover
Nationality: American
b. 10 August 1874  - d. 20 October 1964
  
 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation. 
Author: Herman L. Hoeh
Nationality: American   
 The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life. 
Author: Lucan
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 November 39  - d. 30 April 65
  
 The gods play games with men as balls... In wondrous ways do the gods make sport with men. 
Author: Titus Maccius Plautus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 254  - d.  December 184
  
 The gods, likening themselves to all kinds of strangers, go in various disguises from city to city, observing the wrongdoing and the righteousness of men. 
Author: Homer
Nationality: Greek   
 The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better. 
Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
Nationality: American
b. December 1820  - d.  December 1904
  
 The graveyards are full of indispensable men. 
Author: Charles de Gaulle
Nationality: French
b. 22 November 1890  - d. 9 November 1970
  
 The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents. It is a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for community. It is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 The great society is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goods than with the quantity of their goods. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 The great successful men of the world have used their imagination they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building - steadily building. 
Author: Robert Joseph Collier
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1876  - d. 9 November 1918
  
 The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, But that they cease to love. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning, but without understanding. 
Author: Louis Brandeis
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1856  - d. 5 October 1941
  
 The Heavens seemed to men to fulfill the functions of father, and the Earth of mother. The former impregnated the earth with its fertilizing rains, and the earth, receiving them, became fruitful and brought forth. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light. 
Author: Felix Adler
Nationality: American
b. 13 August 1851  - d. 24 April 1933
  
 The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races: the men who borrow, and the men who lend. 
Author: Charles Lamb
Nationality: English
b. 10 February 1775  - d. 27 December 1834
  
 The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty. 
Author: Brooks Atkinson
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1894  - d. 14 January 1984
  
 The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, And wretches hang that jury-men may dine. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong are more powerful than is commonly understood... practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist... soon or late, it is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil. 
Author: John Maynard Keynes
Nationality: British
b. 05 June 1883  - d. 21 April 1946
  
 The imbecility of men is always inviting the impudence of power. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.  
Author: George Eliot
Nationality: English
b. 22 November 1819  - d. 22 December 1880
  
 The instinctive feeling of a great people is often wiser than its wisest men. 
Author: Lajos Kossuth
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 19 September 1802  - d. 20 March 1894
  
 The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct, not by their professions. 
Author: Junius
Nationality: English
b. December 1740  - d.  December 1818
  
 The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 The language of the men of medicine is a fearful concoction of sesquipedalian words, numbered by thousands. 
Author: Frederick Saunders
Nationality: American
b. December 1807  - d.  December 1902
  
 The life of states is like that of men. The latter have the right of killing in self-defense; the former to make wars for their own preservation. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reach us. So it is with great men who died centuries yers ago, but still reach us with the the radiation of their personalities. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 The love of justice in most men is only the fear of themselves suffering by injustice. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men more. 
Author: Colleen McCullough
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1937
  
 The madmen who have made men mad By their contagion; Conquerors and Kings, Founders of sects and systems. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots. 
Author: Rebecca West
Nationality: Irish
b. 21 December 1892  - d. 15 March 1983
  
 The majority of men are subjective toward themselves and objective toward all others, terribly objective sometimes, but the real task is in fact to be objective toward oneself and subjective toward all others. 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had. 
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Nationality: Scottish
b. 13 November 1850  - d. 3 December 1894
  
 The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them. 
Author: Conte di Cavour Camillo Benso
Nationality: Italian
b. 10 August 1810  - d. 7 June 1861
  
 The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.  
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 The men American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try and tell them the truth 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 The men and women who have the right ideals... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 The men who make history have not time to write it. 
Author: Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich
Nationality: Austrian
b. December 1773  - d.  December 1859
  
 The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves. 
Author: Herbert N. Casson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 September 1869  - d. 04 September 1951
  
 The men whom I have seen succeed best in life have always been cheerful and hopeful men, who went about their business with a smile on their faces and took the changes and chances of this mortal life like men, facing rough and smooth alike as it came. 
Author: Charles Kingsley
Nationality: English
b. 12 June 1819  - d. 23 January 1875
  
 The merit of great men is not understood, but by those who Are formed to be such themselves; genius speaks only to genius. 
Author: King Stanislaus Leszczynski
Nationality: Polish
b. 20 October 1677  - d. 23 February 1766
  
 The more I see of men, the less I like them. If I could say so of women too, all would be well. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs. 
Author: Madame Roland
Nationality: French
b. 17 March 1754  - d. 8 November 1793
  
 The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms -- this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 The most glorious exploits do not always furnish us with the clearest discoveries of virtue or vice in men. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 The most intellectual of men are moved quite as much by the circumstances which they are used to as by their own will. The active voluntary part of a man is very small, and if it were not economized by a sleepy kind of habit, its results would be null. 
Author: Walter Bagehot
Nationality: English
b. 3 February 1826  - d. 28 March 1877
  
 The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation - persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree. 
Author: Alexander Graham Bell
Nationality: American
b. 3 March 1847  - d. 2 August 1922
  
 The most terrible fight is not when there is one opinion against another, the most terrible is when two men say the same thing - and fight about the interpretation, and this interpretation involves a difference of quality. 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 The most unhappy of all men is he who believes himself to be so. 
Author: David Hume
Nationality: Scottish
b. 26 April 1711  - d. 25 August 1776
  
 The most virtuous of all men is he that contents himself with being virtuous without seeking to appear so. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 The nature of all men is so formed that they see and discriminate in the affairs of others, much better than in their own. 
Author: Terence
Nationality: Roman
b. December 185  - d.  December 159
  
 The nature of men and women - their essential nature - is so vile and despicable that if you were to portray a person as he really is, no one would believe you. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 The only real happy folk are married women and single men. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 The only tyrannies from which men, women and children are suffering in real life are the tyrannies of minorities. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 The opposite of what is rumored about men and things is often the truth. 
Author: Jean de la Bruyère
Nationality: French
b. 16 August 1645  - d. 10 May 1696
  
 The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 The pioneers of a warless world are the young men and women who refuse military service. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The plaintiff and defendant in an action at law, are like two men ducking their heads in a bucket, and daring each other to remain longest under water. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 The power of self-deception is great in the case of all men, but I incline to think that it is greatest in the case of a popular official such as a Bishop, who never hears anything but his own voice, and the sycophantic acclamations which it evokes. 
Author: Herbert Hensley Henson
Nationality: English
b. December 1863  - d.  December 1947
  
 The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use - of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public. 
Author: Robert F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1925  - d. 6 June 1968
  
 The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The punishment suffered by the wise who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of bad men. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 The purest treasure mortal time afford Is spotless reputation; that away, Men are but gilded loam or painted clay. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 The qualities of courage and compassion that we strive for in America also determine our conduct abroad. Our founders dedicated this country to the cause of human dignity, the rights of every person and the possibilities of every life. This conviction leads us into the world to help the afflicted, and defend the peace, and confound the designs of evil men. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt. 
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Nationality: Scottish
b. 15 August 1771  - d. 21 September 1832
  
 The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries. 
Author: Rene Descartes
Nationality: French
b. 31 March 1596  - d. 11 February 1650
  
 The real accomplishment of modern science and technology consists in taking ordinary men, informing them narrowly and deeply and then, through appropriate organization, arranging to have their knowledge combined with that of other specialized but equally ordinary men. This dispenses with the need for genius. The resulting performance, though less inspiring, is far more predictable. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers. 
Author: Sydney J. Harris
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1917  - d. 08 December 1986
  
 The real difference between men is energy. A strong will, a settled purpose, an invincible determination, can accomplish almost anything; and in this lies the distinction between great men and little men. 
Author: Thomas Fuller
Nationality: English
b. December 1608  - d. 16 August 1661
  
 The reason why all men honor love is because it looks up, and not down; Aspires and not despairs. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The religions of the world are the ejaculations of a few imaginative men. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The rescue of drowning men is a duty worth dying for, but not worth living for. It seems to me that all political duties (among which I include military duties) are of this kind. A man may have to die for our country: but no man must, in any exclusive sense, live for his country. He who surrenders himself without reservation to the temporal claims of a nation, or a party, or a class is rendering to Caesar that which, of all things, most emphatically belongs to God: himself. 
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The same words conceal and declare the thoughts of men. 
Author: Dionysius Cato
Nationality: Roman
b. December 300
  
 The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 The sinews of war are five - men, money, materials, maintenance (food), and morale. 
Author: Bernard Mannes Baruch
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1870  - d. 20 June 1965
  
 The soul of God is poured into the world through the thoughts of men. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The superiority of some men is merely local. They are great because their associates are little. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision. 
Author: Henry Kissinger
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1923
  
 The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin. 
Author: Jay Leno
Nationality: American
b. 28 April 1950
  
 The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune. 
Author: William Penn
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1644  - d. 30 June 1718
  
 The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 The traveller's-eye view of men and women is not satisfying. A man might spend his life in trains and restaurants and know nothing of humanity at the end. To know, one must be an actor as well as a spectator. 
Author: Aldous Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 26 July 1894  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The truth is so evident, so binding, and so generally acknowledged, that it is only necessary to put it clearly before men for the evil called war to become quite impossible. 
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy
Nationality: Russian
b. 09 September 1828  - d. 20 November 1910
  
 The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear. 
Author: Herbert Agar
Nationality: American
b. 29 September 1897  - d. 24 November 1980
  
 The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art, because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn, tired of common sense and civilization. 
Author: F. L. Lucas
Nationality: English
b. December 1894  - d.  December 1967
  
 The ultimate physical product of economic life is garbage, and the mental and muscular exhaustion of men. 
Author: Sir Garfield Barwick
Nationality: Australian
b. 22 June 1903  - d. 14 July 1997
  
 The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. 
Author: Herbert Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 27 April 1820  - d. 8 December 1903
  
 The US risks falling into a Soviet-style quagmire if it attacks Afghanistan. Osama bin Laden and his men will disperse in the mountains and this could cause another 20,000 deaths. 
Author: Muammar al-Gaddafi
Nationality: Libyan
b. 07 June 1942
  
 The very thing that men think they have got the most of, they have got the least of; and that is judgment. 
Author: Josh Billings
Nationality: American
b. 20 April 1818  - d. 14 October 1885
  
 The vigorous are no better than the lazy during one half of life, for all men are alike when asleep. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 The whole art of politics consists in directing rationally the irrationalities of men. 
Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1892  - d. 1 June 1971
  
 The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence. 
Author: Thomas Clayton Wolfe
Nationality: American
b. 3 October 1900  - d. 15 September 1938
  
 The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters 
Author: Frederick Douglass
Nationality: American
b. December 1817  - d. 20 February 1895
  
 The whole world is strewn with snares, traps, gins and pitfalls for the capture of men by women. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 The wisest men follow their own direction. 
Author: Euripides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 480  - d.  December 406
  
 The wish to be independent of all men, and not to be under obligation to any one is the sure sign of a soul without tenderness. 
Author: Joseph Joubert
Nationality: French
b. 7 May 1754  - d. 4 May 1824
  
 The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth-rate men. 
Author: Henry Brooks Adams
Nationality: American
b. 16 February 1838  - d. 27 March 1918
  
 The world does not owe men a living, but business, if it is to fulfill its ideal, owes men an opportunity to earn a living. 
Author: Owen D. Young
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1874  - d. 11 June 1962
  
 The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1809  - d. 7 October 1894
  
 The young of Australia will always travel, they will always seek fun in different parts, they will always reach out to the young of other nations, they will always be open, fun-loving and decent men and women. 
Author: John Howard
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 July 1939
  
 Then we are assured by Sartre that owing to the final disappearance of God our liberty is absolute! At this the entire audience waves its hat or claps its hands. But this natural enthusiasm is turned abruptly into something much less buoyant when it is learnt that this liberty weighs us down immediately with tremendous responsibilities. We now have to take all God's worries on our shoulders - now that we are become ''men like gods.'' It is at this point that the Anxiety and Despondency begin, ending in utter despair. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 Then what is the nature of men? Blown up bladders! 
Author: Epicharmus
Nationality: Canadian
b. December 540  - d.  December 450
  
 Théoden: So much death. What can men do in the face of such reckless hatred? Aragorn: Ride out and meet them.  
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 There are a lot of men who are healthier at age fifty then they have ever been before, because a lot of their fear is gone. 
Author: Robert Elwood Bly
Nationality: American
b. 223 December 1926
  
 There are men I could spend eternity with, but not this life. 
Author: Kathleen Thompson Norris
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1880  - d. 18 January 1966
  
 There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters. 
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Nationality: Spanish
b. 29 September 1547  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors....But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity. 
Author: Claude Adrien Helvétius
Nationality: French
b. 26 January 1715  - d. 26 December 1771
  
 There are more fools than wise men; and even in wise men, more folly than wisdom. 
Author: Nicolas Chamfort
Nationality: French
b. 6 April 1741  - d. 13 April 1794
  
 There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest. 
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 There are some things which men confess with ease, and others with difficulty. 
Author: Epictetus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 55  - d.  December 135
  
 There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive. 
Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater
Nationality: Swiss
b. 15 November 1741  - d. 2 January 1801
  
 There are three sexes - men, women, and clergymen. 
Author: Sydney Smith
Nationality: English
b. 3 June 1771  - d. 22 February 1845
  
 There are two kinds of men That seems quite clear One sees bamboo as grass And one as spear. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 There are two kinds of personality cults. One is a healthy personality cult, that is, to worship men like Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Stalin. Because they hold the truth in their hands. The other is a false personality cult, i.e. not analysed and blind worship. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1976
  
 There are two modes of establishing our reputation: to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the former, because it will invariably be accompanied by the latter. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 There aren't any great men. There are just great challenges that ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet. 
Author: Admiral Bull F. Halsey
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1882  - d. 16 August 1959
  
 There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talent. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 There is a paradox in pride: it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 There is a terrible war coming, and these young men who have never seen war cannot wait for it to happen, but I tell you, I wish that I owned every slave in the South, for I would free them all to avoid this war. 
Author: Robert E. Lee
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1807  - d. 12 September 1870
  
 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. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 There is always danger in circumstances of abundance. The inferior man pushes forward through excessive ambition, thereby losing touch with men of talent and virtue in positions below him. 
Tome: I Ching
Nationality: Chinese   
 There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in a war, and some men are wounded, and some men are stationed in the Antarctic and some are stationed in San Francisco. It's very hard in military or personal life to assure complete equality. Life is unfair. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 There is little hope for democracy if the hearts of men and women in democratic societies cannot be touched by a call to something greater than themselves. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 There is no act more moral between men than that of rule And obedience. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 There is no lie that many men will not believe; there is no man who does not believe many lies; And there is no man who believes only lies. 
Author: John Sterling
Nationality: British
b. 20 July 1806  - d. 18 September 1844
  
 There is nothing by which men display their character so much as in what they consider ridiculous... Fools and sensible men are equally innocuous. It is in the half fools and the half wise that the great danger lies. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little, and therefore men should remedy suspicion by procuring to know more, and not keep their suspicions in smother. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do. 
Author: Marquis de Vauvenargues Luc de Clapiers
Nationality: French
b. 6 August 1715  - d. 28 May 1747
  
 There is nothing to which men cling more tenaciously than the privileges of class. 
Author: Leonard Sidney Woolf
Nationality: British
b. 25 November 1880  - d. 14 July 1969
  
 There is only one reason why men become addicted to drugs, they are weak men. Only strong men are cured, and they cure themselves. 
Author: Dr. Martin Henry Fischer
Nationality: British
b. December 1879  - d.  December 1962
  
 There is such a thing as a general revolution which changes the taste of men as it changes the fortunes of the world. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 There is such malice in men as to rejoice in misfortunes And from another's woes to draw delight. 
Author: Terence
Nationality: Roman
b. December 185  - d.  December 159
  
 There is this paradox in pride-it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 There will be vice as long as there are men. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 There's music in the sighing of a reed; There's music in the gushing of a rill; There's music in all things, if men had ears: Their earth is but an echo of the spheres. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 They are the weakest-minded and the hardest-hearted men that most love change. 
Author: Walter Winchell
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1897  - d. 20 February 1972
  
 They do best who, if they cannot but admit Love, yet make it keep quarter; and sever it wholly from their serious affairs and actions of life; for if it check once with Business, it troubleth Men's Fortunes, and maketh Men, that they can no ways be true to their own ends. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men. 
Author: Clare Boothe Luce
Nationality: American
b. 10 April 1903  - d. 9 October 1987
  
 This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men. 
Author: Captain J. A. Hadfield
Nationality: American   
 This country now presents what, to European eyes, are strange phenomena: An enormous amount of wealth in the hands of men utterly illiterate, and The learned professions, including the church, with very little learning to divide amongst them and The mercantile classes of all grades very much below the standard of their congeners in western Europe in literary and intellectual tastes. 
Author: Charles Badham
Nationality: Australian
b. 19 July 1813  - d. 27 February 1884
  
 This country was not built by men who relied on somebody else to take care of them. It was built by men who relied on themselves, who dared to shape their own lives, who had enough courage to blaze new trails - enough confidence themselves to take the necessary risks. 
Author: J. Ollie Edmunds
Nationality: Australian   
 This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 This I know - if all men should take their troubles to the market to barter with their neighbors, not one, when he had seen the troubles of other men, but would be glad to carry his own home again. 
Author: Herodotus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 484  - d.  December 425
  
 Those wanting wit affect gravity, and go by the name of solid men. 
Author: John Dryden
Nationality: English
b. 19 August 1631  - d. 12 May 1700
  
 Those who are envious and mischievous, who are the lowest Among men, are cast by Me into the ocean of material existence, into various demoniac species of life. 
Tome: Bhagavad Gita
Nationality: English   
 Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it Confucius All truth is safe and nothing else is safe, but he who keeps back truth, or withholds it from men, from motives of expediency, is either a coward or a criminal. 
Author: James Russell Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1819  - d. 12 August 1891
  
 Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. 
Author: Frederick Douglass
Nationality: American
b. December 1817  - d. 20 February 1895
  
 Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 Though men now possess the power to dominate and exploit every corner of the natural world, nothing in that fact implies that they have the right or the need to do so.  
Author: Edward Abbey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1927  - d. 14 March 1989
  
 Thousand were submitted to the cruelest torture these men could devise; the flesh of their victims was torn with red hot pincers, and molten lead poured into the wounds; many suffered the agonies of the hoist and the water torture; some were racked to death; some were burned at the stake; every means of dealing pain and indignity to the human body was explored; and all this was done in the name of One who had commanded his followers to love one another. 
Author: Eleanor Hibbert
Nationality: British
b. 01 September 1906  - d. 18 January 1993
  
 Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. He paused, and then said in a deep voice, 'This is the Master-Ring, the One Ring to rule them all. This is the One Ring lost many years ago, to the great weakening of its maker's power. Now, he greatly desires to have it again, - but he must NOT get it' 
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving. 
Author: Henry Ford
Nationality: American
b. 30 July 1863  - d. 7 April 1947
  
 'Tis after death that we measure men. 
Author: Admiral Sir James Barron Hope
Nationality: English
b. December 1808  - d.  December 1881
  
 To attract men, I wear a perfume called 'New Car Interior.' 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 To be a leader of men one must turn one's back on men. 
Author: Henry Havelock Ellis
Nationality: British
b. 24 July 1859  - d. 03 October 1939
  
 To be well informed, one must read quickly a great number of merely instructive books. To be cultivated, one must read slowly and with a lingering appreciation the comparatively few books that have been written by men who lived, thought, and felt with style. 
Author: Aldous Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 26 July 1894  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse. 
Author: John Quincy Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 July 1767  - d. 23 February 1848
  
 To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men - that is genius. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true! 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 To get something done a committee should consist of three men, two of whom are absent. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 To great men the whole world is a sepulchre. 
Author: Thucydides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 460  - d.  December 395
  
 To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull facilities can comprehend only in the most primitive forms--this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the ranks of the devoutly religious men. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 To mortal men great loads allotted to be; But of all packs no pack like poverty. 
Author: Robert Herrick
Nationality: English
b. December 1591  - d.  December 1674
  
 To say that a man lieth, is as much to say, as that he is brave towards God, and a coward towards Men. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 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. 
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy
Nationality: Russian
b. 09 September 1828  - d. 20 November 1910
  
 To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Too austere a philosophy makes few wise men; too rigorous politics, few good subjects; too hard a religion, few persons whose devotion is of long continuance. 
Author: Charles de Saint-Evremond
Nationality: French
b. 01 April 1610  - d. 29 September 1703
  
 Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression. 
Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 10 October 1884  - d. 7 November 1962
  
 Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries. 
Author: Rene Descartes
Nationality: French
b. 31 March 1596  - d. 11 February 1650
  
 True courage is cool and calm. The bravest of men have the least of a brutal, bullying insolence, and in the very time of danger are found the most serene and free. 
Author: Anthony Ashley-Cooper
Nationality: English
b. 26 February 1671  - d. 4 February 1713
  
 True goodness springs from a man's own heart. All men are born good. 
Author: Confucius
Nationality: Chinese
b. 28 September 551  - d.  December 479
  
 Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Truth and, by consequence, liberty, will always be the chief power of honest men. 
Author: Madame de Stael
Nationality: American   
 Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Truth sits upon the lips of dying men. 
Author: Matthew Arnold
Nationality: English
b. 24 December 1822  - d. 15 April 1888
  
 Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years. 
Author: Frederick Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. December 1807  - d.  December 1898
  
 Two men please God -Who serves Him with all his heart because he knows Him; Who seeks Him with all his heart because he knows Him not. 
Author: Count Nikita Ivanovich Panin
Nationality: Russian
b. December 1718  - d.  December 1783
  
 Underlying the whole scheme of civilization is the confidence men have in each other, confidence in their integrity, confidence in their honesty, confidence in their future. 
Author: Bourke Cockran
Nationality: American
b. 28 February 1854  - d. 01 March 1923
  
 Unless men see a beauty and delight in the worship of God, they will not do it willingly. 
Author: John Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. December 1560  - d.  December 1622
  
 Until one feels the spirit of Christmas, there is no Christmas.All else is outward display - so much tinsel and decorations.For it isn't the holly, it isn't the snow.It isn't the tree not the firelight's glow.It's the warmth that comes to the hearts of men when the Christmas spirit returns again. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Welsh   
 Up the airy mountain, Down the rushy glen, We daren't go a-hunting, For fear of little men. 
Author: William Allingham
Nationality: Irish
b. 19 March 1824  - d. 18 November 1889
  
 Vain-glorious men are the scorn of the wise, the admiration of fools, the idols of paradise, and the slaves of their own vaunts. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Virtue is more to man than either water or fire. I have seen men die from treading on water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue. 
Author: Confucius
Nationality: Chinese
b. 28 September 551  - d.  December 479
  
 Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it. 
Author: Edgar Watson Howe
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1853  - d. 3 October 1937
  
 Virtuous men do good by setting themselves up as models before the public, but I do good by setting myself up as a warning. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 War destroys men, but luxury destroys mankind; at once corrupts the body and the mind. 
Author: John Crowne
Nationality: English
b. December 1641  - d.  December 1712
  
 War is always the same. It is young men dying in the fullness of their promise. It is trying to kill a man that you do not even know well enough to hate. Therefore, to know war is to know that there is still madness in the world. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: English   
 War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. 
Author: John Stuart Mill
Nationality: English
b. 20 May 1806  - d. 8 May 1873
  
 War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men. 
Author: Georges Clemenceau
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1841  - d. 24 November 1929
  
 War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it. 
Author: George Farquhar
Nationality: Irish
b. December 1678  - d. 29 April 1707
  
 We assume that politicians are without honor. We read their statements trying to crack the code. The scandals of their politics: not so much that men in high places lie, only that they do so with such indifference, so endlessly, still expecting to be believed. We are accustomed to the contempt inherent in the political lie. 
Author: Adrienne Rich
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1929
  
 We believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 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 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 We can only change the world by changing men. 
Author: Charles Wells
Nationality: Greek   
 We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as courses, and they come back to us as effects. 
Author: Herman Melville
Nationality: American
b. 1 August 1819  - d. 28 September 1891
  
 We do not judge men by what they are in themselves, but by what they are relatively to us. 
Author: Anne Swetchine
Nationality: Russian
b. December 1782  - d.  December 1857
  
 We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers. 
Author: Booker T. Washington
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1856  - d. 14 November 1915
  
 We don't want to fight, but, by jingo if we do, We've got the ships, we've got the men, we've got the money too. 
Author: G. W. Hunt
Nationality: American
b. December 1829  - d.  December 1904
  
 We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. ' 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. ... We have truly entered the century of the educated man. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: American   
 We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 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. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 We live under a government of men and morning newspapers. 
Author: Wendell Phillips
Nationality: American
b. December 1811  - d.  December 1884
  
 We need men who can dream of things that never were. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 We owe most of what we know to about one hundred men. We owe most of what we have suffered to another hundred or so. 
Author: R. W. Dickson
Nationality: American   
 We seem to want mass production, but we must remember that men are individuals not to be satisfactorily dealt with in masses, and the making of men is more important than the production of things. 
Author: Ralph Washington Sockman
Nationality: American
b. 01 October 1889  - d. 29 August 1970
  
 We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 We train leaders, organisation men if you like... people who make other people do what they want them to do, without them realising it. 
Author: B. Travers
Nationality: Australian   
 We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. 
Author: Dr. Viktor Emil Frankl
Nationality: Austrian
b. 26 March 1905  - d. 02 September 1997
  
 'We will make such a chase as shall be accounted a marvel among the Three Kindreds: Elves, Dwarves and Men. Forth the Three Hunters!' Like a deer he sprang away. Through the trees he sped. On and on he led them, tireless and swift, now that his mind was at last made up. The woods about the lake they left behind. Long slopes they climbed, dark, hard-edged against the sky already red with sunset. They passed away, grey shadows in a stony land. 
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we emember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment, unpopular. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 We will speed the day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing ... Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty, I'm free at last. 
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 January 1929  - d. 4 April 1968
  
 Wealth is of all things the most esteemed by men and has the greatest power of all things in the world. 
Author: Euripides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 480  - d.  December 406
  
 What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage. 
Author: Bruce Fairchild Barton
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1886  - d. 5 June 1967
  
 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. 
Author: Saint Augustine
Nationality: Numidian
b. 13 November 354  - d. 28 August 430
  
 What fates impose, that men must needs abide; It boots not to resist both wind and tide. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods? The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented; who are they to overtop their fellows? And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses? -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men. 
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind. 
Author: Walter Bagehot
Nationality: English
b. 3 February 1826  - d. 28 March 1877
  
 What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support, That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 What is it men in women do require? The lineaments of gratified desire. What is it women do in men require? The lineaments of gratified desire. 
Author: William Blake
Nationality: English
b. 28 November 1757  - d. 12 August 1827
  
 What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 What is so beneficial to the people as liberty, which we see not only to be greedily sought after by men, but also by beasts, and to be preferred to all things. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 What luck for rulers that men do not think. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them when they please. 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 What men call gallantry, and gods adultery, Is much more common where the climate's sultry. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 What men desire is a virgin who is a whore. 
Author: Edward Dahlberg
Nationality: American
b. December 1900  - d.  December 1977
  
 What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral. 
Author: James Russell Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1819  - d. 12 August 1891
  
 What men usually ask for when they pray to God is, that two and two may not make four. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 What men want is not talent; it is purpose; in other words, not the power to achieve, but the will to labour. 
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 Whatever one man is capable of conceiving, other men will be able to achieve. 
Author: Jules Gabriel Verne
Nationality: French
b. 08 February 1828  - d. 24 March 1905
  
 Whatever they may be in public life, whatever their relations with men, in their relations with women, all men are rapists and that's all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, their codes. 
Author: Marilyn French
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1929  - d. 02 May 2009
  
 Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied: 'Only stand out of my light.' Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light. 
Author: John W. Gardner
Nationality: English
b. 8 October 1912  - d. 16 February 2002
  
 When Blaze and Big Mike were working around in boiler suits, they were men. When they dressed best, they looked cheap lares, the type you see leaning against the hotel or the general store. 
Author: Kylie Tennant
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 March 1912  - d. 28 February 1988
  
 When clouds are seen wise men put on their cloaks. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 When flowers are full of heaven-descended dews, they always hang their heads; but men hold theirs the higher the more they receive, getting proud as they get full. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly. 
Author: Hilaire Belloc
Nationality: British
b. 27 July 1870  - d. 16 July 1953
  
 When holy and devout religious men Are at their beads, 'tis hard to draw them thence; So sweet is zealous contemplation. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 When I am stranded in an old, empty chateau, many kilometres from civilisation, surrounded by a gang of unshaven, disreputable-looking men, I tend to be cautious and take things seriously. 
Author: Nancy Wake
Nationality: New Zealander
b. 30 August 1912
  
 When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat: Yet, fooled with hope, men favour the deceit. 
Author: John Dryden
Nationality: English
b. 19 August 1631  - d. 12 May 1700
  
 When it's dark enough men see stars. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 When men are employed, they are best contented; for on the days they worked they were good-natured and cheerful, and, with the consciousness of having done a good day's work, they spent the evening jollily; but on our idle days they were mutinous and quarrelsome. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time. 
Author: Edgar Watson Howe
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1853  - d. 3 October 1937
  
 When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 When men exercise their reason coolly and freely on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions, if they are to be called, will be the same. 
Author: Alexander Hamilton
Nationality: American
b. 11 January 1757  - d. 12 July 1804
  
 When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 When men have gone so far as to talk as though their idols have come to life, it is time that someone broke them. 
Author: Richard Henry Tawney
Nationality: English
b. 30 November 1880  - d. 16 January 1962
  
 When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 When men understand what each other mean, they see, for the most part, that controversy is either superfluous or hopeless. 
Author: Cardinal John Henry Newman
Nationality: English
b. 21 February 1801  - d. 11 August 1890
  
 When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 When some men dance they're all feet, and when they stop they're all hand 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 When the gods were more manlike, Men were more godlike. 
Author: Friedrich von Schiller
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1759  - d. 09 May 1805
  
 When the Son of God became man to enable men to become the sons of God. 
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary. 
Author: William Wrigley Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 30 September 1861  - d. 26 January 1932
  
 When worthy men fall out, only one of them may be faulty first; but if the strife continue long, both commonly Become guilty. 
Author: Thomas Fuller
Nationality: English
b. December 1608  - d. 16 August 1661
  
 When you are unhappy or dissatisfied, is there anything in the world more maddening than to be told that you should be contented with your lot? 
Author: Kathleen Thompson Norris
Nationality: American
b. 16 July 1880  - d. 18 January 1966
  
 Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned. 
Author: Heinrich Heine
Nationality: German
b. 13 December 1797  - d. 17 February 1856
  
 Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much. 
Author: Walter Lippmann
Nationality: American
b. 23 September 1889  - d. 14 December 1974
  
 Where in such a life were to be found the pomp and splendor, the ceremonial robes, the swinging censer, the fat incomes and the splendid palaces? Yet these were the signs of rank and importance necessary to induce that hypnotic state in which men might worship themselves whilst feigning to worship God. 
Author: Eleanor Hibbert
Nationality: British
b. 01 September 1906  - d. 18 January 1993
  
 Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 Wherever books are burned, men too are eventually burned. 
Author: Heinrich Heine
Nationality: German
b. 13 December 1797  - d. 17 February 1856
  
 While God waits for His temple to be built of love, men bring stones. 
Author: Sir Rabindranath Tagore
Nationality: Indian
b. 7 May 1861  - d. 7 August 1941
  
 While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Whoever is aware of his own failing will not find fault with the failings of other men. 
Author: Saadi
Nationality: Persian
b. December 1184  - d.  December 1291
  
 Whom men fear they hate, and whom they hate, they wish dead. 
Author: Quintus Ennius
Nationality: Roman
b. December 239  - d.  December 169
  
 Why do strong arms fatigue themselves with frivolous dumbbells? To dig a vineyard is worthier exercise for men. 
Author: Marcus Valerius Martialis
Nationality: Latin
b. December 43  - d.  December 104
  
 Why should not old men be mad? 
Author: W. B. Yeats
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 June 1865  - d. 28 January 1939
  
 Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world Like a Colossus; and we petty men Walk under his huge legs. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Wise men argue causes, and fools decide them. 
Author: Anacharsis
Nationality: Scythian
b. December 600
  
 Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Wise men have more to learn of fools than fools of wise men. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 Wise men ne'er sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Wise men never sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise. 
Author: Marcus Porcius Cato the Elder
Nationality: Roman
b. December 234  - d.  December 149
  
 Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Wise men reserve the right to change their opinion. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost. 
Author: William Garrison
Nationality: American
b. 12 December 1805  - d. 24 May 1879
  
 With words we govern men. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men. 
Author: Confucius
Nationality: Chinese
b. 28 September 551  - d.  December 479
  
 Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. 
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Nationality: American
b. 7 July 1907  - d. 8 May 1988
  
 Women are an enslaved population - the crop we harvest is children, the fields we work are houses. Women are forced into committing sexual acts with men that violate integrity because the universal religion - contempt for women - has as its first commandment that women exist purely as sexual fodder for men. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Women are not altogether in the wrong when they refuse the rules of life prescribed in the world, forsomuch as only men have established them without their consent. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 Women are what men make them. Why, a woman can't bear a child without it being received into the hands of a male doctor: it is baptized by a fat old male parson; a girl goes through life obeying laws made by men; and if she breaks them, a male magistrate sends her to a gaol where a male warder handles her and looks in her cell at night to see she's all right. If she gets so far as to be hanged, a male hangman puts the rope round her neck; she is buried by a male gravedigger; and she goes to Heaven ruled over by a male God or a hell managed by a male devil. Isn't it a wonder men didn't make the devil a woman? 
Author: Louisa Lawson
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 February 1848  - d. 12 August 1920
  
 Women dissemble their passions better than men, but men subdue their passions better than women. 
Author: Sir Richard Steele
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 March 1672  - d. 1 September 1729
  
 Women hate revolutions and revolutionists. They like men who are docile, and well-regarded at the bank, and never late at meals. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Women must come off the pedestal. Men put us up there to get us out of the way. 
Author: Viscountess Rhonda
Nationality: American
b. December 1883  - d.  December 1958
  
 Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, But, they also get more notoriety when they crash. 
Author: Amelia Earhart
Nationality: American
b. 24 July 1897  - d. 02 July 1937
  
 Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others. 
Author: Amelia Earhart
Nationality: American
b. 24 July 1897  - d. 02 July 1937
  
 Women want mediocre men, and men are working to become as mediocre as possible. 
Author: Margaret Mead
Nationality: American
b. 16 December 1901  - d. 15 November 1978
  
 Women who buy perfume and flowers for themselves because their men won't do it are called 'self basting'. 
Author: Adair Lara
Nationality: American   
 Women, for centuries not having access to pornography and now unable to bear looking at the muck on the supermarket shelves, are astonished. Women do not believe that men believe what pornography says about women. But they do. From the worst to the best of them, they do 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 ''Women's fashion'' is a euphemism for fashion created by men for women. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Yes, I am proud; I must be proud to see Men not afraid of God, afraid of me. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 Yesterday the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, ''that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.'' 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 You common cry of curs! whose breath I hate As reek o' the rotten fens, whose loves I prize As the dead carcasses of unburied men That do corrupt my air, -I banish you. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it's a little thing, do something for others - something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. 
Author: Albert Schweitzer
Nationality: French
b. 14 January 1875  - d. 4 September 1965
  
 You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together. 
Author: Henry Ford
Nationality: American
b. 30 July 1863  - d. 7 April 1947
  
 Young man, there is America - which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men, and uncouth manners; yet shall, before you taste of death, show itself equal to the whole of that commerce which now attracts the envy of the world. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 Young men think old men are fools; But old men know young men are fools. 
Author: George Chapman
Nationality: English
b. December 1557  - d. 12 May 1634
  
 Zeal is fit only for wise men but is found mostly in fools. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 One reason why men and women lose their heads so often is that they use them so little! It is the same with everything. If we have anything that is valuable, it must be put to some sort of use. If a man's muscles are neglected, he soon has none, or rather none worth mentioning. The more the mind is used the more flexible it becomes, and the more it takes upon itself new interests. 
Author: George Matthew Adams
Nationality: American
b. 23 August 1878  - d. 29 October 1962
  
 If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one; go ahead, get married. 
Author: Oliver Herford
Nationality: American
b. December 1863  - d.  December 1935
  
 A few men own from ten thousand to two hundred thousand acres each. The poor Laborer can find no resting place, save on the barren mountain, or in the trackless desert.  
Author: Denis Kearney
Nationality: American
b. December 1847  - d.  December 1907
  
 Our moneyed men have ruled us for the past thirty years. Under the flag of the slaveholder they hoped to destroy our liberty. 
Author: Denis Kearney
Nationality: American
b. December 1847  - d.  December 1907
  
 Tools arm the man. One can well say that man is capable of bringing forth a world; he lacks only the necessary apparatus, the corresponding armature of his sensory tools. The beginning is there. Thus the principle of a warship lies in the idea of the shipbuilder, who is able to incorporate this thought by making himself into a gigantic machine, as it were, through a mass of men and appropriate tools and materials. Thus the idea of a moment often required monstrous organs, monstrous masses of materials, and man is therefore a potential, if not an actual creator. 
Author: Novalis
Nationality: German
b. 02 May 1772  - d. 25 March 1801
  
 There are men who would quickly love each other if once they were speak to each other; for when they spoke they would discover that their souls had only separated by phantoms and delusions. 
Author: Ernest Hello
Nationality: French
b. December 1828  - d.  December 1885
  
 That's what my mother did. And my father was the first person she'd met who treated her kindly. She was terrified of men, and she married a very meek, kind, dear man. And she had the upper hand. She ruled the roost.  
Author: Lynn Johnston
Nationality: Canadian
b. 28 May 1947
  
 People in Hollywood are not showmen, they're maintenance men, pandering to what they think their audiences want 
Author: Terry Vance Gilliam
Nationality: British
b. 22 November 1940
  
 All men are not slimy warthogs. Some men are silly giraffes, some woebegone puppies, some insecure frogs. But if one is not careful, those slimy warthogs can ruin it for all the others. 
Author: Cynthia Heimel
Nationality: American   
 Nothing is lost upon a man who is bent upon growth; nothing wasted on one who is always preparing for life. By keeping eyes, mind, and heart open to nature, men, books, experience, and what he gathers, serves him at unexpected moments, in unforeseen 
Author: Hamilton Wright Mabie
Nationality: American
b. December 1846  - d.  December 1916
  
 You may depend upon it that they are as good hearts to serve men in palaces as in cottages. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 The lives of men who produced such marvelous verses could not be otherwise than lovely. 
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 Women were weeping all about; work was suspended. Nearly all the men have already departed for war. 
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection, and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles. If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.  
Author: J. Ernest Renan
Nationality: French
b. December 1823  - d.  December 1892
  
 The greatest men of a nation are those it puts to death. 
Author: J. Ernest Renan
Nationality: French
b. December 1823  - d.  December 1892
  
 To conceive the good, in fact, is not sufficient; it must be made to succeed among men. To accomplish this less pure paths must be followed.  
Author: J. Ernest Renan
Nationality: French
b. December 1823  - d.  December 1892
  
 The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead.  
Author: Jules Renard
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1864  - d. 22 May 1910
  
 It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy. 
Author: John Davison Rockefeller Sr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1839  - d.  December 1937
  
 Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conquerer. Kill everyone, and you are a god. 
Author: Jean Rostand
Nationality: French
b. 30 October 1894  - d. 04 September 1977
  
 Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.  
Author: Jean Rostand
Nationality: French
b. 30 October 1894  - d. 04 September 1977
  
 There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past. 
Author: Jean Rostand
Nationality: French
b. 30 October 1894  - d. 04 September 1977
  
 To say of men that they are bad is to say they are worse than we think we are, or worse than the ideal man whose image we have built up on the basis of a certain few. 
Author: Jean Rostand
Nationality: French
b. 30 October 1894  - d. 04 September 1977
  
 We are not nanve enough to ask for pure men; we ask merely for men whose impurity does not conflict with the obligations of their job. 
Author: Jean Rostand
Nationality: French
b. 30 October 1894  - d. 04 September 1977
  
 You could not receive a young man in your room; you might be permitted to have him to tea in one of the public reception rooms, but you could accept no invitation from young men to tea or other entertainment without a chaperone from the College. 
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 It is only when you look now and see success that you say that it was good fortune. It was not. We lost 250 of our best young men. I felt every one.  
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 I tread in the footsteps of illustrious men. In receiving from the people the sacred trust confided to my illustrious predecessor. 
Author: Martin van Buren
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1782  - d. 24 July 1862
  
 Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfilment. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 And then when all around grows dark, when we feel utterly alone, when all men right and left pass us by and know us not, a forgotten feeling rises in the breast. 
Author: Friedrich Max Müller
Nationality: German
b. 06 December 1823  - d. 28 October 1900
  
 What is the most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 Military pay has been allowed to lag behind to the point where career enlisted men with families to feed have been forced to resort to food stamps. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 The music and TV business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side 
Author: Hunter Stockton Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1937  - d. 20 February 2005
  
 It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will. 
Author: Kenneth Peacock Tynan
Nationality: English
b. December 1927  - d.  December 1980
  
 This is a tale of a meeting of two lonesome, skinny, fairly old white men on a planet which was dying fast. 
Author: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1922
  
 Men are often capable of greater things than they perform - They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent. 
Author: Horace Walpole
Nationality: English
b. December 1717  - d.  December 1797
  
 Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men. 
Author: Elwyn Brooks White
Nationality: American
b. 11 July 1899  - d. 01 October 1985
  
 Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; - that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 Let not men then in the pride of power, use the same arguments that tyrannic kings and venal ministers have used, and fallaciously assert that women ought to be subjected because she has always been so. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 Men neglect the duties incumbent on man, yet are treated like demi-gods; religion is also separated from morality by a ceremonial veil, yet men wonder that the world is almost, literally speaking, a den of sharpers or oppressors. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 What, but the rapacity of the only men who exercised their reason, the priests, secured such vast property to the church, when a man gave his perishable substance to save himself from the dark torments of purgatory. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 I'm the most gregarious of men and love good company, but never less alone when alone. 
Author: Peter O'toole
Nationality: Irish
b. 2 August 1932
  
 Four men are missing; R., Sorel and two emigrants. They set out this morning after buffalo, and have not yet made their appearance; whether killed or lost, we cannot tell. 
Author: Francis Parkman
Nationality: American
b. 16 September 1823  - d. 08 November 1893
  
 Here society is reduced to its original elements, the whole fabric of art and conventionality is struck rudely to pieces, and men find themselves suddenly brought back to the wants and resources of their original natures. 
Author: Francis Parkman
Nationality: American
b. 16 September 1823  - d. 08 November 1893
  
 We were in all four men with eight animals; for besides the spare horses led by Shaw and myself, an additional mule was driven along with us as a reserve in case of accident. 
Author: Francis Parkman
Nationality: American
b. 16 September 1823  - d. 08 November 1893
  
 A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a thousand men with guns. 
Author: Mario Gianluigi Puzo
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1920  - d. 02 July 1999
  
 There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously removes or at least alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends. 
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Nationality: Spanish
b. 29 September 1547  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 The military mind is indeed a menace. Old-fashioned futurity that sees only men fighting and dying in smoke and fire; hears nothing more civilized than a cannonade; scents nothing but the stink of battle-wounds and blood. 
Author: Sean O'Casey
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 March 1880  - d. 18 September 1964
  
 Wealth often takes away chances from men as well as poverty. There is none to tell the rich to go on striving, for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life. 
Author: Sean O'Casey
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 March 1880  - d. 18 September 1964
  
 Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage. 
Author: Charles Simmons
Nationality: Irish   
 A service of worship is primarily a service to God. When we realize this and act upon it, we make it a service to men. 
Author: Ralph Washington Sockman
Nationality: American
b. 01 October 1889  - d. 29 August 1970
  
 Men are just as sensitive, and in some ways more sensitive, than women are. 
Author: Barbara de Angelis
Nationality: American   
 Men aren't the way they are because they want to drive women crazy; they've been trained to be that way for thousands of years. And that training makes it very difficult for men to be intimate. 
Author: Barbara de Angelis
Nationality: American   
 Women complain about sex more often than men. Their gripes fall into two major categories: (1) Not enough. (2) Too much. 
Author: Ann Landers
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1918  - d. 22 June 2002
  
 Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does. 
Author: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1892  - d. 19 October 1950
  
 Men, who are rogues individually, are in the mass very honorable people. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Society is the union of men and not the men themselves. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 There is only one thing that can form a bond between men, and that is gratitude. We cannot give someone else greater power over us than we have ourselves. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others. 
Author: John Woolman
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1720  - d. 7 October 1772
  
 Through the humbling dispensations of Divine Providence, men are sometimes fitted for his service. 
Author: John Woolman
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1720  - d. 7 October 1772
  
 We may see ourselves crippled and halting, and from a strong bias to things pleasant and easy find an impossibility to advance forward; but things impossible with men are possible with God; and our wills being made subject to his, all temptations are surmountable. 
Author: John Woolman
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1720  - d. 7 October 1772
  
 When men take pleasure in feeling their minds elevated with strong drink, and so indulge their appetite as to disorder their understandings, neglect their duty as members of a family or civil society, and cast off all regard to religion, their case is much to be pitied. 
Author: John Woolman
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1720  - d. 7 October 1772
  
 When officers who are anxiously endeavoring to get troops to answer the demands of their superiors see men who are insincere pretend scruple of conscience in hopes of being excused from a dangerous employment, it is likely they will be roughly handled. 
Author: John Woolman
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1720  - d. 7 October 1772
  
 I am glad so many women singers are being heard in music today. It is healthy for music. Healthy because it means a lot of men are listening! 
Author: Judy Collins
Nationality: American
b. December 1939
  
 The powerful men in my life have always believed in me: my husband, my son. 
Author: Judy Collins
Nationality: American
b. December 1939
  
 Who, then, will govern? The answer must be, Man - for we have no angels in the shape of men, as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 Men are irrelevant. 
Author: Fay Weldon
Nationality: English
b. 22 September 1931
  
 Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be. 
Author: Marcus Fabius Quintillian
Nationality: Roman
b. December 35  - d.  December 100
  
 Nothing is more dangerous to men than a sudden change of fortune. 
Author: Marcus Fabius Quintillian
Nationality: Roman
b. December 35  - d.  December 100
  
 Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep. 
Author: Le Corbusier
Nationality: French
b. 6 October 1887  - d. 27 August 1965
  
 I have always felt that the great botched decisions of my life were the work of men in secret conclave. Women's voices were too absent. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are. 
Author: Chauncey Mitchell Depew
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1834  - d. 05 April 1928
  
 If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 Black women sharing close ties with each other, politically or emotionally, are not the enemies of Black men. 
Author: Audre Geraldine Lorde
Nationality: Caribbean-American
b. 18 February 1934  - d. 17 November 1992
  
 I'm not sure whether Black Gay men have been silent or whether they just don't have avenues for getting their work heard. 
Author: Audre Geraldine Lorde
Nationality: Caribbean-American
b. 18 February 1934  - d. 17 November 1992
  
 In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities, the charge is frequently heard that Black women are more easily hired than are Black men.  
Author: Audre Geraldine Lorde
Nationality: Caribbean-American
b. 18 February 1934  - d. 17 November 1992
  
 Too frequently, however, some Black men attempt to rule by fear those Black women who are more ally than enemy. 
Author: Audre Geraldine Lorde
Nationality: Caribbean-American
b. 18 February 1934  - d. 17 November 1992
  
 The public weal requires that men should betray, and lie, and massacre. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 Many lamented but more rejoiced, and specially such as either had been religious men, or favoured religious persons; for they banqueted and triumphed together that night, many wishing that that day had been seven year before; and some fearing lest he should escape, although he were imprisoned, could not be merry. Others who knew nothing but truth by him both lamented him and heartily prayed for him. But this is true that of certain of the clergy he was detestably hated, & specially of such as had borne swynge, and by his means was put from it; for in dead he was a man that in all his doings seemed not to favour any kind of Popery, nor could not abide the snoffyng pride of some prelates, which undoubtedly, whatsoever else was the cause of his death, did shorten his life and procured the end that he was brought unto. 
Author: Thomas Cromwell
Nationality: English
b. December 1485  - d.  December 1540
  
 Poor little men, poor little cocks! As soon as they're old enough, they swell their plumage to be conquerors.If they only knew that it's enough to be just a little bit wounded and sad in order to obtain everything without fighting for it. 
Author: Jean Anouilh
Nationality: French
b. 23 June 1910  - d. 3 October 1987
  
 There's a whole lot of songs that men just can't do. The words are from another time and represent too much of an emotional commitment, whereas women can say that because of who they are. 
Author: Boz Scaggs
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1944
  
 The Spirit of Slumber which the Poison of the old Serpent has brought upon the children of Men is to be deplored exceedingly. 
Author: Cotton Mather
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1663  - d. 13 February 1728
  
 Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole relationships. 
Author: Sharon Stone
Nationality: American
b. 10 March 1958
  
 Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race. Do not spare the men. Do not spare the women. Preserve only the factories, railroads, machines, mines, and raw materials. Destroy everything else. Then return to work. Work must not cease. 
Author: Dr. Karel Capek
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 9 January 1890  - d. 25 December 1938
  
 I don't sleep with happily married men.  
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Czechoslovakian   
 If men had to have babies, they would only ever have one each. 
Author: Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 1 July 1961  - d. 31 August 1997
  
 There's very little advice in men's magazines, because men don't think there's a lot they don't know. Women do. Women want to learn. Men think, "I know what I'm doing, just show me somebody naked."  
Author: Jerry Seinfeld
Nationality: American
b. 29 April 1954
  
 If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?  
Author: Linda Ellerbee
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1944
  
 No nice men are good at getting taxis. 
Author: Katharine Elizabeth Whitehorn
Nationality: British
b. December 1928
  
 Few great men would have got past personnel. 
Author: Paul Goodman
Nationality: American
b. 09 September 1911  - d. 02 August 1972
  
 Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum of force and maximum of reason. 
Author: Archibald Cox, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 17 May 1912  - d. 29 May 2004
  
 Men emerge pale from the little printing plant at four sharp, ghosts for an instant, blinking, until the outdoor light overcomes the look of constant indoor light clinging to them. 
Author: John Updike
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1932  - d. 27 January 2009
  
 It should be remarked that, as the principle of liberty is better understood, and more nobly interpreted, a broader protest is made in behalf of women. As men become aware that few have had a fair chance, they are inclined to say that no women have had a fair chance. 
Author: Margaret Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 23 May 1810  - d. 19 June 1850
  
 There are two great classes of men: the people and the scholars, the men of science. For the former, nothing exists but that which directly leads to action. It is for the latter to see beyond. They are the free artists who create the future and its history, the conscious architects of the world.  
Author: Johann Gottlieb Fichte
Nationality: German
b. 19 May 1762  - d. 27 January 1814
  
 And do not covet that by which Allah has made some of you excel others; men shall have the benefit of what they earn and women shall have the benefit of what they earn; and ask Allah of His grace; surely Allah knows all things. 
Tome: The Qur'an
Nationality: German   
 There's definitely less roles for you when you get older. The same is true with men too. You write a book, you usually write about the ages between 20 and 35. In terms of box-office and demographics, those are the kinds of people that see the movies and want to see themselves reflected. 
Author: Jodie Foster
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1962
  
 That which I have seen in Rome and even in England leads me to believe that men have strangely mistaken the spirit in their zeal for the letter of Christianity. 
Author: Julia Ward Howe
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1819  - d. 17 October 1910
  
 You may be assured that we won't ever let your words die. Like the words of our Master, Jesus Christ, they will live in our minds and our hearts and in the souls of black men and white men, brown men and yellow men as long as time shall last. 
Author: Ralph David Abernathy
Nationality: American
b. 11 March 1926  - d. 17 April 1990
  
 But guys such as Allen and William are more supportive than most men.  
Author: Kathy Acker
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1947  - d. 30 November 1997
  
 The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. 
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 April 1452  - d. 02 May 1519
  
 Don't think of yourself as indispensable or infallible. As Charles De Gaulle said, the cemeteries of the world are full of indispensable men. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 Imagine, a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction. It's not 3,000. It's tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 Men o' war were to be a part of the fabric of my life for the next half-century. 
Author: Lord Louis Mountbatten
Nationality: British
b. 25 June 1900  - d. 27 August 1979
  
 By nature, men love newfangledness. 
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Nationality: English
b. December 1343  - d. 25 October 1400
  
 Barking dogs occasionally bite, but laughing men hardly ever shoot. 
Author: Konrad Lorenz
Nationality: Austrian
b. 7 November 1903  - d. 27 February 1989
  
 Men think about women. Women think about what men think about them. 
Author: Peter Ustinov
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1921  - d. 28 March 2004
  
 Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus 
Author: Peter Ustinov
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1921  - d. 28 March 2004
  
 I got that experience through dating dozens of men for six years after college, getting an entry level magazine job at 21, working in the fiction department at Good Housekeeping and then working as a fashion editor there as well as writing many articles for the magazine. 
Author: Judith Krantz
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1928
  
 Friends, you will notice that in this world there are many more ballocks than men. Remember this. 
Author: François Rabelais
Nationality: French
b. December 1494  - d. 9 April 1553
  
 There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation. 
Author: François Rabelais
Nationality: French
b. December 1494  - d. 9 April 1553
  
 Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. 
Author: Margaret Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 23 May 1810  - d. 19 June 1850
  
 We need to hear the excuses men make to themselves for their worthlessness. 
Author: Margaret Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 23 May 1810  - d. 19 June 1850
  
 How many men are there who fairly earn a million dollars?  
Author: Henry George
Nationality: American
b. 2 September 1839  - d. 2 October 1897
  
 Free men have arms; slaves do not. 
Author: Sir William Blackstone
Nationality: English
b. 10 July 1723  - d. 14 February 1780
  
 Men was formed for society, and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it. 
Author: Sir William Blackstone
Nationality: English
b. 10 July 1723  - d. 14 February 1780
  
 Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men. 
Author: Dante Alighieri
Nationality: Italian
b. 14 May 1265  - d. 13 September 1321
  
 A writer who presents men and women as creatures truncated below the waist is exposed as one who goes about without his trousers saying, 'see, I have had my testicles removed.'  
Author: Norman Lindsay
Nationality: Australian
b. 22 February 1879  - d. 21 November 1969
  
 America is a land where men govern, but women rule.  
Author: John Mason Brown
Nationality: American
b. 03 July 1900  - d. 16 March 1969
  
 What we call virtues are often just a collection of casual actions and selfish interests which chance or our own industry manages to arrange in a certain way. It is not always from valor that men are valiant, or from chastity that women are chaste. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god. 
Author: Beilby Porteus
Nationality: English
b. 8 May 1731  - d. 13 May 1808
  
 I live to hail that season by gifted one foretold, When men shall live by reason, And not alone by gold. 
Author: George Banks
Nationality: English
b. 2 March 1821  - d. 3 March 1881
  
 Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.  
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 Most of those who make collections of verse or epigram are like men eating cherries or oysters: they choose out the best at first, and end by eating all. 
Author: Nicolas Chamfort
Nationality: French
b. 6 April 1741  - d. 13 April 1794
  
 Sometimes apparent resemblance of character will bring two men together and for a certain time unite them. But their mistake gradually becomes evident, and they are astonished to find themselves not only far apart, but even repelled, in some sort, at all their points of contact. 
Author: Nicolas Chamfort
Nationality: French
b. 6 April 1741  - d. 13 April 1794
  
 There are two things that one must get used to or one will find life unendurable: the damages of time and injustices of men. 
Author: Nicolas Chamfort
Nationality: French
b. 6 April 1741  - d. 13 April 1794
  
 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. 
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nationality: American
b. 24 September 1896  - d. 21 December 1940
  
 Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known. 
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nationality: American
b. 24 September 1896  - d. 21 December 1940
  
 Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood. 
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nationality: American
b. 24 September 1896  - d. 21 December 1940
  
 The intimate revelations of young men, or at least the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions. 
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nationality: American
b. 24 September 1896  - d. 21 December 1940
  
 The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold. 
Author: Khalil Gibran
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1883  - d. 10 April 1931
  
 And opposite the bench, the dock, divided by a partition, with the women to the left and the men to the right, aWho says Australia offers not a home for every poor Englishman, or any other countryman that finds his way to our shores? And what sort of thanks do we get for it?s it is on the stairs or the block in polite society. 
Author: Henry Lawson
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 June 1867  - d. 2 September 1922
  
 It is the same with revolution; so long as the proper spirit is spreading amongst our young men, we are satisfied that it spreads without bombast or parade. 
Author: Henry Lawson
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 June 1867  - d. 2 September 1922
  
 All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men 
Author: Isaac Asimov
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 January 1920  - d. 6 April 1992
  
 He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men. 
Author: Isaac Asimov
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 January 1920  - d. 6 April 1992
  
 The open society, the unrestricted access to knowledge, the unplanned and uninhibited association of men for its furtherance - these are what may make a vast, complex, ever growing, ever changing, ever more specialized and expert technological world, nevertheless a world of human community. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 All of the men on my staff can type. 
Author: Bella Abzug
Nationality: American
b. 24 July 1920  - d. 31 March 1998
  
 The establishment is made up of little men, very frightened.  
Author: Bella Abzug
Nationality: American
b. 24 July 1920  - d. 31 March 1998
  
 Few rich men own their own property. The property owns them. 
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1833  - d. 21 July 1899
  
 I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men. 
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1833  - d. 21 July 1899
  
 And verily, a woman need know but one man well, in order to understand all men; whereas a man may know all women and understand not one of them. 
Author: Helen Rowland
Nationality: American
b. December 1875  - d.  December 1950
  
 There are only two kinds of men; the dead and the deadly. 
Author: Helen Rowland
Nationality: American
b. December 1875  - d.  December 1950
  
 When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of all the other men of her acquaintance for the inattention of just one. 
Author: Helen Rowland
Nationality: American
b. December 1875  - d.  December 1950
  
 How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars - when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know. 
Author: Thomas Aquinas
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1225  - d. 7 March 1274
  
 By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments. 
Author: Thomas Aquinas
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1225  - d. 7 March 1274
  
 A few honest men are better than numbers. 
Author: Oliver Cromwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 April 1599  - d. 3 September 1658
  
 The State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies. 
Author: Oliver Cromwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 April 1599  - d. 3 September 1658
  
 Yes, young men, Italy owes to you an undertaking which has merited the applause of the universe. You have conquered and you will conquer still, because you are prepared for the tactics that decide the fate of battles. 
Author: Giuseppe Garibaldi
Nationality: Italian
b. 4 July 1807  - d. 2 June 1882
  
 You are not unworthy of the men who entered the ranks of a Macedonian phalanx, and who contended not in vain with the proud conquerors of Asia 
Author: Giuseppe Garibaldi
Nationality: Italian
b. 4 July 1807  - d. 2 June 1882
  
 Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men as well as women, even by children. 
Author: Ho Chi Minh
Nationality: Vietnamese
b. 19 May 1892  - d. 2 September 1969
  
 You can kill ten of my men for every one I kill of yours, but even at those odds, you will lose and I will win. 
Author: Ho Chi Minh
Nationality: Vietnamese
b. 19 May 1892  - d. 2 September 1969
  
 Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them. 
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
  
 The apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest of men have had to serve. 
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
  
 Men must necessarily be the active agents of their own well-being and well-doing. They themselves must in the very nature of things be their own best helpers. 
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
  
 It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done. 
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
  
 The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted. 
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
  
 Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry. 
Author: Samuel Smiles
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 December 1812  - d. 16 April 1904
  
 Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent. 
Author: Horace Smith
Nationality: English
b. 31 December 1799  - d. 12 July 1849
  
 Almost all our misfortunes in life come from the wrong notions we have about the things that happen to us. To know men thoroughly, to judge events sanely is, therefore, a great step towards happiness. 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse - as a luxury befitting a young man. 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth! 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 Men and boys are learning all kinds of trades but how to make men of themselves. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Men go to a fire for entertainment. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 When a sixth of the population of a nation which has undertaken to be the refuge of liberty are slaves, and a whole country is unjustly overrun and conquered by a foreign army, and subjected to military law, I think that it is not too soon for honest men to rebel and revolutionize. What makes this duty the more urgent is the fact that the country so overrun is not our own, but ours is the invading army. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 He who gives himself entirely to his fellow-men appears to them useless and selfish; but he who gives himself partially to them is pronounced a benefactor and philanthropist. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 No man with a genius for legislation has appeared in America. They are rare in the history of the world. There are orators, politicians, and eloquent men, by the thousand; but the speaker has not yet opened his mouth to speak who is capable of settling the much-vexed questions of the day. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 A very few, as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men, serve the State with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated by it as enemies. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 In the mythus a superhuman intelligence uses the unconscious thoughts and dreams of men as its hieroglyphics to address men unborn. In the history of the human mind, these glowing and ruddy fables precede the noonday thoughts of men, as Aurora the sun's rays. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Go where we will on the surface of things, men have been there before us. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Men remain in their present low and primitive condition; but if they should feel the influence of the spring of springs arousing them, they would of necessity rise to a higher and more ethereal life. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 I hear many condemn these men because they were so few. When were the good and the brave ever in a majority?  
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 The prophets are employed in excusing the ways of men. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Grown men do not need leaders. 
Author: Edward Abbey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1927  - d. 14 March 1989
  
 The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals. 
Author: Edward Abbey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1927  - d. 14 March 1989
  
 Women like silent men. They think they're listening. 
Author: Marcel Archard
Nationality: American   
 Advertising men and politicians are dangerous if they are separated. Together they are diabolical. 
Author: Phillip Adams
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 July 1939
  
 When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 All evil comes from the old.They grow fat on ideas and young men die of them. 
Author: Jean Anouilh
Nationality: French
b. 23 June 1910  - d. 3 October 1987
  
 Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence. 
Author: Jean Anouilh
Nationality: French
b. 23 June 1910  - d. 3 October 1987
  
 Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path. 
Author: Jean Anouilh
Nationality: French
b. 23 June 1910  - d. 3 October 1987
  
 Such and so various are the tastes of men. 
Author: Mark Akenside
Nationality: English
b. 9 November 1721  - d. 23 June 1770
  
 A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government. 
Author: Spiro Agnew
Nationality: American
b. 9 November 1918  - d. 17 September 1996
  
 The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men. 
Author: Emile François Zola
Nationality: French
b. 2 April 1840  - d. 29 September 1902
  
 There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman. 
Author: Emile François Zola
Nationality: French
b. 2 April 1840  - d. 29 September 1902
  
 Those who love to be feared fear to be loved, and they themselves are more afraid than anyone, for whereas other men fear only them, they fear everyone 
Author: Saint Francis de Sales
Nationality: French
b. 21 August 1567  - d. 28 December 1622
  
 Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. 
Author: Pope John XXIII
Nationality: Italian
b. 28 November 1881  - d. 3 June 1963
  
 On Goring: I liked him. I made him the head of my S.A. He is the only one of its heads that ran the S.A. properly. I gave him a disheveled rabble. In a very short time he had organised a division of 11,000 men. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. 
Author: Noah Webster
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1758  - d. 28 April 1843
  
 The Bible must be considered as the great source of all the truth by which men are to be guided in government as well as in all social transactions. 
Author: Noah Webster
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1758  - d. 28 April 1843
  
 Why do Jewish men die before their wives? They want to. 
Author: Henny Youngman
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1906  - d. 24 February 1998
  
 Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense. 
Author: Bishop George Berkeley
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 March 1685  - d. 14 January 1753
  
 At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose. 
Author: Alcuin
Nationality: English
b. December 735  - d. 19 April 804
  
 The grave, dread thing! Men shiver when thou'rt named: Nature appalled, Shakes off her wonted firmness. 
Author: Robert Blair
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1699  - d. 4 February 1746
  
 During the Samuel Johnson days they had big men enjoying small talk. Today we have small men enjoying big talk. 
Author: Fred Allen
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1894  - d. 17 March 1956
  
 We are so appreciative of the men and women in uniform who are protecting us, whether in Afghanistan or Iraq or on ships around the world. For our security, they are taking the offensive to the terrorists overseas. 
Author: George Allen
Nationality: American
b. 8 March 1952
  
 I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals. 
Author: Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1934
  
 Men are beasts and even beasts don't behave as they do. 
Author: Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1934
  
 Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don't waste a second demolishing it brick by brick. 
Author: Candice Patricia Bergen
Nationality: American
b. 9 May 1946
  
 In fact, it was the women in our house who were in the saddle. If men are the gods, women are not only the presidents but all the ministers of the government. 
Author: Pedro Almodovar
Nationality: Spanish
b. 24 September 1949
  
 Men make clothes for the women they'd like to be with or in most cases the women they'd like to be. 
Author: Robert Altman
Nationality: American
b. 20 February 1925  - d. 20 November 2006
  
 The greatest service we can do the common man is to abolish him and make all men uncommon. 
Author: Sir Norman Angell
Nationality: English
b. 26 December 1874  - d. 7 October 1967
  
 All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened. 
Author: Maya Angelou
Nationality: American
b. 4 April 1928
  
 As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them. 
Author: Maya Angelou
Nationality: American
b. 4 April 1928
  
 Don't rely on men but don't shun them either. 
Author: Jennifer Aniston
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1969
  
 I've gone for each type: the rough guy; the nerdy, sweet, lovable guy; and the slick guy. I don't really have a type. Men in general are a good thing.  
Author: Jennifer Aniston
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1969
  
 There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players. 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people - women as well as men. And it is a downright mockery to talk to women of their enjoyment of the blessings of liberty while they are denied the use of the only means of securing them provided by this democratic-republican government - the ballot. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 For any state to make sex a qualification that must ever result in the disfranchisement of one entire half of the people, is to pass a bill of attainder, or, an ex post facto law, and is therefore a violation of the supreme law of the land. By it the blessings of liberty are forever withheld from women and their female posterity. To them this government has no just powers derived from the consent of the governed. To them this government is not a democracy. It is not a republic. It is an odious aristocracy; a hateful oligarchy of sex; the most hateful aristocracy ever established on the face of the globe; an oligarchy of wealth, where the rich govern the poor. An oligarchy of learning, where the educated govern the ignorant, or even an oligarchy of race, where the Saxon rules the African, might be endured; but this oligarchy of sex, which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters, of every household - which ordains all men sovereigns, all women subjects, carries dissension, discord, and rebellion into every home of the nation. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind. 
Author: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American
b. 5 August 1930
  
 My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make. 
Author: Thomas Arnold
Nationality: English
b. 13 June 1795  - d. 12 June 1842
  
 One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful. 
Author: Thomas Arnold
Nationality: English
b. 13 June 1795  - d. 12 June 1842
  
 The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity. 
Author: Sholem Asch
Nationality: American
b. 1 November 1880  - d. 10 July 1957
  
 From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war. 
Author: Margot Asquith
Nationality: British
b. 2 February 1864  - d. 28 July 1945
  
 It is one of the great weaknesses of reasonable men and women that they imagine that projects which fly in the face of commonsense are not serious or being seriously undertaken. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 With all due respect to the drafters of the American Declaration of Independence, all men and women are not created equal, at least in regard to their characters, abilities and aptitudes. And if they were, their family and cultural backgrounds - not to mention the effect of mere chance - would soon change that. On one thing, nature and nurture agree: we are all different. If this is unjust, then life is unjust. But, though one hears this expression - usually in the form of the complaint that 'life is unfair' - it really means nothing. In the same vein, someone once said to Voltaire, 'Life is hard.' To which is replied: 'Compared with what? 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Indeed, practical men, with their eyes fixed upon things as they are, regarded it as an empty and insubstantial utopian dream. 
Author: Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
Nationality: Nigerian
b. 16 November 1904  - d. 11 May 1996
  
 The proportion between the velocity with which men or animals move, and the weights they carry, is a matter of considerable importance, particularly in military affairs. 
Author: Charles Babbage
Nationality: British
b. 26 December 1791  - d. 18 October 1871
  
 When the Army was asked what it would take to destroy the terrorists in Afghanistan, Shinseki responded that the entire XVIII Corps - about 50,000 men - would be needed, and would require several months of training, mobilization, and deployment. 
Author: Jed Babbin
Nationality: British   
 Thy books should, like thy friends, not many be, yet such wherein men may thy judgment see. 
Author: William Wycherley
Nationality: English
b. December 1640  - d. 13 December 1715
  
 Your women of honor, as you call em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and 'Tis scandal that they would avoid, not men. 
Author: William Wycherley
Nationality: English
b. December 1640  - d. 13 December 1715
  
 One of the Life Saving men snapped the camera for us, taking a picture just as the machine had reached the end of the track and had risen to a height of about two feet. 
Author: Orville Wright
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1871  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive. 
Author: Wilbur Wright
Nationality: American
b. 16 April 1867  - d. 30 May 1912
  
 A time will come when men will stretch out their eyes. They should see planets like our Earth. 
Author: Sir Christopher Wren
Nationality: English
b. 20 October 1632  - d. 25 February 1723
  
 My voice proclaims How exquisitely the individual Mind And the progressive powers perhaps no less Of the whole species to the external World Is fitted: and how exquisitely, too, Theme this but little heard of among Men, The external World is fitted to the Mind . 
Author: William Wordsworth
Nationality: English
b. 7 April 1770  - d. 23 April 1850
  
 Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 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. 
Author: Ansel Adams
Nationality: American
b. 20 February 1902  - d. 22 April 1984
  
 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. 
Author: Ansel Adams
Nationality: American
b. 20 February 1902  - d. 22 April 1984
  
 I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 Men exist for the sake of one another. 
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men - bring them softness, teach them how to cry. 
Author: Joan Baez
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1941
  
 What men call accident is God's own part. 
Author: Philip James Bailey
Nationality: English
b. 22 April 1816  - d. 6 September 1902
  
 Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use. 
Author: Gamaliel Bailey
Nationality: American
b. 3 December 1807  - d. 5 June 1859
  
 From the naturalistic point of view, all men are equal. There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality: geniuses and idiots. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 I bow before the Literatureity of special men because it is imposed upon me by my own reason. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 People equate sexy with promiscuous. They think that because I'm shaped this way, I must be scandalous - like running around and bringing men into my hotel room. But it's just the opposite. 
Author: Jennifer Lynn Lopez
Nationality: American
b. 24 July 1969
  
 The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump? 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 I loved you, so I drew these tides of men into my hands and wrote my will across the sky in stars To gain you Freedom, the seven-pillared worthy house, That your eyes might be shining for me When I came 
Author: Thomas Edward Lawrence
Nationality: British
b. 16 August 1888  - d. 19 May 1935
  
 I'm probably one of the most dangerous men in the world if I want to be. But I never wanted to be anything but me. 
Author: Charles Manson
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1934
  
 Alfred Nobel's discoveries are characteristic; powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks. They are also a means to terrible destruction in the hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war. 
Author: Pierre Curie
Nationality: French
b. 15 May 1859  - d. 19 April 1906
  
 Nine men in ten are would be suicides. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Observe all men, thyself most. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Have a look at all the bag men in the Liberal Party, for God's sake. If you applied the sanitary test to those guys, I mean no minister would do any business in this country. 
Author: Paul Keating
Nationality: Australian
b. 18 January 1944
  
 All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know. 
Author: Alexis Carrel
Nationality: French
b. 28 June 1873  - d. 5 November 1944
  
 He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 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. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 There are three difficulties in Literatureship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate, but not their customs. They see new meridians, but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with traveled bodies, but untravelled minds. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 As a rule, men worry more about what they can't see than about what they can. 
Author: Julius Caesar
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 44
  
 It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking. 
Author: Julius Caesar
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 44
  
 It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.  
Author: Julius Caesar
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 44
  
 Men are nearly always willing to believe what they wish. 
Author: Julius Caesar
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 44
  
 Men freely believe that which they desire. 
Author: Julius Caesar
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 44
  
 I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid. 
Author: Grover Cleveland
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1837  - d. 24 June 1908
  
 Hope deceives more men than cunning does. 
Author: Marquis de Vauvenargues Luc de Clapiers
Nationality: French
b. 6 August 1715  - d. 28 May 1747
  
 The maxims of men reveal their characters. 
Author: Marquis de Vauvenargues Luc de Clapiers
Nationality: French
b. 6 August 1715  - d. 28 May 1747
  
 There have been about four men in my life that I could say I have loved. Call me a bugger if you like, but I don't feel the same way about women. One can always replace a woman in a few days. 
Author: Aleister Crowley
Nationality: British
b. 12 October 1875  - d. 1 December 1947
  
 Not a few other very eminent and scholarly men made the same request, urging that I should no longer through fear refuse to give out my work for the common benefit of students of Mathematics. 
Author: Nicholaus Copernicus
Nationality: Prussian
b. 19 February 1473  - d. 24 May 1543
  
 Young men preen. Old men scheme. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 Women encourage men to be childish, then scold them 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 For the last two years I have been running after pictures, and seeking the truth at second hand. I have not endeavoured to represent nature with the same elevation of mind with which I set out, but have rather tried to make my performances look like the work of other men. There is room enough for a natural painter. The great vice of the present day is bravura, an attempt to do something beyond the truth. 
Author: John Constable
Nationality: English
b. 11 June 1776  - d. 31 March 1837
  
 Men are not allowed to think freely about chemistry and biology: why should they be allowed to think freely about political philosophy? 
Author: Auguste Comte
Nationality: French
b. 17 January 1798  - d. 5 September 1857
  
 We were talking about the kissing in the movie just recently. Clearly, it's pretty challenging material, but Ang said two men herding sheep was far more sexual than two men having sex on screen. 
Author: Jake Gyllenhaal
Nationality: American
b. 19 December 1980
  
 In extreme cases there can be little doubt of the superiority of one race to another. There is no sound reason to regard negroes as on the average inferior to white men, although for work in the tropics they are indispensable, so that their extermination - apart from questions of humanity - would be highly undesirable. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 I'm such a supporter of women, work-related. I'm happy for my wife and I'm ecstatic that she makes more than most men in Hollywood. The first writer I hired for a movie I'm producing was a black woman. She did an amazing job. It's like I just think that seeing women get passed over, being so intimately involved with so many women throughout my life - my sisters, my mother and that sort of thing - it's shaped me and given me a sensitivity and understanding that I don't think a lot of men necessarily have. 
Author: Ryan Phillippe
Nationality: American
b. 10 September 1974
  
 I was born at a time when an American male had so many advantages and opportunities that weren't available to men before or after, just a very brief period. 
Author: John Malkovich
Nationality: American
b. 9 December 1953
  
 I hate somebody who is supposed to be a Middle Eastern expert who thinks Jesus was born in Jerusalem. I hate what I consider his vile anti-semitism. This being said, I apologize to both Fisk and Galloway; they seem like good men...but if they make such a heinous mistake again, I will not hesitate to murder them brutally by way of the gallows 
Author: John Malkovich
Nationality: American
b. 9 December 1953
  
 As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame, they kill; or at least they encourage killers with approving smiles. 
Author: Simone Weil
Nationality: French
b. 3 February 1909  - d. 24 August 1943
  
 It is not the cause for which men took up arms that makes a victory more just or less, it is the order that is established when arms have been laid down. 
Author: Simone Weil
Nationality: French
b. 3 February 1909  - d. 24 August 1943
  
 Like all sciences and all valuations, the psychology of women has hitherto been considered only from the point of view of men. 
Author: Karen Horney
Nationality: German
b. 16 September 1885  - d. 4 December 1962
  
 I do not wish them to have power over men, but over themselves. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Nationality: British
b. 30 August 1797  - d. 1 February 1851
  
 The farmers and capitalists are growing rich from the real cheapness of labour. Their increased capitals enable them to employ a greater number of men. 
Author: Thomas Malthus
Nationality: English
b. 13 February 1766  - d. 29 December 1834
  
 The great and unlooked for discoveries that have taken place of late years have all concurred to lead many men into the opinion that we were touching on a period big with the most important changes. 
Author: Thomas Malthus
Nationality: English
b. 13 February 1766  - d. 29 December 1834
  
 I do not think it is for me, a foreigner, to indicate to the United States the time, the measures, or the men by whom Slavery shall be abolished. Still, as the persevering enemy of despotism everywhere, and under all its forms, I am pained and astonished by the fact that the freest people in the world is, at the present time, almost the only one among civilized and Christian nations which yet maintains personal servitude; and this while serfdom itself is about disappearing, where it has not already disappeared, from the most degraded nations of Europe. An old and sincere friend of America, I am uneasy at seeing Slavery retard her progress, tarnish her glory, furnish arms to her detractors, compromise the future career of the Union which is the guaranty of her safety and greatness, and point out beforehand to her, to all her enemies, the spot where they are to strike. As a man, too, I am moved at the spectacle of man's degradation by man, and I hope to see the day when the law will grant equal civil liberty to all the inhabitants of the same empire, as God accords the freedom of the will, without distinction, to the dwellers upon earth. 
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1805  - d. 16 April 1859
  
 Some wicked men are rich, some good are poor; We will not change our virtue for their store: Virtue's a thing that none can take away, But money changes owners all the day. 
Author: Solon
Nationality: Athenian
b. December 638  - d.  December 558
  
 Internationalism, illustrated by the Bolshevik and by the men to whom all countries are alike provided they can make money out of them, is to me repulsive. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 The Pilgrim and the Puritan whom we honor tonight were men who did a great deal of work in the world. They had their faults and their short comings, but they were not slothful in business and they were most fervent in spirit. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 One would think that in writing about literary men and matters there would be no difficulty in finding a title for one's essay, or that any embarrassment which might arise would be from excess of material. I find this, however, far from being the case. 
Author: James Payn
Nationality: English
b. 28 February 1830  - d. 25 March 1898
  
 There are many men whose tongues might govern multitudes if they could govern their tongues. 
Author: George D. Prentice
Nationality: American
b. 18 December 1802  - d. 22 January 1870
  
 Caesar had perished from the world of men, had not his sword been rescued by his pen. 
Author: Henry Vaughan
Nationality: Welsh
b. 17 April 1622  - d. 28 April 1695
  
 By indignities men come to dignities. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 The worst men often give the best advice. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Wise men make more opportunities than they find. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up. It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim? 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I have never given up on men easily. 
Author: Jacqueline Bisset
Nationality: English
b. 13 September 1944
  
 I've always loved men. 
Author: Jacqueline Bisset
Nationality: English
b. 13 September 1944
  
 I've probably understood men too well. I realise they are predatory by nature, and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal. 
Author: Jacqueline Bisset
Nationality: English
b. 13 September 1944
  
 My view is quite simple. When your dog pees on the carpet, you do not give away your dog. You say, This dog is special. I have to teach him not to pee on the carpet. I feel exactly the same way about men. They need to be taught things. 
Author: Jacqueline Bisset
Nationality: English
b. 13 September 1944
  
 I was the most Yankee-est, most modest virgin who ever walked the earth. They laid me on a couch, and I tested fifteen men. They all had to lie on top of me and give me a passionate kiss. Oh, I thought I would die. Just thought I would die. 
Author: Bette Davis
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1908  - d. 6 August 1989