Men quotes

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Plato

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
Buddha

Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.
Oscar Wilde

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
– William Arthur Ward

Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.
– Richard Wright

Yes, guns are to men what jewelry is to women!
– Steve King

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
Confucius

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

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Bertrand Russell

The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.
Charles Spurgeon

Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.
Billy Crystal

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Frederick Douglass

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Winston Churchill

A government of laws, and not of men.
John Adams

The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.
– Ayn Rand

Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
– Joseph Conrad

All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words ‘Ich bin ein Berliner!’
John F. Kennedy

What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.
Alexis de Tocqueville

Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.
– Martin Heidegger

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

Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity set the expectations for behavior; they set a standard for our work. More than just a motto, for the men and women of the FBI, Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity is a way of life.
– Robert Mueller

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

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

Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
Ronald Reagan

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.
Thomas Jefferson

Envy blinds men and makes it impossible for them to think clearly.
Malcolm X

Each year, Labor Day gives us an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that working men and women make to our nation, our economy and our collective prosperity. It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers’ grit, dedication, ingenuity and strength, which define our nation’s character.
– Thomas E. Perez

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
Saint Augustine

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.
George S. Patton

Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
William Blake

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

If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
– Florynce Kennedy

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

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

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

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

Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
Confucius

The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Honor is simply the morality of superior men.
H. L. Mencken

The Son of God became incarnate in the souls of men to instill the feeling of brotherhood. All are brothers and all children of God.
Pope Francis

I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Men’s ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state.
Karl Marx

During a few days’ halt near Vesontio for the provision of corn and other supplies, a panic arose from inquiries made by our troops and remarks uttered by Gauls and traders, who affirmed that the Germans were men of a mighty frame and an incredible valour and skill at arms.
Julius Caesar

Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.
– Fyodor Dostoevsky

I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
Nikola Tesla

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. Thus, no marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose, respecting and relying upon each other’s strengths.
– Sheri L. Dew

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
George Orwell

There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
Plato

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Confucius

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
Marcus Aurelius

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Thomas Paine

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Leonardo da Vinci

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.
William Shakespeare

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

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
Plato

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
– John Maynard Keynes

Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
Napoleon Hill

It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.
– Calvin Coolidge

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
– Alphonse de Lamartine

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

Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I’m tired.
Mae West

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
Theodore Roosevelt

Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
Amelia Earhart

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
– Learned Hand

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
– Jean de La Fontaine

I have great respect for the men and women that have fought for this country. I have family, I have friends that have gone and fought for this country. And they fight for freedom, they fight for the people, they fight for liberty and justice, for everyone.
– Colin Kaepernick

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

I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men; they are far superior and always have been.
– William Golding

Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
– Orison Swett Marden

A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.
– Lana Turner

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

No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.
– Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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.
Helen Keller

We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men… We are who we are because they were who they were. It’s wise to know where you come from, who called your name.
Maya Angelou

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

As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
– Pythagoras

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Hugo