Meaningful Quotes about Men
Men and Women
Let no man value at little price a virtuous woman's counsel.—George Chapman
Do you know what a man is? Are not birth, beauty, good shape, discourse, manhood, learning, gentleness, virtue, youth, liberality, and such like, the spice and salt that season a man?—Shakespeare.
A man may twist as he pleases, and do what he pleases, but he inevitably comes back to the track to which nature has destined him.—Goethe.
Men may rise on stepping-stones of their dead selves to higher things.—Tennyson.
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.
Barbara de Angelis
It is an error to suppose that a man belongs to himself. No man does. He belongs to his wife, or his children, or his relations, or to his creditors, or to society in some form or other.—G.A. Sala.
The record of life runs thus: Man creeps into childhood,—bounds into youth,—sobers into manhood,—softens into age,—totters into second childhood, and slumbers into the cradle prepared for him. - Henry Giles.
How poor, how rich, how abject, how august,
How complicate, how wonderful, is man!
He is the whole encyclopædia of facts. The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn; and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie folded already in the first man.—Emerson.
Man is an animal that cooks his victuals.—Burke.
Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this,—one dog does not change a bone with another.—Adam Smith.
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan;
The proper study of mankind is man.
His life was gentle; and the elements
So mix'd in him, that nature might stand up
And say to all the world, "This was a man!"
Man that is born of woman is of few days, and full of trouble.—Job 14:1.
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one rascal less in the world.—Carlyle.
An individual man is a fruit which it cost all the foregoing ages to form and ripen. He is strong, not to do, but to live; not in his arms, but in his heart; not as an agent, but as a fact.—Emerson.
What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculties! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action, how like an angel! in apprehension, how like a god!—Shakespeare.
There are but three classes of men, the retrograde, the stationary, and the progressive.—Lavater.
Before man made us citizens, great nature made us men.—Lowell.
Men dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake!—Pope.
A woman is more considerate in affairs of love than a man; because love is more the study and business of her life.—Washington Irving.
A valiant man
Ought not to undergo or tempt a danger,
But worthily, and by selected ways;
He undertakes by reason, not by chance.
When all is summed up, a man never speaks of himself without loss; his accusations of himself are always believed, his praises never.—Montaigne.
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.—Cervantes.
No man is esteemed for gay garments but by fools and women.—Sir Walter Raleigh.
Propriety of manners, and consideration for others, are the two main characteristics of a gentleman.—Beaconsfield.
A good man is kinder to his enemy than bad men are to their friends.—Bishop Hall.
An obstinate man does not hold opinions, but they hold him.—Pope.