118 Men Quotes

The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.
— alice walker

So many killings of black men in my lifetime. The physical shock is astounding.
— alice walker

One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.
— antoine de saint exupery

Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.
— antoine de saint exupery

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

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
— aeschylus

Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
— aeschylus



If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
— aesop

Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
— arthur schopenhauer

Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
— a c benson

Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance.
— alexander pope

Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
— alexander pope

I think women can be as cruel as men, and men as tender as women, and vice versa.
— aaron eckhart

How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
— alexandre dumas

All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.
— alexis carrel

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
— aldous huxley

So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable.
— aldous huxley

That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
— aldous huxley

For better or ill, I was very heavily influenced by men I knew who always dressed formally.
— alec baldwin

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
— alexis de tocqueville

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
— abba eban

I am not a prisoner of my sexuality like men younger than myself although I write about being a prisoner.
— al goldstein

When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.
— abbie hoffman



If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious.
— alphonse karr

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
— abigail adams

Few women care to be laughed at and men not at all, except for large sums of money.
— alan ayckbourn

The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.
— abraham maslow

Women and men in the crowd meet and mingle, Yet with itself every soul standeth single.
— alice cary

The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
— alexander graham bell

When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.
— alexander hamilton

Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.
— adlai e stevenson

Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff.
— adlai e stevenson

A few British suffragettes everybody laughed at started the cause of equality between men and women.
— antonio munoz molina

An idea like equality between men and women, which is now accepted in the West, is quite new.
— antonio munoz molina

It is little men know of women; their smiles and their tears alike are seldom what they seem.
— amelia barr

When men make themselves into brutes it is just to treat them like brutes.
— amelia barr

Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.
— amelia earhart

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
— andrew young

The greatest public health threat for many American women is the men they live with.
— anna quindlen

Some very plausible stuff is being written by women in a way that most men are not doing.
— amy clampitt



All men are not created equal but should be treated as though they were under the law.
— andy rooney

Girls talk to each other like men talk to each other. But girls have an eye for detail.
— amy winehouse

In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of.
— angela carter

To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
— angela davis

I had never been attracted to younger guys. I had, from my late teens, always liked men who were older than me.
— annette bening

Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.
— anthony burgess

Modesty and unselfishness – these are the virtues which men praise – and pass by.
— andre maurois

Women are obviously much more discriminated against than men in many ways.
— ann beattie

What an occupation! To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their skins for sale and expect them to buy them.
— august strindberg

Young men, hear an old man to whom old men hearkened when he was young.
— augustus

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

The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
— andrew carnegie

Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions.
— antoinette brown blackwell

The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit.
— avicenna

If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.
— ayn rand

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

We must wash literature off ourselves. We want to be men above all, to be human.
— antonin artaud

The Catholic men are more upset about women not being able to be priests than are Catholic women.
— andrew greeley

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

Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
— benjamin disraeli

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
— bertrand russell

Strong men have sound ideas and the force to make these ideas effective.
— andrew mellon

There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.
— billy graham

The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.
— blaise pascal

If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
— blaise pascal

We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers.
— booker t washington

Like pictures, men should be judged by their merits and not by their defects.
— bainbridge colby

I am amazed at the facility with which some men follow in the wake of slavery.
— benjamin f wade

Young men make great mistakes in life; for one thing, they idealize love too much.
— benjamin jowett

Nonviolent tactics can move into action on our behalf men not naturally inclined to act for us.
— barbara deming

I get so tired of people acting like, you know, black men and women never help each other, never support each other.
— bell hooks

Sending our young men and women into battle is perhaps the most serious course of action a Nation can undertake.
— bennie thompson

The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.
— bernard baruch

Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live, and illustrate the times.
— ben jonson

The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
— baruch spinoza

If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.
— baruch spinoza

Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.
— bill maher

There are only three men in the world who are licensed to wear shorts: Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise.
— bill nighy

The ability to mingle with so many countries and cultures is extremely valuable for men and women.
— bill toomey

I always liked co-ed events best so we have two men and two women on each team.
— billie jean king

We women manage to do many things at the same time. Men, no. Men do one thing at a time.
— carolina herrera

America can take man to the moon, and America can take men to Mars – and beyond.
— buzz aldrin

Faith is a kind of winged intellect. The great workmen of history have been men who believed like giants.
— charles henry parkhurst

All great discoveries are made by men whose feelings run ahead of their thinking.
— charles henry parkhurst

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

Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.
— c s lewis

When large numbers of men are unable to find work, unemployment results.
— calvin coolidge

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
— charles caleb colton

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.
— charles caleb colton

He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are.
— charles caleb colton

War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.
— charles caleb colton

The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.
— charles dickens

It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
— charles dickens

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

Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.
— charles spurgeon

A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.
— charles spurgeon

Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
— carolyn gold heilbrun

The proposal that men and women should be treated equally under the law is hardly a controversial concept.
— carolyn maloney

Women deserve the same permanent rights and explicit protections given men in the Constitution.
— carolyn maloney

He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.
— charles kingsley

Prime time for men is, say, 35 to 45. Then they level off and fall off.
— clint eastwood

If women would today would rise en masse and demand their emancipation, the men would be compelled to grant it. Victoria Woodhull
— cary grant

Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.
— bodhidharma

I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool.
— bonnie raitt

Ageing is something that both men and women are utterly terrified about.
— cate blanchett

Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
— charles de gaulle

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.
— bruce barton

The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them.
— camillo di cavour

Handsome, thin, sophisticated men often fall madly in love with larger women, we just never see it on TV.
— camryn manheim

There are only three men in the world who are licensed to wear shorts: Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise. Bill Nighy
— brad pitt

There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.
— bram stoker

Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
— charlotte whitton

What the hell difference does it make, left or right? There were good men lost on both sides.
— brendan behan

There are few surer ways to become disliked by men than to perform well where they have performed poorly.
— bryant h mcgill

Instead of playing with army men or whatever, I played golf, like for hours every day.
— bubba watson

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
— channing pollock

The cholera had broken out at the post, and five or six men were dying daily.
— buffalo bill

Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best.
— chester w nimitz

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