Quotes and Sayings about Men

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

William Butler Yeats

Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.

Alexander Pope

Inconsistencies in men are generally testimony to their immaturity.

Edwin Louis Cole

If one were to bring ten of the wisest men in the world together and ask them what was the most stupid thing in existence, they would not be able to discover anything so stupid as astrology.

David Hilbert

Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men: through their prejudices they do without any effort many things they would find too difficult to think through to the point of resolving to do them.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.

Thomas Fuller

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.

Leo Tolstoy

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

Every woman needs one man in her life who is strong and responsible. Given this security, she can proceed to do what she really wants to do-fall in love with men who are weak and irresponsible.

Richard J. Needham

The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.

Andrew Carnegie

Reasonable men adapt to the world around them unreasonable men make the world adapt to them. The world is changed by unreasonable men.

Edwin Louis Cole

Men do not understand books until they have 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.

Ezra Pound

Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Study men, not historians.

Harry S. Truman

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.

Joseph Conrad

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.

Isaac Asimov

Controversy equalizes fools and wise men - and the fools know it.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones. We say nothing essential about Man when we seek to define him by the qualities of men.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.

John Locke

At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past.

Maurice Maeterlinck

Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?

Ernest Gaines

A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts - the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products.

Richard Wagner

Men should pledge themselves to nothing for reflection makes a liar of their resolution.

Sophocles