Quotes About Men
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.
I only have 'yes' men around me. Who needs 'no' men?
Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.
A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once.
I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.
Honor is simply the morality of superior men.
Men must know their limitations.
Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.
A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
Treat all men alike. Give them the same law. Give them an even chance to live and grow.
Women prefer to talk in twos, while men prefer to talk in threes.
A man's kiss is his signature.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn't do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms nature.
Men do not quit playing because they grow old they grow old because they quit playing.
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.
I am an agnostic I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.
By indignities men come to dignities.
Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.
Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions their reasons are always different.
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract it is merely a compact between men.
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.
The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.
Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.
Men won't read any email from a woman that's over 200 words long.
There would be no great men if there were no little ones.
It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.
Men aren't necessities. They're luxuries.
Men and women have strengths that complement each other.
It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.
Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.
Circumstances rule men men do not rule circumstances.
Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Men should strive to think much and know little.
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.
Men often act knowingly against their interest.
The less men think, the more they talk.
Men tend to feel threatened women tend to feel guilty.
Like all young men I set out to be a genius, but mercifully laughter intervened.
Men do not fail they give up trying.
Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one.
I have always supported measures and principles and not men.
Time takes away the grief of men.
If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.
By nature, men love newfangledness.
Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.
There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men, and expects to make a living at it.
Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
A lot of times, women don't get the male perspective in regards to a relationship, what men go through when they're not really dealing well.
Men are different. When they are in love they may also have other girlfriends.
Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
All men have an instinct for conflict: at least, all healthy men.
I have 20,000 girlfriends, all around the world.
Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies.
Men are actually the weaker sex.
Men, who are rogues individually, are in the mass very honorable people.
No gentleman ever discusses any relationship with a lady.
Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.
Men are not against you they are merely for themselves.
Culture makes all men gentle.
When a man is no longer anxious to do better than well, he is done for.
Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
You can't keep changing men, so you settle for changing your lipstick.
Neutral men are the devil's allies.
I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough.
Whenever ideas fail, men invent words.
No nice men are good at getting taxis.
Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests.
For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.
That common cold of the male psyche, fear of commitment.
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.
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.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
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.
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.
All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.
Women may fall when there's no strength in men.
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.
An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
I have no ambition to govern men it is a painful and thankless office.
Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.
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.
If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.
What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.
Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.
Content makes poor men rich discontent makes rich men poor.
Men's vows are women's traitors!
Men shut their doors against a setting sun.
Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!
Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
Clever and attractive women do not want to vote they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!
I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing meI will be concerned at my own want of ability.
The fact is that I find more most men are more open, more generous, and much more stimulating than the majority of females I know.
When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women.
I've found men are less likely to let petty things annoy them.
Black men don't like to be called 'boys,' but women accept being called 'girls.'
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!'
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.
When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.
Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.
Bad men are full of repentance.
Nine men in ten are would be suicides.
Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.
There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them to the right and, again, making all crime mean and ugly.
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.
The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.
Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
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, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?
It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
'Evil men have no songs.' How is it that the Russians have songs?
The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
Sometimes I've been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character.
The working men, I'll go by and they'll whistle. At first they whistle because they think, 'Oh, it's a girl. She's got blond hair and she's not out of shape,' and then they say, 'Gosh, it's Marilyn Monroe!'
If women were particular about men's characters, they would never get married at all.
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.
All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.
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.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Whoever has provoked men to rage against him has always gained a party in his favor, too.
While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.
When women go wrong, men go right after them.
Men have become the tools of their tools.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies.
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
Mothers - especially single mothers - are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being.
Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
Power does not corrupt men fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.
Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Things that I felt absolutely sure of but a few years ago, I do not believe now. This thought makes me see more clearly how foolish it would be to expect all men to agree with me.
I'm supposed to have a Ph.D. on the subject of women. But the truth is I've flunked more often than not. I'm very fond of women I admire them. But, like all men, I don't understand them.
An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.
Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.
Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.
A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness, as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men - and people in general.
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions.
If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.
Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
When Jesus comes back, these crazy, greedy, capitalistic men are gonna kill him again.
Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.
Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries - for heavy ones they cannot.
Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets.
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.
But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.
I think the part of media that romanticizes criminal behavior, things that a person will say against women, profanity, being gangster, having multiple children with multiple men and women and not wanting to is prevalent. When you look at the majority of shows on television they placate that kind of behavior.
A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.
Of all the men that have run for president in the twentieth century, only George McGovern truly understood what a monument America could be to the human race.
Beware of men who cry. It's true that men who cry are sensitive to and in touch with feelings, but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to and in touch with are their own.
Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.
Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor.
The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
Dear Lord we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.
I try to speak my points of view about black America, and how I feel about black men and the role that black men should play in their lives with their children and in their lives with their women.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
Personally, I like two types of men - domestic and foreign.
Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.
As a rule, men worry more about what they can't see than about what they can.
If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the distain of one, go ahead, get married.
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him.
Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men.
Today is Valentine's Day - or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day!
The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.
Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.
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.
Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do.
Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
States are as the men, they grow out of human characters.
I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.
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.
All religions have been made by men.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
I shall never be a heretic I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers.
More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.
Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence they go stark, raving mad.
Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.
Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.
There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.
Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge.
Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die.
These are the times that try men's souls.
The only really happy folk are married women and single men.
When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
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.
It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.
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.
I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.
Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.
All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
When men attempt bold gestures, generally it's considered romantic. When women do it, it's often considered desperate or psycho.
Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities.
Real men are sadly lacking in this world, for when they are put to the test they prove worthless.
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.
The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man.
Guys are simple... women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically.
Men exist for the sake of one another.
Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men.
I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.
To the person with a firm purpose all men and things are servants.
I don't think feminism, as I understand the definition, implies the rejection of maternal values, nurturing children, caring about the men in your life. That is just nonsense to me.
Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.
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.
It is past time for women to take their rightful place, side by side with men, in the rooms where the fates of peoples, where their children's and grandchildren's fates, are decided.
What makes a woman beautiful is her loyalty to and her friendships with other women, and her honesty with men.
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.
What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.
One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex.
People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought. If thought is immature, liberty of thought becomes a method of converting men into animals.
What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.
You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.
To die for an idea it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!
Men cheat for the same reason that dogs lick their balls... because they can.
There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
You know when you're young and you see a play in high school, and the guys all have gray in their hair and they're trying to be old men and they have no idea what that's like? It's just that stupid the other way around.
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.
You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.
Some men know that a light touch of the tongue, running from a woman's toes to her ears, lingering in the softest way possible in various places in between, given often enough and sincerely enough, would add immeasurably to world peace.
Wealthy men can't live in an island that is encircled by poverty. We all breathe the same air. We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance.
I have never met anyone who did not support our troops. Sometimes, however, we hear accusations that someone or some group does not support the men and women serving in our Armed Forces. But this is pure demagoguery, and it is intellectually dishonest.
Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak and at last some crisis shows what we have become.
When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says 'I was beaten,' he does not say 'My men were beaten.'
There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.
Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another.
There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.
The person 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.
When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.
Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.
All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.
I'm a simple man. All I want is enough sleep for two normal men, enough whiskey for three, and enough women for four.
Books are not men and yet they stay alive.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.
Men are more prone to cheating, definitely.
So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable.
A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to take it off of you.
Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
You can kill ten of our men for every one we kill of yours. But even at those odds, you will lose and we will win.
That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.
To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior's spirit. It takes power to do that.
If we know that our own men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that the enemy is not open to attack, we have gone only halfway towards victory.
The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives.
When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are.
I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy, but my motto is: Men's rights are nothing more. Women's rights are nothing less.
It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope.
There's no evidence whatsoever that men are more rational than women. Both sexes seem to be equally irrational.
If it's true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers.
Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
We are anthill men upon an anthill world.
I love all men who think, even those who think otherwise than myself.
As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.
'Men have forgotten this truth,' said the fox. 'But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.'
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.
Time is the most valuable thing on earth: time to think, time to act, time to extend our fraternal relations, time to become better men, time to become better women, time to become better and more independent citizens.
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.
Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.
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.
I never yet feared those men who set a place apart in the middle of their cities where they gather to cheat one another and swear oaths which they break.
Even if society dictates that men and women should behave in certain ways, it is fathers and mothers who teach those ways to children not just in the words they say, but in the lives they lead.
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.
If we became students of Malcolm X, we would not have young black men out there killing each other like they're killing each other now. Young black men would not be impregnating young black women at the rate going on now. We'd not have the drugs we have now, or the alcoholism.
Men like me are impossible until the day when they become necessary.
Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.
Men become accustomed to poison by degrees.
But men are so full of greed today, they'll sell anything for a little piece of money.
The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit.
The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same.
If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths.
Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.
Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.
I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.
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 labor into pleasant tasks.
Speaking very generally, I find that women are spiritually, emotionally, and often physically stronger than men.
We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.
I think people are born bisexual and the make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society. I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I'm also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who is bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I'd never sleep with a girl who had slept with a man.
Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they are worthy of woman's attention.
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct, not by their professions.
Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.
I saw six men kicking and punching the mother-in-law. My neighbour said 'Are you going to help?' I said 'No, six should be enough.'
Men are like the stars some generate their own light while others reflect the brilliance they receive.
It is the superfluous things for which men sweat, - superfluous things that wear our togas theadbare, that force us to grow old in camp, that dash us upon foreign shores.
Men who do things without being told draw the most wages.
Bloody Christmas, here again, let us raise a loving cup, peace on earth, goodwill to men, and make them do the washing up.
I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?
Women in love are less ashamed than men. They have less to be ashamed of.
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences.
Most of us women like men, you know it's just that we find them a constant disappointment.
Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers.
If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against.
It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.
If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.
The new pope knows that his task is to make the light of Christ shine before men and women of world - not his own light, but that of Christ.
I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters.'
The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.
These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.
A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
I mean, honestly, we have to be clear that the life for many Afghan women is not that much different than it was a hundred years ago, 200 years ago. The country has lived with so much violence and conflict that many people, men and women, just want it to be over.
Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it.
All men are not created equal but should be treated as though they were under the law.
What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.
It might be pardonable to refuse to defend some men, but to defend them negligently is nothing short of criminal.
Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life.
Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.
Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.
It's absolutely stupid that we live without an ozone layer. We have men, we've got rockets, we've got saran wrap - fix it!
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.
The latest research has revealed that women have a higher IQ than men.
To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated and we are very loath to believe what we are not able to comprehend.
The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.
I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means.
I like being a woman, even in a man's world. After all, men can't wear dresses, but we can wear the pants.
Brave men are all vertebrates they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.
It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.
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.
Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion.
The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you.
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.
Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.
Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men.
All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.
Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals nay it is treachery to comrades.
When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
When I was a boy, the Sioux owned the world. The sun rose and set on their land they sent ten thousand men to battle. Where are the warriors today? Who slew them? Where are our lands? Who owns them?
Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away.
Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.
It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.
Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men.
All soldiers who serve their country and put their lives at risk need to know that if something happens to them, their families will be well taken care of. That's the bond we have with our military men and women and their families.
Live as brave men and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
I get along with guys most of my friends are guys. It's easier to trust men sometimes. I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
I was surrounded by strong women so it had never even occurred to me that women were anything other than equal to men.
A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.
Although I do wrong, I do not the wrongs that I am charged with doing the wrong that I do is through the frailty of human nature, like other men. No man lives without fault.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they are in, or the fortunes they have met with.
The production of children, the nurture of those born, and the daily life of men, of these matters woman is visibly the cause.
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
A good part - and definitely the most fun part - of being a feminist is about frightening men.
A silent man is easily reputed wise. A man who suffers none to see him in the common jostle and undress of life, easily gathers round him a mysterious veil of unknown sanctity, and men honor him for a saint. The unknown is always wonderful.
Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of men.
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.
A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own.
If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.
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.
Men's ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state.
Give to everyone who begs from you and of him who takes away your goods do not ask them again. And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.
Some men never feel small, but these are the few men who are.
Make no little plans they have no magic to stir men's blood.
What affects men sharply about a foreign nation is not so much finding or not finding familiar things it is rather not finding them in the familiar place.
All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.
Some people think having large breasts makes a woman stupid. Actually, it's quite the opposite: a woman having large breasts makes men stupid.
If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other's nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth.
I love being a woman and I was not one of these women who rose through professional life by wearing men's clothes or looking masculine. I loved wearing bright colors and being who I am.
The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.
If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.
It is the dissimilarities and inequalities among men which give rise to the notion of honor as such differences become less, it grows feeble and when they disappear, it will vanish too.
It is generally recognised that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multi-tasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics.
Men blaspheme what they do not know.
If men are honest, everything they do and everywhere they go is for a chance to see women.
To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.
There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.
It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.
I think that the day you've figured out the differences between women and men is the day that you're no longer attracted to women. It's the difference that is so fantastic and frustrating and angering, and really sexy.
All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.
Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.
Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another but women are by nature enemies.
All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
Women think with their whole bodies and they see things as a whole more than men do.
If I err in belief that the souls of men are immortal, I gladly err, nor do I wish this error which gives me pleasure to be wrested from me while I live.
Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.
We all fight over what the label 'feminism' means but for me it's about empowerment. It's not about being more powerful than men - it's about having equal rights with protection, support, justice. It's about very basic things. It's not a badge like a fashion item.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.
Many men are contemptuous of riches few can give them away.
When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
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.
Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.
Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind. This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes, this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.
All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.
It's rather splendid to think of all those great men and women who appear to have presented symptoms that allow us to describe them as bipolar. Whether it's Hemingway, Van Gogh... Robert Schumann has been mentioned... Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath... some of them with rather grim ends.
Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
Men know everything - all of them - all the time - no matter how stupid or inexperienced or arrogant or ignorant they are.
Women's fashion is a subtle form of bondage. It's men's way of binding them. We put them in these tight, high-heeled shoes, we make them wear these tight clothes and we say they look sexy. But they're actually tied up.
Justice consists in doing no injury to men decency in giving them no offense.
There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.
We must conceive of this whole universe as one commonwealth of which both gods and men are members.
Men will bear many things from a kept mistress, which they would not bear from a wife.
I do not wish women to have power over men but over themselves.
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
Few things are impracticable in themselves and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail to succeed.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.
As to the deceit perpetrated upon women, let it pass, for, when love is in the way, men and women as a general rule dupe each other.
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.
We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play.
Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men, and I will find an excuse in them to hang him.
When men sow the wind it is rational to expect that they will reap the whirlwind.
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy.
Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.
It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.
It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.
Labor disgraces no man unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies in the certainty of committing evil. And men and women know from birth that in evil is found all sensual delight.
I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.
It is a clear truth that those who every day barter away other men's liberty will soon care little for their own.
Men should be like Kleenex, soft, strong and disposable.
The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it.
The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.
The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.
I have known war as few men now living know it. It's very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.
Men, their rights, and nothing more women, their rights, and nothing less.
I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don't seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper.
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.
We must make it clear that a platform of 'I hate gay men and women' is not a way to become president of the United States.
Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.
On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.
Men should only believe half of what women say. But which half?
When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.
As far as the men who are running for president are concerned, they aren't even people I would date.
As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.
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.
English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.
Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
There is one thing women can never take away from men. We die sooner.
Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
Men should pledge themselves to nothing for reflection makes a liar of their resolution.
CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America. Women admire her because she's strong and successful. Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with it.
Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.
Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.
Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.
When men hear women want a commitment, they think it means commitment to a romantic relationship, but that's not it. It's a commitment to not floating around anymore. I want a guy who is entrenched in his own life. Entrenched is awesome.
I know many married men, I even know a few happily married men, but I don't know one who wouldn't fall down the first open coal hole running after the first pretty girl who gave him a wink.
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.
Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?
Reasonable men adapt to the world around them unreasonable men make the world adapt to them. The world is changed by unreasonable men.
Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.
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.
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.
Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
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.
Controversy equalizes fools and wise men - and the fools know it.
Girls have an unfair advantage over men: if they can't get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb.
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.
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.
Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.
The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.
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.
Inconsistencies in men are generally testimony to their immaturity.
I do not consider divorce an evil by any means. It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters.
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.
Strong women only marry weak men.
Men don't and can't live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They don't live by trade, but by work. Give up that foolish and vain title of Trades Unions and take that of laborers Unions.
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.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
In a free society the state does not administer the affairs of men. It administers justice among men who conduct their own affairs.
The most positive men are the most credulous.
Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men.