In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
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.
Whoever has provoked men to rage against him has always gained a party in his favor, too.
Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.
Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful and if a little charity is not forgotten, it turns into a gnawing worm.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
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!’
I’ve found men are less likely to let petty things annoy them.
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.
‘Evil men have no songs.’ How is it that the Russians have songs?
A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.
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.
How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
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.
Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own.
Great men or men of great gifts you shall easily find, but symmetrical men never.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.
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.
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.
It was pride that changed angels into devils it is humility that makes men as angels.
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.
Bad men are full of repentance.
Nine men in ten are would be suicides.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart’s the last part moves, her last, the tongue.
Observe all men, thyself most.
Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.
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!’
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.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force – that thoughts rule the world.
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.
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.
Men shut their doors against a setting sun.
There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne’er loved them.
Content makes poor men rich discontent makes rich men poor.
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.
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.
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.
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.
As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
Men are what their mothers made them.
It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
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.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
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.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
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.
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
Force always attracts men of low morality.
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.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Wise men speak because they have something to say Fools because they have to say something.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
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.
No nice men are good at getting taxis.
Whenever ideas fail, men invent words.
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.
Stronger by weakness, wiser men become.
Neutral men are the devil’s allies.
Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
You can’t keep changing men, so you settle for changing your lipstick.
Culture makes all men gentle.
When a man is no longer anxious to do better than well, he is done for.
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.
Men, who are rogues individually, are in the mass very honorable people.
Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts.
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.
I have 20,000 girlfriends, all around the world.
All men’s gains are the fruit of venturing.
All men have an instinct for conflict: at least, all healthy men.
Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
Men are different. When they are in love they may also have other girlfriends.
Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.