Men Quotes

Laurel thatcher ulrich - well behaved women seldom make history....
Albert einstein - so long as there are men there will be wars....

Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors who when their turn comes, will manufacture professors.
Simone Weil
Seneca - be not too hasty either with praise or blame...
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence... too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.
Thomas Jefferson
O generations of men, how I count you as equal with those who live not at all!
Sophocles, Oedpius Rex

During the Samuel Johnson days they had big men enjoying small talk; today we have small men enjoying big talk.
Fred Allen
Man, unlike any other thing organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments.
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
Socrates called beauty a short - Lived tyranny; Plato, a privilege of nature; Theophrastus, a silent cheat; Theocritus, a delightful prejudice; Carneades, a solitary kingdom; Aristotle, that it was better than all the letters of recommendation in the world; Homer, that it was a glorious gift of nature; and Ovid, that it was favor bestowed by the gods.
Francis Quarles
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness to an opponent, tolerance to a friend, your heart to your child, a good example to a father, deference to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you to yourself, respect to all men, charity.
Francis Maitland Balfou
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self - Restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Theodore Roosevelt
I am convinced that the world is not a mere bog in which men and women trample themselves in the mire and die. Something magnificent is taking place here amid the cruelties and tragedies, and the supreme challenge to intelligence is that of making the noblest and best in our curious heritage prevail.
Charles A. Beard
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
Thomas Jefferson
God creates men, but they choose each other.
Niccolo Machiavelli, quoted in O Magazine, November 2003
Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions.
Antoinette Brown Blackwell
My dear boy, no woman is a genius. They are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Our character... is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
George Santayana, "The German Mind: A Philosophical Diagnosis".
Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be.
May Sarton
A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
There is no such thing as a worthless book though there are some far worse than worthless; no book that is not worth preserving, if its existence may be tolerated; as there may be some men whom it may be proper to hang, but none should be suffered to starve.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Generally speaking, men are influenced by books which clarify their own thought, which express their own notions well, or which suggest to them ideas which their minds are already predisposed to accept.
Carl Lotus Becke
For men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in their readiness to doubt.
Henry Louis Mencken
We hold these truths to be self - Evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments a.
Thomas Jefferson
The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection.
Henry Ward Beecher, "Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit", 1887
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Nature is not affected by finance. If someone offered you ten thousand dollars to let them touch your eyeball without blinking, you would never collect the money. At the very last moment, Nature would force you to blink your eye. Nature will protect her own.
Dick Gregory
If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson
What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.
Margot Asquith
A torn jacket is soon mended but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows, We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
Agnes de Mille
Labor disgraces no man unfortunately you occasionally find men disgrace labor.
Ulysses S. Grant
All dimensions are critical dimensions, otherwise why are they there?
Russ Zandbergen
We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them.
Anais Nin
Silence is argument carried out by other means.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
There are two modes of establishing our reputation: to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the former, because it will invariably be accompanied by the latter.
Charles Caleb Colton
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
James Russell Lowell
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
Jane Austen
Real life is, to most men, a long second - Best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible but the world of pure reason knows no compromise, no practical limitations, no barrier to the creative activity.
Bertrand Russell
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory