90 Best Quotes about Men

Men Quote of the Day

The greatest men, you can quote for everything. - Lord Acton, Historian

At first everyone predicted that it would be impossible to hold these divergent people together, but aside from the skilled men, some of whom belonged to craft unions, comparatively few went back to the mills. And as a whole, the strike was conducted with little violence. - Ray Stannard Baker, Journalist

Skill Quotes, Violence Quotes

Like most people who live in India, I complain about corruption, but know that I can live with corrupt men. It is the honest ones I secretly worry about. - Aravind Adiga, Indian Writer

Worry Quotes

Young men, hear an old man to whom old men hearkened when he was young. - Augustus, Royalty


Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. - Abigail Adams, American First Lady

Power Quotes

Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point. - Mahatma Gandhi

History Quotes

From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war. - Margot Asquith, Author

Love Quotes, War Quotes

Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms nature. - Marcus Tullius Cicero, Statesman

Nature Quotes

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to. - George Allen‚ Sr. , Coach

Success Quotes, Ability Quotes

The Covenant of the League of Nations had envisaged sponsoring only the protection of certain categories of men: national minorities and populations of territories controlled by other countries. - Rene Cassin

Control Quotes, Minorities Quotes

It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Women Quotes

It is not short of amazing, the power of a great idea to weld men together. There was in it a peculiar, intense, vital spirit if you will, that I have never felt before in any strike. - Ray Stannard Baker, Journalist

Great Quotes, Power Quotes

We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do. - Francis Bacon, Philosopher

Film is not a woman's medium. If you weren't the hottest kid in town, men stayed away from you. - Lauren Bacall, Actress

Measured by any standard, white or black, Washington must be regarded today as one of the great men of this country: and in the future he will be so honored. - Ray Stannard Baker, Journalist

Great Quotes, Honor Quotes, Future Quotes

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. - Ayn Rand, Russian Writer

Power Quotes

The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men. - Coco Chanel, Designer

Women Quotes

I think one of the basic reasons men make good friends is that they can make up their minds quickly. - Marilyn Monroe

Mind Quotes

The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

Freedom Quotes, Thought Quotes

All evil comes from the old. They grow fat on ideas and young men die of them. - Jean Anouilh , Playwright

Evil Quotes, Ideas Quotes

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep. - Lord Byron, Poet

Death Quotes, Life Quotes

The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. - Ayn Rand, Russian Writer

Truth Quotes

It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow. - Calvin Coolidge, President

Worship Quotes

The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

Great Quotes

Wise men make more opportunities than they find. - Francis Bacon, Philosopher

The very first time I was on a car in Atlanta, I saw the conductor - all conductors are white - ask a Negro woman to get up and take a seat farther back in order to make a place for a white man. I have also seen white men requested to leave the Negro section of the car. - Ray Stannard Baker, Journalist

Time Quotes

We must conceive of this whole universe as one commonwealth of which both gods and men are members. - Marcus Tullius Cicero, Statesman

Wealth Quotes

People ask why there are so few female artists who succeed. It's because women are not ready to sacrifice as much as men. Women want a man, they want a family, they want to have children, they want to be loved, and to be an artist. And they can't; it's impossible. - Marina Abramovic, Artist

Children Quotes, Love Quotes, Sacrifice Quotes, Women Quotes

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision. - Ayn Rand, Russian Writer

Vision Quotes

You have young men of color in many communities who are more likely to end up in jail or in the criminal justice system than they are in a good job or in college. And, you know, part of my job, that I can do, I think, without any potential conflicts, is to get at those root causes. - Barack Obama, American President

Potential Quotes, Conflict Quotes, Justice Quotes

The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness. - Aristotle, Greek Philosopher

Evil Quotes, Fear Quotes, Reverence Quotes

I don't think men get enough flowers. A deeper pink or red peonies are my favorite. But I'll take anything, really. - Waris Ahluwalia , Designer

Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Love Quotes, Health Quotes, Food Quotes, Desire Quotes, Power Quotes

After an unremitting and severe labour of two days, we returned to our old encampment with the loss of some of my horses, and my men excessively fatigued. - William Henry Ashley, Businessman

After the departure of the land parties, I embarked with six men on thursday, the 21st april, on board my newly made boat and began the descent of the river. - William Henry Ashley, Businessman

It is little men know of women; their smiles and their tears alike are seldom what they seem. - Amelia Barr, American Novelist

Smile Quotes, Women Quotes

There are men - now in power in this country - who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit. - John Lindsay

Business Quotes, Respect Quotes, Dissent Quotes, Power Quotes

As my men could profitably employ themselves on these streams, I moved slowly along, averaging not more than five or six miles per day and sometimes remained two days at the same encampment. - William Henry Ashley, Businessman

Profit Quotes

Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire. - Charles Dickens, Novelist

Great Quotes

When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung. - Henry Ward Beecher, Clergyman

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. - Calvin Coolidge, President

Success Quotes, Education Quotes, Determination Quotes, Genius Quotes, Persistence Quotes, Talent Quotes

Advertising men and politicians are dangerous if they are separated. Together they are diabolical. - Phillip Adams, Writer

Advertising Quotes, Anger Quotes

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. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations. - Joseph Addison, Writer

Circumstances Quotes, Innovation Quotes, Enemies Quotes

Muslim leaders should ask themselves what exactly their relationship is to a political movement that encourages young men to kill and maim on religious grounds. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali , Dutch Politician

Aim Quotes, Courage Quotes, Religious Quotes

No country in Europe has a larger proportion of men and women of immigrant descent, mainly from the African continent and mainly Muslim: an estimated six to seven million of them, or more than 10% of the population. - Timothy Garton Ash , Author

Women Quotes

The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit. - Avicenna, Philosopher

Religion Quotes

God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them - John Aughey

Hang in There Quotes

Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both. - Joseph Addison, Writer

Age Quotes

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches. - Henry David Thoreau

Great Quotes

10 Top quotes about Men by William Shakespeare

There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them. - William Shakespeare, Dramatist

Love Quotes, Great Quotes

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. - William Shakespeare, Dramatist

Adversity Quotes

Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them. - William Shakespeare, Dramatist

Love Quotes, Great Quotes, Faith Quotes

The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. - William Shakespeare, Dramatist

Evil Quotes

But men are men; the best sometimes forget. - William Shakespeare, Dramatist

There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures. - William Shakespeare, Dramatist

Life Quotes

Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones. - William Shakespeare, Dramatist

Great Quotes

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. - William Shakespeare, Dramatist

Great Quotes, Honor Quotes

Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying! - William Shakespeare, Dramatist

Vice Quotes, Lying Quotes

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. - William Shakespeare, Dramatist

Time Quotes, Women Quotes

4 Famous quotes about Men by William Blake

Great things are done when men and mountains meet. - William Blake, Poet

Great Quotes

What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children. - William Blake, Poet

Wisdom Quotes, Children Quotes, Experience Quotes

It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only. - William Blake, Poet

God Quotes, Evil Quotes

What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care. - William Blake, Poet

Worth Quotes

5 Popular quotes about Men by Voltaire

Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable. - Voltaire, Writer

Reputation Quotes, Respect Quotes

There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times. - Voltaire, Writer

Time Quotes, Truth Quotes

Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die. - Voltaire, Writer

All men are born with a nose and five fingers, but no one is born with a knowledge of God. - Voltaire, Writer

Knowledge Quotes

All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women. - Voltaire, Writer

Women Quotes, Worth Quotes

10 Amazing quotes about Men by Thomas Jefferson

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Ambition Quotes, Pain Quotes

It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Time Quotes

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. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Life Quotes, Truth Quotes, Happiness Quotes

As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Enemies Quotes

I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Trust Quotes, Fear Quotes

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Life Quotes

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. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Great Quotes

There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Talent Quotes, Virtue Quotes

7 Awesome quotes about Men by Thomas Carlyle

There is a great discovery still to be made in literature, that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

Great Quotes, Discovery Quotes, Literature Quotes

Clever men are good, but they are not the best. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

Clever Quotes

It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

Age Quotes, Happiness Quotes

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. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

Death Quotes, Life Quotes, Time Quotes, Evil Quotes, Judgment Quotes, Justice Quotes

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. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

Reform Quotes

4 Best quotes about Men by Thomas Aquinas

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. - Thomas Aquinas , Theologian

Harmony Quotes, Mind Quotes, War Quotes

Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason. - Thomas Aquinas , Theologian

There is but one Church in which men find salvation, just as outside the ark of Noah it was not possible for anyone to be saved. - Thomas Aquinas , Theologian

Salvation Quotes

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments. - Thomas Aquinas , Theologian

Nature Quotes