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Welcome to our collection of quotes about a man. Not any specific man... quotes about a man generally. This collection is all short quotes. We hope you enjoy them, and please share.

One man excels in eloquence, another in arms.


Every man makes a god of his own desire.


Nothing is so sexy in a man as talent.

--Joan Plowright

Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.

--Muhammed Iqbal

Man should be ever better than he seems.

--Aubrey de Vere

A gentleman is just a patient wolf.

--Lara Turner

No man is a hero in his own country.

--John Monash

Hazard not your wealth on a poor man's advice.

--Don J. Manuel

The average man is not hard to mystify.

--Howard Thurston

Man is a messenger who forgot the message.

--Abraham Joshua Heschel

A man's home is his wife's castle.

--Alexander Chase

Man knows much more than he understands.

--Alfred Adler

The truthful man is usually a liar.

--Alfred Nobel

A man's measure is his will.

--Ali ibn Abi Talib

All art is a revolt against man's fate.

--Andre Malraux

A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.


Let each man exercise the art he knows.


A man's action is only a picture book of his creed.

--Arthur Helps

Let's judge a man on what he's done.

--Barbara Bush

Desire is the very essence of man.

--Baruch Spinoza

No man can discover his own talents.

--Brendan Behan

The more a man knows, the more he forgives.

--Catherine the Great

There is a great deal of human nature in man.

--Charles Kingsley

Man cannot live by incompetence alone.

--Charlotte Whitton

A man without enemies is a dishonest man.

--Daniel J. Rice

Life must go on, Though good men die.

--Edna St. Vincent Millay

A man of pleasure is a man of pains.

--Edward Young

Beware of a man with manners.

--Eudora Welty

The gift of a bad man can bring no good.


It is the lot of man but once to die.

--Francis Quarles

No noble man ever hated good wine.

--Francois Rabelais

A man endures misfortune without complaint.

--Franz Schubert

The happy man does not notice the flight of time.

--Friedrich Schiller

The strong man is strongest when alone.

--Friedrich Schiller

A little man often casts a long shadow.

--G. M. Trevelyan

No man can become a saint in his sleep.

--Henry Drummond

No public man can be just a little crooked.

--Herbert Hoover

Man is everywhere still in chains.

--Herbert Read

The destiny of man is in his own soul.


No man is ever old enough to know better.

--Holbrook Jackson

A man is literally what he thinks.

--James Allen

Longer Version:

A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.

The only greatness for man is immortality.

--James Dean

Respect a man, he will do it the more.

--James Howell

A man's errors are his portals of discovery.

--James Joyce

Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The free man never thinks of escape.

--Jeanette Winterson

A wise man thinks what is easy is difficult.

--John Churton Collins

No man's credit is as good as his money.

--John Dewey

Lucky men are favorites of Heaven.

--John Dryden

I never trust a man that doesn't drink.

--John Wayne

Modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.

--Jonathan Swift

No wise man ever wished to be younger.

--Jonathan Swift

He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.

--Jonathan Swift

Never test another man by your own weakness.

--Joseph Conrad

What one man can think, another man can do.

--Jules Verne

The wisest man may be a blind father.

--Jules Verne

Man is never perfect nor contented.

--Jules Verne

A man convinced against his will is not convinced.

--Laurence J. Peter

The wise man reads both books and life itself.

--Lin Yutang

The perfect man? A poet on a motorcycle.

--Lucinda Williams

The more I see of man, the more I like dogs.

--Madame de Stael

To measure the man, measure his heart.

--Malcolm Forbes

A man who lives everywhere lives nowhere.

--Marcus Valerius Martial

Even the strongest man needs friends.

--Mario Puzo

Sensual excess drives out pity in man.

--Marquis de Sade

All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.

--Meister Eckhart

The man who runs may fight again.


Every man is the son of his own works.

--Miguel de Cervantes

Man appoints, and God disappoints.

--Miguel de Cervantes

Man dies of cold, not of darkness.

--Miguel de Unamuno

Man's world is the planet of inexperience.

--Milan Kundera

A man is known by the silence he keeps.

--Oliver Herford

A man's got to know his limitations.

--Peyton Manning

A learned man has always riches in himself.


Every man of courage is a man of his word.

--Pierre Corneille

No man should have another man's voice in his head.

--Robert Jordan

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.


Let every man be true and every god a liar.

--Samuel Butler

A man may keep a woman, but not his estate.

--Samuel Richardson

A man is only as good as what he loves.

--Saul Bellow

Stupidity of man makes the world burn.

--Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann

A fearful man is always hearing things.


No man loves the bearer of bad tidings.


Even a poor man can receive honors.


To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.


A man is known by the company his mind keeps.

--Thomas Bailey Aldrich

No man is wise enough by himself.


It well becomes a young man to be modest.


No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.

--William Cowper

God made the country, and man made the town.

--William Cowper

Man will not merely endure; he will prevail.

--William Faulkner

No young man ever thinks he shall die.

--William Hazlitt

Remember that every man is a variation of yourself.

--William Saroyan

Modern man is a hard-working human.

--Ed Wood

Darwin was Wrong! Man's still an ape.

--Jerome Lawrence

No man is happy; he is at best fortunate.


Man, an animal that makes bargains.

--A. C. Benson

No one man is superior to the game.

--A. Bartlett Giamatti

One man's faith is another man's delusion.

--Anthony Storr

A man can preach no better than he prays.

--Charles Stanley
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