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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.

quote by Publius Vergilius Maro: One man excels in eloquence, another in arms. with background image: photo of author Publius Vergilius Maro with quote

One man excels in eloquence, another in arms.

--Virgil
quote by Publius Vergilius Maro: Every man makes a god of his own desire. with background image: photo of author Publius Vergilius Maro with quote

Every man makes a god of his own desire.

--Virgil
quote by Joan Plowright: Nothing is so sexy in a man as talent. with background image: lone tree in grassland
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Nothing is so sexy in a man as talent.

--Joan Plowright
quote by Muhammed Iqbal: Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct. with background image: person holding gray and beige roman numeral alarm clock
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Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.

--Muhammed Iqbal
quote by Aubrey de Vere: Man should be ever better than he seems. with background image: green leaf in close up photography
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Man should be ever better than he seems.

--Aubrey de Vere
quote by Lara Turner: A gentleman is just a patient wolf. with background image: photo of brown wood slab
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A gentleman is just a patient wolf.

--Lara Turner
quote by John Monash: No man is a hero in his own country. with background image: 100 us dollar bill
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No man is a hero in his own country.

--John Monash
quote by Don J. Manuel: Hazard not your wealth on a poor man's advice. with background image: white paint palette with black paint beside ink bottle and paint brush
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Hazard not your wealth on a poor man's advice.

--Don J. Manuel
quote by Howard Thurston: The average man is not hard to mystify. with background image: people walking on grey concrete floor during daytime
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The average man is not hard to mystify.

--Howard Thurston
quote by Abraham Joshua Heschel: Man is a messenger who forgot the message. with background image: photo of author Abraham Joshua Heschel with quote

Man is a messenger who forgot the message.

--Abraham Joshua Heschel
quote by Alexander Chase: A man's home is his wife's castle. with background image: black portable vinyl records
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A man's home is his wife's castle.

--Alexander Chase
quote by Alfred Adler: Man knows much more than he understands. with background image: man smiling while facing other person
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Man knows much more than he understands.

--Alfred Adler
quote by Alfred Nobel: The truthful man is usually a liar. with background image: photo of author Alfred Nobel with quote

The truthful man is usually a liar.

--Alfred Nobel
quote by Ali ibn Abi Talib: A man's measure is his will. with background image: person holding red and beige twin bell analog alarm clock
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A man's measure is his will.

--Ali ibn Abi Talib
quote by Andre Malraux: All art is a revolt against man's fate. with background image: photo of author Andre Malraux with quote

All art is a revolt against man's fate.

--Andre Malraux
quote by Aristophanes: A man's homeland is wherever he prospers. with background image: photo of author Aristophanes with quote

A man's homeland is wherever he prospers.

--Aristophanes
quote by Aristophanes: Let each man exercise the art he knows. with background image: photo of author Aristophanes with quote

Let each man exercise the art he knows.

--Aristophanes
quote by Arthur Helps: A man's action is only a picture book of his creed. with background image: photo of author Arthur Helps with quote

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

--Arthur Helps
quote by Barbara Bush: Let's judge a man on what he's done. with background image: photo of author Barbara Bush with quote

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

--Barbara Bush
quote by Baruch Spinoza: Desire is the very essence of man. with background image: photo of author Baruch Spinoza with quote

Desire is the very essence of man.

--Baruch Spinoza
quote by Brendan Behan: No man can discover his own talents. with background image: photo of author Brendan Behan with quote

No man can discover his own talents.

--Brendan Behan
quote by Catherine the Great: The more a man knows, the more he forgives. with background image: photo of author Catherine the Great with quote

The more a man knows, the more he forgives.

--Catherine the Great
quote by Charles Kingsley: There is a great deal of human nature in man. with background image: photo of author Charles Kingsley with quote

There is a great deal of human nature in man.

--Charles Kingsley
quote by Charlotte Whitton: Man cannot live by incompetence alone. with background image: purple heart shaped ornament on black and white textile
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Man cannot live by incompetence alone.

--Charlotte Whitton
quote by Daniel J. Rice: A man without enemies is a dishonest man. with background image: photo of author Daniel J. Rice with quote

A man without enemies is a dishonest man.

--Daniel J. Rice
quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay: Life must go on, Though good men die. with background image: photo of author Edna St. Vincent Millay with quote

Life must go on, Though good men die.

--Edna St. Vincent Millay
quote by Edward Young: A man of pleasure is a man of pains. with background image: top view of green succulent plants
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A man of pleasure is a man of pains.

--Edward Young
quote by Eudora Welty: Beware of a man with manners. with background image: photo of author Eudora Welty with quote

Beware of a man with manners.

--Eudora Welty
quote by Euripides: The gift of a bad man can bring no good. with background image: photo of author Euripides with quote

The gift of a bad man can bring no good.

--Euripides
quote by Francis Quarles: It is the lot of man but once to die. with background image: five children sitting on bench front of trees
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It is the lot of man but once to die.

--Francis Quarles
quote by Francois Rabelais: No noble man ever hated good wine. with background image: photo of author Francois Rabelais with quote

No noble man ever hated good wine.

--Francois Rabelais
quote by Franz Schubert: A man endures misfortune without complaint. with background image: photo of author Franz Schubert with quote

A man endures misfortune without complaint.

--Franz Schubert
quote by Friedrich Schiller: The happy man does not notice the flight of time. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Schiller with quote

The happy man does not notice the flight of time.

--Friedrich Schiller
quote by Friedrich Schiller: The strong man is strongest when alone. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Schiller with quote

The strong man is strongest when alone.

--Friedrich Schiller
quote by G. M. Trevelyan: A little man often casts a long shadow. with background image: photo of author G. M. Trevelyan with quote

A little man often casts a long shadow.

--G. M. Trevelyan
quote by Henry Drummond: No man can become a saint in his sleep. with background image: photo of author Henry Drummond with quote

No man can become a saint in his sleep.

--Henry Drummond
quote by Herbert Hoover: No public man can be just a little crooked. with background image: photo of author Herbert Hoover with quote

No public man can be just a little crooked.

--Herbert Hoover
quote by Herbert Read: Man is everywhere still in chains. with background image: photo of author Herbert Read with quote

Man is everywhere still in chains.

--Herbert Read
quote by Herodotus: The destiny of man is in his own soul. with background image: calm body of water and mountain
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The destiny of man is in his own soul.

--Herodotus
quote by Holbrook Jackson: No man is ever old enough to know better. with background image: brown and white wooden star print board
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No man is ever old enough to know better.

--Holbrook Jackson
quote by James Allen: A man is literally what he thinks. with background image: photo of author James Allen with quote

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.


quote by James Dean: The only greatness for man is immortality. with background image: photo of author James Dean with quote

The only greatness for man is immortality.

--James Dean
quote by James Howell: Respect a man, he will do it the more. with background image: group of people sitting on ground with bonfire during daytime
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Respect a man, he will do it the more.

--James Howell
quote by James Joyce: A man's errors are his portals of discovery. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

A man's errors are his portals of discovery.

--James Joyce
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

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

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jeanette Winterson: The free man never thinks of escape. with background image: person holding brown pencil
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The free man never thinks of escape.

--Jeanette Winterson
quote by John Churton Collins: A wise man thinks what is easy is difficult. with background image: three woman holding hands white walking
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A wise man thinks what is easy is difficult.

--John Churton Collins
quote by John Dewey: No man's credit is as good as his money. with background image: green and white ceramic figurine
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No man's credit is as good as his money.

--John Dewey
quote by John Dryden: Lucky men are favorites of Heaven. with background image: brown pine trees near mountain covered with fog
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Lucky men are favorites of Heaven.

--John Dryden
quote by John Wayne: I never trust a man that doesn't drink. with background image: photo of author John Wayne with quote

I never trust a man that doesn't drink.

--John Wayne
quote by Jonathan Swift: Modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense. with background image: photo of author Jonathan Swift with quote

Modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.

--Jonathan Swift
quote by Jonathan Swift: No wise man ever wished to be younger. with background image: photo of author Jonathan Swift with quote

No wise man ever wished to be younger.

--Jonathan Swift
quote by Jonathan Swift: He was a bold man that first ate an oyster. with background image: photo of author Jonathan Swift with quote

He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.

--Jonathan Swift
quote by Joseph Conrad: Never test another man by your own weakness. with background image: photo of author Joseph Conrad with quote

Never test another man by your own weakness.

--Joseph Conrad
quote by Jules Verne: What one man can think, another man can do. with background image: photo of author Jules Verne with quote

What one man can think, another man can do.

--Jules Verne
quote by Jules Verne: The wisest man may be a blind father. with background image: photo of author Jules Verne with quote

The wisest man may be a blind father.

--Jules Verne
quote by Jules Verne: Man is never perfect nor contented. with background image: photo of author Jules Verne with quote

Man is never perfect nor contented.

--Jules Verne
quote by Laurence J. Peter: A man convinced against his will is not convinced. with background image: person holding dried beans
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A man convinced against his will is not convinced.

--Laurence J. Peter
quote by Lin Yutang: The wise man reads both books and life itself. with background image: photo of author Lin Yutang with quote

The wise man reads both books and life itself.

--Lin Yutang
quote by Lucinda Williams: The perfect man? A poet on a motorcycle. with background image: photo of author Lucinda Williams with quote

The perfect man? A poet on a motorcycle.

--Lucinda Williams
quote by Madame de Stael: The more I see of man, the more I like dogs. with background image: black dog photography
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The more I see of man, the more I like dogs.

--Madame de Stael
quote by Malcolm Forbes: To measure the man, measure his heart. with background image: two gold-colored skeleton keys
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To measure the man, measure his heart.

--Malcolm Forbes
quote by Marcus Valerius Martial: A man who lives everywhere lives nowhere. with background image: full-bloomed red and white tulip flowers
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A man who lives everywhere lives nowhere.

--Marcus Valerius Martial
quote by Mario Puzo: Even the strongest man needs friends. with background image: sunset
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Even the strongest man needs friends.

--Mario Puzo
quote by Marquis de Sade: Sensual excess drives out pity in man. with background image: photo of author Marquis de Sade with quote

Sensual excess drives out pity in man.

--Marquis de Sade
quote by Meister Eckhart: All God wants of man is a peaceful heart. with background image: green leaf in close up photography
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All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.

--Meister Eckhart
quote by Menander: The man who runs may fight again. with background image: photo of author Menander with quote

The man who runs may fight again.

--Menander
quote by Miguel de Cervantes: Every man is the son of his own works. with background image: fawn pug in close up photography
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Every man is the son of his own works.

--Miguel de Cervantes
quote by Miguel de Cervantes: Man appoints, and God disappoints. with background image: person holding hands
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Man appoints, and God disappoints.

--Miguel de Cervantes
quote by Miguel de Unamuno: Man dies of cold, not of darkness. with background image: photo of author Miguel de Unamuno with quote

Man dies of cold, not of darkness.

--Miguel de Unamuno
quote by Milan Kundera: Man's world is the planet of inexperience. with background image: stars in the sky during night time
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Man's world is the planet of inexperience.

--Milan Kundera
quote by Oliver Herford: A man is known by the silence he keeps. with background image: photo of author Oliver Herford with quote

A man is known by the silence he keeps.

--Oliver Herford
quote by Peyton Manning: A man's got to know his limitations. with background image: photo of author Peyton Manning with quote

A man's got to know his limitations.

--Peyton Manning
quote by Phaedrus: A learned man has always riches in himself. with background image: people standing inside city building
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A learned man has always riches in himself.

--Phaedrus
quote by Pierre Corneille: Every man of courage is a man of his word. with background image: photo of author Pierre Corneille with quote

Every man of courage is a man of his word.

--Pierre Corneille
quote by Robert Jordan: No man should have another man's voice in his head. with background image: photo of author Robert Jordan with quote

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

--Robert Jordan
quote by Sallust: Every man is the architect of his own fortune. with background image: photo of author Sallust with quote

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

--Sallust
quote by Samuel Butler: Let every man be true and every god a liar. with background image: photo of author Samuel Butler with quote

Let every man be true and every god a liar.

--Samuel Butler
quote by Samuel Richardson: A man may keep a woman, but not his estate. with background image: photo of author Samuel Richardson with quote

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

--Samuel Richardson
quote by Saul Bellow: A man is only as good as what he loves. with background image: person holding yellow petaled flower
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A man is only as good as what he loves.

--Saul Bellow
quote by Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann: Stupidity of man makes the world burn. with background image: boy wearing American flag print eyeglasses sticking his mouth open
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Stupidity of man makes the world burn.

--Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann
quote by Sophocles: A fearful man is always hearing things. with background image: photo of author Sophocles with quote

A fearful man is always hearing things.

--Sophocles
quote by Sophocles: No man loves the bearer of bad tidings. with background image: photo of author Sophocles with quote

No man loves the bearer of bad tidings.

--Sophocles
quote by Sophocles: Even a poor man can receive honors. with background image: photo of author Sophocles with quote

Even a poor man can receive honors.

--Sophocles
quote by Sophocles: To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task. with background image: photo of author Sophocles with quote

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

--Sophocles
quote by Thomas Bailey Aldrich: A man is known by the company his mind keeps. with background image: photo of author Thomas Bailey Aldrich with quote

A man is known by the company his mind keeps.

--Thomas Bailey Aldrich


quote by William Cowper: No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach. with background image: photo of author William Cowper with quote

No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.

--William Cowper
quote by William Cowper: God made the country, and man made the town. with background image: photo of author William Cowper with quote

God made the country, and man made the town.

--William Cowper
quote by William Faulkner: Man will not merely endure; he will prevail. with background image: photo of author William Faulkner with quote

Man will not merely endure; he will prevail.

--William Faulkner
quote by William Hazlitt: No young man ever thinks he shall die. with background image: photo of author William Hazlitt with quote

No young man ever thinks he shall die.

--William Hazlitt
quote by William Saroyan: Remember that every man is a variation of yourself. with background image: photo of author William Saroyan with quote

Remember that every man is a variation of yourself.

--William Saroyan
quote by Ed Wood: Modern man is a hard-working human. with background image: 1 us dollar bill
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Modern man is a hard-working human.

--Ed Wood
quote by Jerome Lawrence: Darwin was Wrong! Man's still an ape. with background image: man and woman walking on beach during daytime
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Darwin was Wrong! Man's still an ape.

--Jerome Lawrence
quote by Solon: No man is happy; he is at best fortunate. with background image: stars in the sky during night time
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No man is happy; he is at best fortunate.

--Solon
quote by A. C. Benson: Man, an animal that makes bargains. with background image: photo of author A. C. Benson with quote

Man, an animal that makes bargains.

--A. C. Benson
quote by A. Bartlett Giamatti: No one man is superior to the game. with background image: green plant on brown round coins
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No one man is superior to the game.

--A. Bartlett Giamatti
quote by Anthony Storr: One man's faith is another man's delusion. with background image: body of water under cloudy sky at night
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One man's faith is another man's delusion.

--Anthony Storr
quote by Charles Stanley: A man can preach no better than he prays. with background image: grassland landscape
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A man can preach no better than he prays.

--Charles Stanley
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