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Men Quotes

Men and women have always been typecast as having certain basic personalities. While men are considered to be logical and practical, women are believed to be emotional. The latter provides stability in a relationship, while the former provides support. It is these typical qualities of men that have been mentioned in the form of quotes, by renowned personalities around the world. If you also want to know what men are basically like, go through the famous quotations and sayings about men, provided in the lines below.

Pamela Anderson

You don't want to have to be the man and the woman in the relationship. I always say you want a man who can fix the toilet.

Calvin Coolidge

Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.

Voltaire

All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.

Aldous Huxley

My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.

Jon Stewart

I can't sing. Never been able to sing. I can't do voices very well. Every impression I do sounds the same. I can't dunk. Man, would I give anything to dunk. Just once.

Soren Kierkegaard

Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.

Samuel Johnson

A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.

Audre Lorde

Remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men.

Walter Winchell

An optimist is someone who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery.

Thomas Mann

Disease makes men more physical, it leaves them nothing but body.

Thomas Merton

A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.

Elbert Hubbard

A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares.

Helen Rowland

A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.

Abbie Hoffman

When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.

Alexander Hamilton

In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

Steve Carell

Just the idea of him with a love interest is mind-boggling, ... I don't know how it could be handled.

Confucius

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.

Susan B. Anthony

I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy, but my motto is: Men's rights are nothing more. Women's rights are nothing less.

Albert Camus

The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.

Voltaire

All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.

Billie Jean King

Men can have a huge turnover of sponsorship and still survive a lot better than the women. But the women's ratings are better, at least at home in the United States than in the men's tennis.

Joseph Conrad

An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.

Louisa May Alcott

Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are.

Linda Evans

I always looked for a man to rescue me and bring me happiness. I bought into that myth, of course, and looked for my own Prince Charming.

Soren Kierkegaard

How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.

Alice Walker

The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.

David Lloyd George

A young man who isn't a socialist hasn't got a heart; an old man who is a socialist hasn't got a head.

Mae West

A man's kiss is his signature.

Benjamin Disraeli

Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions.

Samuel Johnson

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.

H. L. Mencken

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!

Rita Rudner

Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?

Edgar Watson Howe

A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.

John Mason Brown

You had a change two years ago in the chief executive, so you had a change at the top in terms of direction. He is a careful man but favors expansion.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.

Keira Knightley

I'm doing a film now with a lot of guys as well, so at the end of that I will be growing a beard.

Steve Carell

He's likable and normal but is a slight degree of a hermit and has a huge secret, ... I think it bothers him, but he's getting through and trying to keep a stiff upper lip about it.

Walt Disney

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.

Plato

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.

Confucius

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

Saint Augustine

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.

Francis Bacon

A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.

Susan B. Anthony

I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.

Albert Camus

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.

Bill Maher

Suicide is man's way of telling God, "You can't fire me - I quit.

William Blake

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.

John Milton

No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free.

Joseph Campbell

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.

Henry Miller

The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.

Camille Paglia

Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives.

Epictetus

He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.

Michel de Montaigne

A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.

Dave Barry

Bill Gates is a very rich man today... and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.

Laurence Sterne

An English man does not travel to see English men.

Sir Thomas Browne

Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave.

Edgar Watson Howe

Every successful person I have heard of has done the best he could with the conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.

John F. Kennedy

We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work.

Richard M. Nixon

A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.

George Harrison

I wanted to be successful, not famous.

Woodrow Wilson

A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.

Gloria Steinem

No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office.

Halle Berry

I wish all men were like dogs.

Andrew Carnegie

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.

Coco Chanel

As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!

Aldous Huxley

Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.

Joseph Conrad

A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavor to do, he drowns.

Thomas Hobbes

A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force, to take away his life.

Benjamin Disraeli

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

Samuel Johnson

A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as a task will do him little good.

Charles Baudelaire

Any man who does not accept the conditions of life sells his soul.

Brian Tracy

Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.

Laurence Sterne

In all unmerciful actions, the worst of men pay this compliment at least to humanity, as to endeavor to wear as much of the appearance of it, as the case will well let them.

Chi Chi Rodriguez

Golf is a thinking man's game. You can have all the shots in the bag, but if you don't know what to do with them, you've got troubles.

Rita Rudner

A man will go to war, fight and die for his country. But he won't get a bikini wax.

Jules Renard

I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.

William Lyon Phelps

A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices.

Helen Rowland

A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies. I never felt used for my body.

Jimmy Carter

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.

Zac Efron

Jesse McCartney is one of the nicest people around. I hate when I hear bad things about him, because anyone who knows him would agree that he's a good guy and really humble.

Friedrich Nietzsche

After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.

Oscar Wilde

Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot.

Marcus Aurelius

A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.

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Henry David Thoreau

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.

Susan B. Anthony

I don't want to die as long as I can work; the minute I can not, I want to go.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men wish to be saved from the mischiefs of their vices, but not from their vices.

Richard Burton

An actor is something less than a man, while an actress is something more than a woman.

Aldous Huxley

Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work.

Alan Watts

But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.

Emily Dickinson

Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.

W. H. Auden

Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.

Soren Kierkegaard

During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.

Adlai Stevenson II

There is no evil in the atom; only in men's souls.