Quotes about Men

  1. I get scared to death when I see people who say they've found Jesus Christ, and they're out there, and I wonder, who's teaching them? Who's mentoring them? - Willie Aames, Actor
  2. Grown men do not need leaders. - Edward Abbey, Author
    29-Jan-1927 - 14-Mar-1989

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  3. Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others. - Edward Abbey, Author
    29-Jan-1927 - 14-Mar-1989
  4. The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals. - Edward Abbey, Author
    29-Jan-1927 - 14-Mar-1989
  5. You may be assured that we won't ever let your words die. Like the words of our Master, Jesus Christ, they will live in our minds and our hearts and in the souls of black men and white men, brown men and yellow men as long as time shall last. - Ralph Abernathy, Activist
    11-Mar-1926 - 17-Apr-1990
  6. I think you also understand that one of the key things that's got to be done in Iraq is to build a mentality of understanding that the military needs to be subordinate to civilian control and respectful of its own people. - John Abizaid, Soldier
  7. It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question. I traveled over every part of the country; I conversed with men of all opinions, examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot. - Edmond About, Novelist
    14-Feb-1828 - 16-Jan-1885
  8. There are certain men and women who, from the minute they step in front of a camera, that's exactly where they belong. Connery's one. - F. Murray Abraham, Actor
  9. If these men decided that they have to go in there and fight, I want them to send their own children and grandchildren. I want them to not send a bunch of strangers' kids in there to fight and die. - F. Murray Abraham, Actor
  10. I like men with some belly who are a little over the hill. - Victoria Abril, Actress
  11. All of the men on my staff can type. - Bella Abzug, Lawyer
    24-Jul-1920 - 31-Mar-1998
  12. The establishment is made up of little men, very frightened. - Bella Abzug, Lawyer
    24-Jul-1920 - 31-Mar-1998
  13. Women like silent men. They think they're listening. - Marcel Achard, Playwright
    05-Jul-1899 - 04-Sep-1974
  14. But guys such as Allen and William are more supportive than most men. - Kathy Acker, Activist
    18-Apr-1947 - 30-Nov-1997
  15. The greatest men, you can quote for everything. - John Acton, Historian
    10-Jan-1834 - 19-Jun-1902
  16. And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that. - Lord Acton, Historian
    10-Jan-1834 - 19-Jun-1902
  17. There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men. - Lord Acton, Historian
    10-Jan-1834 - 19-Jun-1902
  18. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. - Abigail Adams, First Lady
    22-Dec-1744 - 28-Oct-1818
  19. No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit. - Ansel Adams, Photographer
    20-Feb-1902 - 22-Apr-1984
  20. Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit. - Ansel Adams, Photographer
    20-Feb-1902 - 22-Apr-1984
  21. The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less. - Franklin P. Adams, Journalist
  22. Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. - Franklin P. Adams, Journalist
  23. Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile. - Henry B. Adams, Historian
    16-Feb-1838 - 27-Mar-1918
  24. The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies. - Henry B. Adams, Historian
    16-Feb-1838 - 27-Mar-1918
  25. It is always good men who do the most harm in the world. - Henry B. Adams, Historian
    16-Feb-1838 - 27-Mar-1918
  26. Individual ambition is undoubtedly a strong motive in student work, but there is such a thing among students everywhere as ambition for others, call it class spirit, esprit de corps, good fellowship, or good will to men. - Herbert Baxter Adams, Educator
    16-Apr-1850 - 30-Jul-1901
  27. My observations of Japanese naval fighting men, their abilities and equipment led me to believe that they gave a better account of themselves than we did. - Jack Adams, Athlete
    14-Jun-1895 - 01-May-1968
  28. Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture - and forget that merchandise must be sold. - James Randolph Adams
  29. Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it. - James Truslow Adams, Historian
    18-Oct-1878 - 18-May-1949
  30. There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. - John Adams, President
    30-Oct-1735 - 04-Jul-1826
  31. The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations. - John Adams, President
    30-Oct-1735 - 04-Jul-1826
  32. A government of laws, and not of men. - John Adams, President
    30-Oct-1735 - 04-Jul-1826
  33. All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse. - John Quincy Adams, President
    11-Jul-1767 - 23-Feb-1848
  34. Advertising men and politicians are dangerous if they are separated. Together they are diabolical. - Phillip Adams, Writer
  35. The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal; but ideas are immortal. - Richard Adams, Clergyman
  36. It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. - Samuel Adams, Revolutionary
  37. Francis Webb is easily our greatest poet and one of the greatest poets in the world but he's hardly ever mentioned. - Robert Adamson, Philosopher
    19-Jan-1852 - 08-Feb-1902
  38. Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men. - Jane Addams, Activist
    06-Sep-1860 - 21-May-1935
  39. Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them. - Joseph Addison, Writer
    01-May-1672 - 17-Jun-1719
  40. Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass. - Joseph Addison, Writer
    01-May-1672 - 17-Jun-1719
  41. Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both. - Joseph Addison, Writer
    01-May-1672 - 17-Jun-1719
  42. When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations. - Joseph Addison, Writer
    01-May-1672 - 17-Jun-1719
  43. For more than three thousand years men have quarreled concerning the formulas of their faith. - Felix Adler, Educator
    13-Aug-1851 - 24-Apr-1933
  44. The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. - Felix Adler, Educator
    13-Aug-1851 - 24-Apr-1933
  45. Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men. - Mortimer Adler, Philosopher
    28-Dec-1902 - 28-Jun-2001
  46. There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. It is when they are in love and reading a love letter. - Mortimer Adler, Philosopher
    28-Dec-1902 - 28-Jun-2001
  47. Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men. - Mortimer Adler, Philosopher
    28-Dec-1902 - 28-Jun-2001
  48. Nothing defines the quality of life in a community more clearly than people who regard themselves, or whom the consensus chooses to regard, as mentally unwell. - Renata Adler, Journalist
  49. Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men. - Theodor Adorno, Philosopher
    11-Sep-1903 - 06-Aug-1969
  50. For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased. - Aeschines, Statesman
  51. I know how men in exile feed on dreams. - Aeschylus, Poet
  52. Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts. - Aeschylus, Poet
  53. It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered. - Aeschylus, Poet
  54. It is good even for old men to learn wisdom. - Aeschylus, Poet
  55. It is always in season for old men to learn. - Aeschylus, Poet
  56. Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away. - Aeschylus, Poet
  57. Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting. - Aeschylus, Poet
  58. If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs. - Aesop, Author
  59. And the buying of new machinery meant not only the possibility of production, but even the new technology, 'cos as I mentioned before, we were back of seven, eight years. - Gianni Agnelli, Businessman
    12-Mar-1921 - 24-Jan-2003
  60. A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government. - Spiro T. Agnew, Politician
    09-Nov-1918 - 17-Sep-1996
  61. The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself. - Howard Aiken, Scientist
    09-Mar-1900 - 14-Mar-1973
  62. Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music. - Alvin Ailey, Dancer
    05-Jan-1931 - 01-Dec-1989
  63. Such and so various are the tastes of men. - Mark Akenside, Poet
    09-Nov-1721 - 23-Jun-1770
  64. Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou. - Akhenaton, Statesman
  65. In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday. - Edward Albert, Actor
  66. Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity. - Alcaeus, Poet
  67. Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are. - Louisa May Alcott, Novelist
    29-Nov-1832 - 06-Mar-1888
  68. It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women. - Louisa May Alcott, Novelist
    29-Nov-1832 - 06-Mar-1888
  69. People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays; men have to work and women to marry for money. It's a dreadfully unjust world. - Louisa May Alcott, Novelist
    29-Nov-1832 - 06-Mar-1888
  70. At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose. - Alcuin, Clergyman
  71. The ocean moans over dead men's bones. - Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Poet
    11-Nov-1836 - 19-Mar-1907
  72. If you were not a sinful, polluted, helpless, and miserable creature, this Savior would not be suited to you, and you would not be comprehended in his gracious invitations to the children of men. - Archibald Alexander, Clergyman
  73. It is commonly said that men are forward to believe whatever is connected with their own interest. This in common cases is true; but it is also true, that when some very great and unexpected good news is brought to us, we find it very difficult to credit - Archibald Alexander, Clergyman
  74. Psychology is the science of the act of experiencing, and deals with the whole system of such acts as they make up mental life. - Samuel Alexander, Philosopher
    06-Jan-1859 - 13-Sep-1938
  75. Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life. - Samuel Alexander, Philosopher
    06-Jan-1859 - 13-Sep-1938
  76. The mental act of sensation which issues in reflex movement is so simple as to defy analysis. - Samuel Alexander, Philosopher
    06-Jan-1859 - 13-Sep-1938
  77. The thing of which the act of perception is the perception is experienced as something not mental. - Samuel Alexander, Philosopher
    06-Jan-1859 - 13-Sep-1938
  78. We cannot therefore say that mental acts contain a cognitive as well as a conative element. - Samuel Alexander, Philosopher
    06-Jan-1859 - 13-Sep-1938
  79. But though cognition is not an element of mental action, nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it, the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly defined a definite value. - Samuel Alexander, Philosopher
    06-Jan-1859 - 13-Sep-1938
  80. He who has no wish to be happier is the happiest of men. - William R. Alger, Writer
  81. Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind. - William R. Alger, Writer
  82. Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up. - Muhammad Ali, Athlete
  83. Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men. - Dante Alighieri, Poet
    01-Jun-1265 - 13-Sep-1321
  84. The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come. - Dante Alighieri, Poet
    01-Jun-1265 - 13-Sep-1321
  85. Our men and women in our armed forces are the real heroes in this conflict. - Wayne Allard, Politician
  86. Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you. - Fred Allen, Comedian
    31-May-1894 - 17-Mar-1956
  87. The advertising world had space men in it before spacemen existed. - Fred Allen, Comedian
    31-May-1894 - 17-Mar-1956
  88. Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making. - Fred Allen, Comedian
    31-May-1894 - 17-Mar-1956
  89. Committee - a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done. - Fred Allen, Comedian
    31-May-1894 - 17-Mar-1956
  90. During the Samuel Johnson days they had big men enjoying small talk; today we have small men enjoying big talk. - Fred Allen, Comedian
    31-May-1894 - 17-Mar-1956
  91. We are so appreciative of the men and women in uniform who are protecting us, whether in Afghanistan or Iraq or on ships around the world. For our security, they are taking the offensive to the terrorists overseas. - George Allen, Politician
  92. When mental energy is allowed to follow the line of least resistance and to fall into easy channels, it is called weakness. - James Allen, Author
  93. Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony. - James Allen, Author
  94. I think men are a beautiful creation. - Krista Allen, Actress
  95. Men are amazing. I love the way they are. They're consistently little boys, and they need to be nurtured and loved. But at the same time, they need to feel like men. - Krista Allen, Actress
  96. I love that men like to look at women, that they love sports, that they need to know the inner workings of mechanical objects. I love the whole makeup of men - that they never mature and are always just boys. - Krista Allen, Actress
  97. The apostles were moved, not so much by an intellectual apprehension, as by a spiritual illumination. They met men, and the need of those men whom they met cried aloud to them. - Roland Allen, Clergyman
    29-Dec-1868 - 09-Jun-1947
  98. Among our own people also the church sorely needs clergy in close touch with the ordinary life of the laity, living the life of ordinary men, sharing their difficulties and understanding their trials by close personal experience. - Roland Allen, Clergyman
    29-Dec-1868 - 09-Jun-1947
  99. I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That's how I lost my mind. - Steve Allen, Entertainer
    26-Dec-1921 - 30-Oct-2000
  100. Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison. - Tim Allen, Comedian