Men quotes

  • If a man walks in beauty, he will create, and when he creates, he prospers.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Men #Walks

  • It's interesting, winning an Academy Award as a young man... life-changing, but I'm just me within that. It's been very helpful for my career, but I'm trying to stay on the path I was on before.
    -- Adrien Brody

    #Life Changing #Men #Winning

  • I'm very flexible. I've got flexibility in any weight class. If you guys out there want to fight me man, I will fight you guys.
    -- Adrien Broner

    #Motivation #Fighting #Men

  • Honestly, I don't want to get into two grown men's personal business...I like both of them as a person and I love Mayweather as a boxer so I leave it up to them to handle.
    -- Adrien Broner

    #Motivation #Men #Two

  • Sometimes it's not about speed about power, it's about up here man [points to his head]. All these guys are not with me mentally.
    -- Adrien Broner

    #Motivation #Men #Guy

  • Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, ‘You’re disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you.’ But women, we’re supposed to be like, ‘He messed up. He made a mistake.’
    -- Adrienne Bailon

    #Mistake #Men #Forgiving

  • I am not sure that Christ would have been very satisfied to foresee that He would be looked upon principally as a redeemer and nailed forever upon the cross by human ignorance. It seems to me that He above all desired to bring men a message of truth, that He wanted to heal them of their faults by making an appeal to all their energy; He shook them as much as He could, He did not seek to spare them the trouble.
    -- Adrienne Monnier

    #Ignorance #Men #Forever

  • I think about the possibilities for empathy, for mutual solidarity among gay men and lesbians, not simply as people who suffer under homophobia, but as people who are also extremely creative, active, and have a particular understanding of the human condition.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Gay #Men #Thinking

  • To become a token woman--whether you win the Nobel Prize or merely get tenure at the cost of denying your sisters--is to become something less than a mansince men are loyal at least to their own world-view, their laws of brotherhood and self-interest.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Winning #Men #Self

  • An ordinary man seeks freedom through enlightenment. An enlightened man expresses freedom through being ordinary.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Men #Ordinary #Enlightened

  • Charity may be a very short word, but with its tremendous meaning of pure love, it sums up man's entire relation to God and to his neighbor.
    -- Aelred of Rievaulx

    #Faith #Inspiration #Men

  • The reward of friendship is itself. The man who hopes for anything else does not understand what true friendship is.
    -- Aelred of Rievaulx

    #Friendship #True Friend #Men

  • Men of real merit, and whose noble and glorious deeds we are ready to acknowledge, are yet not to be endured when they vaunt their own actions.
    -- Aeschines

    #Real #Men #Deeds

  • For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.
    -- Aeschines

    #Strong #Men #Law

  • Few men have the natural strength to honor a friend's success without envy.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Strength #Success #Men

  • It is always in season for old men to learn.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Education #Men #Literature

  • Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another's might.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Destiny #Men #Waiting

  • It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Believe #Men #Promise

  • I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Dream #Men #Literature

  • For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Men #Sight #Justice

  • Call no man happy till he is dead.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Happiness #Death #Men

  • Tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Men #World #This World

  • Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Marriage #Wedding #Men

  • God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Love #Spiritual #Men

  • But I will place this carefully fed pig Within the crackling oven; and, I pray, What nicer dish can e'er be given to man.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Men #Pigs #Praying

  • Success is man's god.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Success #Men

  • When a man dies, flesh is frayed and broken in the fire, but not his will.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Men #Fire #Broken

  • Lustre of man walking proud beneath the sky diminishes to nothing and goes unregarded.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Men #Sky #Proud

  • Whenever a man makes haste, God too hastens with him.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Work #Men #Haste

  • Good fortune is a god among men, and more than a god.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Men #Fortune #Good Fortune

  • Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Life #Men #Prosperity

  • But when the dust has drunk the blood of men, no resurrection comes for one who's dead.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Men #Blood #Dust

  • For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Children #Men #Literature

  • A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
    -- Aesop

    #Men #Feel Good #Enemy

  • There are many statues of men slaying lions, but if only the lions were sculptors there might be quite a different set of statues.
    -- Aesop

    #Men #Different #Lions

  • Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
    -- Aesop

    #Real #Men #Originality

  • Every man carries two bags about him, one in front and one behind, and both are full of faults. The bag in front contains his neighbors' faults, the one behind his own. Hence it is that men do not see their own faults, but never fail to see those of others.
    -- Aesop

    #Men #Two #Bags

  • Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.
    -- Aesop

    #Adversity #Men #Littles

  • All men are more concerned to recover what they lose than to acquire what they lack.
    -- Aesop

    #Men #Concerned

  • Never trust advice from a man in the throes of his own difficulty.
    -- Aesop

    #Men #Advice #Never Trust

  • I'm Mozart with a focus on the tide Hiding the inconsistencies of man behind water and wine
    -- Aesop Rock

    #Wine #Men #Water

  • The only difference is now more young black men are in the spotlight.
    -- Afeni Shakur

    #Men #Differences #Black

  • The more gifted by nature is a man, the more is deplorable the abuse that he does by using them to shameful ends. A swindler (or crook) of higher condition is more blameworthy than a vulgar scoundrel; an intelligent eveil-doer, having benefited from a higher education, represent a more saddening phenomenon ("phénomène", Fr.) than an unfortune illiterate fellow having commited an offence.
    -- African Spir

    #Intelligent #Men #Abuse

  • In ancient times, any man rising up above the common people tried to shape his life according to his principles; it is no longer like than now; it is (because) for the ancients, moral was a principle of inner life, whereas in our days, most of the time one is content to adhere to an official moral, that we recognize in theory, but that one does not care to put into practice.
    -- African Spir

    #Men #Practice #Rising Up

  • Men who have sacrifice their well-being, and even their lives, for the cause of truth or the public good, are, from an empirical point of view - which scorn ("fait fi", Fr.) virtue and altruism - regarded as insane or fools; but, from a moral standpoint, they are heros who do honour ("qui honorent", Fr.) humanity.
    -- African Spir

    #Hero #Sacrifice #Men

  • Nothing is more stimulating and more salutary to (or for) the inner (or inward) development than the exemple of men devoted to the good. It is in the company of men pursuing a same ideal that the still weavering (or unsteady) soul can set oneself ("se fixer", Fr) and stick to (or attach to) everything that is noble and generous.
    -- African Spir

    #Men #Soul #Inward

  • There is a radical dualism between the empirical nature of man and its moral nature.
    -- African Spir

    #Men #Moral #Radical

  • Arbitrariness and true liberty are as distinct from each other that the empirical nature is distinct from the higher nature of man.
    -- African Spir

    #Men #Liberty #Higher

  • The intellectual development of man, far from having get men away from war, has, rather, on the contrary, bring them to a refinment always more perfected in the art of killing. They even came to raise the methods of slaughter to the rank of "science"... We would not (On ne saurait", Fr.) imagine a more extraordinary moral blindness!
    -- African Spir

    #Art #War #Men

  • As long as men will not be freed from their errors and delusions, humanity will not be able to go towards ("marcher vers", Fr.) the accomplishment of its true destinies.
    -- African Spir

    #Destiny #Men #Errors

  • Apart from selfish reasons, such as fear of punishments, fear of blame, of dishonour, etc, there remains only two motives that can stop (or prevent, "empâecher", Fr.) men from acting badly; the natural sense of commiseration (or "sympathy", - "commisération", Fr.) for one's fellow men - compassion, and the influence of education, by association of ideas ("par l'association d'idées", Fr.) - habit.
    -- African Spir

    #Selfish #Men #Compassion

  • Men spend their life down here in the worship of petty (or mean) interests and the search of perishable things, and with that ("et avec cela", Fr.) they pretend to perpetuate for all eternity their self ("moi", Fr.) so hardly worthy ("digne", Fr.) of it.
    -- African Spir

    #Mean #Men #Self

  • To reform society, and with it humanity, there is only one mean; to transform the mentality of men, to direct them ("les orienter", Fr.) in a new spirit.
    -- African Spir

    #Mean #Men #Humanity

  • The fact that men have a same origin and live in the same universe means that they are representatives of a same unity. Deep down, they are also related (or connected) among them; that they consider (or not) themselves as strangers, this just depends on the feeling (or sensation) that dictate their relationships. In their country, two fellow coutrymen whose paths berely cross (or see each only only briefly) with inferrence, would effusively rush themselves up (or throw themselves) into each other arms if they would happen to meet in a desert, among Cannibles.
    -- African Spir

    #Country #Mean #Men

  • Education has a tremendous power on man. Can't we see to which astonishing disciple the people of Sparte have submitted ("s'est plié", Fr.) for centuries, and this with a view to very petty purposes: purely outer greatness, the military predominace of Sparte. This example proves that man can everything on themselves when they want it ("peuvent tout sur eux-mêmes quand ils le veulent", Fr.); therefore it would only be a question of making them will the good.
    -- African Spir

    #Military #Greatness #Men

  • Man is in pursuit of two goals: he is looking for happinesse and, being by essence empty ("étant vide par essence", Fr.), he is trying to fill (or take up, - "remplir", Fr.) his life; the latter reason play a more considerable role than we ordinarily think. What we take for vainglory, ambition, love of power and riches (or wealth), is often, indeed, a need to mask this emptiness, a need to let one's hair down (or to live it up), to put oneself on a false scent or trail. (de se donner le change", Fr.
    -- African Spir

    #Ambition #Men #Thinking

  • The appalling and shameful scene ("spectacle", Fr.) of disarray and illogicality that manifest itself in the thought and deeds of men, will no longer be seen, once these will possess an enlighten consciouness.
    -- African Spir

    #Men #Deeds #Enlightening

  • A good man ("un homme de bien", Fr.) never wholly perishes, the best part of his being outlives (or survives) in eternity.
    -- African Spir

    #Men #Good Man #Eternity

  • What is the use for a man to have at his disposal a large field of action, if within himself he remains confine to the narrow limits of his individuality.
    -- African Spir

    #Men #Individuality #Use

  • If man do not find in himself the required (or wished, or wanted, - "voulue", Fr.) force to accomplish his moral aspirations, he can try to purt himself in the conditions suitable to assist (or promote, or further, -"favoriser", Fr.) his self-control.
    -- African Spir

    #Men #Self #Trying

  • The need for sociability induce man to be in touch with his fellow men. However, this need might not ("ne saurait", Fr.) find its full (or complete) satisfaction in the conventional (or superficial, - "conventionnel", Fr.) and deceitful world, in which (or where) everyone is mainly (or mostly) trying to assert oneself in front of others ("devant les autres", Fr.), to appear, and hoping to find in society ("mondaine", Fr.) relationships some advantages for his interest and vanity (or vainglory or conceit", Fr.).
    -- African Spir

    #Men #Vanity #Trying

  • Outward, thanks to the knowledge of physical laws, man could subdue (or subjugate...) nature, but inwardly, he remained a slave to it. For, when all is said and done, at what is aiming all this display (or deployment) of activity, if not to realized outward profits, to provide material pleasure (or enjoyment). It is not the first time that men sell their birth right for a dish of lentils, and thus disown (or repudiate or deny) the best of thmeselves.
    -- African Spir

    #Men #Law #Done

  • When under the influence of certain (or some) reasons (or causes) (alcohol, war, etc - added Spir here) the low instincts are unbridled (or unrestrained), the brute appears (or come forward, "apparait", Fr.) and rule over (or dominate), stifling every ("toute", Fr.) noble, generous impulse; it is then the ruin (or downfall or decline) of any humanity in man.
    -- African Spir

    #War #Men #Alcohol

  • We can, following the exemple of Kant, consider the moral development and improvement of men, as the supreme goal of human evolution.
    -- African Spir

    #Men #Goal #Moral

  • Struggle is the meaning of life; defeat or victory is in the hands of God. But struggle itself is man’s duty and should be his joy.
    -- Aga Khan III

    #Struggle #Men #Hands

  • When the sea goes down, there will come from the mainland boats and men. And they will find ten dead bodies and an unsolved problem on Indian Island.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Men #Islands #Sea

  • There is no telling what a human character is. Until the test comes. To most of us the test comes early in life. A man is confronted quite soon with the necessity to stand on his own feet, to face dangers and difficulties and to take his own line of dealing with them. It may be the straight way, it may be the crooked way --- whichever it is, a man usually learns early just what he is made of.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Character #Men #Feet

  • It is really a hard life. Men will not be nice to you if you are not good-looking, and women will not be nice to you if you are.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Nice #Men #Hard Life

  • There is too much tendency to attribute to God the evils that man does of his own free will. I must concede you the Devil. God doesn't really need to punish us, Miss Barton. We're so busy punishing ourselves.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Men #Evil #Missing

  • I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Men #Arguing #Spite

  • Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Men #Want #Fool

  • A weak man in a corner is more dangerous than a strong man. (Inspector Miller)
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Strong #Men #Weak

  • Every man should have aunts. They illustrate the triumph of guess work over logic.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Men #Aunt #Triumph

  • The amount of missing girls I've had to trace and their family and their friends always say the same thing. 'She was a bright and affectionate disposition and had no men friends'. That's never true. It's unnatural. Girls ought to have men friends. If not, then there's something wrong about them....
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Girl #Men #Missing

  • A man when he is making up to anybody can be cordial and gallant and full of little attentions and altogether charming. But when a man is really in love he can't help looking like a sheep.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Men #Sheep #Attention

  • Every ruler must remember three things. Firstly, that he rules man; secondly, that he rules according to law, and thirdly, that he does not rule for ever.
    -- Agathon

    #Men #Law #Doe

  • There are some vile and contemptible men who, allowing themselves to be conquered by misfortune, seek a refuge in death.
    -- Agathon

    #Men #Despair #Refuge

  • No white man uses his feet the way an Indian does. He talks to the earth.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Men #White #Feet

  • I do not want to be the angel of any home: I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. After that is secured, then men and women can take turns being angels.
    -- Agnes Macphail

    #Home #Angel #Men

  • Whatever is dirty, it is women's job to clean up, or drive some man to clean up, and that goes for everything from cellar to senate.
    -- Agnes Macphail

    #Jobs #Dirty #Men

  • It is a fact that all women contribute more to marriage than men for the most part they have to change their place of living, their method of work, a great many women today changing their occupation entirely on marriage and they must even change their name.
    -- Agnes Macphail

    #Men #Names #Occupation

  • When I first came to the House of Commons and walked out into the lobby, men sprang to their feet. I asked them to sit down since I'd come to walk around. I didn't want them doing me favours.
    -- Agnes Macphail

    #Men #Feet #House

  • It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Men #Self #Leisure

  • Men who believe that, through some exceptional grace or good fortune, they have found God, feel little need of culture.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Believe #Men #Grace

  • Letter-writing on the part of a busy man or woman is the quintessence of generosity.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Writing #Men #Generosity

  • Need drives men to envy as fullness drives them to selfishness.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Men #Envy #Selfishness

  • In those happy days when leisure was held to be no sin, men and women wrote journals whose copiousness both delights and dismays us.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Men #Diaries #Delight

  • The sanguine assurance that men and nations can be legislated into goodness, that pressure from without is equivalent to a moral change within, needs a strong backing of inexperience.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Strong #Men #Law

  • The pitfall of the feminist is the belief that the interests of men and women can ever be severed; that what brings sufferings to the one can leave the other unscathed.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Men #Feminist #Suffering

  • Now the pessimist proper is the most modest of men. ... under no circumstances does he presume to imagine that he, a mere unit of pain, can in any degree change or soften the remorseless words of fate.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Pain #Fate #Men

  • Personally, I do not believe that it is the duty of any man or woman to write a novel. In nine cases out of ten, there would be greater merit in leaving it unwritten.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Believe #Writing #Men

  • Tea had come as a deliverer to a land that called for deliverance; a land of beef and ale, of heavy eating and abundant drunkenness; of gray skies and harsh winds; of strong-nerved, stout-purposed, slow-thinking men and women. Above all, a land of sheltered homes and warm firesides - firesides that were waiting - waiting for the bubbling kettle and the fragrant breath of tea.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Strong #Home #Men

  • A man who listens because he has nothing to say can hardly be a source of inspiration. The only listening that counts is that of the talker who alternately absorbs and expresses ideas.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Inspirational #Men #Ideas

  • A country-bred man can always learn to get on with city people, but a town-bred fellah never gets the real hang of the country. You can put city polish on a man, but by golly, it seems you can't ever rub it off him.
    -- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

    #Country #Real #Men

  • [On religion:] Wasn't it invented by man for a kind of solace? It's as though he had said, 'I'll make me a nice comfortable garment to shut out the heat and the cold,' and then it ends by becoming a strait-jacket.
    -- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

    #Nice #Men #Religion

  • Defeat in itself was part and parcel of the great gambling game of politics. A man who could not accept it and try again was not of the stuff of which leaders are made.
    -- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

    #Leadership #Men #Gambling

  • Do you know that the tendrils of graft and corruption have become mighty interlacing roots so that even men who would like to be honest are tripped and trapped by them?
    -- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

    #Men #Roots #Honest

  • There are many men - such as those often to be found among the Indians - who are refined until they have qualities often attributed to the female sex. Yet they are men, and strong ones.
    -- Agnes Smedley

    #Strong #Sex #Men

  • No one yet knows what a man's province is, and how far that province, as conceived of today, is artificial.
    -- Agnes Smedley

    #Men #Today

  • I have no objection to a man being a man, however masculine that may be.
    -- Agnes Smedley

    #Men #May #Masculine