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Men Quotes
Sad Quotes about Men

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The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

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Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
- Henry David Thoreau


 

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

It takes time to persuade men to do even
what is for their own good.
- Thomas Jefferson



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Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington

It has always been a mystery to me
how men can feel themselves honored
by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Men have become the tools of their tools.
- Henry David Thoreau

I begin with the principle that all men are bores.
Surely no one will prove himself
so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
- Soren Kierkegaard

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

In critical moments men sometimes see
exactly what they wish to see.
- the character Spock of the television series Star Trek

If God listened to the prayers of men,
all men would quickly have perished:
for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
- Epicurus

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste
the sky as well as the earth.
- Henry David Thoreau

Force always attracts men of low morality.
- Albert Einstein

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

The means by which we live have outdistanced
the ends for which we live.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is an interesting question how far men
would retain their relative rank
if they were divested of their clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I think men who have a pierced ear
are better prepared for marriage.
They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

While civilization has been improving our houses,
it has not equally improved
the men who are to inhabit them.
It has created palaces, but it was
not so easy to create noblemen and kings.
- Henry David Thoreau

Women want mediocre men,
and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
- Margaret Mead

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him,
that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men,
and when he devotes himself helpfully
to all life that is in need of help.
- Albert Schweitzer

I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself,
I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

Love men and women not for their strength
but their softness,
not for their fullness but their hunger,
not for their plenty but their need.
- Anais Nin
(paraphrase)

It is not work that kills men; it is worry.
Worry is rust upon the blade.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men.
- Robert E. Lee

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

A man likes his wife to be
just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness,
and just stupid enough to admire it.
- Israel Zangwill

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Real friendships among men are so rare
that when they occur they are famous.
- Clarence Day

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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