Men Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old men quotes, men sayings, and men proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.     

Niccolo Machiavelli

Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.     

Chuck Norris

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.     

Henry David Thoreau

Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.     

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.     

George Orwell

By nature, men love newfangledness.     

Geoffrey Chaucer

For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.     

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.     

Leonardo da Vinci

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.     

George Orwell

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.     

Herodotus

Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.     

Democritus

Men must know their limitations.     

Clint Eastwood

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.     

Walter Scott

Men are different. When they are in love they may also have other girlfriends.     

Zhang Ziyi

Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.     

Niccolo Machiavelli

When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.     

Ezra Pound

Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests.     

George William Norris

Men were made for war. Without it they wandered greyly about, getting under the feet of the women, who were trying to organize the really important things of life.     

Alice Thomas Ellis

Men are only as loyal as their options.     

Bill Maher

Men don't want anything they get too easy. But on the other hand, men lose interest quickly.     

Tennessee Williams

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

Oscar Wilde

Men are easy to get but hard to keep.     

Mae West

Men are like a deck of cards. You'll find the occasional king, but most are jacks.     

Laura Swenson

Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.     

Walter Lippmann

Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.     

Gene Fowler

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

Abraham Lincoln

Men are what their mothers made them.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.     

Pope John XXIII