Single Man Sayings and Quotes

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


A single man is minority, a leader is the majority.     

Amit Kalantri

The normal is what you find but rarely. The normal is an ideal. It is a picture that one fabricates of the average characteristics of men, and to find them all in a single man is hardly to be expected.     

W. Somerset Maugham

A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors.     

Benjamin Franklin

The fate of a single man can be rich with significance, that of a few hundred less so, but the history of thousands and millions of men does not mean anything at all, in any adequate sense of the word.     

Stanislaw Lem

Being single is not always a curse. Sometimes it is a blessing because you don't have to worry about being disappointed.     

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.     

Jane Austen

Sometimes you have to stand alone to prove to others and yourself that you can still stand     

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Such a lot is won when even a single man gets to his feet and says No     

Bertolt Brecht

Thus the skilful general conducts his army just as though he were leading a single man, willy-nilly, by the hand.     

Sun Tzu

A single man of one, only pebbles can be moved, but many men together, stands no mountain that can't move.     

Robert M. Hensel

If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No single man can be taken as a model for a perfect figure, for no man lives on earth who is endowed with the whole of beauty.     

Albrecht Durer

There is no book so poor that it would not be a prodigy if wholly made by a single man.     

Samuel Johnson

If a single man demanded as much as a man with a wife and four children, then that would be a violation of the concept of economic equality.     

Mahatma Gandhi

I believe that as long as a single man may try, any unjustifiable barrier against his efforts is a barrier against mankind.     

Robert Kennedy

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The high courage of a single man is an army all by itself!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

If a wise man behaves prudently, how can he be overcome by his enemies? Even a single man, by right action, can overcome a host of foes.     

Sakya Pandita

The genius of any single man can no more equal learning, than a private purse hold way with the exchequer.     

Francis Bacon

A bachelor's life is no life for a single man.     

Samuel Goldwyn

The notion of the single man began in the 1950's. The idea of the bachelor as a separate life was new and obscure.     

Hugh Hefner

Single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints.     

Rudyard Kipling

There is nothing more deceptive, more grandeur, than the delusion of a single man     

Craig Stone

I am an unmarried man, as opposed to a single man. A bachelor, according to the dictionary, is a man who has never been married. An unmarried man is not married at the moment. Many of these terms have fallen into disuse.     

Raymond Burr

A married man is just a single man who couldn't say no.     

Coling Tegerdine

Not a single man on earth knows from his own experience the how and where of his birth, only from tradition, which is often very uncertain.     

E. T. A. Hoffmann

A man is never more his single separate self than when he sets out on a journey.      

John Dos Passos

Being single is getting over the illusion that there is somebody out there to complete you and taking charge of your own life.     

Omkar Phatakc

No single man makes history. History cannot be seen just as one cannot see grass growing.     

Boris Pasternak

There exists in nature a force which is immeasurably more powerful than steam, and by means of which a single man, who knows how to adapt and direct it, might upset and alter the face of the world.     

Eliphas Levi