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