50 Greatest Quotes on Men

Written by Ron McCarty

Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do. ~ Napoleon Hill

Today’s post as you can see from the title itself is dedicated to men. Well, technically women since they would be the one trying to find answers about men. After researching all day I have been able to compile this post with quotes that might answer some questions and some, as always, will remain unanswered no matter how hard we try.

  1. I never liked the men I loved and never loved the men I liked. ~ Fanny Brice
  2. You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  3. Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power. ~ George Bernard Shaw

  4. When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart’s the last part moves, her last, the tongue. ~ Benjamin Franklin
  5. Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  6. If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see. ~ Henry David Thoreau

  7. All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. ~ Blaise Pascal
  8. The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends. ~ William Hazlitt
  9. All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. ~ Oscar Wilde
  10. God made woman beautiful and foolish; beautiful, that man might love her; and foolish, that she might love him. ~ Unknown
  11. Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot. ~ Oscar Wilde
  12. It’s not the men in my life that counts, it’s the life in my men. ~ Mae West
  13. A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors. ~ Buddha
  14. Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place. ~ Billy Crystal
  15. Men play the game; women know the score. ~ Roger Woddis
  16. Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most times he will pick himself up and carry on. ~ Winston Churchill
  17. There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten. ~ Samuel Johnson
  18. When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself. ~ Louis Nizer

  19. Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  20. Few men have been admired of their familiars. ~ Michel de Montaigne
  21. Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men. ~ Kin Hubbard
  22. If it’s true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers. ~ Doris Day
  23. All men [are] of one metal, but not in one mold. ~ John Lyly
  24. Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth. ~ Chuck Norris
  25. Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters. ~ Victor Hugo

  26. Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against. ~ Thomas Carlyle
  27. Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other? ~ George Eliot

  28. A child, from the time he can think, should think about all he sees, should suffer for all who cannot live with honesty, should work so that all men can be honest, and should be honest himself. ~ Jose Marti
  29. The greatest truths are the simplest, and so are the greatest men. ~ Julius Charles Hare
  30. Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them. ~ Marilyn Moroe
  31. There are more men ennobled by study than by nature. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  32. Young men preen. Old men scheme. ~ Mason Cooley
  33. If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman. ~ Margaret Thatcher
  34. A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age. ~ Robert Frost
  35. Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world. ~ Samuel Johnson
  36. Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
  37. The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall. ~ Francis Bacon
  38. Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves. ~ Aristotle
  39. Men should be like Kleenex, soft, strong and disposable. ~ Cher
  40. There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. ~ Will Rogers
  41. Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be; and a University training is the one best adapted to prevent their becoming so. ~ Samuel Butler
  42. Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. ~ William Shakespeare
  43. Men are only as great as they are kind. ~ Elbert Hubbard
  44. 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
  45. Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. ~ Confucius
  46. In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high. ~ Henry David Thoreau
  47. It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  48. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. ~ Frederick Douglass
  49. Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point. ~ Mohandas Gandhi
  50. Great men or men of great gifts you shall easily find, but symmetrical men never. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know there are way too many quotes on men to simply include in a post. If you got some time and have any quotes on men, please take a moment and share with the rest of us.

Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild. ~ Immanuel Kant

15 thoughts on “50 Greatest Quotes on Men

  1. Harold

    Lothar of the Hill People: [regarding the purported virtues of men and their superiority over women] “And who is better at creating a social and domestic order – one in which we can all create, and be at our best? . . . . uh . . . again, that is a bad example.

  2. Michy

    Here is a few more;

    God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.

    There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on an electric fence for themselves.

    My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn care and vehicle maintenance.

  3. Tessa

    Awesome quotes, my personal favorite I got from http://www.lifepulp.com

    “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  4. Ikporukpo David Bekeebi

    Do You that know success is not a native of any society,you have a space up there,the sky is too spacious for birds to clash,just be determined because determination is the wing that propels the helicoter of success.Don’t forget until you do something,nothing happens,the most important thing is to begin even if the first step is the hardest.You can’t arrive at your promised land if egyty is still your focus.

  5. Ben

    Never accept rides from strange women. And remember that all women are strange. In other words, since you should never accept rides from strange men or strange women, and all men are strange, and all women are strange, never, EVER accept rides. From anyone. You’re better off just walking.

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