A man cannot learn to be wise any more than he can learn to be handsome.
H. W. Shaw
A man cannot leave a better legacy to the world than a well educated family.
A man cannot leave his wisdom or his experience to his heirs.
A man cannot live by air.
A man cannot live by the air.
A man cannot possess anything that is better than a good wife, or anything that is worse than a bad one.
A man cannot practise sin and be a good citizen. Burke says very truly: 'Whatever disunites man from God disunites man from man.'
A man cannot spin and reel at the same time.
A man cannot whistle and drink at the same time.
A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end' - and in the meantime it is good to drink vodka.
Yiddish] "Odem yesode meofe vesofe leofe," beyno - lveyno iz gut a trink bronfn.
A man conversing in earnest, if he watch his intellectual processes, will find that a material image, more or less luminous, arises in his mind, contemporaneous with every thought, which furnishes the vestment of the thought. Hence, good writing and brilliant discourse are perpetual allegories.
A man convinced against his will,
Is of the some opinion still.
A man deep wounded may feel too much pain to feel much anger.
A man defines his standing at the court of chastity by his views of women.
A man dies as often as he loses his friends.
A man dishonored is worse than dead.
A man does not live a hundred years, yet he worries enough for a thousand.
A man does not necessarily sin who does that which our reason and our conscience condemn.
J. G. Holland
A man does not plant a tree for himself; he plants it for posterity.
Alexander Smith, Dreamthorp, 2
A man does not please long when he has only one species of wit.
A man does not wonder at what he sees frequently, even though he be ignorant of the reason. If anything happens which he has not seen before, he calls it a prodigy.
A man doesn't learn on your wife.
A man eminent in learning has not even a little virtue if he fears to practise it. What precious things can be shown to a blind man when he holds a lamp in his hand?
A man endowed with great perfections, without good-breeding, is like one who has his pockets full of gold, but always wants change for his ordinary occasions.
A man exercising no forethought will soon experience present sorrow.
A man far from his good is nigh his harm.
A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.
A man finds no sweeter voice in all the world than that which chants his praise.
A man gets no thanks for what he loses at play.
A man guilty of poverty easily believes himself suspected.
A man had better have a dule than a dawkin.
A man had better have a good character rather than a handsome face.
A man had better ne'er been born,
as have his nails on a Sunday shorn.
A man has (a) choice to begin love, but not to end it.
A man has generally the good or ill qualities which he attributes to mankind.
A man has learned much, who has learned to die.
A man has many enemies when his back is to the wall.
A man has no more goods than he gets good by.
A man has no more religion than he acts out in his life.
A man has no more right to say an uncivil thing than to act one; no more right to say a rude thing to another than to knock him down.
A man has often more trouble to digest meat than to get it.
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
Bible, Proverbs (ch. XV, v. 23)
A man hath many enemies when his back is to the wall.
A Man he seems of cheerful yesterdays
And confident to-morrows.
A man I knew who lived upon a smile;
And well if fed him: he look'd plumb and fair,
While rankest venom foam'd through every vein.
A man improves more by reading the story of a person eminent for prudence and virtue, than by the finest rules and precepts of morality.
A man in a passion rides a horse that runs away with him.
A man in all the world's new fashion planted,
That hath a mint of phrases in his brain.
Love's Labor's Lost, Act i. Sc. 1, Shakespeare.
A man in authority is but as a candle in the wind, sooner wasted or blown out than under a bushel.
Beaumont and Fletcher
A man in debt is caught in a net.