A man in earnest finds means, or, if he cannot find, creates them.
A man in old age is like a sword in a shop window. Men that look upon the perfect blade do not imagine the process by which it was completed. Man is a sword, daily life is the workshop, and God is the artificer; and those cares which beat upon the anvil, and file the edge, and eat in, acid-like, the inscription upon his hilt, - these are the very things that fashion the man.
A man in pursuit of greatness feels no little wants.
A man in the right, with God on his side, is in the majority, though he be alone, for God is multitudinous above all populations of the earth.
A man in whom religion is an inspiration, who has surrendered his being to its power, who drinks it, breathes it, bathes in it, cannot speak otherwise than religiously.
J. G. Holland
A man is a divine companion to another, as well as a devilish one.
A man is a fool or a physician at fifty.
A man is a fool or his own physician at forty.
A man is a fool who sits looking backward from himself in the past. Ah, what shallow, vain conceit there is in man! Forget the things that are behind. That is not where you live. Your roots are not there. They are in the present; and you should reach up into the other life.
A man is a great thing upon the earth and through eternity; but every jot of the greatness of man is unfolded out of woman.
A man is a lion in his own cause.
A man is a man, though he hath never a cap to his crown.
A man is a man, though he have but a hose on his head.
A man is a stark fool all the while he is angry.
A man is as old as he feels, and a woman as old as she looks.
A man is in no danger so long as he talks his love; but to write it is to impale himself on his own pothooks.
A man is known by his appearance.
A man is known by his friends.
A man is known by the company he keeps.
A man is known by the company he shuns.
A man is known to be mortal by two things, Sleep and Lust.
George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
A man is known to his dog by the smell, to his tailor by the coat, to his friend by the smile; each of these know him, but how little or how much depends on the dignity of the intelligence. That which is truly and indeed characteristic of the man is known only to God.
A man is like a bit of Labrador spar, which has no lustre as you turn it in your hand, until you come to a particular angle; then it shows deep and beautiful colors. There is no adaptation or universal applicability in men, but each has his special talent, and the mastery of successful men consists in adroitly keeping themselves where and when that turn shall be oftenest to be practised.
A man is little the better for liking himself, if nobody else like him.
A man is never astonished or ashamed that he don't know what another does, but he is surprised at the gross ignorance of the other in not knowing what he does.
A man is no more encumbered by his soul than the steed by his bridle or the lake by the swan.
A man is not a horse because he was born in a stable.
A man is not good or bad for one action.
A man is not known until he comes to honour.
A man is not little when he finds it difficult to cope with circumstances, but when circumstances overmaster him.
A man is not so soon healed as hurt.
A man is not to be pitied; pitiable is one who is not a man.
Yiddish] Oif a mentshen iz nit kain rachmones; a rachmones iz oif nit a mentshen.
A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give no peace.
A man is seldom more manly than when he is what you call unmanned, - the source of his emotion is championship, pity, and courage; the instinctive desire to cherish those who are innocent and unhappy, and defend those who are tender and weak.
A man is shy in another man's corner.
A man is the same at seventy as he is at seven.
A man is thirty years old before he has any settled thoughts of his fortune; it is not completed before fifty, he falls a-building in his old age, and dies by the time his house is in a condition to be painted and glazed.
A man is weal or woe,
as he thinks himself so.
A man is what he is, not what men say he is. His character no man can touch. His character is what he is before his God and his Judge; and only himself can damage that. His reputation is what men say he is. That can be damaged; but reputation is for time, character is for eternity.
John B. Gough
A man knows himself best, where his sore lies.
A man knows his companion in a long journey and a little inn.
A man knows no more to any purpose than he practices.
A man looketh on his little one as a being of better hope; in himself ambition is dead, but it hath a resurrection in his son.
A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
A man mag lose his goods for want of demanding them.
A man maie well bring a horse to water, but he can not make him drinke without he will.
A man may always study, but he must not always go to school.
Michel De Montaigne
A man may be a heretic in the truth; and if he believe things only because his pastor says so, or the assembly so determines, without knowing other reason, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes his heresy.
A man may be an artist, though he have not his tools about him.
A man may be as much a fool from the want of sensibility as the want of sense.