A man may live after losing his life but not after losing his honour.
A man may live long, and die at last in ignorance of many truths, which his mind was capable of knowing, and that with certainty. Locke
A man may live upon little, but he cannot live upon nothing.
A man may lose his goods for want of demanding them.
A man may lose more in an hour than he can get in seven.
A man may love his house well, though he ride not on the ridge.
A man may not wive, and also thrive, and all in a year.
A man may play the fool in everything else, but not in poetry. Michel De Montaigne
A man may provoke his own dog to bite him.
A man may quarrel with himself alone; that is, by controverting his better instincts and knowledge when brought face to face with temptation. Channing
A man may say even his Pater-noster out of time.
A man may see it with half an eye.
A man may smile, and smile, and be a villain. Shakespeare
A man may smoke, or drink, or take snuff, till he is unable to pass away his time without it, not to mention how our delight in any particular study, art, or science, rises and improves in proportion to the application which we bestow upon it. Thus, what was at first an exercise, becomes at length an entertainment. Addison
A man may talk like a wise man, and yet act like a fool.
A man may tell a lie till he believes it.
A man may twist as he pleases, and do what he pleases, but he inevitably comes back to the track to which nature has destined him. Goethe
A man may well bring a horse to the water, John Heywood, (1497??1580?), But he cannot make him drinke without he will. John Heywood, (1497??1580?), Proverbes. Part i. Chap. xi.
A man may with more impunity be guilty of an actual breach, either of real good breeding or good morals, than appear ignorant of the most minute points of fashionable etiquette. Scott
A man may write at any time if he set himself doggedly to it. Johnson
A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose all his life to the grindstone and die not worth a groat at last. Franklin
A man must ask his wife's leave to thrive.
A man must be excessively stupid, as well as uncharitable, who believes there is no virtue but on his own side. Addison
A man must become wise at his own expense. Montaigne
A man must either imitate the vicious or hate them. Michel De Montaigne
A man must go old to the court, and young to a cloister, that would go thence to heaven.
A man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all the doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false. Franklin
A man must have courage to fear. Michel De Montaigne
A man must have his bread from his home, and his companion from his own village.
A man must insult himself before others will.
A man must not leave the king's highway for a pathway.
A man must often exercise or fast or take physic, or be sick. Sir W. Temple
A man must plough with such oxen as he has.
A man must plow with such oxen as he hath.
A man must sell his ware at the rates of the market.
A man must serve his time to ev'ry trade, Save censure; critics all are ready made: Take hackney'd jokes from Miller, got by rote, With just enough of learning to misquote; A mind well skill'd to find or forge a fault, A turn for punning - call it Attic salt - Fear not to lie - 'twill seem a lucky hit; Shrink not from blasphemy - 'twill pass for wit; Care not for feeling, pass your proper jest - And stand a critic, hated, yet caress'd. Byron
A man need not look in your mouth to know/see how old you are.
A man never has good luck who has a bad wife. Beecher
A man never outlives his conscience, and that, for this cause only, he cannot outlive himself. South
A man never so beautifully shows his own strength as when he respects a woman's softness. Douglas Jerrold
A man never speaks of himself without loss. Michel De Montaigne
A man never surfeits of too much honesty.
A man of a great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle, and no staffe to spin. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
A man of courage is also full of faith. Cicero
A man of courage never wants weapons.
A man of feeble character resembles a reed that bends with every gust of wind. M?gha.
A man of genius is inexhaustible only in proportion as he is always re-nourishing his genius. Bulwer-Lytton
A man of genius may sometimes suffer a miserable sterility; but at other times he will feel himself the magician of thought. John Foster