A man of good stock will not deteriorate, he will take after his origin.
A man of intellect is lost unless he unites energy of character to intellect. When we have the lantern of Diogenes we must have his staff. Chamfort
A man of letters is often a man with two natures, - one a book nature, the other a human nature, often clash sadly. Whipple
A man of little learning deems that little a great deal; a frog, never having seen the ocean, considers its well a great sea. Burmese.
A man of many trades begs his bread on Sundays.
A man of maxims only is like a Cyclops with one eye, and that eye placed in the back of his head. Coleridge
A man of moderate Understanding, thinks he writes divinely: A man of good Understanding, thinks he writes reasonably. La Bruyère
A man of noble birth does not go wild and honey does not spoil.
A man of one cow ? a man of no cow.
A man of pleasure is a man of pains. Young
A man of quick and active wit For drudgery is more unfit, Compared to those of duller parts, Than running nags are to draw carts. Butler.
A man of refined taste and judgment. Horace
A man of sense and education should meet a suitable companion in a wife. It is a miserable thing when the conversation can only be such as whether the mutton should be boiled or roasted, and probably a dispute about that. Johnson
A man of strange kidney.
A man of straw is worth a woman of gold.
A man of straw needs a woman of gold.
A man of the world must seem to be that he wishes to be. La Bruyère
A man of virtue, judgment, and prudence speaks not until there is silence. Saadi
A man of wit would often be much embarrassed without the company of fools. La Rochefoucauld
A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
A man of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds.
A man often admits that his memory is at fault but never his judgement.
A man often pays dear for a small frugality. Emerson
A man or a mouse.
A man or a woman may be highly irritable, and yet be sweet, tender, gentle, loving, sociable, kind, charitable, thoughtful for others, unselfish, generous. Charles Buxton
A man ought not to return evil for evil, as many think, since at no time ought we to do an injury to our neighbour. Plato.
A man ought to carry himself in the world as an orange-tree would if it could walk up and down in the garden, - swinging perfume from every little censer it holds up to the air. Beecher
A man ought to inquire and find out what he really and truly has an appetite for; what suits his constitution; and that, doctors tell him, is the very thing he ought to have in general. And so with books. Carlyle
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good. Johnson
A man perfect to the finger tips. Horace
A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the oration of the learned.
A man protecting against error is on the way towards uniting himself with all men that believe to truth. Carlyle
A man selects his enemies, his friends make themselves, and from these friends he is apt to suffer. Donn Piatt
A man shall as soon break his neck as his fast.
A man shall see, where there is a house full of children, one or two of the eldest restricted, and the youngest ruined by indulgence; but in the midst, some that are, as it were, forgotten, who many times, nevertheless, prove the best. Bacon
A man should abhor lawsuits as much as he may. Michel De Montaigne
A man should always allow his fears to rise to their highest possible pitch, and, then some consolation or other will suddenly fall, like a warm rain-drop, upon his heart. Richter
A man should be careful never to tell tales of himself to his own disadvantage; people may be amused, and laugh at the time, but they will be remembered, and brought up against him upon some subsequent occasion. Johnson
A man should be religious, not superstitious. Aulus Gellius
A man should blame or commend, as he finds.
A man should diffuse joy, but, as much as he can, smother grief. Michel De Montaigne
A man should fear when he enjoys only what good he does publicly. Is it not the publicity, rather than the charity, that he loves? Beecher
A man should learn to sail in all winds.
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser to-day than he was yesterday. Pope
A man should never despise himself, for brilliant success never attends on the man who is contemned by himself. Mah?bh?rata.
A man should not keep company with one whose character, family, and abode are unknown. Panchatantra.
A man should stay alive if only out of curiosity. Yiddish] A mentsh zol leben shoin nor fun neigerikeit vegen.
A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome; Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong. Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But in the course of one revolving moon, Was chymist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon. John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel
A man surprised is half beaten.
A man takes contradiction and advice much more easily than people think, only he will not bear it when violently given, even though it be well founded. Hearts are flowers, they remain open to the soft-falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain. Richter