A man that fortune's buffets and rewards has taken with equal thanks. Shakespeare
A man that has had his fill is no eater.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Bible, Proverbs (ch. XVIII, v. 24)
A man that hath no virtue in himself ever envieth virtue in others; for men's minds will either feed upon their own good or upon others' evil; and who wanteth the one will prey upon the other. Bacon
A man that is desirous to excel should endeavor it in those things that are in themselves most excellent. Epictetus
A man that is temperate, generous, valiant, chaste, faithful, and honest, may, at the same time, have wit, humour, mirth, good breeding, and gallantry. While he exerts these latter qualities, twenty occasions might be invented to show he is master of the other noble virtues. Steele
A man that is young in years may be old in hours, if he have lost no time; but that happeneth rarely. Generally, youth is like the first cogitations, not so wise as the second; for there is a youth in thoughts as well as in ages; and yet the invention of young men is more lively than that of old, and imaginations stream into their minds better, and, as it were, more divinely. Bacon
A man that keeps riches, and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
A man that loves to be peevish and paramount, and to play the sovereign at every turn, does but blast the blessings of life, and swagger away his own enjoyments; and not to enlarge upon the folly, not to mention the injustice of such a behavior, it is always the sign of a little, unbenevolent temper. It is disease and discredit all over, and there is no more greatness in it, than in the swelling of a dropsy. Jeremy Collier
A man that will fight may find a cudgel in every hedge.
A man thinks his geese swans.
A man thinks his own geese swans.
A man to be converted has to give up his will, his ways, and his thoughts. D. L. Moody
A man too careful of danger lives in continual torment.
A man unattached and without wife, if he have any genius at all, may raise himself above his original position, may mingle with the world of fashion, and hold himself on a level with the highest; this is less easy for him who is engaged; it seems as if marriage put the whole world in their proper rank. La Bruyère
A man under no restraint is a bear without a ring.
A man well mounted is ever Cholerick. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
A man were better be half blind than have both his eyes out.
A man who always talks for fame never can be pleasing. The man who talks to unburthen his mind is the man to delight you. Johnson
A man who attempts to read all the new productions must do as the flea does, - skip. Rogers
A man who cannot mind his own business is not fit to be trusted with the king's. Saville
A man who cannot win fame in his own age will have a very small chance of winning it from posterity. True, there are some half-dozen exceptions to this truth among millions of myriads that attest it; but what man of common sense would invent any large amount of hope in so unpromising a lottery? Bulwer-Lytton
A man who chews peanuts on the street will swallow the half in the hospital. Africa
A man who does not endeavour to seem more than he is will generally be thought nothing of. We habitually make such large deductions for pretence and imposture that no real merit will stand against them. It is necessary to set off our good qualities with a certain air of plausibility and self-importance, as some attention to fashion is necessary. Hazlitt.
A man who does not learn to live while he is getting a living is a poorer man after his wealth is won than he was before. J. G. Holland
A man who does not love praise is not a full man. Beecher
A man who feels that his religion is a slavery has not begun to comprehend the real nature of religion. J. G. Holland
A man who finds no satisfaction in himself seeks for it in vain elsewhere. La Rochefoucauld
A man who flatters a woman hopes either to find her a fool or to make her one. Richardson
A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune. Whately
A man who has all the fools against him deserves confidence.
A man who has any relish for fine writing either discovers new beauties or receives stronger impressions from the masterly strokes of a great author every time he peruses him; besides that he naturally wears himself into the same manner of speaking and thinking. Addison
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake. Confucius
A man who has learnt little grows old like an ox: his flesh grows, but his knowledge does not grow. Dhammapada.
A man who has no excuse for crime is indeed defenseless! Bulwer-Lytton
A man who has not learned to say 'no' - who is not resolved that he will take God's way in spite of every dog that can bark at him, in spite of every silvery voice that can woo him aside - will be a weak and wretched man till he dies. Alexander Maclaren
A man who has tasted with profound enjoyment the pleasure of agreeable society will eat with a greater appetite than he who rode horseback for two hours. An amusing lecture is as useful for health as the exercise of the body. Kant
A man who holds good cards would never say if they were dealt wrong.
A man who in the struggles of life has no home to retire to, in fact or in memory, is without life's best rewards and life's best defences. J. G. Holland
A man who insults the modesty of a woman, as good as tells her that he has seen something in her conduct that warranted his presumption. Richardson
A man who is always well satisfied with himself is seldom so with others, and others as little pleased with him. La Rochefoucauld
A man who is his own doctor has a fool for his patient.
A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a/his client.
A man who is ignorant of foreign languages is also ignorant of his own language. Goethe
A man who is not ashamed of himself need not be ashamed of his early condition. Daniel Webster
A man who is not spoken of is not abused.
A man who is proud of his money rarely has anything else to be proud of.
A man who is proud of small things shows that small things are great to him. Madame de Girardin
A man who knows the world will not only make the most of everything he does know, but of many things he does not know, and will gain more credit by his adroit mode of hiding his ignorance than the pedant by his awkward attempt to exhibit his erudition. Colton
A man who lives in a lavatory gets used to filth. Lion Feuchtwanger, Paris Gazette, p. 535 (1940)