A man who loves only himself and his pleasures is vain, presumptuous, and wicked even from principle. Vauvenargues
A man who owes a little can clear it off in a very little time, and, if be is a prudent man, will; whereas a man, who by long negligence, owes a great deal, despairs of ever being able to pay, and therefore never looks into his accounts at all. Chesterfield
A man who pours drugs of which he knows little into a body of which he knows less. Voltaire
A man who sells his conscience for his interest, will sell it for his pleasure. A man who will betray his country, will betray his friend. Miss Edgeworth
A man who shows no defect is a fool or a hypocrite, whom we should mistrust. There are defects so bound to fine qualities that they announce them, - defects which it is well not to correct. Joubert
A man who steals a trifle is put in prison, who steals a fortune is a great man.
A man who stole the livery of the court of heaven to serve the devil in. Pollok
A man who suddenly becomes generous may please fools, but he will not deceive the wise. Phædrus
A man who writes well writes not as others write, but as he himself writes; it is often in speaking badly that he speaks well. Montesquieu
A man whose heart is not contented is like a snake which tries to swallow an elephant.
A man will never change his mind if he has no mind to change.
A man will not lose a hog for a half pennyworth of tar.
A man will turn over half a library to make one book. Johnson
A man with a loud laugh makes truth itself seem folly, Truth is great and will win out.
A man with a running head never wants wherewith to trouble himself.
A man with a shaved head can suffer, but it's not like a bald person. Africa
A man with a sour face should not open a shop.
A man with a wife is better off than a bachelor. Africa
A man with great talents, but void of discretion, is like Polyphemus in the fable, strong and blind, endued with an irresistible force, which for want of sight is of no use to him. Addison
A man without a smiling face must not open a shop. (Chinese)
A man without a wife is a man without a care.
A man without a wife is but half a man.
A man without a wife, a house without a roof.
A man without ambition is like a woman without beauty. Frank Harris, Montes the Matador 190
A man without earnestness is a mournful and perplexing spectacle. But it is a consolation to believe, as we must of such a one, that he is the most effectual and compulsive of all schools. John Sterling
A man without moneh is a bow without an arrow.
A man without money is like a bow without an arrow.
A man without money is like a ship without sails.
A man without reason is a beast in season.
A man would die, though he were neither valiant nor miserable, only upon a weariness to do the same thing so often over and over again. Bacon
A man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket, and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable, and should be secured, because they seldom return. Bacon
A man would have no pleasures in discovering all the beauties of the universe, even in heaven itself, unless he had a partner to whom he might communicate his joys. Cicero
A man would live in Italy (a place of pleasure) but he would chuse to dy in Spain (where they say the Catholick Religion is professed with greatest strictness). George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small package.
A man's a man for a' that. Burns
A man's a man, But when you see a king, you see the work Of many thousand men. George Eliot
A man's a man; but when you see a king, you see the work of many thousand men. George Eliot
A man's accusations of himself are always believed. Michel De Montaigne
A man's appearance falls within the censure of every one that sees him; his parts and learning very few are judges of. Steele
A man's being in a good or bad humor depends upon his will. Johnson
A man's best fortune or his worst is a wife.
A man's best fortune or his worst is his wife.
A man's character depends on whether his friends are good or bad.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow. Beecher
A man's country is where he does well.
A man's decoration is his clothes, a tree's decoration is its leaves.
A man's desires always disappoint him; for though he meets with something that gives him satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers his expectation. La Rochefoucauld
A man's destiny is alwayes dark. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
A man's diary is a record in youth of his sentiments, in middle age of his actions, in old age of his reflections. John Quincy Adams