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.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
A man who has learnt little grows old like an ox: his flesh grows, but his knowledge does not grow.
A man who has no excuse for crime is indeed defenseless!
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.
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.
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.
A man who is always well satisfied with himself is seldom so with others, and others as little pleased with him.
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.
A man who is not ashamed of himself need not be ashamed of his early condition.
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.
A man who lives in a lavatory gets used to filth.
Lion Feuchtwanger, Paris Gazette, p. 535 (1940)
A man who loves only himself and his pleasures is vain, presumptuous, and wicked even from principle.
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.
A man who pours drugs of which he knows little into a body of which he knows less.
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.
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.
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.
A man who suddenly becomes generous may please fools, but he will not deceive the wise.
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.
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.
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.
A man with a sour face should not open a shop.
A man with a wife is better off than a bachelor.
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.
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.
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.