A man may come to market though he don't buy oysters.
A man may cry, Church! Church! at ev'ry word, With no pore piety than other people - A daw's not reckoned a religious bird Because it keeps a-cawing from a steeple. Thomas Hood
A man may die old at thirty and young at eighty.
A man may dig his grave with his teeth.
A man may do what he likes with his own.
A man may force a livelihood, but cannot force fortune.
A man may govern himself well who cannot govern others so. Michel De Montaigne
A man may hap to bring home with him what makes him weep.
A man may haud his tongue in an ill time. Scotland
A man may have a just esteem for himself without being proud.
A man may hold his tongue in an ill time.
A man may know by the market-folks how the market rules.
A man may lead a horse to the water, but he cannot make him drink unless he will.
A man may learn wit every day.
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 lose what are his clearest rights by not demanding them.
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 say too much, even upon the best subjects.
A man may see his friend in need, That woudna see his pow bleed. Scotland
A man may see his friend need, but will not see him bleed.
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 speak like a wise man, and act like a fool. Scotland
A man may speir the gate to Rome.
A man may spit in his loof and do but little. Scotland
A man may spit in his nieve and do but little. Scotland
A man may spit on his hand, and doe full ill.
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 threaten yet be afraid.
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 woo wha he will, but must wed whare he 's weird. Scotland
A man may woo whare he will, but maun wed whare his wife is. Scotland
A man may woo where he will, but he will wed where his luck lies.
A man may wooe where he will, but wed where is his weard.
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