A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.
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 go on living - if only to satisfy his curiosity.
A man should learn to sail in all winds.
A man should live if only to satisfy his curiosity.
A man should live to prove himself worth of his own flesh and blood.
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 be struck when he is down.
A man should not be too happy in the morning.
A man should not keep company with one whose character, family, and abode are unknown. Panchatantra.
A man should not, out of pride and etiquette, swallow his phlegm.
A man should stay alive if only out of curiosity.
A man should stay alive if only out of curiosity. Yiddish] A mentsh zol leben shoin nor fun neigerikeit vegen.
A man shows his character by what he laughs at.
A man shows in his youth what he will be in his age.
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 a drink and then the drink takes the man.
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
A man takes his own wherever he finds it.
A man that begets a barren cannot have a grand child.
A man that breaks his word, bids others be false to him.
A man that does not lie shall never marry.
A man that flatters his neighbour spreads a net for his feet.
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 lean, not from hunger, is harder than brass.
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 warned, is half-armed.
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 that will fight will find a cudgel in every hedge.
A man thinks his geese swans.
A man thinks his own geese swans.
A man thinks that he knows it, but his wife knows better.
A man throws stones not words.
A man to be converted has to give up his will, his ways, and his thoughts. D. L. Moody
A man too busy to take care of his health is like a farmer too lazy to plant his field.
A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
A man too careful of danger lives in continual torment.
A man too good for the world is no good for his wife.
A man travels as far in a day as a snail in a hundred years.