A man trying to sell a blind horse always praises its feet.
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 warned is as good as two.
A man warned is half saved.
A man was hanged for saying what was true.
A man well mounted is always proud.
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 after his dying speech doesn?t die, bears the same guilt.
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 always wears his best kimono has no Sunday clothes.
A man who attempts to read all the new productions must do as the flea does, - skip. Rogers
A man who believes that he can do everything, let him dig a grave and bury himself.
A man who can't sing is always striving to sing.
A man who cannot mind his own business is not fit to be trusted with the king's. Saville
A man who cannot tolerate small ills can never accomplish great things.
A man who cannot tolerate small misfortunes can never accomplish great things.
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 chases two rabbits catches none.
A man who chews peanuts on the street will swallow the half in the hospital. Africa
A man who continually laments is not heeded.
A man who cries all the time is not heard.
A man who crows about his ancestry is like the potato plant, the best part of which is underground.
A man who develops himself is born twice.
A man who dictates separates himself from others.
A man who does no hard work will never know the value of rest.
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 eases himself in public, gives cause to others to despise him.
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 gets a good man to marry his daughter gains a son, but a man who gets a bad son-in-law also loses a daughter.
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 both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal.
A man who has but one eye must take good care of it.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake. Confucius
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn?t correct it is committing another mistake.
A man who has eaten something becomes shy.
A man who has his feet hacked off cannot scurry far.
A man who has learned much is rich.
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 one finger pointing at another has three pointing towards himself.
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