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  • A man may live upon little,
    But he cannot live upon nothing at all.
  • 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 love his house well, though he ride not on the ridge.
  • A man may love the kirk well, and yet not ride on the ridge.
  • A man may see it with half an eye.
  • 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 well bring a horse to the water, but he cannot make him drink.
  • A man must eat, though every tree were a gallows.
  • A man must have his bread from his home, and his companion from his own village.
  • A man must keep his mouth open a long while before a roast pigeon flies into it.
  • A man must make his own arrows.
  • A man must not leave the king's highway for a pathway.
  • A man must plough with such oxen as he has.
  • A man must plow with such oxen as he hath.
  • A man must sell his ware at the rates of the market.
  • A man need not look in your mouth to know how old you are.
  • A man of few words.
  • A man of God.
  • A man of good stock will not deteriorate, he will take after his origin.
  • A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.
    Book of Proverbs 17:27
  • A man of noble birth does not go wild and honey does not spoil.
  • A man of silence is a man of sense.
  • A man of straw is better than a woman of gold.
  • A man of straw is worth (o. better than) a woman of gold.
  • A man of straw is worth a woman of gold.
  • A man of straw needs a woman of gold.
  • A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
  • A man of words and not of deeds
    Is like a garden full of weeds.
  • A man often kisses the hand he would fain (o. like to) see cut off.
  • A man often kisses the hand he would like to see cut off.
  • A man on a mission.
  • A man or a mouse.
  • A man or woman with many children has many homes.
  • A man overboard, a mouth the less.
  • A man owns guilt by avoiding trial.
  • A man should live if only to satisfy his curiosity.
  • A man takes his own wherever he finds it.
  • A man that has had his fill is no eater.
  • A man that is lean, not from hunger, is harder than brass.
  • A man that keeps riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
  • A man that talks too much accomplishes little.
  • A man thinks his geese swans.
  • A man thinks his own geese swans.
  • A man travels as far in a day as a snail in a hundred years.
  • A man warned is as good as two.
  • A man warned is half saved.
  • A man well mounted is always proud.
  • A man were better be half blind than have both his eyes out.
  • A man when angry is outside himself.
  • A man who chases two rabbits catches none.
  • A man who has all the fools against him deserves confidence.
  • A man who has but one eye must take good care of it.
  • A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client.
  • A man who is not spoken of is not abused.
  • A man who lives in a glass house shouldn't throw stones..
  • A man who lives in a lavatory gets used to filth.
    Lion Feuchtwanger, Paris Gazette, p. 535 (1940)
  • A man who marries twice is a two-time loser.
  • A man who steals a trifle is put in prison, who steals a fortune is a great man.
  • A man who wants bread is ready for anything.
  • A man who wants to drown his dog says he is mad.
  • A man will never change his mind if he has no mind to change.
  • A man without a smiling face must not open a shop.
  • A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. Having been alive, it won't be so hard in the end to lie down and rest.
    Pearl Bailey
  • A man without ambition is like a woman without beauty.
    Frank Harris, Montes the Matador 190
  • A man without guts lives on his knees.
  • A man without money is a bow without an arrow.
  • A man without money is like a ship without sails.
  • A man without money is not a man at all.
  • A man without reason
    Is a beast in season.
  • A man' di Diu.
  • 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 reaches town before his person.
  • 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 face is a lion's.
  • A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, his next to escape the censures of the world.
  • A man's got to do what a man's got to do.
  • A man's hat in his hand never did him any harm.
  • A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
    Book of Proverbs 16:9
  • A man's home is his castle.
  • A man's home is his kingdom.
  • A man's life.
  • A man's meat is not good for eating, his skin not for wearing: what has he except for his sweet tongue?
  • A man's own good breeding is his best security against other people's ill manners.
    Lord Chesterfield, Letters (9 Feb, 1750)
  • A man's own opinion is never wrong.
  • A man's praise in his own mouth stinks.
  • A man's purse will never be bare,
    If he knows when to buy, to spend, and to spare.
  • A man's ruin lies in his tongue.
  • A man's will is his heaven.
  • A man's word is his honour.
  • A man, a word; a word, a man.
  • A man, as he manages himself, may die old at thirty, or young at eighty.
  • A man, like a watch, can be valued for his goings.
  • A man, like a watch, is to be valued for his goings.
  • A man/a woman of action.
  • A man/woman after one's own heart.
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