All Quotes and Proverbs

"Man is made by the places in which he lives."

Graham Greene
Graham Greene "Brighton Rock"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is neither angel nor beast, and the unfortunate thing is that he who would play the angel plays the beast."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is not a circle with a single centre; he is an ellipse with two foci. Facts are one, ideas are the other."

Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo "Les Misérables"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is not a rational animal, he is a rationalizing animal."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated."

Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway "The Old Man and The Sea"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is not man, but a wolf to those he does not know."

Titus Maccius Plautus
Titus Maccius Plautus "The Comedy of Asses"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is not the creature of circumstance. Circumstances are the creatures of men."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter."

Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli "Vivian Grey"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is occasionally what he should be perpetually."


Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another."

Anatol France
Anatol France "The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard"

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is the one who desires, woman the one who is desired. This is woman's entire but decisive advantage. Through man's passions, nature has given man into woman's hands, and the woman who does not know how to make him her subject, her slave, her toy, and how to betray him with a smile in the end is not wise."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is the only animal crazy enough to climb a summit merely to prove he can do it."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve and from which he cannot escape."

Erich Fromm
Erich Fromm "Man for Himself"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be."

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "Lectures on the English Comic Writers"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Man is the only creature that consumes without producing."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is the result of God's experiments with artificial intelligence."


Rating: 8.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man may be the captain of his fate, but is also the victim of his blood sugar."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man must choose whether to be rich in things or in the freedom to use them."

Ivan Illich
Ivan Illich "Deschooling Society"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man needs to go outside himself in order to find repose and reveal himself."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Man often finds relaxation from one kind of labour by taking up another."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman, that she was born so long ago."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied."


Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 8)

"Man will never be enslaved by machinery if the man tending the machine be paid enough."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man without a woman is a field full of weeds."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man without a woman is a mirror in which no one is looking. A woman without a man is a reflection that does not have its mirror."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man's abiding happiness is not in getting anything but in giving himself up to what is greater than himself, to ideas which are larger than his individual life, the idea of his country, of humanity, of God."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary."

Reinhold Niebuhr The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness
Reinhold Niebuhr The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Man's sin is in his failure to live what he is. Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite."

Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle "Sartor Resartus"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship."

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky "The Brothers Karamazov"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man: An animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Management is nothing more than motivating other people."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Mankind cannot get on without a certain amount of absurdity."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Mankind is made great or little by its own will."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures, it is our gift to each other."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Mankind which began in a cave and behind a windbreak will end in the disease-soaked ruins of a slum."


Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Mankind? That is an abstraction. There have always been and always will be only individuals."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Manners are love in a cool climate."

Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp "Manners from Heaven"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Manners are noises you don't make while eating soup."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Manners are of more importance than laws. Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Manners are the shadows of virtues; the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love, and respect."

Sydney Smith
Sydney Smith "Sermons"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)