Various thinkers from the Poet Alexander Pope to Aristotle to Plato have studied man, his behaviour, his social environment. Pope said that the proper study of mankind is man. For Aristotle, man is a human being who can think. Man, as an animal, is gifted with the ability and faculty to think, act for himself. Man / Humankind is bestowed with the power of rationality and can thus decide for himself.

Over the centuries, man has become to be the exact opposite of woman. Various authors, philosophers, theorists have analysed the psychological, cultural, and social difference between man and woman.

Our collection of short quotes about men will give you an idea about the various thoughts on exactly the difference between men and women, the characteristics of men, the understanding of what men stand for.


Men should not be forced to wear pants when it’s not cold.

Adam Clayton

Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

I know how men in exile feed on dreams.


Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.


Two men in a burning house must not stop to argue

African Proverb

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If all men were just, there would be no need of valor


It is not the places that grace men, but men the places


Men are very goal-oriented. They believe in the hereafter. An orgasm is what they are here after.

Alan Altman

I would like to see who is going to step up in the men’s middle distance area.

Alan Thompson

So long as there are men there will be wars

Albert Einstein

The world needs heroes and it’s better they be harmless men like me than villains like Hitler.

Albert Einstein

The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.

Alexander Graham Bell

When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation

Alexander Hamilton

I desire to leave to the men that come after me a remembrance of me in good works.

Alfred the Great

Some men just don’t understand that a woman’s heart is like a deep ocean of secrets.

Alicia Figgs

Women and men can experience conflicts differently

Angela King

Being a lady gets her what she wants, which is the attention and admiration of very wealthy men.

Angela Reed

I dress for women and I undress for men.

Angie Dickinson

I’ve intimidated men my entire life and it has nothing to do with fame.

Anne Hathaway

Lonely is a man without love.


Our officers and men behaved like men who are determined to be free.

Anthony Wayne

The greatness of a craft consists firstly in how it brings comradeship to men.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.

Antoine Rivarol

Poets are literal-minded men who will squeeze a word till it hurts.

Archibald MacLeish

All men by nature desire to know.


Men cling to life even at the cost of enduring great misfortune


Different men seek happiness in different ways and by different means.


Some men are just as sure of the truth of their opinions as are others of what they know


The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence

Art Linkletter

It is our job to make women unhappy with what they have.

B. Earl Puckett

There were three men that lived in that house. So Jesse confesses, takes all the weight.

Barbara Lependorf

When men and women multi-task, they don’t feel good. And their stress can impact the entire family.

Barbara Schneider

Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.

Baron Lytton Richelieu

A lot of 18-year-olds are like old men. They think they’ve seen everything.

Ben Folds

The truth is that men are tired of liberty.

Benito Mussolini

Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom

Bernard De Voto

What men want is not knowledge, but certainty.

Bertrand Russell

Strong women only marry weak men.

Bette Davis

What is work and what is not work are questions that perplex the wisest of men.

Bhagavad Gita

This is when boys turn into men. It’s just so much fun seeing them doing that.

Bill Law

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.

Walter Scott

Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.

Will Durant

Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men.

Bishop Westcott

Men blaspheme what they do not know.

Blaise Pascal

Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.

Blaise Pascal

A lot of portrait artists specialize in men, women or children,

Boris Vallejo

They are all bright young men and real hustlers.

Brad Hopkins

There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.

Bram Stoker

I don’t sleep with happily married men.

Britt Ekland

Better the man that conquer a thousand thousand men is the one who conquer one, himself.


Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married.

C. Northcote Parkinson

Those men get along best with women who can get along best without them.

Charles Baudelaire

Men’s arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.

Charles Caleb Colton

There is this paradox in pride it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so

Charles Caleb Colton

That all men should be brothers is the dream of people who have no brothers

Charles Chincholles

Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.

Charles de Gaulle

The less men think, the more they talk

Charles de Montesquieu

Men, who are rogues individually, are in the mass very honorable people.

Charles de Secondat

Philosophers are only men in armor after all.

Charles Dickens

The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.

Charles Dickens

Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.

Charles Dickens

Men do not die from overwork. They die from dissipation and worry.

Charles Evans Hughes

He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.

Charles Kingsley

Aid the dawning, tongue and pen: Aid it, hopes of honest men!

Charles Mackay

Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.

Charles Spurgeon

Men aren’t necessities. They’re luxuries.


All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.

Chief Joseph

Behind every able man, there are always other able men.

Chinese Proverbs

Men should worry about fame just as pigs about being fat

Chinese Proverbs

A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home

Chinese Proverbs

One of my theories is that men love with their eyes; women love with their ears.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.

Christopher Dawson

A time will come when men will stretch out their eyes. They should see planets like our Earth.

Christopher Wren

Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.

Chuck Norris

We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.


It took about a year to get all the men together.

Clarence Brown

I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.

Clarence Darrow

I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure – that is all that agnosticism means.

Clarence Darrow

If you don’t go to other men’s funerals,’ he told Father stiffly, ‘they won’t go to yours.

Clarence Day

For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.

Clifton Paul Fadiman

Men must know their limitations.

Clint Eastwood

Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.


Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them


Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?


Fishers of fish and fishers of men.

Cory Simons

It was an easy decision to give Juan Carlos the first men’s wildcard.

Craig Watson

What, do you think that feminism means you hate men?

Cyndi Lauper

If it weren’t for women, men would still be wearing last week’s socks.

Cynthia Nelms

Basically, men are catching up to women.

Cynthia Ogden

Whom men fear they hate, and whom they hate, they wish dead.

D.H. Lawrence

The human being is a most curious creature. He thinks he has got one soul, and he has got dozens.

D.H. Lawrence

I know body hair bothers some women, but a lot of men like a fluffy partner.

Dame Edna Everage

The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late

Daniel Defoe

Wise men do not quarrel with each other.

Danish Proverb

Pride, envy, avarice – these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.

Dante Alighieri

Women want love to be a novel, men a short story.

Daphne Du Maurier

Most men are pretty comfortable spending for this kind of purchase.

Darrin Cody

I don’t dictate what humans should read. Only 15-20 percent of men read fiction. The rest don’t.

David Booth

I believe, even in this day and age, women are treated less than equal to men.

David Fisher

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.

Benjamin Franklin

Men often act knowingly against their interest.

David Hume

Once blood is shed in a national quarrel reason and right are swept aside by the rage of angry men

David Lloyd George

I’m extremely proud of how my young men played.

David Magley

You look in the stands and you see grown men crying,

David Wright

I have always supported measures and principles and not men.

Davy Crockett

Men should strive to think much and know little.


Gaiety – a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.

Denis Diderot

Men pretend they don’t like to be nagged, but they love it, really. It makes them feel wanted.

Denise Van Outen

Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men’s judgments of one another.

Desiderius Erasmus

In nuclear war all men are cremated equal

Dexter Gordon

Men who wear turtlenecks look like turtles.

Doris Lilly

Men seldom make passes At girls who wear glasses

Dorothy Parker

Men won’t read any email from a woman that’s over 200 words long.

Doug Coupland

Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.

E. B. White

Great men are the guideposts and landmarks in the state

Edmund Burke

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

Edmund Burke

Stronger by weakness, wiser men become.

Edmund Waller

Grown men do not need leaders.

Edward Abbey

Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it.

Edward F. Halifax

The historian must have some conceptions of how men who are not historians behave

Edward Morgan Forster

Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.

Edward W. Howe

Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.

Edward Young

Neutral men are the devil’s allies.

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Men tend to feel threatened; women tend to feel guilty.

Edwin Louis Cole

Pride and dignity would belong to women if only men would leave them alone

Egyptian Proverb

You never see a man walking down the street with a woman who has a little potbelly and a bald spot

Elayne Boosler

Some men succeed by what they know; some by what they do; and a few by what they are.

Elbert Hubbard

The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.

Elbert Hubbard

Strong men can always afford to be gentle. Only the weak are intent on “giving as good as they get.”

Elbert Hubbard

Men do not fail; they give up trying.

Elihu Root

For tis not in mere death that men die most.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A woman’s always younger than a man of equal years.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.

Elizabeth Taylor

It’s at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.

Emil Zatopek

Men are disturbed not by things, but by the views which they take of them


It is loneliness that makes the loudest noise. This is true of men as of dogs.

Eric Hoffer

Men and women, women and men, It will never work.

Erica Jong

Show me a woman who doesn’t feel guilty and I’ll show you a man.

Erica Jong

Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines

Erich Fromm

The sinews of war are five – men, money, materials, maintenance (food) and morale.

Ernest Hemingway

Ten thousand men possess ten thousand hopes.


I like men to behave like men – strong and childish

F. Sagan

Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Men always fall for frigid women because they put on the best show.

Fanny Brice

Washington is full of famous men, and women they married when they were young

Fanny Dixwell Holmes

Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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