A collection of proverbs and quotes about men (male humans).
You will see that when the word “man” or “men” is used it can sometimes refer to humankind in a more general way. Proverbs or quotes that are clearly not about male humans but about all humans, are in the collection of proverbs and quotes about mankind.

Man – Photo by Erich Ferdinand


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'Stupid as a man,' say the women: 'cowardly as a woman,' say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A hunted man sometimes wearies of distrust and longs for friendship.

The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien

A man is as old as he feels himself to be.

When you are healthy, your real age doesn't matter.

A man is known by the company he keeps.

You are often judged by the type of people with whom you spend your time.

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

Greek proverb

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy.

Albert Einstein

A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.

Helen Rowland

Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men.


Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.


Dead men tell no tales.

Different men have different opinions; some prefer apples, some onions.

Every man has his price.

Every man is his own enemy.

You may do things that harm yourself.

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

Life is what you make it.

How much less man, who is but a maggot, the son of man, who is only a worm?

Job: 25: 6

How stunning are the changes which age makes in a man while he sleeps!

Mark Twain

I like men who have a future and women who have a past.

Oscar Wilde

If a rich man ate a snake, they would say it was because of his wisdom; if a poor man ate it, they would say it was because of his stupidity.

Saudi Arabian proverb

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is from listening to old men that you learn wisdom.

Man is Nature's sole mistake.

W.S. Gilbert

Man is the head of the family; woman is the neck that turns the head.

Manners make the man.

Men and women sleep on the same pillow, but they have different dreams.

Mongolian proverb

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