Last on Earth

Men

Definition: Plural form of man.
Number of Quotes: 88

My work comes from the experience of crowds, injustice, and aggression ... I feel an affinity for art when it was made a form of existence, like when shamans worked in the territory between men and unknown powers ... I try to bewitch the crowd.
Magdalena Abakanowicz

Are all men in disguise except those crying?
Encounter at a Greyhound Bus Station.
Dannie Abse

Piano

At 66 Sandringham Crescent
an upright piano was being eased down
a long flight of stairs by three men
all wearing off-white overalls.
Backward, staccato, two stepped
descending
one
stair
at
a
time
till the taller of the two men
began to collapse in slow

slow slow motion
and the piano
leapt
to the hallway's rising floor
crashing its memories of music:
simple tunes such as 3 Blind Mice,
as well as great meaningful sonatas
of profundity and faraway,
into a scattered anarchic jigsaw
of free-loving volatile
meaningless sounds
fading
till the stricken piano
lost its memory entirely.

After the ambulance arrived (too late)
one removal man lit a cigarette
and sensing the wide-awake stare
of the householder

tapped the grey ash, with great delicacy,
into the cupped hollow of his left hand.

Running Late
Dannie Abse

All of the men on my staff can type.
Bella Abzug

The establishment is made up of little men, very frightened.
Bella Abzug

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
Franklin P. Adams

The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.
Franklin P. Adams

It is always good men who do the most harm in the world.
Henry Adams

The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.
Henry Adams

Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
Henry Adams

A government of laws, and not of men.
John Adams

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
John Adams

All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
John Quincy Adams

Marriage is the price men pay for sex; sex is the price women pay for marriage.
Anonymous

Women's faults are many
Men have only two:
Everything they say
And everything they do.

Cassell's Humorous Quotations
Anonymous

Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.
Susan B. Anthony

Some men are just as firmly convinced of what they think as others are of what they know.
Aristotle

Wicked men obey for fear; good men, from love.
Aristotle

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Attributed.
Edmund Burke

The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!

The best laid schemes of mice and men
oft go awry,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!

Robert Burns

Money is dead men's bones and dead men's souls. The money that men make lives after them.
Samuel Butler (Author)

Men who continue hoarding great sums all their lives, the proper use of which for the public ends would work good to the community, should be made to feel that the community, in the form of the state, cannot thus be deprived of its proper share. By taxing estates heavily at death the state marks its condemnation of the selfish millionaire's unworthy life.
Andrew Carnegie

Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.
George Chapman

I am a man he told her, and men do not consume pink beverages. Get thee gone woman, and bring me something brown.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top.
Frank Colby

To most men, experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that carry them apart.
Confucius

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, Press on, has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

Never trust men with short legs. Brains too near their bottoms.
Noël Coward

Men are like plants; the goodness and flavour of the fruit proceeds from the peculiar soil and exposition in which they grow.
Jean de Crèvecoeur

I would rather a thousand times be a free soul in jail than to be a sycophant and coward in the streets ... If it had not been for the men and women who, in the past, have had the moral courage to go to jail, we would still be in the jungles.
Eugene V. Debs

Here's the rule for bargains: Do other men, for they would do you. That's the true business precept.
Charles Dickens

Men are what their mothers made them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is difficulties that show what men are.
Epictetus

Business shouldn't be like sports, separating the men from the women.
Carly Fiorina

A handful of men have become very rich by paying attention to details that most others ignored.
Henry Ford

A company needs smart young men with the imagination and the guts to turn everything upside down if they can. It also needs old figures to keep them from turning upside down those things that ought to be rightside up.
Henry Ford II

Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes; men who like women never notice what they wear.
Anatole France

Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
Betty Friedan

Whosoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.... And when you realize the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.
James Garfield

Only a dad but he gives his all
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing with courage stern and grim,
The deeds that his father did for him,
This is the line that for him I pen,
Only a dad, but the best of men.

Edgar Guest

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it.
Learned Hand

Being in jail is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. During the past several days, I have had a lot of time to think and I believe that I am learning and growing from this experience ... I would hope going forward that the public and the media will focus on more important things like the men and women serving our country in Iraq and other places around the world.
Paris Hilton

Success is power; because it maketh reputation of wisdom, or good fortune; which makes men either fear him or rely on him.
Thomas Hobbes

Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men.
Kin Hubbard

Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad.
David Hume

I cannot but bless the memory of Julius Caesar, for the great esteem he expressed for fat men, and his aversion to lean ones.
David Hume

Few rich men own their own property. The property owns them.
Robert G. Ingersoll

When women ask for equality, men take them to be demanding domination.
Elizabeth Janeway

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Thomas Jefferson

He has great tranquility of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the faultfinding of men.
Thomas à Kempis

If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
Florynce Kennedy

When power leads men towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
John F. Kennedy

Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Each in his place, by right, not grace,
Shall rule his heritage -
The men who simply do the work
For which they draw the wage.

Rudyard Kipling

I keep six honest serving men
(They taught me all I know)
Their names
are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.

Rudyard Kipling

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
Timothy Leary

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Walter Lippmann

It is a common fault of men not to reckon on storms in fair weather.
Niccolò Machiavelli

It is better to be impetuous than circumspect. Experience shows that (fortune) is more often subdued by men who do this than by those who act coldly.
Niccolò Machiavelli

Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
Nelson Mandela

Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of conditions of men - the balance wheel of the social machinery ... It does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being poor.
Horace Mann

Nearly all men die of their medicines, and not of their illnesses.
Molière

I do not care very much what men say of me, provided that God approves of me.
Thomas More

Experience! Wise men do not need it.
Experience! Idiots do not heed it.

Ogden Nash

There are only two kinds of men: those righteous who believe themselves sinners; the other sinners who believe themselves righteous.
Blaise Pascal

For the whole Earth is the Sepulchre of famous men; and their story is not graven only on Stone over their native earth, but lives on far away, without visible symbol, woven into the stuff of other men's lives.
Pericles

All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own.
Plutarch

For one man is my world of all the men
This wide world holds; O love, my world is you.

Christina Rossetti

Men are still clinging to the hope that women are powerless, because they haven't got much else to cling to.
Harriet Rubin

It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.
Bertrand Russell

There is no good father, that's the rule. Don't lay the blame on men but on the bond of paternity, which is rotten. To beget children, nothing better; to have them, what iniquity!
Jean-Paul Sartre

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.

As You Like It
William Shakespeare

Men are April when they woo, December when they wed: maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.
As You Like It
William Shakespeare

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
George Bernard Shaw

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
George Bernard Shaw

If men had to have babies they would only ever have one each.
Diana Spencer

'Tis an old maxim in the schools,
That Vanity's the food of fools;
Yet now and then your men of wit
Will condescend to taste a bit.

Jonathan Swift

Wise men don't need to prove their point; men who need to prove their point aren't wise.
Lao Tzu

Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
Oscar Wilde

Experience was of no ethical value. It was merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. I have not one who is a fool. They are all men of some intellectual power, and consequently they all appreciate me.
Oscar Wilde

In the old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.
Oscar Wilde

Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious: both are disappointed.
Oscar Wilde

Young men want to be faithful and are not; old men want to be faithless and are not.
Oscar Wilde

A few yes men may be born, but mostly they are made. Fear is a great breeder of them.
William Wrigley

When two men always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
William Wrigley

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