Quotations on Man

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And verily, a woman need know but one man well, in order to understand all men; whereas a man may know all women and understand not one of them.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Women, Man, May, Order, Woman)

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Life, Marriage, Man, Talk)

Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Time, Heart, Man, Trying, Waste)

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Time, Wife, Heart, Advice, Compliments, Criticism, Giving, Judgment, Man, Manners)

To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Love, Man, Woman)

Wedding: the point at which a man stops toasting a woman and begins roasting her.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Man, Woman)

What a man calls his "conscience" is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Love, Action, Man, Wine)

Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her - when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Kiss, Man, Want)

When a man makes a woman his wife, it's the highest compliment he can pay her, and it's usually the last.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Wife, Compliment, Man, Woman)

A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run - sit still and ignore him and he'll come purring at your feet.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Feet, Man, Will)

No man can understand why a woman shouldn't prefer a good reputation to a good time.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Time, Man, Reputation, Woman)

A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Goodbye, Man, Woman)

The woman who appeals to a man's vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Imagination, Heart, Man, May, Vanity, Woman)

It takes one woman twenty years to make a man of her son - and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Son, Fool, Man, Woman, Years)

Some women can be fooled all of the time, and all women can be fooled some of the time, but the same woman can't be fooled by the same man in the same way more than half of the time.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Time, Women, Man, Woman)

A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming little "personal characteristics."
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Thought, Faults, Man, Will)

After marriage, a woman's sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man's so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Man, Right, Sight, Woman)

After a few years of marriage a man can look right at a woman without seeing her and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Marriage, Man, Right, Woman, Years)

A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Love, Heart, Criticism, Flattery, Man, May, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Man, Woman)

A man's heart may have a secret sanctuary where only one woman may enter, but it is full of little anterooms which are seldom vacant.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Heart, Man, May, Woman)

A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth - and endures all the rest.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Kiss, First, Man, Rest)

It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Son, Fool, Man, Woman, Years)

It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying; it's separating himself from all the others.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Man, Woman)

A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Son, Desire, Man, May, Nothing, Order, Remarkable, World)

In love, somehow, a man's heart is always either exceeding the speed limit, or getting parked in the wrong place.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Love, Heart, Man, Wrong)

Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts, and his higher nature - and another woman to help him forget them.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Nature, Forget, Help, Man, Woman)

Ever since Eve started it all by offering Adam the apple, woman's punishment has been to supply a man with food then suffer the consequences when it disagrees with him.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Food, Consequences, Man, Punishment, Woman)

If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
- J. K. Rowling
(Keywords: Man, Measure, Want)

If I look to see what I ever did that, for all I now know, some other man might not have done, I am utterly unable to discover the certainly unique deed.
- Josiah Royce
(Keywords: Deed, Man, Now)

A man will go to war, fight and die for his country. But he won't get a bikini wax.
- Rita Rudner
(Keywords: War, Country, Fight, Man, Will)

Whenever I date a guy, I think, 'Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?'
- Rita Rudner
(Keywords: Children, Man, Want)

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
- Rita Rudner
(Keywords: Children, First, Man, Question, Want)

Love makes a subtle man out of a crude one, it gives eloquence to the mute, it gives courage the cowardly and makes the idle quick and sharp.
- Juan Ruiz
(Keywords: Love, Courage, Eloquence, Man, Quick)

This business switching styles can't be done honestly by one man. As soon as he can play his instrument well, he can express himself, and all his life he has only one self.
- Jimmy Rushing
(Keywords: Business, Life, Man, Play, Self)

Unless one is a religious fundamentalist and believes that man was created in the image and likeness of God, it is foolish to believe that human beings are exempt from biological classification and the laws of evolution that apply to all other life forms.
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Keywords: Life, God, Evolution, Laws, Man, Religious)

The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.
- John Ruskin
(Keywords: Doubt, First, Hesitation, Humility, Man, Opinion, Understanding)

When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
- John Ruskin
(Keywords: Man, Pretty)

There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
- John Ruskin
(Keywords: People, Man, World)

The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man.
- John Ruskin
(Keywords: Nature, Creation, Man, Sky)

The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.
- John Ruskin
(Keywords: Man, Word)

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: Poetry, Being, Delight, Excellence, Man, Mathematics, Sense, Spirit)

The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: Certainty, Man, Vice)

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: Fear, Act, Influence, Man, Nation)

Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly, but will not have the courage to say, or even to think, that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: Courage, Cause, Man, Unworthy, Will)

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: Change, Happiness, Hope, Enjoyment, Man, Needs)

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: Belief, Absence, Man, Will)

When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: Belief, Habit, Conviction, Man, Will)

There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: Life, Help, Man, Myths)

There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: Man, Respect, Value, Worry)



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