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Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
– Harry S Truman
Men make the mistake of thinking that because women can't see the sense in violence, they must be passive creatures. It's just not true. In one important way, at least, men are the passive sex. Given a choice, they will always opt for the status quo. They hate change of any kind, and they fight against it constantly. On the other hand, what women want is stability, which when you stop to think about it is a very different animal.
– Eric Lustbader
Men make their own history
– Karl Marx
Men may seem detestable as joint stock-companies and nations; knaves, fools, and murderers there may be; men may have mean and meagre faces; but man, in the ideal, is so noble and so sparkling, such a grand and glowing creature, that over any ignominious blemish in him all his fellows should run to throw their costliest robes.
– Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Men moving only in an official circle are apt to become merely official -- not to say arbitrary -- in their ideas, and are apter and apter with each passing day to forget that they only hold power in a representative capacity.
– William Adams
Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do.
– Mencius
Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot.
– Alexander Pope
Men need discipline! Countries need discipline! World needs discipline! He who wants to be successful needs discipline! Be a man of discipline!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
– Blaise Pascal
Men now monopolize the upper levels depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.
– Laurence J. Peter
Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
– Winston Churchill
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted
– Author Unknown
Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as a blazing meteor when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as the blazing meteor when it descends to earth is only a stone.
– Longfellow
Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel.
– William Hazlitt
Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good That lies within their hands, till they have lost it.
– Sophocles
Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good
That lies within their hands, till they have lost it.

– Sophocles, Ajax
Men of immeasurable greatness are tossed about in the ebb and flow of words.
– Yunmen Wenyan
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
– Leonardo da Vinci
Men of perverse opinion do not know the excellence of what is in their hands, till some one dash it from them.
– Sophocles
Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war . . .
– Aristophanes
Men of strong minds and who think for themselves, should not be discouraged on finding occasionally that some of their best ideas have been anticipated by former writers; they will neither anathematize others nor despair themselves. They will rather go on discovering things before discovered, until they are rewarded with a land hitherto unknown, an empire indisputably their own, both right of conquest and of discovery.
– C. C. Colton
Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them.
– Barry Duncan

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