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Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel.
– William HazlittRate it:
Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good That lies within their hands, till they have lost it.
– SophoclesRate it:
Men of ill judgment oft ignore the goodThat lies within their hands, till they have lost it.
– Sophocles, AjaxRate it:
Men of immeasurable greatness are tossed about in the ebb and flow of words.
– Yunmen WenyanRate it:
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
– Leonardo da VinciRate it:
Men of perverse opinion do not know the excellence of what is in their hands, till some one dash it from them.
– SophoclesRate it:
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 . . .
– AristophanesRate it:
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. ColtonRate it:
Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them.
– Barry DuncanRate it:
Men often applaud an imitation, and hiss the real thing.
– AesopRate it:
Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.
– AesopRate it:
Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.
– Alexander HamiltonRate it:
Men say that everyone is naturally a lover of himself, and that it is right that it should be so. This is a mistake; for in fact the cause of all the blunders committed by man arises from this excessive self-love. For the lover is blinded by the object loved, so that he passes a wrong judgment upon what is just, good, and beautiful, thinking that he ought always to honour what belongs to himself, in preference to truth. For he who intends to be a great man ought to love neither himself nor his own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by himself or by another.
– PlatoRate it:
Men seek but one thing in life - their pleasure.
– W. Somerset MaughamRate it:
Men seek out retreats for themselves in the country, by the seaside, on the moutains. . .But all this is unphilosophical to the last degree. . .when thou canst at a moment's notice retire into thyself.
– Marcus Aelius AureliusRate it:
Men seldom make passes At girls who wear glasses.
– Dorothy ParkerRate it:
Men seldom make passes At girls who wear glasses.
– Dorothy ParkerRate it:
Men should not trust in God as if God did all, and yet labor earnestly as is he himself did all.
– Allan K. ChalmersRate it:
Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty.
– Samuel ButlerRate it:
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they find laughable.
– AnonymousRate it:
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
– Johann Wolfgang von GoetheRate it:
Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.
– Niccolò MachiavelliRate it:
Men soon the faults of others learn, A few their virtues, too, find out; But is there one?I have a doubt? Who can his own defects discern?
– Sanskrit ProverbRate it:
Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
– Winston ChurchillRate it:
Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
– HerodotusRate it:

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