Top 7944 Men Quotes of 2020

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“Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.”

― A. C. Benson

“Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live and shame the land from which we sprung. Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose; but young men think it is, and we were young.”

― A. E. Housman

“To the Parisians, and especially to the children, all Americans are now ‘heros du cinema.’ This is particularly disconcerting to sensitive war correspondents, if any, aware, as they are, that these innocent thanks belong to those American combat troops who won the beachhead and then made the breakthrough. There are few such men in Paris.”

― A. J. Liebling

“Thinking back on it, I’ve been in this business since I was 3, and I grew up in musical theater, so I was raised and surrounded by gay men and gay women. I was hardly around anyone straight.”

― A. J. McLean

“In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer – the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.”

― A. J. P. Taylor

“It is the woman – nearly always – in spite of all the advances of modern feminism, who still takes responsibility for the bulk of the chores, as well as doing her paid job. This is true even in households where men try to be unselfish and to do their share.”

― A. N. Wilson

“The latest research has revealed that women have a higher IQ than men.”

― A. N. Wilson

“Negroes must be free in order to be equal, and they must be equal in order to be free… Men cannot win freedom unless they win equality. They cannot win equality unless they win freedom.”

― A. Philip Randolph

“If you want to teach women to be great writers, you should show them the best, and the best was often done by men. It was more often done by men than by women, if we’re going to be truthful.”

― A. S. Byatt

“I think women can be as cruel as men, and men as tender as women, and vice versa.”

― Aaron Eckhart

“Through all the relationship stuff I’ve gone through in the past few years, I know there are fundamental differences in how men and women view sex and how they view their futures.”

― Aaron Eckhart

“Men are separated by so many petty things.”

― Aaron Huey

“We lived together as kids, and now we’re taking care of each other as men.”

― Aaron Neville

“My introduction to the Madonna Inn came as a young boy when we would take summer vacations to a nearby town. My dad would take us into their gift shop bathroom, which was a huge waterfall that functioned as the men’s urinal. So as a kid, this was the most amazing thing I had ever seen.”

― Aaron Ruell

“I’ve never written anything that I haven’t wanted to write again. I want to, and still am, writing ‘A Few Good Men’ again. I didn’t know what I was doing then, and I’m still trying to get it right. I would write ‘The Social Network’ again if they would let me, I’d write ‘Moneyball’ again. I would write ‘The West Wing’ again.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“All my heroes wore coats and ties to work. What happened to men wearing hats? Maybe I should bring back hats.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“Matt Weiner is very perceptive; there’s something about the rhythms and the way people speak that is very authentic to the actor. But there are qualities that are dissimilar. The characters on ‘Mad Men’ are struggling with pretty profound unhappiness, but I can tell you this is a happy bunch.”

― Aaron Staton

“To be honest, I owned one suit before I filmed ‘Mad Men’ – the one suit that you have to have as an adult. Outside of that, I never really felt comfortable in a suit.”

― Aaron Staton

“I never stepped foot into a Brooks Brothers before ‘Mad Men.’”

― Aaron Staton

“Even the thunderous master-blasters, like Andre Russell and MS Dhoni, men who now make scoring more than 20 runs per over look simple, often thrive on the right side of an incredibly slender gap between six and out. They are not more lucky than anyone else. They are more brilliant.”

― AB de Villiers

“Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives.”

― Abba Eban

“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.”

― Abba Eban

“Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine to rush into impulsive rejection, let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.”

― Abba Eban

“What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences.”

― Abbe Pierre

“I’m constantly on the go and have found rushing round after a new born baby is the best form of exercise! I always remind myself that men appreciate a womanly shape and some curves!”

― Abbey Clancy

“When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.”

― Abbie Hoffman

“If the lives of men can be measured in terms of years, ideologies in decades, and nations in centuries, then the unit measuring civilizations, born of the interaction among peoples, would be the millennium.”

― Abdelaziz Bouteflika

“Mainstream media’s representation, or its guerrilla decontextualization, of black men’s lives in particular can set the stage for erroneous assumptions capable of damaging an individual or a nation.”

― Aberjhani

“Feminism isn’t just for women. It’s for men.”

― Abi Morgan

“Yes, I’ve heard of the ‘Mad Men’ comparisons, but I like to think ‘The Hour’ has its own distinctive voice. Although it is set in 1956, I have tried to give it a contemporary edge, and its themes of love, passion, romance, fury, professional jealousy, and personal failure are universal, I think.”

― Abi Morgan

“’Splendour’ broke through to new territory for me. It exposed my commitment to writing for women: my desire to recognise that they can be as aggressive, violent, mercurial, and complex as men.”

― Abi Morgan

“Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.”

― Abigail Adams

“I worked for 10 years before ‘Mad Men,’ and what was great is that when people saw my work, I was just loving working, so it wasn’t about anything else than that.”

― Abigail Spencer

“Hope! of all ills that men endure, the only cheap and universal cure.”

― Abraham Cowley

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“I have talked with great men, and I do not see how they differ from others.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“I should like to know if, taking this old Declaration of Independence, which declares that all men are equal upon principle, you begin making exceptions to it, where will you stop? If one man says it does not mean a Negro, why not another say it does not mean some other man?”

― Abraham Lincoln

“It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in that Declaration of Independence.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Gold is good in its place; but loving, brave, patriotic men are better than gold.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“The assertion that ‘all men are created equal’ was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“I believe it is universally understood and acknowledged that all men will ever act correctly, unless they have a motive to do otherwise.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.”

― Abraham Maslow

“The best rappers I know are, like, air-conditioner men.”

― Action Bronson

“It’s impossible to play football in a world among men and not fight for equality.”

― Ada Hegerberg

“I don’t distinguish between men and women. This is irrelevant to me, and I don’t think in these terms.”

― Ada Yonath

“During my time I had some very difficult years, and I had very pronounced competition, all by men.”

― Ada Yonath

“I want to do a make-up line for men.”

― Adam Ant

“Men look like pandas when they try and put make-up on.”

― Adam Ant

“The guys I grew up with, my cinematic heroes, have always been men of few words, but of action. Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach.”

― Adam Baldwin

“There are certain things women are better at than men.”

― Adam Carolla

“Few men can be said to have inimitable excellencies: let us watch them in their progress from infancy to manhood, and we shall soon be convinced that what they attained was the necessary consequence of the line they pursued, and the means they used.”

― Adam Clarke

“The words contained in it were inspired by the Holy Spirit into the minds of faithful men, called Prophets and Seers in the Old Testament; and Evangelists and Apostles in the New.”

― Adam Clarke

“Men should not be forced to wear pants when it’s not cold.”

― Adam Clayton

“For people worried about the Great Recession and the uncertainty of what is coming next, the characters of ‘Mad Men’ are good company.”

― Adam Cohen

“Set in the advertising world of the 1960s, ‘Mad Men’ is stunning to look at – a Camelot-era parade of smartly dressed professionals lounging around on midcentury modern furniture.”

― Adam Cohen

“To a generation beaten down by skyrocketing unemployment, plunging retirement savings, and mounting home foreclosures, ‘Mad Men’ offers the schadenfreude-filled message that their predecessors were equally unhappy – and that the bleakness meter in American life has always been set on high.”

― Adam Cohen

“The idea of elegance and aristocratic indulgence of an ocean cruise was born out of the image of the rich men and women who ruled the British Empire slowly sailing to India and the Far East while sipping gin and tonic on deck – served by men in white jackets.”

― Adam Curtis

“At the end of the nineteenth century, a fanatical craze for physical fitness swept through Britain. Millions of men and women took up gymnastics, body building, and other physical exercises. Such a thing had never happened before, and it was given a name – Physical Culture.”

― Adam Curtis

“In ‘Mad Men,’ we watch a group of people who live in a prosperous society that offers happiness and order like never before in history and yet are full of anxiety and unease. They feel there is something more, something beyond. And they feel stuck.”

― Adam Curtis

“Like the winds that we come we know not whence and blow whither soever they list, the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin. They arise before the date of philosophy, from the instincts, not the speculations of men.”

― Adam Ferguson

“For women to achieve equal representation in leadership roles, it’s important that they have the backing of men as well as women.”

― Adam Grant

“As more women ‘lean in’ and we collectively continue to fight sexism, there’s another barrier to progress that hasn’t been addressed: Many men who would like to see more women leaders are afraid to speak up about it.”

― Adam Grant

“Someday, I have no doubt, the dead from today’s wars will be seen with a similar sense of sorrow at needless loss and folly as those millions of men who lie in the cemeteries of France and Belgium – and tens of millions of Americans will feel a similar revulsion for the politicians and generals who were so spendthrift with others’ lives.”

― Adam Hochschild

“Nowadays in pop, there’s not a lot of men that are singing big and loud and high – it’s not as common as it once was.”

― Adam Lambert

“In real life, I am emotionally confused, which enables me to write songs. I’m a Pisces, and they say that Pisces are very sensitive. If men were just honest with themselves, they would see that they all have that side.”

― Adam Levine

“Men need to live and breathe women.”

― Adam Levine

“Marriage is a kind of prison for anyone who’s miserable in it – men and women alike – and anyone who’s suffered through difficult periods in marriage dreams of escape from it.”

― Adam Ross

“We were called ‘Three Men Who, When Standing Side by Side, Have a Wingspan of Over Twelve Feet.’ We had that name for a week or so. We were also called ‘Are You My Mother?’ for awhile. We went through a lot of really dumb band names – almost as dumb as Fountains of Wayne.”

― Adam Schlesinger

“As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.”

― Adam Smith

“The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.”

― Adam Smith

“The human race will then become one family, and the world will be the dwelling of Rational Men.”

― Adam Weishaupt

“Of all the means I know to lead men, the most effectual is a concealed mystery.”

― Adam Weishaupt

“Men should be judged not by their tint of skin, the gods they serve, the vintage they drink, nor by the way they fight, or love, or sin, but by the quality of the thought they think.”

― Adela Florence Nicolson

“The men are much alarmed by certain speculations about women; and well they may be, for when the horse and ass begin to think and argue, adieu to riding and driving.”

― Adelaide Anne Procter

“Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff.”

― Adlai Stevenson I

“On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.”

― Adlai Stevenson I

“Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.”

― Adlai Stevenson I

“There is no evil in the atom; only in men’s souls.”

― Adlai Stevenson II

“I genuinely believe that, physically and emotionally, women are far stronger than men. The amount of pain they have to endure for a childbirth, a man cannot take an ounce of it. A toothache or a stomach upset is the end of our world at times.”

― Adnan Sami

“I like jealous men. I love jealousy. I do.”

― Adriana Lima

“Archaeologists have been digging up thousands of graves of people called Scythians by the Greeks. They turn out to be people whose women fought, hunted, rode horses, used bows and arrows, just like the men.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“That whole heroic notion of the women warriors known as Amazons is extremely appealing. It was appealing in antiquity, and, throughout the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, they’re always portrayed as heroic, courageous, and the equals of men, and that’s just extremely attractive and has been since antiquity.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“The nomads’ egalitarian lifestyle astonished the Greeks, who kept their own women indoors weaving and minding children. The exotic Scythian lifestyle fueled the Greek imagination and led to an outpouring of myths about fierce Amazons, ‘the equals of men.’”

― Adrienne Mayor

“The Amazons were notorious for their freedom: their sexual freedom, their freedom to hunt, to be outdoors, to go to war; and the Greeks, both men and women alike, were fascinated by these stories. Maybe it was a safe way to explore the idea of women who could be equals of men.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“Indeed, many ancient Greek writers do treat Amazons as a tribe of men and women. They credit the tribe with innovations such as ironworking and domestication of horses. Some early vase paintings show men fighting alongside Amazons.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“The Greeks first identified the Amazons ethnographically, as a nation of men and women distinguished by something outstanding in their gender relations. Later, any ambivalence or anxiety that knowledge of this alternative gender-neutral culture evoked among Greeks was played out in their mythic narratives about martial women.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“Fear has run rampant amongst our community of models. Far too many young models, both women and men, are mistreated and put at risk.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.”

― Aeschines

“Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.”

― Aeschylus

“It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.”

― Aeschylus

“It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.”

― Aeschylus

“Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter – Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes – A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.”

― Aeschylus

“Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.”

― Aeschylus

“I know how men in exile feed on dreams.”

― Aeschylus

“It is always in season for old men to learn.”

― Aeschylus

“If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.”

― Aesop

“Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.”

― Aesop

“I own works by women artists; it is hard for me to see, literally to see, how women and men differ in the quality of their work. Why are women artists less known and less admired?”

― Agnes Gund

“Dealers claim that women artists are not as salable as men, that they are a poor investment. We know that there are few women art collectors, a fact which may have an impact on the market.”

― Agnes Gund

“I do not want to be the angel of any home: I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. After that is secured, then men and women can take turns being angels.”

― Agnes Macphail

“I believe the preservation of the home in the future lies almost entirely in the hands of men.”

― Agnes Macphail

“When I first came to the House of Commons and walked out into the lobby, men sprang to their feet. I asked them to sit down since I’d come to walk around. I didn’t want them doing me favours.”

― Agnes Macphail

“My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.”

― Agnes Smedley

“I hate female men.”

― Agnes Smedley

“There are many men – such as those often to be found among the Indians – who are refined until they have qualities often attributed to the female sex. Yet they are men, and strong ones.”

― Agnes Smedley

“When someone came to ask us for help, it was sacred. We did not even think twice. We helped them, even if we had only meagre means; we offered them arms, a little bit of money, and in occasion, men.”

― Ahmed Ben Bella

“One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.”

― Aiden Wilson Tozer

“When I watch ‘Mad Men’ and I see the patronising attitudes to women that are so shocking for all of us to watch now, I feel that I’ve lived and see the same evolution in this regard around disability.”

― Aimee Mullins

“We ask our men and our women to go overseas to fight for our country and sacrifice so much for this great country so that we can be the land of the free, the land of the brave.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“I have a lot of good girlfriends that I really love, but you know, most of my close friends are men.”

― Aisha Tyler

“I like men who respect women.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“In a crisis, you separate the men from the boys.”

― Ajay Piramal

“Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou.”

― Akhenaton

“The hundreds of thousands of men and women at Toyota operations worldwide – including the 172,000 team members and dealers in North America – are among the best in the auto industry.”

― Akio Toyoda

“As someone who’s spent time with our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on USO tours and met wounded warriors at Walter Reed and Bethesda, I feel a deep obligation to the men and women who have risked life and limb on our behalf.”

― Al Franken

“I am not a prisoner of my sexuality like men younger than myself although I write about being a prisoner.”

― Al Goldstein

“There is a cliche that men want their women to be ladies in public and hookers behind closed doors. I want my woman to be the sharper image robot so that she can be turned off.”

― Al Goldstein

“Everyone’s more vulnerable than they seem, and I think men are more vulnerable. Once you get close to a man, the whole thing’s a facade anyway. I think manhood is fragile.”

― Alain de Botton

“I’ll continue to work to ensure that safety and I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the men and women who provide public safety in our city.”

― Alan Autry

“Few women care to be laughed at and men not at all, except for large sums of money.”

― Alan Ayckbourn

“We live in a patriarchal culture. It’s okay for women to be objectified but not for men.”

― Alan Ball

“I had the good fortune and the gift to be one of the 12 men to walk on the moon.”

― Alan Bean

“The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting.”

― Alan Brien

“Men die but an idea does not.”

― Alan Jay Lerner

“I can’t stay friends with anyone who doesn’t have a passion for something; and, generally speaking, artistic people, creative people carry it right into the kitchen, too. They have a zest for life; the excitement of living. All of the great eaters I’ve known are also men of great wit.”

― Alan King

“Most of the people who get sent to die in wars are young men who’ve got a lot of energy and would probably rather, in a better world, be putting that energy into copulation rather than going over there and blowing some other young man’s guts out.”

― Alan Moore

“Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.”

― Alan Paton

“Coming off ‘Sopranos’ and ‘Mad Men,’ I was starting to feel like I was being spoiled creatively. I wanted to move forward as a director in TV and get more involved in the process. After having those two great experiences, doing regular episodic TV wouldn’t be quite the thrill.”

― Alan Taylor

“Men come and go – God knows they certainly have in my life – but girlfriends are for ever. I have a lot of girlfriends but only a few very, very close ones.”

― Alana Stewart

“Alpha men are very turned on by the alpha woman, really high chemistry, really fun to work with, probably really fun to have affairs with, but there’s not sustainable harmony in that lack of complement. There can only be one person in the driver’s seat.”

― Alanis Morissette

“I grew up in a very masculine environment. So I was around a lot of men, my brothers and their friends. There was just a lot of guys around.”

― Alanis Morissette

“When I was younger, I was terrified to express anger because it would often kick-start a horrible reaction in the men in my life. So I bit my tongue. I was left to painstakingly deal with the aftermath of my avoidance later in life, in therapy or through the lyrics of my songs.”

― Alanis Morissette

“My own approach has always been to push intense emotions down and attempt to deal with them later. When I was younger, I was terrified to express anger because it would often kick-start a horrible reaction in the men in my life.”

― Alanis Morissette

“In the face of patriarchy, it is a brave act indeed for both men and women to embrace, rather than shame or attempt to eradicate, the feminine.”

― Alanis Morissette

“The big, defining feature of Palmares Tres government is its system of summer kings. The idea is that women ‘Aunties’ rule, led by a queen with a term limit of 10 years. Men aren’t entirely shut out from this system – in fact, they have one of the most important roles in the government – but it’s strictly delimited.”

― Alaya Dawn Johnson

“I think a good designer can exist everywhere and anywhere and all the time. It’s all about being good, and I think that our job basically is to make women and men look good.”

― Alber Elbaz

“It’s a major job to help men and women look beautiful.”

― Alber Elbaz

“I love women. I get along with women more than men, and I have more women friends.”

― Alber Elbaz

“In high fashion, we’re always accused of doing things that are not very relevant, not the real world. I know that it’s important sometimes to do fantasy, but I felt like touching people and going back to different women and men, especially the idea of different ages and body shapes.”

― Alber Elbaz

“I barely finish one pre-collection before I must start on another. Sales start, but I am already elsewhere creatively. The men’s show is being prepared, but we also need to think about accessories, perfumes and other items. In sum, I never stop.”

― Alber Elbaz

“This is a generalization, but I think women’s brains are more accessible to ideas and differences. And they can accept stuff that’s weirder. I think there are enough intelligent men out there who get it, but women will watch behavior that’s different and process it better. In general, women are less threatened by their emotions.”

― Albert Brooks

“In comparison with other men of their time, the Americans were distinguished by the possession of new political and social ideas, which were destined to be the foundation of the American commonwealth.”

― Albert Bushnell Hart

“Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.”

― Albert Camus

“Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.”

― Albert Camus

“Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.”

― Albert Camus

“Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.”

― Albert Camus

“For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men.”

― Albert Claude

“Is it absurd to imagine that our social behavior, from amoeba to man, is also planned and dictated, from stored information, by the cells? And that the time has come for men to be entrusted with the task, through heroic efforts, of bringing life to other worlds?”

― Albert Claude

“Force always attracts men of low morality.”

― Albert Einstein

“There’s no evidence whatsoever that men are more rational than women. Both sexes seem to be equally irrational.”

― Albert Ellis

“Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.”

― Albert Pike

“A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.”

― Albert Schweitzer

“Winning times in the New York City Marathon have not dropped all that much over the years, but rather U.S. runners went backward. In 1983, there were 267 U.S. men who broke 2:20 in a marathon, and by 2000 that number was down to 27.”

― Alberto Salazar

“I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.”

― Albrecht Durer

“Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity.”

― Alcaeus

“At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.”

― Alcuin

“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.”

― Aldo Leopold

“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.”

― Aldous Huxley

“What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.”

― Aldous Huxley

“So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable.”

― Aldous Huxley

“Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history.”

― Aldous Huxley

“That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.”

― Aldous Huxley

“It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.”

― Aldous Huxley

“From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn.”

― Aldous Huxley

“I don’t want to be throwing the football on the front yard when I’m 75. I mean, I’m not opposed to men doing that. But I don’t think it’s gonna work for me.”

― Alec Baldwin

“For better or ill, I was very heavily influenced by men I knew who always dressed formally.”

― Alec Baldwin

“I know women that act queeny, I know men that are straight that act queeny, and I know gay men that act queeny… To me, those are people who think the rules don’t apply to them.”

― Alec Baldwin

“I do believe that men and women are different, and that should be celebrated, but at the same time, I think there’s a lot of things girls can do, and do equally, as well. Whether it’s fighting for equal pay or just to be treated with respect, it’s something I think is really important.”

― Alesha Dixon

“With his gigantic personality, my grandfather burst onto the great political panorama of that era made up only of little men with little ideas.”

― Alessandra Mussolini

“There should be no boundaries, no hierarchy, no violence. Men and women are equal.”

― Alessandro Michele

“It seems only natural to me to present my men’s and women’s collections together.”

― Alessandro Michele

“Some women are forced by men to look a certain way to be accepted by the general public, and I find that terrible.”

― Alessandro Michele

“I get hit on so much it’s not normal. I didn’t realize so many men liked redheads.”

― Alex Breckenridge

“The scripts of ‘The Wire’ are fantastic – the scripts of ‘Breaking Bad,’ the scripts of ‘Mad Men,’ the scripts of ‘The Sopranos,’ the scripts of ‘Battlestar Galactica.’ You could keep going on. They’re incredibly well written.”

― Alex Garland

“Men behave very oddly in the company of attractive women.”

― Alex Kapranos

“At home, my mom and my dad shared equally in the responsibilities of the family and our home and always demonstrated the importance of men and women having an equal role.”

― Alex Morgan

“I may not have played men’s football, but I’ve been at World Cups as a player. I know the emotions. I’ve been in quarter finals, a semi-final. I’d been substituted and sat on the bench watching us lose a penalty shoot-out. I know what happens, what you need when the pressure’s on.”

― Alex Scott

“We don’t really compare ourselves to the men’s game or what they do. For us, it’s about trying to get more people involved in the women’s games.”

― Alex Scott

“Television and movies were our biggest teachers. When we came to the United States, the Vietnam War was just ratcheting up. And so the Asian faces that I saw on the news, they were the face of the enemy. Asian men, particularly, were either small, ineffective, or they were evil. And those messages were deeply, deeply embedded in me for many years.”

― Alex Tizon

“Whoever it is who’s filtering stuff makes it seem like women want to be more than men. My understanding… is that we’re asking to be treated the same.”

― Alexa Chung

“I love Gap for affordable men’s sweaters.”

― Alexa Chung

“ACT UP was trying to explain to Americans that AIDS could affect all of us: that health care that ended once your disease was expensive could affect more than gay men with HIV or AIDS. We were trying to tell them about the future – a future they didn’t yet see and would be forced to accept if they failed to act.”

― Alexander Chee

“Acadia was founded in 1916 by Woodrow Wilson as the first Eastern national park, aided by rich men, often with middle initials, the ‘rusticators,’ as they were known then, the first of our wealthy out-of-state visitors.”

― Alexander Chee

“The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.”

― Alexander Graham Bell

“America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.”

― Alexander Graham Bell

“There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“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 Hamilton

“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“Modern Western thought will pass into history and be incorporated in it, will have its influence and its place, just as our body will pass into the composition of grass, of sheep, of cutlets, and of men.”

― Alexander Herzen

“Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.”

― Alexander Pope

“Fools admire, but men of sense approve.”

― Alexander Pope

“Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.”

― Alexander Pope

“Men would be angels, angels would be gods.”

― Alexander Pope

“Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.”

― Alexander Pope

“Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.”

― Alexander Pope

“Men must be taught as if you taught them not, and things unknown proposed as things forgot.”

― Alexander Pope

“The most positive men are the most credulous.”

― Alexander Pope

“Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance.”

― Alexander Pope

“Soldiers, I had lately like to have been taken from you by the attempt of a few desperate men, but by the grace and providence of the gods, I am still preserved.”

― Alexander the Great

“If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.”

― Alexandre Dumas

“How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.”

― Alexandre Dumas

“When men are arrested without any legal basis and for political reasons, it’s merely a routine, everyday occurrence in Russia, and hardly anyone has any sympathy.”

― Alexei Navalny

“Politics is traditionally a male domain in Russia. Until now, women have only been accessories. Now, female protest groups are emerging – not because men came up with the idea, but through their own efforts. That’s something new for Russia.”

― Alexei Navalny

“Working on ‘Mad Men’ was an incredible experience. It was such an incredible show with beautiful writing and so much complexity.”

― Alexis Bledel

“All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.”

― Alexis Carrel

“I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.”

― Alexis de Tocqueville

“There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.”

― Alexis de Tocqueville

“What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.”

― Alexis de Tocqueville

“The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.”

― Alexis de Tocqueville

“It is the dissimilarities and inequalities among men which give rise to the notion of honor; as such differences become less, it grows feeble; and when they disappear, it will vanish too.”

― Alexis de Tocqueville

“Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners.”

― Alexis de Tocqueville

“No state of society or laws can render men so much alike but that education, fortune, and tastes will interpose some differences between them; and though different men may sometimes find it their interest to combine for the same purposes, they will never make it their pleasure.”

― Alexis de Tocqueville

“The two real leads in ‘Children of Men’ are Clive Owen and the social environment. You know, this same movie without the social environment maybe is just like a generic chase movie.”

― Alfonso Cuaron

“Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men.”

― Alfred Jarry

“The same words conceal and declare the thoughts of men.”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro’ nature, moulding men.”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother’s shame; however you take it we men are a little breed.”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell.”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Character actors aren’t a brand in the same way that high-profile leading men are.”

― Alfred Molina

“I have since wandered among men of many races and many religions.”

― Alfred Russel Wallace

“But the wicked passions of men’s hearts alone seem strong enough to leave pictures that persist; the good are ever too luke-warm.”

― Algernon Blackwood

“While three men hold together, the kingdoms are less by three.”

― Algernon Charles Swinburne

“Fruits are always of the same nature with the seeds and roots from which they come, and trees are known by the fruits they bear: as a man begets a man, and a beast a beast, that society of men which constitutes a government upon the foundation of justice.”

― Algernon Sidney

“Many things are unknown to the wisest, and the best men can never wholly divest themselves of passions and affections… nothing can or ought to be permanent but that which is perfect.”

― Algernon Sidney

“There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free; but they only are naturally most fit to be commanders or leaders, who most excel in the virtues required for the right performance of those offices.”

― Algernon Sidney

“It’s a dream that we, as women footballers, get to play in the same stadium as the men.”

― Ali Krieger

“If you want me to perform in Silver Lake – where it looks like ‘Vice’ magazine threw up everywhere, where all the men are wearing V-necks to their belly buttons, salmon pants, and carrying a screenplay – I’ll do it, because they might appreciate a Banksy joke I can’t do anywhere else.”

― Ali Wong

“Women, a lot of the time, are so much funnier than men, but they just choose not to do comedy for a living.”

― Ali Wong

“Asian men are the sexiest. They got no body hair from the neck down.”

― Ali Wong

“I think Asian men are beautiful.”

― Ali Wong

“I use only men’s perfumes. I change my perfumes every month.”

― Alia Bhatt

“I definitely had a weird thing of being attracted to older men. Never my family friends, never my dad’s friends.”

― Alia Shawkat

“Women and men in the crowd meet and mingle, Yet with itself every soul standeth single.”

― Alice Cary

“I like to be comfortable. And I think men tend to dress more comfortably than ladies. They can just put on a pair of jeans and a sweatshirt, and I like doing that. Comfort first.”

― Alice Dellal

“I think it is fine to have sports divided into men’s and women’s, just as it is fine to say a fifteen-year-old is incapable of consenting to sex. But we should recognize these are social distinctions based on biology, and not categories foisted upon us by nature.”

― Alice Dreger

“When employers tell me they prefer married men, and encourage their men to have homes of their own, because it makes them so much steadier, I wonder if they have any idea of all that that implies.”

― Alice Hamilton

“From the first I became convinced that what I must look for was lead dust and lead fumes, that men were poisoned by breathing poisoned air, not by handling their food with unwashed hands.”

― Alice Hamilton

“The men in those old days of the seventeenth century, when in constant dread of attacks by Indians, always rose when the services were ended and left the house before the women and children, thus making sure the safe exit of the latter.”

― Alice Morse Earle

“Naturally, my stories are about women – I’m a woman. I don’t know what the term is for men who write mostly about men. I’m not always sure what is meant by ‘feminist.’ In the beginning, I used to say, ‘Well, of course I’m a feminist.’ But if it means that I follow a kind of feminist theory, or know anything about it, then I’m not.”

― Alice Munro

“Stripped of its plot, the ‘Iliad’ is a scattering of names and biographies of ordinary soldiers: men who trip over their shields, lose their courage or miss their wives. In addition to these, there is a cast of anonymous people: the farmers, walkers, mothers, neighbours who inhabit its similes.”

― Alice Oswald

“To me, it was shocking that a government of men could look with such extreme contempt on a movement that was asking nothing except such a simple little thing as the right to vote.”

― Alice Paul

“Demands for equality for women are threats to men’s self-esteem and sense of sexual turf.”

― Alice S. Rossi

“The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.”

― Alice Walker

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.”

― Alice Walker

“From infancy, I have relied on the fiercely sweet spirits of black men; and this is abundantly clear in my work.”

― Alice Walker

“So many killings of black men in my lifetime. The physical shock is astounding.”

― Alice Walker

“But as I was saying, from my experiences, I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you. Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.”

― Alicia Machado

“BUT, in terms of attractiveness, speaking in terms of physical aspects only I think that Argentinean, Italian, Mexican, and Spanish men are among the most attractive men.”

― Alicia Machado

“There is no country that has the best men.”

― Alicia Machado

“Well that’s actually happened to me a couple of times… but I really think that men, when it comes to falling in love, are less… I guess you could say less aggressive.”

― Alicia Machado

“Well, I think it’s because I’m an only daughter. I have four brothers, a bunch of guy cousins, and so it’s like I was raised amongst men. So I’ve always gotten along really well with men.”

― Alicia Machado

“I get a lot of mail from men who really identify with Stuart, you know, Sparrow’s boyfriend. I love that. Even though I used to say I wanted men to read the strip even though there weren’t any men in it, so they’d be forced to identify with the women.”

― Alison Bechdel

“I started to get bored with that stuff about only drawing men and I’ve taken it out of the slideshow.”

― Alison Bechdel

“It’s definitely part of it, that the men were having fun and doing the interesting things but also, I don’t know, I’m just thinking more about gender and how maybe in some way I am more of a boy than a girl.”

― Alison Bechdel

“You know, ‘Mad Men’ is notoriously secretive with its plotlines, even with exposing them to actors on the show.”

― Alison Brie

“I like that ‘Mad Men’ is now an adjective I use to describe clothing when I’m shopping: ‘I like this top. It’s very ‘Mad Men.’”

― Alison Brie

“Any abuse of animals is the same as abuse of men, women, or children.”

― Alison Goldfrapp

“I went through a string of A&R men who all thought I should be doing something different. One thought I should be a dance diva; another thought I should do Rock n’ Roll; and one thought I shouldn’t even be singing at all!”

― Alison Moyet

“When women are in positions of power it’s a hard place to be, especially when that position involves bossing men around.”

― Alison Pill

“When I started researching history in the 1960s, a lot of women about whom I’ve subsequently written were actually footnotes to history. There was a perception that women weren’t important. And it’s true. Women were seen historically as far inferior to men.”

― Alison Weir

“I’m very proud of the fact that the women on ‘The Americans’ are written to be equally complex as the men.”

― Alison Wright

“Women in general have to think about certain things that men don’t – like being safe in the street at night or something.”

― Alissa White-Gluz

“Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men.”

― Alistair Cooke

“Over the past years, I have lectured many times on the Cuban missile crisis, most provocatively to 200 senior officers of the former Soviet army in Moscow in 1991, among them KGB generals. There, my knowledge of Penkovsky’s role was thoroughly confirmed, and so was the Soviet military men’s residual sense of humiliation at Khrushchev’s ‘blink’.”

― Alistair Horne

“It was 1981. I was working on a novel. And I put that novel aside one day after I read a newspaper article. The story said there were 19 women still on the pension payroll who were Confederate war widows. They were women who very early in their lives had married very old men.”

― Allan Gurganus

“Our government has made a number of promises to the men and women who served in our nation’s armed forces. Sadly, these promises of health care, education and other benefits have existed more in rhetoric than in reality.”

― Allen Boyd

“Poets, in their way, are practical men; they are interested in results.”

― Allen Tate

“Men expect too much, do too little.”

― Allen Tate

“The great thing that I appreciate – the fact that my godfather, William ‘Sticky’ Jackson, was a Tuskegee Airman because my father was first born in Ozark, Alabama. The sacrifices and the commitment of those men made it possible for myself and many others.”

― Allen West

“Roman Polanski is one of my favorite filmmakers, and John Phillips one of my favorite songwriters. I had the honor to meet each of these men and was almost giddy to be blessed with the chance to tell each artist what his work meant has to me.”

― Allison Anders

“I grew up with brothers. I love men. Of course it’s hard to be a woman in a man’s world.”

― Allison Janney

“One out of forty American men wears women’s clothing. We’ve had more than forty presidents. One of these guys has been dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress.”

― Allison Janney

“I can tell when men are threatened by my height.”

― Allison Janney

“As a teenager, I played men in my first two plays.”

― Allison Janney

“For centuries, the question of men needing to comprehend women simply didn’t arise. Men were valued according to how they measured up to the manly virtues.”

― Allison Pearson

“Women now influence the majority of consumer purchases. It is women’s votes that will secure victory at the next election, hence the altogether delicious spectacle of Messrs Brown and Cameron vying to tell stories about broken nights and childcare as men once boasted of goals scored or pheasants bagged.”

― Allison Pearson

“I don’t believe for a minute that women really want to be understood by men.”

― Allison Pearson

“I am a passionate devotee of the Howard Hawks’ screwball comedies of the 1930s and the 1940s, where I think that the relations between men and women were at their civilized height in terms of banter and exchange of wit and equality.”

― Allison Pearson

“My whole background is character acting: weird costumes, fat suits, playing men, playing animals – I’ve never played anyone with whom there’s any overlapping Venn diagram.”

― Allison Williams

“Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.”

― Alphonse de Lamartine

“If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious.”

― Alphonse Karr

“The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men. But the striving, which at present has become so insistent, cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace, or solving all disputes among nations.”

― Alva Myrdal

“It is frightening that in recent years such an increase has occurred in acts of terrorism, which have even reached peaceful countries such as ours. And as a ‘remedy’, more and more security forces are established to protect the lives of individual men and women.”

― Alva Myrdal

“The economic and political roots of the conflicts are too strong for us to pretend to create a lasting state of harmonious understanding between men.”

― Alva Myrdal

“We can hope that men will understand that the interest of all are the same, that hope lies in cooperation. We can then perhaps keep PEACE.”

― Alva Myrdal

“The absence of men in the household has caused people to not know how to respond to authority with respect. There’s a major problem with the patriarchs having been chased out of the house.”

― Alveda King

“In our family, the men have always stood at the head, true patriarchs that take the lead, teach, and live their lives as examples… Women have a significant role as helpers to our husbands and co-counsels in the parental equation.”

― Alveda King

“This movement that RuPaul has created and World of Wonder and Logo has allowed to be aired, it’s so much than just gay men carrying on in high heels and wigs and fake fingernails. It’s truly a story of courageous souls. And I’m grateful that I’m a part of this.”

― Alyssa Edwards

“Italian men age very well. That’s what I’ve learned from Tony Danza.”

― Alyssa Milano

“Men are hugely significant to me and to many of the women I interview.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“I could do a show with men; I’d love to do that, but it’s women that I know and understand.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“At 50 you’re more confident, more comfortable in your skin and you don’t put up with nonsense, especially from men.”

― Amanda Donohoe

“I don’t think I’ve ever come to terms with not having had a father around, and that’s why I made so many mistakes with men.”

― Amanda Eliasch

“It might sound strange to describe New Yorkers as insecure when they delight so much in the cult of success. The display of wealth here, especially new wealth, is indeed wonderfully frank, from the super-long limousines which clog up the roads to the voluptuous fur coats that adorn both men and women.”

― Amanda Foreman

“The same men who are placing all these outrageous restrictions on women’s freedoms in southern Somalia – that type of mentality – that’s what I had to deal with in captivity.”

― Amanda Lindhout

“I think people don’t often realize how much goes into being a male dancer. It’s athletic and it’s hard. It’s not just men wearing tights, or wanting to be around women.”

― Amanda Schull

“America was made for white men. Literally, at the time of the writing of the new country’s Constitution, only white men could own land, and only men who owned land could vote.”

― Amanda Seales

“I believe that you can love anyone. I’ve had relationships with women, I’ve had relationships with men. I don’t think you should be judged based on who you find attractive. Especially guys – gay men, they really have it hard sometimes.”

― Amber Rose

“The men and women of our emergency services are the very best of us.”

― Amber Rudd

“Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“Women in love are less ashamed than men. They have less to be ashamed of.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“So many men have so many times predicted the time of the end of the Rebellion, and been mistaken, that I will not do so now; but I can say it will be very soon, if the old regiments are filled up.”

― Ambrose Burnside

“When men make themselves into brutes it is just to treat them like brutes.”

― Amelia Barr

“It is little men know of women; their smiles and their tears alike are seldom what they seem.”

― Amelia Barr

“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.”

― Amelia Earhart

“Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.”

― Amelia Earhart

“BJP is ready to go to any extent to protest for the rights of Ayyappa devotees. Beliefs should be respected. Man-woman equality is must, but gender equality cannot be established by giving entry to men and women together. There are several temples that deny men entry.”

― Amit Shah

“Interest groups are not the same as individuals. Through false nostalgia for the New Deal, you are taking the younger generation hostage. They are the ones who are going to have to pay far greater taxes. They are the future’s forgotten men.”

― Amity Shlaes

“First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.”

― Amos Bronson Alcott

“Some very plausible stuff is being written by women in a way that most men are not doing.”

― Amy Clampitt

“A man must be sacrificed now and again to provide for the next generation of men.”

― Amy Lowell

“For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.”

― Amy Lowell

“It’s really hard for a lot of men to have the woman accomplishing more than them.”

― Amy Schumer

“Some men’s magazines are just downright offensive.”

― Amy Schumer

“More men than women like ‘Strangers With Candy’. Pretty girls don’t like the show. They don’t like to see an ugly lady.”

― Amy Sedaris

“Some men do think I’m a psycho bunny-boiler.”

― Amy Winehouse

“Girls talk to each other like men talk to each other. But girls have an eye for detail.”

― Amy Winehouse

“Human sexuality has been regulated and shaped by men to serve men’s needs.”

― Ana Castillo

“I think women, we are very interesting. We have a lot to say, and sometimes it’s frustrating how all the lead parts are for men.”

― Ana de Armas

“Men can be sex symbols and also earn respect for their professional accomplishments, and the same standard should apply to women.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Former Congressman Aaron Schock was applauded for his fitness when he flaunted his six pack on the cover of ‘Men’s Health.’ Using his sweet pecs didn’t end his career, although using taxpayer money to lavishly decorate his office did.”

― Ana Kasparian

“The Medicaid money that right-wingers want to snatch away from Planned Parenthood actually goes toward critical preventative care and treatments for the disadvantaged. So if pro-life activists are genuine in wanting to preserve human lives, waging a war against clinics that help low-income men and women isn’t the way to go.”

― Ana Kasparian

“I work in politics and media, two industries that have been particularly affected by the issue of misconduct. We have seen famous and powerful men finally pay a price for behavior they got away with for decades. Many have lost their positions and status – rightly so.”

― Ana Navarro

“Wise men argue causes; fools decide them.”

― Anacharsis

“When evil men destroy, good men must build and bind.”

― Anas Aremeyaw Anas

“War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every persecution that their abstention will bring them. It is the only way to abolish war.”

― Anatole France

“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

“One thing above all gives charm to men’s thoughts, and this is unrest. A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me.”

― Anatole France

“Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away.”

― Anaxagoras

“How do I think the industry’s changed? Films have changed a lot. I think women are finally able to get older and be sexy just like men. So I’m really enjoying that part – that’s my evolution.”

― Andie MacDowell

“Where I live, the majority of men are married to women their own age.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I’m strong. I’m outspoken. I feel like I’m equal to men. I can walk in the woods just as much and as far as a man can. Yet I’m still female. I’m very female.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I’m in love with low-rated shows. That’s true of ‘Men of a Certain Age,’ ‘Thief,’ ‘Gideon’s Crossing.’ I fall in love with projects that are almost freighted with prestige.”

― Andre Braugher

“You can’t separate the phenomenal birth of unionism in the United States of America from the Pullman porters. This same small group of men, who grew to be 10,000 strong, was also the organizational foundation for the civil rights movement and all of the gains that were made in the ’40s and the ’50s. That, and the black church.”

― Andre Braugher

“Men are not usually forthcoming in the expression of their emotions.”

― Andre Braugher

“It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.”

― Andre Gide

“Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all.”

― Andre Gide

“I’ve written a couple of scripts. Actually, a pilot. I’m not sure I’m allowed to say, but it’s a comedy about three young men in New York City, one of whom may or may not be a romantic like me.”

― Andre Holland

“A lot of sixth men have more responsibility, and they’ve made more of an impact sometimes than 80 percent of the rest of the guys on the team, so it’s just a name.”

― Andre Iguodala

“There is room in today’s world for men to wear dresses.”

― Andre Leon Talley

“If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain.”

― Andre Maurois

“Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.”

― Andre Maurois

“Modesty and unselfishness – these are the virtues which men praise – and pass by.”

― Andre Maurois

“Rigour is to the mathematician what morality is to men.”

― Andre Weil

“I don’t like crying. I’m a country boy, and we’re the product of our upbringing. As a boy, I was told that men don’t cry.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“I’m a country boy, and we’re the product of our upbringing. As a boy, I was told that men don’t cry.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“I prefer to work for my country in a free and independent way. I was born free, and I want to die free. I am always suspicious of ideology. Instead, I respect men with ideas.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood; this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“Men know everything – all of them – all the time – no matter how stupid or inexperienced or arrogant or ignorant they are.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“’Women’s fashion’ is a euphemism for fashion created by men for women.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“Men are distinguished from women by their commitment to do violence rather than to be victimized by it.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“I personally think the male and female roles have changed dramatically in the past few decades. Men are no longer the breadwinners. Financial independence for a woman is a huge thing.”

― Andrea Jeremiah

“Parliament’s centuries of history have been overwhelmingly dominated by men, but things are changing.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“I want to live in a Britain where there is a shared belief in freedom and democracy, and equal rights for men and women.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“As an employer, we’re not – let’s face it: most of us don’t employ men as nannies. Most of us don’t. Now you can call that sexist; I call that cautious and very sensible when you look at the stats. Your odds are stacked against you if you employ a man.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“Women are really complex and totally enigmatic. Humans are really complex, but in film, we’ve only ever seen that with men. We’ve seen antiheroes time and again with male characters.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“My grandparents were deeply affected by war, and it was obvious that the men who fought were horribly affected, as were the women who remained at home.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“I’ve been getting chatted up by men ever since I was 14.”

― Andreja Pejic

“I struggled to find an agency in London because no one knew whether they should put me in the men’s board or the women’s board. There was a lot of uncertainty about my commercial viability.”

― Andreja Pejic

“The ‘morality of compromise’ sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don’t compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.”

― Andrew Carnegie

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”

― Andrew Carnegie

“I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.”

― Andrew Carnegie

“The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.”

― Andrew Carnegie

“It is true that women tend to be more identified with their bodies because in this crazy world, both men and women measure women’s value as human beings in relationship to their physical appearance.”

― Andrew Cohen

“In my experience, men are not necessarily less sensitive or compassionate than women are, and women are not necessarily any less aggressive or competitive than men are – as a matter of fact, often they are more so!”

― Andrew Cohen

“Men are recognizing that they have been forced to conform to a very narrow and rather two-dimensional picture of maleness and manhood that they have never had the freedom to question.”

― Andrew Cohen

“It seems like women don’t want men to be men anymore. They want men to be women. But they really don’t want what they say they want. It’s very weird.”

― Andrew Dominik

“When men organize themselves into groups, and they make rules based on common or self-interest, it’s always tangled and political.”

― Andrew Dominik

“All of our affairs, since the union of crowns, have been managed by the advice of English ministers, and the principal offices of the kingdom filled with such men, as the court of England knew would be subservient to their designs.”

― Andrew Fletcher

“I’d like to keep our kids in their schools. I’d like to keep our young men and women in jobs.”

― Andrew Forrest

“In God, the characteristics of men and women that we admire in men and women are combined. That’s been a traditional Catholic teaching that God is the combination of opposites.”

― Andrew Greeley

“The Catholic men are more upset about women not being able to be priests than are Catholic women.”

― Andrew Greeley

“Men are both bad and awful. And women are both bad and awful. And they can both be good and wonderful on both sides.”

― Andrew Haigh

“For a long time, gay men fought to be seen as different, doing our own thing: This is our lives; this is what we do. Accept it. There’s a conservatism that has come into the gay community: ‘We’re just like you, just like everyone else.’”

― Andrew Haigh

“The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.”

― Andrew Jackson

“Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.”

― Andrew Jackson

“Who, then, will govern? The answer must be, Man – for we have no angels in the shape of men, as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs.”

― Andrew Johnson

“In Hong Kong, the directors are the idea men.”

― Andrew Lau

“You cannot stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing, protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution.”

― Andrew McCabe

“Strong men have sound ideas and the force to make these ideas effective.”

― Andrew Mellon

“I even remember at the age of five watching a documentary on the Ku Klux Klan that was quite terrifying because it was men in white sheets who looked like ghosts to me.”

― Andrew Neil

“When I was growing up, my idea of a writer was someone like Sven Hassel, that mysterious Danish author who wrote thrillers about men clambering over walls and getting tangled in barbed wire.”

― Andrew O’Hagan

“Traditionally, we think that people with ideas are innovators – that Silicon Valley is the world of ideas. But within the hedge-fund world, they believe that they are men of ideas – that the trade is unto itself one of ideas.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“You find that all men are successes or failures. Success is the stamp of truth. I will say all men who fail to place their feet on the dome of facts do so by not sieving all truth and throwing the faulty to one side.”

― Andrew Taylor Still

“Most American diets, even bad ones, provide more than enough calcium for bone health, especially for men.”

― Andrew Weil

“Of course, women are free to start any kind of company they want. But women sometimes identify different problems than men do and start different sorts of companies as a result.”

― Andrew Yang

“Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.”

― Andrew Young

“If I wanted to develop a scenario to destroy America, I would do what the Republicans are doing. Take the brightest and best young black men off the streets, put them in jail, make them meaner than hell for 8 or 10 years and then turn them lose in a society where there are plenty of guns for them to play with.”

― Andrew Young

“When I walk around on the street and someone comes up to me, I have just as many full-grown men with large beards in Slipknot shirts saying he likes my band as much as I do girls with bright pink hair.”

― Andy Biersack

“There’s nothing I don’t love about ‘Mad Men.’”

― Andy Cohen

“Why should men be constrained by antiquated stereotypes of masculinity? What does it even mean to ‘Be a Real Man’ anymore? Shouldn’t we all be celebrating a wide range of definitions of manhood?”

― Andy Dunn

“At Bonobos, we believe in the future of men.”

― Andy Dunn

“The rise of women and feminism is well documented. What is equally fascinating – and less talked about – is the impact this has had on men.”

― Andy Dunn

“The prescience of the founding fathers continues to astonish me. They were freedom fighters. They made America. They gave us this magical country. They also were slaveowners – which is confusing to their legacy. How could such brilliant men have only secured freedom for themselves, but not their wives or their slaves?”

― Andy Dunn

“My own belief is all men should be feminists, and with enthusiasm.”

― Andy Dunn

“I feel like I’m more a fan of tennis rather than it being men’s or women’s. I enjoy watching doubles as well when it’s on. I think that there are certain players that I enjoy watching on the men’s and women’s side. There’s some players that I don’t enjoy watching on both sides.”

― Andy Murray

“I just enjoy watching tennis. And there’s things that you can learn from the men’s and the women’s game.”

― Andy Murray

“There’s two people I would say to try to go and watch who are probably the future of tennis. One girl called Taylor Townsend, she got a wildcard from the event into Wimbledon; she’s an American girl. On the men’s side, there’s an Australian guy called Nick Kyrgios; he’s 19, and he was the number one junior in the world.”

― Andy Murray

“The average bright young man who is drafted hates the whole business because an army always tries to eliminate the individual differences in men.”

― Andy Rooney

“All men are not created equal but should be treated as though they were under the law.”

― Andy Rooney

“Since there have been men and women, there have been funny women.”

― Andy Samberg

“The most mysterious feminine factor, the existence that we men, we don’t know. It’s woman. It’s feminine. That’s what the sword is about. That’s the symbolic meaning of the sword.”

― Ang Lee

“I don’t know if I feel a responsibility to encourage women, I just do! Yes, I think all of us chicks should be inspired and create! In whatever way that inspiration comes, we should shine! Honestly, I feel the same way about men.”

― Angela Bettis

“I like people who are devoted to me: men who know I’m the most fabulous thing in the world, and they just look at me with adoration. That’s how my dad looked at my mom, and that’s how I expected to be looked at.”

― Angela Bowie

“In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of.”

― Angela Carter

“To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.”

― Angela Davis

“There is no excuse whatsoever for men to harass women in an abusive sexual manner. And, I am devastated that anyone should deem me capable of thinking otherwise.”

― Angela Lansbury

“There are cis women who are being attacked and called men because they are wearing makeup and because they are too tall, and they might have an Adam’s apple. Once cis women start to realize it’s not just harmful to trans women, then we’ll start to come together more and attack this together. It sucks, but we’re all under the patriarchy.”

― Angelica Ross

“Men don’t really like skinny, do they?”

― Angelina Jolie

“I dress for women and I undress for men.”

― Angie Dickinson

“The double standard means men can run around and women cannot. I think I’m up to testing that.”

― Angie Dickinson

“I never felt the need for feminism. I never felt competition with men, which I really believed started the movement.”

― Angie Dickinson

“I swear by that old expression, ‘One monkey don’t stop no show!’ The reality is, we still have some good men out there, and we should hail those men as the kings they are.”

― Angie Stone

“We see organizations that target young black men to give them direction in life, but so often, black girls are missed. I wanted to represent them.”

― Angie Thomas

“I think lower wages have made men much less marriageable than they were before. It’s not just like your job goes to hell. Your marriage goes to hell. You don’t know your children anymore. Your children have a higher chance of being screwed up.”

― Angus Deaton

“I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it, and filling your head with filth.”

― Angus T. Jones

“Jake from ‘Two and a Half Men’ means nothing. He is a non-existent character.”

― Angus T. Jones

“Women are starting something like twice as many companies as men, but the money is primarily going to companies started by men.”

― Anita Borg

“Old men should have more care to end life well than to live long.”

― Anita Brookner

“Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography.”

― Anita Brookner

“It’s about believing in yourself and ignoring the fact that men dominate it. In fact, I feel women are as strong as men.”

― Anita Hassanandani Reddy

“I once witnessed more ardent emotions between men at an Elks’ Rally in Pasadena than they could ever have felt for the type of woman available to an Elk.”

― Anita Loos

“We are witnessing a very slow and painful cultural shift. Some male gamers with a deep sense of entitlement are terrified of change. They believe games should continue to cater exclusively to young heterosexual men with ever more extreme virtual power fantasies.”

― Anita Sarkeesian

“Obviously I want to support women, and I believe in women, and I think we should support each other, but we shouldn’t go into extremes. Some women can get very aggressive towards men, but we need men and love men, so keeping the right balance is the most important thing.”

― Anja Rubik

“I’m very fond of doing movies where men fight over me. I don’t get to do enough.”

― Anjelica Huston

“I think women like to conquer hearts. Men like to conquer countries.”

― Anjelica Huston

“Too often, women are portrayed in two ways: as prizes to be won by men or as damsels in distress.”

― Ann Aguirre

“I think that women on expeditions often get sucked into giving 150 percent of themselves because they feel they have to prove themselves physically equal to men. We get ourselves into trouble and burn out.”

― Ann Bancroft

“Women are obviously much more discriminated against than men in many ways.”

― Ann Beattie

“Money is hardly neutral. Its connection to power makes it a highly charged social phenomenon and a mediator of relationships. Because it has historically been controlled by men, it has given men a tool for controlling women.”

― Ann Cotton

“In the family pattern, men support boys and women support girls, and because women have far fewer financial resources, there is less money to invest in girls.”

― Ann Cotton

“If women have an income, they will invest a higher proportion of that income in their children than men do. So you do get those societal returns very quickly.”

― Ann Cotton

“It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 – except Goldwater in ’64 – the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted.”

― Ann Coulter

“I am emboldened by my looks to say things Republican men wouldn’t.”

― Ann Coulter

“Conservatives have a problem with women. For that matter, all men do.”

― Ann Coulter

“By boosting oversight and accountability, we can empower the VA in its core mission of helping the men and women who have served our country.”

― Ann Kirkpatrick

“When I first started writing comics, in the way-back days, Typhoid Mary was my explosive response to women characters in comics – I made her an innocent virginal type, a clever, dark, liberated woman, and as Bloody Mary, a feminist bent of punishing men – all in one character. She was an instinctual rather than a calculated creation.”

― Ann Nocenti

“Katana is a trained, disciplined martial artist. She removes herself from Birds of Prey to go on a personal journey in Japantown, San Francisco, and pursue a quest for vengeance against the Sword Clan, the men that killed her husband.”

― Ann Nocenti

“There are always women who will take men on their own terms. If I were a man I wouldn’t bother to change while there are women like that around.”

― Ann Oakley

“I’m not sure if men really understand this, but I don’t think there’s a woman in America who really expects her life to be easy. In our own ways, we all know better!”

― Ann Romney

“I always say that bad women are fewer than men, but when you get one, they’re fascinating because they’re so rotten.”

― Ann Rule

“At that time a lot of young men didn’t want to go to the war and kill. This guy that I fell in love with was one of those so he escaped to Canada and I followed him.”

― Ann Wilson

“Well, the terrible thing right now, and I don’t know the statistics, but there’s a growing concern in some communities about how rapidly people are sent from school to jail, how quickly they’re put into the criminal justice system. And of course the rapidly growing number of brown people, both men and women, in prison. And this is terrible.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

“There’s nothing wrong with women saying that we can be ambitious and that we can want the same things that men have traditionally wanted.”

― Anna Gunn

“There are so many more roles for men than there are for women.”

― Anna Gunn

“Around me I saw women overworked and underpaid, doing men’s work at half men’s wages, not because their work was inferior, but because they were women.”

― Anna Howard Shaw

“A gentleman opposed to their enfranchisement once said to me, women have never produced anything of any value to the world. I told him the chief product of the women had been the men, and left it to him to decide whether the product was of any value.”

― Anna Howard Shaw

“The idealists dream and the dream is told, and the practical men listen and ponder and bring back the truth and apply it to human life, and progress and growth and higher human ideals come into being and so the world moves ever on.”

― Anna Howard Shaw

“The old, subjective, stagnant, indolent and wretched life for woman has gone. She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on. As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart.”

― Anna Julia Cooper

“If our vaunted rule of the people does not breed nobler men and women than monarchies have done it must and will inevitably give place to something better.”

― Anna Julia Cooper

“Nobody ever looked at me in Krasnodar. I’m not in the taste of the men there at all.”

― Anna Netrebko

“If I have another child, I doubt I’ll get married again. I don’t think men particularly want to be with me.”

― Anna Nicole Smith

“The greatest public health threat for many American women is the men they live with.”

― Anna Quindlen

“I like having young assistants in my office; they have energy, and I spend time with them to make sure they understand what we’re doing. By investing in them, I’m investing in the magazine. All over ‘Vogue,’ ‘Teen Vogue,’ and ‘Men’s Vogue,’ there are people who have been through not only my office but also many other offices at ‘Vogue.’”

― Anna Wintour

“It’s important for young women and men coming out of the fashion schools to think seriously before starting their own collections.”

― Anna Wintour

“We can celebrate how far we’ve come from our sexist past when women and men are equally represented in the pages of science fiction anthologies.”

― Annalee Newitz

“In the comedy world, there’s always been one woman to five men. I think that’s changing, that we’re being respected more as writers and comedians.”

― Annaleigh Ashford

“Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.”

― Anne Bradstreet

“Beauty is that quality which, next to money, is generally the most attractive to the worst kinds of men; and, therefore, it is likely to entail a great deal of trouble on the possessor.”

― Anne Bronte

“Nobody ever recognizes me from ‘Mad Men,’ because they darken my hair a little bit.”

― Anne Dudek

“Lesli Glatter directed an episode of ‘Mad Men’ and then came in to direct an episode of ‘House.’ And she didn’t recognize me at all.”

― Anne Dudek

“I absolutely believe the past had its share of warrior women who fought like men. Whether some of these were the actual Amazons from Greek myth is another matter.”

― Anne Fortier

“Generally speaking, men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so why shouldn’t women have their share? Soldiers and war heroes are honored and commemorated, explorers are granted immortal fame, martyrs are revered, but how many people look upon women too as soldiers?”

― Anne Frank

“I do not believe evil men are led by God. I believe there are plots of evil. We live in a sinful world, and there are a lot of things that happen as a result of sin.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“When I was younger, I felt very much like, ‘Oh, I have to be a certain way, I have to look a certain way.’ You really, really don’t. That’s the way women are treated differently than men. I mean, I’ve had actors argue with me about this.”

― Anne Hathaway

“I’ve never, ever just been attracted to men. I’ve never just been attracted to women.”

― Anne-Marie

“If we’re going to have better choices for women, we’ve got to have better choices for men.”

― Anne-Marie Slaughter

“Over my lifetime, women have demonstrated repeatedly that they can do anything that men can do, while still managing traditional women’s work at the same time. But the same expansion of roles has not been available to men.”

― Anne-Marie Slaughter

“Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.”

― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“More women than men graduate in media studies. They don’t know how to find a fixer; they don’t know about weaponry; they don’t know where is safe, where is not safe – they just want to prove themselves.”

― Anne Sebba

“I had never been attracted to younger guys. I had, from my late teens, always liked men who were older than me.”

― Annette Bening

“In the United States women develop MS at approximately twice the rate men do, and no one can explain why women are affected most often from the waist down.”

― Annette Funicello

“Men are at every stage of evolution, from the most barbarous to the most developed; men are found of lofty intelligence, but also of the most unevolved mentality; in one place there is a highly developed and complex civilisation, in another a crude and simple polity.”

― Annie Besant

“Man is ever searching for the source whence he has come, searching for the life which is upwelling within him, immortal, nay, eternal and divine; and every religion is the answer from the Universal Spirit to the seeking spirits of men that came forth from Him.”

― Annie Besant

“Never yet was a nation born that did not begin in the spirit, pass to the heart and the mind, and then take an outer form in the world of men.”

― Annie Besant

“To understand how black projects began, and how they continue to function today, one must start with the creation of the atomic bomb. The men who ran the Manhattan Project wrote the rules about black operations. The atomic bomb was the mother of all black projects, and it is the parent from which all black operations have sprung.”

― Annie Jacobsen

“For decades, the men at Area 51 thought they’d take their secrets to the grave. At the height of the Cold War, they cultivated anonymity while pursuing some of the country’s most covert projects. Conspiracy theories were left to popular imagination.”

― Annie Jacobsen

“I think life on the road really suits very egotistical men. It’s set up for kings.”

― Annie Lennox

“I don’t think feminism is about the exclusion of men but their inclusion… we must face and address those issues, especially to include younger men and boys.”

― Annie Lennox

“We all fight over what the label ‘feminism’ means but for me it’s about empowerment. It’s not about being more powerful than men – it’s about having equal rights with protection, support, justice. It’s about very basic things. It’s not a badge like a fashion item.”

― Annie Lennox

“Feminism is a word that I identify with. The term has become synonymous with vitriolic man-hating but it needs to come back to a place where both men and women can embrace it. It is particularly important for women in developing countries.”

― Annie Lennox

“The word feminism needs to be taken back. It needs to be reclaimed in a way that is inclusive of men.”

― Annie Lennox

“Men need to understand, and women too, what feminism is really about.”

― Annie Lennox

“I watch ‘Mad Men,’ I knit scarves, I cook and am very, very normal. Honestly.”

― Annie Lennox

“As Donald Trump and his cabinet now demonstrate, the skills encouraged in men by their biologies and the tools that boys master in the playground have not equipped them to deal with the unprecedented global crisis we are now facing.”

― Anohni

“Women are women, and so are men, and the delusion that we are spiritually separate from or are about to spiritually separate from the rest of existence is a psychosis that spins us into virulence.”

― Anohni

“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.”

― Ansel Adams

“Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.”

― Ansel Adams

“I want to play everything. I want to be like Christian Bale: I want to be able to be Batman and then, like, his character in ‘The Fighter.’ That is what is so impressive about really good actors, that they can be character actors and leading men at the same time.”

― Ansel Elgort

“Some jobs are for women, and some jobs are for men. It has nothing to do with how capable women are.”

― Ant Middleton

“Men are very protective, and women are nurturing.”

― Ant Middleton

“American Presbyterians, as a whole, have already lost a large percentage of their population since 2008, in part because of the creation of the Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians (ECO) – which formed in 2012 as a response to the ordination of out gay men and lesbians within the PCUSA.”

― Anthea Butler

“The shooter’s choice of Emanuel AME was most likely deliberate, given the church’s storied history. It was the first African Methodist Episcopal church in the South, founded in 1818 by a group of men including Morris Brown, a prominent pastor, and Denmark Vesey, who would go on to lead a large, yet failed, slave revolt in Charleston.”

― Anthea Butler

“Mr. Trump’s and Mr. Osteen’s brands are rooted in success, not Scripture. Believers in prosperity like winners. Hurricanes and catastrophic floods do not provide the winning narratives crucial to keep adherents chained to prosperity gospel thinking. That is why it is easy for both men to issue platitudes devoid of empathy during natural disasters.”

― Anthea Butler

“Graham promoted a white evangelical respectability that wanted to ‘put the brakes’ on the civil rights movement, and never really accepted women as equal to men. He may have been the country’s greatest evangelist, but he was also an apologist for the racist and sexist beliefs pervasive among white evangelical men in 20th-century America.”

― Anthea Butler

“Black women fought for the right to vote during the suffrage movement and fought again during the civil rights movement. The rote narrative in the press of the civil rights movement is truncated with the briefest of histories of men like Martin Luther King Jr., Jesse Jackson, or John Lewis.”

― Anthea Butler

“If you’ve ever hauled a 28-pound two-year-old around New York, you’ll find that men fold at the knees a lot quicker than women.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“Most African Americans, especially the men and women from my generation, would accept the nationalist gambit that says only European Americans can be racists, which is an interesting gambit.”

― Anthony Braxton

“Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.”

― Anthony Burgess

“Respect all manner of men regardless of their station in life. Compassion is one of the greatest virtues.”

― Anthony Carmona

“I’m always cast in these strange men… that’s not me, really.”

― Anthony Hopkins

“A novel can grant humanity even to those who act inhumanely, and by making men and women of monsters, it can offer not only a ground-level view of a particular conflict, but a descent into the substratum of human nature capable of the incomprehensible.”

― Anthony Marra

“The imaginative leap for me of writing for women is no more difficult than the one of writing for men. I’ve always wanted to have women well represented in the work that I’ve done because I’ve always been around them and around the way they look at the world.”

― Anthony Minghella

“The men on death row had been told the world would be better without them. I tried to say that this may not be where we want to be, but let’s do what we can for one another.”

― Anthony Ray Hinton

“The true picture of life as it is, if it could be adequately painted, would show men what they are, and how they might rise, not, indeed to perfection, but one step first, and then another on the ladder.”

― Anthony Trollope

“It is necessary to get a lot of men together, for the show of the thing, otherwise the world will not believe. That is the meaning of committees. But the real work must always be done by one or two men.”

― Anthony Trollope

“When men think much, they can rarely decide.”

― Anthony Trollope

“Our officers and men behaved like men who are determined to be free.”

― Anthony Wayne

“Upon the whole it was a Glorious day-Our men are in the Spirits-and I am confident we shall give them a total defeat the next Action; which is at no great distance.”

― Anthony Wayne

“I think buying shoes is intimidating for a guy. Sitting down taking your shoes off, for men, it’s too much. But you should never be intimidated by anything.”

― Antoine Arnault

“One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures-in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones. We say nothing essential about Man when we seek to define him by the qualities of men.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says ‘I was beaten’, he does not say ‘My men were beaten.’”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Some men don’t gel when it comes to work – you have different work ethics, different opinions, different points of views, different methods of filmmaking – and we didn’t gel.”

― Antoine Fuqua

“In our culture, I think that there is no markers anymore. Young men don’t really have something that says you’re a grown up now, until you have a baby.”

― Antoine Fuqua

“I think men under pressure – I mean, that’s what brings out the worst and the best of us. I like to explore that quite a bit in my characters because I don’t see a lot of it on the screen that moved me like the films that I grew up with – that are honest, at least, about honest emotions and honest heroism.”

― Antoine Fuqua

“Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions.”

― Antoinette Brown Blackwell

“Musical practice is too young an art in America to warrant a search for men with a conductor’s gift.”

― Anton Seidl

“The straight line belongs to men, the curved one to God.”

― Antoni Gaudi

“I am not as knowledgeable about the struggle for gay rights, for our history, the way some of my castmates or other gay men I know are.”

― Antoni Porowski

“We must wash literature off ourselves. We want to be men above all, to be human.”

― Antonin Artaud

“Hell is of this world and there are men who are unhappy escapees from hell, escapees destined ETERNALLY to reenact their escape.”

― Antonin Artaud

“I watched ‘The Sopranos,’ I saw a couple of episodes of ‘Mad Men.’ I loved ‘Seinfeld.’ In fact, I got some CDs of ‘Seinfeld.’ ‘Seinfeld’ was hilarious. Oh, boy. The Nazi soup kitchen? ‘No soup for you!’”

― Antonin Scalia

“Sometimes the opponents deserve a red card, but instead, they carry on playing with 11 men. So you also have to be more lucky in the future.”

― Antonio Conte

“Liberty means responsibility. That’s why most men dread it.”

― Antonio de Mendoza

“An idea like equality between men and women, which is now accepted in the West, is quite new.”

― Antonio Munoz Molina

“A few British suffragettes everybody laughed at started the cause of equality between men and women.”

― Antonio Munoz Molina

“Men grow to the stature to which they are stretched when they are young.”

― Antony Jay

“When someone says ‘comic book movies’, what they inevitably mean is a summer superhero blockbuster, with heavily-muscled and tightly-gluted men (plus the occasional token woman) in tight-fitting costumes punching the living daylights out of one another for two hours.”

― Antony Johnston

“I don’t want my guy to buy me cars, villas or diamonds. I can do all that. I don’t want any PDA, either. But my guy should be very sensitive to my pains and sorrows and should try to make me happy because I’d do all that for him. Sadly, most of the men that I have met in the past couple of years are too self-obsessed.”

― Anushka Sharma

“I like men with honest, frank eyes. And that’s the reason I cannot talk anyone who has their sunglasses on.”

― Anushka Shetty

“O thou Sun, send me as far over the earth as is my pleasure and thine, and may I make the acquaintance of good men, but never hear anything of bad ones, nor they of me.”

― Apollonius of Tyana

“I asked certain rich men if they felt embittered. ‘How could we not?’ they said. So I asked them what caused this anguish. They blamed their wealth.”

― Apollonius of Tyana

“I pray as follows: May justice reign, may the laws not be broken, may the wise men be poor, and the poor men rich, without sin.”

― Apollonius of Tyana

“Do not consider that to be wealth which is hoarded away, for how is it better than sand gathered from the nearest heap? Nor that which comes in from men who groan at their taxes: for the gold that is wrung from tears is of base alloy and black.”

― Apollonius of Tyana

“All the suits I buy have to be tailored, no matter what. But it’s not just because of my height; it’s because I’ve been skating for so long. My waist is very small, but my legs are just huge. Most really nice suit makers are Italian, and usually they make suit pants for Italian men. I’m like, ‘Those Italians must have pretty skinny legs.’”

― Apolo Ohno

“On any play where there’s a scramble of 22 men, blindside hits and unprotected hits on knees occur.”

― Ara Parseghian

“Entrepreneurs – both women and men – need equal and fair access to finance – to create new businesses, to reach to new markets, and to adapt to climate change.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Around the world, it is much more difficult for women than for men to run a successful business. Even when laws are not explicitly biased against them, companies owned and operated by women often face discrimination every step of the way, from obtaining finance to finding customers.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Our main aim globally is to connect more women to the economy because we know there is a specific market failure there: women are having more difficulty in business than men.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Like most people who live in India, I complain about corruption, but know that I can live with corrupt men. It is the honest ones I secretly worry about.”

― Aravind Adiga

“I hoped that being attracted to men might go away, but what I never ever hoped would go away were the feelings of femininity, and of softness and fragility, that could live inside of a boy. They were private, but they were mine.”

― Arca

“It is commonly said that men are forward to believe whatever is connected with their own interest. This in common cases is true; but it is also true, that when some very great and unexpected good news is brought to us, we find it very difficult to credit it.”

― Archibald Alexander

“Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.”

― Archibald Alexander

“If you were not a sinful, polluted, helpless, and miserable creature, this Savior would not be suited to you, and you would not be comprehended in his gracious invitations to the children of men.”

― Archibald Alexander

“Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum of force and maximum of reason.”

― Archibald Cox

“A lot of men are competitive about being funny.”

― Arden Myrin

“Men don’t like eating out of cans. And I don’t like eating out of cans too much, either.”

― Aretha Franklin

“Men have always been gentlemen to me – responsible people with healthy attitudes.”

― Aretha Franklin

“Mining created Chile. The story of men who go down into the mountain and chip away at minerals in the darkness and then suffer an accident that leaves them at the mercy of that darkness is part of the DNA of Chile, an integral part of the country’s history.”

― Ariel Dorfman

“Female empowerment really is important to me. I’m a big nerd of the books from the 15th Century and 16th Century, when the men had all the power and the women had none of it.”

― Ariel Winter

“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

“Persuasion is achieved by the speaker’s personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided.”

― Aristotle

“Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.”

― Aristotle

“Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.”

― Aristotle

“It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.”

― Aristotle

“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.”

― Aristotle

“Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.”

― Aristotle

“The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.”

― Aristotle

“Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.”

― Aristotle

“It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.”

― Aristotle

“Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.”

― Aristotle

“Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.”

― Aristotle

“Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.”

― Aristotle

“All men by nature desire knowledge.”

― Aristotle

“Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.”

― Aristotle

“The true and the approximately true are apprehended by the same faculty; it may also be noted that men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true, and usually do arrive at the truth. Hence the man who makes a good guess at truth is likely to make a good guess at probabilities.”

― Aristotle

“Bad men are full of repentance.”

― Aristotle

“I have learnt that women are superior beings. They have a higher threshold of pain and are more understanding and accepting than men. Also, if you listen to them, you’ll understand them better.”

― Arjun Kapoor

“Women who want to work should be given the choice to do that. If you decide to work even after getting married, then men should allow that to happen.”

― Arjun Kapoor

“Your calves, biceps and neck should always be the same size in inches. Mine are 16 inches – anything bigger or smaller and you know you’re going wrong! Most men ignore working out the legs and glutes, not realising that they are the pillars of our core.”

― Arjun Rampal

“Age doesn’t mean anything. Its all in your head. Men get sexier with age. They also get wiser and get experienced.”

― Arjun Rampal

“No work-family balance will ever fully take hold if the social conditions that might make it possible – men who are willing to share parenting and housework, communities that value work in the home as highly as work on the job, and policymakers and elected officials who are prepared to demand family-friendly reforms – remain out of reach.”

― Arlie Russell Hochschild

“Just as there is a wage gap between men and women in the workplace, there is a ‘leisure gap’ between them at home. Most women work one shift in the office or factory and a ‘second shift’ at home.”

― Arlie Russell Hochschild

“But it’s amazing how many people think that gay men should slink off into the shadows when it comes to having friendships with children.”

― Armistead Maupin

“I like the idea of a love story between men. There is a great affection between men, which exists much more in ethnic groups: Latin, Italian, Jewish.”

― Arne Glimcher

“Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves.”

― Arrian

“My frustration has always been that I’m a Christian, but I don’t buy into, never have bought into, the belief that Jesus and God are these men who just dictate that this is how you have to live your life or you are going to burn in hell.”

― Art Alexakis

“It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.”

― Arthur C. Clarke

“Following the war in Europe a large increase of European immigration to the United States is to be expected, of which the largest part is and always has been made up of men skilled in farming.”

― Arthur Capper

“If we are to perpetuate the state, we must not only produce citizens, but good citizens – men and women of sound bodies, clear minds and clean souls.”

― Arthur Capper

“God’s designs may be frequent justification for our actions, but it is we, the self-made men, who take the credit.”

― Arthur Erickson

“Good men, whether they be Christians or rationalists, do not desire to discriminate between races, but the distinctions implanted by Nature are too conspicuous to escape the observation of our senses.”

― Arthur Keith

“There are very few men and women in whom a Universalist feeling is altogether lacking; its prevalence suggests that it must be part of our inborn nature and have a place in Nature’s scheme of evolution.”

― Arthur Keith

“Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.”

― Arthur Schopenhauer

“Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.”

― Arthur Schopenhauer

“Obviously I am not bothered about men’s fashion – is anyone, apart from Jonathan Ross?”

― Arthur Smith

“A female friend who caught me watching Fashion TV reckons its audience is largely made up of slobbering men who are just taking a break from the appalling Men & Motors channel. I don’t agree.”

― Arthur Smith

“Woody Allen stayed so good because he never left New York. Howard Stern stayed so good because he never left New York – Mel Brooks when he just got out of New York was doing ‘Blazing Saddles;’ when he left New York he started doing stuff like ‘Robin Hood Men In Tights’ – he was in L.A. too long. He lost the edge.”

― Artie Lange

“Can’t you read? The score demands ‘con amore’, and what are you doing? You are playing it like married men!”

― Arturo Toscanini

“There should be awareness on menstrual hygiene among men as well.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“Every father, brother, and husband should know about menstruation. It is not just about women; it is about men, too.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“Every industry, as it comes to a certain level of maturity, there is consolidation. In that consolidation, some fall, but the men will always be there. It is the boys that get sloughed, I would say.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“If you go to any boardroom… the women are, by far, outnumbered by the men.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“It remains to consider what attitude thoughtful men and Christian believers should take respecting them, and how they stand related to beliefs of another order.”

― Asa Gray

“The true credit for our safety and security goes to our men and women who are serving in places like Iraq and Afghanistan in the global war on terrorism.”

― Asa Hutchinson

“I respect women but do not necessarily believe that women need to compete with men.”

― Ashish Sharma

“Men in Rajasthan pride themselves on their moustaches. It is a sign of their masculinity.”

― Ashish Sharma

“When I came into television, the serials were all women-centric, while the men had to stand around like furniture. I wasn’t willing to be a prop in serials. To my good fortune, I got serials where I was a central character.”

― Ashish Sharma

“A good coach is good in the management of his men; he gives all of his players the desire to fight until the last.”

― Ashley Cole

“I dated all the wrong men. I thought I could feel appreciated in my body through guys.”

― Ashley Graham

“I feel like it’s the most unnatural thing for two humans, especially of the opposite sex, to live in harmony under one roof. You realize how different men and women are.”

― Ashley Monroe

“Women have a level of outward compassion that a lot of men don’t necessarily have. Guys feel as deeply as women, but they don’t share it as much.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“Seriously, women have a level of outward compassion that a lot of men don’t necessarily have. Guys feel as deeply as women, but they don’t share it as much. Learning how to do that more has been a valuable add.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“We’re raised to believe that black men have to be one specific way.”

― Ashton Sanders

“I feel like a lot of black men ‘put on’ because of what they see and because of what people tell them they have to be.”

― Ashton Sanders

“My impression of Wall Street growing up was certainly that it was like the big, bad place where all of the men did the bad things with our money.”

― Asia Kate Dillon

“When you see white, cisgendered, heterosexual men having conversations about gender identity where they go, ‘Oh, those are your pronouns? OK, great. Let’s get back to work,’ it allows other people to say, ‘Maybe if they can do it, I can do it.’”

― Asia Kate Dillon

“What we need to do is get rid of ‘men’s’ and ‘women’s’ sections and make sections that are, like, ‘dresses for tall people,’ ‘pants for short people,’ ‘jeans for people with hips,’ you know what I mean?”

― Asia Kate Dillon

“I have spent seven of the 12 years I have been married a victim of political persecution. I must be the first male spouse being held hostage by a regime. I accept this, as Pakistan has traditional elements who find it hard to reconcile with a man whose wife works and who other men salute perforce of her office.”

― Asif Ali Zardari

“Divorce is the cheapest thing in Pakistan. About 30 cents. Cheaper than fish and chips. I’ve had clients married to very rich men for 40 years, then turned out on the road with nothing.”

― Asma Jahangir

“Our nuclear scientists and engineers have done a splendid job, and naturally, the entire nation has risen to salute their professional excellence, discipline, and patriotism. They have had the benefit of having been led in the past by great men like Homi Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai.”

― Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“For you in the West to hear the phrase ‘All men are created equal’ is to draw a yawn. For us, it’s a miracle. We’re starting out at rock bottom, man. But South Africa does have soul.”

― Athol Fugard

“How, then, can the rights of three men exceed the rights of two men? In what possible way can the rights of three men absorb the rights of two men, and make them as if they had never existed.”

― Auberon Herbert

“We hold that what one man cannot morally do, a million men cannot morally do, and government, representing many millions of men, cannot do.”

― Auberon Herbert

“There never yet has been a great system sustained by force under which all the best faculties of men have not slowly withered.”

― Auberon Herbert

“Black women sharing close ties with each other, politically or emotionally, are not the enemies of Black men.”

― Audre Lorde

“In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities, the charge is frequently heard that Black women are more easily hired than are Black men.”

― Audre Lorde

“Robert Taylor was not only a splendid actor in a wide variety of roles but one of the most handsome men in the western world.”

― Audrey Meadows

“What an occupation! To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their skins for sale and expect them to buy them.”

― August Strindberg

“Men are not allowed to think freely about chemistry and biology: why should they be allowed to think freely about political philosophy?”

― Auguste Comte

“True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure.”

― Auguste Rodin

“Nobody does good to men with impunity.”

― Auguste Rodin

“The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls, and it is impossible to say that in some among them, drawing and color are better or worse than in others.”

― Auguste Rodin

“In the younger days of the Republic there lived in the county of – two men, who were admitted on all hands to be the very best men In the county; which, in the Georgia vocabulary, means they could flog any other two men in the county.”

― Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

“Love, it has been said, flows downward. The love of parents for their children has always been far more powerful than that of children for their parents; and who among the sons of men ever loved God with a thousandth part of the love which God has manifested to us?”

― Augustus Hare

“Since the generality of persons act from impulse, much more than from principle, men are neither so good nor so bad as we are apt to think them.”

― Augustus Hare

“Young men, hear an old man to whom old men hearkened when he was young.”

― Augustus

“Even if society dictates that men and women should behave in certain ways, it is fathers and mothers who teach those ways to children not just in the words they say, but in the lives they lead.”

― Augustus Y. Napier

“Just as men must give up economic control when their wives share the responsibility for the family’s financial well-being, women must give up exclusive parental control when their husbands assume more responsibility for child care.”

― Augustus Y. Napier

“Musically, I actually grew up listening to country music as a kid, like George Strait, Alan Jackson… all those guys. So it was kind of weird crossing over from that to pop and R&B, but you know, I love Michael Jackson, Ne-Yo, Usher, R. Kelly, Drake, Boyz II Men.”

― Austin Mahone

“My next project is ‘Venus Vs,’ which is a documentary that follows tennis star Venus Williams and her effort to get equal-award pay for women at Wimbledon. Most people don’t realize that Venus fought for years to make sure women and men winners of that tennis championship received the same amount in award money.”

― Ava DuVernay

“I think that women definitely have a special bond as friends that is hard to describe to men, and we don’t often see that portrayed narratively.”

― Ava DuVernay

“For female directors, there’s a whole other set of things we have to think about, particularly when we are casting men, because there are some actors who have never been directed by a woman. Crew members, too.”

― Ava DuVernay

“The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit.”

― Avicenna

“Muslim leaders should ask themselves what exactly their relationship is to a political movement that encourages young men to kill and maim on religious grounds.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“I was born in Israel, to Canadian parents. My father immigrated in 1948, part of a wave of young men and women who came as pioneers, to fight for a Jewish homeland. Their motive was in large part a reaction to the Holocaust, and their slogan was ‘Never Again.’”

― Ayelet Waldman

“How many straight men maintain inappropriately intimate relationships with their mothers? How many shop with them? I want a gay son. People laugh, but they assume I’m kidding. I’m not.”

― Ayelet Waldman

“I mean, I absolutely call myself a feminist. And by that, I mean a woman who believes that your opportunities should not be constrained by your gender, that women should be entitled to the same opportunities as men.”

― Ayelet Waldman

“The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”

― Ayn Rand

“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.”

― Ayn Rand

“If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.”

― Ayn Rand

“Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.”

― Ayn Rand

“The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.”

― Ayn Rand

“Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men’s stupidity, but your talent to their reason.”

― Ayn Rand

“Wealthy men can’t live in an island that is encircled by poverty. We all breathe the same air. We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance.”

― Ayrton Senna

“It’s important to make women feel confident, because I think they are more important than men.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.”

― B. F. Skinner

“I am opposed to the military use of animals. I am also opposed to the military use of men.”

― B. F. Skinner

“Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.”

― B. R. Ambedkar

“Some men say that they should be satisfied with the abolition of untouchability only, leaving the caste system alone. The aim of abolition of untouchability alone without trying to abolish the inequalities inherent in the caste system is a rather low aim.”

― B. R. Ambedkar

“The reason why Broken Men only became Untouchables was because in addition to being Buddhists, they retained their habit of beef-eating, which gave additional ground for offence to the Brahmins to carry their new-found love and reverence to the cow to its logical conclusion.”

― B. R. Ambedkar

“We desire the good of the world and the happiness of the nations that the bonds of affection and unity between the sons of men should be strengthened… what harm is there in this?… these fruitless strifes, these ruinous wars shall pass away, and the ‘Most Great Peace’ shall come.”

― Baha’u’llah

“They that are intoxicated by self-conceit have interposed themselves between it and the Divine and infallible Physician. Witness how they have entangled all men, themselves included, in the mesh of their devices. They can neither discover the cause of the disease, nor have they any knowledge of the remedy.”

― Baha’u’llah

“I’m very private in person. I’m very sensitive and shy with men individually. But when I’m talking, maybe there’s this other channel or this other side and other way of working in my mind, and I convert and become carefree.”

― Bai Ling

“It is a high patriotic duty that we support and sustain the men who have been placed in position of difficulty, burden, responsibility, and even danger as the result of our suffrages.”

― Bainbridge Colby

“Like pictures, men should be judged by their merits and not by their defects.”

― Bainbridge Colby

“Throughout the history of Iceland, men have been lost at sea; every family in Iceland is connected to that kind of story.”

― Baltasar Kormakur

“Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone’s responsibility.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“It’s a big theme throughout my music to just embrace everything about your own mind and to always feel powerful. It’s not just a feminine thing, but for men, too, whether they feel weak, or strong or crazy or reclusive. I want everyone to feel powerful no matter what little beasts they have in their head.”

― Banks

“You have young men of color in many communities who are more likely to end up in jail or in the criminal justice system than they are in a good job or in college. And, you know, part of my job, that I can do, I think, without any potential conflicts, is to get at those root causes.”

― Barack Obama

“In too many communities, too many young men of color are left behind and seen only as objects of fear. Through initiatives like My Brother’s Keeper, I’m personally committed to changing both perception and reality.”

― Barack Obama

“When men change, maybe Bond will change. But let’s wait. I’m not holding my breath.”

― Barbara Broccoli

“Among men, sex sometimes results in intimacy; among women, intimacy sometimes results in sex.”

― Barbara Cartland

“That was not what men and women fought for during the war.”

― Barbara Castle

“It is true that they paid much more attention to the trade unions because the trade unions were after all speaking for the rights and conditions of working men and women in their employment.”

― Barbara Castle

“Men aren’t the way they are because they want to drive women crazy; they’ve been trained to be that way for thousands of years. And that training makes it very difficult for men to be intimate.”

― Barbara De Angelis

“Men are just as sensitive, and in some ways more sensitive, than women are.”

― Barbara De Angelis

“North Korea, under its thirtysomething Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un, is no country for old men. The latest casualty in Kim’s ongoing purge of the senior military command was the defense minister, Hyon Yong-chol, who reportedly committed the classic old man’s offense of falling asleep in a meeting.”

― Barbara Demick

“After the revolution, let us hope, prisons simply would not exist – if by prisons we mean places that could be experienced by the men and women in them at all as every place that goes by that name now is bound to be experienced.”

― Barbara Deming

“Nonviolent tactics can move into action on our behalf men not naturally inclined to act for us.”

― Barbara Deming

“Of all the nasty outcomes predicted for women’s liberation… none was more alarming, from a feminist point of view, than the suggestion that women would eventually become just like men.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“Men of patriarchal cultures have been committing heinous acts in the name of their God ever since they created a god for themselves. It seems that the earlier, goddess-oriented, nature-centered religions were far less cruel.”

― Barbara G. Walker

“At no point do I wish to be in conflict with any man or masculine thought. It doesn’t enter my consciousness. Art is anonymous. It’s not competitive with men. It’s a complementary contribution.”

― Barbara Hepworth

“Life is too large to hang out a sign: ‘For Men Only.’”

― Barbara Jordan

“We need to honor our troops who served and show our support by giving our men and women who served the best health care, the best educational opportunities, and the best job training available. They deserve nothing less.”

― Barbara Lee

“The 77 cents that women make for every dollar men earn makes a real difference to our families – families stretching to make every dollar count.”

― Barbara Mikulski

“Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men?”

― Barbra Streisand

“I’ve been in love with both men and women. I’ve been ghosted by both men and women.”

― Bari Weiss

“’Annie Hall’ and ‘The Graduate’ are incredible films. Why should we be deprived of watching them because some of the men that made them are bad?”

― Bari Weiss

“Our culture hasn’t stopped objectifying women. We – men and women both – are just getting better at pretending it’s not happening.”

― Bari Weiss

“While men pretend not to judge women for the way they look, we go to great lengths to pretend we don’t care, either.”

― Bari Weiss

“Women are hypocrites. Women are opportunists. Women are liars. They are abusers and bullies and manipulators. They are capable of cruelty, callousness, and evil. Just like men.”

― Bari Weiss

“Australia’s defamation laws help explain why the #MeToo movement, while managing to take down some of the most powerful men in the entertainment and media industry in the United States, has not taken off there.”

― Bari Weiss

“To discover the true principles of Morality, men have no need of theology, of revelation, or of gods: They have need only of common sense.”

― Baron d’Holbach

“When we examine the opinions of men, we find that nothing is more uncommon than common sense; or, in other words, they lack judgment to discover plain truths or to reject absurdities and palpable contradictions.”

― Baron d’Holbach

“I found out about reviews early on. They’re mostly written by sad men on bad afternoons. That’s probably why I’m less angry than some writers, who are so narcissistic they consider every line of every review, even a thoughtful one, as major treason.”

― Barry Hannah

“Some stories seem to lend themselves to telling right away. ‘All The President’s Men’ was done, what, four or five years after the event? It certainly seemed to work there, as opposed to something that happened 40 years ago.”

― Barry Levinson

“I really wanted Michael Jackson to be in the first Men in Black, but he didn’t want to be considered as an alien!”

― Barry Sonnenfeld

“Michael Jackson wanted to be in Men in Black II. He told me he had seen the first Men in Black in Paris and had stayed behind and sat there and wept. I had to explain to him that it was a comedy.”

― Barry Sonnenfeld

“In my generation, history was taught in terms of grand figures, men on whom the destiny of the nation hinged, quintessential heroes.”

― Barry Unsworth

“Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.”

― Baruch Spinoza

“The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.”

― Baruch Spinoza

“If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.”

― Baruch Spinoza

“Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.”

― Baruch Spinoza

“Our religious police has the most dangerous effect on society – the segregation of genders, putting the wrong ideas in the heads of men and women, producing psychological diseases that never existed in our country before, like fanatacism.”

― Basmah bint Saud

“If we desire a society in which men are brothers, then we must act towards one another with brotherhood. If we can build such a society, then we would have achieved the ultimate goal of human freedom.”

― Bayard Rustin

“And I think maybe all women, if they just had a chance, would be romantic and believe in love and not sex. And men believe in sex and not love.”

― Beatrice Wood

“Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.”

― Beck

“A man’s foot is wider, so when I would wear men’s cleats, my foot would be sliding inside of it, so it’s nice to be secure because then your body’s not compensating, and you’re not getting injuries.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“There’s no justification to not be paid the same as the men. We do everything the men do.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“We put in the same amount of time, effort, and we do the same amount of work requirements. We feel like that should be equal, and we should get the same amount of money as the men.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“Obedience is detachment from the self. This is the most radical detachment of all. But what is the self? The self is the principle of reason and responsibility in us. It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men.”

― Bede Griffiths

“The previous generation paved the way for my generation to gallop unheeded into jobs previously reserved for men.”

― Beeban Kidron

“Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god.”

― Beilby Porteus

“I love looking out in a crowded theater and seeing a sea of gay men.”

― Belinda Carlisle

“Most of my mentors in my early career were men; I’m happy to see today the partnership between the newer generation coming through and more senior women leaders helping others advance their careers.”

― Belinda Johnson

“All the men I fall for seem to have a commitment problem.”

― bell hooks

“Why is it that many contemporary male thinkers, especially men of color, repudiate the imperialist legacy of Columbus but affirm dimensions of that legacy by their refusal to repudiate patriarchy?”

― bell hooks

“What’s really sad is that so many young women between the ages of 16 and 25 are ignorant and they already believe that women get the same pay as men. They don’t even really understand that equality hasn’t happened with the pay force.”

― bell hooks

“The establishment is made up of little men, very frightened.”

― Bella Abzug

“All of the men on my staff can type.”

― Bella Abzug

“All my stuff is men’s fashion. It’s always oversized shirts, boyfriend blazers and trousers.”

― Bella Heathcote

“There are those who maintain that in this world women have no right to interfere in the affairs of state, in politics, in plots and counter-plots. Others that are who, more chivalrous, are willing to admit that women have as much right to act, think, and speak as men.”

― Belle Boyd

“I do not believe in sex distinction in literature, law, politics, or trade – or that modesty and virtue are more becoming to women than to men, but wish we had more of it everywhere.”

― Belva Lockwood

“Before this country came on the scene, for thousands of years people did things the same way. Within 200 years of the advent of this nation, men were walking on the moon, and I want us to recognize this is the kind of people that we are. We’re creative with a lot of ingenuity and a lot of energy.”

― Ben Carson

“This is a country for, of, and by the people not for, of, and by the government. If we turn it over to them we cannot complain about what they’re doing because this is a natural course of men and we have to hold their feet to the fire.”

― Ben Carson

“With ‘Mad Men,’ you feel like you’re a member of Seal Team Six when you’re shooting.”

― Ben Feldman

“I would say what Mad Men has taught me has been a super elevated evaluation of text in general, and understanding subtext, and understanding where a character comes from – what he means by this or by that.”

― Ben Feldman

“If you look at the history of advertising, most of them were Jews, so it was only a matter of time before ‘Mad Men’ explored that area of advertising.”

― Ben Feldman

“It’s funny: I don’t get to play characters where I wear what I want to wear. With ‘Mad Men,’ if Janie Bryant doesn’t laugh at me, then that outfit doesn’t make it to air.”

― Ben Feldman

“A lot of 18-year-olds are like old men. They think they’ve seen everything.”

― Ben Folds

“Working on ‘X Men,’ I got to do a lot of flying and fighting, which was good fun.”

― Ben Hardy

“Out of the thousand writers huffing and puffing through movieland, there are scarcely fifty men and women of wit and talent… Yet, in a curious way, there is not much difference between the product of a good writer and a bad one. They both have to toe the same mark.”

― Ben Hecht

“Producers are men who will keep their heads in the noisy presence of writers and directors and not be carried away by art in any of its subversive guises. Their task is to guard against the unusual. They are the trusted loyalists of cliche.”

― Ben Hecht

“I think that when you’re queer, you grow up with these kinds of men who might have made you feel small because of who you are. They could be part of your family, or somebody on the street, or a teacher.”

― Ben Hopkins

“Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live, and illustrate the times.”

― Ben Jonson

“When you’re a young boy, you’re looking at older men for role modelling. Before I loved De Niro, I loved Clint Eastwood; I loved John Wayne. And James Bond.”

― Ben Mendelsohn

“All men in their 40s want to be in rock bands, and I reserve the right to be in a pub band at some point.”

― Ben Miller

“The security of our nation depends on the men and women who are willing to sacrifice their safety, and possibly their lives, to protect the freedoms the rest of us enjoy.”

― Ben Nelson

“To be sure, the United States will be eternally proud of our civilian leaders and the men and women of our armed forces who served in World War II for their sacrifice at a time of maximum peril to our country and our world.”

― Ben Rhodes

“I didn’t have a fraternity-like experience. I mean, I grew up with an older brother and a lot of male cousins and we were very physical with each other. We were very rambunctious when we were kids. But I never thought much – nor did I have reason to think much – about institutionalized hazing. But I think there’s a reason young men are drawn to it.”

― Ben Schnetzer

“The more comfortable men are with dealing with their own vulnerability and their own ideas of masculinity and feeling emasculated, the healthier they are. It’s a healthy thing to deal with.”

― Ben Schnetzer

“A lot of the messed-up stuff that men inflict on women is kind of a symptom of the messed-up stuff that they should be dealing with themselves.”

― Ben Schnetzer

“Washington’s birthday is worthy of celebration – he is one of the greatest men in history. But Washington himself would likely have seen celebration of the office of the presidency itself as monarchic in nature.”

― Ben Shapiro

“Hollywood is largely about scammers and con men. It was my main livelihood for about 25 years, and the scams were beautiful and ugly, cheap and expensive, but, wow, were there a lot of scammers.”

― Ben Stein

“Men and women succeed because they find a field of endeavor that matches their interests and abilities.”

― Ben Stein

“The truth is that men are tired of liberty.”

― Benito Mussolini

“I’ve made a career over the last seventeen years of mostly playing men in uniform, especially cops. The one thing for an actor that is death, is if you’re bored. The boredom will show in your work.”

― Benjamin Bratt

“Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“We cannot learn men from books.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“I am amazed at the facility with which some men follow in the wake of slavery.”

― Benjamin F. Wade

“I am not unconscious of the persuasive power exerted by these considerations to drag men along in the current; but I am not at liberty to travel that road.”

― Benjamin F. Wade

“I have always believed, heretofore, in the doctrines of the Declaration of Independence, that all men are born free and equal; but of late it appears that some men are born slaves, and I regret that they are not black, so all the world might know them.”

― Benjamin F. Wade

“I may fall here in the Senate chamber, but I will. never make any compromise with any such men.”

― Benjamin F. Wade

“Sometimes it leads me even to hesitate whether I am strictly correct in my idea that all men are born to equal rights, for their conduct seems to me to contravene the doctrine.”

― Benjamin F. Wade

“Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Observe all men, thyself most.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart’s the last part moves, her last, the tongue.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Nine men in ten are would be suicides.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“When a man is no longer anxious to do better than well, he is done for.”

― Benjamin Haydon

“Men who have reached and passed 45, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.”

― Benjamin Haydon

“Young men make great mistakes in life; for one thing, they idealize love too much.”

― Benjamin Jowett

“Lawsuits are rare and catastrophic experiences for the vast majority of men, and even when the catastrophe ensues, the controversy relates most often not to the law, but to the facts. In countless litigations, the law Is so clear that judges have no discretion.”

― Benjamin N. Cardozo

“There comes not seldom a crisis in the life of men, of nations, and of worlds, when the old forms seem ready to decay, and the old rules of action have lost their binding force. The evils of existing systems obscure the blessings that attend them, and, where reform is needed, the cry is raised for subversion.”

― Benjamin N. Cardozo

“The mind as well as the body must be not only strong but well disciplined in order to act with promptness and vigor in new and untried situations. It is hard to turn men’s minds from the old and deeply worn channels in which they have long been flowing.”

― Benjamin Robbins Curtis

“There’s sort of a persistent misperception that talking about race is black folk’s burden. Ultimately, only men can end sexism, and only white people can end racism.”

― Benjamin Todd Jealous

“This brings us to Anarchism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by individuals or voluntary associations, and that the State should be abolished.”

― Benjamin Tucker

“Commanded love of all men indiscriminately is an obliteration of distinction between love and hate, and therefore is not love at all.”

― Benjamin Tucker

“First, then, State Socialism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by the government, regardless of individual choice.”

― Benjamin Tucker

“By deciding to live our lives based on solid values and unwavering truth, we can leave a legacy for the young men and boys who want nothing more than to follow in our footsteps.”

― Benjamin Watson

“The core constituency that Republicans must satisfy in high court nominations is the party’s social conservative base, which fundamentally cares about issues, not diversity, and has accepted white men who practice the judging it admires.”

― Benjamin Wittes

“Sending our young men and women into battle is perhaps the most serious course of action a Nation can undertake.”

― Bennie Thompson

“The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.”

― Bernard Baruch

“Our world is limited by the machinery we carry. It’s very different to the 18th and 19th century Enlightenment scientists who were mostly men of God and thought it was their quest to uncover God’s great plan.”

― Bernard Beckett

“Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.”

― Bernard DeVoto

“Once, when a British Prime Minister sneezed, men half a world away would blow their noses. Now when a British Prime Minister sneezes nobody else will even say ‘Bless You’.”

― Bernard Levin

“I’m glad I’m not bisexual. I couldn’t stand being rejected by men as well as women.”

― Bernard Manning

“Women have a favorite room, men a favorite chair.”

― Bernard Williams

“Yes, we become stronger when men and women, young and old, gay and straight, native-born and immigrant fight together to create the kind of country we all know we can become.”

― Bernie Sanders

“I am not aware how you succeed politically when you insult women, who far more than men consistently provide you with great margins of support.”

― Bernie Sanders

“I live close to Hampstead Heath, so when I do have spare time, I like to raise my white blood cell count with a swim in the men’s pond. It’s an ambition of mine to swim in the ponds on every day of the year.”

― Bertie Carvel

“Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.”

― Bertrand Russell

“The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history.”

― Bertrand Russell

“Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives’ mouths.”

― Bertrand Russell

“The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men.”

― Bertrand Russell

“Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.”

― Bertrand Russell

“In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards.”

― Bertrand Russell

“Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.”

― Bertrand Russell

“Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.”

― Bertrand Russell

“I’ve never been drawn to the feminist movement. I was brought up to believe that men had little to do with the home or children – except to bring in the money.”

― Beryl Bainbridge

“Men go after me, and I choose among them.”

― Bess Myerson

“Research shows that women at that mid level tend to get promoted based on performance, and men tend to get promoted based on potential.”

― Beth Brooke

“As a kid, I was always mad – just noticing the women at Thanksgiving, running around the kitchen, while the men were watching football. For one, I don’t want to cook, and for two, I hate football. I was stuck in the middle.”

― Beth Ditto

“The fans of ‘Speed’ are very different from the fans of ‘To Wong Foo,’ which are different from ‘Donnie Darko.’ Look at the classics I’ve been in: ‘No Country for Old Men’… ‘Little Miss Sunshine’… ‘Rain Man’ was my first big studio movie! How lucky is that?”

― Beth Grant

“We were so hungry for ‘Sex and the City’ that even though it was heightened and written by gay men, we just needed to see different women on television. Give us another movie.”

― Beth Littleford

“I hope we have a whole lot of healthy men out there impacting their wives and daughters with a sense of value and dignity. They can have a huge impact. It takes a secure man to breed that sense of security in his family.”

― Beth Moore

“My books have helped a lot of men to lose weight.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“The government at all levels is overly represented by white men. That’s part of the problem, and I’m a white man.”

― Beto O’Rourke

“I like ‘Mad Men,’ and I think ‘The Killing’ is pretty great too. I like ‘Brothers & Sisters.’”

― Betsy Brandt

“Strong women only marry weak men.”

― Bette Davis

“Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn’t do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up.”

― Bette Davis

“I’ve always liked men better than women.”

― Bette Davis

“Men are hung up on breasts. They’re looking at the titty dinner. It’s pathetic.”

― Betty Dodson

“We are constantly protecting the male ego, and it’s a disservice to men. If a man has any sensitivity or intelligence, he wants to get the straight scoop from his girlfriend.”

― Betty Dodson

“We need to see men and women as equal partners, but it’s hard to think of movies that do that. When I talk to people, they think of movies of forty-five years ago! Hepburn and Tracy!”

― Betty Friedan

“It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all.”

― Betty Friedan

“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

“Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women’s denigration of themselves.”

― Betty Friedan

“Men, once enemies, are now jointly governing in Northern Ireland. And although there have been several hitches, by and large it’s working well.”

― Betty Williams

“There’s nothing women can’t do. There’s absolutely nothing we can’t do. We’re far stronger in a lot of ways than men. Way, way stronger than men. And that’s my message to any woman I meet – that includes you – there’s nothing you can’t do, and you know that.”

― Betty Williams

“I’m not sexist in any way – sexism is another form of violence, and there are many great men in this world.”

― Betty Williams

“Women have to be very vigilant, and demand the very best in public schools, health care and pay, those things that men and women of this state value are at risk.”

― Bev Perdue

“A man who gets divorced is not forever going to be talked about for it. There are very different standards that we have for women than we have for men.”

― Bianca Jagger

“Kane is one of the best big men of all-time.”

― Big Show

“American men are like women.”

― Bikram Choudhury

“Yes, U.S. travelers dress better. The British are always so conspicuous in hot climates. They don’t seem to wear shorts. American men seem to be comfortable wearing hot-weather clothing.”

― Bill Bryson

“Kinsey was six foot five, and he had this leader of men quality.”

― Bill Condon

“As N.Y.C. Public Advocate, I released a report that showed that stop-and-frisks of African Americans in 2012 were barely half as likely to yield a weapon as those of white New Yorkers – and a third less likely to yield contraband. Despite this evidence, the vast majority of those stopped are young black and Latino men.”

― Bill de Blasio

“Imagine having all of your freedoms taken away, being forced to work against your will, and constantly living under the threat of violence – in short, being forced to live as a slave. Sadly, this situation is a reality for millions of children, women, and men each year as part of the global human trafficking industry.”

― Bill Flores

“On Memorial Day, we remember the service of those brave military men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending and protecting our freedoms.”

― Bill Flores

“The freedoms and prosperity we enjoy in America are thanks to the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces.”

― Bill Foster

“The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect.”

― Bill Frist

“Men and women motivated by faith have every right and obligation to bring their belief and commitment to the public debate. However, that is very different from the governmental establishment of religion that our founders warned against and our constitution prohibits.”

― Bill Haslam

“Competition between men is a fuel that’s useful to us. We have to be careful that it doesn’t tell the same story over too many times, but it’s amazing how durable that story is.”

― Bill Irwin

“Men are only as loyal as their options.”

― Bill Maher

“Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.”

― Bill Maher

“Big dreams create the magic that stir men’s souls to greatness.”

― Bill McCartney

“Most of the men and women who vote in Congress each year to continue subsidies have taken campaign donations from big energy companies.”

― Bill McKibben

“I come from a line of railroad men. My great-grandfather was a surveyor for the Burlington Railroad.”

― Bill Moseley

“Parties are only bad when a fight breaks out, when men fight over women or vice versa. Someone takes a fall, an ambulance comes, and the police arrive. If you can avoid those things, pretty much all behaviour is acceptable.”

― Bill Murray

“When you see grown men near to tears because they’ve missed hitting a little white ball into a hole from three feet, it makes you laugh.”

― Bill Murray

“There are only three men in the world who are licensed to wear shorts: Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise.”

― Bill Nighy

“I know if I was a woman I wouldn’t want to be a member of an organization that’s mostly men.”

― Bill Owen

“I’ve always loved movies about con men. I think con men are as American as apple pie.”

― Bill Paxton

“The ability to mingle with so many countries and cultures is extremely valuable for men and women.”

― Bill Toomey

“Men can have a huge turnover of sponsorship and still survive a lot better than the women. But the women’s ratings are better, at least at home in the United States than in the men’s tennis.”

― Billie Jean King

“I always liked co-ed events best so we have two men and two women on each team.”

― Billie Jean King

“Men still get a lot more opportunity. It is still a big part of the old boy network. They have more companies they can get money from.”

― Billie Jean King

“The old boy network is still very strong and very true. Just look at the stock exchange and how many men and women are there. It is still very much run by men.”

― Billie Jean King

“Women get the attention when we get into the men’s arena, and that’s sad.”

― Billie Jean King

“When we reach the point where the women athletes are getting their pick of dates just as easily as the men athletes, then we’ve really and truly arrived. Parity at last!”

― Billie Jean King

“She raised me to not think of men and women as different. She raised me without gender. It’s kind of the reason she named me Billie. It’s not about being a strong woman – it’s about being a strong person.”

― Billie Lourd

“When you walk onto any set, it’s usually primarily men. Which can be weird, especially when you’re doing something emotionally challenging.”

― Billie Lourd

“The characters that I’m typically drawn to are sensitive men who are experiencing some sense of identity crisis or growth in their life that they don’t know how to overcome.”

― Billy Crudup

“Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.”

― Billy Crystal

“The streets of New York are diverse, but when you go into a Broadway show, unless Denzel Washington is in it, or Fantasia’s in it, it’s a lot of old white people and gay men.”

― Billy Eichner

“The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same.”

― Billy Graham

“There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.”

― Billy Graham

“A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!”

― Billy Sunday

“The trouble with many men is that they have got just enough religion to make them miserable. If there is not joy in religion, you have got a leak in your religion.”

― Billy Sunday

“Some persons have lived manly or womanly lives, and they lack but one thing – open confession of the Lord Jesus Christ. Some men think that they must come to him in a certain way – that they must be stirred by emotion or something like that.”

― Billy Sunday

“More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.”

― Billy Sunday

“There may be men who think they are attacking Christianity when they investigate the historical origin or the morality of some dogma; I do not think so. Honest investigation can result only in growth.”

― Bjornstjerne Bjornson

“Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.”

― Black Elk

“There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.”

― Black Elk

“The boys of my people began very young to learn the ways of men, and no one taught us; we just learned by doing what we saw, and we were warriors at a time when boys now are like girls.”

― Black Elk

“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.”

― Blaise Pascal

“There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.”

― Blaise Pascal

“The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.”

― Blaise Pascal

“If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Men blaspheme what they do not know.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Two things control men’s nature, instinct and experience.”

― Blaise Pascal

“The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Men often take their imagination for their heart; and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.”

― Blaise Pascal

“If people could walk around in suits of energy, that would be cool. Other than that, I don’t think men should wear spandex.”

― Blake Lively

“I think that men should wear shoes that if there’s an emergency, they’re gonna be able to help.”

― Blake Shelton

“I’m not that crazy about how some of the men dress in Los Angeles.”

― Blake Shelton

“Men are more prone to cheating, definitely.”

― Blu Cantrell

“You can talk about teamwork on a baseball team, but I’ll tell you, it takes teamwork when you have 2,900 men stationed on the U.S.S. Alabama in the South Pacific.”

― Bob Feller

“I’m a hugger of both men and women. As it turns out that those are taken in an offensive manner, I need to have a greater sense of awareness of what I am doing, and we will correct that, and I am taking those steps.”

― Bob Filner

“Men who are not given any voice in this because of the secret nature of the courts, what they’re left with is dressing up ridiculously, but at least using humour to try and draw attention to their kids.”

― Bob Geldof

“And whereas women had to fight to find their way into the workforce, men are now fighting to reclaim their place in the family structure.”

― Bob Geldof

“There is not a single extant study that supports all the arguments against men being with their children. It’s absolute bollocks.”

― Bob Geldof

“I realised one day that men are emotional cripples. We can’t express ourselves emotionally, we can only do it with anger and humour. Emotional stability and expression comes from women.”

― Bob Hoskins

“I’ve played so many historical characters because most horrible dictators are short, fat, middle-aged men.”

― Bob Hoskins

“The principles of fairness and equality for working men and women are deeply interwoven within the fabric of our nation’s history.”

― Bob Menendez

“I won it, at least five million times. Men who were stronger, bigger and faster than I was could have done it, but they never picked up a pole, and never made the feeble effort to pick their legs off the ground and get over the bar.”

― Bob Richards

“The men and women who serve in our military have won for us every hour we live in freedom, sometimes at the expense of the very hours of the lifetimes they had hoped to live.”

― Bob Riley

“No two wars are ever the same. Some are just, some are unjust, but the basic commonality shared between them all is that young men and women heeded a call to service, overcame their fear, and fought for their side.”

― Bob Riley

“When you meet powerful men or just read about them in the newspapers, you see that they don’t have a sense of boundaries.”

― Bob Shacochis

“When I came up to bat with three men on and two outs in the ninth, I looked in the other team’s dugout and they were already in street clothes.”

― Bob Uecker

“Mama was a natural cook. At harvest time, she would whip up a noontime dinner for the men in the field: fried chicken with milk gravy, ham, mashed potatoes, lima beans, field peas, corn, slaw, sliced tomatoes, fried apples, biscuits, and peach pie.”

― Bobbie Ann Mason

“The process and the great smells it produces make everyone hungry and get everyone’s mouth watering. And it gives men a chance to cook.”

― Bobby Flay

“No matter where people stand on the policies that led to the conflicts, Americans recognize the depth of sacrifice and patriotism of our men and women in uniform. Everyone agrees these heroes deserve every advantage we can give them.”

― Bobby Kotick

“Women play about twenty-five percent as good as men, so they should get about twenty-five percent of the money men get.”

― Bobby Riggs

“That’s the trouble with the women’s game. Those women think they’re men, and they go off hitting all over the place. They’d be better off if they’d played like women.”

― Bobby Riggs

“I’m out to prove that a guy 55 years old, with one foot in the grave, can play with the best woman in the world and maybe beat her. It’ll be a big boost for men’s superiority.”

― Bobby Riggs

“Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.”

― Bodhidharma

“If someone were to come from another planet and see the world through movies, they’d think that the world was populated by white men in their 30s who shoot a lot.”

― Bonnie Bedelia

“In the American office lexicon, ‘aging’ – and its close cousin ‘old’ – are inconsistent modifiers. While older women are often labeled as ‘tired’ and ‘out of touch,’ aging men get to be ‘distinguished’ and ‘seasoned.’”

― Bonnie Hammer

“There were a lot of misperceptions that Sci Fi was for men: that it was for young men, and that it was for geeky young men. We had to broaden the channel to change the misconceptions of the genre.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“’Glory’ pays tribute to honorable men who faced unimaginable discrimination even as they fought to preserve basic human rights.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“When you criticize grown men, it’s a lot easier. They make millions of dollars. They should be able to handle it, especially if you do it in a truthful manner… I’m sure it stings, but my whole objective is to be honest.”

― Booger McFarland

“We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers.”

― Booker T. Washington

“That’s the hard part about sport: as men we haven’t started to be in our prime, but as athletes we are old people. I needed support. I lost trust and did stupid things.”

― Boris Becker

“As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth.”

― Boris Pasternak

“I’ve noticed over my 22 years of living that, yes, women can be difficult, and I call myself a ladies’ man, thinking I have them figured out. But as men, we will never understand women.”

― Bow Wow

“There’s a whole lot of songs that men just can’t do. The words are from another time and represent too much of an emotional commitment, whereas women can say that because of who they are.”

― Boz Scaggs

“Even though society has come a long way in correcting the inequalities between men and women in the workplace, it still has to be said that women are oftentimes subconsciously playing to the gender roles which we are taught from birth.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“I want white men to look around in their office and say, ‘Oh, look, there’s a lot of white men here. Let’s change this.’”

― Bozoma Saint John

“I believe that all men and women are created equal, but it took our country until 1920 to acknowledge this for women. And then it took until 1964, the year before I was born, to outlaw discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. And same-sex marriage became the law of the land in 2015.”

― Brad Feld

“I’m out about my misogyny. Most men are misogynists, and most women are feminists. I work with a lot of women. They have their finger on the pulse of things. But women do things to other women that men would never do to other men.”

― Brad Garrett

“Men and women are like cats and dogs. I’ve learned more about myself from women. My comedy is based on this.”

― Brad Garrett

“I’m obsessed with sparkle for men. It’s so funny watching people’s reaction to a disco-ball shoe!”

― Brad Goreski

“I don’t like being surrounded by yes men.”

― Brad Paisley

“House Republicans continue to vote to repeal health care reform, not only removing guarantees that women aren’t charged more than men for coverage, but also assuring the world knows they don’t believe women should have control over their own health care decisions.”

― Brad Schneider

“When I grew up, and I think about City Council, I look at the men and women then – these were people who just wanted to be a part of the community and give something back. They weren’t necessarily trying to use it as a steppingstone to something else. I looked up to those people.”

― Brad Wenstrup

“I don’t know if it’s animalistic or what, but men become like peacocks with their feathers up when women are around.”

― Bradley Cooper

“There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.”

― Bram Stoker

“I went to professional men’s soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun.”

― Brandi Chastain

“Men have a lot less to write about, unless you’re somebody like Tom Waits or John Lennon. And the female voice is much more suited to melody. Men have this barky thing – we’re domesticated apes with a microphone.”

― Brandon Boyd

“I romanticize. I live with the ghosts of Elvis and Frank Sinatra. It seems so glamorous. They were American men who don’t exist anymore. But there are ugly things about them, too.”

― Brandon Flowers

“The producers, the creators, and the cast, we recognize that ‘Hamilton’ is an inherently American story told by the definition of an American community; we are men and women of different colors, creeds, and orientations.”

― Brandon Victor Dixon

“If I had to identify the one skill set shared by most by the men who become part of the SEAL teams… it would be sheer brainpower.”

― Brandon Webb

“I’m so good and so loving that men don’t believe it.”

― Brenda Fassie

“A lot of times I can across as too masculine to men, and they couldn’t handle me, they stayed away.”

― Brenda Holloway

“I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.”

― Brendan Behan

“What the hell difference does it make, left or right? There were good men lost on both sides.”

― Brendan Behan

“Men walk this tightrope where any sign of weakness illicits shame, and so they’re afraid to make themselves vulnerable for fear of looking weak.”

― Brene Brown

“I’ve learned that men and women who are living wholehearted lives really allow themselves to soften into joy and happiness. They allow themselves to experience it.”

― Brene Brown

“I watched ’12 Angry Men’ when I was a kid. It blew me away definitely.”

― Brent Sexton

“I think basically most men are misogynistic.”

― Bret Easton Ellis

“There was a time when the conservative movement was led by the likes of Bill Buckley and Irving Kristol and Bob Bartley, men of ideas who invested the Republican Party with intellectual seriousness.”

― Bret Stephens

“I think that liberal straight white men really need to stop patting themselves on the back for what they think they think and actually take a look at their actions.”

― Brett Gelman

“The motto of my Jesuit high school was ‘Men for others.’ I’ve tried to live that creed.”

― Brett Kavanaugh

“My first concert was Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey.”

― Brett Young

“In 1969 I was 16, and for me anything was possible. ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ was in theaters. Man’s future in space seemed limitless, and here on TV to punctuate it all were men walking on the moon.”

― Brian Binnie

“What young men nowadays don’t realise is that ballroom dancing can be such a source of enjoyment.”

― Brian Clough

“The tantalizing discomfort of perplexity is what inspires otherwise ordinary men and women to extraordinary feats of ingenuity and creativity; nothing quite focuses the mind like dissonant details awaiting harmonious resolution.”

― Brian Greene

“Men will shop, but they only shop when they need something. Women shop with passion and because it’s enjoyable, and for some, it’s even entertainment. All you have to do is step into a mall and see how many stores are geared towards men and how many are geared towards women, and you’ll get the picture.”

― Brian Lee

“I’m tired of being around men all the time. I’m going to start a band called Skirt with three girls and I’ll play the guitar and sing backing vocals in drag. I went window shopping when I was in New York, saw a lot of amazing dresses.”

― Brian Molko

“’Day Men’ provides a magnificent challenge in that it deals with a secret society within a secret society.”

― Brian Stelfreeze

“Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.”

― Brian Tracy

“As far as past men go, I loved Jeff Hardy. He reminds me of my husband in a way. He’s quieter but has a presence in the ring that’s, like, wow.”

― Brie Bella

“The girls are working so hard to put female wrestling on the map and to make it as big as the men. To see it actually happening… I’m so grateful.”

― Brie Bella

“In ‘Total Divas,’ our men are our garnish. In ‘Total Bellas,’ you finally get them in the interview chair, and you get to hear their perspective on the events going on. Fans will get to hear their point of view.”

― Brie Bella

“I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery. I insist on believing that some men are my equals.”

― Brigid Brophy

“Men are beasts and even beasts don’t behave as they do.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“I have never been attracted by younger men.”

― Brigitte Macron

“Certain men get intimidated and insecure around me. They can never get over the fact that I am taller than they are, but it really shouldn’t matter.”

― Brigitte Nielsen

“I don’t sleep with happily married men.”

― Britt Ekland

“George Hamilton is one of the funniest men I have ever known.”

― Britt Ekland

“The truth is that I am a very independent person and I’ve always been. That probably damaged some of my relationships with men.”

― Bronagh Gallagher

“Latin men are the most passionate men in the world – they may not be the most aggressive, but they are very passionate, very romantic.”

― Brooke Burke

“Women communicate with all their senses. Men don’t do that.”

― Brooke Burke

“Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become.”

― Brooke Foss Westcott

“It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.”

― Brooks Atkinson

“Conceit is God’s gift to little men.”

― Bruce Barton

“What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage.”

― Bruce Barton

“Jesus picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of business and forged them into an organisation that conquered the world.”

― Bruce Barton

“Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.”

― Bruce Barton

“When I was 24 I went to Nigeria and it was such a culture shock, growing up in Australia and suddenly being the only white man in this unit full of black men.”

― Bruce Beresford

“I think I was always subconsciously driven by an attempt to restate that faith and to show where it was properly grounded, how it grew out of what a great many young men on both sides felt and believed and were brave enough to do.”

― Bruce Catton

“Black is overrated. You’ll never find it in my stores. Of course it’s slimming, but it’s just used too much, especially for men. One black suit by one designer, another one by another – they all look the same in the end. If I walk into a crowded hotel lobby and I’m wearing a black suit, I just look like everyone else.”

― Brunello Cucinelli

“The battle between two men over a girl is the same as the fight for two men over a piece of land. It is all about desire. There is no difference between a love triangle and the conflict between Israel and Palestine.”

― Bruno Dumont

“You name the TV psychic – they’re con men.”

― Bruno Heller

“There are many Broadway songs that apply to moments on ‘Mad Men,’ and I sing them on set all the time.”

― Bryan Batt

“When I did ‘Ugly Betty’ it was very similar to working on ‘Mad Men’ – great group of people in their own little world. But I don’t really see a lot of difference. Of course, on the cable shows, you can tackle subjects and be more specific, because networks have to appeal to the masses, but that’s constantly changing and evolving.”

― Bryan Batt

“Women find men attractive who are aggressive… but later on, they get worried that that aggression, that alpha energy, is going to be turned back against them and their children.”

― Bryan Callen

“My point of view is that men are basically animals, and I’m okay with that.”

― Bryan Callen

“I’m a big fan of ‘Mad Men.’”

― Bryan Cranston

“One of the things that’s important for anybody adapting source material that is primarily a male buddy picture is to find ways to latch on to strong female characters in the piece and bring them to the forefront and celebrate their point of view alongside the men; otherwise, it becomes a sausage party, and it’s a singular point of view.”

― Bryan Fuller

“Within the hearts men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“Self-made men often worship their creator.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“There are few surer ways to become disliked by men than to perform well where they have performed poorly.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“Using the word ‘bossy’ for girls can be quite harmful. What is that saying – that being focused, being assertive, being the boss has a negative attribute? And I have heard that term associated more with women than with men. ‘He’s so bossy’ – you don’t hear that. It’s a very subtle thing.”

― Bryce Dallas Howard

“Instead of playing with army men or whatever, I played golf, like for hours every day.”

― Bubba Watson

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”

― Buddha

“With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.”

― Buddha

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.”

― Buddha

“I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world – a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.”

― Buddha

“A woman of the world is anxious to exhibit her form and shape, whether walking, standing, sitting, or sleeping. Even when represented as a picture, she desires to captivate with the charms of her beauty and, thus, to rob men of their steadfast heart.”

― Buddha

“The cholera had broken out at the post, and five or six men were dying daily.”

― Buffalo Bill

“The Free State men, myself among them, took it for granted that Missouri was a slave state.”

― Buffalo Bill

“Washington newspaper men know everything.”

― Buffalo Bill

“Wild Bill was anything but a quarrelsome man yet I have personal knowledge of at least half a dozen men whom he had at various times killed.”

― Buffalo Bill

“On reaching the place where the Indians had surprised us, we found the bodies of the three men whom they had killed and scalped, and literally cut into pieces.”

― Buffalo Bill

“Frontiersmen good and bad, gunmen as well as inspired prophets of the future, have been my camp companions. Thus, I know the country of which I am about to write as few men now living have known it.”

― Buffalo Bill

“America can take man to the moon, and America can take men to Mars – and beyond.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“When we ask American men and women in uniform to fight for this country and to defend this country’s interest and then to send them overseas, there is no question we have an obligation to protect them and provide for their safety.”

― Byron Dorgan

“Arnold Palmer has what I call an ‘Eisenhower smile’. Those two men, they’d smile and their whole faces would look so pleasant; it was like they were smiling all over.”

― Byron Nelson

“Men enter local politics solely as a result of being unhappily married.”

― C. Northcote Parkinson

“What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.”

― C. S. Lewis

“What ordinary men are directly aware of and what they try to do are bounded by the private orbits in which they live; their visions and their powers are limited.”

― C. Wright Mills

“What is feminism? Simply the belief that women should be as free as men, however nuts, dim, deluded, badly dressed, fat, receding, lazy, and smug they might be.”

― Caitlin Moran

“Men have made the world. And they’ve made a brilliant job of it. I love men. You know, men, you built Paris and you invented The Beatles, and, you know, and you’ve taught dogs to say ‘sausages.’ You know, I love your world. Thank you for it.”

― Caitlin Moran

“I don’t think there should be anything that women are embarrassed to talk about in the 21st century, because for the last 100,000 years, men have said everything that’s on their minds and described everything they have done.”

― Caitlin Moran

“I saw a documentary on the Naadam festival that happens in Mongolia during the summer. One of the features of it is a horse race across the plains that all the young men enter – some as young as 12 years old. It’s such a spectacular sight. It’s incredible to think that this is a tradition that has been going on for centuries.”

― Caitriona Balfe

“The people who used to hold the purse strings were a select group of white, middle-aged men, but that’s changing, and the more it continues to change, the more we’ll see inclusive stories get told.”

― Caitriona Balfe

“When I joined Custer I donned the uniform of a soldier. It was a bit awkward at first but I soon got to be perfectly at home in men’s clothes.”

― Calamity Jane

“Men of New England, I hold you to the doctrines of liberty which ye inherit from your Puritan forefathers.”

― Caleb Cushing

“Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington, of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison, will ye be true to your constitutional faith?”

― Caleb Cushing

“I began with small roles in successful movies like ‘No Country For Old Men’ by the Coen brothers; but it was ‘The Last Exorcism’ that changed my life: with what I earned, I left Texas and moved to Los Angeles.”

― Caleb Landry Jones

“I don’t know anyone male or female who can quote-unquote have it all. It’s a made-up idea. Men don’t have it all. They may have it better because they get paid more for the same work, but they don’t have it all.”

― Callie Khouri

“It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.”

― Calvin Coolidge

“We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.”

― Calvin Coolidge

“Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws.”

― Calvin Coolidge

“When large numbers of men are unable to find work, unemployment results.”

― Calvin Coolidge

“There has been a change in men’s attitudes toward their clothes. Men are more aware of fashion; they’re not afraid of it.”

― Calvin Klein

“Nothing earth-shattering has happened in men’s fashion. How much can you do with men’s clothes?”

― Calvin Klein

“Never in a million years would I imagine Calvin Klein flying me out to my first men’s fashion show.”

― Cameron Dallas

“I love older men.”

― Cameron Diaz

“Modeling is one of the few professions where women out-earn men, and that’s because we’re more valuable objects and ornaments.”

― Cameron Russell

“It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee.”

― Camille Claudel

“Last night, two men tried to force my shutters. I recognized them: they are two of Rodin’s Italian models. He told them to kill me. I am in his way; he wants to get rid of me.”

― Camille Claudel

“Manhood coerced into sensitivity is no manhood at all.”

― Camille Paglia

“Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.”

― Camille Paglia

“A woman simply is, but a man must become.”

― Camille Paglia

“Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they are worthy of woman’s attention.”

― Camille Paglia

“I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.”

― Camille Paglia

“Though men may be deep, mentally they are slow.”

― Camille Paglia

“Sotomayor’s vainglorious lecture bromide about herself as ‘a wise Latina’ trumping white men is a vulgar embarrassment – a vestige of the bad old days of male-bashing feminism.”

― Camille Paglia

“Except for naval and air exercises, our military should be stationed on American soil, where service men and women can lead normal lives in close proximity to family and friends.”

― Camille Paglia

“’Mad Men’ doesn’t capture one single thing about the decor, costumes, or sexual interaction. It is a total projection of contemporary snarky attitudes into the past.”

― Camille Paglia

“I like clothes. I like fashion, particularly men’s fashion. Both my father and my grandmother on my mother’s side were tailors, so I think it’s in my blood.”

― Camille Perri

“The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them.”

― Camillo di Cavour

“Women get scrutinized based on appearance far more than men. And look, I speak from experience here. When I wear a bad outfit on the air, I get viewer e-mail complaining about it. A lot of e-mail. Seriously.”

― Campbell Brown

“Some women are smarter than men, and some aren’t. But to suggest to women that they deserve dominance instead of equality is at best a cheap applause line.”

― Campbell Brown

“Handsome, thin, sophisticated men often fall madly in love with larger women, we just never see it on TV.”

― Camryn Manheim

“I look at it this way: the WNBA is 13 years young. I think eventually women will get to that point, maybe in my daughter’s generation, where their salaries will be similar to men’s. But we’re still starting off, like, where the NBA was back in the 1950s.”

― Candace Parker

“Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don’t waste a second demolishing it brick by brick.”

― Candice Bergen

“As I have encountered difficult moments in my own life, I have been privileged to learn from the great men I have come to know as a writer.”

― Candice Millard

“Men tend to be selfish.”

― Caprice Bourret

“I live in New York and got a call from my agent saying there was this new role on ‘Mad Men,’ it might be recurring and they’re seeing people tomorrow. I said, ‘OK, this is one of those things where you hedge your bets, use your miles and get on a plane.’ I flew out Tuesday morning and got the job on a Wednesday.”

― Cara Buono

“Being on ‘The Sopranos’ definitely prepared me for the militant secrecy of ‘Mad Men.’”

― Cara Buono

“With ‘Mad Men,’ people who grew up or were living in that time, they love to talk about what it was really like.”

― Cara Buono

“I do love the clothes on ‘Mad Men’ because my character has been so elegant and I would never have had access to these clothes. I think Janie Bryant is a costume designing genius. They’ll call and tell me, ‘It will only take an hour,’ and I’m like, ‘I will try on the whole truck!’”

― Cara Buono

“I just don’t think that I trust men. That’s the problem. I can appreciate a beautiful-looking man, but he’s not my type.”

― Cara Delevingne

“At fashion shows, my brows often get bleached, and they’ve been dyed back much darker – like jet black, where you can’t even see my skin. Sometimes with Just for Men! What a mistake. At times, the two brows aren’t even the same color!”

― Cara Delevingne

“A lot of females, they want to do the things that I do. Some females are so closed, but they want to be open. Some girls, they want to feel that power that I tell them that I have. I tell women that I have power over these men, that I use these men.”

― Cardi B

“If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him.”

― Cardinal Richelieu

“War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.”

― Cardinal Richelieu

“There are a lot of good men’s magazines. In England, you have ‘Arena Homme+’ and ‘Another Man;’ and in France we have ‘L’Officiel Hommes.’ But all are looking similar.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“I think it’s difficult to do fashion for men, because either you become very over-homosexual fashion or very boring fashion. You don’t want a boy who looks 15 in a little pair of shorts with some strange art… But to see just a jacket and tie is boring.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation.”

― Carl Friedrich Gauss

“In other restaurants you’ll see employees signing to each other, since we also hire many deaf men and women.”

― Carl Karcher

“Firefighters are essential to the safety and security of our local communities. We owe it to these men and women to provide them with better training and equipment so they can do their jobs more effectively and safely.”

― Carl Levin

“’Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid’ was my favorite of all the things I ever did, because it was like doing a Sunday crossword puzzle and beating it.”

― Carl Reiner

“There are 10 men in me and I do not know or understand one of them.”

― Carl Sandburg

“I think that there’s a tendency for actors who play strong women to have them take on all the worst characteristics of men, to become cold and detached and hardened.”

― Carla Gugino

“It is odd there are many movies with many men. But generally movies have one woman, or maybe the older woman and the younger girl.”

― Carla Gugino

“I think that what we do out on the field is oftentimes a little bit better than what men do. I don’t think that we flop around as much. I think we’re tough. I mean, I’ve got battle wounds on my legs from the turf and sliding. And we’re gritty. And we’re feisty. And I think that I would never back down from a guy.”

― Carli Lloyd

“My dad’s a beautiful man, but like a lot of Mexican men, or men in general, a lot of men have a problem with the balance of masculinity and femininity – intuition and compassion and tenderness – and get overboard with the macho thing. It took him a while to become more, I would say, conscious, evolved.”

― Carlos Santana

“I’ve never thought in terms of ‘men do this’ and ‘women do that.’”

― Carly Fiorina

“I think somehow men understand other men’s need for respect differently than they understand it for a woman. I’m disappointed to have to say that, but I think it’s undeniably true.”

― Carly Fiorina

“When men cut jobs, they’re seen as decisive. When women do, they’re vindictive.”

― Carly Fiorina

“I learned long ago that the most effective way to compete is to play your own game, and I’ve been competing with men my whole life.”

― Carly Fiorina

“Nowadays, women are looked at as equal to the men when it comes to competing, and I think that’s a really cool message to send to little girls and show them that whatever they want to do, they can set their mind to it and make it happen.”

― Carmella

“It just brings a different element to the table when you’re wrestling with a guy as a partner because you don’t know what’s going to happen. When you have just a regular women’s match or regular men’s match you know they’re going to fight. When there’s a little bit of a mixture, you never know what’s going to happen, and I think it’s a lot of fun.”

― Carmella

“People say that wrestling is not ballet. But as a former ballerina, I’d like to see some of these men put on a pair of tights and go do what a dancer does. Because it’s a lot! It’s definitely difficult.”

― Carmella

“Society says that men need to be bigger and stronger, and they must protect their women and so on.”

― Carol Alt

“Women have traditionally deferred to the judgment of men although often while intimating a sensibility of their own which is at variance with that judgment.”

― Carol Gilligan

“All my other relationships with men, there was so much maneuvering and strategic decisions and stuff.”

― Carol Leifer

“The mother must socialize her daughter to become subordinate to men, and if her daughter challenges patriarchal norms, the mother is likely to defend the patriarchal structures against her own daughters.”

― Carol P. Christ

“When men hold the greater majority of all professional positions of power, it is impossible for a woman to advance her career without the support of men.”

― Carol Roth

“Over the years, I have created close friendships with many successful men, many of whom I have made a lot of money for through deals that I brought to them or business counsel that I have provided.”

― Carol Roth

“More than 55,000 men from Bomber Command lost their lives, of whom 38,000 were British. That’s one in 10 of all the British servicemen lost in the Second World War. It beggars belief that there has not been some recognition for what they gave until now.”

― Carol Vorderman

“We women manage to do many things at the same time. Men, no. Men do one thing at a time.”

― Carolina Herrera

“Men are much more likely to make sure the boss knows they were in the office until midnight. But women tend to avoid seeking that kind of acknowledgement for their work. They just assume that the boss knows – but the boss usually doesn’t. I experienced that firsthand.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“Education has rules and parameters. Women outperform men when the parameters are clear.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“If men had to do their vile work without the assistance of woman and the stimulant of strong drink they would be obliged to be more divine and less brutal.”

― Caroline M. Nichols Churchill

“I like ungroomed men. The relaxed look. I don’t like fussy guys. Just shower and use deodorant.”

― Caroline Winberg

“I like to watch the men play. I like the way that they’re playing, and I can always learn something from them. They’re playing differently than the women, so I like to learn from them as well.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“To recommend that women become identical to men, would be simple reversal, and would defeat the whole point of androgyny, and for that matter, feminism: in both, the whole point is choice.”

― Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

“Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.”

― Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

“The proposal that men and women should be treated equally under the law is hardly a controversial concept.”

― Carolyn Maloney

“While men’s rights are guaranteed by specific language in the Constitution, women’s equal rights aren’t mentioned.”

― Carolyn Maloney

“Women deserve the same permanent rights and explicit protections given men in the Constitution.”

― Carolyn Maloney

“Men are just jealous because they can’t wear makeup.”

― Carolyn Murphy

“Very much as men project weird fantasies on women, the people in New York project weird fantasies on California.”

― Carolyn See

“I think that still, for the most part, even in 2010, the vast majority of museum shows and gallery shows and gallerists are pretty much dominated by men. So having a sense of what women are up to, for me, frankly, is very, very important.”

― Carrie Mae Weems

“It seems women are expected to be so much more than men, which means we have to work that much harder. We’re the ones under the microscope. We’re expected to sound perfect. We’re expected to look perfect all the time. We’re expected to be style-setters, whereas the boys roll onto the stage in their jeans, T-shirts and baseball caps.”

― Carrie Underwood

“Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.”

― Carroll O’Connor

“Men often think it’s the bad boys who get the hot chicks. But I’m living proof that the good guys win.”

― Carson Daly

“All men are wired to be in control of what’s going on in their life.”

― Carson Wentz

“I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me.”

― Carter G. Woodson

“If I’ve got a good pinch-hitter, I hate to have him stay on the bench with men on the bases in an early inning. He may end the game right there.”

― Casey Stengel

“In ‘The Force Awakens,’ women as well as men are in positions of authority. And you don’t have to work hard to do that – it’s not a statement, it’s the world.”

― Cass Sunstein

“There are fit men everywhere, so I’m working my way through them, one at a time!”

― Cat Deeley

“I’ve been out with men who have literally had an argument with the mirror because they couldn’t get their hair right. When I was younger, I might have reassured him, but I can’t do that anymore.”

― Cat Deeley

“There was no division I could see between the essential teaching of all Prophets and wise men of religion.”

― Cat Stevens

“I always dressed as a man when I was at school. I loved wearing a tie and a shirt, and I was always wearing suits. Annie Lennox was my hero. I was always playing men in high school.”

― Cate Blanchett

“I’ve been pretty lucky in the leading men department.”

― Cate Blanchett

“Ageing is something that both men and women are utterly terrified about.”

― Cate Blanchett

“Men are boys for such a long time and really don’t start getting the great roles until they’re in their mid-thirties. But then they’ve got a long time to do them, whereas for women, it’s all about playing younger and younger and younger.”

― Cate Blanchett

“Postmodernism is an academic theory, originating in academia with an academic elite, not in the world of women and men, where feminist theory is rooted.”

― Catharine MacKinnon

“I understand men much better than most women I know.”

― Catherine Bell

“There are relatively few role models for young people. We are in a society that is ruled by men.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“I’ve had meetings where there were literally, like, 12 angry men in a room and me. And even when everyone shot me down, I somehow dug in one more time.”

― Catherine Hardwicke

“Drinking habits were very prevalent among men, and were not in any way disgraceful, unless excessive.”

― Catherine Helen Spence

“When I first got pregnant, my husband and I were huge consumers of premium cable television, and we were watching all of these shows, and it would either be the B-storyline of a show like ‘Homeland,’ where she’s a working mother, or you have even smaller C-storylines on a show like ‘Mad Men.’”

― Catherine Reitman

“Stay-at-home mothers, working mothers, people are very tough on each other. I don’t see that in the world of men. I don’t see working men who have children, and those who don’t, judging each other. I think there’s a different category of expectation.”

― Catherine Reitman

“You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.”

― Catherine the Great

“Men make love more intensely at 20, but make love better, however, at 30.”

― Catherine the Great

“I’m married, which means that instead of occasionally wondering about men from afar, I actually live with one and can be constantly astounded by the strange male brain.”

― Cathy Guisewite

“I’m most proud of having created something that men never completely get.”

― Cathy Guisewite

“So why are we having to fight in 2012 against politicians who want to end access to birth control? It’s like we woke up in a bad episode of ‘Mad Men.’”

― Cecile Richards

“Dealing with men in Congress – for the most part, it’s pretty dispiriting in terms of the lack of regard they have for women. And they’re not even… it’s like they don’t know what they don’t know, and they don’t even care what they don’t know.”

― Cecile Richards

“I think I’m always inspired by really, really funny, amazing women, but I’m also inspired by really funny, amazing men. I think there’s more of a feminist voice, like with Amy Schumer being out right now, whom I adore.”

― Cecily Strong

“I would do nearly anything for a laugh, to tell the truth. And I’m a particular favourite with young men with earrings.”

― Celia Imrie

“When I want to relax, it’s nine out of 10 times TV or movies. I love going to the movies and grabbing popcorn or watching ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ and ‘Breaking Bad.’”

― Cenk Uygur

“To be a man is to suffer for others. God help us to be men!”

― Cesar Chavez

“When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are.”

― Cesar Chavez

“We Latins make splendid lovers and splendid older men.”

― Cesar Romero

“Valentino was apparently gay or bisexual. And his two lesbian wives. But without any question, he had sex with men. From choice. So he was one or the other.”

― Cesar Romero

“That is perceptive of you, because in this country men dancers have always been viewed with suspicion. If you were an actor, a star, and a dancer, you had to be, or have a name like someone ‘mainstream.’”

― Cesar Romero

“To show men that crimes can be pardoned, and that punishment is not their inevitable consequence, encourages the illusion of impunity and induces the belief that, since there are pardons, those sentences which are not pardoned are violent acts of force rather than the products of justice.”

― Cesare Beccaria

“The moral and political principles that govern men are derived from three sources: revelation, natural law, and the artificial conventions of society. With regard to its main purpose, there is no comparison between the first and the others; but all three are alike in that they all lead towards happiness in this mortal life.”

― Cesare Beccaria

“If the same punishment is prescribed for two crimes that injure society in different degrees, then men will face no stronger deterrent from committing the greater crime if they find it in their advantage to do so.”

― Cesare Beccaria

“By ‘justice’, I understand nothing more than that bond which is necessary to keep the interest of individuals united, without which men would return to their original state of barbarity. All punishments which exceed the necessity of preserving this bond are, in their nature, unjust.”

― Cesare Beccaria

“It will always be considered a praiseworthy undertaking to urge the most obstinate and incredulous to abide by the principles that impel men to live in society. There are, therefore, three distinct classes of vice and virtue: the religious, the natural, and the political. These three classes should never be in contradiction with one another.”

― Cesare Beccaria

“If we open our history books, we shall see that the laws, for all that they are or should be contracts amongst free men, have rarely been anything but the tools of the passions of a few men or the offspring of a fleeting and haphazard necessity.”

― Cesare Beccaria

“Laws are the terms by which independent and isolated men united to form a society, once they tired of living in a perpetual state of war where the enjoyment of liberty was rendered useless by the uncertainty of its preservation. They sacrificed a portion of this liberty so that they could enjoy the remainder in security and peace.”

― Cesare Beccaria

“Men’s most superficial feelings lead them to prefer cruel laws. Nevertheless, when they are subjected to them themselves, it is in each man’s interest that they be moderate, because the fear of being injured is greater than the desire to injure.”

― Cesare Beccaria

“Good sense travels on the well-worn paths; genius, never. And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason, is so ready to treat great men as lunatics.”

― Cesare Lombroso

“Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception than the rule among exceptional men, not to speak of geniuses.”

― Cesare Lombroso

“When I was young, they used to call me ‘foreman,’ not because I was in charge, but because I did the work of four men.”

― Chael Sonnen

“We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.”

― Chanakya

“If I was to buy a suit, I’d probably go to Men’s Wearhouse – because you’re going to like the way you look; they guarantee it.”

― Chance The Rapper

“ICICI has been a meritocracy. So, a huge amount a lot of responsibilities, big roles, challenges, have been given to women, not because they are men or women or so on, but they were just given to people who have – who the organization believes has the capability to perform.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“Let me say this: I think men are a full-time job, and I’m young and I already have one job. I’m just focused on my career.”

― Chanel Iman

“The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.”

― Channing Pollock

“I think black men especially should go to therapy and seek out mental help, because we need it. Even if you don’t think you need it, we need it.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“Real men know how to move as real men. Real men won’t allow themselves to be disrespected. Real men aren’t punks.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“The Industrial Revolution has two phases: one material, the other social; one concerning the making of things, the other concerning the making of men.”

― Charles A. Beard

“Quite naturally, the men who led in stirring up the revolt against Great Britain and in keeping the fighting temper of the Revolutionists at the proper heat were the boldest and most radical thinkers – men like Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson.”

― Charles A. Beard

“The real aim of social and industrial organization ought to be the production of strong, healthy men and women, capable of playing and working with the least pain and the greatest joy.”

― Charles A. Beard

“The Constitution did not even go into effect when Washington was inaugurated first President. The wisest men knew that it was only a figment of the imagination then.”

― Charles A. Beard

“The functions of the president are prescribed by the Constitution, but his real achievements are not set by the letter of the law. They are determined rather by his personality, the weight of his influence, his capacity for managing men, and the strength and effectiveness of the party forces behind him.”

― Charles A. Beard

“As a Korean War veteran, I know firsthand and understand the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“America’s legacy has been crafted by generations of hard-working men and women who moved to the United States from all over the globe to pursue their dreams.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances make military service a viable career choice are dying bravely in a war with no end in sight.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“After the threat of war is gone, we should not turn our backs on the men and women who eliminated that threat. We should embrace them and keep our promises we made to them.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“The proportion between the velocity with which men or animals move, and the weights they carry, is a matter of considerable importance, particularly in military affairs.”

― Charles Babbage

“The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies in the certainty of committing evil. And men and women know from birth that in evil is found all sensual delight.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“Those men get along best with women who can get along best without them.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“I am not a Caspar Milquetoast, but most of the time, I’m mild. I can afford to be because I don’t have the fears that most men have about masculinity or macho-ness.”

― Charles Bronson

“I don’t like the clean-shaven boy with the necktie and the good job. I like desperate men, men with broken teeth and broken minds and broken ways. They interest me. They are full of surprises and explosions.”

― Charles Bukowski

“We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men’s crapper of the local bar.”

― Charles Bukowski

“Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate, but not their customs. They see new meridians, but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with traveled bodies, but untravelled minds.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men’s heads.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“In life we shall find many men that are great, and some that are good, but very few men that are both great and good.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“Men’s arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“Little do such men know the toil, the pains, the daily, nightly racking of the brains, to range the thoughts, the matter to digest, to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest.”

― Charles Churchill

“A handful of older, romantic leading men, like Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Robert Redford are still landing parts.”

― Charles Dance

“I’ve got a range as an actor! There was a time I played dramatic leading men.”

― Charles Dance

“An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.”

― Charles Darwin

“Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.”

― Charles de Gaulle

“The graveyards are full of indispensable men.”

― Charles de Gaulle

“Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.”

― Charles de Gaulle

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”

― Charles de Gaulle

“In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?”

― Charles de Gaulle

“Why did men worship in churches, locking themselves away in the dark, when the world lay beyond its doors in all its real glory?”

― Charles de Lint

“The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.”

― Charles Dickens

“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

― Charles Dickens

“The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.”

― Charles Dickens

“Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions.”

― Charles Dickens

“Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.”

― Charles Dickens

“It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.”

― Charles Dickens

“In 1688, Edward Lloyd opened a coffeehouse on London’s seafront popular among underwriters, men in powdered wigs with mathematical minds and steely constitutions who offered to compensate owners if their boats were lost at sea.”

― Charles Duhigg

“For more than 150 years free men in our countries have had the opportunities to educate themselves, choose their own religions, select their own occupations, accumulate capital and invent better ways of doing things.”

― Charles E. Wilson

“More than this, even in those white men who professed religion we found much inconsistency of conduct. They spoke much of spiritual things, while seeking only the material.”

― Charles Eastman

“Among us all men were created sons of God and stood erect, as conscious of their divinity.”

― Charles Eastman

“A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.”

― Charles Erwin Wilson

“I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.”

― Charles Evans Hughes

“Men do not die from overwork. They die from dissipation and worry.”

― Charles Evans Hughes

“Men who accomplish great things in the industrial world are the ones who have faith in the money producing power of ideas.”

― Charles Fillmore

“Faith is a kind of winged intellect. The great workmen of history have been men who believed like giants.”

― Charles Henry Parkhurst

“All great discoveries are made by men whose feelings run ahead of their thinking.”

― Charles Henry Parkhurst

“Original sin is the only rational solution of the undeniable fact of the deep, universal and early manifested sinfulness of men in all ages, of every class, and in every part of the world.”

― Charles Hodge

“I love whiskey, and I’m a big fan of ‘Mad Men,’ so anything that Don Draper does, I like to do. But I want Don Draper to get back to where he was in the first season. I like him married and gallivanting around.”

― Charles Kelley

“He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.”

― Charles Kingsley

“In the liberal remake of ‘Casablanca,’ the police captain comes upon the scene of the shooting and orders his men to ’round up the usual weapons.’ It’s always the weapon and never the shooter.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.”

― Charles Lamb

“I love to lose myself in other men’s minds.”

― Charles Lamb

“The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.”

― Charles Lamb

“How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?”

― Charles Lindbergh

“Labor should be recognized as entitled to consult with management in the mutual interest. Labor cannot be driven, and business cannot be successful unless the men employed in it are enthusiastic and loyal. That loyalty cannot be obtained with a big stick; it must be based upon fair dealing and sympathy.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“All successful employers are stalking men who will do the unusual, men who think, men who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“A man will succeed in anything about which he has real enthusiasm, in which he is genuinely interested, provided that he will take more thought about his job than the men working with him. The fellow who sits still and does what he is told will never be told to do big things.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“Most talk about ‘super-geniuses’ is nonsense. I have found that when ‘stars’ drop out, successors are usually at hand to fill their places, and the successors are merely men who have learned by application and self-discipline to get full production from an average, normal brain.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“Many men fail because they do not see the importance of being kind and courteous to the men under them. Kindness to everybody always pays for itself. And, besides, it is a pleasure to be kind.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“My own experience is that there is no real effort in life that is not done better under encouragement and approval of our fellow men.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“My own idea is that if the men hold any meetings or attempt to form any organization, we should be prepared to be fully informed of all that goes on and unhesitatingly discharge any men connected with this movement. In this way, our peace will be secure for a long time, and it will be easily done if taken at the start.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“The aristocracy in the future is not one of wealth or university education, but the aristocracy of the men who have done something for themselves and their fellow men.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“I have always believed that the aristocracy of any country should be the men who have succeeded – the men who have aided in upbuilding their country – the men who have contributed to the efficiency and happiness of their fellow men.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“The men who miss success have two general alibis: ‘I’m not a genius’ is one; the other, ‘There aren’t the opportunities today there used to be.’ Neither excuse holds. The first is beside the point; the second is altogether wrong.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“Men make opportunity. Every great industrial achievement has been the result of individual effort – the practical development of a dream in the mind of an individual.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“The real test of business greatness is in giving opportunity to others. Many business men fail in this because they are thinking only of personal glory.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. I don’t believe in ‘super-men,’ for the world is full of capable men, but it’s the fellow with determination that wins out.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“We make our own labor unions. We organize our labor into units of 300, and then the representatives of these 300 meet together every week. Then every fortnight they meet with the head men.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“I am one of those men who believes that the best workingman ought to have the best pay.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“About all that is needed to put the world on its feet are the right qualities of mind and heart on the part of all men.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“I mention the need of cooperation and confidence among the men who work, no matter what may be their relative ranks, because it is the vital factor underlying everything. Only as we are willing to work today, work as we never have worked before, will civilization survive.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”

― Charles Mackay

“War is much too serious a thing to be left to military men.”

― Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

“Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.”

― Charles Reade

“I don’t like clothes shopping and trying on outfits in stuffy cubicles in men’s shops, looking hideous in the wrap-round mirrors, is something I attempt as seldom as possible.”

― Charles Saatchi

“With this sweet hope of ultimate acceptance with God, I have always enjoyed much cheerfulness before men; but I have at the same time laboured incessantly to cultivate the deepest humiliation before God.”

― Charles Simeon

“Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.”

― Charles Simmons

“Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Purposes, plans, and achievements of men may all disappear like yon cloud upon the mountain’s summit; but, like the mountain itself, the things which are of God shall stand fast for ever and ever.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Few men would dare to read their own autobiography if all their deeds were recorded in it; few can look back upon their entire career without a blush.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Men know not the gold which lies in the mine of Christ Jesus, or surely they would dig in it night and day. They have not yet discovered the pearl of great price, or they would have sold their all to buy the field wherein it lies.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“There are many men who are forgotten, who are despised, and who are trampled on by their fellows, but there never was a man who was so despised as the everlasting God has been!”

― Charles Spurgeon

“A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.”

― Charles V

“As man sows, so shall he reap. In works of fiction, such men are sometimes converted. More often, in real life, they do not change their natures until they are converted into dust.”

― Charles W. Chesnutt

“It is easier often to forgive than to be forgiven; yet it is fatal to be willing to be forgiven by God and to be reluctant to be forgiven by men.”

― Charles Williams

“When I got signed, I had just turned 16. I felt like I had to continuously have these confrontations with older men who were doubting my ideas because I was a woman, because I was 16.”

― Charli XCX

“The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.”

― Charlie Chaplin

“Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.”

― Charlie Chaplin

“There’s no way to approach anything in an objective way. We’re completely subjective; our view of the world is completely controlled by who we are as human beings, as men or women, by our age, our history, our profession, by the state of the world.”

― Charlie Kaufman

“I only worked on Men of Honor for three weeks, but I walked away with so much. Because Bob is the kind of actor who gives you the opportunity to really go there. And we really had to go there. I mean, we were both playing drunks.”

― Charlize Theron

“Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.”

― Charlotte Bronte

“Competing in show jumping is a school of life. And it’s one of the few Olympic sports where men and women are equal.”

― Charlotte Casiraghi

“I think we’re actually the only sport that has a mix of men and women competing together. The majority of other sports are separated by gender.”

― Charlotte Dujardin

“I am interested in writing how women really feel, how they really think, and how they respond to men. I don’t want men reading my books because they might find out too much.”

― Charlotte Lamb

“War stories, westerns, spy stories are all accepted as respectable because they are read by men. It is only women’s light reading which is derided.”

― Charlotte Lamb

“Romantic fiction is the only purely feminine art form. All other art forms were shaped and are dominated by men.”

― Charlotte Lamb

“Writers and readers are still trying to work out unresolved problems between men and women, and that is why millions of women around the world are hooked on romantic fiction. So am I.”

― Charlotte Lamb

“The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses.”

― Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“I’m very flattered to be called a style icon! But it’s simple, my style; it’s just men’s suits and shoes. That’s the basic premise.”

― Charlotte Rampling

“Go out there and try on everything – short skirts, long skirts, mid length, little jackets, men’s clothing – and really look at yourself; really walk around in the clothes. Don’t just take someone else’s advice. You must feel you in these clothes and feel what it’s like to live in them.”

― Charlotte Rampling

“I’ve never played a character where I’ve had so much fun on the physical end. I don’t want to say I like it too much but it’s fun having a gun on you and getting to manhandle men.”

― Charlotte Ross

“Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.”

― Charlotte Whitton

“And we owe science to the combined energies of individual men of genius, rather than to any tendency to progress inherent in civilization.”

― Chauncey Wright

“Some men are just disgusted with me and think I should have my mouth sewn shut.”

― Chelsea Handler

“Men are always like, ‘You’re so intimidating.’ I don’t find myself to be. But whatever – I’m not going to try to be less intimidating. It’s just a matter of finding a guy who’s able to deal with it.”

― Chelsea Handler

“I performed after 9/11 for relief workers down by Ground Zero. There were these men just coming back, and they were voraciously hungry. They were heroes, pulling rubble, and I was a new comic trying to go blue just so I could get some laughs.”

― Chelsea Peretti

“I felt like a sinful person when I dated men and allowed them to feel for me in a way I knew I could never naturally feel for them. That felt wrong and a lie.”

― Chely Wright

“These days, men’s singles is very hard. If you lose the first, you might lose everything.”

― Chen Long

“Men should be like Kleenex, soft, strong and disposable.”

― Cher

“Men aren’t necessities. They’re luxuries.”

― Cher

“I think that the longer I look good, the better gay men feel.”

― Cher

“I was so intent as a young lawyer on beating the men at their own game that I didn’t take any real maternity leave with my three younger children. It is only looking back that I realise I wasn’t beating the system but reinforcing it.”

― Cherie Blair

“The thing I want to see before I die is women achieving full equality in the world. I’m very passionate about injustice against women and there’s too much of it in the world. In so many parts of the world, women are not regarded as worthy or equal to men. In parts of the world, women are bought and sold.”

― Cherie Blair

“I think the problem is, exceptional women will always succeed. But there are plenty of less-exceptional men who succeed. Until we get the less-exceptional women succeeding equally, we do not have full equality.”

― Cherie Blair

“Sadly, the timing’s never been right. There have been men who would have married me but I didn’t feel the same, and vice versa.”

― Cherie Lunghi

“I just don’t get boys; I don’t really get men.”

― Cheryl Cole

“I’ve had four amazing men in my life, very strong, powerful, wonderful men. I certainly will have a relationship with someone but I don’t think I will get married again.”

― Cheryl Tiegs

“Men may die, but the fabrics of free institutions remains unshaken.”

― Chester A. Arthur

“Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best.”

― Chester W. Nimitz

“Some of the best advice I’ve had comes from junior officers and enlisted men.”

― Chester W. Nimitz

“If you want to get the most out of your men, give them a break! Don’t make them work completely in the dark. If you do, they won’t do a bit more than they have to. But if they comprehend, they’ll work like mad.”

― Chesty Puller

“I’ve always believed that no officer’s life, regardless of rank, is of such great value to his country that he should seek safety in the rear… Officers should be forward with their men at the point of impact.”

― Chesty Puller

“Landowners and influential men of all kinds, especially members of political councils, ought to set an example to the people. The young members of rich families should offer themselves for military service. If not one of two sons, at least one of three sons should be ready to do so.”

― Chiang Kai-shek

“All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.”

― Chief Joseph

“Treat all men alike. Give them the same law. Give them an even chance to live and grow.”

― Chief Joseph

“For a short time we lived quietly. But this could not last. White men had found gold in the mountains around the land of winding water.”

― Chief Joseph

“We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we could have peace. We were mistaken. The white man would not let us alone.”

― Chief Joseph

“The first white men of your people who came to our country were named Lewis and Clark. They brought many things that our people had never seen. They talked straight. These men were very kind.”

― Chief Joseph

“The white men told lies for each other. They drove off a great many of our cattle. Some branded our young cattle so they could claim them.”

― Chief Joseph

“We soon found that the white men were growing rich very fast, and were greedy.”

― Chief Joseph

“I would have given my own life if I could have undone the killing of white men by my people.”

― Chief Joseph

“I only ask of the government to be treated as all other men are treated.”

― Chief Joseph

“I saw clearly that war was upon us when I learned that my young men had been secretly buying ammunition.”

― Chief Joseph

“We ask to be recognized as men.”

― Chief Joseph

“I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women will ever go to the ear of the Great Spirit Chief above, and that all people may be one people.”

― Chief Joseph

“We did not know there were other people besides the Indian until about one hundred winters ago, when some men with white faces came to our country.”

― Chief Joseph

“I would give up everything rather than have the blood of white men upon the hands of my people.”

― Chief Joseph

“Our people could not talk with these white-faced men, but they used signs which all people understand.”

― Chief Joseph

“When my young men began the killing, my heart was hurt.”

― Chief Joseph

“Revenge by young men is considered gain, even at the cost of their own lives, but old men who stay at home in times of war, and mothers who have sons to lose, know better.”

― Chief Seattle

“Youth is impulsive. When our young men grow angry at some real or imaginary wrong, and disfigure their faces with black paint, it denotes that their hearts are black, and that they are often cruel and relentless, and our old men and old women are unable to restrain them. Thus it has ever been.”

― Chief Seattle

“Some men feel threatened by the idea of feminism. This comes, I think, from the insecurity triggered by how boys are brought up, how their sense of self-worth is diminished if they are not ‘naturally’ in charge as men.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Girls are socialised in ways that are harmful to their sense of self – to reduce themselves, to cater to the egos of men, to think of their bodies as repositories of shame. As adult women, many struggle to overcome, to unlearn, much of that social conditioning.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Gender is not an easy conversation to have. It makes people uncomfortable, sometimes even irritable. Both men and women are resistant to talk about gender or are quick to dismiss the problems of gender. Because thinking of changing the status quo is always uncomfortable.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“I have some regrets that I might have hurt men in my life. But they can take care of themselves.”

― China Machado

“Lekha Washington is a very successful, award-winning product designer, and her company has made some fantastic products in the past few years. Comments from some men calling her ‘failure’ makes me laugh, really.”

― Chinmayi

“When the British came to Ibo land, for instance, at the beginning of the 20th century, and defeated the men in pitched battles in different places, and set up their administrations, the men surrendered. And it was the women who led the first revolt.”

― Chinua Achebe

“It’s hard to imagine what the Bronte sisters’ lives would’ve been like had they been men. Different things would’ve been expected of them, and maybe they wouldn’t have ended up writing because they would’ve been packed off to do something else.”

― Chloe Pirrie

“I find most men don’t like a lot of makeup.”

― Chloe Sevigny

“When I was growing up in Nigeria – and I shouldn’t say Nigeria, because that’s too general, but in Afikpo, the Igbo part of the country where I’m from – there were always rites of passage for young men. Men were taught to be men in the ways in which we are not women; that’s essentially what it is.”

― Chris Abani

“Men do communicate, often very directly, but women sometimes cannot accept how simple what we have to say is.”

― Chris Abani

“That women are mysterious and unknowable is something every young man grows up believing. Men, on the other hand, never think of themselves as mysterious or confusing, and we are often at a loss as to why women want to figure us out.”

― Chris Abani

“The men and women that are hired to take care of players’ health, their salaries are paid by the team. Before games, you would see team docs and trainers, and they’re every bit as as excited to, say, beat the Raiders as you are; their emotions are tied up in it.”

― Chris Borland

“Sometimes men and women have trouble with just being vulnerable.”

― Chris Borland

“A generation of men really built the NFL and gave guys like me a shot, and a lot of these guys are left out in the cold by the league and forgotten.”

― Chris Borland

“Don’t get me wrong – it’s amazing playing basketball. But being 19 years old, playing and interacting with grown men with families wasn’t fun all the time, especially during a grueling 82-game season. That, mixed with Toronto’s freezing winter climate, made me miss my buddies back at Tech even more.”

― Chris Bosh

“When it comes to classic Disney, I’ve got it in my DNA. I mean, the guy who trained me, the man who mentored me when I first came to the Studio was Eric Larson, one of Walt’s Nine Old Men.”

― Chris Buck

“I grew up a child of Watergate. It gave me a good dose of skepticism about authority. One of my favorite movies is ‘All the President’s Men.’ Woodward and Bernstein, those guys were my heroes. I have a degree in journalism.”

― Chris Carter

“I surround myself, not with yes men, but people who have their own ideas and are on board with with I want to do.”

― Chris Coleman

“Men and women aren’t too dissimilar.”

― Chris Evans

“We get these overzealous young men and their girlfriends. It’s happened occasionally where one of them will lean up against the front of the stage and the guy is behind her, and it starts off as just dancing and then it gets into something more.”

― Chris Frantz

“So many men have holes in their souls the shape of their fathers. You can pass that on to your kid, or you can do something about it, and I’m seeing a lot of men doing something about it.”

― Chris Gardner

“I’m encouraged by what I see of men trying to be there for their children.”

― Chris Gardner

“I can’t stand the idea of a veteran risking her or his life for this country, suffering the wounds of battle, and then being kicked to the curb as a result of those wounds. But that is exactly what has happened to tens of thousands of men & women who have fought and bled for our country.”

― Chris Murphy

“I don’t think the public here buy this idea that women and men speak different comedic languages.”

― Chris O’Dowd

“For some reason, I find that in the course of my career I’ve worked with more women than most men have.”

― Chris O’Dowd

“Women think that men don’t talk about their feelings with guys. We do talk to friends about relationships, but it’s succinct – 10 minutes, then we move on.”

― Chris Pine

“Most parts in comedy, they’re not really written for men. They’re written for, like, these boy-men.”

― Chris Rock

“Men lie the most. Men lie all the time.”

― Chris Rock

“Black people have been qualified to be president for hundreds of years. George Washington Carver could have been president. I could go on with a list of black men that were qualified to be the president of the United States. So the Obama victory is progress for white people.”

― Chris Rock

“I’ve learned that it’s often the less obvious, yet pervasive and questionable, everyday behaviors of men in our industry that collectively make it inhospitable for women.”

― Chris Sacca

“There are two reasons to pursue diversity and inclusion. One, because you believe one group has benefitted from hundreds of years of discrimination, or two, maybe you don’t like that women make 73 cents on the dollar compared to men.”

― Chris Sacca

“I really believe that the aliens are us from the future. It seems to me a very plausible reason that explains a lot of phenomena as opposed to green men with one eye from outer space.”

― Chris Squire

“My wife has great taste in everything but men. The vast majority of the songs on my debut album, ‘Traveller,’ came from lists she made.”

― Chris Stapleton

“Remember those black-and-white films with Frank Sinatra? Those guys looked like men and they were only 27! Listen to Otis Redding singing ‘Try A Little Tenderness’. That was a man who understood what a man has to know in the world. Show me a real man now! Where are they?”

― Chrissie Hynde

“All these fifty-year-old guys wearing baseball caps and shorts and acting like children. It winds me up. Men don’t have to take responsibility anymore. Most of the guys I know would punch me on the nose for saying this, but maybe we do have to bring back conscription.”

― Chrissie Hynde

“I’m paving the road for other women and men who know they’re destined for greatness, but they don’t believe it yet.”

― Chrissy Metz

“I don’t have to have a man in my life, and I think men are attracted to that.”

― Chrissy Metz

“Men are very tough, very critical of me. I think they expect you to basically just be a picture. They don’t want to hear you speak.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“Men and Pilates – it’s like the hardest thing on the planet to them! They’re not used to getting those muscles. Core and butt and stuff – they’re so confused.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I told them how excited I would be to go into space and how thrilled I was when Alan Shepard made his historic flight, and when John Kennedy announced on the news that the men had landed safely on the moon, and how jealous I was of those men.”

― Christa McAuliffe

“I have the LIFE magazine of the men walking on the moon.”

― Christa McAuliffe

“Speaking as a biologist, I think women are less aggressive than men, and they play a larger role in the early education of the young and helping them overcome their genetic heirloom.”

― Christian de Duve

“There is an element of seduction in shoes that doesn’t exist for men. A woman can be sexy, charming, witty or shy with her shoes.”

― Christian Louboutin

“I’ll do shoes for the lady who lunches, but it would be, like, a really nasty lunch, talking about men. But where I draw the line, what I absolutely won’t do, is the lady who plays bridge in the afternoon!”

― Christian Louboutin

“Men in high heels? That’s a prosthesis. But I sympathise. Women have these giant heels. They get taller and taller. The men need help. But a man in heels is ridiculous.”

― Christian Louboutin

“Shoes for men are about elegance or wealth; they are not playing with the inner character.”

― Christian Louboutin

“The core of my work is dedicated not to pleasing women, but to pleasing men. Men are like bulls. They cannot resist the red sole.”

― Christian Louboutin

“My drawing for women is really curvy. My drawings for men are actually quite angular.”

― Christian Louboutin

“I’ll do shoes for the lady who lunches, but it would be, like, a really nasty lunch, talking about men.”

― Christian Louboutin

“The core of my work is dedicated not to pleasing women, but to pleasing men.”

― Christian Louboutin

“Sometimes women feel uncomfortable when men stare at them when they try on shoes.”

― Christian Louboutin

“Now I have an agent, a manager, a lawyer, a publicist, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men.”

― Christian McKay

“Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it.”

― Christian Nestell Bovee

“The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.”

― Christian Nestell Bovee

“In mathematics and science, there is no difference in the intelligence of men and women. The difference in genes between men and women is simply the Y chromosome, which has nothing to do with intelligence.”

― Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

“I think there are profound differences between women and men. In intelligence and creativity, there is no difference, but in what one loves, what one likes, the passions – there are differences.”

― Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

“In the beginning of my career, I read an article about the reason that men always look five years younger than women is because they shave.”

― Christie Brinkley

“I’m surrounded by very powerful women and very progressive men.”

― Christie Hefner

“Relationships between men and women have become much more complicated.”

― Christie Hefner

“What is it about the cut of certain clothes that signals ‘VIP?’ Men’s Brioni suits and Charvet shirts are famous for it.”

― Christina Binkley

“The way we dress on ‘Mad Men’ is so associated with old photographs, with people’s parents and grandparents.”

― Christina Hendricks

“I sort of feel like ‘Mad Men’ fans are like sci-fi fans because they are very, very devoted, and they’re very loyal and very excited about it.”

― Christina Hendricks

“Over the years, it seems ‘Firefly’ has only gained momentum rather than lost it. I still get letters from people who watched the show – I get more ‘Firefly’ than ‘Mad Men’ letters.”

― Christina Hendricks

“I found myself at the beginning of ‘Mad Men,’ because I wasn’t a sample size, spending an exorbitant amount of money on a nice dress that I would never wear again because someone would say – ‘Christina Hendricks wore this dress twice.’”

― Christina Hendricks

“We’re really spoiled on ‘Mad Men.’ Lots of television actors use the down season to go out and get creatively fulfilled, but I feel the opposite. Anything else I get to do is just icing.”

― Christina Hendricks

“You can never predict what’s going to be successful, so you have to do the one you really love, and I picked ‘Mad Men.’”

― Christina Hendricks

“I think the fallacy is to think that Women’s Liberation meant that men and women would become interchangeable. That has not happened, and most men and women would not want it to happen.”

― Christina Hoff Sommers

“It’s good to raise awareness that men and boys are struggling, at least many of them are. But why say men are finished? It’s too harsh, too sweeping, and it happens to not be true.”

― Christina Hoff Sommers

“When I was a little girl – well, like, a teenager – I wanted to be Sam Jackson. I always wanted to be men.”

― Christina Ricci

“I always knew I wanted to be a woman in men’s clothing because I just feel good like that. I feel like I’m taking a different space: I move differently; I’m more at ease.”

― Christine and the Queens

“Men, all men, were always trying to get hold of me, you know.”

― Christine Keeler

“I’m terrified of men these days. If someone asked me out now, I don’t know what I’d say, how I’d react. But I couldn’t go through with it, not at all. I suppose I’ve been terrified of them all along.”

― Christine Keeler

“I enjoyed sex and indulged in it when I fancied the men.”

― Christine Keeler

“If female were working in the same proportion as men do, the level of GDP would be up 27 percent in a country like India, but also up 9 percent in Japan and up 5 percent in the United States of America. It’s not just a moral issue, not just a philosophical issue. It just makes economic sense.”

― Christine Lagarde

“It’s a question of not so much pushing the boys out of the picture, but making the whole frame bigger so that both men and women access the labor market, contribute to the economy, generate growth, have jobs, and so on.”

― Christine Lagarde

“In the 2013 Economists Program, we hired 51 percent women, 49 percent men. And the reason for that is that we have a draft from all over the world, and we’ve hired, for instance, in that group, a good number of Chinese economists – highly qualified, all Ph.D.s from the best universities of the world. And guess what? They’re all women.”

― Christine Lagarde

“Gender-dominated environments are not good… particularly in the financial sector where there are too few women. In gender-dominated environments, men have a tendency to… show how hairy chested they are, compared with the man who’s sitting next to them. I honestly think that there should never be too much testosterone in one room.”

― Christine Lagarde

“At the concert I’m going to crown the best looking man, Mr. Tampa. Bald men definitely have an edge.”

― Christine Lavin

“I couldn’t describe how little interest I have in men. Or I could – but I don’t think that it would be appropriate.”

― Christine Quinn

“These people are very unskilled in arms… with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.”

― Christopher Columbus

“Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.”

― Christopher Dawson

“As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.”

― Christopher Dawson

“For humanism also appeals to man as man. It seeks to liberate the universal qualities of human nature from the narrow limitations of blood and soil and class and to create a common language and a common culture in which men can realize their common humanity.”

― Christopher Dawson

“I didn’t bother with television myself because it consisted largely of windmills, puppets and pottery wheels, interspersed with elderly men smoking pipes while they discussed Harold Macmillan in Old Etonian accents.”

― Christopher Fowler

“I talk to people of different ages, and a guy who’s 38 who says, ‘I could’ve played Major League Baseball, but I had this knee injury…’ Yeah, probably not. It’s a big thing with men and sports, where they think they could have touched that thing.”

― Christopher Guest

“Most Glorious and eternal Majesty, Thou art righteous and holy in all thou dost to the sons of men, though thou hast suffered men to condemn Thy servant, Thy servant will not condemn Thee.”

― Christopher Love

“He hath desired to bring the souls of other men to heaven; let his soul be brought to heaven.”

― Christopher Love

“There’s a million jokes about what’s going on with Batman and Robin. It’s a classic thing to call out the homoerotic nature of the men’s adventure show.”

― Christopher McCulloch

“Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.”

― Christopher Morley

“Denys Cowan and Dwayne Turner’s visions of Wakanda as an ersatz African Epcot Center opened my eyes to the unexploited possibilities; these men, both of whom are African American, together with writer Peter B. Gillis, created an African Asgard of sorts, and I just went, ‘Oh, my.’”

― Christopher Priest

“A time will come when men will stretch out their eyes. They should see planets like our Earth.”

― Christopher Wren

“The anchovy which is found in the sea at Athens, men despise on account of its abundance and say that it is a poor man’s fish; but in other cities, they prize it above everything, even where it is far inferior to the Attic anchovy.”

― Chrysippus

“As income inequality increases, the social and political sway of those at the very, very top grows, too. They are nearly all men, and men whose lived experience tells them that women, for whatever reason, just don’t have what it takes.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.”

― Chuck Norris

“Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, John Wayne – these men had the code of the West.”

― Chuck Norris

“In the many roles I have played in my acting career as military figures, I have simply drawn upon the acts of courage, large and small, I have seen in the men and women with whom I served, and the countless others I met or have come to know through the years.”

― Chuck Norris

“Men want to make the best use of time and want to see how something can inform them and give them a stronger sense of power.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“The young men, they look to me for a story they can get nowhere else, a challenging risky story.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“I think it’s more important to write something that brings men back to reading than it is to write for people who already read. There’s a reason men don’t read, and it’s because books don’t serve men. It’s time we produce books that serve men.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“I think my heart always goes out to men at the peak of their celebrity who checked out. There’s such an odd, horrible trend in my lifetime for it – Kurt Cobain, David Foster Wallace, Alexander McQueen, Heath Ledger.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“I don’t think a manager should be judged by whether he wins the pennant, but by whether he gets the most out of the twenty-five men he’s been given.”

― Chuck Tanner

“Barack Obama’s official nomination as the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer was a very poignant moment for millions of Americans. As the first non-white major party nominee, Obama is carrying a big load on his shoulders. He’s holding the hopes and dreams of a lot of folks who thought the presidency was only reserved for white men.”

― Chuck Todd

“Men and women are custodians of this society, and we both decide what’s going to happen for our future. I feel that very, very strongly.”

― Cillian Murphy

“When we launched If WeRanTheWorld, I said to my team, I want us to innovate in every aspect of how we design and operate this as a business venture, as much as the web platform itself – because I want us to design our own startup around the working lives that we would all like to live. Women and men alike.”

― Cindy Gallop

“Men think they already know me. But as they get closer and closer, they become that 14-year-old again. A lot of men do stammer and blush a little bit.”

― Cindy Morgan

“A lot of people love men that rock; I love men that love a good melody and a good harmony.”

― Cindy Wilson

“I love men’s clothes better than women’s collections.”

― CL

“I’ve never seen a world where only men were responsible for the violence, and the women were innocent. They go together. Men and women are a violent mixture.”

― Claire Denis

“There seem to be more women producers than men.”

― Claire Denis

“Years ago, I worked in a newspaper office, and there were men that would have fits of temper, and it was just accepted that that’s who they were, and everyone would laugh about it, but if a woman got upset or angry, something wasn’t right: she was ‘hysterical’ or ‘a little unhinged.’ It didn’t have the same sort of connotation at all.”

― Claire Messud

“As a reader, I have always enjoyed ‘ranty’ books, but they are all written by men.”

― Claire Messud

“One of my most vivid memories of the mid-1950s is of crying into a washbasin full of soapy grey baby clothes – there were no washing machines – while my handsome and adored husband was off playing football in the park on Sunday morning with all the delightful young men who had been friends to both of us at Cambridge three years earlier.”

― Claire Tomalin

“The more I see of men, the more I like dogs.”

― Clara Bow

“When the men are silent, it is our duty to raise our voices in behalf of our ideals.”

― Clara Zetkin

“When the men kill, it is up to us women to fight for the preservation of life.”

― Clara Zetkin

“When a battle for suffrage is conducted, it should only be conducted according to socialist principles, and therefore with the demand of universal suffrage for women and men.”

― Clara Zetkin

“In the women’s world, as well as in the men’s world, there exists the class law and the class struggle, and it appears as fully established that sometimes between the socialist working women and those belonging to the middle class, there may be antagonisms.”

― Clara Zetkin

“There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“Sadly, I think that ‘Children of Men’ has only become an increasingly relevant and realistic portrait of where we are in the world.”

― Clare-Hope Ashitey

“Most of us women like men, you know; it’s just that we find them a constant disappointment.”

― Clare Short

“I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure – that is all that agnosticism means.”

― Clarence Darrow

“I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.”

― Clarence Darrow

“In spite of all the yearnings of men, no one can produce a single fact or reason to support the belief in God and in personal immortality.”

― Clarence Darrow

“I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure – that is all that agnosticism means.”

― Clarence Darrow

“If you don’t go to other men’s funerals, they won’t go to yours.”

― Clarence Day

“There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors… But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.”

― Claude Adrien Helvetius

“Mediocre men often have the most acquired knowledge.”

― Claude Bernard

“A woman confronting men is a proper subject, it is inexhaustible.”

― Claude Chabrol

“I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men’s minds without their being aware of the fact.”

― Claude Levi-Strauss

“You have laws to protect oil men, so why not artists?”

― Claude Picasso

“Men don’t get smarter when they grow older. They just lose their hair.”

― Claudette Colbert

“I’m from New Orleans, and we have a Mardi Gras group called the Chewbacchus. It’s celebrating all things geeky: science fiction, fantasy, ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Men in Black,’ ‘Ghostbusters,’ everything.”

― Claudia Gray

“A hoodie is worn by everybody: kids, white men, white women, black men. But it clings to the black body as a sign of criminality like nothing else.”

― Claudia Rankine

“I actually don’t meet very many men because they are, I guess, afraid to approach me or think that I’m from another planet.”

― Claudia Schiffer

“Left to their own devices, men would wear trainers with a pair of stonewashed jeans and would think nothing of throwing on a donkey jacket.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“Men fill up their heads and drawers and sheds with stuff from their teenage years.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“Men are, on the whole, born without any fashion sense whatsoever. I don’t say this to be mean, but I’m just being honest.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“The reason why those female celebrities are always in filthy moods is not because they’re being hounded by men with massive cameras or because Ridley Scott cancelled their film. They just want to get their hands on a cheeseburger.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“I’ve always thought MySpace sounds like a new estate agency in central London run by two men who favour large-lapel suits and goatees.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“Whenever we have thanked these men and women for what they have done for us, without exception they have expressed gratitude for having the chance to help – because they grew as they served.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“Because we employ no professional preachers, it means that every sermon or lesson in church is given by a regular member – women and men, children and grandparents.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“I think our police are excellent, probably because I have not done anything that has occasioned being beaten up by these good men.”

― Clement Freud

“For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.”

― Clifton Fadiman

“I would like to thank all of the fans who have supported me throughout my career with the New England Revolution, Fulham, Tottenham, Seattle Sounders, and the U.S. Men’s National Team. Y’all have always made me feel at home, and it is something that I will always remember.”

― Clint Dempsey

“You know when you’re young and you see a play in high school, and the guys all have gray in their hair and they’re trying to be old men and they have no idea what that’s like? It’s just that stupid the other way around.”

― Clint Eastwood

“Prime time for men is, say, 35 to 45. Then they level off and fall off.”

― Clint Eastwood

“Men must know their limitations.”

― Clint Eastwood

“The stronger the participation of the female characters, the better the movie. They knew that in the old days, when women stars were equally as important as men.”

― Clint Eastwood

“The presidents and the founding fathers and all of the people we sort of raise up as false idols, we don’t wrestle with the fact that many of these were brilliant men, but they were also men with deep prejudices against people of color, against indigenous people, against women.”

― Clint Smith

“Living under the perpetual and pervasive threat of racism seems, for black men and black women, to quite literally reduce lifespans.”

― Clint Smith

“Some men play golf. I’ve got this crazy thing about maintaining our nation’s maritime heritage.”

― Clive Cussler

“I have a problem with a lot of men’s fragrances because they are very strong. Somebody somewhere thinks that masculine means powerful smells, and I find them overbearing and not very pleasant.”

― Clive Owen

“The stuff that’s made up about Jesus – that you have to go through Jesus to get to God and if you’re lucky, after you die, if you’ve done everything right, the reward is you get to sit on the right hand side of God. All that is made up by men. People made it up.”

― Cloris Leachman

“We were suddenly faced with the necessity of training a lot of young men in the art of navigation.”

― Clyde Tombaugh

“I have so many single girlfriends who fit themselves into the mold of what they think a guy’s looking for. But being comfortable around men is about being comfortable with yourself. They gravitate toward confidence. Really, that is what they want to be around.”

― Cobie Smulders

“For some reason, when I think feminism, I think, like, ‘Well, you can’t include men if you’re talking about feminism and being a feminist,’ so I get a little bit muddled. I find it to be a bit grey. Then if you say you are not a feminist, that means that you’re not pro-woman!”

― Cobie Smulders

“Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.”

― Coco Chanel

“I don’t know why women want any of the things men have when one of the things that women have is men.”

― Coco Chanel

“I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.”

― Coco Chanel

“Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor.”

― Coco Chanel

“As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!”

― Coco Chanel

“I’m far more drawn to performances by strong women than I am to men.”

― Cody Fern

“Women’s roles are diminished for obvious reasons. It’s the men whose names are on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and who were generals and soldiers.”

― Cokie Roberts

“It’s easy to get swept up in the trappings of that sort of lifestyle, but I’ve been doing it for long enough that I know how easy it is to fall victim to that sort of arrogance and cockiness that celebrity culture can bring about, in young men especially.”

― Cole Sprouse

“I guess maybe someone at ‘Dexter’ saw the ‘Mad Men’ stuff and thought, ‘He can do this.’”

― Colin Hanks

“I realize that men and women of the military go out and sacrifice their lives and put their selves in harm’s way for my freedom of speech and my freedoms in this country, and my freedom to take a seat or take a knee, so I have the utmost respect for them, and I think what I did was taken out of context and spun a different way.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“Where I live, in Vermont, there’s this thing that women know about men, which is this disease: their childhood was so idyllic that nothing in the rest of their life can ever be satisfying. It’s almost a plague.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“It actually is as fun to make men’s costumes, especially if they are as good-looking as Chris Hemsworth.”

― Colleen Atwood

“The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men more.”

― Colleen McCullough

“It’s a woman’s book but I think the men will read it too.”

― Colleen McCullough

“Mark Hopkins was one of the truest and best men that ever lived. He had a keen analytical mind; was thoroughly accurate, and took general supervision of the books, contracts, etc. He was strictly the office man, and never bought or sold anything. I always felt when I was in the East that our business in his hands was entirely safe.”

― Collis Potter Huntington

“Three of my novels and a good number of my short stories are told from the point of view of men. I was brought up in a house of women.”

― Colm Toibin

“A lot of learned men think people really are the food they’ve eaten.”

― Colonel Sanders

“The Declaration of Independence is that sacred American text so full of meaning and purpose and yet quite empty if you examine it and pull it apart because the words ‘All Men’ exclude a vast number of citizens.”

― Colson Whitehead

“The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic.”

― Comte de Lautreamont

“A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: ‘Duh.’”

― Conan O’Brien

“Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.”

― Confucius

“Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?”

― Confucius

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”

― Confucius

“The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.”

― Confucius

“To rule a country of a thousand chariots, there must be reverent attention to business, and sincerity; economy in expenditure, and love for men; and the employment of the people at the proper seasons.”

― Confucius

“I will not be concerned at other men’s not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability.”

― Confucius

“Let’s put it this way: The older you get, the easier it is to date younger men. There are more of them.”

― Connie Britton

“I think men are allowed to be fat and bald and ugly and women aren’t. And it’s just not – there is no equality there.”

― Connie Chung

“As one of nine men, DiMaggio is the best player that ever lived.”

― Connie Mack

“Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life.”

― Connie Mack

“The practice of charity will bind us – will bind all men in one great brotherhood.”

― Conrad Hilton

“Columbia Law School men were being drafted, and suddenly women who had done well in college were considered acceptable candidates for the vacant seats.”

― Constance Baker Motley

“Everybody is flawed, not just men.”

― Constance Zimmer

“I have the most utmost respect for the men and women overseas, and I only played a soldier on television. Again, I can only imagine the sacrifices that they make every single day.”

― Corey Hawkins

“The men and women who serve in the armed forces are great role models.”

― Corey Stewart

“For the average person, 98 percent of those who fought in the Civil War, they did not own slaves. They were simply answering the call, and in this case many, many young men – 17, 18 years old – coming in to defend what they saw as a federal invasion of Virginia, and they fought honorably.”

― Corey Stewart

“My weakness in life is two men who seduce me all the time – named Ben & Jerry.”

― Cory Booker

“Gender equality has long been at the forefront of my mind, and I think the Me Too movement has elevated many men’s consciousness, my own included, about how to be better allies.”

― Cory Booker

“While most men don’t have first-hand experience with gender-based discrimination, we can still be powerful allies for advancing women’s rights. We need to do a better job of listening to women and standing up for what’s right, even when it’s not popular or comfortable.”

― Cory Booker

“The fact is, our men and women in uniform, the bravest in the world, did everything they could to protect this country from a terror threat and to protect others from the terror threat that was Saddam Hussein. And nobody can deny that we are in a better place because Saddam Hussein is dead.”

― Cory Gardner

“Tom Cruise is one of the most wonderful, kind, and generous men that I’ve ever met.”

― Courtney B. Vance

“I surrounded myself with women when I was growing up because I had this horrible psycho father. Now I’m trying to really appreciate and like men more.”

― Courtney Love

“Like many men who play tennis, when I hit a ball into the net, I tend to look daggers at my racket, reproaching it for playing so badly when I myself have been trying so hard.”

― Craig Brown

“Men know something that women don’t know. Never ask directions of a stranger.”

― Craig Brown

“Like many men, I am highly skilled in the art of losing things but prefer to outsource the recovery process.”

― Craig Brown

“Now is the time for all good men to run like hell.”

― Craig Bruce

“Women are suspicious of this male ritual of the bachelor party and are suspicious of what men do and say when they are not being watched by them.”

― Craig Mazin

“We’re finding that the casting of ‘A Few Good Men’ is different from the musicals because the kind of actors that you need to do it are movie actors, basically.”

― Craig Zadan

“It’s interesting to me because theater is, on any given day, 10,000 times harder than film and television. And that’s not to say film or television can’t be hard or challenging; it’s emotional to do the same thing over and over and over. But in terms of stamina, there is nothing like an eight-show week to separate the men from the boys.”

― Cristin Milioti

“I’ve never seen ‘Mad Men.’”

― Cristin Milioti

“On the television planet, where men make up the tribe, the law of the caveman rules. So, for a woman coming from another world, without experience or cunning, to succeed gradually in gaining control over what is to be taped, what goes out over the air, what is said without censorship, is an epic feat.”

― Cristina Saralegui

“I love beating the men. When I beat ’em in the ratings, when I beat ’em in the salary, I always say, ‘One more for the girls.’”

― Cristina Saralegui

“I think in general, novels by men tend to be taken more seriously than novels by women.”

― Curtis Sittenfeld

“I just think that people are complicated, both men and women. It happens that I write more about women.”

― Curtis Sittenfeld

“Playing Mark Antony in Julius Caesar was the most thrilling thing I’ve done. You get these speeches that were written for men, and you’re running around like an action hero, climbing scaffolding and beating people up. It was very freeing.”

― Cush Jumbo

“Men and women are different. I don’t think men grow a brain until 26 or even 30. Girls mature a lot quicker.”

― Cyndi Lauper

“What, do you think that feminism means you hate men?”

― Cyndi Lauper

“If men want sex they’ll find it.”

― Cynthia Payne

“I didn’t think I could play in a band. It just wasn’t an option – all band members were men, and bandleaders were men.”

― Cynthia Robinson

“The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men’s apples and head their cabbages.”

― Cyrano de Bergerac

“In working to end violence against women and children, we need to ensure that men are centrally involved. Men need to organise themselves in a sustained campaign against gender-based violence.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“We want young people to come forward with bright ideas; we want the women and men in our country to have jobs.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“Every night, I say goodnight to the kids like Rajesh Khanna, muah muah, two kisses, say goodnight to my wife, and every night, I’d go to the recreation room and watch cricket with two old men.”

― Cyrus Broacha

“It’s especially gratifying to have done a film like ‘Eight Men Out’ because it’s hard not to have fun when there are so many bats and balls around.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“I’m so proud and honored to have been in ‘Lonesome Dove’ and ‘Eight Men Out.’ How come I’m not known for one of those?”

― D. B. Sweeney

“The actors in ‘Eight Men Out’ really know how to play, and the background athletes are all professionals.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“In A-ball, you’re either going to move up, or you’re going to get released. That kind of paranoia played a lot into the players’ mentality leading up to the events of ‘Eight Men Out.’”

― D. B. Sweeney

“The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can’t wake up.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“Men! The only animal in the world to fear.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?”

― D. H. Lawrence

“Men and women should stay apart, till their hearts grow gentle towards one another again.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“Men always do leave off really thinking, when the last bit of wild animal dies in them.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“Not a ‘Mad Men’ guy. Never got into it. I’m kind of a contrarian that way. If something gets too popular too fast before I can get on it, I just get really annoyed. Everybody tells me I’m an idiot; it’s supposed to be amazing. I saw some of the second season; I loved it, but I was just detached. I didn’t get into it.”

― D. J. Cotrona

“I am fond of depicting the lives of young folks for one thing, and if you have parts for girls or young men, you must absolutely have young people to fill them – that is generally acknowledged now.”

― D. W. Griffith

“There’s a lot of good police officers. There’s thousands of perfect traffic stops. Lot of good men. Lot of good women. But those don’t get the stories.”

― Dabo Swinney

“My driving force in this business is to create and build great men, and to do that, you have to have great relationships.”

― Dabo Swinney

“The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.”

― Dalai Lama

“It’s successful, middle-class Arab men and women, professionals with seemingly happy family lives, who are prepared to go to paradise for a greater cause. That’s terrifying.”

― Damian Lewis

“Being gay myself, I’m naturally drawn to the interactions between men rather than men and women.”

― Damon Galgut

“You know what Bill Cosby did wrong? He started criticizing young black men.”

― Damon Wayans

“When you’re behind, you have to work harder. Women have had to work harder to get ahead, and now they are in a place where they are surpassing men.”

― Dan Abrams

“I’d love to do something on ‘Mad Men.’ Or play Peter Dinklage’s cousin on ‘Game of Thrones.’ That would be fun.”

― Dan Fogler

“I feel like I am a good person and a professional, very able leader of men.”

― Dan Harmon

“The secret life of women is to men what the universe is to NASA – unimaginably infinite and completely undiscoverable.”

― Dan Levy

“I know that in writer’s rooms across North America, there are still conversations about how much is too much when it comes to intimacy between, in my case, two men. That’s an insane conversation to be having.”

― Dan Levy

“Through the centuries, over 1.2 million brave men and women have given their lives for our nation.”

― Dan Lipinski

“We have the finest military in the world, an elite group of men and women who continue to be a tremendous source of national pride by routinely putting their lives on the line to protect our freedom.”

― Dan Lipinski

“It took me time to realize that the men who won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon are just men, just like me.”

― Dan O’Brien

“The mistake that straight people made was imposing the monogamous expectation on men. Men were never expected to be monogamous.”

― Dan Savage

“I’m allergic to dogs, so I couldn’t even adopt what gay men typically adopt when they have that maternal gene.”

― Dan Savage

“Men were never expected to be monogamous.”

― Dan Savage

“What was interesting was talking to older gay men about what it was like being gay in the Eighties.”

― Dan Stevens

“I’ve been dating younger men since my 20s, When I was 29, I dated someone 21… younger men are just more fun. I like their energy. I’ve always been kind of young for my age.”

― Dana Delany

“Like funny men, skilled diners are apparently perceived to have an evolutionary advantage.”

― Dana Goodyear

“Conservatives don’t need to look for ‘hope’ in a person because people are imperfect. Conservatives put their stock in the ideology ushered forth by our Founding Fathers, the ideals that keep us free men.”

― Dana Loesch

“Elected office was never intended to become its own industry; it was to be filled with common men who, by way of still having jobs and families back home, maintained the connection to the problems of average, everyday people and thus could better serve.”

― Dana Loesch

“Our Founding Fathers, regular men who did great things together, established this system along with other regular men.”

― Dana Loesch

“I’d hopefully work through all my issues with men first so then I’d be okay being with a woman.”

― Dana Plato

“It’s no longer permissible to have sexist comments, but growing up in this industry, I spent time in many other organizations where it was just commonplace for men to talk about how a woman looks or give a woman a little bit of a harder time in a meeting and then say, ‘I’m just joking – it’s because I care about you.’”

― Dana Walden

“Why can’t black women on stage tell stories that can affect white men in the audience?”

― Danai Gurira

“The little boy inside of all us men always loves something video game related.”

― Dane Cook

“A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.”

― Daniel Boone

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized.”

― Daniel Burnham

“If you look at all the vampires in the past, they were sort of decrepit old men. Stephanie Meyers just made it for a new audience. All the vampires are now young men and she describes them as not being ugly.”

― Daniel Cudmore

“The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late.”

― Daniel Defoe

“All men would be tyrants if they could.”

― Daniel Defoe

“Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could.”

― Daniel Defoe

“Jackson, however, persevered. He joined the Franklin Debating Society, an institution that had been in existence over fifty years, and had enrolled in its membership some of the ablest men in Virginia.”

― Daniel H. Hill

“Everything men do is for women.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“All women are wonders because they reduce all men to the obvious.”

― Daniel Mainwaring

“The Toast’s audience is about 30-35 percent male, which shocked me because I would say that we actively try to discourage men from reading our site. Apparently, there’s not insignificant number of dudes out there who think that what we are doing is okay.”

― Daniel Mallory Ortberg

“I always saw Michael Gambon wearing madly psychedelic socks, and I always thought that’s it is one of the few areas where men can really express colour and have a bit of a dandyish quality to their outfit.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.”

― Daniel Webster

“I really dislike the fact that Asian males are constantly emasculated, whether it’s American TV or films. You see it all the time, and it’s so weird that they don’t see sexuality in Asian men.”

― Daniel Wu

“I have actually been very fortunate that I’ve met a lot of really wonderful straight men in my life – and a lot of really wonderful gay men in my life.”

― Danielle Fishel

“We have to expose Republicans for the frauds that they are when it comes to what they want to do for working men and women.”

― Dannel Malloy

“I often say television is not a job for grown men. You go to a set, they pick out your clothes for you, they tell you where to stand, what to say, and your chair has your name on it in case you can’t find a place to sit.”

― Danny Bonaduce

“In terms of fashion, I think the biggest influence that I had was my father. My pops, he was really into men’s fashion and read all of the magazines.”

― Danny Brown

“Most men somewhere in their psyche are still dragging women around by their hair. It’s terrible. I have two daughters, but even before my kids were born I always thought that it was terrible.”

― Danny DeVito

“I was able to do The Saint of Fort Washington, on the relationship between two homeless men.”

― Danny Glover

“If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.”

― Danny Glover

“#BlackLivesMatter brought a new sense of urgency, audacity, and outrage to the issue of police violence against black men that has made it impossible to ignore, to cover up, or to justify.”

― Danny K. Davis

“Pride, envy, avarice – these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.”

― Dante Alighieri

“The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.”

― Dante Alighieri

“Women want love to be a novel, men a short story.”

― Daphne du Maurier

“I started dating older men, and I would fall in love with them. I thought they could teach me about life.”

― Daphne Zuniga

“I love men in bed when they are sleeping. But then they have to go and wake up.”

― Daphne Zuniga

“My mom was sarcastic about men. She would tell me Adam was the rough draft and Eve was the final product. She was a feminist minister, an earth mom who wore a bra only on Sundays.”

― Daphne Zuniga

“Male nudity, full-frontal nudity, has always been considered a lot more taboo than female nudity. As far back as I can remember, there’s been a double standard between men and women. I think it’s time that men get equal time in terms of nudity.”

― Darren Star

“Women are really emotional creatures, and men are kind of closed in terms of emotions. I think women are just a lot more out there.”

― Darren Star

“If two men on a job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless.”

― Darryl F. Zanuck

“If you really want to heal our communities, more men to step it up to take care of their children. Safe neighbors happen when fathers and mothers are at home.”

― Darryl Glenn

“I’ll absolutely be focusing in on the defense of this nation and making sure that our men and women have the proper tools, training, and equipment to do their jobs, that they have clear rules of engagement and, in the event that something happens to them, that we have a VA system that actually works.”

― Darryl Glenn

“You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when they’re both on fire – they’re exactly alike.”

― Dave Attell

“The simple truth is that balding African-American men look cool when they shave their heads, whereas balding white men look like giant thumbs.”

― Dave Barry

“Guys are simple… women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically.”

― Dave Barry

“I just love all women. A lot of them are women a lot of men wouldn’t find attractive in the least, but they’re mouth-watering to me. All different sizes: tall, short, fat. Just about the only type I’m not into is the typical fashion model.”

― Dave Cooper

“Men are much more agressive with their advances.”

― Dave Navarro

“The men and women who make up a plane’s crew put their lives in jeopardy each time they fly. It’s our job as much as anyone’s to make sure we make it as safe as possible up there for them.”

― Dave Reichert

“Just by existing as men, we are automatically guilty of everything in some people’s minds. And, on top of that, we’ve created a situation in the media where men are only allowed to talk about politics and sport.”

― Dave Rubin

“Ordinary men are given the authority of the priesthood. Worthiness and willingness – not experience, expertise, or education – are the qualifications for priesthood ordination.”

― David A. Bednar

“Priesthood is the means whereby the Lord acts through men to save souls. One of the defining features of the Church of Jesus Christ, both anciently and today, is His authority. There can be no true Church without divine authority.”

― David A. Bednar

“The Holy Ghost is manifested to men and women on the earth both as the power and as the gift of the Holy Ghost. The power can come upon a person before baptism; it is the convincing witness that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer.”

― David A. Bednar

“The ancient Apostles were common men, and that was part of their credential.”

― David A. Bednar

“Stand by the side of law enforcement, the men and women who are often the only semblance of hope and justice in the crime-ridden inner cities.”

― David A. Clarke, Jr.

“The men and women I work with in law enforcement deal with the consequences of the Democrats’ selfish policies to encourage reliance on government, dependency instead of independence, and victimhood instead of the promise of earning your way to financial security.”

― David A. Clarke, Jr.

“Lots of small business men have been contacting me to say they wish they had the nerve to say what I said.”

― David A. Siegel

“Cancer is the ultimate nemesis that hangs in the balance for one in three women and one in two men in their lifetime.”

― David Agus

“All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality.”

― David Allan Coe

“I was surrounded by strong women so it had never even occurred to me that women were anything other than equal to men.”

― David Bailey

“If I have any sexist feelings they are aimed at men: I hate manly men.”

― David Bailey

“I sort of fall in love with them when I’m photographing them – men and women.”

― David Bailey

“I hate men who are in touch with their feminine side.”

― David Bailey

“Some men over-tweeze their eyebrows, and it’s just too perfect. Men are meant to have kind of a bushy brow. Too much aftershave is also off-putting; it’s one of my pet hates.”

― David Beckham

“The government must give men and women without power a real say over what happens to them, and the means of engaging in a participative, invigorated and living democracy.”

― David Blunkett

“Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.”

― David Bowie

“When I was growing up, I had more comedy albums than musical ones. George Carlin, Cheech and Chong, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor – those were my main men.”

― David Bryan

“I believe in the family. I believe in marriage, and I think it’s such a great institution. I think men should be able to marry each other, and women should be able to marry each other.”

― David Cameron

“The constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances.”

― David Davis

“We had a master sergeant present us with the Bronze Star of Valor he had gotten because he had felt we were the eighth men of the platoon.”

― David Draiman

“I secretly wish I had experienced advertising in the ‘Mad Men’ period.”

― David Droga

“The ingredients for great advertising haven’t changed since the ‘Mad Men’ era: Brands win if their advertising is relevant and people like it.”

― David Droga

“Women’s fashion is a subtle form of bondage. It’s men’s way of binding them. We put them in these tight, high-heeled shoes, we make them wear these tight clothes and we say they look sexy. But they’re actually tied up.”

― David Duchovny

“In the U.S., oddly, we have images of men as arrogant and aggressive.”

― David Duchovny

“I’ll sweep the floors. I’ve picked up napkins in the men’s room. I’m not above anything.”

― David Duffield

“In the southern half of the country perhaps no crop has larger possibilities for quick increase of production of food for both men and animals than the sweet potato.”

― David F. Houston

“There are not a lot of young African-American guys who come through the video room. I wanted to make sure I was one of those guys, not only to live up to that standard but almost make a breakthrough for young African-American men. There is a pathway for you through the video room as well, but you have to be willing to do the work.”

― David Fizdale

“I love diamond jewellery on men, and pocket scarves, cravats, cufflinks. The trick is to throw it together so it’s natural and not contrived. That’s real style.”

― David Furnish

“I’d spent my twenties trying to be everything to everybody. I had my family, my straight friends, and I was starting to develop a gay circle of friends. I was seeing some men, seeing some women, and trying to sort it all out.”

― David Furnish

“In the 20th century, we had a century where at the beginning of the century, most of the world was agricultural and industry was very primitive. At the end of that century, we had men in orbit, we had been to the moon, we had people with cell phones and colour televisions and the Internet and amazing medical technology of all kinds.”

― David Gerrold

“I can help a lot of other people who’ve gone through the same thing by building a center that will help men and women who don’t have the funds to take care of themselves and get the medical treatment.”

― David Gest

“Don Quixote is one that comes to mind in comparison to mine, in that they both involve journeys undertaken by older men. That is unusual, because generally the hero of a journey story is very young.”

― David Guterson

“In order to drill into young men the need to stay alert and stay alive, I used to punish offenders with my fists, boots and rifle butt, and with stockade time.”

― David Hackworth

“I’m around 6’4′ and 240 pounds. So I rarely feel that intimidated by other men. But I’ve got to give it up to Terry Bradshaw. That guy is a complete bulldog.”

― David Harbour

“In this business, certainly it’s a lot crazier for women than it is for men, but there’s such a thing where there’s a lot of judgment on the way you look and on your body.”

― David Harbour

“’12 Angry Men’ has a truly great collection of actors giving fantastic performances. It’s an acting masterclass.”

― David Harewood

“The difference between men and women seems to be this: I can argue with my promoter downstairs, accuse him of ripping me off, and 20 minutes later we’ll be playing golf together. With a lady, the same argument can go on for, like, years.”

― David Hasselhoff

“If one were to bring ten of the wisest men in the world together and ask them what was the most stupid thing in existence, they would not be able to discover anything so stupid as astrology.”

― David Hilbert

“Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.”

― David Hume

“Men often act knowingly against their interest.”

― David Hume

“Men are much oftener thrown on their knees by the melancholy than by the agreeable passions.”

― David Hume

“I prefer to speak of ‘interdimensionals’ rather than ‘extraterrestrials’ because the latter has connotations of ‘little green men’ and all the other cliche responses. Nor does it tell the full story.”

― David Icke

“U.S. adversaries exploit power gaps. It’s easier for Russia to invade Ukraine with irregular forces out of uniform, the so-called ‘little green men,’ than to send a conventional army that would challenge NATO.”

― David Ignatius

“I’ve met a lot of military men in my time. After they retire, they are still extremely game. They dress perfectly and have impeccable manners. They always end up as secretaries of golf clubs. I have great admiration for them.”

― David Jason

“Miley Cyrus epitomises what we have allowed. She has done it to break the mould. I can understand why, but we have given her the oxygen of publicity and encouraged it, so young girls will think it is the right way to attract men. We’ve lost our standards.”

― David Jason

“I suppose that I just grew up knowing, in a very vivid way, that if it hadn’t been for the men who fought in the Second World War, we’d all be living in a very different world now.”

― David Jason

“The Old Testament teaches us that if we humble ourselves and pray, God will hear from heaven and heal our land. And the New Testament assures us that the fervent prayers of righteous men can make a difference.”

― David Jeremiah

“It was clear to many American working men and women that the Homestead Steel Strike of the early 1890s, when Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick broke the backs of the steel workers, that that was a watershed.”

― David Levering Lewis

“If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don’t want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all.”

― David Livingstone

“Once blood is shed in a national quarrel reason and right are swept aside by the rage of angry men.”

― David Lloyd George

“You are not going to get peace with millions of armed men. The chariot of peace cannot advance over a road littered with cannon.”

― David Lloyd

“Churchill was one of the few men I have met who even in the flesh give me the impression of genius. George Bernard Shaw is another. It is amusing to know that each thinks the other is overrated.”

― David Low

“It is football. We need to be men, and it’s not always possible to win.”

― David Luiz

“I can still remember them wheeling the black and white TV sets into our classroom at school so we could watch the men landing on the Moon, and that obviously had a huge impact. I later found out those people flying Apollo were ex-military test pilots, so I decided to join the Air Force and become a test pilot.”

― David Mackay

“May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.”

― David McCullough

“Why should sports men and women get punished harsher than people in the normal world?”

― David Millar

“I worry sometimes that I’m a bit moralistic; always writing about men who are learning to grow up, not be so self-absorbed, selfish or badly behaved. I wonder if that’s dull and liberal and wimpy? I should probably write something that celebrates wickedness.”

― David Nicholls

“I wonder why it is, that young men are always cautioned against bad girls. Anyone can handle a bad girl. It’s the good girls men should be warned against.”

― David Niven

“Only to the extent that men desire peace and brotherhood can the world be made better. No peace even though temporarily obtained, will be permanent, whether to individuals or nations, unless it is built upon the solid foundation of eternal principles.”

― David O. McKay

“There are very few men of genius in advertising agencies. But we need all we can find. Almost without exception they are disagreeable. Don’t destroy them. They lay golden eggs.”

― David Ogilvy

“Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.”

― David Ogilvy

“What we usually do to great men and women is relegate them to homogenised heroism. Their words and actions become soundbites and images in a way that gives us an excuse not to act bravely in our own lives.”

― David Oyelowo

“There were very few people who were both intercollegiate athletes and Star Men.”

― David Petraeus

“Needless to say, it was the greatest of privileges to serve with the selfless men and women – Iraqi and American and those of our coalition partners, civilian as well as military – who did the hard, dangerous work of the surge. There seldom was an easy period; each day was tough.”

― David Petraeus

“When you look at movies like ‘Titanic,’ they make money because of women. They go to see it and bring their men, too.”

― David Ramsey

“The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.”

― David Riesman

“Why, I ask, isn’t it possible that advertising as a whole is a fantastic fraud, presenting an image of America taken seriously by no one, least of all by the advertising men who create it?”

― David Riesman

“I think everything works in cycles. I was fortunate enough to come along in the golden age for big men. There were guys like Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing.”

― David Robinson

“Though sporting a hideous mustache is in no way comparable to the physical pain and mental suffering men with these diseases endure, Movember still forces participants to challenge their manhood on a daily basis. Growing a moustache for men’s cancer isn’t as feel-good an activity as running a marathon for a cure.”

― David Sax

“There’s always something funny about men chasing women.”

― David Spade

“I grew up in an age where women’s tennis did not have similar prizes to men, and they played in complete obscurity, really, compared to the men’s game.”

― David Stern

“I think it’s… I don’t want to become a social crusader on this issue, but I think sports, male sports, has traditionally not been an inviting environment for gay men to identify themselves. But eventually… we will get to a place where it is not an issue in sports.”

― David Stern

“I’m not surprised about the lack of women on boardrooms. They were only emancipated 200 years ago, and historically, men have dominated. I welcome women as long as they qualify for the job.”

― David Tang

“I would consider myself one of the least misogynistic men in the country – if anything, just the opposite.”

― David Thewlis

“I challenge any American family to think about what they would do if they were invaded by a hostile force. If tanks pulled up outside their house, and there were armed men inside, would they send their kids out? A lot of Americans would fight that to the end.”

― David Thibodeau

“I don’t have a lot to share with other men. My heart sinks when I get into a taxi and someone starts talking to me about football.”

― David Walliams

“We sort of expect to see men in women’s clothes. It’s part of our culture. The key thing is, it has to be done quite badly.”

― David Walliams

“To be perfectly honest, I’ve gotten attention from gay men for a long time.”

― David Walton

“I love being around cool, fun guys, so I’ve always enjoyed talking to gay men. Maybe it’s because I’m an inherent flirt, but it just feels very natural.”

― David Walton

“I have straight married friends that other friends think are gay, and I have gay friends who don’t throw that vibe at all. I know there’s a full range out there, but I feel that gay men who aren’t flamboyant are underrepresented on-screen.”

― David Walton

“Our ministry also supports orphanages in the U.S. and overseas, thousands of poor children in Latin America, drug centers for addicted men, and a drug center in Israel.”

― David Wilkerson

“The Teen Challenge Training Center on Pennsylvania farmland houses over 200 men in rehab. Other farms and centers have been birthed out of this ministry all over the world.”

― David Wilkerson

“I’ve spent more than a decade channeling information for and about men. I’m able to come and use this information, with the help of the research, to hand over the keys to the kingdom to women.”

― David Zinczenko

“I have always supported measures and principles and not men.”

― Davy Crockett

“The men I worked for didn’t look at me as having any gender at all. They regarded me more as a workhorse.”

― Dawn Steel

“I’m doing some more dangerous stuff on a weekly basis than professional stunt men are doing.”

― Dean Ambrose

“My goal was to be able to be alone without food, sugar, phone, men, TV, anything and to feel O.K. about myself.”

― Debbie Ford

“I wish I could have been more enlightened at 18 and learned more about men because I could have avoided all the traps.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“I was raised to think that if you behaved badly with men, you went to hell. I realise now it is puritanical and not very adult.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“I have very poor taste in men, and I married all the wrong men.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“My husband wrote me love letters while I was on location in Canada and pregnant. They turned into being about food, and it turned it into a cookbook. He called it ‘The Tuscan Cookbook for the Pregnant Male.’ It was kind of genius. When I took it a book agent, he was like, ‘Men don’t buy cookbooks.’”

― Debi Mazar

“Men take much more notice of older women in France, so I might move there. I think I’m a good bet.”

― Deborah Moggach

“In a world of status, independence is key, because a primary means of establishing status is to tell others what to do, and taking orders is a marker of low status. Though all humans need both intimacy and independence, women tend to focus on the first and men on the second. It is as if their lifeblood ran in different directions.”

― Deborah Tannen

“Why don’t men like to stop and ask directions? This question, which I first addressed in my 1990 book ‘You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation’, garnered perhaps the most attention of any issue or insight in that book.”

― Deborah Tannen

“My interest in the linguistic differences between women and men grew from research I conducted early in my career on conversations between speakers of different ethnic and regional backgrounds.”

― Deborah Tannen

“One of the first studies in the field of gender and language, by Don H. Zimmerman and Candace West in 1975, found that in casual conversations between women and men, women were interrupted far more often.”

― Deborah Tannen

“It might seem at first surprising that when I studied women and men talking at work, I found that women ‘interrupted’ each other more often than men did – when they were in all-women conversations.”

― Deborah Tannen

“For women, detailed conversation is our lifeblood, while for men it’s just not as critical.”

― Deborah Tannen

“Much of my work over the years has developed the premise that women’s styles of friendship and conversation aren’t inherently better than men’s, simply different.”

― Deborah Tannen

“For many women, and a fair number of men, saying ‘I’m sorry’ isn’t literally an apology; it’s a ritual way of restoring balance to a conversation.”

― Deborah Tannen

“When men’s lives become extremely hard, women learn how to deal with them and assist them but also develop quiet systems of coping and managing.”

― Debra Granik

“If I ever get chatted up, I never realise it. I just think men are being friendly.”

― Debra Stephenson

“I’m a married woman, so I’m not bothered what other men think of me – but I still want James to fancy me.”

― Debra Stephenson

“Because if you say men and women are the same and if male behaviour is the norm, and women are always expected to act like men, we will never be as good at being men as men are.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“I was supposed to be authoritative, but at the same time had to be likeable, a quality that is a bonus, not a requirement, for men in the same position.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“That’s not to say that women’s priorities are better than men’s. Rather, when women are empowered, when they can speak from the experience of their own lives, they often address different, previously neglected issues. And families and whole communities benefit.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“I am always surrounded by very, very charming men, very intelligent men with a great sense of humour who always keep me entertained and pampered.”

― Deepika Padukone

“Our media provides a continuing message that for men, heroism is defined through association with control, independence, and the ability to commit violence, from superheroes to crime dramas.”

― Deeyah Khan

“Many Muslim parents are authoritarian, which leaves young men and women with limited spaces to express themselves. Self-expression and autonomy are regarded as symptoms of ‘Westernisation.’”

― Deeyah Khan

“For many young men, joining in a radical movement is a way of feeling powerful, which is particularly intoxicating for men who feel their masculinity has been called into question, whether through victimisation or a failure to achieve the status that they feel they are entitled to.”

― Deeyah Khan

“We cannot leave vulnerable young men open to the exploitation of extremists, both for our own security and their own wellbeing.”

― Deeyah Khan

“As someone who grew up between two cultures, I have been fascinated with the question of why men and women with similar backgrounds to mine were drawn towards radical messages of hate and violence.”

― Deeyah Khan

“Through adopting radical extremism, some young men who previously felt humiliated and emasculated by their peers can now feel powerful and intimidating – and gain status, attention from young women, and the comradeship and solidarity of other young men like themselves.”

― Deeyah Khan

“Extremism is a complicated issue, but without addressing how it appeals to men and boys, we may be missing an important motivation and a way to address the problems in our towns and cities.”

― Deeyah Khan

“I know some women’s rights activists have seen so much abuse that they can’t stand men, but I have a sense of empathy with the men. Without excusing the abuse they are capable of, many of them are trapped within these communities and bound by expectations they didn’t necessarily ask for.”

― Deeyah Khan

“Oddly enough, even though our show is structured around women, our target audience is women, I get more calls from men every night than women.”

― Delilah

“Men must stop being jealous of their power and generously allow freedom and responsibility to others. The reward is harmonious families and society.”

― Delphine de Girardin

“Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.”

― Democritus

“Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.”

― Democritus

“Men should strive to think much and know little.”

― Democritus

“As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish.”

― Demosthenes

“My husband, Nick Chiles and I wrote a number of relationship books together, and what we found was that women were thirsty to hear directly from men.”

― Denene Millner

“The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.”

― Denis Diderot

“Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.”

― Denis Diderot

“Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.”

― Denis Diderot

“A few men own from ten thousand to two hundred thousand acres each. The poor Laborer can find no resting place, save on the barren mountain, or in the trackless desert.”

― Denis Kearney

“Our moneyed men have ruled us for the past thirty years. Under the flag of the slaveholder they hoped to destroy our liberty.”

― Denis Kearney

“We are men, and propose to live like men in this free land, without the contamination of slave labor, or die like men, if need be, in asserting the rights of our race, our country, and our families.”

― Denis Kearney

“I read five books on the Constitution. My favorite was ‘Plain, Honest Men’ by Richard Beeman. I went on a science jag in the same way. I kept getting in arguments about evolution and being bested. So I read Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of the Species,’ a fantastic book that is not that difficult.”

― Denis O’Hare

“The problem with Mexico isn’t so much the men who govern but the lack of rules to govern by and the absence of institutions to rule with.”

― Denise Dresser

“I’m always represented as a bit of a class warrior – a bit Down With Men and Down With Middle-Class People. Whereas I’m actually very fond of men and am middle-class. I even went to boarding school in Perthshire.”

― Denise Mina

“The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs.”

― Denise Morrison

“Men pretend they don’t like to be nagged, but they love it, really. It makes them feel wanted.”

― Denise Van Outen

“Now I look back and think if I’d spent more time enjoying myself instead of crying into my pillow over men, my 20s would have been fabulous!”

― Denise Van Outen

“What I said was that in a democratic society, people must be permitted to make their choices and that the choices of women should not be subordinate to the choices of men, otherwise women are less than equal, are second-class citizens.”

― Dennis Kucinich

“In various European countries, it is increasingly common for young men to live with their parents into their 30s and even longer. Why not? In the welfare state, there is no shame in doing so.”

― Dennis Prager

“In little more than a generation, feminism has obliterated roles. If you wonder why so many men choose not to get married, the answer lies in large part in the contemporary devaluation of the husband and of the father – of men as men, in other words.”

― Dennis Prager

“I try to wear a watch all the time, because I think guys get the short end of the stick when it comes to jewelry and accessories. A watch is a very chic men’s item, and you’re sort of wasting it if you just look at your cell phone.”

― Derek Blasberg

“I’ve always thought that guns are a cowardly tool in the hands of men and women trying to solve problems with each other. And cowardly in the hands of filmmakers. It’s taken so lightly in films.”

― Derek Cianfrance

“All men are homosexual, some turn straight. It must be very odd to be a straight man because your sexuality is hopelessly defensive. It’s like an ideal of racial purity.”

― Derek Jarman

“By burning Luther’s books you may rid your bookshelves of him, but you will not rid men’s minds of him.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men’s judgments of one another.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“Time takes away the grief of men.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too, if I’m not mistaken, and I’ll never lack priests to serve it as long as there are men.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another’s.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“The thing is, I’m equally disgusted by both men and women.”

― Devin Townsend

“In nuclear war all men are cremated equal.”

― Dexter Gordon

“One nice thing about being a woman in Hollywood is that the women tend to be very close-knit. All of us writers and directors know each other and cling to each other for safety and support, and it’s really a completely different vibe than the men experience out here, where they’re all trying to murder each other.”

― Diablo Cody

“Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain.”

― Diane Arbus

“I used to teach acting in a maximum security men’s prison. I worked with guys with the most dysfunctional behavior problems. I probably learned more there than from my prestigious theater degree.”

― Diane Farr

“I’m one of nine sisters. My parents were dairy farmers in Wisconsin. My father didn’t believe in girls doing farm work. Girls did housework, and he hired young men to do farm work. I would have preferred to be outside.”

― Diane Hendricks

“My mother said that we’re so lucky to be women. It’s not that men are weak. Men are men. We’re two completely different animals.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“I’m perfectly happy when I look out at an audience and it’s all women. I always think it’s kind of odd, but then, more women than men, I think, read and write poetry.”

― Diane Wakoski

“Social Security makes up a much larger share of total retirement income for unmarried women and minorities than it does for married couples, unmarried men and whites.”

― Diane Watson

“This is a big deal. My wife and I sat in our home and we watched those young men get slaughtered on the streets of Mogadishu in the absence of a plan. It broke our heart.”

― Dick Armey

“We all join the President in applauding the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform. But we must continue to provide them the tools they need to accomplish the difficult tasks they face.”

― Dick Durbin

“These are men and women who are willing to risk their lives in defense of their country. And the fact that their orientation – sexual orientation’s been held against them is a blot on our nation’s reputation.”

― Dick Durbin

“Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“In Mexico, this idea that fathers go away is really deeply accepted because, for so long, so many men have had to leave to work in the United States.”

― Diego Luna

“I’m surrounded by all these strong women – my publicist, my manager, and my wife – and sometimes I think that women are more evolved than men, and they are able to process a heartache better.”

― Dierks Bentley

“I rejoice in the fact that Christ is not dead but risen from the grave! He lives and has returned to the earth to restore His authority and gospel to man. He has given us the perfect example of the kind of men and women we should be.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“I think the season I had playing as a kid against men in Reunion toughened me up a lot and taught me how to cope with hits.”

― Dimitri Payet

“Even men used to hide their marriages because they used to feel people will not like them anymore. It’s the industry which has the false notion that an actor or an actress, if married, is not desirable to the audience.”

― Dimple Kapadia

“Men think we can’t do two things at once. They can’t, but we can. Women are more resilient.”

― Dina Merrill

“Why should unmarried women be discriminated against – unmarried men are not.”

― Dinah Shore

“Young men are obsessed with their dads, and they remain obsessed if the dad is not around. Remember that there was a lot of discussion about how George W. Bush might have invaded Iraq to atone for the failures of his dad.”

― Dinesh D’Souza

“It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.”

― Diogenes

“When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.”

― Diogenes

“Most men are within a finger’s breadth of being mad.”

― Diogenes

“Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.”

― Dion Boucicault

“Rural communities in Africa, South Asia and Latin America are where the majority of hungry people are and the inequality that exists between women and men in these communities is holding back progress.”

― Dionne Warwick

“Men have died for this music. You can’t get more serious than that.”

― Dizzy Gillespie

“The gym can serve as an excellent place where kids and young men and women can really empty their issues right on the floor.”

― Djimon Hounsou

“This head has risen above its hair in a moment of abandon known only to men who have drawn their feet out of their boots to walk awhile in the corridors of the mind.”

― Djuna Barnes

“Men, we don’t get much, as far as holidays go – Father’s Day.”

― DMX

“As long as every generation rises to its challenges and stands up in defense of liberty – as Americans have done in the past and as our men and women continue to do today – our nation will remain free and strong.”

― Doc Hastings

“The men and women on the front lines of the war on terror continue to risk their lives to save ours – and for that we owe them a debt that we can never truly repay. Thanks to their efforts we have made tremendous progress. Yet, the job is not done.”

― Doc Hastings

“My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order.”

― Dolly Parton

“I grew up around lots of men – my father, my brothers, my uncles – so I wasn’t intimidated by them.”

― Dolly Parton

“I started really noticing, more and more, how men will plagiarize and take credit for women’s work… I’ve noticed that it just happens a lot.”

― Dolores Huerta

“Men have no idea how much more difficult it is for women in the rock and roll industry, and while we are trying to give birth, breastfeed, all they do is have a good time.”

― Dolores O’Riordan

“It was great about the sizes of the audiences we were getting in America, but sometimes you feel like telling some of the men that you’re not on stage to have your body looked at.”

― Dolores O’Riordan

“Our fashion is for everyone and, throughout the years, we have had the possibility of working with the world’s most beautiful and charming women and men. There is no person in particular who we would like to work with that we haven’t already worked with.”

― Domenico Dolce

“While we have some of the toughest anti-discrimination laws in the world, we are blind to some of the most flagrant discrimination – against men.”

― Dominic Raab

“From the cradle to the grave, men are getting a raw deal. Men work longer hours, die earlier, but retire later than women.”

― Dominic Raab

“For a straight man, I seem to have to kiss an awful lot of men!”

― Dominic West

“In football, you’re dealing with grown men. In gymnastics, you’re dealing with prepubescent teenage girls. There’s a huge difference. At that age, you’re not confident enough to have a voice.”

― Dominique Moceanu

“We have to make a bridge of confidence based on natural and elementary morality which corresponds to the natures of man and which would be respected by all men. I may be naive in this, but I think it is better to be naive than skeptical.”

― Dominique Pire

“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.”

― Dominique Pire

“So often when Black men have to play roles on TV, we’re either the noble savage or we’re completely a savage, and there’s no nuance.”

― Don Cheadle

“Men with secrets tend to be drawn to each other, not because they want to share what they know but because they need the company of the like-minded, the fellow afflicted.”

― Don DeLillo

“Old men need applause too.”

― Don Everly

“I think most corporate executives are good honorable honest men and women who do good work.”

― Don Nickles

“Those who have the ability as African men to bring a change in a community that so desperately needs it are concentrating only on their own careers, some charities, and how much money they can make.”

― Don Yaeger

“As the Olympic torch neared Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1980, signaling the opening of that year’s Winter Olympics, newspapers and magazines throughout the world offered predictions on who would win medals in the major sports. Not a single publication gave the American men’s hockey team a chance against the world powers.”

― Don Yaeger

“I think that the first men to land on Pluto are going to make some very astonishing discoveries. But I am also sure that they will never go there in rockets. They will have to make the immense trip by some more powerful means – like the anti-gravitational drive.”

― Donald A. Wollheim

“Now I am near to the getting of my crown, which shall be sure; for I bless the Lord, and desire all of you to bless Him that He hath brought me here, and makes me triumph over devils, and men, and sin: they shall wound me no more.”

― Donald Cargill

“I say, traitors; as some men live upon the reward of treachery, for their quiet and liberty; if it may be called a liberty, as it is redeemed with the betraying of the interest of Christ, and the blood of His people.”

― Donald Cargill

“I wish your increase in holiness, number, love, religion, and righteousness; and wait you, and cease to contend with these men that are gone from us, for there is nothing that shall convince them but judgment.”

― Donald Cargill

“Black men struggle with masculinity so much. The idea that we must always be strong really presses us all down – it keeps us from growing.”

― Donald Glover

“We are placed in the genus of Homo, which is Latin for man – Homo sapiens: supposedly wise men. I sometimes think – wonder – whether we really are wise men.”

― Donald Johanson

“Men at forty Learn to close softly The doors to rooms they will not be Coming back to.”

― Donald Justice

“Since dogs could hear and smell better than men, we could concentrate on sight. Since courage is commonplace in dogs, men’s adrenal glands could shrink. Dogs, by making us more efficient predators, gave us time to think. In short, dogs civilized us.”

― Donald McCaig

“Imagine, a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction. It’s not 3,000. It’s tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“Don’t think of yourself as indispensable or infallible. As Charles De Gaulle said, the cemeteries of the world are full of indispensable men.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“James Agate, a great critic of the day, advised me that the way to learn your job properly was to learn Shakespeare, so I went to Stratford. It really sorts out the men from the boys.”

― Donald Sinden

“We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.”

― Donald Trump

“Elegance is always in style for men. There are all different kinds of elegance. It can be silk, it can be a T-shirt.”

― Donatella Versace

“I think men know to seduce women though words and conversation and nice gestures. That’s much sexier than when a man uses muscle.”

― Donatella Versace

“I find older men more attractive than boys. I need a man who can teach me a thing or two.”

― Donatella Versace

“Some men look great unshaven; others just look like they forgot to shave. Beards and mustaches can be really distinctive if you go for an earthy, rock-and-roll look like the Kings of Leon or the Killers.”

― Donatella Versace

“Powerful women intimidate men. If she’s a really well-known woman, she has a career, she’s famous – in that case, men are really afraid.”

― Donatella Versace

“Scent is very important. Strong fragrances suit some men, while citrus types suit others. I like my men to smell fresh and woody, but also like a man.”

― Donatella Versace

“Women should be sure of themselves because women have a lot of capacities. We can achieve so many different things that men cannot. I think women are stronger.”

― Donatella Versace

“When I first started designing, all women were dressed like men, and I said, ‘Hey, guys, let’s be women, put the two together – it’s not either/or. Let’s celebrate our bodies. Our bodies are different.’”

― Donna Karan

“Let’s say that, in reality, I’m basically very shy when it comes to men.”

― Donna Summer

“You could not receive a young man in your room; you might be permitted to have him to tea in one of the public reception rooms, but you could accept no invitation from young men to tea or other entertainment without a chaperone from the College.”

― Dora Russell

“If it’s true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers.”

― Doris Day

“Taft was Roosevelt’s handpicked successor. I didn’t know how deep the friendship was between the two men until I read their almost four hundred letters, stretching back the to early ’30s. It made me realize the heartbreak when they ruptured was much more than a political division.”

― Doris Kearns Goodwin

“Men are restless, adventurous. Women are conservative – despite what current ideology says.”

― Doris Lessing

“Men who wear turtlenecks look like turtles.”

― Doris Lilly

“Men need knowledge in order to overpower their passions and master their prejudices.”

― Dorothea Dix

“’Know,’ says a wise writer, the historian of kings, ‘Know the men that are to be trusted’; but how is this to be? The possession of knowledge involves both time and opportunities. Neither of these are ‘handservants at command.’”

― Dorothea Dix

“That statesman is indeed happy who can count as his friends the really honest and consistent, the true Patriots, and the men of honorable thought.”

― Dorothea Dix

“Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action.”

― Dorothy Day

“Women think with their whole bodies and they see things as a whole more than men do.”

― Dorothy Day

“I do not think men have more talent. There are a great many women in the arts; novelists, painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far lower in the field of song writing.”

― Dorothy Fields

“I’m off to race around the world – a race against time and two men. I know I can beat time. I hope I can beat the men.”

― Dorothy Kilgallen

“I can honestly, and proudly, say that I never was on the casting couch. Oh, of course there have been advances from certain men in the movie industry, but nothing overwhelming.”

― Dorothy Stratten

“I don’t think a powerful man would be interesting unless he’d be nice, attractive, with or without the power. Men are interested in powerful men. Women are interested in terrific men!”

― Dorothy Stratten

“In a way, I’m like Will Rogers, never having met a man I really disliked. I’m not a vamp. I just like men.”

― Dorothy Stratten

“Can one preach at home inequality of races and nations and advocate abroad good-will towards all men?”

― Dorothy Thompson

“I don’t think it’s healthy to have 68-year-old men, 70-year-old men thinking regularly about a traumatic experience that happened to them and thinking that they cannot talk about it with anybody, and no one wants to listen.”

― Doug Stanton

“Each summer, as Lake Michigan finally begins to warm, I think of the men of the World War II cruiser Indianapolis and the worst disaster at sea in United States naval history. I go down to the lake, and I wonder: How would I have survived what they experienced?”

― Doug Stanton

“When I look at Lake Michigan each July, I imagine the men of the Indianapolis visible on the horizon; dark heads, struggling arms, a cry and whirl of a world being remade. I feel an overwhelming sense of sadness, accompanied by a desire to yell out that they will be rescued.”

― Doug Stanton

“I wanted to write ‘In Harm’s Way’ from the young men’s point of view of being in a raft, or hanging in a life vest with just their nose poking above the water.”

― Doug Stanton

“Simple words of encouragement subsequently saved many of the Indianapolis’ sailors during their ordeal in the summer of 1945, and those men took the lesson to heart.”

― Doug Stanton

“With the newspapers cheering, Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt chose a top-notch regiment of more than 1,250 men. They were first called Teddy’s Texas Tarantulas and went through three or four other monikers until Roosevelt’s Rough Riders stuck.”

― Douglas Brinkley

“Men won’t read any email from a woman that’s over 200 words long.”

― Douglas Coupland

“Money is more than a massively consensual IOU note. It is a piece of infrastructure and is as artificial as Interstate 5, NutraSweet or season three of ‘Mad Men.’”

― Douglas Coupland

“The only way I survived at school was by doing impersonations of teachers and pupils. That led to me winning a talent competition when I was 16; the prize was three or four gigs in working men’s clubs. I was just showing off: at the time, I thought that’s what acting was.”

― Douglas Hodge

“While I was in ‘Inadmissible Evidence’ at the Donmar, I was mugged at the HSBC ATM on Shaftesbury Avenue. I grabbed one of the men, and when the police arrived, they put both me and him against a wall until they worked out which of us was the criminal.”

― Douglas Hodge

“Men like Hitler and Stalin and their immediate lieutenants cannot plead in defence of their actions that these were justified by the accepted values of that time.”

― Douglas Hurd

“The misfortune is that many people, men and women, think that the perfect face has no flaws, no pores in the skin; and that gives unrealistic levels of esteem. Somebody feels they’re not right because they haven’t got that type of refinement.”

― Douglas Kirkland

“They died hard, those savage men – like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.”

― Douglas MacArthur

“I have known war as few men now living know it. It’s very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.”

― Douglas MacArthur

“Gay men don’t have much in common with lesbians.”

― Douglas Murray

“I was always taught, even as a kid, playing against grown men, you get better.”

― Draymond Green

“I remember being on film sets when I was younger, and only men got to do the cool action movies. So I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll get to produce one day and get to do cool stuff too,’ which is what happened when we did ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ Starting my production company was a big turning point for me.”

― Drew Barrymore

“I remember being on film sets when I was younger, and only men got to do the cool action movies. So I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll get to produce one day and get to do cool stuff, too,’ which is what happened when we did ‘Charlie’s Angels’.”

― Drew Barrymore

“The people of Cleveland hate soccer. But it’s my favourite thing and I follow the U.S. men’s national team around when they play whenever I can.”

― Drew Carey

“International soccer has been a big part of my love for the sport. I love the Men’s National Team. I can say that they’re my favorite sports team.”

― Drew Carey

“The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man.”

― Du Mu

“Six men can carry you or 12 men can judge you. You decide!”

― Duane Chapman

“It may be said, let him take Money at Interest, and not buy at Time. But then Men must be found, that will lend; the Legislative must provide a Fund to borrow upon.”

― Dudley North

“Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils.”

― Duke of Wellington

“I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me.”

― Duke of Wellington

“I used to say of Napoleon that his presence on the field made the difference of forty thousand men.”

― Duke of Wellington

“I have tried sex with both men and women. I found I liked it.”

― Dusty Springfield

“The men I idolized built their bodies and became somebody – like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger – and I thought, ‘That can be me.’ So I started working out. The funny thing is I didn’t realize back then that I was having a defining moment.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“The successful men I admired all built their bodies.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels – men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“All children need their fathers, but boys especially need fathers to teach them how to be men.”

― Dwyane Wade

“It’s the cable shows that are really the most interesting – ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ those shows are really the premiere shows on television right now.”

― Dylan McDermott

“A lot of the fiction I read growing up was post-war American, and not all of it centers on Manhattan, but around people of the Mad Men generation, people like John Cheever and, in more modern times, Don DeLillo, who I always mention.”

― Dylan Moran

“When I was young, all the politicians looked like ancient Latin teachers or greengrocers. They were mumbly, stumbly men with their hair blowing in their eyes, walking into trees, opening the wrong door. They had no idea how to present themselves.”

― Dylan Moran

“Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.”

― E. B. White

“I have yet to see a piece of writing, political or non-political, that doesn’t have a slant. All writing slants the way a writer leans, and no man is born perpendicular, although many men are born upright.”

― E. B. White

“’Salaryitis’ is when you become so accustomed to that salary that you no longer have the gumption to pull out of the rut and strike out on your own. It destroys the nerve of ambitious, imaginative men, and bowing to it has meant sure defeat for more people than any other sickness, mental or physical.”

― E. Joseph Cossman

“I really like clever men who challenge you.”

― E. L. James

“I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man’s pleasure when they come a cropper.”

― E. M. Forster

“To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.”

― E. M. Forster

“Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration.”

― E. M. Forster

“The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead. He can only gain that conception through personal experience, and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius.”

― E. M. Forster

“Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.”

― E. W. Howe

“Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.”

― E. W. Howe

“There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men, and expects to make a living at it.”

― E. W. Howe

“Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.”

― E. W. Howe

“When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.”

― E. W. Howe

“Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.”

― E. W. Howe

“Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.”

― E. W. Howe

“It is the duty of our men to enroll themselves in the national services. We need all our manpower for defence. For the military and… we need a quarter of a million men.”

― Eamon de Valera

“If Nixon is not forced to turn over tapes of his conversations with the ring of men who were conversing on their violations of the law, then liberty will soon be dead in this nation.”

― Earl Warren

“I love to tease men with my legs.”

― Eartha Kitt

“I’ve always said to my men friends, If you really care for me, darling, you will give me territory. Give me land, give me land.”

― Eartha Kitt

“I love men and I like to get their attention.”

― Eartha Kitt

“Our present will become the past of other men and women. We depend on them to remember it with the complexity with which it was suffered. As others, once, depended on us.”

― Eavan Boland

“I was Irish; I was a woman. Yet night after night, bent over the table, I wrote in forms explored and sealed by English men hundreds of years before. I saw no contradiction.”

― Eavan Boland

“I can do lovers. I can do Sir Galahad types. I’m not going to limit myself in voice-overs to irascible old men.”

― Ed Asner

“I personally don’t think ginger men have a habit of being attractive. We have to make ourselves seem attractive by doing stuff.”

― Ed Sheeran

“I think lots of men are like that. We sort of get dressed by our girlfriends.”

― Ed Weeks

“During the election, I had three male opponents and we went into a runoff. The front runner for the men was a native of Dallas who had run at large before, but I had a higher profile than him from my community service.”

― Eddie Bernice Johnson

“I have friends who are leading men, and they’re only ever allowed to play leading men of a certain type. But as a character actor, there’s a wider variety of projects available. On the big Hollywood films, all they care about is having their lead in place, so it’s actually easier for someone like me to slip in. And I’m happy to do so.”

― Eddie Marsan

“Mr. Norrell is like a librarian trying to do magic… That’s the story of my career, really. I stand next to good looking men and make them look better!”

― Eddie Marsan

“When I look up and see the sun shining on the patch of white clouds up in the blue, I begin to think how it would feel to be up somewhere above it winging swiftly thought the clear air, watching the earth below, and the men on it, no bigger than ants.”

― Eddie Rickenbacker

“A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this – that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made – not to understand – but to feel – as crime.”

― Edgar Allan Poe

“Feminism is nothing but equality, and actually, feminism benefits men because it liberates us and it releases us from many stigmas imposed by the macho culture on us as well. So if more of us could understand that it’s nothing but equality, I think many agendas in terms of equality would have advanced quicker because it really helps us as well.”

― Edgar Ramirez

“Men are taught that if we are not the ultimate provider, we are a complete failure. We have to be number one in everything we do. There is nothing more delusional or paralysing than what I have just described.”

― Edgar Ramirez

“A sexy shoe is one that men like.”

― Edgardo Osorio

“I have lots of friends and, like me, they’re not married. So my kids have lots of godparents – men and women, gay and straight. My loft is always filled with people helping me out with them and loving them.”

― Edie Falco

“I cannot doubt that women will line up, like the men elected, with the groups whose political thinking and convictions are in accord with their own political convictions.”

― Edith Rogers

“The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten.”

― Edith Sitwell

“It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question. I traveled over every part of the country; I conversed with men of all opinions, examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot.”

― Edmond About

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

― Edmund Burke

“Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations – wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.”

― Edmund Burke

“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”

― Edmund Burke

“There is a boundary to men’s passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.”

― Edmund Burke

“It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.”

― Edmund Burke

“It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”

― Edmund Burke

“To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.”

― Edmund Burke

“I am a lucky man. I have had a dream and it has come true, and that is not a thing that happens often to men.”

― Edmund Hillary

“The violence in the world comes about because we human beings are forever creating barriers between men who are like us and men who are not like us.”

― Edmund Leach

“Men do not have to cook their food; they do so for symbolic reasons to show they are men and not beasts.”

― Edmund Leach

“Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them like the Ark of the Covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.”

― Edmund Morgan

“In America, we may acknowledge Washington and Lincoln as great men, and probably Franklin and Jefferson and maybe Franklin Delano Roosevelt and possibly even several more, but we would probably disagree about precisely what it was that made them great, what it was that enabled them to give a lasting direction to the course of events.”

― Edmund Morgan

“The men who founded and governed Massachusetts and Connecticut took themselves so seriously that they kept track of everything they did for the benefit of posterity and hoarded their papers so carefully that the whole history of the United States, recounted mainly by their descendants, has often appeared to be the history of New England writ large.”

― Edmund Morgan

“My thinking has always been that the worst problem we have with regard to lack of inclusion is the terribly low labor force participation rates and terribly high unemployment rates of young men, especially young men in ethnic minority groups and, in particular, young black men.”

― Edmund Phelps

“Stronger by weakness, wiser men become.”

― Edmund Waller

“Paradoxically, since gay men rarely have gay parents, cultural transmission must come from friends or strangers (a problem since the generations so seldom mix in gay life).”

― Edmund White

“Women and gay men have something in common after all: in that they are trying to deal with this goofy egotistical monster called a man.”

― Edmund White

“I can remember in the late 1980s and early 1990s how many men with AIDS I saw everywhere in Key West. There were hospices and medical supply stores geared to people with AIDS. It seemed that every sick man who could afford it had headed for the warmth and the tranquillity and the gay-friendliness of the island.”

― Edmund White

“I have some women friends but I prefer men. Don’t trust women. There is a built-in competition between women.”

― Edna O’Brien

“Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.”

― Edna St. Vincent Millay

“The process is intense and the producers, who are intelligent men, are bringing in new people for a fresh look at a complicated project that has been in the making for 10 years.”

― Ednita Nazario

“Artists like Bach and Beethoven erected churches and temples on the heights. I only wanted… to build dwellings for men in which they might feel happy and at home.”

― Edvard Grieg

“No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.”

― Edvard Munch

“The rich man who gives, steals twice over. First he steals the money and then the hearts of men.”

― Edvard Munch

“The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other – instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.”

― Edward Abbey

“Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.”

― Edward Abbey

“Grown men do not need leaders.”

― Edward Abbey

“I had male breast cancer and had dual radical modified mastectomy, and I’ve spent a lot of time working with the Susan G. Komen foundation to make men aware of male breast cancer – if you have breast tissue, you can have breast cancer.”

― Edward Brooke

“Even if severe wounds are given, the Indian has many chances in his favor, for his organization is somewhat different from that of white men, and he recovers easily from wounds that would kill any European outright.”

― Edward Burnett Tylor

“Actors are con men and con men are actors.”

― Edward Burns

“Where there had been only jeers or taunts at first, crowds come to listen with serious and sympathetic men.”

― Edward Carpenter

“Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy.”

― Edward Dahlberg

“The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent.”

― Edward Dahlberg

“How indifferent are men to this carpenter or that fisherman, who has no word to speak of adventure or of wealth, but has only the word of God to proclaim, and has no credentials but that he comes in the name of the Lord.”

― Edward Everett Hale

“Thrones, dominations, principalities know now with a terrible certainty that mere force of arms has no power which compares with that living word of the crucified Nazarene, that bears with it Eternal Life, and directs the duty of a world of men whom he can lead, but who bend no knee to power.”

― Edward Everett Hale

“Do well what you do. And do it conscious that you ought to be leaders among men.”

― Edward Everett Hale

“God bless the Union; – it is dearer to us for the blood of brave men which has been shed in its defence.”

― Edward Everett

“Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.”

― Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.”

― Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“Instead of a few hundreds of thousands of men meeting each other in war, millions would now meet, and modern weapons would multiply manifold the power of destruction.”

― Edward Grey

“Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run.”

― Edward Hoagland

“Men of prayer, before anything else, are indispensable to the furtherance of the kingdom of God on earth. No other sort will fit in the scheme or do the deed. Men, great and influential in other things but small in prayer, cannot do the work Almighty God has set out for His Church to do in this, His world.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“God’s plan is to make much of the man, far more of him than of anything else. Men are God’s method. The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men – men of prayer.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“The preachers who gain mighty results for God are the men who have prevailed in their pleadings with God ere venturing to plead with men.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Men who pray are, in reality, the only religious men, and it takes a full-measured man to pray.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“In doing God’s work, there is no substitute for praying. The men of prayer cannot be displaced with other kinds of men.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“The men to whom Jesus Christ committed the fortunes and destiny of His Church were men of prayer. To no other kind of men has God ever committed Himself in this world.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Leaders in the realm of religious activity are to be judged by their praying habits and not by their money or social position. Those who must be placed in the forefront of the Church’s business must be, first of all, men who know how to pray.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“In all God’s plans for human redemption, He proposes that men pray. The men are to pray in every place, in the church, in the closet, in the home, on sacred days and on secular days.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“The sanctity of prayer is needed to impregnate business. We need the spirit of Sunday carried over to Monday and continued until Saturday. But this cannot be done by prayerless men, but by men of prayer.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Praying men are God’s agents on earth, the representative of government of Heaven, set to a specific task on the earth.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved.”

― Edward R. Murrow

“Human education is concerned with certain changes in the intellects, characters and behavior of men, its problems being roughly included under these four topics: Aims, materials, means and methods.”

― Edward Thorndike

“Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.”

― Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

“Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it.”

― Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

“Most men’s anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.”

― Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

“Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it.”

― Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

“Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.”

― Edward Young

“All men think that all men are mortal but themselves.”

― Edward Young

“All men think all men mortal, but themselves.”

― Edward Young

“I met a lot of women in the military with Meg Ryan, and they were remarkably impressive: Competent and strong and not versions of men, but versions of women. And they had stories to tell about how difficult it had been for them.”

― Edward Zwick

“In my experience of the men of action I have met – whether from the Second World War or Iraq or Vietnam – they often had to do things that they would rather not reflect upon afterwards. This is perhaps one reason why the story of the Bielskis remained untold for so long.”

― Edward Zwick

“If you take away scale, the nature of the story changes. I made a joke the other day: if I were to try to make ‘Glory’ now, rather than be about a regiment, it would be about a platoon. It would be seven men in the woods rather than all the men on the beach.”

― Edward Zwick

“’Milk’ doesn’t imply that all gay men who stayed in the closet were cowards.”

― Edward Zwick

“As we began to read more and more journals of men who had been in the Civil War and then been in the Indian Wars, we realized there was a whole universe of men whose souls had been shattered, whose lives had been utterly destroyed by what they had to do.”

― Edward Zwick

“The ronin were those masterless men who roamed around, and yet they found themselves getting involved in circumstances they hadn’t expected.”

― Edward Zwick

“In my experience, the men of World War II, the vets of Vietnam, even guys coming back from Iraq, are loath to talk about their experiences. And the survivors of the Holocaust, particularly, are often very close-mouthed about their stories, even to their own children.”

― Edward Zwick

“He knows much of what men paint themselves would blister in the light of what they are.”

― Edwin Arlington Robinson

“The Braintrust developed organically out of the rare working relationship among the five men who led and edited the production of ‘Toy Story’ – John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich, and Joe Ranft.”

― Edwin Catmull

“At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.”

― Edwin Hubbel Chapin

“Neutral men are the devil’s allies.”

― Edwin Hubbel Chapin

“Inconsistencies in men are generally testimony to their immaturity.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Reasonable men adapt to the world around them; unreasonable men make the world adapt to them. The world is changed by unreasonable men.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Mediocre men work at their best; men seeking excellence strive to do better.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Men cannot make Scripture conform to their lifestyle; they must make their lifestyle conform to Scripture.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Men and women have strengths that complement each other.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Men are limited by the knowledge of their minds, the worth of their characters and the principles upon which they are building their lives.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Men tend to feel threatened; women tend to feel guilty.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“It is doubtless true that men are bad because they are unhappy. If anyone could give them real happiness, the happiness of brotherhood, they would all want to live the true and brotherly life.”

― Edwin Markham

“My grammar school caught on to the fact that the reason I was falling asleep in class was that I was doing working men’s clubs till 10 or 11 at nights. My mother was told I shouldn’t do it anymore. Of course, I was bringing in money to the family, so nobody liked hearing that.”

― Eileen Atkins

“I suppose you could say that I majored in men and minored in psychology.”

― Eileen Ford

“Older men get lovable, and older women get monstrous.”

― Eileen Myles

“If the poetry world celebrate its female stars at the true level of their productivity and influence, poetry would wind up being a largely female world, and the men would leave.”

― Eileen Myles

“Certainly in the arts, in all genres, I think that men should step away. I think men should stop writing books. I think men should stop making movies or television. Say, for 50 to 100 years.”

― Eileen Myles

“My last audition for ‘Baby Driver,’ I had to meet with Jon Hamm and go through the scenes. I was a bit nervous: ‘What if Jon Hamm dislikes me? This is the end.’ I also watched ‘Mad Men’ religiously, so that didn’t help with my nerves.”

― Eiza Gonzalez

“It’s really hard to have your voice heard in a man’s world. People are always comparing women and bringing them down – that, I’m completely against. We have an obligation as women to not pit ourselves against each other, because men are going to do it for us.”

― Eiza Gonzalez

“When Peace Corps was first proposed, some in Congress assumed that only men would be volunteers.”

― Elaine Chao

“For most people, they only thing they know about bobsled is ‘Cool Runnings.’ Well, ‘Cool Runnings’ was, of course, four men in a bobsled, and four-man is considered the highlight of our sport. It’s what everybody knows. It’s what everybody watches. And it’s the big dog of our sport.”

― Elana Meyers

“Even though concussions affect women more often than men, there’s not a lot of concussion research about women specifically. You can slip and fall and hit your head and have a concussion. And unless you know what to do, and unless you’re able to take the right steps, you may not be able to recover.”

― Elana Meyers

“There is a stigma in our sport that men are the better drivers. People think that, because the men compete in two-man and four-man, they are more versatile and that the women aren’t great drivers.”

― Elana Meyers

“When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It’s a whole different way of thinking.”

― Elayne Boosler

“I know what men want. Men want to be really, really close to someone who will leave them alone.”

― Elayne Boosler

“My ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for forty years because even in biblical times, men would not stop to ask for directions.”

― Elayne Boosler

“I don’t categorize myself. I don’t think I’m perceived as a female act by my audience. My fans include just as many men as women.”

― Elayne Boosler

“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“Men are only as great as they are kind.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“Often, the disparities in the ways men and women are treated are subtle; there are not these clear barriers that you have to break down.”

― Eleanor Clift

“Men without jobs do not form families.”

― Eleanor Holmes Norton

“I didn’t want to get married. What I knew of most men was something I didn’t want any part of. I just wanted to work on my career.”

― Eleanor Mondale

“I make bad choices. I’ve got such dodgy tastes in men.”

― Eleanor Mondale

“Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“I do not fight against men, but against the system that is sexist.”

― Elfriede Jelinek

“I seek to cast an incorruptible gaze on women, especially where they are the accomplices of men.”

― Elfriede Jelinek

“Most religions do not make men better, only warier.”

― Elias Canetti

“One thing you don’t get to see too often on regular WWE television is the men and women interacting. The women have their storylines, and the men have theirs, and there’s not too much overlap.”

― Elias

“Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.”

― Elie Wiesel

“Turkey is a complex country. Most readers are women, of all generations, and they are passionate about books. However, the written culture is mostly patriarchal. In general, men write; women read. I would like to see this pattern changing. More women should write novels, poems, plays, and hopefully, more men will read fiction.”

― Elif Safak

“Cruelty to men and to the lower animals as well, which would have passed unnoticed a century ago, now shocks the sensibilities and is regarded as wicked and degrading.”

― Elihu Root

“Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning men who ought to be shot.”

― Elihu Root

“Gradually, everything that happens in the world is coming to be of interest everywhere in the world, and, gradually, thoughtful men and women everywhere are sitting in judgment upon the conduct of all nations.”

― Elihu Root

“Nobody knows through how many thousands of years fighting men have made a place for themselves while the weak and peaceable have gone to the wall.”

― Elihu Root

“The law of the survival of the fittest led inevitably to the survival and predominance of the men who were effective in war and who loved it because they were effective.”

― Elihu Root

“There is so much of good in human nature that men grow to like each other upon better acquaintance, and this points to another way in which we may strive to promote the peace of the world.”

― Elihu Root

“Men do not fail; they give up trying.”

― Elihu Root

“Abolitionists believe that, as all men are born free, so all who are now held as slaves in this country were born free, and that they are slaves now is the sin, not of those who introduced the race into this country, but of those, and those alone, who now hold them and have held them in slavery from their birth.”

― Elijah Parish Lovejoy

“I auditioned for ‘Mad Men.’ I auditioned for ‘Top of the Lake.’ I obviously auditioned for ‘West Wing,’ so I still get excited when I get offered stuff. Like, a part of me thinks, ‘They think I can do it! That’s awesome!’ And that’s a part of me I have to squash; otherwise, I would do everything just because people gave it to me.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“It’s a great dynamic. The dynamic between men and women in the workplace is really interesting.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“I don’t think any of us could have possibly anticipated how successful Mad Men has been. When we were working on the pilot, we loved it. We thought it was special. We hoped and prayed it’d be a success. But, we didn’t count on it.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“Men and women are both humans, so, for me, that makes my characters and the work that I do human stories.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“I spent seven seasons on ‘Mad Men,’ playing what became considered a very feminist character.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“My mom had started to go to work when I was nine or ten, so I was aware of women trying to find their own identities by working. But I was still influenced by men to such an extreme. I wanted to play their games and wanted to compete in their world and be like them.”

― Elisabeth Shue

“I’m looking for men who can give me security.”

― Elisabetta Canalis

“I have always seen cold and controlled men as the right ones for me.”

― Elisabetta Canalis

“American men are more open, they are readier to express their emotions, but they also get frightened easily. Italians are used to drama. For us, arguing, shouting is perfectly normal – for them it is inconceivable.”

― Elisabetta Canalis

“We ask our brave men and women in uniform to risk everything to protect us.”

― Elise Stefanik

“The North Country of New York is a region steeped in rich military tradition. Our corner of this country stands out for the remarkable tradition of brave men and women putting themselves in harm’s way for our nation.”

― Elise Stefanik

“Our country is eternally grateful for the sacrifices our men and women in uniform make each day.”

― Elise Stefanik

“I pick good women, but I haven’t had any luck with my men.”

― Elizabeth Arden

“Most men I know rely on women to do all the literal dirty work.”

― Elizabeth Banks

“I can hang with the dudes because I love beef and baseball and driving fast and flirting. I understand where men are coming from, and I’m interested in typically male endeavors. But I can also wear the short skirt and cheerlead.”

― Elizabeth Banks

“For tis not in mere death that men die most.”

― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“I have not been in a book club where there were any men, and I have not, in fact, heard of book groups that were mixed.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“Not being as self-contained as men, we need to share things: It’s almost as though you only know what you feel about things after you share them with a woman.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.”

― Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“The cinematography and the conditions in which ‘Meru’ was filmed drew me to the project. It’s remarkable to think that everything in the film is real; these three men set out to attempt this impossible climb and to film it at the same time.”

― Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

“As we celebrate Labor Day, we honor the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers’ rights, which are so critical to our strong and successful labor force.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“We owe it to our service men and women and their families, who sacrificed so much for our country, to find out the answers they deserve and make care and treatment for them, their children, and their grandchildren a priority.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“Hindu nationalist outfits like the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh perpetuate a false notion of the ‘love jihad’ – the false idea that young Muslim men are making Hindu girls fall in love with them to trick them into converting to Islam.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“I think there is this cliche of Indian men who want a forward-thinking girlfriend but a traditional wife. I think that creates tension in a marriage.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“Men go into marriage with virtually no expectations whatsoever. Ten years later, the men are delightfully surprised to find out that it’s actually kind of nice, and the women have sort of had to take a nose dive from what they thought it was going to be.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

“At first, I was called a quack, a charlatan, and worse, year after year, in Australia, England and the United States, by men who simply refused to believe that a nurse from ‘the bush’ could devise a treatment which succeeded where they had failed.”

― Elizabeth Kenny

“I think that those kinds of lessons are so deeply ingrained in our society that we don’t even realize that it is creepy or that men are not taking ‘no’ for an answer. It’s deemed romantic to keep pursuing after a woman has said ‘no.’”

― Elizabeth Lail

“There are a lot of women screenwriters, but they are obviously outnumbered by men. And it still is a very much male-dominated industry.”

― Elizabeth Meriwether

“If women ran Hollywood, ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ would have a ‘Men in Entertainment’ issue every year, and those jerks would have to write something.”

― Elizabeth Meriwether

“Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.”

― Elizabeth Taylor

“I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up. It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get.”

― Elizabeth Taylor

“I’ve only slept with men I’ve been married to. How many women can make that claim?”

― Elizabeth Taylor

“The men have piled up in my past, have fallen trenchantly through my life, like an avalanche that doesn’t mean to kill but is going to bury me alive just the same.”

― Elizabeth Wurtzel

“I am baffled by men. When they want me, I don’t want them; when I want them, they don’t want me.”

― Elizabeth Wurtzel

“There is only one valid species of voyage, which is walk towards the men.”

― Ella Maillart

“To sin by silence, when we should protest, Makes cowards out of men.”

― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.”

― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes, and men grow better as the world grows old.”

― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Men who love their mothers treat women wonderfully. And they have enormous respect for women.”

― Ellen Barkin

“It’s no stretch to picture me standing next to Al Pacino or Robert De Niro. Those are ethnic New York men. I’m an ethnic New York girl. Everybody has their limitations. I mean, I should never be cast as Queen Elizabeth.”

― Ellen Barkin

“There’s no doubt that the patriarchy that we live in also controls the movie industry. The heads of the studios are men, and it’s reflected in the scripts they buy and the work that gets made.”

― Ellen Burstyn

“I do like men and I had, you know, a guy in high school that I wanted to marry desperately. He’s the mayor of some small town in Texas. I could be the mayor’s wife right now.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“The greatest want of the world is the want of men – men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.”

― Ellen G. White

“Whatsoever is done out of pure love, be it ever so little or contemptible in the sight of men, is wholly fruitful; for God measures more with how much love one worketh, than the amount he doeth.”

― Ellen G. White

“Do not borrow the productions of other men’s brains and pens and recite them as a lesson; but make the most of the talents, the brain power, that God has given you.”

― Ellen G. White

“Ministers of God’s choosing are engaged in a great work. They are warring not merely against men, but Satan and his angels.”

― Ellen G. White

“Who can measure the love Christ felt for a lost world, as he hung upon the cross, suffering for the sins of guilty men? This love was immeasurable. It was infinite.”

― Ellen G. White

“I see in Jesus matchless charms. I see in Him everything to be desired by the children of men.”

― Ellen G. White

“Women are one of the Almighty’s enigmas to prove to men that He knows more than they do.”

― Ellen Glasgow

“There wouldn’t be half as much fun in the world if it weren’t for children and men, and there ain’t a mite of difference between them under the skins.”

― Ellen Glasgow

“The women’s movement was always going to work in two parts. With one part, we’d break open the doors that were closed to women, and with the other part, we’d walk through, transforming society for men and women. Turns out it was a lot easier to open the doors.”

― Ellen Goodman

“As more men become more educated and women get educated, the value system has to be more enhanced and the respect for human dignity and human life is made better.”

― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“Ambition has developed into a passion which drives women, as well as men, to great works – and small deeds. Formerly competitors in the race for men, they are now competing in the race for social tasks and distinctions.”

― Ellen Key

“Everything, everything in war is barbaric… But the worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being.”

― Ellen Key

“I hate how box-office failures are blamed on an actress, yet I don’t see a box-office failure blamed on men.”

― Ellen Page

“I think a lot of the time in films, men get roles where they create their own destiny and women are just tools, supporters for that.”

― Ellen Page

“Our brave men and women are fighting around the world and they deserve relief.”

― Ellen Tauscher

“My approach to being a self-taught programmer was to find out who was smart and who would be helpful, and these were – these are both men and women. And without learning from my co-workers, I never could’ve gone on in the profession as long as I did.”

― Ellen Ullman

“It will not work to keep asking men to change. Many have no real objective to do so. There’s no reward for them. Why should they change? They’re doing well inside the halls of coding.”

― Ellen Ullman

“I broke into the ranks of computing in the early 1980s, when women were just starting to poke their shoulder pads through crowds of men. There was no legal protection against ‘hostile environments for women.’”

― Ellen Ullman

“Men are wary of me because they know, by listening to my music, that a relationship with me will be quite deep.”

― Ellie Goulding

“Men, who certainly possess not only the savvy but also the know-how to be funny, for some reason, are just not. I began to notice this at a pretty young age, and unfortunately, a lifetime of living – and not a little bit of regret – hasn’t done much to convince me otherwise.”

― Ellie Kemper

“It often seemed like we had become a nation where the only heroes were rock singers and ball players and that there were no large men of probity who could be called upon for the task.”

― Elliot Richardson

“Henry M. Jackson, congressman and senator from 1941 until his death in 1983, achieved far greater renown than most legislators, ran for president in 1972 and 1976, and was for much of the 1970s and 1980s one of the most powerful men in America.”

― Elliott Abrams

“This nation was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the principle – among others – that honest men may honestly disagree; that if they all say what they think, a majority of the people will be able to distinguish truth from error.”

― Elmer Davis

“There is an increasing demand that the president and Secretary Hull get rid of the unteachable group in the State Department of men who have not learned, after ten years of experience, that appeasement has never worked anywhere, at any time.”

― Elmer Davis

“Men and women of high professional standing have been reduced to the status of vagrants.”

― Elmer Rice

“I think it is childish for men to joke about women’s clothes, to make fun of our hats, to complain over the cost of a good fur coat.”

― Elsa Schiaparelli

“I get more disgusted with men all the time – particularly traveling Americans. They start out on a trip to Europe and never bother to pack a dinner jacket. This is not only stupid – it’s bad manners.”

― Elsa Schiaparelli

“Women can learn from men and improve their ‘chic.’ A man wouldn’t think of wearing a tight shoe or one that didn’t harmonize with his suit.”

― Elsa Schiaparelli

“Many men admire strong women, but they don’t love them.”

― Elsa Schiaparelli

“Men have to be freed from the tortures of heavy clothing that covers everything but the face and hands.”

― Elsa Schiaparelli

“Women hear rhythm differently than men.”

― Elvis Costello

“Muhammad Ali inside the ring and Muhammad Ali outside the ring were totally different men; his abrasive, magnetic daring and infectious self-love outside the ring galvanized the world and distracted many from his sniper’s precision. He was a heavyweight with the fluttering gracefulness of a middleweight.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“You can’t ignore the Asian and Hispanic populations in L.A. We can let audiences know independent film is not just about white men.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“The army teaches boys to think like men.”

― Elvis Presley

“The author of McCarthyism was given the distinction of addressing the Republican National Convention. This strikes terror in the hearts of honest men.”

― Emanuel Celler

“Communism feeds on aggression, hatred, and the imprisonment of men’s minds and souls. This shall not take root in the United States.”

― Emanuel Celler

“For the judgment was accomplished not only upon all the men of the Christian church, but also upon all who are called Mohammedans, and, moreover, upon all the Gentiles in the whole world.”

― Emanuel Swedenborg

“That all who have ever been born men from the beginning of creation, and are deceased, are either in heaven or in hell, follows from those things which have been said and shown in the preceding article, namely, that Heaven and Hell are from the human race.”

― Emanuel Swedenborg

“The act of exploring what the men are, and moreover the separation of the good from the evil, is visitation; and the good are then removed, and the evil are left behind.”

― Emanuel Swedenborg

“To have dominion by religion, is to have dominion over men’s souls, thus over their very spiritual life, and to use the Divine things, which are in their religion, as the means.”

― Emanuel Swedenborg

“Torment, for some men, is a need, an appetite, and an accomplishment.”

― Emil Cioran

“We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.”

― Emil Zatopek

“Men, today we die a little.”

― Emil Zatopek

“It’s at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.”

― Emil Zatopek

“There are two types of men: the great and the small.”

― Emile Durkheim

“It is science, and not religion, which has taught men that things are complex and difficult to understand.”

― Emile Durkheim

“That men have an interest in knowing the world which surrounds them, and consequently that their reflection should have been applied to it at an early date, is something that everyone will readily admit.”

― Emile Durkheim

“It is inadmissible that systems of ideas like religions, which have held so considerable a place in history, and to which, in all times, men have come to receive the energy which they must have to live, should be made up of a tissue of illusions.”

― Emile Durkheim

“Men have been obliged to make for themselves a notion of what religion is, long before the science of religions started its methodical comparisons.”

― Emile Durkheim

“There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman.”

― Emile Zola

“The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.”

― Emile Zola

“One of the shows I would very much love to be a part of is ‘Mad Men’ – walking around that office.”

― Emilia Clarke

“The girlfriend roles that we are usually offered are nearly always just kind and supportive. So it is refreshing for women and for men to see something different.”

― Emily Beecham

“One big part of Movember is raising awareness for men’s health. A lot of people gotten involved found out members of their extended families had had prostate cancer.”

― Emily Calandrelli

“It’s impossible to put a video online without hoards of anonymous men picking apart your appearance or saying especially cruel things. It works to silence women who shouldn’t be scared of sharing their opinions with others.”

― Emily Calandrelli

“The men resent a woman getting any honour in what they consider is essentially their field. Men painters mostly despise women painters. So I have decided to stop squirming, to throw any honour in with Canada and women.”

― Emily Carr

“Every time I sit down with a powerful working mom, I wrestle with whether to ask the ‘mom question.’ I don’t want to be part of perpetuating a double standard by asking women in business a question that men are not asked.”

― Emily Chang

“Like Hollywood, Washington, and New York City, Silicon Valley is in a moral crisis after a litany of revelations about predatory behavior by powerful men.”

― Emily Chang

“’Something Borrowed’ was initially titled ‘Rolling the Dice,’ but my editor said it sounded like a men’s gambling memoir.”

― Emily Giffin

“Darcy, the heroine of ‘Something Blue,’ is quite shallow and opinionated. At one point, she commented that she dislikes ‘gingers,’ i.e., men with red hair. I received several emails from fiery redheads who said they were offended by ‘my’ comments. I had to remind them that it is fiction.”

― Emily Giffin

“A dark and terrible side of this sense of community of interests is the fear of a horrible common destiny which in these days of atomic weapons darkens men’s minds all around the globe.”

― Emily Greene Balch

“Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society.”

― Emily Greene Balch

“I was taught to do math and read at the same time. So you’re six years old, you’re reading ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ and it becomes rapidly obvious that there are only two kinds of men in the world: dwarves and Prince Charmings. And the odds are seven is to one against your finding the prince. That’s why little girls don’t do math.”

― Emily Levine

“Clearly, products for women are not as well scrutinized as products for men. It appears they never tested the implants in breast tissue and that they received decades of complaints from women. It’s the kind of stuff that makes you want to scream!”

― Emily Martin

“Every woman, whether or not they’re comfortable with the term ‘feminist,’ probably wants to be equal to men, and that is fundamentally what feminism is about.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“Generally, I just think there is a real lacking in men knowing how to hit on women.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“I love men’s butts.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“It’s absurd to think that desire for attention doesn’t drive both women and men. Why are women scrutinized for it more, then?”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“I don’t know what it is, but French men love me.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“I think always what happens when you ask men questions on the red carpet, it’s always based on what projects they’re working on, whatever they’re about, rather than this, ‘Give us little tips for all of us women’… because we’re all the same. Questions should just be more individual.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“In my experience as a therapist and as a friend, it seems that the majority of the breakup resources available are for women and not men. Women, who tend to be more vocal about their emotional struggles, are the squeaky wheel that gets the grease from friends, from online communities, from books, and from therapeutic approaches.”

― Emily V. Gordon

“Women are encouraged to go on an emotional journey of self-care after a divorce, while men are expected to need help learning how to cook and parent on their own.”

― Emily V. Gordon

“Men – not all men but a good majority of the ones I have known and worked with – tend to think of difficult situations in their lives as problems that need to be solved.”

― Emily V. Gordon

“If a show is wickedly, hugely popular, like ‘Mad Men,’ I assume that the masses, in their infinite inferiority to me, don’t know what good TV is and that everyone is just brainwashed.”

― Emily V. Gordon

“Men don’t have as many difficulties and are more supported to combine the different aspects of their life.”

― Emma Bonino

“To be honest, the piece of clothing from a man’s wardrobe I wear most often, to bed and around the house, is my boyfriend’s underwear. I think it’s infinitely unfair that women are compelled to wear underwear with a comfort factor of zero whilst men stroll around in essentially the most comfortable item of clothing ever made.”

― Emma Ishta

“I like men who style themselves so that I can tell they give a damn about how they present themselves, but not too much as to say that’s probably what they care about most.”

― Emma Ishta

“We need men and women to sit down and talk to each other about sex honestly and openly. That would help us fight Aids so immediately. But our lack of communication is hugely problematic.”

― Emma Thompson

“In terms of men I fancy, I think the actor James Franco is gorgeous. But I find it odd to be described as a sex symbol myself.”

― Emma Watson

“It’s football – fans are passionate about it, and sometimes it’s difficult for players to take, but we are good men, and we all make mistakes, and we are footballers.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“My responsibility will be to unite all the women and men ready to take on the tremendous challenges which are waiting for us, and to act.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“I think my best work has been in France with great men. It’s been my great fortune to work with really great men – with Olivier Assayas, Raoul Ruiz, Jacques Rivette. I am tutored by them.”

― Emmanuelle Beart

“There’s a lot of good roles for men, always, and for very young girls. But for women, not so many.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“I have made speeches urging women to adopt methods of rebellion such as have been adopted by men in every revolution.”

― Emmeline Pankhurst

“You must make women count as much as men; you must have an equal standard of morals; and the only way to enforce that is through giving women political power so that you can get that equal moral standard registered in the laws of the country. It is the only way.”

― Emmeline Pankhurst

“Men make the moral code and they expect women to accept it. They have decided that it is entirely right and proper for men to fight for their liberties and their rights, but that it is not right and proper for women to fight for theirs.”

― Emmeline Pankhurst

“I have not personally suffered from the deprivations, the bitterness and sorrow which bring so many men and women to a realisation of social injustice.”

― Emmeline Pankhurst

“Solitary confinement is too terrible a punishment to inflict on any human being, no matter what his crime. Hardened criminals in the men’s prisons, it is said, often beg for the lash instead.”

― Emmeline Pankhurst

“The militancy of men, through all the centuries, has drenched the world with blood. The militancy of women has harmed no human life save the lives of those who fought the battle of righteousness.”

― Emmeline Pankhurst

“Every principle of liberty enunciated in any civilized country on earth, with very few exceptions, was intended entirely for men, and when women tried to force the putting into practice of these principles, for women, then they discovered they had come into a very, very unpleasant situation indeed.”

― Emmeline Pankhurst

“I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don’t seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper.”

― Emo Philips

“Clericalism has rendered some of Ireland’s brightest, most privileged and powerful men either unwilling or unable to address the horrors cited in the Ryan and Murphy Reports.”

― Enda Kenny

“I do like rude jokes. They’re men jokes.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I think obviously the men’s game has a greater emphasis on physique and strength and speed. The women’s game can be quite skilful and tactical by comparison.”

― Eniola Aluko

“When black men become millionaires and can buy expensive homes for their families, it infuriates people who cherish the social construct where white people are at the top and people of other ethnic backgrounds are below.”

― Eniola Aluko

“People have been very quick to judge young black players on their lifestyles and then when they go on to win the World Cup, to take league titles or score goals they’re all of a sudden changed men. They haven’t changed, people are just choosing to see them in a different way.”

― Eniola Aluko

“Listen: women lie, men lie, but numbers don’t lie, guy.”

― Enzo Amore

“Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.”

― Epictetus

“If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.”

― Epicurus

“It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.”

― Epicurus

“There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.”

― Epicurus

“On Memorial Day, I don’t want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live.”

― Eric Burdon

“It’s taken me to be an older guy, an old man, to have an old man’s voice. Because I only liked old men’s voices. As a kid, I didn’t like pip-squeaked singers.”

― Eric Clapton

“I like guys who, no matter what, are men.”

― Eric Dane

“’No Country for Old Men’ was epic.”

― Eric Fellner

“The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets.”

― Eric Hoffer

“It is remarkable by how much a pinch of malice enhances the penetrating power of an idea or an opinion. Our ears, it seems, are wonderfully attuned to sneers and evil reports about our fellow men.”

― Eric Hoffer

“Men weary as much of not doing the things they want to do as of doing the things they do not want to do.”

― Eric Hoffer

“Take away hatred from some people, and you have men without faith.”

― Eric Hoffer

“I guess working on ‘Mad Men’ turned me onto AMC and really got me watching the network, and so with that I got a good idea of the type of show they like to produce.”

― Eric Ladin

“Overall, women are a lot more fun to work with than a bunch of men.”

― Eric Mabius

“Look, half the men who signed the Declaration of Independence were either in debt or bankrupt. The remaining half, most of them lost all their possessions. The only reason Monticello didn’t get burned to the ground was that the British patrol missed the road.”

― Eric Massa

“Unfortunately, with men’s health, we don’t talk about it enough, and prostate cancer gets lost in the conversation.”

― Eric McCormack

“Young men, more than anything, need good role models in their lives.”

― Eric Metaxas

“America is fundamentally exceptional. No one in the history of the world had ever done anything to compare with what the Founders did, creating a fragile mechanism by which men and women could actually govern themselves.”

― Eric Metaxas

“God gave men and women work to do in the Garden before the Fall.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Men and women are complements to each other, physically and otherwise.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Created in the awesome image of God, men and women know that life has a meaning beyond ‘eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.’”

― Eric Metaxas

“It has always been my understanding that the brave men and women who fought and died for our country did so to ensure that we could live in a fair and free society, which includes the right to speak out in protest.”

― Eric Reid

“New Yorkers must be able to trust the men and women of the NYPD. They must come forward to report crimes. And they must come forward as witnesses.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“The difference between the men and the boys in politics is, and always has been, that the boys want to be something, while the men want to do something.”

― Eric Sevareid

“Men want power in order to do something. Boys want power in order to be something.”

― Eric Sevareid

“I don’t think I could keep my position as a well-standing man in the world if I thought there were roles for men and women.”

― Eric Stonestreet

“For some men, the inflammation of their arteries is a result of really low good cholesterol.”

― Eric Topol

“Vests are flair for men. It’s one of the few ways men can accent themselves in a formal yet fun fashion.”

― Eric Wareheim

“Baltimore, it’s been an amazing place and experience. It’s opened my eyes a little bit just of other organizations. I’m proud to be a part of this team, proud to be part of this group of men that really challenged each other, never pointed the fingers, never turned our backs on each other.”

― Eric Weddle

“Let’s face it: Some of us need our burly men to come rescue us.”

― Erica Durance

“Men have always detested women’s gossip because they suspect the truth: their measurements are being taken and compared.”

― Erica Jong

“Men and women, women and men. It will never work.”

― Erica Jong

“Sexism kind of predisposes us to see men’s work as more important than women’s, and it is a problem, I guess, as writers, we have to change.”

― Erica Jong

“The old man, of whom we know how he has become what he is, is more of an individual than the young man; for it is only in the course of an eventful life that men are differentiated into full individuality.”

― Erich Auerbach

“The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.”

― Erich Fromm

“The later it gets the more disturbed the city becomes. I go with Albert through the streets. Men are standing in groups at every corner. Rumours are flying. It is said that the military have already fired on a procession of demonstrating workers.”

― Erich Maria Remarque

“Fay has spirituality too, but she also has that very real sex appeal that takes hold of the hearts of men.”

― Erich von Stroheim

“Men have always shown a dim knowledge of their better potentialities by paying homage to those purest leaders who taught the simplest and most inclusive rules for an undivided mankind.”

― Erik Erikson

“There is something about the name Berlin that evokes an image of men in hats and long coats standing under streetlamps on rainy nights.”

― Erik Larson

“I have run from a lot of relationships in favor of being alone. And I tend to find men who use their money and status as a dating tool to be unattractive.”

― Erin Foster

“What’s with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?”

― Erma Bombeck

“Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?”

― Ernest Gaines

“There will always be men struggling to change, and there will always be those who are controlled by the past.”

― Ernest Gaines

“There are men who would quickly love each other if once they were speak to each other; for when they spoke they would discover that their souls had only separated by phantoms and delusions.”

― Ernest Hello

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“A writer of fiction is really… a congenital liar who invents from his own knowledge or that of other men.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“From the beginning of the Radiation Laboratory, I have had the rare good fortune of being in the center of a group of men of high ability, enthusiastic and completely devoted to scientific pursuits.”

― Ernest Lawrence

“He whom God has touched will always be a being apart: he is, whatever he may do, a stranger among men; he is marked by a sign.”

― Ernest Renan

“As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection, and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles. If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.”

― Ernest Renan

“To conceive the good, in fact, is not sufficient; it must be made to succeed among men. To accomplish this less pure paths must be followed.”

― Ernest Renan

“The greatest men of a nation are those it puts to death.”

― Ernest Renan

“I called to the other men that the sky was clearing, and then a moment later I realized that what I had seen was not a rift in the clouds but the white crest of an enormous wave.”

― Ernest Shackleton

“At each of these northern posts there were interesting experiences in store for me, as one who had read all the books of northern travel and dreamed for half a lifetime of the north; and that was – almost daily meeting with famous men.”

― Ernest Thompson Seton

“But say some, would you expose woman to the contact of rough, rude, drinking, swearing, fighting men at the ballot box? What a humiliating confession lies in this plea for keeping woman in the background!”

― Ernestine Rose

“Much is said about the burdens and responsibilities of married men. Responsibilities indeed there are, if they but felt them: but as to burdens what are they?”

― Ernestine Rose

“War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth.”

― Ernie Pyle

“The men are walking. They are fifty feet apart, for dispersal. Their walk is slow, for they are dead weary, as you can tell even when looking at them from behind. Every line and sag of their bodies speaks their inhuman exhaustion.”

― Ernie Pyle

“At that moment of realization I knew that I had been blind because I had wished not to see; it was only then that I realised, at last, that all these dead men, French and Germans, were brothers, and I was the brother of them all.”

― Ernst Toller

“Later we learned that it was one of our own men hanging on the wire. Nobody could do anything for him; two men had already tried to save him, only to be shot themselves.”

― Ernst Toller

“It’s almost like a lot of black people in America, a lot of young black men, are born with this cloud over their heads. It’s their penitentiary cloud, this philosophy we all have, that it’s harder for us.”

― Erykah Badu

“If a woman goes out with different men on different days, women only will question her character and call her all sort of names.”

― Esha Gupta

“Parents, raise your kids. Young men and women, raise your kids.”

― Estelle

“Giving more to women will, to some extent, come at the expense of men. People sometimes try to sweep that under the rug by saying you will create so much additional resources that everyone will be better off. I don’t think that’s true.”

― Esther Duflo

“The people I believed in were people like William Lever, the great philanthropic industrialist – self-made men who realised anyone could achieve.”

― Esther McVey

“My dad started off in scrap metal, real men doing men’s jobs.”

― Esther McVey

“There was a policy at Hughes against drinking at lunch, but the men ignored it.”

― Esther Williams

“Men wholly bent on wordly treasures were the dupes of their own passions, rather than deceived by the writings or pretenses of those who claimed to be Alchemists.”

― Ethan A. Hitchcock

“These men were religious when the spirit of religion was buried in forms and ceremonies, and when the priesthood had armed itself with the civil powers to put down all opposition, and suppress all freedom, intellectual, civil, and religious.”

― Ethan A. Hitchcock

“I feel very lucky. The older I get, the more I see how random everything is, the luckier I feel to have been born into this context; the more responsible I feel to be the best that I can be as a person and as a professional. That was a quality… of the men on my father’s side of the family.”

― Ethan Peck

“All the men in my life have been two things: an epic and an epidemic.”

― Ethel Waters

“And as I started reaching deeper I realized that most of the blues of that day was done by men. Women just didn’t have the nerve.”

― Etta James

“Pope Francis reminds us of Pope John XXIII because both men share the same lack of self-consciousness, and neither needs to keep his guard up through the use of psychological defenses such as rationalization, projection or intellectualization.”

― Eugene Kennedy

“When men make gods, there is no God!”

― Eugene O’Neill

“God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it.”

― Euripides

“There is the sky, which is all men’s together.”

― Euripides

“Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.”

― Euripides

“The worst is when men try too hard, because it’s not very masculine. Your outfit has to look like ‘Oh, I just grabbed that.’ Not too calculated. Jeans, a t-shirt: the simpler the better.”

― Eva Green

“I’m not really keen on men wearing perfumes. It’s just a bit wrong! I don’t find it sexy. I prefer essential oils – patchouli is nice.”

― Eva Green

“I think British men build up the idea of us French girls having some magic extra sex appeal so much, they lose their heads. I can’t really understand the whole thing – but it makes me laugh. It’s such a cliche to think all French girls are well dressed, elegant, sophisticated and sexy. Some are utter slobs, I promise you that.”

― Eva Green

“Italian men do appreciate beautiful women. They’re not afraid of the beauty, which is nice.”

― Eva Herzigova

“I find it a turnoff whenever men aren’t into some kind of sport. And, no, video games don’t count. I dated a guy who was into video games, and I wanted to shoot myself.”

― Eva Longoria

“I don’t like my men to be too ornate. I like them to stand back and let their women shine, and they should really wear the pants in the relationship.”

― Eva Mendes

“Men have no concept of how to design things for the home. Women should design the things they use.”

― Eva Zeisel

“Mothers – especially single mothers – are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation’s children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families’ well-being.”

― Evan Bayh

“Men don’t know much about women. We do know when they’re happy. We know when they’re crying, and we know when they’re pissed off. We just don’t know in what order these are gonna come at us.”

― Evan Davis

“Young men are crazy strange emotional beings.”

― Evan Glodell

“The devotion that young Chinese feel to the Internet is driven by deep factors ranging from youth unemployment and income inequality to political repression and the demographic imbalance between men and women.”

― Evan Osnos

“I do love when men wear cologne – if I get a hint of it, I want to move closer so I can smell it more.”

― Evan Rachel Wood

“I’m very proud of being a woman, and as a woman, I don’t even like the word ‘feminism’ because when I hear that word, I associate it with women trying to pretend to be men, and I’m not interested in trying to pretend to be a man. I don’t want to embrace manhood; I want to embrace my womanhood.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“When I got old enough to date, I realized that Valentine’s Day is just a commercial marketing scam to make men feel bad. So I let my boyfriends off the hook.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“I’m very picky when it comes to men. I come across a man who I’m really attracted to about once every five years.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“We decided to have the baby at home because we wanted it to be a natural birth, and it turns out that it was 30 hours of natural. Eight hours of pushing – that’s the part that men don’t understand. Women go, ‘Oh, dear, oh, dear God, eight hours of pushing?’ And the men are like, ‘Okay, eight hours of pushing.’”

― Evangeline Lilly

“I used to cry myself to sleep wishing I was ugly because of the way men leered at and disrespected me.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“Well, the tyranny of masculinity and the tyranny of patriarchy I think has been much more deadly to men than it has to women. It hasn’t killed our hearts. It’s killed men’s hearts. It’s silenced them; it’s cut them off.”

― Eve Ensler

“Unless men are active allies, we’ll never end violence against women and girls.”

― Eve Ensler

“I think all my work’s been about how do women get back into our bodies; how do men get back. We’re all disassociated.”

― Eve Ensler

“It’s easy to be famous today. People pay a million dollars to be recognized, but nobody cares about them. They cared about me because I did things other men were afraid to do. That’s why my fans identified with me. They were mostly working-class.”

― Evel Knievel

“People pay a million dollars to be recognized, but nobody cares about them. They cared about me because I did things other men were afraid to do. That’s why my fans identified with me.”

― Evel Knievel

“Once, I was going to a film event, and someone told me not to wear high heels to it. They said that it might intimidate the men. For some reason, I was ready to take their cue, but about an hour later, something in my head started ringing, and I thought, ‘That is the worst advice anybody’s ever given me.’”

― Evelyne Brochu

“Many men of science and poets have in their own manner, by various ways and means, and aided by others, sought unceasingly to create a more tolerable world for everyone.”

― Eyvind Johnson

“When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.”

― Ezra Pound

“Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.”

― Ezra Pound

“Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.”

― Ezra Pound

“The moral code of Heaven for both men and women is complete chastity before marriage and full fidelity after marriage.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“We must not lose hope. Hope is an anchor to the souls of men. Satan would have us cast away that anchor.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Many men and women in the world demonstrate great willpower and self-discipline in overcoming bad habits and the weaknesses of the flesh.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“The history of humanity has, to a large extent, been one of groping blindly in the dark, fearing for the future and yet resisting the guiding hand of inspired men who would willingly lead mankind in the path of safety.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“If we love God, do His will, and fear His judgment more than men’s, we will have self-esteem.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“The scriptures record remarkable accounts of men whose lives changed dramatically, in an instant, as it were: Alma the Younger, Paul on the road to Damascus, Enos praying far into the night, King Lamoni.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Fear of men’s judgment manifests itself in competition for men’s approval.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Reading the Book of Mormon is one of the greatest persuaders to get men on missions.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Some men are willing to die for their faith, but they are not willing to fully live for it. Christ both lived and died for us.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Sacrifice is truly the crowning test of the gospel. Men are tried and tested in this mortal probation to see if they will put first in their lives the kingdom of God.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived. It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge of their wives at which some men seem to arrive.”

― F. H. Bradley

“The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art, because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn… tired of common sense and civilization.”

― F. L. Lucas

“There are certain men and women who, from the minute they step in front of a camera, that’s exactly where they belong. Connery’s one.”

― F. Murray Abraham

“If these men decided that they have to go in there and fight, I want them to send their own children and grandchildren. I want them to not send a bunch of strangers’ kids in there to fight and die.”

― F. Murray Abraham

“Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Indeed, the existence of class, of social hierarchy, is as old as man himself. It prevails in the jungle where strength determines hierarchy; among men, it has also been savagely the same, whereby rulers vested with power through personal combat, or through lineal heritage as in the case of royalty, ravage their subjects.”

― F. Sionil Jose

“As men, we have the illusion that we run the world.”

― Fabio Lanzoni

“I had this idea that I wanted to do this mixture of visions of African American women and visions of African American men. And call it ‘The Men’ and call it ‘The Women’ and show different faces of these two people.”

― Faith Ringgold

“We’ve always been ready for female superheroes. Because women want to be them and men want to do them.”

― Famke Janssen

“They – you know, when we walked in – when I walked in with the two white men that had carried me down – and they cursed me all the way down. They would ask me questions, and when I would try to answer, they would tell me to hush.”

― Fannie Lou Hamer

“Men always fall for frigid women because they put on the best show.”

― Fanny Brice

“I never liked the men I loved and never loved the men I liked.”

― Fanny Brice

“My dad was born in 1905, and the men from that period were real men. He prepared me for the world.”

― Fantastic Negrito

“Oh, I definitely feel that women are equal to men. No doubt about that.”

― Farrah Abraham

“Women should have equal rights to men, every day.”

― Farrah Abraham

“I have a lot of passion and experience with aesthetic surgery and look forward to helping men and women all over the world.”

― Farrah Abraham

“I think there’s a lot of attractive black men.”

― Farrah Abraham

“If women’s rights are a problem for some modern Muslim men, it is neither because of the Quran nor the Prophet, nor the Islamic tradition, but simply because those rights conflict with the interests of a male elite.”

― Fatema Mernissi

“If there is one thing that the women and men of the late 20th century who have an awareness and enjoyment of history can be sure of, it is that Islam was not sent from Heaven to foster egotism and mediocrity.”

― Fatema Mernissi

“Educated women armed with computers have defeated extremists by denying them a monopoly to define cultural identity and interpret religious texts. No extremist can say that women are inferior to men without being made a laughingstock on Al Jazeera. Islam insisted on equality between everyone.”

― Fatema Mernissi

“While Muslim men describe themselves as insecure in their harems, real or imagined, Westerners describe themselves as self-assured heroes with no fears of women. The tragic dimension so present in Muslim harems – fear of women and male self-doubt – is missing in the Western harem.”

― Fatema Mernissi

“Now that Arab women are pouring into the streets by the million, men discover with dismay that they, not women, were the captives of the harem dream.”

― Fatema Mernissi

“Men are naturally barbarians, and that will remain forever. The passion, the love, and the lust is intensifying with time.”

― Fawad Khan

“A lot of men tend to mix a couple of fragrances and smell like a flower garden. Avoid!”

― Fawad Khan

“Men are irrelevant.”

― Fay Weldon

“We shelter children for a time; we live side by side with men; and that is all. We owe them nothing, and are owed nothing. I think we owe our friends more, especially our female friends.”

― Fay Weldon

“Once you reach a certain age, you realize that men aren’t as important as you once thought they were.”

― Faye Dunaway

“Many African-American men are incarcerated. And so African-American women do carry an enormous burden. And traditionally have carried a greater burden than perhaps their white counterparts.”

― Faye Wattleton

“Men are as we have always known them, neither better nor worse from the hearts of rogues there springs a latent honesty, from the depths of honest men there emerges a brutish appetite – a thirst for extermination, a desire for blood.”

― Federica Montseny

“The problem men seem to have, and women, too, is that they have this very structured idea that we should find a partner and settle down and be, you know, faithful. And yet clearly this is really, really hard for anybody to do!”

― Felicity Kendal

“The men and women of my generation are heirs to that great collective success which has been admired worldwide and of which we are so proud. It is now up to us to pass it on to the coming generations.”

― Felipe VI of Spain

“The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.”

― Felix Adler

“For more than three thousand years men have quarreled concerning the formulas of their faith.”

― Felix Adler

“The primary problem in many modernizing societies is not liberty but the creation of a legitimate public order. Men may, of course, have order without liberty, but they cannot have liberty without order.”

― Ferdinand Marcos

“All the research shows that being married, with all its ups and downs, is by far the most effective way of making young men law-abiding and giving them a sense of purpose and self-worth.”

― Ferdinand Mount

“And the blood of brave men was shed like unto the shedding of rain from a black cloud.”

― Ferdowsi

“And now may the blessing of God rest upon all men. I have told unto them the Epic of Kings, and the Epic of Kings is come to a close, and the tale of their deeds is ended.”

― Ferdowsi

“Men scream and go crazy in the gym. I’m a silent workout partner, but when my adrenaline gets up, I talk trash.”

― Fergie

“There’s a lot of females that hustle, just like men hustle.”

― Fetty Wap

“I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.”

― Fidel Castro

“The people respect and believe in men who fulfill their duty.”

― Fidel Castro

“The fact is, when men carry the same ideals in their hearts, nothing can isolate them – neither prison walls nor the sod of cemeteries. For a single memory, a single spirit, a single idea, a single conscience, a single dignity will sustain them all.”

― Fidel Castro

“Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.”

― Fidel Castro

“I’m a big fan of seeing smaller guys vs. big men.”

― Finn Balor

“Men are my bread and butter. It’s what I live for! I have no shame about that.”

― Fiona Apple

“Honestly, I get more recognized for ‘Three Men and a Little Lady’ than ‘Harry Potter’.”

― Fiona Shaw

“Most drag impersonations are a drag. But women can like Geraldine, men can like Geraldine, everyone can like Geraldine.”

― Flip Wilson

“If you want to run as fast as the men, you’ve got to train like the men.”

― Florence Griffith Joyner

“Until the mid-seventies, the traditional or classic lesbian was always a spinster and often a tweedy intellectual, with a stark glamour that titillated men and women alike. This is the woman that feminists destroyed when they pressured the media for ‘positive images’ of lesbians.”

― Florence King

“My characters do have some fantastic taste in men.”

― Florence Pugh

“If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.”

― Florynce Kennedy

“I can paint pictures, but I cannot rule men.”

― Fra Angelico

“Ultimately, we are doing the same job as the men, but I understand that we’re not filling out stadiums.”

― Fran Kirby

“Studies show that women are more likely than men to die in natural disasters. Women’s voices must be heard.”

― Frances Beinecke

“The last scene in ‘Moonlight,’ that’s one of the most extraordinary things I’ve ever seen on film in my lifetime. You see two men showing such tenderness towards each other. And it’s bold; it’s deep. It’s complex. It’s profound.”

― Frances McDormand

“The image of the unions is still not in tune with where we actually are, which is fifty-fifty men and women, with an increasing number of women at the top. I think it is changing, but I’m not complacent about this.”

― Frances O’Grady

“We hear of the wealth of nations, of the powers of production, of the demand and supply of markets, and we forget that these words mean no more, if they mean any thing, then the happiness, and the labor, and the necessities of men.”

― Frances Wright

“How are men to be secured in any rights without instruction; how to be secured in the equal exercise of those rights without equality of instruction? By instruction understand me to mean knowledge – just knowledge; not talent, not genius, not inventive mental powers.”

― Frances Wright

“In Europe, we admire grown-up women; I think men revere older women.”

― Francesca Annis

“Like other men, I have sought honours and preferment, and often have obtained them beyond my wishes or hopes. Yet never have I found in them that content which I had figured beforehand in my mind. A strong reason, if we well consider it, why we should disencumber ourselves of vain desires.”

― Francesco Guicciardini

“Conspiracies, since they cannot be engaged in without the fellowship of others, are for that reason most perilous; for as most men are either fools or knaves, we run excessive risk in making such folk our companions.”

― Francesco Guicciardini

“Wise men make more opportunities than they find.”

― Francis Bacon

“The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.”

― Francis Bacon

“Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.”

― Francis Bacon

“Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses.”

― Francis Bacon

“By indignities men come to dignities.”

― Francis Bacon

“But men must know, that in this theatre of man’s life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.”

― Francis Bacon

“Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.”

― Francis Bacon

“A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.”

― Francis Bacon

“Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.”

― Francis Bacon

“For my name and memory I leave to men’s charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.”

― Francis Bacon

“Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.”

― Francis Bacon

“The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.”

― Francis Bacon

“We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.”

― Francis Bacon

“The worst men often give the best advice.”

― Francis Bacon

“Beware prejudices. They are like rats, and men’s minds are like traps; prejudices get in easily, but it is doubtful if they ever get out.”

― Francis Jeffrey

“Men lose all the material things they leave behind them in this world, but they carry with them the reward of their charity and the alms they give. For these, they will receive from the Lord the reward and recompense they deserve.”

― Francis of Assisi

“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”

― Francis of Assisi

“Holy humility confounds pride and all the men of this world and all things that are in the world.”

― Francis of Assisi

“Every non-political human grouping of whatever kind, legal, social, religious, economic or other becomes at last political if it creates an opposition deep enough to range men against one another as enemies.”

― Francis Parker Yockey

“Four men are missing; R., Sorel and two emigrants. They set out this morning after buffalo, and have not yet made their appearance; whether killed or lost, we cannot tell.”

― Francis Parkman

“Here society is reduced to its original elements, the whole fabric of art and conventionality is struck rudely to pieces, and men find themselves suddenly brought back to the wants and resources of their original natures.”

― Francis Parkman

“We were in all four men with eight animals; for besides the spare horses led by Shaw and myself, an additional mule was driven along with us as a reserve in case of accident.”

― Francis Parkman

“Men have always need of god! A god to defend them against other men.”

― Francis Picabia

“Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery.”

― Francis Picabia

“Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we are very loath to believe what we are not able to comprehend.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“We are all strong enough to bear other men’s misfortunes.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“There is no better proof of a man’s being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“A great many men’s gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail to succeed.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them but serviceable vices.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition to love.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Most people know no other way of judging men’s worth but by the vogue they are in, or the fortunes they have met with.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.”

― Francois Fenelon

“Men resemble great deserted palaces: the owner occupies only a few rooms and has closed-off wings where he never ventures.”

― Francois Mauriac

“There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation.”

― Francois Rabelais

“Friends, you will notice that in this world there are many more ballocks than men. Remember this.”

― Francois Rabelais

“In love, women are professionals, men are amateurs.”

― Francois Truffaut

“A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to take it off of you.”

― Francoise Sagan

“You can sit in a room and create anything you want on a laptop. That’s why the real con men are gone.”

― Frank Abagnale

“I contend that there really are no more con men. There’s no need for con men anymore. There’s no need for the very sophisticated, suave guy, the well-dressed guy. Today, you steal with the computer from thousands of miles away – from China, from Libya, from Hong Kong. Your victim’s never going to see you, so there’s no need to be any of that.”

― Frank Abagnale

“Airline pilots are men to be admired and respected. Men to be trusted. Men of means. And you don’t expect an airline pilot to be a local resident. Or a check swindler.”

― Frank Abagnale

“It is by such means as the prize offered by your Committee that the attention of the world will be focused and that men and women will be inspired to greater efforts in the interest of peace.”

― Frank B. Kellogg

“Young men and young women, full of courage, originality, and genius, are everywhere to be met with.”

― Frank Crowninshield

“Young men who have been away, been to war, they are different when they come home.”

― Frank D. Gilroy

“How did females become ‘guys?’ How did everyone become ‘guys?’ Remember, too, that a male guy was something of a scoundrel. And a wise guy was a fresh kid, a whippersnapper. In its most other famous evocation, men in Brooklyn said ‘youse guys.’ Damon Runyon referred to hustlers, gamblers, and other nefarious types as guys.”

― Frank Deford

“At all levels – with men and women – the 3-point shot has utterly transformed the way the game is played. More and more, the players are spread out, looking to pop behind the 3-point arc.”

― Frank Deford

“History demonstrates that previous military drawdowns invited aggression by our enemies. After World War I, America drew down forces until the U.S. Army had fewer than 100,000 men in uniform. That weakness invited Nazi aggression in Europe and the imperial Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor.”

― Frank Gaffney

“Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.”

― Frank Lloyd Wright

“I grew up on the crime stuff. Spillane, Chandler, Jim Thompson, and noir movies like Fuller, Orson Welles, Fritz Lang. When I first showed up in New York to write comics back in the late 1970s, I came with a bunch of crime stories but everybody just wanted men in tights.”

― Frank Miller

“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 Moore Colby

“Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?”

― Frank Moore Colby

“Men who have been raised violently have every reason to believe it is appropriate for them to control others through violence; they feel no compunction over being violent to women, children, and one another.”

― Frank Pittman

“Why do otherwise sane, competent, strong men, men who can wrestle bears or raid corporations, shrink away in horror at the thought of washing a dish or changing a diaper?”

― Frank Pittman

“Gutenberg and Richter were very great men.”

― Frank Press

“I’m supposed to have a Ph.D. on the subject of women. But the truth is I’ve flunked more often than not. I’m very fond of women; I admire them. But, like all men, I don’t understand them.”

― Frank Sinatra

“Our civilization, such as it is, was shaped by religion, and the men who aspire to public office anyplace in the free world must make obeisance to God or risk immediate opprobrium.”

― Frank Sinatra

“The way my body is viewed in the world is different than a male body. People are going to write about the performance, but they’re probably also going to be writing about what I was wearing or my hair, which just doesn’t happen to men.”

― Frankie Cosmos

“Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“From the start, the promise of Jurgen Klinsmann as manager of the U.S. men’s national team was revolution: gritty, plodding American soccer would give way to attacking flair; the parade of journeymen would end; an era of skilled stylists would begin.”

― Franklin Foer

“Newspaper men, perhaps more than any other class, are rated by ability.”

― Franklin Knight Lane

“Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.”

― Franklin Pierce Adams

“The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.”

― Franklin Pierce Adams

“We do not discuss the anatomical, physiological, and mental characteristics of man considered as an individual; but we are interested in the diversity of these traits in groups of men found in different geographical areas and in different social classes.”

― Franz Boas

“In other words, we are interested in the anatomical and mental characteristics of men living under the same biological, geographical, and social environment, and as determined by their past.”

― Franz Boas

“The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval.”

― Franz Grillparzer

“Real men are sadly lacking in this world, for when they are put to the test they prove worthless.”

― Franz Liszt

“During the Samuel Johnson days they had big men enjoying small talk; today we have small men enjoying big talk.”

― Fred Allen

“Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you.”

― Fred Allen

“Committee – a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.”

― Fred Allen

“The advertising world had space men in it before spacemen existed.”

― Fred Allen

“Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making.”

― Fred Allen

“Obama specializes in knocking down straw men. ‘I reject the view that says our problems will simply take care of themselves,’ he said, implying that’s the view of Republicans. It’s the view of almost no one.”

― Fred Barnes

“It’s a major part of world history that men are trying to kill each other. It’s just one slaughter after the other. We talk about it, but no one’s really listening.”

― Fred Ward

“I think we’re struggling with trying to redefine various positions at this point in history. To allow freedom for women, freedom for men, freedom from those sharply defined gender roles.”

― Fred Ward

“When you think about accountants, who would want to be an accountant? But, what would we do without accountants? Whether it’s soldiers or garbage men or doctors, everyone has the thing that they love.”

― Fred Willard

“Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.”

― Frederic Bastiat

“Whether the prayer of Seneca was granted we do not know; but, as we do not again hear of Marcus, it is probable that he died before his father, and that the line of Seneca, like that of so many great men, became extinct in the second generation.”

― Frederic William Farrar

“Women and men just aren’t that different. Oh, we’re different in some intriguing ways, and it can be fun to band together for all-gal or all-guy projects. But when it comes to the tragic mess Christ came to heal, we’re pretty much the same.”

― Frederica Mathewes-Green

“Women don’t need to have our own little corner of the church where we can feel precious or, alternatively, cranky. In every essential thing, as far as life in Christ is concerned, the differences between men and women are irrelevant.”

― Frederica Mathewes-Green

“I looked at one little print for a long time. It was called ‘The Landing.’ It showed men tugging on a rope, pulling a boat up onto skids out of the water. The thought occurred to me that I might paint such a picture.”

― Frederick Banting

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

― Frederick Douglass

“Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.”

― Frederick Douglass

“Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.”

― Frederick Douglass

“When men sow the wind it is rational to expect that they will reap the whirlwind.”

― Frederick Douglass

“Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.”

― Frederick Henry Hedge

“If you deny that any principles of conduct at all are common to and admitted by all men who try to behave reasonably – well, I don’t see how you can have any ethics or any ethical background for law.”

― Frederick Pollock

“Men who are engaged in public life must necessarily aim at reducing opposition to a minimum, and one of the most obvious means to that end is by misrepresenting, discrediting or ruining their opponents.”

― Frederick Scott Oliver

“Scientific men can hardly escape the charge of ignorance with regard to the precise effect of the impact of modern science upon the mode of living of the people and upon their civilisation.”

― Frederick Soddy

“A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can.”

― Frederick W. Smith

“In the past the man has been first; in the future the system must be first… The first object of any good system must be that of developing first class men.”

― Frederick W. Taylor

“Happiness is a great power of holiness. Thus, kind words, by their power of producing happiness, have also a power of producing holiness, and so of winning men to God.”

― Frederick William Faber

“If I may use such a word when I am speaking of religious subjects, it is by voice and words that men ‘mesmerize’ each other. Hence it is that the world is converted by the voice of the preacher.”

― Frederick William Faber

“A silent man is easily reputed wise. A man who suffers none to see him in the common jostle and undress of life, easily gathers round him a mysterious veil of unknown sanctity, and men honor him for a saint. The unknown is always wonderful.”

― Frederick William Robertson

“Men… are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations.”

― Frederick William Robertson

“In life sciences, we find a reasonable balance between men and women. In engineering and computer science, we have a major problem. A very small percentage of women will be in computer science.”

― Freeman A. Hrabowski III

“The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.”

― Friedrich August von Hayek

“It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“There are people who want to make men’s lives more difficult for no other reason than the chance it provides them afterwards to offer their prescription for alleviating life; their Christianity, for instance.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“In the course of history, men come to see that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful; and if a little charity is not forgotten, it turns into a gnawing worm.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“’Evil men have no songs.’ How is it that the Russians have songs?”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Whoever has provoked men to rage against him has always gained a party in his favor, too.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions of us, forms our true honor.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“We started at once to dig our trenches, half of my platoon stepping forward abreast, the men being placed an arm’s length apart. After laying their rifles down, barrels pointing to the enemy, a line was drawn behind the row of rifles and parallel to it.”

― Fritz Kreisler

“Signs of fatigue soon manifested themselves more and more strongly, and slowly the men dropped out one by one, from sheer exhaustion. No murmur of complaint, however, would be heard.”

― Fritz Kreisler

“Human nerves quickly get accustomed to the most unusual conditions and circumstances and I noticed that quite a number of men actually fell asleep from sheer exhaustion in the trenches, in spite of the roaring of the cannon about us and the whizzing of shrapnel over our heads.”

― Fritz Kreisler

“I saw a great many men die afterwards, some suffering horribly, but I do not recall any death that affected me quite so much as that of this first victim in my platoon.”

― Fritz Kreisler

“Cinemascope is not for men, but for snakes and funerals.”

― Fritz Lang

“Through the Young Men’s Christian Association and principally in Australia and North America, as well as in South America, I came into contact with families of these countries.”

― Fritz Sauckel

“Major actions by courageous and wise men will be necessary to avoid our continuing to blunder into the space age like unenlightened and selfish idiots.”

― Fritz Zwicky

“If many things in the past have gone wrong in the lives of men and in the lives of their communities, it is because both small- and large-scale activities were blundered into without any thought or vision of universal planning.”

― Fritz Zwicky

“Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.”

― Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death.”

― Fyodor Dostoevsky

“There is no scorn more profound, or on the whole more justifiable, than that of the men who make for the men who explain. Exposition, criticism, appreciation, is work for second-rate minds.”

― G. H. Hardy

“Young men should prove theorems, old men should write books.”

― G. H. Hardy

“Because the traditional mode of dress for Muslim women is so distinct – the headcovering, which is not there for guys – women carry a greater burden of representation than Muslim men do in non-Muslim societies.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“The transition between life in red-state America and life in the Arab capital was at times overwhelming because of the traditional segregation of men and women in many public and private settings.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“Out-marriage is an issue religious groups have been wrestling with for some time. Of course men and women fall in love. Of course it’s not always convenient to their respective cultural and spiritual norms.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“The Varzea is kind of like street basketball in America or like the semi-professional football leagues in Europe. The pitches are all dirt, and you’re playing against the marmanjo – the ‘hard men.’ It’s known for being extremely physical.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“It’s a great moment for Argentinean tennis, more on the men’s side. I would like to see more on the women’s side. I think we have to work a little bit more on that.”

― Gabriela Sabatini

“It’s not that we poor men are so powerful to be able to banish the devil. It’s that God gives us the power.”

― Gabriele Nanni

“I think if we open ourselves to all different kinds of men and all groups, we find a lot more opportunities to love.”

― Gabrielle Union

“Within a lot of African-American households, I think, there’s an idea that black men don’t want to take an active participation in the lives of their children. That if they do, there has to be some sort of ulterior motive.”

― Gabrielle Union

“Let us stop pathologizing masculinity. Instead, let us appreciate the endless ways by which men and women are similar to one another, as well as the important ways in which the two sexes differ.”

― Gad Saad

“In no culture ever studied have women repeatedly preferred to mate with pear-shaped, low-status, tepid men possessing high-pitched, nasal voices.”

― Gad Saad

“The great majority of men are attracted to feminine women who do not possess the body type of Michael Phelps. Beyonce is desired not because of her ‘diabolical femininity,’ but simply because of her femininity.”

― Gad Saad

“To rightly recognize that men and women are equal under the law is perfectly removed from the fact that men and women are distinguishable beings that have been shaped by sex-specific evolutionary challenges. Accordingly, there is no reason to assume or expect that there should be equal representation of the two sexes across all contexts.”

― Gad Saad

“In many instances, mate choice is a compensatory process. In other words, both men and women choose prospective mates by combining their scores on several key attributes.”

― Gad Saad

“Across disparate cultures that require physical risk-taking as a rite of passage, it is always the men who engage in such pursuits.”

― Gad Saad

“In the 1960s, you had this booming economy, and you didn’t really have enough men around to fill all the jobs. So there was this sudden demand that women come back and perform a lot of the white-collar and pink-collar roles that men had done before or that hadn’t existed before.”

― Gail Collins

“The one big, humongous, immense thing that we didn’t change, that we didn’t figure out how to deal with is, if men and women are both going to work throughout their lives, who’s going to take care of the kids?”

― Gail Collins

“I have always believed the iron rule of politics was that women don’t vote for men who yell.”

― Gail Collins

“I wanted to show platonic friendship between men and women, because I think it is underutilised in fiction.”

― Gail Honeyman

“I just don’t think men fancy me.”

― Gail Porter

“When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking.”

― Gail Sheehy

“Famously, DC has been pretty great showing gay women, with characters like Batwoman, but has shown fewer prominent men on the sexuality spectrum outside of hetero. It’s something we need to address. I also think it’s lovely how the readers respond to this.”

― Gail Simone

“Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes.”

― Gale Sayers

“I notice that young men go to the universities in order to become doctors or philosophers or anything, so long as it is a title, and that many go in for those professions who are utterly unfit for them, while others who would be very competent are prevented by business or their daily cares, which keep them away from letters.”

― Galileo Galilei

“Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.”

― Gamaliel Bailey

“As a male writer, women are always what men pursue, and their world is always a mystery. So I always tried to present as many views as possible on women’s worlds.”

― Gao Xingjian

“It is a time for women’s tennis to return to the light, as it were, and be on a par with men’s tennis, which is at a very high level.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“Only men like Imran Khan, Kapil Dev and Ian Botham can be branded all-rounders.”

― Garfield Sobers

“Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush, each pursuing his own best interest in a society that believes in the freedom of the commons.”

― Garrett Hardin

“Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.”

― Garrison Keillor

“I feel that everything I do in my life I can do in a shorter time than most men can. It’s the quality, not the quantity.”

― Garry Shandling

“I don’t know why men are so fascinated with television and I think it has something to do with – if I may judge from my own father, who used to sit and stare at the TV while my mother was speaking to him – I think that’s a man’s way of tuning out.”

― Garry Shandling

“I may discuss love, and I don’t mind if two men fall in love, fine. Two women, fine. But I flinch when I think of two Jewish women getting together and having a child because the idea of having two Jewish mothers makes my head explode. I have one; I couldn’t handle two.”

― Garry Shandling

“Men who betray women also betray other men. Women shouldn’t feel so special.”

― Garry Shandling

“Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.”

― Garson Kanin

“Having robbed children of any sense that their Father is in Heaven and that they are His creation, we then launched an experiment in raising them without earthly fathers too. Having neither a Father in heaven or a father in the home, many young men make gangs their families.”

― Gary Bauer

“My work on human capital began with an effort to calculate both private and social rates of return to men, women, blacks, and other groups from investments in different levels of education.”

― Gary Becker

“Why in almost all societies have married women specialized in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities, whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work?”

― Gary Becker

“I’ve been told by doctors and surgeons that I have the energy of ten men who have normal jobs.”

― Gary Busey

“Gaming in general is a male thing. It isn’t that gaming is designed to exclude women. Everybody who’s tried to design a game to interest a large female audience has failed. And I think that has to do with the different thinking processes of men and women.”

― Gary Gygax

“Speaking very generally, I find that women are spiritually, emotionally, and often physically stronger than men.”

― Gary Oldman

“It doesn’t inspire young men and women struggling with their own sexuality to be confident in who they are if I’m not confident in who I am.”

― Gavin Creel

“Women are forced to pretend to be men. They’re feigning this toughness. They’re miserable. Study after study has shown that feminism has made women less happy. They’re not happy in the work force, for the most part.”

― Gavin McInnes

“Sorry, equality is a myth. Women aren’t as strong as men – they can’t even hold their booze as well as men.”

― Gavin McInnes

“Even after they had stopped modeling for Playboy and had settled down with other men to raise families of their own, Hugh Hefner still considered them his women, and in the bound volumes of his magazine he would always possess them.”

― Gay Talese

“I don’t have a lot of men in my life. I’m married, but I have daughters. I’m surrounded by a lot of females in my world.”

― Gayle Forman

“Pulp paperbacks have always provided a training ground for men, Some of them went on to become respected authors – Dean Koontz, Nelson DeMille and Martin Cruz Smith, for example. Why couldn’t a woman?”

― Gayle Lynds

“I don’t often think of Donald Trump, but his daughter is very smart. She’s a woman working in real estate, which is predominantly men, and she’s both savvy and articulate about her business and her business acumen.”

― Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

“I think for larger-scale entrepreneurship, it’s true – for men and women – that people who already have capital tend to do better.”

― Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

“In Nigeria, along with its West African neighbor Ghana, women are now starting businesses in greater numbers than men.”

― Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

“My father, once he has decided on something, doesn’t care about what anyone else thinks. All the men in our family swore at him for training us. His parents said he was mad. But he didn’t listen.”

― Geeta Phogat

“If all girls turn strong within themselves, men with bad intentions can be taught apt lessons.”

― Geeta Phogat

“Usually, it is the men who are given importance. But now, people view women wrestlers as equals.”

― Geeta Phogat

“For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.”

― Gene Fowler

“Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.”

― Gene Fowler

“I do not like assassins, or men of low character.”

― Gene Hackman

“I think it’s pathetic that women and men treat each other worse than we treat our pets. It’s love or hate.”

― Gene Simmons

“I’ve always been anti-marriage for men until they become mature. As a species we don’t mature until we’re in our 60s.”

― Gene Simmons

“I know that you like to see a man in the kitchen, but I’m skeptical of men who cook. A man should be focusing his attention on the woman, and not what’s on the stove.”

― Gene Simmons

“Men are wonderful. I adore them. They always give you the benefit of the doubt.”

― Gene Tierney

“I was fortunate enough to work under directors who were, most of them, brilliant, emotional men.”

― Gene Tierney

“I dated dozens of young men, had fun with all, made commitments to none.”

― Gene Tierney

“I never went into the mine. But I saw my father and other men coming out, day after day, their faces and bodies covered in soot. It looked very hard and dangerous.”

― Gennady Golovkin

“I don’t read ‘genre’ fiction if that means novels with lots of killing and shooting. Even Cormac McCarthy’s ‘No Country for Old Men’ seemed pretty childish in that regard.”

― Geoff Dyer

“The holiday season can be an especially trying time for our service men, women, and families. Military service and deployment create empty seats at holiday tables, religious services, and celebrations.”

― Geoff Stults

“I was not a political animal; I could not toady up to the committee men, pour drinks down their necks at the bar, and make them feel important. I was too focused on the cricket.”

― Geoffrey Boycott

“Movies portray men as tough guys.”

― Geoffrey Canada

“By nature, men love newfangledness.”

― Geoffrey Chaucer

“Yes, anally retentive men are my forte!”

― Geoffrey Rush

“Men still have to be governed by deception.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men: through their prejudices they do without any effort many things they would find too difficult to think through to the point of resolving to do them.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“There exists a species of transcendental ventriloquism by means of which men can be made to believe that something said on earth comes from Heaven.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“For the metropolis presents the peculiar conditions which are revealed to us as the opportunities and the stimuli for the development of both these ways of allocating roles to men.”

― Georg Simmel

“Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same time offers the seductive temptation to break through the barriers by gossip or confession.”

― Georg Simmel

“Mark this well, you proud men of action! you are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought.”

― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“Some men spend their lives watching bees and ants, noting down the habits of these insects; my pleasure is to watch the human mind, noting how unselfish instincts rise to the surface and sink back again, making way for selfish instincts, each equally necessary, for the world would perish were it to become entirely selfish or entirely unselfish.”

― George A. Moore

“Men never get free from morality, only women.”

― George A. Moore

“When men do all the outside work, they contribute on average about 10 percent of housework. But as their share of outside work falls, their share of housework rises to no more than 37 percent.”

― George Akerlof

“We are so appreciative of the men and women in uniform who are protecting us, whether in Afghanistan or Iraq or on ships around the world. For our security, they are taking the offensive to the terrorists overseas.”

― George Allen

“People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.”

― George Allen, Sr.

“In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.”

― George Balanchine

“The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.”

― George Bancroft

“The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.”

― George Berkeley

“Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Old men are dangerous: it doesn’t matter to them what is going to happen to the world.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“If women were particular about men’s characters, they would never get married at all.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven’t and don’t.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“If I were a woman, I’d simply refuse to speak to any man or do anything for men until I’d got the vote.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“I don’t know why there is still any barrier between men and women in terms of achievement and success.”

― George Blagden

“A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure; the greater part of the men being six feet high.”

― George Catlin

“I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.”

― George Catlin

“Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.”

― George Chapman

“It’s incredibly unfair. You don’t see a lot of 60-year-old women with 20-year-old men onscreen.”

― George Clooney

“On their own merits modest men are dumb.”

― George Colman

“And if these be unprincipled agents who scruple at nothing, he will be a bold man who will deny that there are always to be found men at the bar who lend their services most cordially to back and support these agents in their most desperate cases.”

― George Combe

“The white men in the East are like birds. They are hatching out their eggs every year, and there is not room enough in the East, and they must go elsewhere; and they come out West, as you have seen them coming for the last few years.”

― George Crook

“Much smoking kills live men and cures dead swine.”

― George Dennison Prentice

“There are many men whose tongues might govern multitudes if they could govern their tongues.”

― George Dennison Prentice

“I don’t believe in men waiting until they are ready to die before using any of their money for helpful purposes.”

― George Eastman

“The fault seems to me to have been that men have taken ancient country churches as their models and have failed to discover that between them and churches in towns there ought to be a most distinct and marked difference.”

― George Edmund Street

“The language of literature is the language of all the world. It is necessary to divest ourselves at once of the notion of diversified vocal and grammatical speech which constitutes the various tongues of the Earth, and conceals the identity of image and logic in the minds of all men.”

― George Edward Woodberry

“The great effort of civilization has been, and still is, the attempt to introduce a principle of control into that casual swarm of impressions which makes up men’s thought and of which, especially with swayed by emotion, spontaneous action is the law.”

― George Edward Woodberry

“You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know.”

― George Eliot

“The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.”

― George Eliot

“I’m not denyin’ the women are foolish. God Almighty made ’em to match the men.”

― George Eliot

“Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?”

― George Eliot

“We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.”

― George Farquhar

“The integration of a headgear in professional boxing would do so much to make it safer for young men. They could go into the sport, make a lot of money and then come out and be good grandfathers.”

― George Foreman

“The Lord showed me, so that I did see clearly, that he did not dwell in these temples which men had commanded and set up, but in people’s hearts… his people were his temple, and he dwelt in them.”

― George Fox

“I think that both men, Bush and Blair, will be damned in history. Both men have made their respective countries the two most hated countries in the world.”

― George Galloway

“This is what sexual liberation chiefly accomplishes – it liberates young women to pursue married men.”

― George Gilder

“How small regard is had to the oath of God by men professing the name of God.”

― George Gillespie

“I mention this fact as tending to support what I have often heard stated, namely, that a shark’s sense of smell is so keen that, if men ever bathe in seas where they are found, a shark is almost sure to appear directly afterwards.”

― George Grey

“The truth of it is that women are far more logical than men.”

― George Hamilton

“Women don’t like men who know they’re good looking. They’d much prefer a man who doesn’t know he’s good looking.”

― George Hamilton

“Women love romance, but they’re not as romantic as men.”

― George Hamilton

“It was all part of being a Beatle, really: just getting lugged around and thrust into rooms full of press men taking pictures and asking questions.”

― George Harrison

“Ordinary men live among marvels and feel no wonder, grow familiar with objects and learn nothing new about them.”

― George Henry Lewes

“Imagination is not the exclusive appanage of artists, but belongs in varying degrees to all men.”

― George Henry Lewes

“There would be no great men if there were no little ones.”

― George Herbert

“Very few men imprisoned for economic crimes or even crimes of passion against the oppressor feel that they are really guilty.”

― George Jackson

“I know many married men, I even know a few happily married men, but I don’t know one who wouldn’t fall down the first open coal hole running after the first pretty girl who gave him a wink.”

― George Jean Nathan

“Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.”

― George Jean Nathan

“Women, as they grow older, rely more and more on cosmetics. Men, as they grow older, rely more and more on a sense of humor.”

― George Jean Nathan

“Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.”

― George Jean Nathan

“I live to hail that season by gifted one foretold, when men shall live by reason, and not alone by gold.”

― George Linnaeus Banks

“The producers of ‘Mad Men,’ you know, think I hate their show, which is true.”

― George Lois

“’Mad Men’ is nothing more than the fulfillment of every possible stereotype of the early 1960s bundled up nicely to convince consumers that the sort of morally repugnant behavior exhibited by its characters – with one-night-stands and excessive consumption of Cutty Sark and Lucky Strikes – is glamorous and ‘vintage.’”

― George Lois

“It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.”

― George MacDonald

“All men are by nature born equally free and independent.”

― George Mason

“I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.”

― George McGovern

“I do want people to know that the songs that I wrote when I was with women were really about women. And the songs that I’ve written since have been fairly obvious about men.”

― George Michael

“The press seemed to take some delight that I previously had a ‘straight audience,’ and set about trying to destroy that. And I think some men were frustrated that their girlfriends wouldn’t let go of the idea that George Michael just hadn’t found the ‘right girl.’”

― George Michael

“We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”

― George Orwell

“We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”

― George Orwell

“Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.”

― George Orwell

“Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.”

― George Orwell

“Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.”

― George Orwell

“I think one of the problems that comics has in dealing with superheroines is that they try to hard to make them superheroes. All they’re doing is the same thing that men do. Just the idea that they’re no different than men, except in how they look, always seemed a bit off to me.”

― George Perez

“Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere, the drama, holding the mirror up to nature, by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men.”

― George Pierce Baker

“The possession of land seems to be a greater gratification to the pride and independence of men.”

― George Richards Minot

“We shall suffer no attachment to literature, no taste for abstract discussion, no love of purely intellectual theories, to seduce us from our devotion to the cause of the oppressed, the down trodden, the insulted and injured masses of our fellow men.”

― George Ripley

“Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.”

― George S. Patton

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

― George S. Patton

“Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.”

― George S. Patton

“If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.”

― George S. Patton

“For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.”

― George Santayana

“My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests.”

― George Santayana

“In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.”

― George Santayana

“Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.”

― George Santayana

“Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men.”

― George Santayana

“When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always different.”

― George Santayana

“Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen.”

― George Savile

“Some men’s memory is like a box where a man should mingle his jewels with his old shoes.”

― George Savile

“Many men swallow the being cheated, but no man can ever endure to chew it.”

― George Savile

“Most men make little use of their speech than to give evidence against their own understanding.”

― George Savile

“Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.”

― George Savile

“To many men… the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war.”

― George Steiner

“Men are accomplices to that which leaves them indifferent.”

― George Steiner

“When Brad and I got married in 2008, it got a lot of attention. And all the attention was over the fact that we were two men, but people were hardly conscious of the fact that we were entering into an interracial marriage. That’s wonderful, because it was only 50 years ago with Loving v. Virginia that interracial marriages were made legal.”

― George Takei

“I shoot a lot of film – that’s one of the things I try to do, and it’s one of the things I learned how to do with Robert De Niro on ‘Men of Honor.’”

― George Tillman, Jr.

“When I was working on ‘Men of Honor’ with Robert De Niro, there’s a pipe that he has in the movie, and it took us about six weeks to find the right pipe for him to use and feel comfortable with. It was a great choice, because it was really about what worked with the camera at that time.”

― George Tillman, Jr.

“I know, I know – men have that extra hero gene in their foolish makeup; it’s part of our charm. But I happen to know some women who have their inner sports hero, too.”

― George Vecsey

“Every spring, this happens: People discover hockey when daylight lasts longer and men grow beards and tie games do not end in shootouts but rather continue until a goal is scored. The seventh game only heightens the mood for players and fans alike.”

― George Vecsey

“Weary soccer players just cannot run anymore and must resort to shootouts after 120 minutes when a result is mandatory, but men on skates can go indefinitely, no matter how badly it disrupts the television network’s schedule.”

― George Vecsey

“Men’s fame is like their hair, which grows after they are dead, and with just as little use to them.”

― George Villiers

“The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror – and America is honored to be their friend.”

― George W. Bush

“The most powerful men were those who most effectively used the power of adult competence to enforce childish agreements.”

― George W. S. Trow

“To a person growing up in the power of demography, it was clear that history had to do not with the powerful actions of certain men but with the processes of choice and preference.”

― George W. S. Trow

“Literary men now routinely tell their readers about their divorces. One literary man who reviews books wrote, in reviewing a study of Ruskin, that he had never read a book by Ruskin but that the study confirmed him in his belief that he didn’t want to read a book by Ruskin. This man very often writes about his family life.”

― George W. S. Trow

“Since we have had a history, men have pursued an ideal of immortality.”

― George Wald

“There’s life all over this universe, but the only life in the solar system is on earth, and in the whole universe we are the only men.”

― George Wald

“A scientist should be the happiest of men.”

― George Wald

“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”

― George Washington

“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”

― George Washington

“The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.”

― George Washington

“Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.”

― George Washington

“Finally, fighting for gay rights, speaking out in various places and making friends, men and women, was great.”

― George Weinberg

“As I said, men value their independence in a weird way, above practically everything.”

― George Weinberg

“Men are actually the weaker sex.”

― George Weinberg

“We have many cases of men committing suicide rather than face their own individuality. I know of no case of a woman who committed suicide because she was gay.”

― George Weinberg

“Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to the just and holy commands of God.”

― George Whitefield

“The righteousness of Jesus Christ is one of those great mysteries, which the angels desire to look into, and seems to be one of the first lessons that God taught men after the fall.”

― George Whitefield

“Arizonans should not be judged disdainfully and from a distance by people whose closest contacts with Hispanics are with fine men and women who trim their lawns and put plates in front of them at restaurants, not with illegal immigrants passing through their backyards at 3 A.M.”

― George Will

“The big mistake that men make is that when they turn thirteen or fourteen and all of a sudden they’ve reached puberty, they believe that they like women. Actually, you’re just horny. It doesn’t mean you like women any more at twenty-one than you did at ten.”

― George William Curtis

“Nature makes woman to be won and men to win.”

― George William Curtis

“Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.”

― George William Curtis

“Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests.”

― George William Norris

“The world can only be free when men are content in themselves and each draws from his own fountain.”

― George William Russell

“We opened the first Men’s Wearhouse in Houston in August 1973, then a store a year for 10 years in Texas. In the early 1980s I opened a store in the San Francisco Bay Area. Within the year, the Texas economy was in total disarray. We were facing Chapter 11, and if not for the California store, we might not have survived.”

― George Zimmer

“I never considered the clothing business in college. But my father was a manufacturer of men’s wear in the Northeast and wanted to investigate manufacturing in Asia. In 1972 he sent me to Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong for four months. I’m convinced it was his way of getting me into business, rather than letting me be a hippie.”

― George Zimmer

“The sovereign being is burdened with a servitude that crushes him, and the condition of free men is deliberate servility.”

― Georges Bataille

“Civilization exists precisely so that there may be no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses.”

― Georges Bernanos

“War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.”

― Georges Clemenceau

“In the beds which the piety of the public has prepared on every side, stricken men await the verdict of fate.”

― Georges Duhamel

“I saw Mussolini tirelessly contemplate a parade of thousands of young men.”

― Georges Simenon

“My dad has more sparkly stuff than most men.”

― Georgia May Jagger

“Traditionally the great men of our country have sprung from poor environments; that being so, it would appear we have long suffered from a severe lack of poverty.”

― Gerald F. Lieberman

“Our Constitution works; our great republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule.”

― Gerald R. Ford

“For millions of men and women, the church has been the hospital for the soul, the school for the mind and the safe depository for moral ideas.”

― Gerald R. Ford

“Nothing changes more constantly than the past; for the past that influences our lives does not consist of what actually happened, but of what men believe happened.”

― Gerald W. Johnson

“You people married to Italian men, you know what it’s like.”

― Geraldine Ferraro

“We all remember how, at the beginning of the sulphonamide era, it was repeatedly observed that fresh cases of gonorrhoea in men responded best to sulphonamide treatment when suppuration had already occurred for several days, and not at the first appearance of the disease.”

― Gerhard Domagk

“If a person loves only one other person, and is indifferent to his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.”

― Germaine Greer

“Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.”

― Germaine Greer

“The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion.”

― Germaine Greer

“I have always been principally interested in men for sex. I’ve always thought any sane woman would be a lover of women because loving men is such a mess. I have always wished I’d fall in love with a woman. Damn.”

― Germaine Greer

“Perhaps women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism.”

― Germaine Greer

“Women are reputed never to be disgusted. The sad fact is that they often are, but not with men; following the lead of men, they are most often disgusted with themselves.”

― Germaine Greer

“English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.”

― Germaine Greer

“It is not to be disguised, that a war has broken out between the North and the South. – Political and commercial men are industriously striving to restore peace: but the peace, which they would effect, is superficial, false, and temporary.”

― Gerrit Smith

“There is one class of men, whom it especially behoves to be tenacious of the right of free discussion. I mean the poor.”

― Gerrit Smith

“I retired when I was 30, with all my marbles and a few bucks. But a lot of guys leave boxing penniless with no skills. Men in their 30s and early 40s, old for boxing, young in life, but also old in the job market if you’re just getting started with no education. These guys need someone in their corner.”

― Gerry Cooney

“It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger.”

― Gertrude Stein

“Men and girls, men and girls: Artificial swine and pearls.”

― Gertrude Stein

“Men cannot count, they do not know that two and two make four if women do not tell them so.”

― Gertrude Stein

“But the problem is that when I go around and speak on campuses, I still don’t get young men standing up and saying, ‘How can I combine career and family?’”

― Gertrude Stein

“As to the deceit perpetrated upon women, let it pass, for, when love is in the way, men and women as a general rule dupe each other.”

― Giacomo Casanova

“My errors will point to thinking men the various roads, and will teach them the great art of treading on the brink of the precipice without falling into it.”

― Giacomo Casanova

“All men want to be treated like kings in a relationship, and I think if women don’t indulge that sometimes, their men are likely to stray and look for someone who can give that to them.”

― Giada De Laurentiis

“It is true that men themselves made this world of nations… but this world without doubt has issued from a mind often diverse, at times quite contrary, and always superior to the particular ends that men had proposed to themselves.”

― Giambattista Vico

“Women are more sure of themselves today. They don’t have to emulate the way men dress.”

― Gianni Versace

“This crowd did not diminish through the whole of that cold, wet day; they seemed not to know what was to by their fate since their great benefactor was dead, and though strong and brave men wept when I met them.”

― Gideon Welles

“Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of men.”

― Gifford Pinchot

“The ‘Phoenix Sun’ did a list of the unsexiest men in the world, and I made it to number one. I beat out Bin Laden. He’s a terrorist, hasn’t bathed in months. I beat him out. To me it was a great honor.”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“What affects men sharply about a foreign nation is not so much finding or not finding familiar things; it is rather not finding them in the familiar place.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Some men never feel small, but these are the few men who are.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Women prefer to talk in twos, while men prefer to talk in threes.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Sometimes I think that our laboratories are but little earthworks which men build about themselves, and whose puny tops too often conceal from view the Olympian heights; that we who work in these laboratories are but skilled artisans compared with the man who is able to observe and to draw accurate deductions from the world about him.”

― Gilbert Newton Lewis

“It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship. Two men who have known each other for twenty years find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before, or else estrange them.”

― Gilbert Parker

“All men are body conscious. If they say they’re not, they’re lying.”

― Gilles Marini

“’Little Women’ has interesting gender connotations. There are generations of women who love the book. But there are a lot of men who think it’s sentimental, gooey stuff.”

― Gillian Armstrong

“Women are just as violently minded as men are, but with men, it’s taken for granted.”

― Gillian Flynn

“A theme that has always interested me is how women express anger, how women express violence. That is very much part of who women are, and it’s so unaddressed. A vast amount of literature deals with cycles of violence about men, antiheroes. Women lack that vocabulary.”

― Gillian Flynn

“Libraries are filled with stories on generations of brutal men, trapped in a cycle of aggression. I wanted to write about the violence of women.”

― Gillian Flynn

“No one watches ‘Taxi Driver’ and says, ‘Oh, it’s a male-oriented film.’ No one looks at nine-tenths of the films out there that are headlined by men and say, ‘It’s a male-oriented film.’”

― Gillian Flynn

“That’s always been part of my goal – to show the dark side of women. Men write about bad men all the time, and they’re called antiheroes.”

― Gillian Flynn

“I’m probably a guy’s girl, although I hate that phrase. I tend to have more close male friends than I do female friends, and I always have. I would say that of my 10 close friends, seven are men.”

― Gillian Flynn

“I think that women really entwine with the people that they become close to in a way that men don’t – and so, when they are forced to disentwine, you can’t remove the vines without doing some damage.”

― Gillian Flynn

“Because I’m a woman writing about women who do bad things, that’s somehow very ‘other.’ When men write that, it’s called a novel. It’s just a book.”

― Gillian Flynn

“I went to college and got my degree in acting, but because it was all theater, I really consider my first couple years on ‘Mad Men’ as amazing training for working in television and for acting on-camera.”

― Gillian Jacobs

“Women feel like we’re fat if we can’t wear the clothes we wore in high school. Men, in contrast, only start to feel fat only when they can no longer fit into a foreign car.”

― Gina Barreca

“There’s a great deal of women in film school. I was not the only woman in my class at UCLA. When I went through the Sundance program, it was half women and half men.”

― Gina Prince-Bythewood

“You know, there’s nothing damnable about being a strong woman. The world needs strong women. There are a lot of strong women you do not see who are guiding, helping, mothering strong men. They want to remain unseen. It’s kind of nice to be able to play a strong woman who is seen.”

― Ginger Rogers

“Part of the joy of dancing is conversation. Trouble is, some men can’t talk and dance at the same time.”

― Ginger Rogers

“I had been making films for almost ten years, and the head men at RKO thought of me only in terms of musicals. I found no fault with that, except I just couldn’t stand being typed or pigeonholed as only a singing and dancing girl. I wanted to extend my range.”

― Ginger Rogers

“I know now that there are men out there who are, for me, the whole package, who are supportive of my successes because they know I will be just as supportive of theirs. I’m less tolerant of foolishness now; I know that it’s important I not tie myself up with the wrong person, because then I will miss the right person coming along.”

― Ginnifer Goodwin

“They say men and women can’t be friends, but that’s not true.”

― Ginnifer Goodwin

“Oh, my, yes. I was raised in this Southern culture where if a guy was sarcastic, that just meant he didn’t know how to show his love – but secretly he cared! I completely bought that. The men I chased and the things I put up with – it was criminal.”

― Ginnifer Goodwin

“As is the case with many Middle Eastern nations, women are nowhere near equal to men when it comes to basic freedoms and rights that we take for granted every day.”

― Ginny Brown-Waite

“First, women are more likely to live in poverty during their retirement years than are men.”

― Ginny Brown-Waite

“While women certainly have made great strides toward pay parity in the past 30 years, there is still a gap in earnings between men and women in equivalent professions.”

― Ginny Brown-Waite

“Never was my political stance determined by the men I was with. I had my own ideas.”

― Gioconda Belli

“I learned little by little. I learned how to draw. I learned how to tell the difference in the quality of fabrics – the subtle differences. I started with collections for men. So my first collection for women was deeply inspired by male roles.”

― Giorgio Armani

“Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.”

― Giorgio de Chirico

“Men of genius sometimes accomplish most when they work the least, for they are thinking out inventions and forming in their minds the perfect idea that they subsequently express with their hands.”

― Giorgio Vasari

“For poetry there exists neither large countries nor small. Its domain is in the heart of all men.”

― Giorgos Seferis

“While farmers generally allow one rooster for ten hens, ten men are scarcely sufficient to service one woman.”

― Giovanni Boccaccio

“The Pythagoreans degrade impious men into brutes and, if one is to believe Empedocles, even into plants.”

― Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

“The men and women cut their hair close round to the ears and eyes. The women, after the manner of the Parthians, cover their heads with a large white veil, folded together in the form of a crown.”

― Giraldus Cambrensis

“We need to evolve a uniform law which does not leave room for any confusion and states that the minimum marriageable age for women is 18 years and that for men is 21 years. But the demand for this should come from within the community.”

― Girija Vyas

“Yes, young men, Italy owes to you an undertaking which has merited the applause of the universe. You have conquered and you will conquer still, because you are prepared for the tactics that decide the fate of battles.”

― Giuseppe Garibaldi

“I always kind of thought I want to be a good person, I want to be right to my fellow men and love them like we’re supposed to.”

― Gladys Knight

“Men can be a great deal of work for very little reward.”

― Glenda Jackson

“Nobody criticised me when we qualified for the World Cup when I decided that the best shape for us going forward was three men at the back and stretching the pitch width-wise, which gives you options.”

― Glenn Hoddle

“My advice for men who aren’t yet parents is to make sure you’re a happy person before having a baby.”

― Glenn Kelman

“The more I know about men the more I like dogs.”

― Gloria Allred

“I have known some wonderful men.”

― Gloria Allred

“The real victims of men are other men.”

― Gloria Emerson

“To our men and women in the armed services, the huge and deep core of your loyalty has earned the nation’s accolade.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Men should think twice before making widow hood woman’s only path to power.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Part of the reason that women go to college is to get out of the food service, clerical, pink-collar ghetto and into a more white-collar job. That does not necessarily mean they are being paid more than the blue-collar jobs men have.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Men are victims of their own impulses.”

― Gloria Steinem

“I’ve yet to be on a campus where most women weren’t worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I’ve yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.”

― Gloria Steinem

“If you ask men about their body image, they will tell you they look better than they do. And if you ask a woman, she’ll tell you she looks worse.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.”

― Gloria Steinem

“If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn’t it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?”

― Gloria Steinem

“The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.”

― Gloria Steinem

“I looked up affirmative action once in Wikipedia, and it said, ‘A measure by which white men are discriminated against,’ and I got so mad.”

― Gloria Steinem

“The same way that racism is a white person’s problem, violence against women is a men’s problem.”

― Gloria Steinem

“When I’m talking to groups that are all men, we talk about how the masculine role limits them. They often want to talk about how they missed having real fathers, real loving, present fathers, because of the way that they tried to fit the picture of masculinity.”

― Gloria Steinem

“The origins of violence against women by men are not biological. If that were the case, it would exist in every culture. And it doesn’t exist in every culture.”

― Gloria Steinem

“If you’re going to have a male-dominant system, to maintain the system, you have to teach men to dominate.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Men may feel just disempowered by intimacy, by being close to a woman, and also by feeling the tender feelings that they’re ashamed of.”

― Gloria Steinem

“In the suffragist and abolitionist era, there were a lot of white women and some black men and women who argued for the old hierarchy and against universal adult suffrage – often on religious grounds.”

― Gloria Steinem

“In a general way, anything that affects men is taken more seriously than anything that affects only women.”

― Gloria Steinem

“We are still behaving as if a worker really doesn’t have a family because the work pattern really was meant for men who really were the financial support but weren’t looking after their families. We need to change this, and we can easily do that.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Women tend to need the healthcare system more because we bear children. Insurance companies – not all of them, but many of them – ‘gender-rate.’ Women may pay 40% more for their health insurance than men do.”

― Gloria Steinem

“All women, and men of color – we were owned like tables and chairs. We spent a hundred years getting a legal identity as human beings. That’s a big thing.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Do women compete for the favours of men? Yes. They’ve spent 5,000 years competing.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Women don’t want to exchange places with men. Male chauvinists, science-fiction writers and comedians may favor that idea for its shock value, but psychologists say it is a fantasy based on ruling-class ego and guilt.”

― Gloria Steinem

“I’m not saying that women leaders would eliminate violence. We are not more moral than men; we are only uncorrupted by power so far. When we do acquire power, we might turn out to have an equal impulse toward aggression.”

― Gloria Steinem

“I’ve been really very fortunate with the men I’ve been involved with. They’ve always really treated me very, very wonderfully. And whenever anything broke up, I was always the one to leave. So I think I’ve been really very, very lucky.”

― Gloria Vanderbilt

“I do think all art is autobiographical, and I do think I know quite a bit about women. I don’t know anything about men.”

― Gloria Vanderbilt

“Sometimes it’s isolating, but just being in the music industry that is just dominated by men, I think it means I have to be comfortable and confident in myself and not really care that people think I’m bossy and opinionated and also try and balance that energy.”

― Goapele

“Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.”

― Golda Meir

“Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse.”

― Golda Meir

“Women’s liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It’s men who are discriminated against. They can’t bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.”

― Golda Meir

“The big money goes to kids and young men – big tent-pole movies, which are expensive but have a great return.”

― Goldie Hawn

“I think that men have tremendous ability to lead. And I think women have a tremendous ability to lead, and they lead differently, and it gives a wonderful perspective to the problems.”

― Goldie Hawn

“Poverty must be eradicated, the resources of our planet used sustainably, human rights respected, equality between men and women strengthened, HIV/AIDS and other diseases prevented, terrorism stopped, and disarmament and non-proliferation secured.”

― Goran Persson

“Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“It has been my privilege on various occasions to converse with presidents of the United States and important men in other governments. At the close of each such occasion, I have reflected on the rewarding experience of standing with confidence in the presence of an acknowledged leader.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“In the underdeveloped countries, we have young men and women, many of them of capacity but without opportunity to improve themselves. They cannot do so without help.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Watches are the only jewelry men can wear, unless you’re Mr. T.”

― Gordon Bethune

“As long as sixty years ago, when I first started to read newspapers, I read of floods on the Yellow River and the Yangtze. Who rushed in with men and money to help? The Americans did.”

― Gordon Sinclair

“You talk about American technocracy and you find men on the moon, not once, but several times… and safely home again.”

― Gordon Sinclair

“On September 5, 1774, forty-five of the weightiest colonial men formed the First Continental Congress at Philadelphia.”

― Gore Vidal

“Men act like brutes in so far as the sequences of their perceptions arise through the principle of memory only, like those empirical physicians who have mere practice without theory.”

― Gottfried Leibniz

“Men and women of western Sydney, it’s appropriate, you apparently believe, that Australia’s oldest surviving Prime Minister should make the concluding remarks in Australia’s oldest surviving Government House. I hope the building’s foundations are a bit more substantial than mine.”

― Gough Whitlam

“The Caucus I joined in 1953 had as many Boer War veterans as men who had seen active service in World War II, three from each. The Ministry appointed on 5 December 1972 was composed entirely of ex-servicemen: Lance Barnard and me.”

― Gough Whitlam

“The things women find rewarding about work are, by and large, the same things that men find rewarding and include both the inherent nature of the work and the social relationships.”

― Grace Baruch

“I never identified as a woman too much, because women aren’t too different from men. But with all the #MeToo and Time’s Up stuff, I thought about it differently.”

― Grace Chatto

“Women and men grow up with both sexes. Our mothers and fathers mean a lot to us, so it’s just a question of finding a balance between their influences. I’ve found mine. And it tends to be more on the male side. I mean male side the way we understand it in the West.”

― Grace Jones

“My husband often remarked what a pity it was that a great country like America, which in Europe is still regarded as such a young nation, should be represented seemingly only by old or infirm men.”

― Grace Kelly

“I never really liked Hollywood. I found it unreal – unreal and full of men and women whose lives were confused and full of pain.”

― Grace Kelly

“Latinas’ life expectancies are relatively long. When a current retiree hits 65 and begins receiving her benefit check, she can expect to live another 22 years. That life expectancy is higher than white women or men.”

― Grace Napolitano

“Most of the Women’s Libbers I knew really didn’t want to have a piece of the men’s pie. They thought that pie was kind of poisonous, toxic, really full of weapons, poison gases, all kinds of mean junk we didn’t even want a slice of.”

― Grace Paley

“Being in a rock n’ roll band was like being in a Sherman tank. Nothing got to you. You were surrounded and protected by men.”

― Grace Slick

“People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person’s habitual misery.”

― Graham Greene

“Straight men just can’t imagine the bliss of being in a relationship with someone who finds farting as funny as they do.”

― Graham Norton

“I am camp. Lots of gay men can’t cope with their campness. They are in denial about it.”

― Graham Norton

“Because society places a value on masculinity, gay men aspire to it. If you go to a gay club and the doorman says, ‘You do realise this is a gay club, don’t you lads?’ you get all excited because you think, ‘Wow, he thought I was straight!’”

― Graham Norton

“’Monuments Men’ is a movie… I don’t want to say for grown-ups, because some young folks could appreciate it, too. But if you’re expecting ‘Transformers,’ you’re going to be disappointed.”

― Grant Heslov

“’Monuments Men’ is not a docudrama. It’s not a documentary.”

― Grant Heslov

“I’m lucky to have a job doing something I really love to do, and I’m happy to accept the pressures of relentless deadlines or reader expectations as necessary evils. It’s probably not as stressful as mining coal or leading men into battle.”

― Grant Morrison

“All wars are planned by old men in council rooms apart.”

― Grantland Rice

“Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi looks in the mirror and sees a playboy of the old school. And men such as Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Charlie Sheen no doubt look at Berlusconi and think, ‘Role model!’ Women, of course, know otherwise. They see him as an aging, pathetic buffoon.”

― Graydon Carter

“Many men think they’re playboys, but they invariably land wide of the mark. Surrounding yourself with champagne, fast friends, and paid escorts is the very definition of the word ‘loser.’”

― Graydon Carter

“’Toughness’ and ‘credibility’ are leitmotifs that run through both Trumpian and Kissingerian deal-making. Both men insist that war and diplomacy are inseparable and that, to be effective, diplomats need to be able to wield threats and offer incentives in equal, unrestricted measure.”

― Greg Grandin

“Wilson won re-election in 1916, his campaign running on the slogan, ‘He kept us out of war.’ But he could then betray his anti-war supporters knowing that a rising political coalition – made up, in part, of men looking to redeem a lost war by finding new wars to fight – had his back.”

― Greg Grandin

“I know that, often, people in entertainment are surrounded by ‘yes’ men who tell you everything is ‘go.’ That’s never been an issue for me.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“My ancestors fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War; I was raised in Natchez, Miss.; I performed in the Confederate Pageant for a decade; I dug ditches and loaded trucks with black men who taught me more than any book ever could; and I graduated from Ole Miss. Anyone who survived that is a de facto expert on the South.”

― Greg Iles

“I feel like I came from a generation where… We didn’t have Vietnam. We didn’t have World War II. Nothing cultural was thrust upon us to make men out of us, so you’re kind of free to not grow up that way if you don’t want to.”

― Greg Mottola

“I’ve been watching ‘Two and a Half Men.’ That’s my number one. Then ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘90210.’”

― Greg Oden

“Almost without exception, the talented women I have known have believed they had less ability than they actually had. And almost without exception, the talented men I have known believed they had more.”

― Gregory Petsko

“I don’t want to be a silly temptress. I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing nothing but tempting men in pictures.”

― Greta Garbo

“I think one of the things I’ve learned is that the tone of an organization is set from the top down. And if you have men running an organization that want to honor women, that’s a whole different experience than if they don’t.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“Half of the equation is men, and right now, unfortunately, men are running the majority of corporations, so we have to make sure that if that is the case, that they are respectful and honor women for their true accomplishments.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“I am saddened by the prevalence of powerful men disrespecting and objectifying women – and getting away with it for years.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“A lot of people who have come up to me at restaurants – men – and have said, ‘I want to shake your hand, because I have daughters’.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“Men need to hire more women and put them in higher positions of power within organizations.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“Although approximately 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women, as the longevity of the male population increases, the disease will assume increasing importance in men.”

― Gro Harlem Brundtland

“I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid.”

― Grover Cleveland

“Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature’s monotony.”

― Guillaume Apollinaire

“Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman.”

― Guillaume Apollinaire

“I love men, not for what unites them, but for what divides them, and I want to know most of all what gnaws at their hearts.”

― Guillaume Apollinaire

“When I was a child, I was raised Catholic. Somewhere, I didn’t fit with the saints and holy men. I discovered the monsters – in Boris Karloff, I saw a beautiful, innocent creature in a state of grace, sacrificed by sins he did not commit.”

― Guillermo del Toro

“As I grew up, I always refused to cook Indian food very vehemently, and to this day, I don’t cook chapatis at home. I’d always say, ‘Why do I have to do it? Why don’t the men do it?’”

― Gurinder Chadha

“With these men and women who work-for the cause with all their hearts, with cool heads and skilled hands we will master every fate.”

― Gustav Krupp

“The longer you live and the more you learn, the more clearly you will feel the difference between the few men who are truly great and the mere virtuosi.”

― Gustav Mahler

“The great men of a nation reach out to all mankind. They are unifying, not divisive; internationally conciliating and still great nationally.”

― Gustav Stresemann

“When we see men of worth, we should think of equalling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves.”

― Gustave Courbet

“The men and women in the Armed Forces, that’s what I always think about and what I teach my kids about. We’re getting ready to sit down at the table and have Thanksgiving, and there’s people that are not with their families.”

― Guy Fieri

“Those are the men who will dance at your wedding.”

― Guy Madison

“Men often still expect women to be under their thumb.”

― Guy Pearce

“I don’t really relate to certain blokey men who just want to talk about blokey things. I never really know what to say and I always feel I have to act blokey in order to have them not say, ‘You’re a weirdo.’”

― Guy Pearce

“Family-supportive policies, which enable women to remain and progress in paid employment and encourage men to take their fair share of care work, are crucial to achieving gender equality at work.”

― Guy Ryder

“Women were real box office stars in the ’40s, more so than men. People loved to see women’s films. I think it was better then, except for the studio system.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.”

― H. Allen Smith

“My program intends to outsource tree plantation to uneducated rural men and women with a monthly salary of Rs5,000 for barely an hour’s work.”

― H. D. Kumaraswamy

“A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men’s lives should not stake their own.”

― H. G. Wells

“It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men’s lives should not pay with their own.”

― H. G. Wells

“To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!”

― H. L. Mencken

“Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.”

― H. L. Mencken

“Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too.”

― H. L. Mencken

“Honor is simply the morality of superior men.”

― H. L. Mencken

“What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.”

― H. L. Mencken

“All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.”

― H. L. Mencken

“It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.”

― H. L. Mencken

“Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier.”

― H. L. Mencken

“The only really happy folk are married women and single men.”

― H. L. Mencken

“There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he could see the toothache in his own humor.”

― H. L. Mencken

“Cats are the runes of beauty, invincibility, wonder, pride, freedom, coldness, self-sufficiency, and dainty individuality – the qualities of sensitive, enlightened, mentally developed, pagan, cynical, poetic, philosophic, dispassionate, reserved, independent, Nietzschean, unbroken, civilised, master-class men.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“Children will always be afraid of the dark, and men with minds sensitive to hereditary impulse will always tremble at the thought of the hidden and fathomless worlds of strange life which may pulsate in the gulfs beyond the stars, or press hideously upon our own globe in unholy dimensions which only the dead and the moonstruck can glimpse.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we listen and dream, we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“To be successful in struggle requires remembrance of the Creator and the doing of good deeds. This is important because successful struggle demands that there be a kind of social consciousness. There has to be a social commitment, a social consciousness that joins men together.”

― H. Rap Brown

“There has to be a social commitment, a social consciousness that joins men together. On the basis of their coming together, they do not transgress against themselves and they do not transgress against others.”

― H. Rap Brown

“We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.”

― Haile Selassie

“This world was not created piecemeal. Africa was born no later and no earlier than any other geographical area on this globe. Africans, no more and no less than other men, possess all human attributes, talents and deficiencies, virtues and faults.”

― Haile Selassie

“We all wish to live. We all seek a world in which men are freed of the burdens of ignorance, poverty, hunger and disease. And we shall all be hard-pressed to escape the deadly rain of nuclear fall-out should catastrophe overtake us.”

― Haile Selassie

“I have lived too long to cherish many illusions about the essential high-mindedness of men when brought into stark confrontation with the issue of control over their security, and their property interests.”

― Haile Selassie

“Pioneer women were very tough – they had to be, because the men go off for long periods of time, and the women would have to be able to protect themselves and their homes.”

― Haley Bennett

“I wish all men were like dogs.”

― Halle Berry

“I’m done with men… I’m going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don’t think I’m made for marriage.”

― Halle Berry

“I guess you could say I have bad taste in men. But I no longer feel the need to be someone’s wife.”

― Halle Berry

“I want the government to resign and an emergency government to be proclaimed, preferably made up of women. They can’t do worse than men.”

― Hallgrimur Helgason

“All the musicians I loved growing up were men. I loved Leonard Cohen, Mick Jagger. I loved Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys. Even today, I love Van McCann from Catfish and the Bottlemen and Matt Healy from The 1975.”

― Halsey

“In 2016, makeup has become an incredible passion and hobby for men and women, but it hasn’t become mainstream.”

― Halsey

“Many people in the West do not realise how oppressive some Muslim states are – both for men and for women. This is a cultural issue, not an Islamic one.”

― Hamza Yusuf

“The intelligent ruler makes the law select men and makes no arbitrary appointment himself; he makes the law measure merits and makes no arbitrary judgment himself.”

― Han Fei

“A ruler of men faces two possible misfortunes: if he employs the worthy, the ministers will use worthiness as a pretext to rob their ruler of his power, but if he promotes men recklessly, his affairs will be neglected, and he will not prevail.”

― Han Fei

“If you rely on political factions to promote men to office, the people will work to develop instrumental relationships and will not seek to be useful with regard to the law. Thus, a ruler who mistakes reputation for ability when assigning offices will see his state fall into disorder.”

― Han Fei

“If a ruler of men wants to put an end to vice, he must examine the correspondence between form and name and look to see how what is said differs from what is done.”

― Han Fei

“Certainly there are great men whose age circumscribes them so completely that we lose interest.”

― Haniel Long

“Dead men tell no tales.”

― Haniel Long

“I grew up with a pretty tough mom. She was a self-appointed neighborhood watchdog, and if she saw that any of the local boys were up to no good, she would scold them on the spot. Although she is only 5 feet 2, she was famous in our neighborhood for intimidating men three times her size and getting them to do the right thing.”

― Hanna Rosin

“If men can quilt and take over the kitchen, then women can pick up a wrench and fix a leaky pipe.”

― Hanna Rosin

“Women are choosing to stay single rather than marry men who can’t step up and provide.”

― Hanna Rosin

“Men need marriage more than women do. In fact, they need it to survive.”

― Hanna Rosin

“Women are just much better at getting degrees than men. It seems that school at every level plays to the natural strengths of women more than it does to men.”

― Hanna Rosin

“Women have taken on traditionally masculine roles and professions, and there is no real equivalent for men. Men are still extremely reluctant, as we all are reluctant to see them, take on traditionally feminine roles or professions. That is just not something that they do easily.”

― Hanna Rosin

“Men and women are equally intelligent, but separate factors, such as the abilities to focus, be collaborative and take other people’s views into account, allow you to be successful.”

― Hanna Rosin

“Women had a rights movement where they fought for changes. Men… don’t band together in quite that way. It happens not in such a public-cascade way as in a house-to-house way.”

― Hanna Rosin

“Yes, the upper reaches of society are still dominated by men.”

― Hanna Rosin

“If you look at total numbers in the working and middle class, men still on average make more than women.”

― Hanna Rosin

“I deeply believe that men and women need each other.”

― Hanna Rosin

“Evolutionary psychology tells us that men, especially powerful men, feel invincible and entitled to spread their seed, and that women can’t resist the scent of masculine power. Women, by contrast, are said to be more altruistic and collaborative, seeking power so that they can share it with others.”

― Hanna Rosin

“As we get used to women in power, we are likely to discover that they behave much like powerful men – vain, entitled, always looking for more.”

― Hanna Rosin

“In China, a lot of the opening up of private entrepreneurship is happening because women are starting businesses, small businesses, faster than men.”

― Hanna Rosin

“The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it.”

― Hannah Arendt

“It requires genius to make a good pun – some men of bright parts can’t reach it.”

― Hannah Cowley

“The only people I don’t reach on a very personal level are straight white men. They don’t really need another entertainer dedicated for them exclusively, so they’re fine.”

― Hannah Gadsby

“Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.”

― Hannah More

“I’m thrilled to partner with Gillette to help men understand what women want. If we’re able to give them that information, and Gillette can give them the tools to get there, then we both win, and that’s very exciting.”

― Hannah Simone

“I guess there are all these women with a big secret – they’re hiding men they are ashamed of. They come up to me and say: ‘I’ve been dating this guy for six months in secret but none of my friends know. I can’t give him up even though he’s embarrassing.’”

― Hannah Simone

“At the same time we are aware that our various religions and ethical traditions often offer very different bases for what is helpful and what is unhelpful for men and women, what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil.”

― Hans Kung

“Men can’t do much to change; we have to wear suits, although I never wear a tie, apart from in Asia sometimes. So I decided to grow my hair.”

― Hans Vestberg

“The Tamil industry, while being better than all the other film industries when it comes to treating female actors, is still dominated by men. So, I can only work within the space offered to heroines, and I think I am doing that.”

― Hansika Motwani

“I was romantically socialized as a gay man, and now that I am, for most intents and purposes, a heterosexual woman, I have to learn how to talk to straight men, which is the scariest thing I’ve ever done.”

― Hari Nef

“I prefer men who are queer. Not gay men, but queer men – guys with an open mind. Bisexual men, because they’re able to understand the different elements of the body without judging that I don’t conform to a certain ideal.”

― Hari Nef

“Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts; the other is the everyday relationship of the men and women in the organization.”

― Harold S. Geneen

“A lot of people are buying things on the Internet – not just white men.”

― Harper Reed

“Men and women have roles – their roles are different, but their rights are equal.”

― Harri Holkeri

“In Finland we have equal political rights for women and men. We do not regard ourselves according to sex.”

― Harri Holkeri

“I don’t agree with all-male leaderships. Men cannot be left to run things on their own. I think it’s a thoroughly bad thing to have a men-only leadership.”

― Harriet Harman

“Actually, I don’t ever think there will be a men-only team of leadership in the Labour party again. People would look at it and say, ‘What? Are there no women in the party to be part of the leadership? Do men want to do it all themselves?’ It just won’t happen again.”

― Harriet Harman

“I think a balanced team of men and women makes better decisions. That’s one of the reasons why I was prepared to run for deputy leader.”

― Harriet Harman

“In a country where women regard themselves as equal, they are not prepared to see men running the show themselves.”

― Harriet Harman

“Any one must see at a glance that if men and women marry those whom they do not love, they must love those whom they do not marry.”

― Harriet Martineau

“Men who pass most comfortably through this world are those who possess good digestions and hard hearts.”

― Harriet Martineau

“Who is to say that 5 men 10 years ago were right whereas 5 men looking the other direction today are wrong.”

― Harry A. Blackmun

“I’ve worked with the great and the not-so-great. But mostly I’ve worked with men and women who loved their profession, and who like me, had kids to raise and houses to pay for.”

― Harry Carey, Jr.

“I could have been a lot more famous and played leading men and everything. For whatever reason, I didn’t go for it.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.”

― Harry Emerson Fosdick

“My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion, and many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every-day commonplaces of my business.”

― Harry Houdini

“Adult fantasy gets a bad name. You think of Xena – Warrior Princess. If you don’t do it expensively, it becomes tacky and you end up just appealing to 45-year-old single men.”

― Harry Lloyd

“When a team goes down to 10 men, it makes you go and attack the game, push bodies forward, and create extra numbers.”

― Harry Maguire

“I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it’s pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living.”

― Harry Nilsson

“Two wide men stuck out wide leave you very open in midfield, but it’s a strength as well. Going forward, it makes you pretty dangerous to anyone.”

― Harry Redknapp

“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.”

― Harry S Truman

“You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.”

― Harry S Truman

“Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.”

― Harry S Truman

“Study men, not historians.”

― Harry S Truman

“Most young people were getting jobs in big companies, becoming company men. I wanted to be individual.”

― Haruki Murakami

“I have the world’s worst taste in men, so now I simply have wonderful relationships of the friend kind, but trying to settle down with somebody? No, no, no, no, no, no, no. I’m beyond that.”

― Harvey Fierstein

“I grew up with a lot of guys, some of them are dead, some of them are this and some of them that, and some of them very, very powerful, bright young men, who became this instead of that simply because of a lack of guidance – that’s all.”

― Harvey Keitel

“If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other’s nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth.”

― Havelock Ellis

“It is only the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to be obscene, they could never have dared to be great.”

― Havelock Ellis

“The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men.”

― Havelock Ellis

“Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.”

― Havelock Ellis

“To be a leader of men one must turn one’s back on men.”

― Havelock Ellis

“Failing to find in women exactly the same kind of sexual emotions, as they find in themselves, men have concluded that there are none there at all.”

― Havelock Ellis

“I learned a great many things in the Marines that helped me as a football coach. The Marines train men hard and to do things the right way, just as a football team must train.”

― Hayden Fry

“Women don’t necessarily understand that it is possible to have the same level of ambition as men – they allow themselves to be held back by the obstacles rather than empowered by the possibilities.”

― Heather Bresch

“You can’t keep changing men, so you settle for changing your lipstick.”

― Heather Locklear

“You just have to forgive them for being men.”

― Heather Locklear

“First of all, I would like to clear the air on one thing. Alison has slept with more men than Amanda; Sydney has slept with more men than Amanda; I think Matt has slept with more men than Amanda.”

― Heather Locklear

“I’ve always gone out with men who wanted a cook all the time.”

― Heather Mills

“In the men’s game, there are three, four, five dominant players who pretty much win everything, but in the women’s, anyone can.”

― Heather Watson

“Many men say: ‘If I could only see an angel, if I could only hear an angel proclaim something, that would cause me to be faithful all the days of my life!’”

― Heber J. Grant

“Music has shaped men’s fashion, and transposed in a playful and witty manner its riding or military heritage. It is difficult to figure out who leads, but music and fashion are connected genetically.”

― Hedi Slimane

“Men’s fashion has a certain heaviness in the fabrics and construction. But also there is a heaviness in the mentality.”

― Hedi Slimane

“Men are not supposed to be mysterious. That’s what you say about women. But I think men can have a little of it, too.”

― Hedi Slimane

“The framework of men’s wear is so narrow, that when you play at the edges you get labeled.”

― Hedi Slimane

“American men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things, money and breasts. It seems a very narrow outlook.”

― Hedy Lamarr

“I find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don’t have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.”

― Hedy Lamarr

“Men are most virile and most attractive between the ages of 35 and 55. Under 35 a man has too much to learn, and I don’t have time to teach him.”

― Hedy Lamarr

“I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me. Somewhere there must be a man who could be my husband and not feel inferior.”

― Hedy Lamarr

“I enjoy countless hundreds pursuing me. I love those who love me the most. I am sort of flattered by men showing attention to me.”

― Hedy Lamarr

“I think women are concerned too much with their clothes. Men don’t really care that much about women’s clothes. If they like a girl, chances are they’ll like her clothes.”

― Hedy Lamarr

“It’s funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash to get rid of them. Women pay emotionally coming and going. Neither has it easy.”

― Hedy Lamarr

“I think women let themselves be burdened by failures much more than men do. They agonize – and I do it a lot, too – and rethink them.”

― Heidi Roizen

“Whenever books are burned, men also in the end are burned.”

― Heinrich Heine

“Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.”

― Heinrich Heine

“The men of action are, after all, only the unconscious instruments of the men of thought.”

― Heinrich Heine

“The poets whom I knew then were all men and all seemed dauntingly sure of themselves – although I am sure that really they were as uncertain as I was.”

― Helen Dunmore

“Natural beauty really entices men. They will tell you this time and time again, and studies consistently prove it.”

― Helen Fisher

“Men couldn’t care less if your strands are perfectly styled and neat. In fact, he might like you more with some wildness or bedhead, since it shows you’re carefree and relaxed.”

― Helen Fisher

“Once you fall for someone, their smell can be a powerful thing. Women will wear their boyfriends’ T-shirts, and throughout tales in history men have held on to their lover’s handkerchief.”

― Helen Fisher

“Men and women are like two feet; they can help each other get ahead.”

― Helen Fisher

“Blushing is thought to be linked to increased levels of norepinephrine in the brain, which may be associated with romantic feelings. It signals that we are interested and excited, which is attractive to men.”

― Helen Fisher

“Women are very attracted to a low voice because it’s linked to testosterone, which for millions of years was a sign that men had very good spacial skills and would have been very good at hunting and finding their way back home.”

― Helen Fisher

“You’ve got to remember that men are men and women are women. And although a lot of similarities, there are some real differences.”

― Helen Fisher

“I’ve always maintained that men were more romantic than women.”

― Helen Fisher

“Men tend to be hierarchical, but women are driven to make lateral connections so they can cooperate.”

― Helen Fisher

“Both sexes like the exercise and challenge of sports, but for men it’s also a basic display behavior for impressing and winning a mate.”

― Helen Fisher

“Women have a better sense of smell than men do, and it’s even sharper in the middle of their menstrual cycle, when estrogen levels peak and women are more likely to be deciding whether a man’s attractive.”

― Helen Fisher

“Women spend their lives trying to look good for men. So a woman who feels she’s sending the right visual signals is pleased with herself.”

― Helen Fisher

“Men want to think women don’t cheat, and women want men to think they don’t cheat, and therefore the sexes have been playing a little psychological game with each other.”

― Helen Fisher

“Young women today do not marry the men they met in high school, or even the one they go out with at college, because they do not need to.”

― Helen Fisher

“For men, being too put-together implies femininity.”

― Helen Fisher

“Women apparently are quite drawn to men who have differences rather than similarities in their histocompatibility system. They pick it up by smell, and they can pick it up from kissing.”

― Helen Fisher

“It’s almost as if men who get tribal tattoos are trying to signal that they are dangerous, they’re to be respected, and they’re powerful.”

― Helen Fisher

“Whether you’re married or not, relationships – and the satisfaction tied to them – are extremely important for increasing men’s and women’s quality of life.”

― Helen Fisher

“Despite the myth that men are less committed, they are predisposed to desire marriage.”

― Helen Fisher

“Men fall in love faster than, and just as often as, women.”

― Helen Fisher

“As societies continue to loosen their standards regarding what is appropriate female and male behavior, I think we are going to realize we have not only underestimated women, but also men.”

― Helen Fisher

“In general, men are wired to notice obvious signs that convey interest in mating – a warm smile, for example – and ignore other subtleties, like if your lipstick is faded.”

― Helen Fisher

“Overdone lipstick is a deterrent to men. It rubs off easily onto their skin and the edges of their shirts, so it discourages them from kissing, touching, and coming closer to you, which is what they really want to do!”

― Helen Fisher

“Scientists know that women gravitate to men who have a different immune system from theirs.”

― Helen Fisher

“When the baby dies, On every side Rose stranger’s voices, hard and harsh and loud. The baby was not wrapped in any shroud. The mother made no sound. Her head was bowed That men’s eyes might not see Her misery.”

― Helen Hunt Jackson

“Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.”

― Helen Keller

“Literature is reflecting what is happening in life. More and more women are having relationships with younger men. It’s partly that women are not losing their figures now.”

― Helen McCrory

“I have to say, without sounding like a total tosser, that everything I’ve learned in life, and that has taken me out of my natural interior life, has been with men. They exposed me to things that I wasn’t aware of. I learned from all the guys.”

― Helen Mirren

“I was part of the first generation of girls and women to be educated and go to grammar school even if we didn’t have much money. Then that generation went, ‘OK, great’, and went into medicine or the police, and hit this wall of discrimination from older men who hadn’t caught up.”

― Helen Mirren

“I sometimes get asked: ‘How come the men in your stories don’t have such strong characters?’ And I’m like: ‘I don’t care.’ I just want to find out about all the different lives a woman can live. But my feminism has never been against men. It’s not erasure; it’s just they’re not the focus. In real life, they’re quite nice.”

― Helen Oyeyemi

“I don’t feel there’s a difference between the real world and the fairy-tale world. They contain psychological truths and, I guess, projections of what the culture that tells them thinks about various things: men, women, aging, dying – the most basic aspects of being human.”

― Helen Oyeyemi

“There are only two kinds of men; the dead and the deadly.”

― Helen Rowland

“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

“When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of many men for the inattention of one.”

― Helen Rowland

“I hope there will be continued U.K. investment in human spaceflight to enable Britain to benefit from space travel in the longer term and that many more Britons – women and men – will travel into space.”

― Helen Sharman

“The Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless millions of men born under various climates, in times with which History refuses to deal, and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible with the theories of Geology and Anthropology.”

― Helena Blavatsky

“The chief difficulty which prevents men of science from believing in divine as well as in nature Spirits is their materialism.”

― Helena Blavatsky

“Men are just as vain as women, and sometimes even more so.”

― Helena Rubinstein

“In the end, I do think it’s insulting to men and women to insist that they fit a certain profile. I never understood that.”

― Helmut Lang

“My mother did what many men do. She left.”

― Henning Mankell

“Why do Jewish men die before their wives? They want to.”

― Henny Youngman

“For Jesus, there are no countries to be conquered, no ideologies to be imposed, no people to be dominated. There are only children, women and men to be loved.”

― Henri Nouwen

“If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and ‘with malice toward none and charity for all’ go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail.”

― Henry A. Wallace

“The moral and spiritual aspects of both personal and international relationships have a practical bearing which so-called practical men deny.”

― Henry A. Wallace

“Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.”

― Henry 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

“How have I lived so long? I never worried. In the ’20s, there were millions of men out of work. You couldn’t get a job anywhere. I wasn’t worried.”

― Henry Allingham

“In the priesthood we share the sacred duty to labor for the souls of men. We must do more than learn that this is our duty. It must go down into our hearts so deeply that neither the many demands on our efforts in the bloom of life nor the trials that come with age can turn us from that purpose.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“To keep ourselves grounded in the Lord’s Church, we can and must train our eyes to recognize the power of the Lord in the service of those He has called. We must be worthy of the companionship of the Holy Ghost. And we need to pray for the Holy Ghost to help us know that men who lead us hold this power.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The Pilgrim and the Puritan whom we honor tonight were men who did a great deal of work in the world. They had their faults and their – shortcomings, but they were not slothful in business and they were most fervent in spirit.”

― Henry Cabot Lodge

“Internationalism, illustrated by the Bolshevik and by the men to whom all countries are alike provided they can make money out of them, is to me repulsive.”

― Henry Cabot Lodge

“But, gentlemen, can any of us say that as a result of such overwhelming sacrifices of money, of men, of ideals, and of civil dignity the sense of security has indeed been attained?”

― Henry Campbell-Bannerman

“I’m from a family of six men, so I’m bound to be physical.”

― Henry Cavill

“By adopting the ‘free trade,’ or British, system, we place ourselves side by side with the men who have ruined Ireland and India, and are now poisoning and enslaving the Chinese people.”

― Henry Charles Carey

“To enable men to exercise that power is the object of protection.”

― Henry Charles Carey

“Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.”

― Henry Clay

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Men are born to succeed, not to fail.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Men have become the tools of their tools.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“The life which men praise and regard as successful is but one kind. Why should we exaggerate any one kind at the expense of the others?”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Men have a respect for scholarship and learning greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“I have thought there was some advantage even in death, by which we mingle with the herd of common men.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.”

― Henry Drummond

“The world have payed too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.”

― Henry Fielding

“Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are.”

― Henry Fielding

“I describe not men, but manners; not an individual, but a species.”

― Henry Fielding

“Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.”

― Henry Ford

“You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don’t seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.”

― Henry Ford

“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.”

― Henry Ford

“How many men are there who fairly earn a million dollars?”

― Henry George

“Asian men are sexy, confident, and passionate – and three-dimensional. We want the opportunity to portray roles that reflect who we are in real life.”

― Henry Golding

“You can have Asians being leading men that are sex symbols. You can have leading women powering through.”

― Henry Golding

“Nations, like men, have their infancy.”

― Henry IV of England

“It is in the midst of disasters that bold men grow bolder.”

― Henry IV

“Young men of this class never do anything for themselves that they can get other people to do for them, and it is the infatuation, the devotion, the superstition of others that keeps them going. These others in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred are women.”

― Henry James

“The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.”

― Henry Kissinger

“I don’t see the wisdom in modern politicians that I once saw in men like Dean Acheson, David Bruce, or George Marshall. In my day, the northeastern establishment dominated foreign policy formulation, but the composition and distribution of our population is very different today.”

― Henry Kissinger

“My view of my role is that together with like-minded men and women, I could help contribute to a bipartisan view of American engagement in the world for another period; I could do my part to overcome this really, in a way, awful period in which we are turning history into personal recriminations, depriving our political system of a serious debate.”

― Henry Kissinger

“We are all the President’s men.”

― Henry Kissinger

“Men at a distance, who have admired our systems of government unfounded in nature, are apt to accuse the rulers, and say that taxes have been assessed too high and collected too rigidly.”

― Henry Knox

“I was an economics major in college, and every summer after school, I would drive my car from California, from Claremont men’s college at the time, to New York. And I worked on Wall Street.”

― Henry Kravis

“And opposite the bench, the dock, divided by a partition, with the women to the left and the men to the right, as it is on the stairs or the block in polite society.”

― Henry Lawson

“It is the same with revolution; so long as the proper spirit is spreading amongst our young men, we are satisfied that it spreads without bombast or parade.”

― Henry Lawson

“The African American’s relationship to Africa has long been ambivalent, at least since the early nineteenth century, when 3,000 black men crowded into Bishop Richard Allen’s African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia to protest noisily a plan to recolonize free blacks in Africa.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“America is the greatest nation ever founded. The ideals are the greatest ever espoused in human history, and we just need the country to live up to them. But what I worry about are the 1 million black men in the prison system.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.”

― Henry Miller

“What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs.”

― Henry Miller

“To live without killing is a thought which could electrify the world, if men were only capable of staying awake long enough to let the idea soak in.”

― Henry Miller

“When you know what men are capable of you marvel neither at their sublimity nor their baseness. There are no limits in either direction apparently.”

― Henry Miller

“I was secretary of the Treasury in 2008. In that role, I had the privilege to work with many talented men and women in government and the private sector who labored to pull our nation back from the brink of disaster.”

― Henry Paulson

“It has been said, by engineers themselves, that given enough money, they can accomplish virtually anything: send men to the moon, dig a tunnel under the English Channel. There’s no reason they couldn’t likewise devise ways to protect infrastructure from the worst hurricanes, earthquakes and other calamities, natural and manmade.”

― Henry Petroski

“There are men who can write poetry, and there are men who can read balance sheets. The men who can read balance sheets cannot write.”

― Henry R. Luce

“Why do you think the old stories tell of men who set out on great journeys to impress the gods? Because trying to impress people just isn’t worth the time and effort.”

― Henry Rollins

“Between the Dinosaur Jr. albums and his recent solo albums, ‘Several Shades of Why’ and ‘Heavy Blanket,’ J Mascis is emerging as one of the last men from all that ’80s indie madness, still writing songs that you want to listen to over and over.”

― Henry Rollins

“If it’s a man’s world, as they say, then men, your world is a poorly run carnage fest.”

― Henry Rollins

“It’s why real men just go out in the woods and howl. I must do it and get paid.”

― Henry Rollins

“Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.”

― Henry Steele Commager

“Shy and proud men are more liable than any others to fall into the hands of parasites and creatures of low character. For in the intimacies which are formed by shy men, they do not choose, but are chosen.”

― Henry Taylor

“The world knows nothing of its greatest men.”

― Henry Taylor

“Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinions of others.”

― Henry Taylor

“Caesar had perished from the world of men, had not his sword been rescued by his pen.”

― Henry Vaughan

“Without any formal orders to retreat, what was left of the several organizations yielded to a general impulse to abandon the field. Officers and men became controlled by the one thought of getting as far as possible from the enemy.”

― Henry Villard

“Education of both men and women is a wonderful contraceptive.”

― Henry W. Kendall

“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.”

― 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.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can’t be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“When a nation’s young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men’s weaknesses.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Books are not men and yet they stay alive.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“That problem has been going on since men and women and their children moved from the plains and into caves. How many times have you heard Howard Cunningham talking to Marian about shopping? Too many.”

― Henry Winkler

“Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.”

― Heraclitus

“A committee should consist of three men, two of whom are absent.”

― Herbert Beerbohm Tree

“The spirit of liberalism is to create free men; it is not the regimentation of men.”

― Herbert Hoover

“Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.”

― Herbert Hoover

“All men are equal before fish.”

― Herbert Hoover

“Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.”

― Herbert Hoover

“Many years ago, I concluded that a few hair shirts were part of the mental wardrobe of every man. The president differs from other men in that he has a more extensive wardrobe.”

― Herbert Hoover

“The glory of the nation rests in the character of her men. And character comes from boyhood. Thus, every boy is a challenge to his elders.”

― Herbert Hoover

“Engineering training deals with the exact sciences. That sort of exactness makes for truth and conscience. It might be good for the world if more men had that sort of mental start in life even if they did not pursue the profession.”

― Herbert Hoover

“The great liability of the engineer compared to men of other professions is that his works are out in the open where all can see them. His acts, step by step, are in hard substance. He cannot bury his mistakes in the grave like the doctors. He cannot argue them into thin air or blame the judge like the lawyers.”

― Herbert Hoover

“We must have government that builds stamina into communities and men. That makes men instead of mendicants.”

― Herbert Hoover

“True liberal government is founded on the emancipation of men.”

― Herbert Hoover

“Freedom does not die from frontal attack. It dies because men in power no longer believe in a system based upon liberty.”

― Herbert Hoover

“Free government is the most difficult of all government. But it is everlastingly true that the plain people will make fewer mistakes than any other group of men, no matter how powerful.”

― Herbert Hoover

“Rich men’s sons are seldom rich men’s fathers.”

― Herbert Kaufman

“Who indeed, after pulling off the coloured glasses of prejudice and thrusting out of sight his pet projects, can help seeing the folly of these endeavours to protect men against themselves? A sad population of imbeciles would our schemers fill the world with, could their plans last.”

― Herbert Spencer

“The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.”

― Herbert Spencer

“A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.”

― Herbert Spencer

“The behavior of men to the lower animals, and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship.”

― Herbert Spencer

“I recently formed a foundation to raise awareness for prostate cancer. I feel it’s very necessary that men be more aware about prostate cancer and their health in general.”

― Herbie Mann

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”

― Herman Melville

“Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged.”

― Herman Melville

“There is nothing namable but that some men will, or undertake to, do it for pay.”

― Herman Melville

“I learned about machinery, I learned how men behaved under pressure, and I learned about Americans.”

― Herman Wouk

“All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.”

― Hermann Hesse

“What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men each one of whom is a valuable, unique experiment on the part of nature are shot down wholesale.”

― Hermann Hesse

“All men’s gains are the fruit of venturing.”

― Herodotus

“Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.”

― Herodotus

“If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose, after examination, the best customs in the world, each nation would certainly select its own.”

― Herodotus

“Men’s fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever.”

― Herodotus

“Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.”

― Herodotus

“Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.”

― Herodotus

“Of all men’s miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing.”

― Herodotus

“In soft regions are born soft men.”

― Herodotus

“Men trust their ears less than their eyes.”

― Herodotus

“Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.”

― Herodotus

“The ears of men are lesser agents of belief than their eyes.”

― Herodotus

“I never yet feared those men who set a place apart in the middle of their cities where they gather to cheat one another and swear oaths which they break.”

― Herodotus

“Many exceedingly rich men are unhappy, but many middling circumstances are fortunate.”

― Herodotus

“The best is he who calls men to the best. And those who heed the call are also blessed. But worthless who call not, heed not, but rest.”

― Hesiod

“For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike.”

― Hesiod

“The most casual examination will reveal the fact that all the jokes about the horrible results of masculine cooking and sewing are written by men. It is all part of a great scheme of sex propaganda.”

― Heywood Broun

“When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.”

― Hilaire Belloc

“All men have an instinct for conflict: at least, all healthy men.”

― Hilaire Belloc

“I love men who have a lot going on in their lives, like I do.”

― Hilary Duff

“When I was 5, I’m like,’ I’m doing this,’ whether there’s women’s ice hockey, men’s ice hockey, whatever it was in my future.”

― Hilary Knight

“The best way to protect young black, brown, men of color, women of color, is to actually stop profiling, stop the prejudice, and stop the judgment first.”

― Hill Harper

“I think our biggest problem is lack of real, honest communication between black men and black women. A lot of men talk amongst men, and a lot of women speak amongst women.”

― Hill Harper

“What I’ve found in doing research is that men want a relationship that feels fun. In other words, they want a relationship that has qualities or elements of their same-sex relationships – just like women do, too.”

― Hill Harper

“We’re living in a time, unfortunately, where, you know, a lot of young men, particularly young men of color, being raised by single mothers. And their mothers so desperately want to connect with them, but I found, in talking with a lot of young men, that sometimes it’s difficult.”

― Hill Harper

“With my first book, ‘A Letter to a Young Brother,’ I figured it would be my only book I was ever going to write. What happened with that is a lot of young men would reach out to me.”

― Hill Harper

“Men and women can absolutely be friends, and that’s what we need to be. Part of the problem is that we aren’t friends enough. Our relationships are negotiations, and that is not friendship.”

― Hill Harper

“Part of the problem in today’s world is that many men are taught that they have to ‘make it’ before they should even consider committed to a healthy partnership.”

― Hill Harper

“Hard men present hard choices – none more so than Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I don’t think feminism, as I understand the definition, implies the rejection of maternal values, nurturing children, caring about the men in your life. That is just nonsense to me.”

― Hillary Clinton

“It is past time for women to take their rightful place, side by side with men, in the rooms where the fates of peoples, where their children’s and grandchildren’s fates, are decided.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I mean, honestly, we have to be clear that the life for many Afghan women is not that much different than it was a hundred years ago, 200 years ago. The country has lived with so much violence and conflict that many people, men and women, just want it to be over.”

― Hillary Clinton

“Women have an ability to be still in a way men don’t.”

― Hilton Als

“’Moonlight’ undoes our expectations as viewers, and as human beings, too. As we watch, another movie plays in our minds: real-life footage of the many forms of damage done to black men, which can sometimes lead them to turn that hateful madness on their own kind, passing on the poison that was their inheritance.”

― Hilton Als

“The colored race saved to the noble women of New England and the middle States men on whom they lean today for security and safety. Many of my race, the representatives of these men on the field of battle, sleep in the countless graves of the South.”

― Hiram Rhodes Revels

“The Legislature, which was elected under the Constitution framed and supported by colored men, declared that a man having more than an eighth of African blood in his veins was ineligible to office or a seat in the Legislature of the State of Georgia.”

― Hiram Rhodes Revels

“The Republican party is not inflamed, as some would fain have the country believe, against the South. Its borders are wide enough for all truly loyal men to find within them peace and repose from the din and discord of angry faction.”

― Hiram Rhodes Revels

“In 2006, I published my first novel, ‘In the Country of Men.’ The publication of the book gave me a bigger platform to speak about my father’s abduction and Libya’s human-rights record.”

― Hisham Matar

“Gaddafi tried to give a masterclass to men like the Syrian dictator, Bashar al-Assad, on how to crush a civilian uprising.”

― Hisham Matar

“From my family alone, Qaddafi had imprisoned five men.”

― Hisham Matar

“You can kill ten of our men for every one we kill of yours. But even at those odds, you will lose and we will win.”

― Ho Chi Minh

“You will kill 10 of our men, and we will kill 1 of yours, and in the end it will be you who tire of it.”

― Ho Chi Minh

“Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men as well as women, even by children.”

― Ho Chi Minh

“When I first came to NBC, I thought it was going to be swimming with the sharks, all men for themselves, be careful and all that. I have to tell you I learned that you can be kind and a hard worker and move up. You don’t have to play dirty or do things that you think happens at big corporations.”

― Hoda Kotb

“I notice that most of the men who tease me about my hair, don’t have any.”

― Holland Taylor

“The men in my family are the big criers.”

― Holly Branson

“White middle- and upper-class men have a longer journey to go than many people.”

― Holly Near

“It is essential that men start being interested in and excited by how women think.”

― Holly Near

“To come to a concert and hear a lot of songs from a female perspective should not make men say, ‘Oh well, that’s for women’.”

― Holly Near

“I’m told leather drives men up the wall. I like wearing it because it because it feels nice.”

― Honor Blackman

“Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy.”

― Honore de Balzac

“When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.”

― Honore de Balzac

“Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.”

― Honore de Balzac

“Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.”

― Honore de Balzac

“There is a fundamental and culturally learned power imbalance between men and women, and it follows us into the workplace. The violence born of this imbalance follows us also. We would like to believe that it stops short of following us into the laboratory and into the field – but it does not.”

― Hope Jahren

“I think being a scientist is a position of respect and power and access, and it’s a privileged position in society. And I think there are fundamental mechanisms that keep men and women from achieving the same level of power and access and privilege in society.”

― Hope Jahren

“Men and women study things differently, and it’s not because of our chromosomes. It’s a product of our cultural conditioning.”

― Hope Jahren

“Of course Seattle loves soccer. You can see from the men’s Seattle Sounders team.”

― Hope Solo

“I always wanted a pug. After seeing ‘Men in Black,’ the little pug in that, I had to get one.”

― Hopsin

“Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.”

― Horace Mann

“If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable.”

― Horace Mann

“Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.”

― Horace

“I teach that all men are mad.”

― Horace

“Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent.”

― Horace Smith

“Men are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.”

― Horace Walpole

“Nostalgic myself, I am a sucker for other men’s nostalgia.”

― Howard Jacobson

“Even the wordiest of men know there’s a time to button it.”

― Howard Jacobson

“I’ve never owned a T-shirt. I don’t like vests or sweaters or cardies with zips. I like a proper shirt with a collar. There’s nothing else that I think I look nice in. I don’t think there’s anything else that other men look nice in, to be honest. Things with words on! Can you imagine? On grown-ups! Words are to make books with.”

― Howard Jacobson

“One of my agents once said I was one of the most dangerous men in London, and I was so excited by that. For a few days, I walked around Soho snarling.”

― Howard Jacobson

“Having marshalled the men in battle order, as shown in the first diagram, you will observe that each party has two ranks of men, on the first of which stand the superior Pieces, and on the next the eight Pawns.”

― Howard Staunton

“Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies.”

― Howard Thurman

“I would love to get in trouble with the Catholic Church. I’m not religious myself, but my issue is with the organization. It’s an organization of men – it’s not about faith.”

― Hozier

“China is not to be won for Christ by quiet, ease-loving men and women… The stamp of men and women we need is such as will put Jesus, China, souls first and foremost in everything and at every time – even life itself must be secondary.”

― Hudson Taylor

“The time has come for all good men to rise above principle.”

― Huey Long

“When ‘Penthouse’ and ‘Hustler’ came along, they confused what I was trying to do. Before they arrived, we were perceived as a sophisticated men’s magazine.”

― Hugh Hefner

“Men’s magazines in the period immediately after World War II were almost all outdoor-oriented. They were connected to some extent in the male bonding that came out of a war… And what I tried to create was a magazine for the indoor guy, but focused specifically on the single life: in other words, the period of bachelorhood before you settle down.”

― Hugh Hefner

“What’s amazing is that the taste of American men and international tastes in terms of beauty have essentially stayed the same. Styles change, but our view of beauty stays the same.”

― Hugh Hefner

“The difference between Marilyn Monroe and the early Pamela Anderson is not that great. What’s amazing is that the taste of American men and international tastes in terms of beauty have essentially stayed the same. Styles change, but our view of beauty stays the same.”

― Hugh Hefner

“Men project their fantasies onto me; they live them through who they think I am.”

― Hugh Hefner

“For Sunday breakfast, I make orange and ricotta pancakes, crepes and eggs. You know men, we usually go for breakfast because it’s the easiest thing to cook and then we try to make it seem fancy.”

― Hugh Jackman

“I have done many movies that people hadn’t seen. ‘The Fountain,’ I spent a year on that. ‘The Prestige’ with Chris Nolan, and ‘Australia.’ From my perspective it’s very satisfying. Some movies people see and other movies they don’t. ‘Wolverine,’ ‘X Men,’ I know that in some level people know me just for that and it’s fine for me.”

― Hugh Jackman

“I’ve always enjoyed a woman’s company more than men’s. They’re usually better looking.”

― Hugh Leonard

“Well, I enjoy sharing in the dangers that we ask our men and women in uniform to share in almost every day.”

― Hugh Shelton

“I jump out of perfectly good airplanes, and it’s a great thrill and it allows me to share in the dangers that our great men and women in uniform share in on a regular basis.”

― Hugh Shelton

“Simon Bolivar, when history led him – and as Karl Marx said, men can make history, but only as far as history allows us to do so – when history took Bolivar and made him the leader of the independence process in Venezuela, he made that process revolutionary.”

― Hugo Chavez

“Of all the men that have run for president in the twentieth century, only George McGovern truly understood what a monument America could be to the human race.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“My aim was to dismantle this false history that men created punk, because they didn’t. And they were certainly never the best at it.”

― Hunx

“I’m into the natural look on men.”

― Hunx

“I hate old white men.”

― Hunx

“Nothing is more useless in developing a nation’s economy than a gun, and nothing blocks the road to social development more than the financial burden of war. War is the arch enemy of national progress and the modern scourge of civilized men.”

― Hussein of Jordan

“In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth – often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.”

― Hypatia

“People have to realise you don’t help African children singing along to 60-year-old men playing their tunes from 40 years ago.”

― Ian Brown

“As a result of 50 years of emancipation, feminine qualities were dying out or being transferred to the males. Pansies of both sexes were everywhere, not yet completely homosexual, but confused not knowing what they were. The result was a herd of unhappy sexual misfits… the women wanting to dominate and the men to be nannied.”

― Ian Fleming

“It was the short men that caused all the trouble in the world.”

― Ian Fleming

“Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off like a light switch.”

― Ian Fleming

“Life on a factory farm is well-nigh unbearable for the animals or birds, and it is often foul for the women and men who process the meat that results – especially in factories for chicken parts. But do not sentimentalize. Do not imagine barnyard life is a bowl of cherries.”

― Ian Hacking

“Most good roles are written for young men. We are fixated on youth. So however much people say there is nothing wrong with being bald, the reality is once the hair is gone, you might not get the parts.”

― Ian Hart

“Women want to feel wanted. Men want to feel needed.”

― Ian K. Smith

“Men, in fact, are excited and looking forward to settling down and having families and being true partners with women in relationships that are full of excitement, unpredictability, adventure, and loyalty.”

― Ian K. Smith

“Men don’t avoid successful women because they’re jealous; they often do it to avoid being in competition with her next job promotion.”

― Ian K. Smith

“We’re very lucky, men, that there are these fabulous parts. Women – once you’ve done all the parts in Shakespeare, they start running out. So you can pick and choose and find something to energise you.”

― Ian Mckellen

“Even now, there are young actors who want careers as romantic leading men, and the best thing is not to reveal you’re gay.”

― Ian Mckellen

“I’ve always written. At the age of six or seven, I would get sheets of A4 paper and fold them in half, cut the edges to make a little eight-page booklet, break it up into squares and put in little stick men with little speech bubbles, and I’d have a spy story, a space story and a football story.”

― Ian Rankin

“It’s intimidating when you have to stand onstage amongst a bunch of men who are dedicated to maintaining peak musculature and athleticism, and they’re six-five, 240 pounds of twisted steel and sex appeal. It’s a lot to stand up to… My goal is to not look like Chris Farley.”

― Ian Ziering

“I think men, growing up, you have to go through some form of hardship. You’ve got to harden the metal.”

― Ice T

“I think that men need to have a little bit of manism. You have feminism. I don’t have a problem with that.”

― Ice T

“Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and murder a single individual, so gagged and bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense.”

― Ida B. Wells

“In fact, for all kinds of offenses – and, for no offenses – from murders to misdemeanors, men and women are put to death without judge or jury; so that, although the political excuse was no longer necessary, the wholesale murder of human beings went on just the same.”

― Ida B. Wells

“The negro has suffered far more from the commission of this crime against the women of his race by white men than the white race has ever suffered through his crimes.”

― Ida B. Wells

“Keeping a feminine approach is vital – men hate bossy females.”

― Ida Lupino

“Any woman who wishes to smash into the world of men isn’t very feminine.”

― Ida Lupino

“The first and most imperative necessity in war is money, for money means everything else – men, guns, ammunition.”

― Ida Tarbell

“I think as women, the smarter and more powerful we are, the more it can be threatening and alienating to other people, more than with men. That’s something we need to support each other with.”

― Idina Menzel

“I think there’s a tendency for actors like myself, and I don’t mean to generalize myself, but I’ve played ‘men’s men,’ if you will, characters that are simmering rage and calculated. There’s a trend not to play anything that is opposed to that.”

― Idris Elba

“’Punk rock’ is a word used by dilettantes and heartless manipulators about music that takes up the energies, the bodies, the hearts, the souls, the time and the minds of young men who give everything they have to it.”

― Iggy Pop

“On a group of theories one can found a school; but on a group of values one can found a culture, a civilization, a new way of living together among men.”

― Ignazio Silone

“Opera singers, we’re not muscle men; you have to be careful about your work.”

― Ildar Abdrazakov

“I talk a lot about the men in my family because my mother died when I was little, and my grandmother died when my aunts were little, so we didn’t have those kinds of heads of household. But all the members of our household who were female were sort of living as equal and as wise as the male figures in our family.”

― Ilhan Omar

“I think people have to understand that ’empowering’ for women doesn’t mean negating men.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“I think that it’s an easy thing to say, that whenever women do stand up, that ‘Oh, they must hate men’ – and I’m like, ‘Well, if you listen carefully, it’s actually a lovely tutorial that I wouldn’t give to men unless I cared.’”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“I’ve built a career on evenly entertaining men and women. And I’m kind of known for not making either side feel bad.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“I’ve been entertaining men with my comedy for many, many years, and I don’t plan on stopping.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“Women are often scrutinized when they have pets that men wouldn’t have. We are immediately faulted for having the wrong kind of pet rather than anyone first think, ‘Wow, she rescued an animal that would have been otherwise killed and gave them a great home – how sweet!’”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“Wart hogs should sue for libel. It is a terrible name and they are fine fellows and devoted family men and it is rare to see one by himself; the little woman and the kiddies are usually close at hand.”

― Ilka Chase

“It is usually when men are at their most religious that they behave with the least sense and the greatest cruelty.”

― Ilka Chase

“Great men marry great women.”

― Ilyasah Shabazz

“My father… gave me a positive connection with men because he is a gentleman.”

― Iman

“I believe all men that are desired by masses of women due to looks, drive, and character are all more than likely to be seeing multiple women (Rightfully so if they are single).”

― Iman Shumpert

“I’m not a feminist that hates men by any means.”

― Imelda May

“Forgiving the men who killed my parents and brother was a process, a journey into deeper and deeper prayer.”

― Immaculee Ilibagiza

“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”

― Immanuel Kant

“I was invited to photograph Hollywood. They asked me what I would like to photograph. I said, Ugly men.”

― Imogen Cunningham

“There are a lot of men who like women with a brain.”

― India Arie

“Men have to descend from their pedestal and learn how to be more broadminded and spiritual.”

― Indra Devi

“We rarely see cisgender heterosexual men in positions where they’re nurturers. We only paint femmes, trans women, and cis women as nurturers, and because of toxic masculinity, men are taught not to be that way.”

― Indya Moore

“I am not a hero but the brave men who died deserved this honor.”

― Ira Hayes

“I was sick. I guess I was about to crack up thinking about all my good buddies. They were better men than me and they’re not coming back. Much less back to the White House, like me.”

― Ira Hayes

“I don’t believe in men who make us feel unhappy, because they’re boys, not men.”

― Irina Shayk

“I’m Russian: I’m into men, diamonds, and caviar.”

― Irina Shayk

“I love honest men, and a I love a man who is loyal to women.”

― Irina Shayk

“Every man needs two women: a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph.”

― Iris Murdoch

“Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!”

― Iris Murdoch

“My grandmother was the matriarch. I was the youngest of all the men in my family, so I kind of used them as examples and kind of emulated what I saw them do. So I didn’t have to deal with a lot of bullying because we had a lot of back-up, so to speak.”

― IronE Singleton

“Historically, men have a hard time getting onboard with feminism, but I think that’s changing.”

― Irvine Welsh

“Inasmuch as society cannot go on without discipline of some kind, men were constrained, in the absence of any other form of discipline, to turn to discipline of the military type.”

― Irving Babbitt

“Happens to everybody. Horses, dogs, men. Nobody gets out of life alive.”

― Irving Ravetch

“It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved.”

― Irwin Edman

“All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You’d be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.”

― Isaac Asimov

“He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.”

― Isaac Asimov

“Because men believe not in Providence, therefore they do so greedily scrape and hoard. They do not believe in any reward for charity, therefore they will part with nothing.”

― Isaac Barrow

“If men are wont to play with swearing anywhere, can we expect they should be serious and strict therein at the bar or in the church.”

― Isaac Barrow

“That in affairs of very considerable importance men should deal with one another with satisfaction of mind, and mutual confidence, they must receive competent assurances concerning the integrity, fidelity, and constancy each of other.”

― Isaac Barrow

“That justice should be administered between men, it is necessary that testimonies of fact be alleged; and that witnesses should apprehend themselves greatly obliged to discover the truth, according to their conscience, in dark and doubtful cases.”

― Isaac Barrow

“That men should live honestly, quietly, and comfortably together, it is needful that they should live under a sense of God’s will, and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God, and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively.”

― Isaac Barrow

“Whence it is somewhat strange that any men from so mean and silly a practice should expect commendation, or that any should afford regard thereto; the which it is so far from meriting, that indeed contempt and abhorrence are due to it.”

― Isaac Barrow

“Wherefore for the public interest and benefit of human society it is requisite that the highest obligations possible should be laid upon the consciences of men.”

― Isaac Barrow

“The defects of great men are the consolation of the dunces.”

― Isaac D’Israeli

“Many men of genius must arise before a particular man of genius can appear.”

― Isaac D’Israeli

“To think, and to feel, constitute the two grand divisions of men of genius – the men of reasoning and the men of imagination.”

― Isaac D’Israeli

“Time the great destroyer of other men’s happiness, only enlarges the patrimony of literature to its possessor.”

― Isaac D’Israeli

“Literature is an avenue to glory, ever open for those ingenious men who are deprived of honours or of wealth.”

― Isaac D’Israeli

“Fidelity and allegiance sworn to the King is only such a fidelity and obedience as is due to him by the law of the land; for were that faith and allegiance more than what the law requires, we would swear ourselves slaves and the King absolute; whereas, by the law, we are free men, notwithstanding those oaths.”

― Isaac Newton

“Feminism has never been sexy, but let me assure you that it never stopped me from flirting, and I have seldom suffered from lack of men.”

― Isabel Allende

“For real change, we need feminine energy in the management of the world. We need a critical number of women in positions of power, and we need to nurture the feminine energy in men.”

― Isabel Allende

“Men’s memoirs are about answers; women’s memoirs are about questions. Most male authors want to look good in their memoirs and have a place in posterity, while most women know that posterity is what happens when you no longer care. Women want to connect with others here and now; they couldn’t care less about legacy!”

― Isabel Allende

“If you write nonfiction, a historical account of what really happened, first of all, it’s always white men who do that, and you don’t have the voices that are really interesting to me, of the people who are not sheltered by the big umbrella of the establishment.”

― Isabel Allende

“The Japanese look most diminutive in European dress. Each garment is a misfit and exaggerates the miserable physique and the national defects of concave chests and bow legs. The lack of ‘complexion’ and of hair upon the face makes it nearly impossible to judge of the ages of men.”

― Isabella Bird

“It should be self-evident that women have the right to make decisions about their own bodies. Yet throughout history, those in power – usually men – have tried to control women’s bodies.”

― Isabella Lovin

“Sweden’s development is based on the equal rights of men and women. We know that investments in gender equality and sexual and reproductive rights pay off.”

― Isabella Lovin

“Although Dorothy in Blue Velvet was humiliated and hurt by men, basically I could react to how she felt.”

― Isabella Rossellini

“Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance – these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.”

― Isaiah Berlin

“All forms of tampering with human beings, getting at them, shaping them against their will to your own pattern, all thought control and conditioning is, therefore, a denial of that in men which makes them men and their values ultimate.”

― Isaiah Berlin

“The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are men of ideas and free minds.”

― Isaiah Berlin

“It takes two men to make one brother.”

― Israel Zangwill

“Men have been buying my women’s coats for years.”

― Issey Miyake

“Tools can rule men sooner than they expect; the plow makes man the lord of the garden but also the refugee from the dust bowl.”

― Ivan Illich

“There have always been men of all background and ethnicities on my father’s job sites. And long before it was commonplace, you also saw women.”

― Ivanka Trump

“I started with jewelry when I was probably 24 years old. It was really just in response to a feeling that most of the fine jewelers were men appealing to men and selling pieces in a very unmodern way. I felt that there was a huge demographic of self-purchasing women who were feeling uncomfortable in the traditional retail environment.”

― Ivanka Trump

“There is a lot of healing going on. Really! More people are vegetarians, more are in the green movement, more of us are tearing down the old paradigms and embracing same-sex marriage, single motherhood, men raising babies.”

― Iyanla Vanzant

“Words are men’s daughters, but God’s sons are things.”

― Izaak Walton

“I think it’s very much a men’s thing to be able to have that fantasy to kill the beast.”

― Izabella Scorupco

“The need for a non-veteran reserve became painfully obvious in the Korean war when many of the men who were being called to serve were World War II veterans participating in Ready Reserve units.”

― J. Anthony Lukas

“Women should not be forced to accept sexual harassment as the price of admission to a life and career in the political world. They should not have to endure unwanted touching, innuendo, and propositioning from men in positions of power.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“To end the pervasive culture of sexual harassment, it can no longer be the norm that men look the other way. It only ends when men actively participate in ending it.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“I’ve tried, in my own life, to speak up when I see harassment occurring. But I want to acknowledge that there are probably situations and instances where I could have done more. I think that’s an acknowledgment that all men need to make.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“There are many things which swallow up men’s thoughts while they live, which they will think little of when they are dying. Hundreds are wholly absorbed in political schemes and seem to care for nothing but the advancement of their own party. Myriads are buried in business and money matters and seem to neglect everything else but this world.”

― J. C. Ryle

“All men ought to think of Christ, because of what Christ will yet do to all men. He shall come again one day to this earth with power and glory, and raise the dead from their graves. All shall come forth at His bidding. Those who would not move when they heard the church-going bell, shall obey the voice of the Archangel and the trump of God.”

― J. C. Ryle

“We watch our sons go to war, disagree with the rationale for sending them, loathe the men who ordered them to battle, and then, when the veterans come home, beg and plead with the local V.A. to ensure they have access to proper care.”

― J. D. Vance

“It is absolutely true in war, were other things equal, that numbers, whether men, shells, bombs, etc., would be supreme. Yet it is also absolutely true that other things are never equal and can never be equal.”

― J. F. C. Fuller

“In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes, improvised or actual, talking, talking, talking, in place of leading, leading, leading.”

― J. F. C. Fuller

“Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”

― J. K. Rowling

“I just saw ‘Men, Women & Children’ last night, and it’s a devastating movie in a lot of ways, but it’s so well done, so well acted.”

― J. K. Simmons

“There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.”

― J. Paul Getty

“Whether we like it or not, men and women are not the same in nature, temperament, emotions and emotional responses.”

― J. Paul Getty

“The proper study of Man is anything but Man; and the most improper job of any man, even saints (who at any rate were at least unwilling to take it on), is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.”

― J. R. R. Tolkien

“It is plain indeed that in spite of later estrangement Hobbits are relatives of ours: far nearer to us than Elves, or even than Dwarves. Of old they spoke the languages of Men, after their own fashion, and liked and disliked much the same things as Men did. But what exactly our relationship is can no longer be discovered.”

― J. R. R. Tolkien

“Scientists are not delinquents. Our work has changed the conditions in which men live, but the use made of these changes is the problem of governments, not of scientists.”

― J. Robert Oppenheimer

“I saw what the Depression was doing to my students. Often they could get no jobs, or jobs which were wholly inadequate. And through them, I began to understand how deeply political and economic events could affect men’s lives. I began to feel the need to participate more fully in the life of the community.”

― J. Robert Oppenheimer

“I think we Americans tend to put too high a price on unanimity, as if there were something dangerous and illegitimate about honest differences of opinion honestly expressed by honest men.”

― J. William Fulbright

“When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled.”

― J. William Fulbright

“There is an inevitable divergence between the world as it is and the world as men perceive it.”

― J. William Fulbright

“In the name of noble purposes men have committed unspeakable acts of cruelty against one another.”

― J. William Fulbright

“My observations of Japanese naval fighting men, their abilities and equipment led me to believe that they gave a better account of themselves than we did.”

― Jack Adams

“I think men are, like, repulsive, and I prefer being in a room with women. I think they’re often just more interesting.”

― Jack Antonoff

“We will that all men know we blame not all the lords, nor all those that are about the king’s person, nor all gentlemen nor yeomen, nor all men of law, nor all bishops, nor all priests, but all such as may be found guilty by just and true inquiry and by the law.”

― Jack Cade

“I don’t like men who blow-dry their hair. If you are a man and you blow-dry your hair, then I don’t like you and that’s all there is to it.”

― Jack Dee

“Tall men come down to my height when I hit ’em in the body.”

― Jack Dempsey

“Al Qaeda has overplayed their hand. What the al Qaeda do when they go into a town or village or a neighborhood inside a major city is they get a stranglehold on the people themselves. They force the men to wear beards and the women to be properly costumed and essentially completely covered up.”

― Jack Keane

“There’s no limit to what free men and free women in a free market with free enterprise can accomplish when people are free to follow their dream.”

― Jack Kemp

“All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land.”

― Jack Kerouac

“There is a certain element of complementarity between men and women that is biological by nature.”

― Jack Kingston

“If men are honest, everything they do and everywhere they go is for a chance to see women.”

― Jack Nicholson

“We are today, in this country, convulsed by the situation in Iraq. It is an extraordinary crisis. It is taxing our men and women in uniform, and it is certainly taxing our resolve.”

― Jack Reed

“I was raised with those principals and values and ethics that came out of the men and women that served. But this generation doesn’t quite know; they haven’t been tested.”

― Jack Scalia

“I’ll use men’s shirts, I love men’s shirts, but you have to get them altered because they’re shaped differently and I like them to be fitting.”

― Jackee Harry

“I don’t mind dating younger men now.”

― Jackee Harry

“My goal is to give young girls confidence in this world so they can be more like men in the decision-making process.”

― Jackee Harry

“I don’t think there are any men who are faithful to their wives.”

― Jackie Kennedy

“When Harvard men say they have graduated from Radcliffe, then we’ve made it.”

― Jackie Kennedy

“Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.”

― Jackie Mason

“My protest about the post exchange seating bore some results. More seats were allocated for blacks, but there were still separate sections for blacks and for whites. At least I had made my men realize that something could be accomplished by speaking out, and I hoped they would be less resigned to unjust conditions.”

― Jackie Robinson

“The colonel replied that he didn’t care how my men had got the job done. He was happy that it had been accomplished. He said that, obviously, no matter how much or how little I knew technically, I was able to get the best out of people I worked with.”

― Jackie Robinson

“Since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in 1963, the gap between men and women’s earnings has narrowed by less than a half-cent per year. At this rate, American women will have to wait until 2062 to bring home the same salary as their male counterparts.”

― Jackie Speier

“For millions of women and men around the world, the playwright Eve Ensler is a beloved figure. She represents the epitome of the politically engaged artist, someone who uses her creative brilliance to illuminate injustice and give voice to the voiceless.”

― Jackson Katz

“Most male victims of violence are the victims of other men’s violence. So that’s something that both women and men have in common. We are both victims of men’s violence.”

― Jackson Katz

“Calling gender violence a women’s issue is part of the problem. It gives a lot of men an excuse not to pay attention.”

― Jackson Katz

“Men are every bit as gendered as women.”

― Jackson Katz

“Many young men in the 1960s and 1970s came to reject some of the traditional ideas about manhood that many of their fathers tried to pass down – like unquestioning respect for authority even when that might mean killing and dying for questionable or unjust causes such as the Vietnam War.”

― Jackson Katz

“The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.”

― Jacob Bronowski

“I remember my father, who was ‘somebody’ in the synagogue, bringing home with him one of the poor men who waited outside to be chosen to share the Passover meal. These patriarchal manners I remember well, although there was about them an air of bourgeois benevolence which was somewhat comic.”

― Jacob Epstein

“Nearly everyone who chooses to work for Donald Trump is disreputable in one way or another; Ali Baba didn’t find 40 wise men in the cave. But to label everyone in Trumpworld a grifter misses important subtleties. It conflates grifters and grafters, and it ignores the crucial distinction between the two.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“I don’t believe in the Great Man theory of science or history. There are no great men, just men standing on the shoulders of other men and what they have done.”

― Jacque Fresco

“I have never given up on men easily.”

― Jacqueline Bisset

“I’ve always loved men.”

― Jacqueline Bisset

“I’ve probably understood men too well. I realise they are predatory by nature, and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal.”

― Jacqueline Bisset

“My view is quite simple. When your dog pees on the carpet, you do not give away your dog. You say, This dog is special. I have to teach him not to pee on the carpet. I feel exactly the same way about men. They need to be taught things.”

― Jacqueline Bisset

“It’s fun to work with men. They don’t bully you. On the contrary, they guide you and become one of your buddies.”

― Jacqueline Fernandez

“Money earned by men would not always reach to their wives and children.”

― Jacqueline Novogratz

“In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act.”

― Jacques Ellul

“Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.”

― Jacques Maritain

“I just think, as women, we have to give ourselves room to be individuals. So when a woman makes a decision for herself, we as women shouldn’t set those hardcore boundaries for another woman. Just like we don’t want men setting hardcore boundaries for us.”

― Jada Pinkett Smith

“A beard doesn’t grow only on gurus; it grows on all men.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“For as long as I remember, big men have dominated the NBA.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“I’ve talked to a bunch of big men who told me they didn’t really start playing basketball until seventh or eighth grade. That wasn’t the situation with me.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“Because women get more labor rights than men, meaning they get maternity leave, the employer prefers to hire men.”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“We were talking about the kissing in the movie just recently. Clearly, it’s pretty challenging material, but Ang said two men herding sheep was far more sexual than two men having sex on screen.”

― Jake Gyllenhaal

“Washington, as we know it, is essentially run by men and women who are not elected or even appointed to their posts, staff members unaccountable to traditional constituencies. They rise according to the needs and whims of their own special constituency of elites.”

― Jake Tapper

“All strife concerning Christ’s testaments cometh hence that men do not understand that Heaven wherein Christ sitteth at the right hand of God. They understand not that he is in this World, and that the World standeth in Heaven, and Heaven in the World, and are in one another, as Day and Night.”

― Jakob Bohme

“All men who give up themselves in obedience unto God, they are received in Christ’s obedience, viz. in the fulfilling of the obedience, the Jew and the Christian, and so likewise the heathen who has neither the law nor Gospel.”

― Jakob Bohme

“I feel like the eight most at-risk years for young men or young women are the four they’re in high school and the four they should be in college.”

― Jalen Rose

“Women today should have the same rights as men. And all citizens should have the right to speak their minds without fear of imprisonment.”

― Jamal Khashoggi

“I’m going to get controversial here and say that monogamy isn’t natural, especially not for men. It’s a concept society birthed a few hundred years ago, even though men’s DNA is busy telling them to spread the seed.”

― Jameela Jamil

“I’m not saying all men are likely to cheat.”

― Jameela Jamil

“Most of my friends are male. And I’ve known some of them to literally go through mental breakdowns and still not talk about how they feel. Except to me. My shoulders are sodden with the tears of men.”

― Jameela Jamil

“Few men in our history have ever obtained the Presidency by planning to obtain it.”

― James A. Garfield

“I love to deal with doctrines and events. The contests of men about men I greatly dislike.”

― James A. Garfield

“For this is the journey that men and women make, to find themselves. If they fail in this, it doesn’t matter much else what they find.”

― James A. Michener

“They were a group of two dozen nurses completely surrounded by 100,000 unattached American men.”

― James A. Michener

“There’s no excuse for panel games, other TV comedy shows, or even live bills to be made up mainly of men.”

― James Acaster

“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.”

― James Allen

“I grew up in a house full of women – I have four sisters. I’m more feminine than some gay men.”

― James Arthur

“Fires can’t be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.”

― James Baldwin

“The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid; the state of being alone.”

― James Baldwin

“To call me gay is a compliment. Also, if I’d been macho, I’d just have had an audience full of men.”

― James Blunt

“The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.”

― James Buchanan

“In a few years, all great physical constants will have been approximately estimated, and that the only occupation which will be left to men of science will be to carry these measurements to another place of decimals.”

― James C. Maxwell

“My father was totally Irish, and so I went to Ireland once. I found it to be very much like New York, for it was a beautiful country, and both the women and men were good-looking.”

― James Cagney

“The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.”

― James Cash Penney

“Success cannot come from standstill men. Methods change and men must change with them.”

― James Cash Penney

“I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice – in giving a failure another chance.”

― James Cash Penney

“Do not primarily train men to work. Train them to serve willingly and intelligently.”

― James Cash Penney

“The men who have furnished me with my greatest inspiration have not been men of wealth, but men of deeds.”

― James Cash Penney

“Men are not great or small because of their material possessions. They are great or small because of what they are.”

― James Cash Penney

“Men in makeup is becoming more widely accepted. But it’s going to take so much more open-mindedness to have it be a common thing.”

― James Charles

“CoverGirl putting my face on such an international scale did make a huge leap forward for men in makeup and for boys in beauty and for anybody wanting to express themselves.”

― James Charles

“Men in makeup, obviously, is a very new concept. It has not been widely accepted in the past.”

― James Charles

“What makes the bravery of the men and women of the FBI so special is that they know exactly what they’re in for. They spend weeks and weeks in an academy learning just how hard and dangerous this work is. Then they raise their right hands and take an oath and do that work anyway.”

― James Comey

“Until men learn to celebrate and operate on the feminine aspect of themselves and stop the oppression of women, children, the environment, other species, we don’t have a world to live in. It’s not a world that anyone chooses to live in.”

― James Cromwell

“I saw a story in the Los Angeles Times that 40 percent of the viewers are men. It didn’t really surprise me.”

― James Denton

“If two men or two women can marry, then there is no way a court could deny three men and two women or any combination thereof.”

― James Dobson

“Women have full equality with men before the Lord. By nature, the roles of women differ from those of men. This knowledge has come to us with the Restoration of the gospel in the fullness of times, with an acknowledgment that women are endowed with the great responsibilities of motherhood and nurturing.”

― James E. Faust

“Young women should realize that young men they date will not honor and respect them if they have been involved in moral transgression.”

― James E. Faust

“I want to see these bad, bad, bad, bad men come to grips with their humanity.”

― James Ellroy

“I’m not out for quotas. I’m out to attract the best young men and women of our nation.”

― James F. Amos

“Power intoxicates men. It is never voluntarily surrendered. It must be taken from them.”

― James F. Byrnes

“It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.”

― James Fenimore Cooper

“It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.”

― James Fenimore Cooper

“It is the besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which the masses of men exhibit their tyranny.”

― James Fenimore Cooper

“All sacrifices of common sense, and all recourse to plausible political combinations, whether of individuals or of men, are uniformly made at the expense of the majority.”

― James Fenimore Cooper

“Hearing that the same men who brought us ‘South Park’ were mounting a musical to be called ‘The Book of Mormon,’ we were tempted to turn away, as from an inevitable massacre.”

― James Fenton

“I was watching the last season of ‘Mad Men,’ and they’re now so in their characters and they’re so comfortable in their characters, and they’re doing such good work. That can only happen from doing it over and over, and developing a character over seven years.”

― James Frain

“Eighty-five percent cannot read when they enter the security forces of Afghanistan. Why? Because the Taliban withheld education during the period of time in which these men and women would have learned to read.”

― James G. Stavridis

“I lost 30 pounds to play my character in ‘The Mexican’, but people don’t take to skinny mafia men, and I don’t feel right when I’m thin.”

― James Gandolfini

“The Law is but words and paper without the hands of swords of men.”

― James Harrington

“Whether we like it or not, men have more of the offices, more of the higher jobs, more of the seats in Congress. Men need to re-examine what their power is. We need to understand how to use it.”

― James Hillman

“It’s very important for men to look downward, to the next generation.”

― James Hillman

“All men of action are dreamers.”

― James Huneker

“All the bands I’ve played with have had dynamic front men.”

― James Iha

“Most men who have really lived have had, in some share, their great adventure. This railway is mine.”

― James J. Hill

“The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.”

― James Joyce

“Men are governed by lines of intellect – women: by curves of emotion.”

― James Joyce

“The men that is now is only all palaver and what they can get out of you.”

― James Joyce

“The allegiance of the citizen, in the only sense in which the word can be tolerated in a republic, is due to the law. What idea other men may have of a law higher than the supreme law, I know not. Like the notion of the Stoics concerning Fate, it is perfectly incomprehensible.”

― James L. Petigru

“I am careful about my conduct because I know this cause requires clean men.”

― James Larkin

“It means that the men who hold the means of life control our lives, and, because we workingmen have tried to get some measure of justice, some measure of betterment, they deny the right of the human being to associate with his fellow.”

― James Larkin

“No, men and women of the Irish race, we shall not fight for England. We shall fight for the destruction of the British Empire and the construction of an Irish republic.”

― James Larkin

“Russia is the only place where men and women can be free.”

― James Larkin

“The men whose manhood you have broken will loathe you, and will always be brooding and scheming to strike a fresh blow.”

― James Larkin

“And, over the last thirty years we have seen men’s participation in both housework and childcare has increased and women’s have stayed at about the same.”

― James Levine

“What’s interesting is that both men and women are struggling with this issue in remarkably similar percentages, but the big difference is that women tend to talk about this when men keep it silent.”

― James Levine

“My hunch is that probably men are doing more both outside the home and inside the home.”

― James Levine

“The invisible dilemma is that men face the very real problem that they don’t feel comfortable bringing these issues up and they tend not to be acknowledged at work.”

― James Levine

“We found that when people put this issue on the table, it turns out that men acknowledge the issue, and employers and employees can work out solutions just as working mothers do.”

― James Levine

“Why do men fight who were born to be brothers?”

― James Longstreet

“As was the case in ‘Darth Plagueis’ – even going back as far as ‘Cloak of Deception’ – I was well aware that I was writing what used to be called ‘men’s adventure’ fiction.”

― James Luceno

“Men are never so good or so bad as their opinions.”

― James Mackintosh

“I got to play first-team men’s football from a young age.”

― James Maddison

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary.”

― James Madison

“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”

― James Madison

“The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.”

― James Madison

“All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.”

― James Madison

“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

― James Madison

“The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to an uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government.”

― James Madison

“You can find all types of men anywhere, but a smart man will always make you feel important and understood. And a woman can always tell when a man does it genuinely and effortlessly.”

― James Marsden

“The decline of practical skills, some of them very day-to-day, among a generation of British men is very worrying. They can’t put up a shelf, wire a plug, countersink a screw, iron a shirt. They believe it’s endearing and cute to be useless, whereas I think it’s boring, and everyone’s getting sick of it.”

― James May

“Men think that not being able to wire a plug somehow makes them more creative or intellectual. It just makes them morons.”

― James May

“’Top Gear”s popularity is a complete mystery to me. Maybe it’s because it’s still a car programme, but it’s turned into a distorted world view from three men; a world view through the windscreen.”

― James May

“I look at the Christian Bale movies, the ‘Batman’ films, and that shows you that superhero movies don’t just have to be about men in tights.”

― James McAvoy

“I would have rather been dead and laying on the battlefield dead than to find out later on that one of my men were killed and didn’t have me, their medic, to somehow get them out of the danger and into the safety of the perimeter.”

― James McCloughan

“I held 18, 19, or 20-year-old men in my arms, and I heard their last words, and I saw them take their last breath.”

― James McCloughan

“I wasn’t going to leave my men, and they were going to protect me.”

― James McCloughan

“Bibles are strong entrenchments. Where they abound, men cannot pursue wicked courses, and at the same time enjoy quiet conscience.”

― James McHenry

“It is the knowledge that all men have weaknesses and that many have vices that makes government necessary.”

― James Monroe

“The principles and passions of men are always the same and lead to the same result, varying only according to the circumstances in which they are placed.”

― James Monroe

“By the last returns to the Department of War the militia force of the several States may be estimated at 800,000 men – infantry, artillery, and cavalry.”

― James Monroe

“Several years ago, I began losing my hair, and like a lot of men, it was a major concern to me, in fact it was practically an obsession. But, also I’m an actor, so I’m in the public eye a lot and I really felt that my hair loss could affect my career prospects.”

― James Nesbitt

“Learned men are the cisterns of knowledge, not the fountainheads.”

― James Northcote

“For a long time I had a vintage stall, where I sold men’s vintage clothing, and my girlfriend was convinced it was just to do with a problem I had where I just couldn’t stop buying senseless clothes, even if they didn’t fit me.”

― James Norton

“The world is blessed most by men who do things, and not by those who merely talk about them.”

― James Oliver

“It is a clear truth that those who every day barter away other men’s liberty will soon care little for their own.”

― James Otis

“One would think that in writing about literary men and matters there would be no difficulty in finding a title for one’s essay, or that any embarrassment which might arise would be from excess of material. I find this, however, far from being the case.”

― James Payn

“Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture – and forget that merchandise must be sold.”

― James Randolph Adams

“Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men’s souls.”

― James Russell Lowell

“On one issue at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women.”

― James Russell Lowell

“Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold- bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.”

― James Russell Lowell

“What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral.”

― James Russell Lowell

“Death calls ye to the crowd of common men.”

― James Shirley

“If somehow a proclamation were made that C.E.O.’s could only make a maximum of $300,000 a year, you would not have any shortage of very qualified men and women seeking the jobs.”

― James Sinegal

“If men understood domestic economy half as well as women do, then their political economy and their entire consequent statecraft would not be the futil muddle which it is.”

― James Stephens

“Men come of age at sixty, women at fifteen.”

― James Stephens

“Women are stronger than men – they do not die of wisdom.”

― James Stephens

“The mysteries of death and birth occupy women far more than is the case with men, to whom political and mercantile speculations are more congenial.”

― James Stephens

“Everyone agrees that our ultimate goal is to establish a free, open and democratic Iraqi government and bring our men and women in uniform home as soon as possible.”

― James T. Walsh

“Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation.”

― James Thurber

“All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.”

― James Thurber

“Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more.”

― James Thurber

“All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first.”

― James Thurber

“Like ‘Twin Peaks,’ ’24,’ ‘Mad Men,’ and ‘The Sopranos’ before it, ‘Downton Abbey’ enriches the iconography and collective lore of pop culture. It replenishes the stream.”

― James Wolcott

“On August 28, 2010, Fox News messiah Glenn Beck hosted a ‘Restoring Honor’ revival meeting featuring sexy guest star Sarah Palin, much as Bob Hope would roll out Raquel Welch in white go-go boots on his U.S.O. tours to give our fighting men a morale lift in their khakis.”

― James Wolcott

“The impossibility of a retreat makes no difference in the situation of men resolved to conquer or die; and, believe me, my friends, if your conquest could be bought with the blood of your general, he would most cheerfully resign a life which he has long devoted to his country.”

― James Wolfe

“For ‘Mad Men,’ we really had to stick to the script, and you want to. It’s not like you feel your hand is being forced. The words you get are the words you say.”

― James Wolk

“The silent killer of all great men and women of achievement – particularly men, I don’t know why, maybe it’s the testosterone – I think it’s narcissism. Even more than hubris. And for women, too. Narcissism is the killer.”

― James Woods

“And you can’t make a mistake when you are reading the Torah, so you have men standing around who will correct you if you are reading it incorrectly.”

― Jami Gertz

“In terms of scripted shows, I love ‘Mad Men.’ Cinematically, it’s one of the most beautiful shows ever made. I love the subtlety of the acting and the storytelling, and I love that they don’t think the audience is dumb. They make a great show, and you figure it out, and it leaves you with so many questions – it’s just great.”

― Jamie Chung

“All the female characters in ‘The Gifted’ are stronger than the men. We’re not waiting around to be saved but spearheading the missions.”

― Jamie Chung

“I’m probably the worst person for ‘Men’s Health’ to interview.”

― Jamie Dornan

“It took me years to get out of the bargain basement. I always wanted to walk into a men’s store and buy a cashmere sweater.”

― Jamie Farr

“I entreat students of letters and other scholars to obey their masters in things good, to imitate them, and diligently apply themselves to letters for the sake of God’s honour and their own salvation and that of other men.”

― Jan Hus

“Every year, Planned Parenthood serves three million Americans – men and women – and one in five women will receive care at a Planned Parenthood clinic in her lifetime.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“Before Obamacare, only 12% of individual insurance plans covered maternity plans. Even without that important benefit, women were charged up to 48% more than men for the same benefit package.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.”

― Jane Addams

“Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.”

― Jane Austen

“There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them.”

― Jane Austen

“Even more than the Pill, what has liberated women is that they no longer need to depend on men economically.”

― Jane Bryant Quinn

“I think women don’t grow up with the harsh world of criticism that men grow up with, we are more sensitively treated, and when you first experience the world of film-making you have to develop a very tough skin.”

― Jane Campion

“I was always a courageous woman, capable of confronting governments but not men.”

― Jane Fonda

“I see many more men who are feminist, or at least who have learned about life in the context of feminism.”

― Jane Fonda

“I was a chameleon, the woman men wanted me to be.”

― Jane Fonda

“I’ve been accused of being too flexible, too willing to mold myself to men, and that’s something I’m constantly working on.”

― Jane Fonda

“I read so much about men who aren’t what they seem, and particularly stories written by women who found out their husbands had a slew of secrets they knew nothing about.”

― Jane Green

“I spent my entire youth being in love with gay men because they were the most interesting and compassionate people I knew.”

― Jane Hamilton

“We need spies that look like their targets, CIA officers who speak the dialects terrorists use, and FBI agents who can speak to Muslim women who might be intimidated by men.”

― Jane Harman

“Some men tend to cling to old intellectual excitements, just as some belles, when they are old ladies, still cling to the fashions and coiffures of their exciting youth.”

― Jane Jacobs

“Straight men should take a thirteen-week course from a gay man to fully appreciate what’s fabulous about women.”

― Jane Krakowski

“I would love to do the therapist on ‘Two and a Half Men’ again or just work with Charlie Sheen.”

― Jane Lynch

“I auditioned for a one-act version of ‘The Princess and the Pea’ called ‘The Ugly Duckling,’ and I was cast as the King, starting a pattern of being cast in roles originally intended for men. I went to the first rehearsal, and I didn’t get any laughs, and I choked and I quit. I walked away from it and joined the tennis team.”

― Jane Lynch

“I watch very selective television. I watch ‘Mad Men,’ and I usually watch a season at a time.”

― Jane Lynch

“Imparting knowledge is only lighting other men’s candles at our lamp without depriving ourselves of any flame.”

― Jane Porter

“I have a talent for dealing with difficult men.”

― Jane Rosenthal

“Men may be rivals, opponents in their fortunes, and yet be friends in their hearts and fair towards each other’s worth; but woman, the instant she is rivaled, becomes unjust.”

― Jane Welsh Carlyle

“It is odd what notions men seem to have of the scantiness of a woman’s resources. They do not find it anything out of nature that they should be able to exist by themselves; but a woman must always be borne about on somebody’s shoulders, and dandled or chirped to, or it is supposed she will fall into the blackest melancholy!”

― Jane Welsh Carlyle

“Men are allowed to age. Men are allowed to gain weight. Men are allowed to be quirky looking.”

― Janeane Garofalo

“Like ‘Metro’ and ‘Motor,’ ‘Troublemaker’ is written in first person. The only narration that happens is Barney speaking to the reader/thinking in her head. First person was a big challenge in the graphic novel because we want both men and women of all ages to enjoy ‘Troublemaker.’”

― Janet Evanovich

“There are some men who enter a woman’s life and screw it up forever.”

― Janet Evanovich

“I suppose that there might have been leading men who were put off from casting me as the ingenue because I was taller than they were, but I’ve no idea that this ever happened. When I did ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ opposite Mark Rylance in the West End, we used the difference in our heights as part of their relationship.”

― Janet McTeer

“Being trans, I’ve grown up with the understanding that most women are born girls, yet some are born boys. And most men are born boys, yet some are born girls. And if you’re ready for this, some people are born girls or boys and choose to identify outside our society’s binary system, making them genderqueer.”

― Janet Mock

“Obviously I’ve spent most of my working life with men and they have this way of operating which seems a bit alien to me.”

― Janet Street-Porter

“I’ve owned more sofas than I’ve had husbands. Both sag in the end, but I generally fall out of love with the furniture quicker than the men.”

― Janet Street-Porter

“In general, the threshold for a woman becoming worried at how she’s coming off in terms of asserting her power, that threshold is continually lower than it is for men.”

― Janet Varney

“Without gay men, I am nothing.”

― Janice Dickinson

“I’m straight. I. Love. Men. I love men.”

― Janina Gavankar

“Once Iraq became a hot bed for kidnapping, reporters had to use every kind of trick they could manage to avoid it. This included chase cars, security men for more prosperous agencies and networks, and GPS signals on satellite phones that could pinpoint the journalist’s locations.”

― Janine di Giovanni

“In Pakistan, the right to go to school is not a given. In the more rural areas, a girl is born, married off as early as 9 years old, and basically lives life under the control of men.”

― Janine di Giovanni

“’Mad Men’ was really my first television role, and it never feels like TV to me. It’s done at such a high level.”

― January Jones

“’Mad Men’ is a hard act to follow. Unless you’re called Elisabeth Moss, stuff like this only comes along once in your career.”

― Jared Harris

“After ‘Mad Men,’ I got offered various types of uptight Englishmen, which I wasn’t interested in doing. I didn’t want to repeat myself.”

― Jared Harris

“I miss ‘Mad Men,’ but I can’t complain because I got a lot of public awareness from it, and it led on to film offers such as ‘Sherlock.’”

― Jared Harris

“It’s odd, because ‘Mad Men’ was the first long-form TV thing I ever did. I’d done loads of independent movies, but after that, it was ‘TV actor.’ You go, ‘When did that happen? Everything else has been erased?’”

― Jared Harris

“Most enlightened men now recognize that General Jackson is not fitted to fill the office of President; his limited experience of anything to do with civil government and his great age make him incompetent.”

― Jared Sparks

“Men were created to have facial hair like women were created to be smooth-faced. Well, not all women. I’ve seen pockets where that’s not the case, and that’s not good.”

― Jase Robertson

“Men are definitely getting more avant-garde, experimenting with colours, patterns and fabrics.”

― Jasmine Guinness

“When Steny Hoyer brings up a resolution to support and recognize the University of Maryland men’s basketball team – I’m not making this up – before we even had March madness, then you just know that it’s just political favoritism.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“The men and women of the American military have the courage to follow orders. They deserve a commander-in-chief with the courage to give them.”

― Jason Kander

“Both men and women are really vast and boundless and yet in many films we’re told that they’re not. We’re told they can only be one thing – like handsome and charming and that’s it. Nothing more.”

― Jason Ritter

“I would love to play a villain someday in that I think that what I’ve done with my whole career is walk this tightrope between charming and creepy, and I always fall on the charming side. I’d like to fall on the creepy side and be like one of those scary old men, like really charming villains.”

― Jason Segel

“All of the stunt men – these are the unsung heroes. They really are. Nobody is giving them any credibility. They’re risking their necks.”

― Jason Statham

“I go to this gym full of stunt men. There aren’t any TVs or treadmills there. This is a spit-and-sawdust kind of place. It has a lot of great training aids – trampolines and bags and every weapon ever invented to do harm to a human being. If you want to know how to throw a knife, it’s great.”

― Jason Statham

“I feel like big men don’t like it when they’re getting fronted by smaller guys and they just staying real, real aggressive.”

― JaVale McGee

“Great causes and little men go ill together.”

― Jawaharlal Nehru

“It has always been a great wrong that these men and their families should be held in bondage. We of the North have hitherto acquiesced in it, lest, in the endeavor to redress it in violation of the Constitution, greater evils might ensue.”

― Jay Alan Sekulow

“I myself downloaded and watched ‘The Wire,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Mad Men’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ on my iPad while walking on a treadmill. I never turned a TV on once. I never inserted a DVD.”

― Jay Chandrasekhar

“I think romantic comedies in general are marketed towards women, and I think men are half the romance, so why not have some that are truly from a male point of view.”

― Jay Chandrasekhar

“The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.”

― Jay Leno

“Today is Valentine’s Day – or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day!”

― Jay Leno

“CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America. Women admire her because she’s strong and successful. Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with it.”

― Jay Leno

“Although the story of George and Lennie in ‘Of Mice and Men’ ends on a depressing note, there is a peculiar aura of human dignity in it, a hint of redemption.”

― Jay Parini

“’Of Mice and Men,’ Steinbeck’s fifth novel, adheres to a simple dramatic structure, which observes the classic Aristotelian unities of time, place and action.”

― Jay Parini

“A revival of ‘Of Mice and Men’ would have seemed out of place in years of Reaganomics, Donald Trump and Michael Milken, a time when Rambo supplied millions of filmgoers with a fantasy that masked what was really going on in their lives.”

― Jay Parini

“As with all great works of literature, ‘Of Mice and Men’ moves with the inexorability of a huge river, and it pours itself, exhausts itself, in the sea of our unconscious. Having read it, we carry the book inside us forever.”

― Jay Parini

“The whole Christmas story was probably a later addition to the gospel narratives, presented only by the authors of Matthew and Luke. Mark and John seem never to have heard of the manger in Bethlehem, the Massacre of the Innocents, the hovering star, the three wise men, and so forth.”

― Jay Parini

“You don’t really see too many straight friendships between men and women on ‘Mad Men.’”

― Jay R. Ferguson

“I don’t know what ‘Mad Men’ has done for my fan base. I didn’t know that I still had a fan base, to be honest.”

― Jay R. Ferguson

“I have been recognized from ‘Mad Men,’ and it’s so cool when that happens because I am so proud to be a part of the show.”

― Jay R. Ferguson

“Men are creatures with two legs and eight hands.”

― Jayne Mansfield

“Cary Grant was one of the most marvelous men I’ve ever met.”

― Jayne Mansfield

“Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence.”

― Jean Anouilh

“All evil comes from the old. They grow fat on ideas and young men die of them.”

― Jean Anouilh

“All men, even those we call savages, have been so tormented by the passion for strong drinks, that limited as their capacities were, they were yet able to manufacture them.”

― Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“Women take fewer financial risks than men do, but not because we’re wusses. Both sexes secrete the hormone oxytocin in stressful situations, but women secrete more of it, which helps us stay calmer.”

― Jean Chatzky

“It’s not exactly a big surprise that women mature earlier than men do. As a result, they tend to display better judgment, particularly when it comes to money.”

― Jean Chatzky

“It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.”

― Jean de la Bruyere

“Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest man to do.”

― Jean de la Bruyere

“All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.”

― Jean de la Bruyere

“It’s motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.”

― Jean de la Bruyere

“Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.”

― Jean de la Bruyere

“Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.”

― Jean de La Fontaine

“There is nothing useless to men of sense.”

― Jean de La Fontaine

“Men don’t deceive their wives unless they love them. When they love them most, they deceive them. It’s a form of fidelity, their deceit.”

― Jean Giraudoux

“The brave men die in war. It takes great luck or judgment not to be killed. Once, at least, the head has to bow and the knee has to bend to danger. The soldiers who march back under the triumphal arches are death’s deserters.”

― Jean Giraudoux

“The older we women grow, the more clearly we see what men really are: hypocrites, boasters, he-goats. The older men grow, the more they doll us up with every perfection.”

― Jean Giraudoux

“Men should only believe half of what women say. But which half?”

― Jean Giraudoux

“It would be better if only the old men fought the wars. Every country is the country of youth. When its youth dies, it dies with them.”

― Jean Giraudoux

“I’m not in a position to tell anyone anything about how to live his or her life, but I think it’s worth noting that no one can lie to us as effectively as we can lie to ourselves. We know exactly what to say! And I do think that women, even extremely smart women, can be very, very vulnerable to men.”

― Jean Hanff Korelitz

“Men like me because I don’t wear a brassiere.”

― Jean Harlow

“No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Medicine men live in caves.”

― Jean-Michel Basquiat

“Nothing is possible without men, but nothing lasts without institutions.”

― Jean Monnet

“Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.”

― Jean Paul

“Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power.”

― Jean Paul

“Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept – and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years.”

― Jean Paul

“Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only in dangers which affect themselves, but the first to rescue when others are in danger.”

― Jean Paul

“It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.”

― Jean Piaget

“The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.”

― Jean Piaget

“The child often sees only what he already knows. He projects the whole of his verbal thought into things. He sees mountains as built by men, rivers as dug out with spades, the sun and moon as following us on our walks.”

― Jean Piaget

“I often want to cry. That is the only advantage women have over men – at least they can cry.”

― Jean Rhys

“To say of men that they are bad is to say they are worse than we think we are, or worse than the ideal man whose image we have built up on the basis of a certain few.”

― Jean Rostand

“Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.”

― Jean Rostand

“There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past.”

― Jean Rostand

“Men try to run life according to their wishes; life runs itself according to necessity.”

― Jean Toomer

“I had relationships with men as well as women. I wasn’t choosing; I didn’t think I had to.”

― Jeanette Winterson

“Perhaps some of the appeal of the dangerous-but-yummy paranormal anti-hero lies in his scorn for societal expectations. Yes, women have come a long way, but there are still some cultural stigmas more associated with women than men.”

― Jeaniene Frost

“I love men’s coats, especially because they’re so large and they give plenty of room; the man’s coat remains one of my favorite classics.”

― Jeanne Damas

“Women are more emotional than men, so they must attach emotion to their memories.”

― Jeanne Marie Laskas

“If they are going to have war, they ought to take the old men and leave the young to propagate the race.”

― Jeannette Rankin

“Men and women are like right and left hands; it doesn’t make sense not to use both.”

― Jeannette Rankin

“We reasoned that the men would find it difficult to vote against the women in their home states when a woman was sitting with them making laws.”

― Jeannette Rankin

“I come from gender-balanced workplaces. I started off working in medicine, and when I went through med school, it’s 50/50 men and women. And when I started working as a doctor, it’s 50/50 men and women. So I’ve always been very accustomed to women occupying pivotal roles in the professional environment.”

― Jed Mercurio

“I have huge respect for Preet Bharara, a great U.S. Attorney by any measure. But even great men can make mistakes.”

― Jed S. Rakoff

“As far as the lack of hits goes, I think perhaps it’s because I’ve played a lot of different roles and have not created a persona that the public can latch on to. I have played everything from psychopathic killers to romantic leading men, and in picking such diverse roles I have avoided typecasting.”

― Jeff Bridges

“Legislation is the only lasting solution for the men and women brought to this country through no fault of their own who want to perform the ultimate act of patriotism in defending America.”

― Jeff Denham

“I’m concerned that we’re sending these military men… facing an infectious disease that could be deadly. If they go to Iraq, and they fight ISIL, and they come home, they’re not bringing ISIL with them and threatening their families or platoon mates.”

― Jeff Duncan

“If men have a smell it’s usually an accident.”

― Jeff Foxworthy

“Men and women in my lifetime have died fighting for the right to vote: people like James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, who were murdered while registering black voters in Mississippi in 1964, and Viola Liuzzo, who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1965 during the Selma march for voting rights.”

― Jeff Greenfield

“With a nation at war against terrorism and our men and women on the front line defending our homeland from abroad, resources need to be prioritized and allocated properly.”

― Jeff Miller

“All soldiers who serve their country and put their lives at risk need to know that if something happens to them, their families will be well taken care of. That’s the bond we have with our military men and women and their families.”

― Jeff Sessions

“Most elite big men are high maintenance.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“I think Vice is vastly overrated. And I think that if you are interested in reaching young males, which is what I think Vice’s calling card has been, CNN’s digital properties reach far more young men on a weekly basis than Vice does.”

― Jeff Zucker

“I spent my first three weeks there on a wing with 21 murderers. I met some very evil people there but also some men who’d had no upbringing, no chance in life.”

― Jeffrey Archer

“There are a lot of downsides to being male. We age faster and die younger. But give us this: we’re lifetime baby-making machines. Women’s reproductive abilities start to wane when they’re as young as 35. Men? We’re good to go pretty much till we’re dead.”

― Jeffrey Kluger

“I went bald when I was 18. My father cried. He cried about many things. But it allowed me to play older men in summer stock.”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“There’s a power in women being women. There’s a role for men, but we don’t have to be men, because we’re women. I think that representing that on television is a cool thing.”

― Jenna Elfman

“What do women do when they get together? We sit around and talk! Men, not so much. My theory is that this difference is genetic and dates back to the hunter-gatherer societies, when the men had to be quiet as they hunted, lest they scare away the bison and then everyone starved to death and it was all their fault.”

― Jenna McCarthy

“Women tell stories; men want answers. Guys get impatient when we drone on forever; we get frustrated when they tune out.”

― Jenna McCarthy

“On my season of ‘Survivor,’ the tribes were split: a tribe of men versus a tribe of women. Even though the women kicked the men’s butts at the first two challenges, we were a hot mess at camp.”

― Jenna Morasca

“Drag has been featured in popular culture for decades. Movies like ‘Kinky Boots,’ ‘Tootsie,’ ‘The Birdcage’ – even ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ – have showcased men, some gay, some not, who dress and perform as women.”

― Jenna Wortham

“I would quite like to create a fragrance for men though – something that I like.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“I’ve gone for each type: the rough guy; the nerdy, sweet, lovable guy; and the slick guy. I don’t really have a type. Men in general are a good thing.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“Don’t rely on men but don’t shun them either.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“I support women, men, anybody who is in a place that’s not their strongest and who is ready to push forward.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“I don’t think Roger Dodger is really about men. I think it is more about relationships and about how you present yourself, not only to the opposite sex, but to yourself. What lies are you going to tell yourself in order to get through the day?”

― Jennifer Beals

“I said, wouldn’t it be nice, instead of having these women fight with each other over men, which seems to be more of a cliche, wouldn’t it be wonderful if they were the true comrades and it took these men much more time to infiltrate their friendships.”

― Jennifer Beals

“I’m just talking specifically of women’s friendships. If two women go to a bar and they are fighting over men, it makes it much easier for the men. If two women are very close and they act as it makes it very difficult for the men to pull one over on anybody.”

― Jennifer Beals

“Oh, this absolute loneliness and the game – loving to play the game, loving to go and tell stories to men that certainly weren’t true, just for the sport of it, just to see how they would react.”

― Jennifer Beals

“I always date younger men. For some reason that’s just the way it’s gone, because younger guys have always asked me out and I accept.”

― Jennifer Coolidge

“It was always the cliche of men leaving their wives for younger women. The playing field is sort of even now. Women make their own salaries. They can do the exact same thing and can have a younger man.”

― Jennifer Coolidge

“The British boys really, really go nuts… to them, an older woman is sexy, and it’s an incredible fantasy… I think the American fantasy is still about men wanting control. Maybe American men don’t feel as in control of their lives.”

― Jennifer Coolidge

“I would say 90 percent of the scripts that show up on my door are women who have had lots of plastic surgery that are married to rich men – sort of a trophy wife.”

― Jennifer Coolidge

“I don’t think men really fall in love with the outspoken girl.”

― Jennifer Coolidge

“Studies have shown that since women have had access to the pill and family planning measures, they have made huge gains in both wages and in careers that were dominated by men.”

― Jennifer Granholm

“Men and women have served and died to protect American democracy, but their sacrifice will be for naught if that democracy dies from the poison the Supreme Court has injected into our political organs.”

― Jennifer Granholm

“Can’t blame men for wanting him. And wouldn’t be surprised if Dad even mildly flirted back. Dad somewhat enjoyed being called gay. He said it made women want to prove the assertion wrong.”

― Jennifer Grant

“Most men are far younger when they have their children and they’re building their careers. If they are older they probably don’t have the luxury of retiring – and generally sixty something-year-old men don’t choose to have a child and spend all their time with that child. So it was a very unique situation.”

― Jennifer Grant

“I’m quite sure we all have a sweet love song that we dance to or recall from our wedding or something, like ‘At Last,’ but I think that it is the love-gone-wrong songs that touch even men.”

― Jennifer Holliday

“As women and men, we’re not primed and taught to feel that women are as inspirational as men.”

― Jennifer Hyman

“That’s like – my thing is I’m always like, ‘Oh, white men are ruining everything,’ and Max’s dad is like… don’t say that in front of your son.”

― Jennifer Konner

“People equate sexy with promiscuous. They think that because I’m shaped this way, I must be scandalous – like running around and bringing men into my hotel room. But it’s just the opposite.”

― Jennifer Lopez

“I think that crying is a way women and men express frustration, anger, or passion. And we should not feel compelled to mute those emotions.”

― Jennifer Palmieri

“I think that all men and women both, particularly women, hold back on parts of ourselves because they don’t fit into the traditional workplace model.”

― Jennifer Palmieri

“Men would find it much harder because men have such odd personal relationships with each other. They don’t really emotionally connect, whereas women do. I think women become very close.”

― Jennifer Saunders

“We had this party in New York, and there were a lot of gay men there dressed up as the characters. I showed up just looking like myself, but it was a real case of shame. They looked so fantastic. We could never quite live up to it.”

― Jennifer Saunders

“The way certain men treat women is influenced by the Internet a lot.”

― Jennifer Saunders

“I guess men like me – somebody out there must think I’m hot.”

― Jennifer Sky

“If you write thrillers or mysteries or horror fiction or quote-unquote speculative fiction, men might read you, and the ‘Times’ might notice you.”

― Jennifer Weiner

“Women are far and away the bigger consumers of fiction than men, but men are still far and away the more reviewed, the more critically esteemed, the more respected. That can get frustrating.”

― Jennifer Weiner

“I’ve always gravitated toward men who sort of kind of eclipsed me in some way. And I think that it’s because I have this need to be better.”

― Jenny Mollen

“What we need is to understand that women won’t often apply for a job until they’re almost 95% qualified. So they tick the box and say, ‘If I can’t do it all, I can’t be qualified.’ Men look at the same job, and as long as they get to about 60%, they’ll apply.”

― Jenny Shipley

“Men are shameless in selling their story. Women are often reserved. So we do need to encourage women to know their story and then tell it strategically as to how they can add value.”

― Jenny Shipley

“In New Zealand, men and women would not take a party seriously if it did not have a good gender – and increasingly racial – mix. It’s not about being politically correct; it’s just who we are.”

― Jenny Shipley

“It’s important to say that it’s not just men that can be man-children. Women can be grown-up women and still have the playfulness of people who are younger.”

― Jenny Slate

“When I was writing stories about Chinese American characters in my fiction classes, I’d get comments like, ‘You should consider writing more universal stories.’ But anything can happen to a Chinese American girl – just as much of the canon of English literature involves white men or women.”

― Jenny Zhang

“I often wonder if my being a fairly small Asian woman with a high-pitched quietish voice plays a role in how often men feel entitled to come up to me and tell me, ‘You have this doll act,’ or whatever.”

― Jenny Zhang

“Older men in my family – back to my grandpa – were basically completely bald.”

― Jens Lekman

“Women don’t get the same opportunities that men get in racing, so they don’t get to learn race craft.”

― Jenson Button

“I’d love to do something on ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire.’ I really like period stuff.”

― Jeremy Allen White

“In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part.”

― Jeremy Collier

“At least us old men remember what a real bear market is like, and the young men haven’t got a clue.”

― Jeremy Grantham

“I had people when I was younger trying to feel me up. Older men. I just told them to get lost.”

― Jeremy Irons

“I don’t watch a lot of television. I try to watch all the good movies, but I’ve got about twenty of these television series that I should be watching. I haven’t seen ‘The Wire.’ I haven’t seen ‘Mad Men.’ I haven’t seen Kevin’s thing. What’s that called? ‘House of Cards.’ I hear it’s wonderful.”

― Jeremy Irons

“Madonna is the ultimate pop star of all time, hands down. She wrote the playbook for it. There is no female pop star – and probably few men today, for that matter – who are not indebted to her in one way or another for her contributions to the industry.”

― Jeremy Scott

“Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth.”

― Jeremy Taylor

“Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.”

― Jeremy Taylor

“It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No; if it were men wouldn’t be ashamed of it. It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such. A poor man is despised the whole world over.”

― Jerome K. Jerome

“I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed.”

― Jerome K. Jerome

“Every day, hundreds of thousands of men and women protect and serve, often putting their own lives at risk.”

― Jerry Costello

“The State of Israel has faced obstacles and challenges to its very survival, with conventional military attacks leading the way to suicide bombers who have killed innocent Israeli men, women, and children.”

― Jerry Costello

“If you look at ‘Mad Men,’ it’s set in the wrong decade. The style of Mad Men is really the 1950s, not the 1960s.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“I always had more women working for me than men.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“I came into the advertising business in 1952, at the age of sixteen, as a delivery boy for a stuffy, old-line advertising agency named Ruthruff and Ryan, which could have served as the setting for the ‘Mad Men’ television series without moving a desk.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“I once attended an advertising conference held at the Greenbrier Hotel in 1968. The dean of the original Mad Men, the great David Ogilvy, was the keynote speaker. The subject of his speech was the new creative revolution in advertising.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“’Mad Men’ is celebrating a time that no longer exists.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“I truly cannot imagine men with men, women with women, doing what they were not physically created to do, without abnormal stress and misbehavior.”

― Jerry Falwell

“The great thing about baking is that you can bring in an apple pie when you have company and say, ‘I baked this for you,’ and people love it. Men love it when you bake a pie for them.”

― Jerry Hall

“I have gone out with younger men, and they’re great fun; they’ve got enthusiasm. Stamina! But I think older men are much better lovers.”

― Jerry Hall

“I love men’s company, but I don’t feel I have to be married. Men are a wonderful part of life, like chocolate. But my life goes on whether they’re there or not.”

― Jerry Hall

“Well, I think mostly we’re dressing for men.”

― Jerry Hall

“Most men act so tough and strong on the outside because on the inside, we are scared, weak, and fragile. Men, not women, are the weaker sex.”

― Jerry Rubin

“There’s very little advice in men’s magazines, because men don’t think there’s a lot they don’t know. Women do. Women want to learn. Men think, ‘I know what I’m doing, just show me somebody naked.’”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“Men don’t care what’s on TV. They only care what else is on TV.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“Men want to make women happy.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“Men like a ref decision because they just want to get back to the game.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“During the Great Depression, when people laughed their worries disappeared. Audiences loved these funny men. I decided to become one.”

― Jerry Stiller

“Many people, men in particular, just can’t not be active. I guess our minds demand that we seek other challenges.”

― Jerry West

“I always understood my ancestry, like that of so many others in the Gulf Coast, to be a tangle of African slaves, free men of color, French and Spanish immigrants, British colonists, Native Americans – but in what proportion, and what might that proportion tell me about who I thought I was?”

― Jesmyn Ward

“When I was writing my first novel, ‘Where the Line Bleeds,’ which had young black men as its main characters, I was very invested in telling the story and also very worried about the effects the story would have.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“By the time I wrote my memoir, ‘Men We Reaped,’ I had been running from writing it for a long time. When the events in the book were happening, I knew I’d probably write about them one day. I didn’t want to. I’d studied fiction, and I was committed to establishing myself as a fiction writer first.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“Writing ‘Men We Reaped’ broke me in different ways at different spots in the drafting process. The first draft was hard because I was just getting it out. In some ways, that draft failed. I was really just telling the story, not making assessments – this happened, then this. Just putting those facts down on paper was really painful.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“I wouldn’t say personally that I have problems communicating with men – though I’m not sure what the men would say.”

― Jess Weixler

“Real men know how to listen, and real men know how to be honest.”

― Jesse L. Martin

“I have witnessed and heard countless reports of young black men routinely targeted and recruited by various subversive groups. One of the leading recruiters inside U.S. jails and prisons is none other than Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Wherever men are weak, there is no love – and destruction reigns.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“If men do not return to God, evil will destroy us.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“We must end welfare programs that devalue men and spoil women.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“As a result of the absence and weakness of black men, blacks have allowed every ungodly thing to influence their communities.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Government social programs introduced in the ’60s by liberal Democratic politicians seduced black men into relying on ‘programs’ over God.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Men are the spiritual heads of their families.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Women need men to be strong, just as Christ is strong for men.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Society routinely degrades fathers. Men are typically depicted by Hollywood as inadequate and useless beings who are nothing more than comedic props.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Barack Obama hates white people – especially white men.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Men, it’s okay to be a man!”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Women use men’s weaknesses toward them to cause trouble and distraction.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Real men are almost nowhere to be found in the black community; fatherlessness is the norm, and godlessness has taken over black churches.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“White men are hated in America because most are conservative Christians, like those who founded and built our great country.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Hate-filled people easily believe and repeat slanderous lies about innocent men.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Men with anger do not know how to deal with unreasonable, pushy people, particularly women.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Men and women of character raise strong children who are not easily influenced by the media, corrupt schools, bad friends, and the outside world.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Good men stand against evil and overcome it, in their private lives and in their communities.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“We need all races of men, and decent women, to stand up for what’s right, drop anger, and live upright.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“One reason whites, men, and Christians are so hated by the elitist establishment is that they tend to be conservative.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Every guy’s got to own a watch. I’m a watch guy. Men don’t get to wear jewelry, really, and that’s the one item that we can make our own and personalize our stuff with.”

― Jesse Lee Soffer

“The men and women that I’ve worked with on the police force are some of the most honest, heroic, and pure human beings I’ve ever met.”

― Jesse Lee Soffer

“My dad, who I’m very close to, is one of those men where once you’re in, once he loves you, that’s it, no questions about it.”

― Jesse Plemons

“We as men, in particular black men, are constantly supported, nurtured, forgiven, apologized for, led, followed and coddled by black women, and they get very little in return.”

― Jesse Williams

“There’s a lot of criticism on how an actress is aging. Why do we do that with women? I work with a lot of men who take terrible care of themselves – they drink too much, or they eat too much. We need to allow women to age.”

― Jessica Chastain

“My whole life, I wanted to be an actor. Perhaps the seed was planted when I saw Sigourney Weaver in ‘Alien’, wiping the floor with the men on the ship.”

― Jessica Chastain

“I find it very interesting: when 90 percent of the critics that review films are men, how is that helpful when trying to create stories from a feminine point of view?”

― Jessica Chastain

“If you’re one of the only women on a set – if it’s you and a bunch of men – you feel like your value doesn’t come from your thoughts and your talent and what you say: your value comes from how you look and how you’re perceived by the men around you.”

― Jessica Chastain

“Only a woman can tell you what it’s like to be a woman in a society where men are in charge. When you have one demographic that controls the livelihood of minorities, then you’re always going to have abuses of power. So this goes way beyond Hollywood.”

― Jessica Chastain

“Believe me, when I finish shooting ‘Mad Men,’ there’s a huge chunk of time where I have a really hard time leaving my house without fake lashes on. Which is a complex because I’m not very good at applying fake lashes.”

― Jessica Pare

“I drive past the Mad Men billboard every day and I can’t believe I’m on that show.”

― Jessica Pare

“And, of course, all of my friends and family are so excited because they feel like Montreal is being represented on Mad Men.”

― Jessica Pare

“Working on ‘Mad Men,’ everything is word for word. And, honestly, I couldn’t come up with anything better than that, so it’s fine.”

― Jessica Pare

“I do feel like the end of ‘Mad Men’ is a sort of a coming of age.”

― Jessica Pare

“’Mad Men’ has been my big break. I’m beyond thrilled.”

― Jessica Pare

“I’m usually attracted to more interesting types of men. I have no desire to be with a cookie-cutter Ken doll.”

― Jessica Parker Kennedy

“Men still control the news, both on and off camera.”

― Jessica Savitch

“A fact of modern life is that it takes women longer to get ready than men.”

― Jessica Savitch

“Women rule men’s lives – every decision a man makes is based on a woman.”

― Jessica Stroup

“The stereotypes of feminists as ugly, or man-haters, or hairy, or whatever it is – that’s really strategic. That’s a really smart way to keep young women away from feminism, is to kind of put out this idea that all feminists hate men, or all feminists are ugly; and that they really come from a place of fear.”

― Jessica Valenti

“Hearing the Beastie Boys speak out against sexism made me feel like if these men who had once sung about getting girls to ‘do the laundry’ and ‘clean up my room’ could understand, maybe the rest of the world would follow suit. It made me hopeful in the best way.”

― Jessica Valenti

“I like very masculine smells. I like wood scents on men. I just like a man to smell great, but I don’t like very strong cologne. I don’t like when a man is overpowered by cologne. I think subtle and sexy is always best.”

― Jessica White

“I used to think men were these idiots who just yelled at you on the street. But, part of my maturing was realizing that not all men are evil or monsters.”

― Jessica Williams

“When I first began, the technicians, camera and makeup men made me feel so self-conscious that I began to have the biggest inferiority complex about my looks.”

― Jessie Matthews

“I love my smart, supportive, if-I-see-something-I’m-going-to-speak-up type of men.”

― Jessie Reyez

“There is a lot of propaganda about opera singers not being able to act. That’s not necessarily true and hasn’t been true for a very long time. And certainly there were those instances when singers were told they need to fit into a certain size dress. Of course, women. Men? They just make the costume bigger.”

― Jessye Norman

“Give to everyone who begs from you; and of him who takes away your goods do not ask them again. And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.”

― Jesus Christ

“When hip-hop came along, men and women started dressing down as a form of rebellion.”

― Jidenna

“When I was a boy, I was sagging my pants like everyone else. Some boys become men and continue to sag their pants because that’s their form of rebellion.”

― Jidenna

“Seriously, in America there are more big, curvy girls than there are little girls, and men love us, too.”

― Jill Scott

“I guess a show like ‘Entourage’ would be wish fulfillment, right? But ‘Entourage’ is wish fulfillment for men. It’s that you can be kind of schlumpy-looking and have access to someone famous and find yourself at a pool party surrounded by girls in bikinis.”

― Jill Soloway

“I think there’s always the whole expectation that men can age and look fine, and girls have to be all conscious. But guys can also keep their skin intact.”

― Jillian Hervey

“They’ve all been through bad things. So bad things happen to people. They happen to all the great men of God.”

― Jim Bakker

“Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.”

― Jim Bishop

“Archaeology is the peeping Tom of the sciences. It is the sandbox of men who care not where they are going; they merely want to know where everyone else has been.”

― Jim Bishop

“Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?”

― Jim Bouton

“We get older and more sophisticated and a bit cleverer, but certainly boys – and men – are as childish and basic as we ever were.”

― Jim Broadbent

“Malcolm X was a man among men.”

― Jim Brown

“I’d dearly love to write a political book that changed the hearts and minds of men and women.”

― Jim Crace

“I’m a gatekeeper, and the gatekeepers all used to be mostly old, white men.”

― Jim Lehrer

“By reading, you learn through others’ experiences, generally, a better way to do business, especially in our line of work where the consequences of incompetence are so final for young men.”

― Jim Mattis

“For the mission’s sake, for our country’s sake, and the sake of the men who carried the Division’s colors in past battles – carry out your mission and keep your honor clean.”

― Jim Mattis

“Now from a distance, I look back on what the Corps taught me: to think like men of action, and to act like men of thought!”

― Jim Mattis

“There are many people who do not know if the U.S. Army has 60,000 men or 6 million. They do not have a clue about that.”

― Jim Mattis

“We will never know exactly how many women disguised themselves as men and fought in the Civil War. At the close of the hostilities, it was estimated that approximately 400 women had managed to enlist, but this number is almost certainly too low.”

― Jim Murphy

“Far and away, the question I’m asked most often is, ‘What’s your favorite sporting event to call?’ I can’t say I’ve ever answered the question well, simply because the three biggest events I broadcast for CBS Sports – the Super Bowl, the NCAA Men’s Final Four and the Masters – each are incomparable.”

― Jim Nantz

“Things that I felt absolutely sure of but a few years ago, I do not believe now. This thought makes me see more clearly how foolish it would be to expect all men to agree with me.”

― Jim Rohn

“Today, we stand as a united country and are much closer to the ideals set forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

― Jim Ryun

“With this realization, came a growing need for men and women willing to take up arms in an effort to protect our American way of life and the freedoms so many of our ancestors died to entrench.”

― Jim Walsh

“The function of combat is not merely to perpetrate violence, but to perpetrate violence on command, instantaneously and reflexively. The function of the service academies is to prepare men for leadership positions where they may someday exercise that command.”

― Jim Webb

“Politics, where fat, bald, disagreeable men, unable to be candidates themselves, teach a president how to act on a public stage.”

― Jimmy Breslin

“Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future.”

― Jimmy Carter

“We must make it clear that a platform of ‘I hate gay men and women’ is not a way to become president of the United States.”

― Jimmy Carter

“I believe there is complete equality between men and women. And I believe those passages in the New Testament, not by Jesus, but by Paul, that say women should not adorn themselves, they should always wear hats or color their hair in church – things like that – I think they are signs of the times and should not apply to modern-day life.”

― Jimmy Carter

“We had the guys from X Men 2 do the cameras. They had a 360 camera that would go from one car, up in the air and over to another car in a continuous shot while the film was still rolling, going 90 mph.”

― Jimmy Fallon

“Football, at the end of the day, is a little kids’ game that grown men get to play. I’m just privileged to get to do that every day.”

― Jimmy Garoppolo

“We created Apple Music to make finding the right music easier for everyone – men and women, young and old.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“From the very depth of my being, I challenge the right of any man or any group of men, in business or in government, to tell a fellow human being that he or she is expendable.”

― Jimmy Reid

“I get amazed, I can’t look at it but about 10 seconds, at these politicians dancing around this, dancing around this, I’m trying to find a correct name for it, this utter absolute, asinine, idiotic stupidity of men marrying men.”

― Jimmy Swaggart

“You look across the board at comedy quiz shows, and they are mainly hosted by men.”

― Jo Brand

“Wild men are so enormously attractive.”

― Jo Brand

“My mum always felt that women deserved as much as men, and should have as much power, so I suppose I opted to go into a very male-dominated arena to try and prove that.”

― Jo Brand

“I like men. They are hugely entertaining, but they have a lot of shortcomings and you just have to bear those in mind.”

― Jo Brand

“I still get blokes who say, ‘Oh you hate men, don’t you?’ And I say, ‘No, I just hate you.’ I really love doing that, just to see the look on their faces.”

― Jo Brand

“Men are fantastic – as a concept.”

― Jo Brand

“Some men are deeply likable but have attitudes I don’t like. Does that mean I should completely dismiss them? It’s like saying: if someone votes Tory can you like them? And, yes, I can. I have friends who vote Tory, and I’m appalled, but that’s not to say they’re not great people in so many other ways. We have a tendency to oversimplify things.”

― Jo Brand

“I’ve been watching more American TV because of all the great TV series that have come out in the last five to 10 years. I’m a ‘Sopranos’ fan, I’m a ‘Wire’ fan, I’m a ‘Mad Men’ fan. I’m a ‘Deadwood’ fan. It makes me optimistic for the future of storytelling on TV that producers are willing to take that kind of jump.”

― Jo Nesbo

“If you look at the role models that are out there, the women that tend to be photographed tend to be actresses and models, whereas the men are often in the media because of what they do in terms of business and sport.”

― Jo Swinson

“Much of political decision-making concentrates power in the hands of those already inside the circle, who tend to be men. Excluding women may not be the intention, but when they are not invited into the room where decisions are made, you can see how it happens.”

― Jo Swinson

“We need more men to talk about their experiences of being a dad with colleagues, friends and family. It shouldn’t be surprising to hear about men being good fathers and it’s one of the most powerful ways we can counter the harmful ‘hapless dad’ stereotype.”

― Jo Swinson

“Being transparent about parental leave and pay policies will help build a workplace culture where men also feel supported in taking on their fair share of caring responsibilities.”

― Jo Swinson

“Men want to play a bigger and equal role in raising their children, but as a society we don’t support them in that.”

― Jo Swinson

“Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men – bring them softness, teach them how to cry.”

― Joan Baez

“If it’s natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?”

― Joan Baez

“Recently I heard a ‘wise guy’ story that I had a party at my home for twenty-five men. It’s an interesting story, but I don’t know twenty-five men I’d want to invite ta a party.”

― Joan Crawford

“Men are rarely questioned on their spouses or their partners, and nor should they be. And the question to ask is why is this done to women?”

― Joan Kirner

“I am always begging them to spare me this chasing after men.”

― Joan Leslie

“I think that in our society we should do everything to encourage child-bearing and family-making. And I think that if insurance will cover Viagra for men, it should also be covering these kinds of methods to try to build families.”

― Joan Lunden

“Feminism means, basically, are you in favor of equal opportunities for men and women? It’s hard to argue with that.”

― Joanna Coles

“Depending on who it is, but I can’t stand men who brag about themselves, and all they do all day is talk about themselves.”

― Joanna Krupa

“Sometimes men tend to get a little shy, so if the woman wants to make the first move, go ahead!”

― Joanna Krupa

“I don’t think men are that attracted by glamour. I think women are attracted by glamour. I think men are attracted by a sense of friendship.”

― Joanna Lumley

“There’s an appetite for vigour in films. The camera loves a bit of movement. Movement is usually attached to younger people and men, and that’s just the way it is. I think that it’s a bitter pill to swallow, but it’s a fact that there aren’t going to be masses and masses of roles for older women because there isn’t the audience for it.”

― Joanna Lumley

“In 1795, I sent him another letter, telling him, that danger still stood before us, and that the truth of what I had written in 1792 was to be proved by 12 men.”

― Joanna Southcott

“It may be something to do with my having been to a girls’ school, but I’m far more comfortable making male friendships than female ones. My friends tend to be men and their significant others.”

― Joanne Harris

“Arguably, my student status and perhaps my gender were also my downfall with respect to the Nobel Prize, which was awarded to Professor Antony Hewish and Professor Martin Ryle. At the time, science was still perceived as being carried out by distinguished men.”

― Jocelyn Bell Burnell

“Women of my generation who’ve stayed in science have done it by playing the men at their own game.”

― Jocelyn Bell Burnell

“I don’t think there are beautiful women out there trying to lure men into any kind of conspiracy. I think people are out there just trying to meet someone new and interesting and live in the real world.”

― Jodi Lyn O’Keefe

“I think, in history, we often see a false representation of women. The men are always the successors and, supposedly, of their own merit, which I don’t believe to be to true.”

― Jodie Comer

“George W. Bush presided over an international network of torture chambers and, with the help of a compliant Congress and press, launched a war of aggression that killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children.”

― Jodie Evans

“Men and women should be paid equally.”

― Jodie Whittaker

“As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform, in military assets, and in esteem and pride, Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America.”

― Joe Baca

“No one doubts that innocent men, women and children have been the victims of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. And there’s no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in Syria: the Syrian regime.”

― Joe Biden

“Almost every venerable tradition at a men’s club starts out as a joke.”

― Joe Bob Briggs

“I grew up in Beaufort, South Carolina, in a six-room farmhouse with a couple of leaning posts to keep it from fallin’. I came up in a time when men were men.”

― Joe Frazier

“The boxing game has been good, so we need to give back. We have to teach young men how to be men.”

― Joe Frazier

“To say that I could manipulate one of the men who has shown the most courage before the Cuban government, who gets beaten every day, who did a hunger strike that freed political prisoners… I think that’s absurd.”

― Joe Garcia

“Most science fiction is about white men who are 25 to 30, who are very smart, who face a physical problem and solve it.”

― Joe Haldeman

“I love a good fitted suit. England is known for men who can wear good suits.”

― Joe Jonas

“Ever since John Kennedy, Democrats have had a weakness for dashing younger men like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and, I suppose, Jimmy Carter. They balance their tickets with senior statesmen – Lyndon Johnson, Joe Biden, Walter Mondale. (Al Gore was young but played ancient).”

― Joe Klein

“I was happier going back to my roots: training like men do in my hometown of Pittsburgh. Back home the guys in the gyms don’t lift to look good; they’re lifting to lift. They do it because they want to squat more and bench more.”

― Joe Manganiello

“When I was growing up, it was Clint Eastwood, it was Harrison Ford and Steve McQueen – these guys were tough. They were leading men, but they were also tough and physical.”

― Joe Manganiello

“American comedies especially are all about these men being browbeaten by their wives and it’s impossible for me to watch.”

― Joe Manganiello

“I got to L.A. in 2000, when we were coming off the ’90s: women looked like men and the men all looked like women.”

― Joe Manganiello

“It’s important to me to play men who use their brains, not just brawn.”

― Joe Morton

“When I started, black people were either victims or they were the perpetrators; they were the boogie men who jumped out of the bushes and did terrible things to you.”

― Joe Morton

“I think it’s really important for people to hear what our men and women in the military have to say.”

― Joe Nichols

“Boy, if anyone wants to get visited from an alien, it’s me. I’m dying, and I’ve been sending out that invitation to the universe ever since I was a kid. I don’t believe in little green men. That’s collective neurosis of society. So I don’t believe that.”

― Joe Satriani

“Men and women have different ideas of what constitutes tidiness. I tend to think it’s about things being clean, but my mum and girlfriend are more about how things look.”

― Joe Thomas

“Because a man is placed in charge of a club does not make it necessary for him to be a taskmaster or a tyrant. In my opinion, he ought to be as lenient with his club as circumstances allow, and the less he interferes with the personal liberties of the men, the better.”

― Joe Tinker

“I find men odd. I don’t really understand men. I kind of feel like I understand women better than I do men, really.”

― Joe Wright

“Obama likes to quote great men but will never be a great man himself. I can’t stand it when our leader goes around apologizing for who we are.”

― Joe Wurzelbacher

“A habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral; and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves, and of discerning the cause of their oppression.”

― Joel Barlow

“I have this theory that alpha males are actually not alpha males. They’re actually very scared – particularly scared of