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Men are what their mothers made them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

I require three things in a man. He must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid.

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) U.S. short-story writer and poet.

There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

Men dream of courtship, but in wedlock wake.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet and satirist.

How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) English writer.


A true man hates no one.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

The man, most man, works best for men: and, if most man indeed, he gets his manhood plainest from his soul.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) British poet.

Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss political philosopher and essayist.

The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

Poor little men, poor little cocks! As soon as they're old enough, they swell their plumage to be conquerors. If they only knew that it's enough to be just a little bit wounded and sad in order to obtain everything without fighting for it.

Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) French playwright.