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A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction.

Author: Sholom Aleichem (1859-1916)

Profession: Ukraine-Born American Writer

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.

Author: Barbara De Angelis

Profession: American Expert on Relationships, Author

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.

Author: Jean Anouilh (1910-1987)

Profession: French Playwright

Men are not to be told anything they might find too painful; the secret depths of human nature, the sordid physicalities, might overwhelm or damage them. For instance, men often faint at the sight of their own blood, to which they are not accustomed. For this reason you should never stand behind one in the line at the Red Cross donor clinic.

Author: Margaret Atwood (1939)

Profession: Canadian Novelist, Poet, Critic

Left to itself the masculine imagination has very little appreciation for the here and now; it prefers to dwell on what is absent, on what has been or may be. If men are more punctual than women, it is because they know that, without the external discipline of clock time, they would never get anything done.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

The masculine imagination lives in a state of perpetual revolt against the limitations of human life. In theological terms, one might say that all men, left to themselves, become gnostics. They may swagger like peacocks, but in their heart of hearts they all think sex an indignity and wish they could beget themselves on themselves. Hence the aggressive hostility toward women so manifest in most club-car stories.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

Men's private self-worlds are rather like our geographical world's seasons, storm, and sun, deserts, oases, mountains and abysses, the endless-seeming plateaus, darkness and light, and always the sowing and the reaping.

Author: Faith Baldwin

Profession:

Men's second childhood begins when a woman gets a hold of him.

Author: Sir James M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Profession: British Playwright

The question arises as to whether it is possible not to live in the world of men and still to live in the world.

Author: Louise Bernikow

Profession: American Author

A true man hates no one.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

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

Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Profession: British Poet

Some men are like nails, very easily drawn; others however are more like rivets never drawn at all.

Author: John Burroughs (1837-1921)

Profession: American Naturalist, Author

Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.

Author: Julius Caesar (101-44 BC)

Profession: Roman Emperor

Men aren't necessities. They're luxuries.

Author: Cher (1946)

Profession: American Actress, Director, Singer

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.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author