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The stamp of kings imparts no more
Worth, than the metal held before.
THOMAS CAREW_To T. II. A Lady Resem-
bling My Mistress.

(See also BURNS) No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men. CARLYLE--Heroes and Hero Worship. Lec

ture 1.

Thou wilt scarce be a man before thy mother. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER—Love's Cure. Act II. Sc. 2.

(See also COWPER) All sorts and conditions of men. Book of Common Prayer. Prayer for all Condi

tions of Men. 3

Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes and pompous in the grave.





A man's a man for a' that!

BURNS-For A' That and A' That.

A prince can mak a belted knight,

A marquis, duke, and a' that;
But an honest man's aboon his might:

Guid faith, he maunna fa' that.

BURNS-For A' That and A' That. (See also GOWER, WYCHERLY; also Watts under


Charms and a man I sing, to wit-a most superior person,

Myself, who bear the fitting name of George Nathaniel Curzon. Charma Virumque Cano. Pub. in Poetry of the Crabbet Club, 1892. P. 36.

(See also VERGIL under WAR) La vraie science et le vrai étude de l'homme c'est l'homme.

The proper Science and Subject for Man's Contemplation is Man himself. CHARRON-Of Wisdom. Bk. I. Ch. I. STANHOPE's trans.

(See also POPE) Men the most infamous are fond of fame: And those who fear not guilt, yet start at shame.

CHURCHILL-The Author. L. 233.



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I am made all things to all men.

I Corinthians. IX. 22.


The first man is of the earth, earthy.

I Corinthians. XV. 47.



Where the virgins are soft as the roses they twine,
And all, save the spirit of man, is divine?
BYRON-Bride of Abydos. Canto I. St. 1.
(See also HEBER)

Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear.

BYRON—Childe Harold. Canto IV. St. 109.

10 The precious porcelain of human clay. BYRON—Don Juan. Canto IV. St. 11.

(See also DRYDEN) Lord of himself;—that heritage of woe!

BYRON-Lara. Canto I. St. 2.




But we, who name ourselves its sovereigns, we,
Half dust, half deity, alike unfit
To sink or soar.

BYRON--Manfred. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 39.

An honest man, close-buttoned to the chin, Broadcloth without, and a warm heart within.

COWPER-Epistle to Joseph Hill.

24 But strive still to be a man before your mother. COWPER-Motto of No. III. Connoisseur.

(See also BEAUMONT)
So man, the moth, is not afraid, it seems,
To span Omnipotence, and measure might
That knows no measure, by the scanty rule
And standard of his own, that is to-day,
And is not ere to-morrow's sun go down.

COWPER—The Task. Bk. VI. L. 211.
A sacred spark created by his breath,

The immortal mind of man his image bears; A spirit living 'midst the forms of death,

Oppressed, but not subdued, by mortal cares. SIR H. Dávy-Written After Recovery from a

Dangerous Illness. His tribe were God Almighty's gentlemen. DRYDEN-Absalom and Achitophel. Pt. I. L.


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This is the porcelain clay of humankind.

We are coming we, the young men, DRYDEN-Don Sebastian. Act I. Sc. 1. Strong of heart and millions strong; (See also BYRON)

We shall work where you have trifled,

Cleanse the temple, right the wrong, How dull, and how insensible a beast

Till the land our fathers visioned Is man, who yet would lord it o'er the rest.

Shall be spread before our ken, DRYDEN-Essay on Satire. I. 1. Written by We are through with politicians; DRYDEN and the EARL OF MULGRAVE.

Give us Men! Give us Men!

ARTHUR GUITERMANChallenge of the Young There is no Theam more plentiful to scan,

Men. In Life, Nov. 2, 1911. Then is the glorious goodỈy Frame of Man.

(See also HOLLAND) Du BARTAS-Divine Weekes and Workes. First Week, Sixth Day. L. 421.

What though the spicy breezes (See also POPE)

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle; 4

Though every prospect pleases, Men's men: gentle or simple, they're much of a

And only man is vile. muchness.

REGINALD HEBER-Missionary Hymn. GEORGE ELIOT—Daniel Deronda. Bk. IV.

("Java" in one version.) Ch. XXXI.

(See also BYRON) 5 A man is the whole encyclopedia of facts. The

Man is all symmetrie, creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn, and Full of proportions, one limbe to another, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, And all to all the world besides: lie folded already in the first man.

Each part may call the farthest, brother: EMERSON—Essays. History.

For head with foot hath privite amitie,

And both with moons and tides.
Man is his own star, and the soul that can HERBERT—Temple. The Church Man.
Render an honest and a perfect man,
Commands all light.

Man is one world, and hath
JOHN FLETCHER-Upon an Honest Man's For- Another to attend him.
tune. L. 33.

HERBERT—Temple. The Church Man.
Man is a tool making animal.

God give us men. A time like this demands

Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready 8

hands! Aye, think! since time and life began, Your mind has only feared and slept;

Men whom the lust of office does not kill, Of all the beasts they called you man

Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy, Only because you toiled and wept.

Men who possess opinions and a will, ARTURO GIOVANNITTIThe Thinker. (On

Men who love honor, men who cannot lie. Rodin's Statue.)

J. G. HOLLAND-Wanted.

(See also_GUITERMAN, MARSTON, PHÆDRUS, Stood I, O Naturel man alone in thee,

STEDMAN, TENNYSON, also Foss under AMERICA) Then were it worth one's while a man to be. GOETHE-Faust.

Like leaves on trees the race of man is found,10

Now green in youth, now withering on the Die Menschen fürchtet nur, wer sie nicht kennt

ground; Und wer sie meidet, wird sie bald verkennen.

Another race the following spring supplies; He only fears men who does not know them, They fall successive; and successive rise. and he who avoids them will soon misjudge

HOMER-Iliad. Bk. VI. L. 181. POPE's trans. them. GOETHE—Torquato Tasso. I. 2. 72.

Forget the brother and resume the man. 11

HOMER-Odyssey. Bk. IV. L. 732. POPE's Lass uns, geliebter Bruder, nicht vergessen,

trans. Dass von sich selbst der Mensch nicht scheiden kann.

The fool of fate, thy manufacture, man. Beloved brother, let us not forget that man HOMER-Odyssey. Bk. XX. L. 254. POPE's can never get away from himself.

trans. GOETHE-Torquato Tasso. I. 2. 85.

22 12

Pulvis et umbra sumus. Lords of humankind.

We are dust and shadow. GOLDSMITHThe Traveller. L. 327.

HORACE—Carmina. Bk. IV. 7. L. 16. 13 A king may spille, a king may save;

Metiri se quemque suo modulo ac pede verum A king may make of lorde a knave;

est. And of a knave a lorde also.

Every man should measure himself by his GOWER-Confessio Amantis. Bk. VII. I. own standard. 1,895.

HORACE-Epistles. I. 7. 98. (See also WYCHERLEY)

(See also JAMESON)
















Ad unguem factus homo.

Before man made us citizens, great Nature A man polished to the nail.

made us men. HORACE-Satires. I. 5. 32.

LOWELLThe Capture of Fugitive Slaves Near

Man dwells apart, though not alone,
He walks among his peers unread;

The hearts of men are their books; events The best of thoughts which he hath known are their tutors; great actions are their eloquence. For lack of listeners are not said.

MACAULAY-Essays. Conversation Touching JEAN INGELOW-Afternoon at a Parsonage. the Great Civil War. Afterthought.

A man! A man! My kingdom for a man! Man passes away; his name perishes from MARSTON-Scourge of Villainy: record and recollection; his history is as a tale

(See also HOLLAND) that is told, and his very monument becomes a ruin.

Hominem pagina nostra sapit. WASHINGTON IRVINGThe Sketch Book. West Our page (i.e. our book) has reference to man. minster Abbey.

MARTIAL-Epigrams. Bk. X. 4. 10. Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his

But in our Sanazarro 'tis not so, nostrils.

He being pure and tried gold; and any stamp Isaiah. II. 22.

Of grace, to make him current to the world,

The duke is pleased to give him, will add honour The only competition worthy a wise man is

To the great bestower; for he, though allow'd with himself.

Companion to his master, still preserves MRS. JAMESON-Memoirs and Essays. Wash

His majesty in full lustre. ington Allston.

MASSINGER-Great Duke of Florence. Act I. (See also HORACE)

Sc. 1. (See also WYCHERLY) Man that is born of a woman is of few days,

Ah! pour être devot, je n'en suis pas moins and full of trouble.

homme. Job. XIV. 1.

Ah! to be devout, I am none the less human. 7 Where soil is, men grow,

MOLIÈRE—Tartuffe. III. 3. Whether to weeds or flowers.

20 KEATSEndymion. Bk. II.

The mould is lost wherein was made

This a per se of all.

ALEXANDER MONTGOMERY. Though I've belted you and flayed you,

(See also ARIOSTO) By the livin' Gawd that made you,

21 You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din. I teach you beyond Man (Uebermensch; overKIPLING—Gunga Din.

man-superman). Man is something that shall

be surpassed. What have you done to surpass If you can keep your head when all about you him?

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, NIETZSCHEThus Spake Zarathustra.
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

(See also SHAW) But make allowance for their doubting too;

T'is but a Tent where takes his one day's rest Yours is the Earth and every thing that's in it, A Sultan to the realm of Death addrest. And—which is more you'll be a man, my son! A Sultan rises, and the dark Ferrash KIPLING-If. First and Last Lines.

Strikes, and prepares it for another Guest. 10

OMAR KHAYYAM-Rubaiyat. St. 45. FITZLimited in his nature, infinite in his desires,

GERALD's Trans. man is a fallen god who remembers the heavens. 23 LAMARTINE-Second Meditations.

Man's the bad child of the universe.

JAMES OPPENHEIM—Laughter. Il est plus aisé de connaître l'homme en général que de connaître un homme en par Os homini sublime dedit ccelumque tueri ticulier.

Jussit; et erectos ad sidera tollere vultus. It is easier to know mankind in general God gave man an upright countenance to than man individually.

survey the heavens, and to look upward to LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-Maximes. 436.

the stars. 12

Ovi-Metamorphoses. I. 85. As man; false man, smiling destructive man.

25 NATHANIEL LEETheodosius. Act III. Sc. What a chimera, then, is man! what a novelty, 2. L. 50.

what a monster, what a chaos, what a subject 13

of contradiction, what a prodigy! A judge of all A man of mark.

things, feeble worm of the earth, depositary of LONGFELLOW-Tales of a Wayside Inn. Pt. I. the truth, cloaca of uncertainty and error, the

The Musician's Tale. Saga of King Olaf. glory and the shame of the universe!
Pt. IX. St. 2.

PASCALThoughts. Ch. X.







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Piper, non homo.

He is pepper, not a man.

3 Hominem quæro.

I am in search of a man.
PHÆDRUSFables. Bk. III. 19. 9.

(See also HOLLAND) Man is the plumeless genus of bipeds, birds are the plumed. PLATO—Politicus. 266. Diogenes produced

a plucked cock, saying, "Here is Plato's man.” DIOGENES LAERTIUS. Bk. VI. 2.

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright.

Psalms. XXXVII. 37. Man is man's A, B, C. There's none that can Read God aright, unless he first spell man. QUARLES-Hieroglyptics of the Life of Man.

(See also POPE) Quit yourselves like men.

I Samuel. IV. 9.



A man after his own heart.

I Samuel. XIII. 14.

20 Thou art the man.

II Samuel. XII. 7.

21 Der Mensch ist, der lebendig fühlende, Der leichte Raub des mächt'gen Augenblicks.

Man, living, feeling man is the easy prey of the powerful present. SCHILLER—Die Jungfrau von Orleans. III.

4. 54. "How poor a thing is man!” alas 'tis true, I'd half forgot it when I chanced on you. SCHILLERThe Moral Poet.

(See also DANIEL) Men have died from time to time and worms have eaten them, but not for love.

As You Like It, Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 105.

24 He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like

again. Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 187.




Homo homini lupus.

Man is a wolf to man.
PLAUTUS—Asinaria. II. 4. 88.

A minister, but still a man.

POPE-Épistle to James Craggs.

7 So man, who here seems principal alone, Perhaps acts second to some sphere unknown Touches some wheel, or verges to some goal; 'Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.

POPE-Essay on Man. Ep. I. L. 57.

8 Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man. POPE-Essay on Man. Ep. II. L. 1. In

POPE's first ed. of Moral Essays it read “The only science of mankind is man." For the last phrase see GROTE-History of Greece. Vol. IX. P. 573. Ascribed to SOCRATES;

also to XENOPHON-Memor. I. 1. (See also CHARRON, QUARLES, also DIOGENES

Chaos of thought and passion, all confused;
Still by himself abused and disabused;
Created half to rise, and half to fall;
Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all;
Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled;
The glory, jest and riddle of the world!

POPE-Essay on Man. Ep. II. L. 13.
Virtuous and vicious every man must be,
Few in the extreme, but all in the degree.

POPE-Essay on Man. Ep. II. L. 231.

11 An honest man's the noblest work of God.

POPE-Essay on Man. Ep. IV. L. 248.

12 No more was seen the human form divine.

POPEHomer's Odyssey. Bk. X. L. 278.

So, if unprejudiced you scan
The going of this clock-work, man,
You find a hundred movements made
By fine devices in his head;
But 'tis the stomach's solid stroke
That tells his being what's o'clock.

PRIOR-Alma. Pt. III. L. 272.

What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And, yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not me: no, nur woman neither, though by your smiling, you seem to say so.

Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 313.

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This is the state of man: to-day he puts forth
The tender leaves of hope; to-morrow blossoms,
And bears his blushing honours thick upon him:
The third day comes a frost, a killing frost,
And, when he thinks, good easy man, full surely
IIis greatness is a-ripening, nips his root,
And then he falls, as I do.
Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 352.

Men that make
Envy and crooked malice nourishment,
Dare bite the best.

Henry VIII. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 43.

Men at some time are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.

Julius Cæsar. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 139.



Give us a man of God's own mould

Born to marshall his fellow-men; One whose fame is not bought and sold

At the stroke of a politician's pen. Give us the man of thousands ten,

Fit to do as well as to plan;
Give us a rallying-cry, and then

Abraham Lincoln, give us a Man.
E. C. STEDMAN–Give us a Man.

(See also HOLLAND) Titles of honour are like the impressions on coin--which add no value to gold and silver, but only render brass current. STERNE-Koran. Pt. II.

(See also BURNS) 19

A man's body and his mind, with the utmost reverence to both I speak it, are exactly like a jerkin and a jerkin's lining;—rumple the one,you rumple the other.

STERNETristram Shandy. Bk. III. Ch. IV.

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Are you good men and true?
Much Ado About Nothing. Act III. Sc. 3.

L. 1.



Why, he's a man of wax.

Romeo and Juliet. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 76.

10 I wonder men dare trust themselves with men.

Timon of Athens. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 42. 11

For men, like butterflies, Show not their mealy wings but to the summer.

Troilus and Cressida. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 78.

12 Every man is odd.

Troilus and Cressida. Act IV. Sc. 5. L.42. 13

Nietzsche ... he was a confirmed Life Force worshipper. It was he who raked up the Superman, who is as old as Prometheus; and the 20th century will run after this newest of the old crazes when it gets tired of the world, the flesh, and your humble servant. BERNARD SHAW-Man and Superman. Act.

Man is of soul and body, formed for deeds
Of high resolve; on fancy's boldest wing.

SHELLEY-Queen Mab. Canto IV. L. 160. 15 Of the king's creation you may be; but he who makes a count, ne'er made a man. THOMAS SOUTHERNE—Sir Anthony Love. Act II. Sc. 1.

(See also BURNS)

Man is man, and master of his fate.
TENNYSON—Enid. Song of Fortune and Her

(See also HENLEY under SOUL)
Ah God, for a man with heart, head, hand,
Like some of the simple great gone
Forever and ever by,
One still strong man in a blatant land,
Whatever they call him, what care I,
Aristocrat, democrat, autocrat-one
Who can rule and dare not lie.
TENNYSON—Maud. X. 5.

(See also HOLLAND) I am a part of all that I have met. TENNYSON—Ulysses. L. 18.

(See also BYRON under CITIES) Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.

I am a man, nothing that is human do I think unbecoming in me. TERENCEHeauton timoroumenos. Act I. Sc. 1. F. W. RICORD's trans.

(See also POPE)
Der edle Mensch ist nur ein Bild von Gott.

The noble man is only God's image.

27 Quod, ut dictur, si est homo bulla, eo magis senex.

What, if as said, man is a bubble.
VARROPreface to De Re Rustica. Found also

in SENECA-Apocolocamtosis. LUCAN Cha


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