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Bad Man Quotes


"Man is a bad animal...." - Brion Gysin

"Only the bad man is alone." - Denis Diderot

"Im a peaceful man with bad intentions." - Charlie Sheen

"No man becomes bad all at once." - Juvenal

"A shamefaced man makes a bad beggar." - Homer

"A good man giving bad advice is more dangerous than a nasty man giving bad advice." - Conor Cruise O'Brien

"What is a good man? A teacher of a bad man. What is a bad man? A good man's charge?" - Laozi

"Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit - and man is his own gardener." - James Allen

"I've been a bad, bad girl - I've been careless with a delicate man." - Fiona Apple

"Why kill good people just to get a bad man?" - Loudon Wainwright Iii

"I'm just an old man and I smell bad, remember?" - Stanley Kubrick

"A bad man becomes worse when he apes a saint." - Publilius Syrus

"The gift of a bad man can bring no good." - Euripides

"I'm the greatest, I'm a bad man, and I'm pretty!" - Muhammad Ali

"A good man who did a bad thing." - Mary Matalin

"Nobody likes the man who brings bad news." - Sophocles

"There's a bad odor about a man who's been betrayed." - Maureen Howard

"A man may have no bad habits and have worse" - Mark Twain

"The blues ain't nothing but a good man feelin' bad." - Leon Redbone

"A man of bad character punishes his own soul." - Al-Ghazali

"Even a bad man is better than a good book." - Maxim Gorky

"Surfeit begets insolence, when prosperity comes to a bad man." - Theognis of Megara

"Man cannot be transformed from bad to good overnight." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I'm a good woman for a bad man." - Mae West

"Oh, man, pop singers are terrible actors. We're all bad." - Graham Parker

"Men will forgive a man anything except bad prose." - Winston Churchill

"I am happy to play the bad man." - Amrish Puri

"No man loves the bearer of bad tidings." - Sophocles

"A man is not good or bad for one action." - Thomas Fuller

"A man by himself is in bad company." - Eric Hoffer

"No bad man can be a good poet." - Boris Pasternak

"As a good man, if you throw a stone to a bad person, you yourself become a bad man!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"A good man knows when to sacrifice himself, a bad man survives but loses his soul." - John Le Carre

"What do you call a bad man? The sort of man who admires innocence." - Oscar Wilde

"The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice." - John Rawls

"A man who pretends to understand women is bad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals." - Henry James

"Oh - You're a very bad man!" Oh, no my dear. I'm a very good man. I'm just a very bad Wizard." - L Frank Baum

"If parts are always changing, the whole remains the same. A dead good man is replaced by a good man, a dead bad man is replaced by a bad man. While the whole remains the same, every day is different." - Shams Tabrizi

"When you see a good man, think of emulating him; when you see a bad man, examine your own heart." - Confucius

"I love a good man outside the law, just as much as I hate a bad man inside the law." - Woody Guthrie

"A basic principle of American justice holds that a bad man has the same rights as a good man." - Massad Ayoob

"See, a good habit makes a child a man, Whereas a bad one makes a man a beast." - John Webster

"A man who broods on evil is as bad a man who does evil, if he is no worse." - Mahatma Gandhi

"A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are." - Chauncey Depew

"Government is necessary, not because man is naturally bad... but because man is by nature more individualistic than social." - Thomas Hobbes

"Let a good man do good deeds with the same zeal that the evil man does bad ones." - The Belzer Rabbi

"No one knows what it's like To be the bad man To be the sad man Behind blue eyes." - Pete Townshend

"People must not think that all bad in man which is unleashed, the moment you impose censorship disappears from man." - Milos Forman

"A good man can be stupid and still be good. But a bad man must have brains." - Maxim Gorky

"Time alone reveals the just man; but you might discern a bad man in a single day." - Sophocles

"It is bad for a young man to sin; but it is worse for an old man to sin." - Abu Bakr

"The guy who sits in front of the television is unengaged. That man is a bad man." - John Eldredge

"Fulfillment in life is loving a good woman and killing a bad man." - Robert A Heinlein

"The man who called it "near beer" was a bad judge of distance." - Philander Chase Johnson

"That man has offered me unsolicited advice for six years, most of it bad." - Calvin Coolidge

"There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man." - Euripides

"However bad a man, he will have some friends: however good, he will have some enemies." - Ivan Panin

"Man has long found solace in good talk to offset bad conduct." - James Harvey Robinson

"Too bad the smile was on the face of the wrong man." - Jennifer Estep

"It is the act of a bad man to deceive by falsehood." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"A man forgets his good luck next day, but remembers his bad luck until next year." - E W Howe

"A man never has good luck who has a bad wife." - Henry Ward Beecher

"It's hard to resist a bad boy who's a good man." - Nora Roberts

"Leo Durocher is a man with an infinite capacity for making a bad thing worse." - Branch Rickey

"When I think good thoughts, I feel that man is not, after all, so bad." - Sri Chinmoy

"It is the act of a bad man to deceive by falsehood." - Cicero

"A humorist is a man who feels bad but feels good about it." - Don Herold

"The vampire is not a bad man, and he loves you" - Charlaine Harris

"A bad workman quarrels with the man who calls him that." - Ambrose Bierce

"There never was a bad man that had ability for good service." - Edmund Burke

"No man is entirely worthless, he can always serve as a bad example." - Brian Oldfield

"I'm many things, most of 'em bad. But a man of political principles? No." - John Marston

"I am not a criminal, for I destroyed a bad man. I thought I was right." - Gavrilo Princip

"The greatest penalty of evil-doing is to grow into the likeness of a bad man." - Plato

"A bad man can do a million times more harm than a beast." - Aristotle

"A good man is kinder to his enemy than bad men are to their friends." - Joseph Hall

"I'm a bad man. I need to understand the past. It illuminates the present." - Glen Cook

"A man who wouldn't cheat for a poke don't want one bad enough. -Augustus "Gus" McCrae" - Larry Mcmurtry

"It's getting almost so bad a colored man hasn't got any country." - Louis Armstrong

"I may be a real bad boy, but baby I'm a real good man." - Tim Mcgraw

"The bad man is continually at war with, and in opposition to, himself." - Aristotle

"Donald Trump is not a very bright or nice man. Bad combination..." - Frank Schaeffer

"Fairly examined, truly understood, No man is wholly bad, nor wholly good." - Theognis of Megara

"No man who hates dogs and children can be all bad." - Byron Darnton

"A bad man is worse when he pretends to be a saint." - Francis Bacon

"Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him, all his life long." - Robert A. Burton

"I'd rather get bad news from an honest man than lies from a flatterer." - Ursula K Le Guin

"In this administration, a place can be found for every bad man." - John Philpot Curran

"To be a man's own fool is bad enough, but the vain man is everybody's." - William Penn

"Middle-class people are becoming desperate. It can cause a moral man to break bad." - Giancarlo Esposito

"This woman's work is exceptional. Too bad she's not a man." - Edouard Manet

"An early-rising man is a good spouse but a bad husband." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"A man that ain't willin' to cheat for a poke don't want it bad enough." - Larry Mcmurtry

"Man is neither good nor bad; he is born with instincts and abilities." - Honore De Balzac

"Any man that eats Chili and Cornbread can't be all bad" - Carroll Shelby

"Any man who hates dogs and babies can't be all bad." - Leo Rosten

"No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad." - Thomas Carlyle

"There's no battered woman alive who didn't know in advance that the man was bad." - Laura Schlessinger

"Bad luck either destroys you or it makes you the man you really are." - Miguel Torres

"Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds." - Hesiod

"I don't think my father was a bad man, all in all." - Anthony Horowitz

"A bad man is the sort who weeps every time he speaks of a good woman." - H L Mencken

"It makes no difference whether a good man has defrauded a bad man, or a bad man defrauded a good man, or whether a good or bad man has committed adultery: the law can look only to the amount of damage done." - Aristotle

"If someone remarks "What an excellent man you are!" and this pleases you more than his saying, "What a bad man you are!" know that you are still a bad man." - Sufyan al-Thawri

"In any form of art designed to appeal to large numbers of people,...[t]he rich man is usually 'bad', and his machinations are invariably frustrated.:; 'Good poor man defeats bad rich man' is an accepted formula." - George Orwell

"You know, I think a lot of times what happens when we as actors know we're playing a bad guy is we get into bad guy mode. You know what, man? In real life, bad people do good things too and good people do bad things. So you don't necessarily have to be the stereotypical bad guy to still do bad things." - Laz Alonso

"Any gun in the hands of a bad man is a bad thing. Any gun in the hands of a decent person is no threat to anybody - except bad people." - Charlton Heston

"The first view is "bad apple." Bad apple is excusable. It's sort of like, something went bad with this man. But the second option is police corruption, so it's a problem with the department." - Oren Moverman

"All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck - who keeps right on going - is the man who is there when the good luck comes - and is ready to receive it." - Robert Collier

"Vulgarism in language is the distinguishing characteristic of bad company, and a bad education. A man of fashion avoids nothing with more care than that. Proverbial expressions, and trite sayings, are the flowers of the rhetoric of vulgar man." - Lord Chesterfield

"A man who has throttled a bad impulse has at least some consolation in his agonies, but a man who has throttled a good one is in a bad way indeed." - H L Mencken

"A moderately bad man knows he is not very good: a thoroughly bad man thinks he is alright. This is common sense really. You understand sleep when you are awake, not well you are sleeping." - C S Lewis

"Bad beginnings, bad endings." - Livy

"Sometimes bad is bad." - Huey Lewis

"To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both." - St. Catherine of Siena

"A man gains no possession better than a good woman, nothing more horrible than a bad one." - Simonides of Ceos

"As they say, when a man begins to have bad luck, even clabber can break his head." - Jacques Roumain

"Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular, all his life long." - Robert Burton

"If a man talks bad about all women, it usually means he was burned by one woman." - Coco Chanel

"The life of man is a journey; a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodation." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Heaven will one day open The king's eyes that so long have slept upon This bold bad man." - William Shakespeare

"It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted." - Livy

"A man in power, once becoming obnoxious, his acts, good or bad, will work out his ruin." - Tacitus

"One man lies in his words, and gets a bad reputation; another in his manners, and enjoys a good one." - Henry David Thoreau

"You cannot know a man's life before the man has died, then only can you call it good or bad." - Sophocles

"Man who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance!" - Doris Lessing

"Telephone message on his manager's answering machine shortly before dying of heroin overdose: I need help bad, man." - Jimi Hendrix

"A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman is as bad as she dares" - Elbert Hubbard

"I'm just a man, no more or no less. Bad as the worst, good as the best." - Waylon Jennings

"I have always maintained that a man can be as good or bad depending upon his life-partner." - Bunny Reuben

"If a man tells me he likes Mozart, I know in advance that he is a bad musician." - Frederick Delius

"Hypocrites weep, and you cannot tell their tears from those of saints; but no bad man ever laughed sweetly yet." - Ouida

"[On Peter III:] He did not have a bad heart; but a weak man usually has not." - Catherine The Great

"An optimist is a man who sees everything half as bad and twice as good as it is." - Heinz Ruhmann

"No man is so good as to be free from all evil, nor so bad as to be worth nothing." - Michael Crichton

"The times are never so bad but that a good man can make shift to live in them." - Thomas More

"I am hesitant to say this about [Barack] Obama. Obama is a bad man in terms of the Constitution." - Nat Hentoff

"Man - who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance!" - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

"Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form." - Andre Maurois

"A bold bad man, that dar'd to call by name Great Gorgon, Prince of darknesse and dead night." - Edmund Spenser

"You cannot know a man's life before the man has died, then only can you call it good or bad." - Sophocles

"Oh, no, my dear; I'm really a very good man, but I'm a very bad Wizard, I must admit." - L Frank Baum

"Nothing can be more hurtful to an honourable man than that he should be accused of bad faith." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The blues ain't nothin' but a good man feelin' bad, thinkin' 'bout the woman he once was with." - Willie Brown

"The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does." - Confucius

"It cannot, indeed, be denied, that a good man is more worthy of love than a bad one." - Martin Luther

"You been down to the bottom with a bad man, babe But you're back were you belong" - Bob Dylan

"The object of punishment is to... lift the man up; to stamp out his bad nature and wicked disposition." - Isaac Parker

"When a woman is very, very bad, she is awful, but when a man is correspondingly good, he is weird." - Minna Antrim

"A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are." - Chauncey Depew



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