Be A Man Quotes

Be A Man Quotes by Jackie Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Michael Faraday, C. S. Lewis, Jason Pierre-Paul, Steven Crowder and many others.

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Now, I think that I should have known that he was magic all along. I did know it – but I should have guessed that it would be too much to ask to grow old with and see our children grow up together. So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.
Jackie Kennedy
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The philosopher should be a man willing to listen to every suggestion,but determined to judge for himself.He should not be a respector of persons,but of things.Truth should be his primary object.
Michael Faraday
To live in a fully predictable world is not to be a man.
C. S. Lewis
My mom and dad taught me a lot. They kept me out of trouble and told me to go a better route. They taught me how to be a man, basically.
Jason Pierre-Paul
If you’re unhappy with your circumstances, then change them. Don’t blame the government or your boss or the guy down the street who’s better looking than you (exceptions include Hugh Jackman and George Clooney). Just take some Pepto-Bismol and be a man (or woman, for all of you bullish feminists).
Steven Crowder
Anything can happen in life, but you have to be a man and sometimes say certain things.
Samuel Eto’o
I was a boy, so I decided to get married and then I will be a man.
Gino D’Acampo
Mom, thank you. Mr. Palmer, my father I never had, thank you for teaching me what it is to be a man.
Ray Rice
Whenever someone says something bad about you, just confront them on it and just be a man and own up to it. If you said something you shouldn t have said, and it’s important to somebody you need to talk to, you need to go talk to them. Be a man. Step up.
J. R. Smith
If I’d learned nothing else, it was this: If you want to be a great writer, be a man. If you can’t be a man, write like one.
Julianna Baggott
People are so used to men playing these amazing roles that they sometimes can’t even see that there is no reason it has to be a man other than it was written that way – this is true for diversity in general.
Melanie Scrofano
A tree is like a saint. It calls no one to itself, nor does it send anyone away. It offers to protect everyone who wants to come to it, whether this be a man, a woman, a child, or an animal.
Anandamayi Ma
It is necessary for the perfection of human society that there should be men who devote their lives to contemplation.
Thomas Aquinas
A woman fit to be a man’s wife is too good to be his servant.
Dorothy L. Sayers
I would remind my countrymen, that they are to be men first, and Americans only at a late and convenient hour. No matter how valuable law may be to protect your property, even to keep soul and body together, if it do not keep you and humanity together.
Henry David Thoreau
If you’re going to be a man and get in there and do this sport, you better man up and understand your own mistakes. There’s no way to get around that. There’s absolutely no way.
Travis Browne
I want to marry her, when I grow up to be a man.
Tamora Pierce
It may be a man’s world, but men are easily controlled by women.
Ashly Lorenzana
That’s part of what made me interested in theater as a kid. It made it acceptable to be a man for an hour onstage.
Christine and the Queens
I couldn’t miss Percy’s fifteenth birthday,” Poseidon said. “Why, if this were Sparta, Percy would be a man today!” “That’s true,” Paul said. “I used to teach ancient history.” Poseidon’s eyes twinkled. “That’s me. Ancient history.
Rick Riordan
I want to be a man who mixes strengths and compassion. That’s my magic elixir, so to speak.
Terry Crews
The way to be a man if you’re a little boy is to be willing to throw your weight around.
Patricia Ireland
The basic problem is that our civilization, which is a civilization of machines, can teach man everything except how to be a man.
Andre Malraux
Coach Boeheim, he’s really not like a lot of coaches. We don’t do shoot-arounds, we don’t have curfews. So I think he teaches you how to be a man and how to be responsible for yourself.
Michael Carter-Williams
Give a man a free hand and he’ll run it all over you.
Mae West
If a Chancellor is trying to push something through, he must be a man of power. And if he’s smart, he knows when the time is ripe. In one case – the euro – I was like a dictator… The euro is a synonym for Europe.
Helmut Kohl
We have so many young men, especially, who are growing up without their dads. We have to fill that void. We have to do a better job helping young people see what it means to be a man, what it means to be a woman. And then, somehow, we have to put that family structure back together.
Tony Dungy
Someone once said “Don’t try to be a great man. Just be a man, and let history make its own judgements.”
Jonathan Frakes
To be a man is to suffer for others. God help us to be men!
Cesar Chavez
We must every one be a man of his own fancy.
William Shakespeare
Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn’t. You cannot shirk this and be a man.
Thomas Tusser
He is a man, who is to be a man; the fruit is always present in the seed.
Tertullian
But isn’t it likely that everyone in this world…has killed someone or other on their way to the top?…All I wanted was a chance to be a man–and for that, one murder is enough.
Aravind Adiga
Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everyone in this life is defeated but a man, if he be a man, is not defeated.
William Carlos Williams
I just didn’t know who was going to be my partner. I knew that once I had grown to be a man that I was going to attract the person that I deserved to be with, or deserved to be with me.
Boris Kodjoe
Why do you have to break up with her? Be a man. Just stop calling.
Matt LeBlanc
It tires me to talk to rich men. You expect a man of millions, the head of a great industry, to be a man worthhearing; but as a rule they don’t know anything outside their own business.
Theodore Roosevelt
When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It’s a whole different way of thinking.
Elayne Boosler
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
David Brinkley
A man has no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather. If there were an ancestor whom I should feel shame in recalling it would rather be a man who plunges into scientific questions with which he has no real acquaintance, only to obscure them by an aimless rhetoric.
Thomas Huxley
Be neither saint nor sophist-led, but be a man.
Matthew Arnold
You can’t marry boys and expect them to be men – and you can’t massage them into being men.
Laura Schlessinger
I think if I could be a man in any time period, I would be a pirate. You know, go climbing in the rigging, sword fighting. I’d like to do that.
Sarah Snook
I was never a weapons person, you’re a coward if you have to walk with a weapon, be a man and fight.
Anthony Yarde
When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping.
Elayne Boosler
Feminist theory has left an indelible mark on my own critical—and creative—thinking . . . For me, everything I questioned about what it meant to be a man – and how much my sexuality would perpetually challenge those meanings—could be found in arguments posed by feminists. What can I say? I identified.
Todd Haynes
A successful surgeon should be a man who, when asked to name the three best surgeons in the world, would have difficulty deciding on the other two.
Denton Cooley
I’m proud of this guy. I really am. And nothing that has happened in the last couple of weeks is gonna take that away. He’s not a liar. He’s a kid. He’s a 21-year-old kid trying to be a man and I love him. I really do
Manti Te’o
We have wept enough. No more weeping, but stand on feet and be men.
Swami Vivekananda
The code that most prisoners live by is an extension of the masculine roles they were taught growing up, how they were conditioned about what it means to be a man: you’ve got to be strong, you’ve got to be tough, you’ve got to be in charge.
James Fox
A man should be rugged like Steve McQueen; the way he stands, like he’s ready for something. Or he should be a man of the world like Dean Martin.
Maureen McCormick
[On John F. Kennedy:] … now he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.
Jackie Kennedy
In essence, there is only one thing God asks of us – that we be men and women of prayer, people for whom God is everything and for whom God is enough. That is the root of peace. We have that peace when the gracious God is all we seek. When we start seeking something besides Him, we lose it.
Brennan Manning
Tell us what it is to be a woman so that we may know what it is to be a man. What moves at the margin. What it is to have no home in this place. To be set adrift from the one you knew. What it is to live at the edge of towns that cannot bear your company.
Toni Morrison
Only the basic situations in life occur only once, never to return. For a man to be a man, he must be fully aware of this never-to-return. (p.148)
Milan Kundera
The depth of exploration of the male psyche and the female psyche is uneven. I see further, deeper renderings of what it means to be a man.
Vera Farmiga
One of the things I’ve been interested in my whole career is exploring masculinity and what it means to be a man. The sensitivity of a man, but also the violence and power that goes along with it.
David Harbour
As men of the priesthood, we have an essential role to play in society, at home, and in the Church. But we must be men that women can trust, that children can trust, and that God can trust.
D. Todd Christofferson
Women have been given these bodies to produce children, and the spirit and tenderness to take care of people around us. It’s fine to be an outspoken and working woman. I don’t want to be a man.
Lisa Haydon
O friends, be men; so act that none may feel Ashamed to meet the eyes of other men. Think each one of this children and his wife, His home, his parents, living yet and dead. For them, the absent ones, I supplicate, And bid you rally here, and scorn to fly.
Homer
If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what’s more, you’ll be a man, my son.
Rudyard Kipling
I’m not trying to put our women on a pedestal that they don’t deserve to be on. No man is a “man” without a woman: It’s a woman that helps the man to be a man.
Louis Farrakhan
There never could be a man so brave that he would not sometime, or in the end, turn part or all coward; or so wise that he was not, from beginning to end, part ass if you knew where to look; or so good that nothing at all about him was despicable.
James Gould Cozzens
What we’re doing is we’re chipping away at what it is to be a woman and to be feminine. And what it is to be a man and be masculine. We’re chipping away at that. I wish we could go back to ‘Mad Men’ days. I love those days. Men were men. And I love them.
Stacey Dash
When everyone decides that they have to be a certain way, that there’s one way to be a man and one way to be a woman, that’s when we go down the wrong path.
Riley Stearns
If you’re losing, just be a man; be a man and lose as a man.
Marat Safin
I won’t lay down my principles for any kind of recognition or any kind of position or trying to be more famous. It’s just not in me. I’d rather be a man. And then to have all this crazy stuff on my conscience.
Ice Cube
When I was born, there was a very isolated idea of what it meant to be a man or a woman, and you belonged to one gender or the other.
Javier Bardem
I’ve met a few people in my time who were enthusiastic about hard work. And it was just my luck that all of them happened to be men I was working for at the time.
Bill Gold
I like being able to be a man.
Anson Mount
When I was a little girl – well, like, a teenager – I wanted to be Sam Jackson. I always wanted to be men.
Christina Ricci
These kids today, they want to be men, they want to be foxhole guys, but they’re not being allowed to do that. Imagine if these computer geeks who are running baseball now were allowed to run a war? They’d be telling our soldiers: ‘That’s enough. You’ve fired too many bullets from your rifle this week!’
Tom Seaver
Am I supposed to be a man? Am I supposed to say, ‘It’s okay, I don’t mind, I don’t mind’? Well, I mind! I mind big time! And you know what the worst part is? I never learned to read!
Wayne Campbell
A boy needs a male figure, and the girls do, too. Somebody to discipline them and make them be a man.
Bobby Bowden
If a man is to be a man, a free spirit unto himself, he must arm himself not only with weapons but with ideals and concepts he is willing to die for.
William Powell
I never wanted to be a man. I feel sorry for them.
Glenn Close
I was such a late bloomer I didn’t have feelings towards men or women, and frankly I was a little surprised when it turned out to be men
Diane Neal
Advice!Nobody tells us how to be men. We just are.” “That is probably why you make such a bad job of it.- Perrin and Egwene
Robert Jordan
I think I’m a man about the things I need to be a man about, but I get paid to play, pretty much. I do what I love for a living, and I also get to build BMX bikes in my spare time.
Matt Skiba
I would rather be a man of conviction than a man of conformity
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Do you know what it is to be a man violently in love? To live for a woman’s smiles and laughter, to hunger for her touch until life itself seems impossible without it, to desire her as you desire to breathe?
Abigail Reynolds
All children need their fathers, but boys especially need fathers to teach them how to be men.
Dwyane Wade
I’ve had to be a man since I was 12 or 13. I had a job. And I was playing the piano for people twice my age. Handling responsibility is what makes a man a man.
Jamie Foxx
My philosophy is if you’re a man at night, you gotta be a man in the morning.
Ryan Lochte
If an historian be an unbeliever in all heroism, if he be a man who brings every thing down to the level of a common mediocrity, depend upon it, the truth is not found in such a writer.
Matthew Arnold
Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters.
Samuel Adams
Losing my dad made me more mature. Being an only child, I didn’t have the right to act childish. I had to step up. I was earning money already in Turkey. I felt like I needed to protect the family and protect my mom and be a man.
Zaza Pachulia
Even in ‘Victor/Victoria,’ there was talk about what it means to be a woman, what it means to be a man. You didn’t get that in the old days, in ‘Charley’s Aunt’ or ‘Some Like It Hot.’
Sydney Pollack
Ardent, intelligent, sweet, sensitive, cultivated, erudite. These are the adjectives of praise in an androgynous world. Those who consider them epithets of shame or folly ought not to be trusted with leadership, for they will be men hot for power and revenge, certain of right and wrong.
Carolyn Heilbrun
Why not be a man and fight like a man.
Tito Ortiz
To be a man is to be a nonconformist.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He understood well enough how a man with a choice between pride and responsibility will almost always choose pride–if responsibility robs him of his manhood.
Stephen King
Knowing Master Huckaback to be a man of his word, as well as one who would have others so, I was careful to be in good time the next morning . . .
R.D. Blackmore
Love lost is a special kind of failure, I think. It’s a reminder that some consummations, no matter how devoutly wished for, never come; that some apes will never be men, not in all the world’s ages.
Ian Caldwell
A boy has two jobs. One is just being a boy. The other is growing up to be a man.
Herbert Hoover
I would rather be the offspring of two apes than be a man and afraid to face the truth.
Thomas Huxley
I don’t want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man.
Albert Camus
Being a man is bullshit; maybe trying to be a man had been the problem all along. At a certain point you just have to trust someone. Even if it’s only yourself.
Bennett Madison
And you have been forever, and will be forever, and all the worrisome smashings of your foot on innocent cupboard doors it was only the Void pretending to be a man pretending not to know the Void.
Jack Kerouac
In almost any situation, if you have been the powerful one, which would tend to be men more than women but not always, it’s very important to listen as much as you talk. If you have been the less powerful one, it’s very important to talk as much as you listen.
Gloria Steinem
The next decade cannot be a decade of confrontation and contention. It cannot be east vs. West. It cannot be men vs. women. It cannot be Islam vs. Christianity. That is what the enemies of dialogue want.
Benazir Bhutto
You’ve got to give your past attention, but you’ve got to forgive yourself, acknowledge what you did wrong, and be a man, taking responsibility. You can’t not fly anymore because of the things you’ve been through. You’ve got to believe in a brighter future, that better version of yourself.
Jon Jones
I’d rather be a kid and play with paper planes, than be a man and play with a woman’s heart.
Niall Horan
When a man cannot chose, he ceases to be a man.
Anthony Burgess
I’m a free spirit, so if I am with someone it has to be a man who understands that, and not all men do.
Marisa Berenson
Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn’t. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your
country, let men label you as they may.
Mark Twain
To be a man requires that you accept everything life has to give you, beginning with your name.
Burl Ives
O that men would know themselves to be men; and that he that glorieth would glory in the Lord.
Saint Augustine
You get crushes on people. You have to see them every day in that week. They’re a fantastic person, and it could be a man or a woman.
Jennifer Saunders
I am Todd Hewitt, I think to myself with my eyes closed. I am twelve years and twelve months old. I live in Prentisstown on New World. I will be a man in one month’s time exactly.
Patrick Ness
My stepfather is my mentor. He’s also like a father to me. He taught me how to be a man, how to carry myself and how to handle my business.
Zion Williamson
All my friends were girls. Then my mom’s strident feminism for years where men were thought of as the enemy, I just didn’t know what the right way to be a man was.
Michael Ian Black
My poems are political in the deeper sense of the word. Political means to live in your time, to be a man of your time.
Yehuda Amichai
There is one rule, above all others, for being a man. Whatever comes, face it on your feet.
Robert Jordan
I will be a man among men; and no longer a dreamer among shadows. Henceforth be mine a life of action and reality! I will work in my own sphere, nor wish it other than it is. This alone is health and happiness.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Be a man!… What good is religion if it collapses under calamity? Think of what earthquakes and floods, wars and volcanoes, have done before to men! Did you think that God had exempted [us]? He is not an insurance agent.
H. G. Wells
Either you can lie down or you can stand up and say, ‘I’m going to be a man about it, go out and deal with the pain and help my team win.’
Bob Sanders
To be a man, a boy must see a man
J. R. Moehringer
Instead of wishing to see more doctors made by women joining what there are, I wish to see as few doctors, either male or female, as possible. For, mark you, the women have made no improvement they have only tried to be “men” and they have only succeeded in being third-rate men.
Florence Nightingale
I really don’t like women who try to be men. All these politicians, I think they’re horrendous. We could have a brilliant future, but we have this terrible male vision of destroying everything. They’d better sort themselves out and become more womanly.
Vivienne Westwood
I came to realize that we don’t raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women.
Don McPherson
For God’s sake, let us be men not monkeys minding machines or sitting with our tails curled while the machine amuses us, the radio or film or gramophone. Monkeys with a bland grin on our faces.
D. H. Lawrence
A man should be able to hear, and to bear, the worst that could be said of him.
Saul Bellow
But you must give him some sign, some sign that you love him… or he’ll never be a man. All his life he’ll feel guilty and alone unless you release him.
John Steinbeck
If you’re going to be a man that reads the papers and takes everything as gospel truth, that’s a sign of who you are, that isn’t a sign of the reality.
Frank Lampard
What we want is muscles of iron and nerves of steel. We have wept long enough. No more weeping, but stand on your feet and be men. It is man-making theories that we want. It is man-making education all round that we want.
Swami Vivekananda
No man can do a great and enduring work for God who is not a man of prayer, and no man can be a man of prayer who does not give much time to praying.
Edward McKendree Bounds
I think a man needs to be a man. To hold a woman the way she wants to be held. Just do whatever your woman wants, and you’ll be fine.
Jason Momoa
Jonathan Hill is an old friend of mine; I have worked with him for many years and know him to be a man of outstanding ability who has never sought a public profile.
Kenneth Clarke
Femininity and masculinity are social constructs. Female and male are biological. We don’t have to learn to be men or women but we do have to learn to be ladies and gentlemen.
Rita Mae Brown
There’s no interference in stand-up. It’s all the things it’s hard to get in film: I get to have a wife, I get to have kids. I get to be sexual. I get to grow. I get to be a man.
Chris Rock
Forget anything after, the 1986 Turbo cars really were rockets, and to handle them I really think you had to be a man
Gerhard Berger
And me I’m in the bathroom crying out my eyelids because it’s hard to be a man when you’re scared, just like a little kid.
Conor Oberst
My uncle is just, like, always pushing me to be better, be a man, and showing me the ropes of the game.
Mustard
To be a man is to feel that one’s own stone contributes to building the edifice of the world.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
He might be a man without character, but she was a woman without courage. Of the two, which was worse?
Sue Grafton
I will be a man among men; and no longer a dreamer among shadows.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.
Stanley Kubrick
Every man is not so much a workman in the world as he is a suggestion of that he should be. Men walk as prophecies of the next age.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If I stay in here until I am 100 years olds, I will still be a man.
Suge Knight
Everybody told me to be a man. Nobody told me how.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Men are like a fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it’s our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you’d like to have dinner with.
Jill Shalvis
My dad’s mission for me has always been to be a man they would write about, somebody that can be respected in the world.
Kenna
The issues that black men face oftentimes are the issues that everyone faces. Do you have the ability to be present? Are you working on yourself? Do you understand what it means to be a man? To be responsible, loving, vulnerable?
Malik Yoba
The male has been persuaded to assume a certain onerous and disagreeable role with the promise of rewards — material and psychological. Women may in the first place even have put it into his head. BE A MAN! may have been, metaphorically, what Eve uttered at the critical moment in the garden of Eden.
Wyndham Lewis
Most of us have felt barriers between ourselves and our fathers and had thought that going it alone was part of what it meant to be a man. We tried to get close to our children when we became fathers, and yet the business of practicing masculinity kept getting in the way. We men have begun to talk about that.
Frank Pittman
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
Oscar Wilde
I think that many people are ashamed when they feel afraid. There’s this thing in our society that you’re not allowed to feel scared. You have to be a man and put on a brave face, but we all have fears.
Eli Roth
Today too, amid so much darkness, we need to see the light of hope and to be men and women who bring hope to others.
Pope Francis
I don’t want to be a man,” said Jace. “I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can’t confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead.” “Well,” said Luke, “you’re doing a fantastic job.
Cassandra Clare
I guess in my own life I don’t really think much about manliness too much. I feel like a lot of men that I know don’t sit around thinking, “How am I supposed to be a man?” I don’t think that I have to prove anything.
Daniel Alarcon
Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.
Oscar Wilde
It’s your one last chance,” said Harry, “it’s all you’ve got left. . . .I’ve seen what you’ll be otherwise. . . . Be a man . . . try . . . Try for some remorse. . . .
J. K. Rowling
I think the main thing was me having a daughter. I just knew that I had to be a man, so I grew up real quick. Then I started caring about my music more, and I feel like that was the main change between ‘Killer Instinct’ and ‘TRAPSOUL’. I was just like, ‘I need to take this more serious and watch the things I say’.
Bryson Tiller
Listen folks, if you want your son to grow up to be a man, don’t have him run around on a field kicking a ball; get him wrestling.
Ben Askren
What is the use of being a little boy if you are growing up to be a man.
Gertrude Stein
Artists must be men of wit, consciously or unconsciously philosophers; read, study and think a great deal of life.
Robert Henri
The propaganda of Communism throughout the world, in organization and direction is in the hands of Jewish agents. As for anyone who does not know that the Bolshevist movement in Russia is Jewish, I can only say that he must be a man who is taken in by the suppression of our deplorable press.
Hilaire Belloc
If there be a man before me who says that the wrath of God is too heavy a punishment for his little sin, I ask him, if the sin be little, why does he not give it up?
Charles Spurgeon
I cannot be a man with wishing, therefore I will die a woman with grieving.
William Shakespeare
Women have invented nothing in all that, except the men who were born as male babies and grew up to be men big enough to be killed fighting.
Janet Flanner
Perhaps the final hour is come I have left no testament Only a pen, for my mother I am no hero in an age without heroes I just want to be a man.
Bei Dao
I was born on a plantation, and things weren’t so good. We didn’t have any money. I never thought of the word ‘poor’ till I got to be a man, but when you live in a house that you can always peek out of and see what kind of day it is, you’re not doing so well. And your restroom is not inside the house.
B. B. King
It can’t only be men who are the focus of assault prevention. Women should be too. To say that that puts the blame on victims to have to prevent their own assault is crap and has to be treated as crap.
Laura Kipnis
I know Judge Roy Moore to be not only be a man of character in spite of the tens of millions of dollars that are flowing into Alabama to suggest otherwise.
Mark Meadows
I was questioning what it means to be a man. I didn’t feel as masculine as I thought I should. I was out of shape, slightly depressed, inactive, and didn’t feel like I belonged to something. I started thinking about what the definition of a man is, and realized they’re all these archaic tropes.
Riley Stearns
No matter how ruined man and his world may seem to be, and no matter how terrible man’s despair may become, as long as he continues to be a man his very humanity continues to tell him that life has a meaning.
Thomas Merton
Parker: When can you start? Rainie: I can start tomorrow if you’d like. My schedule is pretty much open. All I have to keep me at home is Thomas. Parker: Ah. It figures that there’d be a man in the picture. You’re too lovely to be unattached. Rainie: Thomas is a cat.
Catherine Anderson
Marilyn is a kind of ultimate. She is uniquely feminine. Everything she does is different, strange, and exciting, from the way she talks to the way she uses that magnificent torso. She makes a man proud to be a man.
Clark Gable
Now in reality, the world has paid too great a compliment to critics, and has imagined them to be men of much greater profundity than they really are.
Henry Fielding
The fact that there has to be a man behind my success when I genuinely have worked so hard is frustrating.
Clairo
He who runs to the doctor, vaidya, or hakim for every little ailment, and swallows all kinds of vegetable and mineral drugs, not only curtails his life, but by becoming the slave of his body instead of remaining its master, loses self-control, and ceases to be a man.
Mahatma Gandhi
She didn’t break his heart, but I feel like a man is supposed to be a man, he ain’t supposed to be all involved in that. That’s why she got sisters and friend for. Just show up with the ring and act right.
Mike Epps
If menopause is the silent passage, ‘male menopause’ is the unspeakable passage. It is fraught with secrecy, shame, and denial. It is much more fundamental than the ending of the fertile period of a woman’s life, because it strikes at the core of what it is to be a man.
Gail Sheehy
You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman.
John Wayne
I learned that he that will be a hero will barely be a man; that he that will be nothing but a doer of his work is sure of his manhood.
George MacDonald
I think it’s about as likely Jane Austen was gay as that she was found out to be a man.
Claire Tomalin
Every actor starts out saying, ‘I can play anything in the world: I’m only 25, but I can be a man 70 years old. I’ll put on a gray wig and do it.’ But nobody hires you for that. You have to play yourself on the screen.
Peter Graves
We are born male. We must learn to be men.
Kent Nerburn
Men always want to be a woman’s first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about things.
Oscar Wilde
One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be a man.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I want to be a man who serves my family, a man who increases justice in my community. I want to be all of those things, and yet it is just below the surface that I want to strangle somebody when they cut in front of me on the freeway.
Dean Jones
I don’t want to be a great leader; I want to be a man who goes around with a little oil can and when he sees a breakdown, offers his help. To me, the man who does that is greater than any holy man in saffron-colored robes. The mechanic with the oil can: that is my ideal in life.
Baba Amte
You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.
Malcolm X
My father always taught by telling stories about his experiences. His lessons were about morality and art and what insects and birds and human beings had in common. He told me what it meant to be a man and to be a Black man. He taught me about love and responsibility, about beauty, and how to make gumbo.
Walter Mosley
I think that feminists have definitely underestimated the role that women have had historically. I think I would be insecure if I were to be a man; there’s so much pressure on you.
Vivienne Westwood
To be a man’s own fool is bad enough, but the vain man is everybody’s.
William Penn
I consider myself to be a man with my priorities in order.
Steven Crowder
Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength. So I tried to be a man. I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys.
Agnes Smedley
The Magic in this garden has made me stand up and know I am going to live to be a man.
Frances Hodgson Burnett
We must wash literature off ourselves. We want to be men above all, to be human.
Antonin Artaud
I closed my own jazz bar so I could be a man who can write novels as I like. I was pleased about that. This pleasure was connected to the pleasure of writing.
Haruki Murakami
That’s what Watts stand for, it taught me how to survive it taught me how to be a man.
Jay Rock
The rice grain suffers under the blow of the pestle. But admire its whiteness once the order is over. So it is with men and the world we live in. To be a man one must suffer the blows of misfortune.
Ho Chi Minh
“To think the way you do,” he said smiling, “you have to be a man who lives either on a tremendous despair, or on a tremendous hope.” “On both, perhaps.”
Albert Camus
I don’t understand why brothers can’t understand the fact, or even just accept the fact, you can still be a man without having to commit crimes.
Charlamagne tha God
The men of the press, who despised their own profession, did not know why they were enjoying it today. One of them, a young man with years of notorious success behind him and a cynical look of twice his age, said suddenly, ‘I know what I’d like to be: I wish I could be a man who covers news!’
Ayn Rand
The law does not require a man to cease to be a man, and act without regard to consequences, when he becomes a juror.
Lysander Spooner
My old man tried to force on me a notion of what it was to be a ‘man.’ And it destroyed my dad.
Sam Shepard
I want to be a man who is truthful and who won’t let pride get in the way of my ripping myself open to my partner and saying, ‘Here I am. This is me.’ I feel there’s something powerful when a man reaches a point in his life when he can be completely vulnerable.
Dwayne Johnson
I would like to get married, but it must be a man who is part of my work, or me part of his.
Elsa Peretti
I feel like as a linebacker or a D-lineman, any cut, it’s a man sport — be a man, hit me up high, Hit like rams. You don’t see a ram going and cutting another ram’s legs. They hit head to head, pad to pad.
Patrick Willis
Why do there have to be men like that, men who enjoy another man’s dying?
Michael Shaara
I suppose they’re confident. I think younger guys love the idea of a divorced woman who’s going to teach them how to be a man.
Jerry Hall
For man to be worthy of any rank, he must strive first to be a man.
Lloyd Alexander
I have always deeply desired to be an honest man who said it when I struggled, stumbled and worried. I longed to be a man with real friends – friends who knew me at my worst and loved me.
Matt Chandler
Life kicks you hard but you have to be a man to come back.
Ricky Hatton
You can still be a man and have an emotional side.
Justin Prentice
Men of prayer must be men of steel, for they will be assaulted by Satan even before they attempt to assault his kingdom.
Leonard Ravenhill
Bush has said something new. He said, “If I will be president again, I will be a man of peace and serenity.” May the Lord curse the liars, wherever they may be.
Ali Meshkini
Young men just don’t know what it means to be a man. There are so many lies about what it means to be a man whether that be get a bunch of girls or get a bunch of money or don’t cry and don’t have emotions. Nobody is teaching them how to be men.
Trip Lee
The American people rightly look to their military leaders to be not only skilled in the technical aspects of the profession of arms, but to be men of integrity
J. Lawton Collins
Why be a man when you can be a success?
Bertolt Brecht
Try first to be a man of value; success will follow.
Albert Einstein
The boxing game has been good, so we need to give back. We have to teach young men how to be men.
Joe Frazier