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Manly Quotes

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Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
- Robert E. Lee

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Life is too short to be little.
Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply,
acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I was feeling real good and real manly.
Until a real cowboy walked by and told me I had my hat on backwards.
So much for my career as a cowboy.
- Michael Biehn

Come, for my part I will have only those glorious,
manly pleasures of being very drunk,
and very slovenly.
- William Wycherley

 

These manly sentiments, in private life,
make good citizens; in public life, the patriot and the hero.
- James Otis

It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple:
one must be a woman manly,
or a man womanly.
- Virginia Woolf

A little less complaint and whining,
and a little more dogged work and manly striving,
would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

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When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with
noble and manly thoughts,
seek for no other test of its excellence.
It is good, and made by a good workman.
- Jean de la Bruyere

To be meek, patient, tactful, modest,
honorable, brave, is not to be either manly or womanly;
it is to be humane.
- Jane Harrison

Good fellowship and friendship are lasting,
rational and manly pleasures.
- William Wycherley

To be womanly is one thing, and one only;
it is to be sensitive to man,
to be highly endowed with the sex instinct;
to be manly is to be sensitive to woman.
- Jane Harrison

I said I thought female labour of the sort exacted from these slaves,
and corporal chastisement such as they endure,
must be abhorrent to any manly or humane man.
- Fanny Kemble

Moderation is the secret of survival.
- Manly Hall

Some persons have lived manly or womanly lives,
and they lack but one thing - open confession of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Some men think that they must come to him in a certain way -
that they must be stirred by emotion or something like that.
- Billy Sunday

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself,
and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily.
This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
- Plato

Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies,
and who believe this to be great and manly.
Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul,
as clemency and readiness to forgive.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment,
which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
- Manly Hall

Words are potent weapons for all causes,
good or bad.
- Manly Hall

The sea - this truth must be confessed -
has no generosity.
No display of manly qualities - courage,
hardihood, endurance, faithfulness -
has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.
- Joseph Conrad

The end of science is not to prove a theory,
but to improve mankind.
- Manly Hall

Give up the belief that mind is, even temporarily,
compressed within the skull, and you will quickly become more manly or womanly.
You will understand yourself and your Maker better than before.
- Mary Baker Eddy

Women are systematically degraded by receiving the
trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex,
when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again.
Wisely improve the present, it is thine.
Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil


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