Being A Man Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being a man quotes, being a man sayings, and being a man proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

To have done no man a wrong to walk and live, unseduced, within arm's length of what is not your own, with nothing between your desire and its gratification but the invisible law of rectitude this is to be a man. Orison Swett Marden
You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman. John Wayne
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
A man's ledger does not tell what he is, or what he is worth. Count what is in man, not what is on him, if you would know what he is worth whether rich or poor. Henry Ward Beecher
It is not what he has, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. Henri Frederic Amiel
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity. Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is nothing noble being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. Winston Churchill
It takes a great man to be a good listener. Calvin Coolidge
A man does what he must -- in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers, and pressures -- and that is the basis of all human morality. John Kennedy
Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth. Chuck Norris
It is not titles that make men illustrious, but men who make titles illustrious. Machiavelli
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. Theodore Roosevelt
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. George Washington
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. Oscar Wilde
If a man's mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure. Buddha
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. Oscar Wilde
A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors. Buddha
The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive. Albert Einstein
Have you never seen a strange unconnected deformed representation of a figure, which seen in another point of view, became proportioned and agreeable? It is the picture of man. Fulke Greville
Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments. John Steinbeck
A man ought to carry himself in the world as an orange tree would if it could walk up and down in the garden--swinging perfume from every little censer it holds up to the air. Henry Ward Beecher
Men aren't really complicated ... They are very simple, literal creatures. They usually mean what they say. And we spend hours trying to analyze what they've said, when really it's obvious. E. L. James
A strong man doesn't have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn't match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world. Marilyn Monroe
There is one rule, above all others, for being a man. Whatever comes, face it on your feet. Larissa Ione
A man must at times be hard as nails: willing to face up to the truth about himself, and about the woman he loves, refusing compromise when compromise is wrong. But he must also be tender. No weapon will breach the armor of a woman's resentment like tenderness. Elisabeth Elliot
A man should be able to hear, and to bear, the worst that could be said of him. Saul Bellow
You can't measure manhood with a tape line around his biceps. Billy Sunday
The teaching of one true man will carry further and deeper then that would dozen white Babus. C.S. Lewis
Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, Titus 2:7
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 1 Timothy 6:11
Stand true to your calling to be a man. Real women will always be relived and grateful when men are willing to be men. Elisabeth Elliot
It takes a strong man to accept somebody else's children and step up to the plate another man left on the table. Ray Johnson
A man knows his limits, but a real man can overcome them. Travis Martin
The value of a man is no measured by what he does for himself to make his life easier, but, measured by what he does for others to make their lives easier. Eric E. Thomas
Only real men handle truly delicate women. Allegra
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power. George Bernard Shaw
If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see. Henry David Thoreau
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most times he will pick himself up and carry on. Winston Churchill
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters. Victor Hugo
All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. Blaise Pascal
In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play. Friedrich Nietzsche
A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends. Chinese Proverbs
The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man. Albert Einstein
Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live. Marcus Aurelius
The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself. Henry Ward Beecher
You can't relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle. Timothy Dalton
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. Thomas Paine
A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father. Frank Abagnale
You can't be a real man if you don't look out for your kids. They need you. Bill O'Reilly
Real men stay faithful. They don't have time to look for another woman, because they're too busy looking for new ways to love their own. Anurag Prakash Ray
To be a man, you have to kill animals, win ballgames, you-you don't cry, you tough out whatever comes your way. Dick Wolf
You really think love has anything to do with being a man? A man wouldn't just sit here and do nothing. Tab Murphy
You're not brave... men are brave. You say that you want to help people, but you can't feel their pain... their mortality... It's time you learn what it means to be a man. Chris Terrio
You don't know how hard it is being a man looking at a woman looking the way you do. Gary K. Wolf
Sometimes you have to fight to be a man. Rachel Hall
Being a man don't mean you have to fight for honor / Being a man don't mean you got the right to all the / All the things that make your eyes grow open wide / Those things don't earn you true respect / They are not a measure of your pride Francis Griffiths
It takes more strength sometimes to turn and walk away / When you feel like you have got to prove / That you're a man and you don't play / Being a man isn't easy so try to be a man Francis Griffiths
Being a man isn't measured by your way with women / I need a man who will stand by me through thick and thin Francis Griffiths
Some people think being a man is unmanly / Some people think that the whole concept's a joke / But some people think being a man is the whole point / And then some people wish they'd never awoke Lou Reed
Being a man got nothing to do with age / You can be a boy until the day you lay in your grave / None of us behave like the image of who we're made Amisho Baraka Lewis
Well that's just what comes with being a man / I try to do all that I can to make sure that / My son grow up without having to see half of the stuff I've been through Eric Dan
I tried to talk to my father he told me not to bother him / He said boy being a man means being strong / Now leave me alone Owen (Ted) Hewitt
She says a woman is your pride and joy / And that's why I treat you with seniority / A gentleman is what I strive to be Kevin Roberson
Baby I'm a gentleman / And I'm not trying to win you over / Just give me your hand and I'll do what I can Kevin Roberson
He's a gentleman with a family / A gentle man, living day to day / He's a gentleman with pride, one may conclude / Sign reads, gentleman with a family will work for food Cheryl Bentyne
Men need guidance on the small things: how to make an old-fashioned, the best way to negotiate a raise, how to buy a suit. But also on the more elemental question, such s what i means to be a man and how to live up to that responsibility. Colum Mccann
Manhood is a realm, so you might as well rule it. Use your head. Give it your best shot. Glenn O'Brien
Being a man really means being everything a man can be. Glenn O'Brien
Being a gentleman is really a matter of being sensitive and observant in all situations and not giving offense as one elevates the tone and terms of transactions. Glenn O'Brien
A gentleman is reason personified. He improvises. Glenn O'Brien
A true Alpha Male, a man who goes for what he wants and has positive expectations that he will achieve his goals, will choose his purpose and his passion. Corey Wayne
A man pursuing a purpose he has a burning desire to accomplish gives off a much happier, peaceful, relaxed, successful, inviting, confident and positive vibe. Corey Wayne
Once you understand the mindset and actions a man should take, the words really don't matte. It is how you say things rather than what you say that matters. Corey Wayne
A man is supposed to be the leader and gently lead the interaction to where he wants it to go. Corey Wayne
A man can enhance his eligibility for being high-value by always being purpose-driven and having his priorities in order. Acie Mitchell
You are valuable as a man. We are the perpetuators of humanity, leaders, fathers, protectors, conquerors, innovators, and providers for our families and communities. Acie Mitchell
As long as you remain on your purpose. You also need to continue to be the best version of yourself as a high-value man. Acie Mitchell
But becoming a man isn't all about mind and body. There's another vitally important aspect of life: your soul. Jason Boyett
Being a man means learning self-control when it comes to our competitive and aggressive nature. Jason Boyett
Real men can discuss their feelings, show compassion, and be sensitive. Real men can cry without it being a news event. Jason Boyett
A strong man can have a positive effect on his family. Harold D. Edmunds
When a man takes care of his wife and children, he is really helping his family to be healthy, the family will fare better because they have his support. Harold D. Edmunds
A man ,will take care of his family whereas an immature boy will run away from his responsibilities. Harold D. Edmunds
In order to understand what a man is, we must understand what a man is not. Harold D. Edmunds
A man doesn't act like a child or a woman. He's mature and masculine. Harold D. Edmunds
A man who does not know how to work, is not more than half a man. Harvey Newcomb
You are a man who takes charge of your own life - you make the decisions and choices for yourself - you do not let other people make decisions for you. Robert Laynton
Without goals, a man will not reach half of his potential. But with goals, a man will far exceed his wildest dreams. Darryl Scriven
A man who had mastered the art of manliness embodied many if not ll. Brett McKay
Being a gentleman is more than following a bunch of dos and don'ts. It's about haing a profound respect for yourself and for others. Brett McKay
Developing the traits of gentleman is a key to success in all aspects of your life. Brett McKay
The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress; and the man of sense laughs at it, at the same time he know he must not neglect it. Lord Chesterfield
Appearance matters. Dressing like a gentleman will boost your confidence and win the respect of others. Brett McKay
Like every good man, I strive for perfection, and, like every ordinary man, I have found that perfection is out of reach-but not the perfect. Edward Tivnan
Men disguised as people who care. So, being a man who really does care, I have to just be tottaly real, and break it down! Nelson Brown
If you are drawn into such a discussion without intending to be so, be careful that your individual opinion does not lead you into language and actions unbecoming a gentleman. Cecil B. Hartley
A man in a passion ceases to be a gentleman. Cecil B. Hartley
A man of real intelligence and cultivated mind, is generally modest. Cecil B. Hartley
A gentleman should never appear to be trying too hard. His brilliance should seem effortless and natural. Alfred Tong
Along with politeness which is about keeping order, the other characteristic of a gentleman is courtesy. Sam Guzman