Real Man Sayings and Quotes

What does it mean to be a “real man”? Everyone has their own idea, whether it centers around the ability to provide and protect, to being a person of good character. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful real man quotes.

One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man. Fyodor Dostoevsky
The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive. Albert Einstein
Real men don't need a woman covering for him because a real man is a woman's covering! Sanjo Jendayi
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 F. Kennedy
A real man has no tougher judge than himself. James Grippando
A real man chooses to honor, love, respect, adore and be faithful to one woman!!! Ritu Ghatourey
A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering. Buddha
In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play. Friedrich Nietzsche
Real men don't dance to other people's tune, instead, they play for others to dance. Michael Bassey Johnson
A good man will want you to shine. He wants you to be your amazing self. A good man loves to show off his happy, intelligent, amazing, powerful woman. Anastasia Netri
A real man is one who remembers the lady's birthday, but never knows how old she is. A man who never remembers her birthday, but knows exactly how old she is, - is her husband. Faina Ranevskaya
A real man loves and respects his wife and is not only a good father but a man that his kids want to call 'Daddy.' Frank Abagnale
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
Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth. Chuck Norris
Men don't want anything they get too easy. But on the other hand, men lose interest quickly. Tennessee Williams
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. Oliver Wendell Holmes
The stronger a man is, the more gentle he can afford to be. Elbert Hubbard
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so. Edgar Allan Poe
Men are foolish to expect us to revere them, when, in the end, they amount to almost nothing. Anne Desclos
There's only one real man here, and I can't see him, 'cause I don't have a mirror. D.J. Caruso
Remember, a woman loves a real man only. She can be won only by the strength of your swords. Ryûnosuke Akutagawa
So I need a real man And my standards are high Don't like what you just heard Then you need not apply James Iver Mattson
I need a real man Not a child or a boy. Give me a hard rock Not a soft little toy. You think women are hard You think we're evil and mean. Well I think maybe you don't need us. James Iver Mattson
A real man earns what he wants. Hiroshi Hashimoto
A real man doesn't need a manual. Carmen Finestra
It takes a real man to wear Puce. Marti Noxon
You can't even lie like a real man. Dick Wolf
A real man only cries when he's drunk! Ron Leavitt
A real man makes his own luck. James Cameron