Quotes on Be A Man

Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Try first to be a man of value; success will follow. Albert Einstein

He who would be a man must therefore be a non-conformist. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would rather be the offspring of two apes than be a man and afraid to face the truth. Thomas Huxley

Artists must be men of wit, consciously or unconsciously philosophers; read, study and think a great deal of life... Robert Henri

We aren't engaged in any negative protest and in any negative arguments with anybody. We are saying that we are determined to be men. We are determined to be people. We are saying that we are God's children. And that we don't have to live like we are forced to live. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 man who asks of freedom anything other than itself is born to be a slave. Alexis De Tocqueville

Whatever Nature has in store for mankind, unpleasant as it may be, men must accept, for ignorance is never better than knowledge. Enrico Fermi

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

I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness, is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally nonviolent struggle for justice. To be a man is to suffer for others. God help us to be men! Cesar Chavez

What I do say is, that no man is good enough to govern another man, without that other's consent. I say this is the leading principle - the sheet anchor of American republicanism. Abraham Lincoln

When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us, so it is how we use our lives that determines what kind of men we are. It is my deepest belief that only by giving life do we find life, that the truest act courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice. To be a man is to suffer for others, God help us to be men. Cesar Chavez

So plain that no one, high or low, ever does mistake it, except in a plainly selfish way; for although volume upon volume is written to prove slavery a very good thing, we never hear of the man who wishes to take the good of it, by being a slave himself. Abraham Lincoln

To be a successful coach you should be and look prepared. You must be a man of integrity. Never break your word. Don't have two sets of standards. Remember you don't handle players-you handle pets. You deal with players. Stand up for your players. Show them you care-on and off the court. Very important-it's not 'how' or 'what' you say but what they absorb. Red Auerbach

We view ourselves on the eve of battle. We are nerved for the contest, and must conquer or perish. It is vain to look for present aid: none is at hand. We must now act or abandon all hope! Rally to the standard, and be no longer the scoff of mercenary tongues! Be men, be free men, that your children may bless their father's name. Sam Houston

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

Effort is a measure of a Man. William James

Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can befall one. Miguel De Cervantes

You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too. Roy Campanella

If people depend on me to be a man of truth, I have to prove again and again and again and again that I am a man of truth. It cannot be that on Monday I am a man of truth, on Tuesday I speak three-quarters truth, Wednesday I speak half-truth, on Thursday I speak one-quarter truth, on Friday I don't speak at all, and on Saturday I can't even think how to speak the truth. Harbhajan Singh Yogi

But in practical affairs, particularly in politics, men are needed who combine human experience and interest in human relations with a knowledge of science and technology. Moreover, they must be men of action and not contemplation. I have the impression that no method of education can produce people with all the qualities required. I am haunted by the idea that this break in human civilization, caused by the discovery of the scientific method, may be irreparable. Max Born

When a man loves a woman, can't keep his mind on nothing else. He'd trade the world for the good thing he's found. Percy Sledge

You see things and you say, 'Why?'. But I dream things and I say, 'Why not?'. George Bernard Shaw

. . . what women want is what men want. They want respect. Marilyn Vos Savant

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune. Plutarch

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The old system of having a baby was much better than the new system, the old system being characterized by the fact that the man didn't have to watch. Dave Barry

Success is not the measure of a man but a triumph over those who choose to hold him back. William J Clinton

Killing a man in defense of an idea is not defending an idea; it is killing a man. Jean-Luc Godard

The measure of mental health is the disposition to find good everywhere. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back upon himself. Charles De Gaulle

Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god. Jean Rostand

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

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

You cannot be a man of faith and live in a day. You do not live in a day if you are a man of faith. G. Campbell Morgan

One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be a man. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To be a man is to be a nonconformist. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man of truth must also be a man of care. Mahatma Gandhi

To be a man, a boy must see a man J R Moehringer

Everybody told me to be a man. Nobody told me how. Laurie Halse Anderson

Be neither saint nor sophist-led, but be a man. Matthew Arnold

It seems to me that it will be very wearisome to be a man. Pierre Loti

I'd love to be a man for a day, just to see what it's like. Brittany Murphy

I like being able to be a man. Anson Mount

Not only is it harder to be a man, it is also harder to become one. Arianna Huffington

To be a man you've gotta beat the man. Ric Flair

Not only was I not born to be a slave; I was not born to hope to become the equal of the slave master. James A Baldwin

Slavery takes hold of few, but many take hold of slavery. Seneca the Younger

Slavery is an institution for converting men into monkeys. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I had a dream my life would be different from this hell I am living, so different from what it seemed. Now life has killed the dream I dreamed. Victor Hugo

If we cannot give freedom to every creature, let us do nothing that will impose slavery upon any other creature. Abraham Lincoln

This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. Abraham Lincoln

Whenever I find a great deal of gratitude in a poor man, I take it for granted there would be as much generosity if he were a rich man. Alexander Pope

Would the boy you were be proud of the man you are? Laurence J Peter

The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child-raising is not the child but the parent. Frank Pittman

Never trust a man who has not a single redeeming vice. Winston Churchill

You get to know more of the character of a man in a round of golf than in six months of political experience. David Lloyd George

The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world. Charles Dudley Warner

The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time, but a dream. Napoleon Hill

The measure of a man's life is the well spending of it, and not the length. Plutarch

But the mere circumstance of complexion cannot deprive them of the character of men. James Madison

Make your own rules or be a slave to another man's. William Blake

Every state of society is as luxurious as it can be. Men always take the best they can get. Samuel Johnson

I would rather be a man of conviction than a man of conformity Martin Luther King, Jr.

For man to be worthy of any rank, he must strive first to be a man. Lloyd Alexander

We are born male. We must learn to be men. Kent Nerburn

I don't think anyone can teach you how to be a man but a woman. You only learn by learning what they need. Ryan Gosling

A woman fit to be a man's wife is too good to be his servant. Dorothy L Sayers

Never educate a child to be a gentleman or lady alone, but to be a man, a woman. Herbert Spencer

There will always be men struggling... Ernest Gaines

He is a man, who is to be a man; the fruit is always present in the seed. Tertullian

To think the way you do, you have to be a man who lives either on a tremendous despair, or on a tremendous hope. On both perhaps. Albert Camus

You got to stand up and be a man. You can't just keep running off. Eddie Levert

O that men would know themselves to be men; and that he that glorieth would glory in the Lord. Saint Augustine

Don't become me. Don't let her down like I did. You only deserve what you make yourself worthy of. Do what I couldn't. Be a man. Abbi Glines

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 will be a man among men; and no longer a dreamer among shadows. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you're a man at night, you've got to be a man in the morning. Ryan Lochte



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