Ten Actually Wise Quotes About Being A Man

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Thoughts on life and masculinity from some famous voices.

Norman Mailer, Author and Tough Guy

“Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honour.”


Martin Luther King Jr, Activist

“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.”

William Shakespeare, Playwright

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”


Jay Z, Rapper and Businessman

“Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself.”

David Brinkley, Journalist

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”

Vincent D’Onofrio, Actor

“To me the definition of true masculinity — and femininity, too — is being able to lay in your own skin comfortably.”

Albert Einstein, Genius

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value.”

Thomas Paine, Philosopher and Activist

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”

Robert Jordan, Author

“There is one rule, above all others, for being a man. Whatever comes, face it on your feet.”

Mahatma Gandhi, Political and Spiritual Leader

“Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado or loneliness. It consists in daring to do the right thing and facing consequences whether it is in matters social, political or other. It consists in deeds not words.”