Ultimate Man Wisdom

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From comedians and cartoonists to Confucius and Chuck Norris, the 10 smartest things ever said about being a man…

10. Kevin Bacon, Actor

“Part of being a man is learning to take responsibility for your successes and for your failures. You can’t go blaming others or being jealous. Seeing somebody else’s success as your failure is a cancerous way to live.”


9. Confucius, Philosopher

“The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognise the ability that he has.”

8. Norman Mailer, Author & Tough Guy

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

7. Jerry Seinfeld, Comedian

“Men don’t care what’s on TV. They only care what else is on TV.”


6. Michael Leunig, Cartoonist

“The scariness of manhood to males may be symbolically seen in the many stories of indigenous Australian boys who ran away and hid in the bush as the time of initiation approached.”

5. Leonard da Vinci, Artist & Inventor

“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.”

4. Chuck Norris, Master of Awesomeness

“Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.”

3. Marcus Aurelius, Philosopher

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”

2. George Orwell, Author

“Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.”

1. William Shakespeare, Playwright & Genius
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”