What It Means To Be A Man Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 76 Quotes About What It Means To Be A Man

#1. Proved right should be capable of being vindicated by right means as against the rude i.e. sanguinary means. Man may and should shed his own blood for establishing what he considers to be his right. He may not shed the blood of his opponent who disputes his 'right'. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#2. I have had to make a cross of two logs, and lie down on it, to show the Indians what it means to crucify a man. - Author: Jim Elliot
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#3. I'm here because you're here. When a man loves a woman, he wants to spend time with her. Even if that means he has to put on a suit and tie. He wants to hold her tight and smell her hair. - Author: Rachel Gibson
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#4. Ask the first man you meet what he means by defending freedom, and he'll tell you privately he means defending the standard of living. - Author: Martin Niemoller
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#5. Total depravity means the entire absence of holiness, not the highest intensity of sin. A totally depraved man is not as bad as he can be, but he has no holiness, that is, no supreme love of God - Author: William Greenough Thayer Shedd
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#6. I sing, not arms and the hero, but the philosophic man: he who seeks in contemplation to discover the inner will of the world, ininvention to discover the means of fulfilling that will, and in action to do that will by the so-discovered means. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#7. I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#8. When a man declares: "I am sure of my wife," it means he is sure of his wife. But when a woman declares: "I am sure of my husband," it means that she is sure of herself. - Author: Francis De Croisset
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#9. I'm a very brave person. I can go to North Vietnam, I can challenge my government, but I can't challenge the man I'm with if means I'm going to end up alone. - Author: Jane Fonda
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#10. Take some advice," Kingsley said, "and keep your eyes on me. If you stare at him too long, you might learn something about what it means to be a man of God. - Author: Tiffany Reisz
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#11. I adhere to the law of chastity because I don't believe in pushing women. That's what it means to be a man. I don't hurt others simply to make myself feel superior. Gossip can ruin a woman as surely as unchaste behavior. True men don't indulge in either. We don't need to. - Author: Courtney Milan
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#12. Industry and frugality, as the means of procuring wealth ... thereby [secures] virtue, it being more difficult for a man in want to act always honestly ... - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#13. Man is a rational animal. But that does not mean that he is a reasonable animal. It means only that he has reason, and therefore can misuse it. If he had not reason, he could not be unreasonable. But he has, and is. - Author: Frank Sheed
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#14. I am just another blind man. I do not get the whole picture of what transpires in all places. I am blind and limited. I would be a fool to think myself wise. And so, not knowing what the universe means, I can only try to be responsible with the knowledge, the strength, and the time given to me. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#15. Manliness means perfect manhood, as womanliness implies perfect womanhood. Manliness is the character of a man as he ought to be, as he was meant to be. - Author: James Freeman Clarke
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#16. It means I breathe the free air and walk where my feet take me. I do not cringe and fawn like a dog at a man's title. That looks like pride to people who have spent their lives cultivating supple spines. Sleat gave a lazy - Author: Patrick Rothfuss
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#17. By this means the government may secretly and unobserved, confiscate the wealth of the people, and not one man in a million will detect the theft. - Author: John Maynard Keynes
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#18. Here again is one grand element of a preacher's success. He must labour by all means to be understood. It was a wise saying of Archbishop Usher, To make easy things seem hard is every man's work; but to make hard things easy is the work of a great preacher. - Author: J.C. Ryle
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#19. Struggle is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most brutal struggle. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#20. Then Prometheus, in his perplexity as to what preservation he could devise, stole from Hephaestus and Athena wisdom in the arts together with fire
since by no means without fire could it be acquired or helpfully used by any
and he handed it there and then as a gift to man. - Author: Plato
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#21. Jesus, as the one perfect person who fully embodied what it meant to be human and is the new Adam, is the definition of what it means to be a man. Everything else is false. - Author: Nate Pyle
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#22. A heart's a heart, in a child or a man. You are tougher than you feel right now. Your roots are deep, your canopy's spread wide. You're going to show everyone what it means to be a king. - Author: Shannon Hale
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#23. We have so many young men, especially, who are growing up without their dads. We have to fill that void. We have to do a better job helping young people see what it means to be a man, what it means to be a woman. And then, somehow, we have to put that family structure back together. - Author: Tony Dungy
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#24. What'd you need?"
"Desuetude."
"Reading again, are we? Could be dangerous. It means to become unaccustomed to. As in something gets discontinued, falls into disuse."
"Thanks, man."
"That it?"
"Yeah, but we should grab a drink sometime. - Author: James Sallis
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#25. I felt the weight of my father's failures and the absence of my mother and I wondered who would teach me, or if a guy could learn on his own, what it means to be a man. - Author: Lori Lansens
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#26. Oh, I would not want a knight with no dents. It means he has never been to battle, never fought for his honor, the things he believes in, or for sheer survival. Without the dents, sir, I would not trust my knight to be fully human. - Author: Kathleen Bittner Roth
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#27. Here is a piece of advice. Never pay attention to what a man says when he comes. Anything might be blurted out at that moment, and it rarely means anything. - Author: Claire Kent
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#28. I'm saying that the depth of exploration of the male psyche and the female psyche is uneven. I see further, deeper renderings of what it means to be a man. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#29. Manhood is defined and decided by the ability to nurture and to protect, by the capability to provide and to sustain. - Author: C. JoyBell C.
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#30. Moralities and religions are the principal means by which one can make whatever one wishes out of man, provided one possesses a superfluity of creative forces and can assert one's will over long periods of time in the form of legislation and customs. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#31. Curiously enough, it seems to be only in describing a mode of language which does not mean what it says that one can actually say what one means. - Author: Paul De Man
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#32. Ogbenyealu is a common name for girls and you know what it means? 'Not to Be Married to a Poor Man.' To stamp that on a child at birth is capitalism at its best." Richard - Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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#33. The aim of great books is ethical: to teach what it means to be a man. Every major form of literary art has taken for its deeper themes what T.S. Eliot called "the permanent things"-the norms of human action. - Author: Russell Kirk
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#34. Young men just don't know what it means to be a man. There are so many lies about what it means to be a man whether that be get a bunch of girls or get a bunch of money or don't cry and don't have emotions. Nobody is teaching them how to be men. - Author: Trip Lee
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#35. Fidelity is what cannot be bought or sold. It obeys a law and attaches itself to a necessity. Convenience can be calculated, but fides can only be established by the spontaneous act of a man who is capable of inner nobility. Fides means personality and hierarchy. - Author: Julius Evola
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#36. I think transwomen, and transpeople in general, show everyone that you can define what it means to be a man or woman on your own terms. A lot of what feminism is about is moving outside of roles and moving outside of expectations of who and what you're supposed to be to live a more authentic life. - Author: Laverne Cox
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#37. Do you know what it means to be that beautiful & still hunted & still alive?
Who knows this story but the elephants & the trees?

Who says the grace of a black man in motion is not perfect
as a tusk in the sun or a single leaf taking its sweet time to the ground? - Author: Danez Smith
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#38. The code that most prisoners live by is an extension of the masculine roles they were taught growing up, how they were conditioned about what it means to be a man: you've got to be strong, you've got to be tough, you've got to be in charge. - Author: James Fox
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#39. Being a feminist simply means you believe in equal rights, and I think if you ask anybody if they believe in equal rights, they'll say yes, man or woman. And if they don't - who the heck would say that? - Author: Leighton Meester
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#40. A knife is the most permanent, the most immortal, the most ingenious of all of man's creations. The knife was a guillotine, the knife is a universal means of resolving all knots, and the path of paradox lies along the blade of the knife--the only path worthy of the mind without fear. . . . - Author: Yevgeny Zamyatin
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#41. Law never made man a whit more just; and by means of their respect for it, even the well disposed are daily made agents of injustice. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#42. The Common lawes of the Realme should by no means be delayed for the law is the surest sanctuary, that a man should take, and the strongest fortresse to protect the weakest of all, lex et tutissima cassis. - Author: Edward Coke
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#43. Reality is that which exists; the unreal does not exist; the unreal is merely that negation of existence which is the content of a human consciousness when it attempts to abandon reason. Truth is the recognition of reality; reason, man's only means of knowledge, is his only standard of truth. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#44. A man can't pass on, like a mother could, an awareness of your body, or sensuality, or what it means to be a woman. I was never taught what femininity was. I learnt it - or rather I invented it - on my own. I tended not to talk at all, if people were staring at me. - Author: Carole Bouquet
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#45. You've only talked like that since you became a horrid what's-his-name. You know what I mean. What do you call a man who wants to embrace the chimney-sweep?" "A saint," said Father Brown. "I think," said Sir Leopold, with a supercilious smile, "that Ruby means a Socialist. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#46. Well isn't that a juicy bit of gossip I hadn't heart about? And full term. Which means she was shagging Justus with a bun in the over.
So the man playing naked Twister with a prostitute is one to judge? - Author: Dannika Dark
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#47. I wondered who would teach me, or if a boy could learn on his won, what it means to be a man. - Author: Lori Lansens
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#48. Becoming a man means doing the right thing even though it may be hard or difficult. Boys do what is easiest. A man does what is right, whether easy or not. - Author: Carew Papritz
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#49. I won't shy away at the fact that when I love a man, I really love a man. Im the type of woman that enjoys making my man, feel worthy & if that means I am old in my beliefs, than my future husband will be a lucky man. - Author: Nikki Rowe
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#50. It is no blasphemy to say that every man creates the God creating him. We are facets of a work whose finished form we cannot imagine, though our imaginations, aided by grace, are the means - or at least one means - of its completion. - Author: Christian Wiman
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#51. Light means nothing to a blind man. - Author: Aiden Wilson Tozer
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#52. It was probably no accident that it was the cripple Hephaestus who made ingenious machines; a normal man didn't have to hoist or jack himself over hindrances by means of cranks, chains and metal parts. Then it was in the line of human advance that Einhorn could do so much. - Author: Saul Bellow
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#53. If I am a Pariah, I will be all the more glad, for I am the disciple of a man, who - the Brahmin of Brahmins - wanted to cleanse the house of a Pariah. (here "the man" means Ramakrishna) - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#54. Leather means possession. Turquoise traditionally represents protection. Together they mean you belong to the man who put it around your neck. - Author: Kim Dare
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#55. The vocation, whether it be that of the farmer or the architect, is a function; the exercise of this function as regards the man himself is the most indispensable means of spiritual development, and as regards his relation to society the measure of his worth. - Author: Ananda Coomaraswamy
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#56. When people start talking of man's inhumanity to man it means they haven't actually walked far enough. - Author: Bruce Chatwin
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#57. That's what it means to be a man. You do what you think is right, regardless of who it hurts, and whether it works out, because in the end you have to live with yourself. - Author: Mark Goldblatt
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#58. We will not deal with men on any terms but ours - and our terms are a moral code which holds that man is an end in himself and not the means to any end of others. We do not seek to force our code upon them. They are free to believe what they please. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#59. I'm Dave, by the way," he repeated, flashing his best smile. "And you are - ?" The man looked up at him, dark eyes pondering over the meaning of a name. "Nawat. Means left-handed." David beamed. "Hey, that's cool. I'm a lefty, too." The man turned back to the fire. "I'm not." "Ah." All right, then. - Author: E.E. Giorgi
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#60. Do not listen to the mad ramblings of a broken man. He means none of what he says and only half of what he doesn't. - Author: Marie Hall
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#61. when a man's said what he means, he'd better stop, for th' ale 'ull be none the better for stannin'. An - Author: George Eliot
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#62. I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment, by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men. - Author: Thomas Huxley
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#63. It's been my experience," observed Emma McChesney, "that when a firm condescends to pay a woman twice as much as a man, that means she's worth six times as much. - Author: Edna Ferber
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#64. Just as man can't exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one's rights into reality, to think, to work and keep the results, which means: the right of property. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#65. I intend to live as a happy man, though I am not quite ready to live as one, which means I'm not quite ready to die; whatever it is, I'm working on it, trust me - Author: Glen Phillips
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#66. Every man is to be respected as an absolute end in himself; and it is a crime against the dignity that belongs to him as a human being, to use him as a mere means for some external purpose. - Author: Immanuel Kant
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#67. Success means controlling your own time. Time is the most important
currency, but once you spend it, man, its gone. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#68. There are, then, these three means of effecting persuasion. The man who is to be in command of them must, it is clear, be able (1) to reason logically, (2) to understand human character and goodness in their various forms, and (3) to understand the emotions-that is, to name them and - Author: Aristotle.
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#69. Man's right to life means his right to have the free and unrestricted use of all the things which may be necessary to his fullest mental, spiritual, and physical unfoldment or, in other words, his right to be rich. - Author: Wallace D. Wattles
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#70. What is generally regarded as success - acquisition of wealth, the capture of power or social prestige - I consider the most dismal failures. I hold when it is said of a man that he has arrived, it means that he is finished - his development has stopped at that point. - Author: Emma Goldman
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#71. Women are much stronger than men. When a woman says enough is enough, which means enough is enough. Man will always lie at her feet in the hope of return. I was lying. And somehow happy. - Author: Mickey Rourke
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#72. You love a man, Millie, you believe in him, you take him as he is. You go on his journey with him no matter what happens, even if that means you have to walk through fire. - Author: Kristen Ashley
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#73. Man, and in general every rational being, exists as an end in himself, not merely as a means for arbitrary use by this or that will: he must in all his actions, whether they are directed to himself or to other rational beings, always be viewed at the same time as an end. - Author: Immanuel Kant
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#74. Women are complex creatures, Gabe. They think it means something when a man takes his sweet-ass time asking her on a date. They think it means you're just interested in the sex. - Author: Jana Aston
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#75. In other words, for purposes of sex discrimination law, to be a woman means either to be like a man or like a lady. We have to meet either the male standard for males or the male standard for females. - Author: Catharine A. MacKinnon
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#76. When a man comes under the blood of Christ, his whole capacity as a man is refashioned. His soul is saved, yes, but so are his mind and his body. True spirituality means the lordship of Christ over the total man. - Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
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