Being A Man Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being a man quotes, being a man sayings, and being a man proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

To have done no man a wrong to walk and live, unseduced, within arm's length of what is not your own, with nothing between your desire and its gratification but the invisible law of rectitude this is to be a man.     

Orison Swett Marden

You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman.     

John Wayne

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

A man's ledger does not tell what he is, or what he is worth. Count what is in man, not what is on him, if you would know what he is worth whether rich or poor.     

Henry Ward Beecher

It is not what he has, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.     

Henri Frederic Amiel

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing noble being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.     

Winston Churchill

It takes a great man to be a good listener.     

Calvin Coolidge

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 Kennedy

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

Chuck Norris

It is not titles that make men illustrious, but men who make titles illustrious.     


Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.     

George Washington

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.     

Oscar Wilde

If a man's mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure.     


A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.     

Oscar Wilde

A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors.     


The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.     

Albert Einstein

Have you never seen a strange unconnected deformed representation of a figure, which seen in another point of view, became proportioned and agreeable? It is the picture of man.     

Fulke Greville

Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments.     

John Steinbeck

A man ought to carry himself in the world as an orange tree would if it could walk up and down in the garden--swinging perfume from every little censer it holds up to the air.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Men aren't really complicated ... They are very simple, literal creatures. They usually mean what they say. And we spend hours trying to analyze what they've said, when really it's obvious.     

E. L. James

A strong man doesn't have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn't match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.     

Marilyn Monroe

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

Larissa Ione

A man must at times be hard as nails: willing to face up to the truth about himself, and about the woman he loves, refusing compromise when compromise is wrong. But he must also be tender. No weapon will breach the armor of a woman's resentment like tenderness.     

Elisabeth Elliot

A man should be able to hear, and to bear, the worst that could be said of him.     

Saul Bellow

You can't measure manhood with a tape line around his biceps.     

Billy Sunday

The teaching of one true man will carry further and deeper then that would dozen white Babus.     

C.S. Lewis

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity,     

Titus 2:7

But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.     

1 Timothy 6:11