Manly Sayings and Quotes

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


It's not manly to hurt others or belittle them. Respect and kindness require more courage because people take advantage of those.     

Sherrilyn Kenyon

The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience.     

Tokugawa Ieyasu

It is great and manly to disdain disguise; it shows our spirit and proves our strength.     

Edward Young

Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.     

Benjamin Disraeli

It is not manly to turn one's back on fortune.     

Marcus Annaeus Seneca

To be nobly wrong is more manly than to be meanly right.     

Thomas Paine

The manly part is to do with might and main what you can do.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nonviolence is the virtue of the manly. The coward is innocent of it.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Opposition strengthens the manly will.     

Amos Bronson Alcott

To be true is manly, chivalrous, Christian; to be false is mean, cowardly, devilish.     

Thomas Carlyle

It was manly and dignified to rely upon God for the dissolution of all troubles. He was the only infallible help, guide and friend.     

Mahatma Gandhi