Real Men Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Albert Einstein

Manhood is defined and decided by the ability to nurture and to protect, by the capability to provide and to sustain.     

C. JoyBell C.

Being a real man doesn't mean you sleep with 100 girls, It means you fight for one girl even when 99 others are chasing you.     


A real man ain't a coward, he stands by what he says, admits his faults, and corrects his mistakes.     

Kiki Strack

If you're a man, you don't cry about it, you take life, the ups and downs; if you're a real man you never go down, you just stay up!     

Ric Flair

A real man never stops trying to show a girl how much he cares, even if he already has her.     

Mitch Cuento

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.     

Bob Marley

It takes a real man to make a true confession - a Chocolate Soldier will excuse or cloak his sin.     

Charles Studd

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.     

Abraham Lincoln

The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it     

John Ruskin

Boys will break your heart. Real men will pick up the pieces.     


To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

Saul Bellow

A real man does not think of victory or defeat. He plunges recklessly towards an irrational death.     

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

A real man is one who fears the death of his heart, not of his body.     

Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

Do not go about complaining how hard it is to live in this world. such behavior is entirely unworthy of a real man.     


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

John Wayne

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.     

Billy Graham

Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.     

Marcus Aurelius

Only a real man is able to stick to just one woman and treat her special, always.     

Terry Mark

The stronger a man is, the more gentle he can afford to be     

Elbert Hubbard

A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.     

Mario Puzo

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

Thomas Paine

The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.     

Henry Ward Beecher

A real man Provides, Protects, and always keeps a Promise.     

Jivaro Brawley

A real man is one who rejects passivity, accepts responsibility, leads courageously, and expects the greater reward, God's reward.     

Dr. Robert Lewis

A real man protects your heart, he doesn't play with it.     

keren Zhims

Real men don't dance to other people's tune, instead, they play for others to dance.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

Real Men stay faithful. They don't have time to look for other women because they're too busy looking for ways to love their own.     

Miles Long