Quotes About Being A Man To Live By

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When it comes to quotes about being a man, it’s easy to include the saying touching on the different qualities of manhood (courage, strength, resolution) but it’s important to include quotes about manhood itself.

Every guy needs a creed, a motto, a saying to live by, and a good place to start is with quotes about being a man.

Here are some amazing quotes about being a man that you’ll want to live by, die by and get tattooed onto your body.

Being A Man Quotes To Live By

“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

“We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire the man who embodies victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbor, who is prompt to help a friend, but who has those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life.” –Theodore Roosevelt

“This part of being a man, changing the way we parent, happens only when we want it to. It changes because we are determined for it to change; and the motive for changing often comes out of wanting to be the kind of parent we didn’t have.” – Augustus Y. Napier

“A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.” — Miguel de Unamuno

“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

“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.” — Kevin Bacon

“In the end, my story, in Iraq and afterward, is about more than just killing people or even fighting for my country. It’s about being a man. And it’s about love as well as hate.” — Chris Kyle

“People ask for this life, but they don’t really understand what comes with it. People just see the outside and that looks good – big houses, cars, girls, but you never see how the person is feeling deep down inside. Me personally, being a man, I’m going to feel better displaying all of this and pouring my heart out on each record.” –Bow Wow

“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” — Theodore Roosevelt 

“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.” –Horace Mann

“You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman.” –John Wayne

“Acting is just being a man. Being human. Not forcing it.” — Peter O’Toole

“Because there is very little honor left in American life, there is a certain built-in tendency to destroy masculinity in American men.” —  Norman Mailer

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“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” — Bob Dylan

“A male was transformed into a man by the willful expenditure of energy. Above all, a man willed himself to be expendable. Like the sun, a man fed the fire of his honor on his own substance. The magnus animus, the animus virilis, squandered itself in contempt of its own dear life.” – Carlin A. Barton

“The ideal man doesn’t smoke, doesn’t drink, doesn’t do drugs, doesn’t swear, doesn’t get angry, doesn’t exist.” — Unknown

“For a long time, I felt instinctively irritated – sometimes repelled – by scientific friends’ automatic use of the word ‘mechanism’ for automatic bodily processes. A machine was man-made; it was not a sentient being; a man was not a machine.” – A. S. Byatt

“Being a good actor isn’t easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I’m done.” — James Dean

“You act at being a man, and before you know it, you are one.” — Richard Madden

“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.” ― Albert Camus

“I love watching Marty Scorsese’s films, but they always make me feel terrible about being a man.” — Martin Donovan

“There is a constantly reoccurring notion that real manhood is different from simple anatomical maleness, that it is not a natural condition that comes about spontaneously through biological maturation but rather is a precarious or artificial state that boys must win against powerful odds. This recurrent notion that manhood is problematic, a critical threshold that boys must pass through testing, is found at all levels of sociocultural development regardless of what other alternative roles are recognized.” – David Gilmore

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