Best Quotes About Being A Real Man

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There have been many changes in the gender roles over the past 30 or more years. As a result, the idea of being a “real man” has changed but one thing is for sure — there are some traits that define masculinity that most men and women would still agree upon.

Being a good husband. Being a good father. Being a true friend. Being a pillar of support. No one would say those aren’t the traits that a man should display.

A real man is hard to find but that can change with a couple small adjustments. Let these real man quotes be the guide to becoming a stronger, better person.

Best Real Man Quotes

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine

“In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“I live, like every real man, in my work.” – Max Frisch

“You spend time with your family? Good. Because a man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.” – Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather

“Being a good husband is like being a good stand-up comic: you need ten years before you can even call yourself a beginner.” – Jerry Seinfeld

“A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.” – Frank Abagnale

“If you want to be a real human being – a real woman, a real man – you cannot tolerate things which put you to indignation, to outrage. You must stand up. I always say to people, ‘Look around; look at what makes you unhappy, what makes you furious, and then engage yourself in some action.'” – Stephane Hessel

“A real man won’t date the most beautiful girl in the world – he’ll date the girl that makes his world beautiful.” – Anonymous

“It’s a real man who can go out with a woman who’s taller than he is. That’s an alpha male right there.” – Miranda Hart

“You can’t be a real man if you don’t look out for your kids. They need you.” – Bill O’Reilly

“Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.” – Marcus Aurelius

“The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“It takes a real man to make a true confession – a Chocolate Soldier will excuse or cloak his sin.” – Charles Studd

“Remember those black-and-white films with Frank Sinatra? Those guys looked like men and they were only 27! Listen to Otis Redding singing ‘Try A Little Tenderness’. That was a man who understood what a man has to know in the world. Show me a real man now! Where are they?” – Chrissie Hynde

“I don’t think a man has to go around shouting and play-acting to prove he is something. And a real man don’t go around putting other guys down, trampling their feelings in the dirt, making out they’re nothing.” – Joe Frazier

“Having two daughters changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I definitely have a newfound respect for women. And I think I finally became a good and real man when I had a daughter.” – Mark Wahlberg

“A woman isn’t complete without a man. But where do you find a man – a real man – these days?” – Lauren Bacall

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“You take that walk from the dressing room to the ring and that’s when the real man comes out. Then you climb up those four stairs and into the ring. Then finally, you can’t wait for the bell to ring.” – Gerry Cooney

“You can’t relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle.” – Timothy Dalton

“I’m sick of very white teeth and lots of gymnasium practice. I’m bored, you know, send in the next one. I wanted a real man that I could believe was my brother, my father, you know, my next-door neighbor – a real person.” – Tim Roth

“I know that I am a singer and an actor, yet in order to give the public the impression that I am neither one nor the other, but the real man conceived by the author, I have to feel and to think as the man the author had in mind. Enrico Caruso

“The stronger a man is, the more gentle he can afford to be.” -Elbert Hubbard

“Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.” – Chuck Norris

“My dad, Frank Addison Albini, was a terrific shot with a rifle and had generally excellent hunting skills. While my dad loved hunting and fishing, he didn’t romanticize them. He was filling the freezer, not intellectualizing some caveman impulse or proving his worth as a real man.” – Steve Albini

“No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.” – Unknown

“The first step to be a good man is this: You must deeply feel the burden of the stones some else [is] carrying.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man’s laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“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.” – President John F. Kennedy

“I came back from university thinking I knew all about politics and racism, not knowing my dad had been one of the youngest-serving Labour councillors in the town and had refused to work in South Africa years ago because of the situation there. And he’s never mentioned it – you just find out. That’s a real man to me. A sleeping lion.” – Johnny Vegas

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