80+ Best Man Quotes: Exclusive Selection

With courage and determination, you’re ready to become a better man and live a more fulfilled life. Being a man is about taking responsibility. Inspirational man quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Man Quotes

Man is what he believes. Anton Chekhov

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

A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others. Confucius

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

If you perform the sacrifice of doing your duty, you do not have to do anything else. Devoted to duty, man attains perfection. Bhagavad Gita

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

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

A person can achieve everything by being simple and humble. The Vedas

The way of a superior man is three-fold: virtuous, he is free from anxieties; wise, he is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from fear. Confucius

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

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To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered. Oscar Wilde

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. Samuel Johnson

You will earn the respect of all men if you begin by earning the respect of yourself. Musonius Rufus

I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability. Oscar Wilde

To be a man requires that you accept everything life has to give you, beginning with your name. Burl Ives

When you find peace within yourself, you also find peace without. Naga Devi

It takes a great man to be a good listener. Calvin Coolidge

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Voltaire

The crucial thing is to find a truth which is truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die. Søren Kierkegaard

You have to have a bunch of dimensions of yourself. You have to be able to adapt in this world. You can’t be a nice guy living in a world of savages. Mike Tyson

Live your life in such a way that you neither hide nor have a wish to display your life to people. Leo Tolstoy

The heart of a good man is the sanctuary of God in this world. Suzanne Curchod

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Albert Einstein

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which. George Orwell

If you want to save the world, save your little corner of the world. Naval Ravikant

The man who is deserving the name is the one whose thoughts and exertions are for others rather than for himself. Walter Scott

The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses. Edith Sodergran

He who stops being better stops being good. Oliver Cromwell

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Inspirational Man Quotes

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius

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

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. Bruce Lee

I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger. Simone de Beauvoir

Life is a prop. Look at life like a giant television set. Everything you see in front of you is a conversation. Everything. David Wygant

Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honourable. Seneca the Younger

What you aim at determines what you see. Jordan Peterson

Like a compass needle that points north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. Khaled Hosseini

The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones. Brandon Sanderson

A wise man becomes free when he is ready to die at any moment. Diogenes

If unwilling to rise in the morning, say to thyself, ‘I awake to do the work of a man.’ Marcus Aurelius

The ignorant work for their own profit; the wise work for the welfare of the world, without thought for themselves. Bhagavad Gita

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. William James

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

Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides. André Malraux

Once you’re calm and fit, you have everything worth having, as the rest just comes and goes. Naval Ravikant

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

You should think in such a way that everybody could look into your soul and see what is transpiring there. Seneca

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

Progress is made in solitude; profit is made in public. Sven Schnieders

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A good man will want you to shine. He wants you to be your amazing self. A good man loves to show off his happy, intelligent, amazing, powerful woman. Anastasia Netri

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

Being a ‘good man’ is something you do, not something you are. Luvvie Ajayi

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. Rikki Rogers

You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals. Paul McCartney

True wealth: Worriless sleeping, clear conscience, reciprocal gratitude, absence of envy, muscle strength, frequent laughs, no meals alone, no gym classes, good digestive functions, no meeting rooms, periodic surprises, foamy coffee, crusty bread, ability to nap, access to a hammock. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

A good man’s prayers will from the deepest dungeon climb heaven’s height, and bring a blessing down. Joanna Baillie

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming. Søren Kierkegaard

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

One good man, one good man, it ain’t much – it’s only everything. Deborah Kerr

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Strong Man Quotes

Always remember: Silence and smile are two very powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems. Silence is the way to avoid many problems. Paulo Coelho

Adversity toughens manhood, and the characteristic of the good or the great man is not that he has been exempt from the evils of life, but that he has surmounted them. Patrick Henry

A good man, though he will value his own countrymen, yet will think as highly of the worthy men of every nation under the sun. Samuel Richardson

And therein lies the whole of man’s plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition. Milan Kundera

Happiness isn’t about making more money, but rather freedom. The freedom to say no to things you don’t want to do. The freedom to say no to people you don’t like. The freedom to not feel like you are obligated to say “yes”. Freedom is saying yes when you want to. Shane Parrish

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. Sallust

The greater the success, the more it was due to one thing: focus. Shane Parrish

There are two questions a man must ask himself: The first is ‘Where am I going?’ and the second is ‘Who will go with me?’ If you ever get these questions in the wrong order you are in trouble. Sam Keen

Those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things. François de La Rochefoucauld

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her. Oscar Wilde

We need men who can dream of things that never were. John F. Kennedy

A good man will find that there is goodness in the world; an honest man will find that there is honesty in the world; and a man of principle will find principle and integrity in the hearts of others. Albert Pike

The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better. John Dewey

My idea of the modern stoic sage is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into information, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius. Edward Gibbon

You don’t succeed by being perfect. You succeed by doing good work, consistently. Thibaut

Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery. Cormac McCarthy

The first question a leader should ask is: “How can I make those around me more successful?” John C. Maxwell

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. Plutarch

Nice guys may appear to finish last, but usually they are running a different race. Ken Blanchard

Riches have shut off many a man from the attainment of wisdom. Seneca

All fortune belongs to him who has a contented mind. The Panchatantra

Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it. Criss Jami

It is better, proverbially, to rule your own spirit than to rule a city. Jordan Peterson

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you. Tony Robbins

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. Andy Rooney

There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter. Ernest Hemingway

Most men claim to desire driven, independent and confident women. Yet when confronted with such a creature reverence often evolves into resent. For just like women, men need to be needed. Tiffany Madison

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