Words matter. These are the best Manhood Quotes from famous people such as Michael Leunig, Chester Himes, John Greenleaf Whittier, Ambrose Bierce, Andrea Dworkin, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
The scariness of manhood to males may be symbolically seen in the many stories of indigenous Australian boys who ran away and hid in the bush as the time of initiation approached.
I grew to manhood in the Ohio State Penitentiary.
Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth – two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
Only when manhood is dead – and it will perish when ravaged femininity no longer sustains it – only then will we know what it is to be free.
A mother’s job… is very much to hold back the coming of manhood.
Unfortunately when you are a child prodigy there’s very few that have made the transition into manhood. That’s why I thank God for a full beard.
It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.
I’m not a relationship expert. I’m an expert on manhood.
I never saw war, so that is still my vision of manhood: Unitas standing courageously in the pocket, his left arm flung out in a diagonal to the upper deck, his right cocked for the business of passing, down amidst the mortals. Lock and load.
Though sporting a hideous mustache is in no way comparable to the physical pain and mental suffering men with these diseases endure, Movember still forces participants to challenge their manhood on a daily basis. Growing a moustache for men’s cancer isn’t as feel-good an activity as running a marathon for a cure.
Portraits of other great ones look down on you in your college halls; but while you are young and sit at the brief feast, what avails their serene gaze if it do not lift up your hearts and movingly persuade you to match your manhood to its inheritance?
For fifteen years, I was a teacher of youth. They were years out of the fullness and bloom of my younger manhood. They were years mingled of half breathless work, of anxious self-questionings, of planning and replanning, of disillusion, or mounting wonder.
The Swedish language combines the strong manhood of the German with the delicate beauty of the Italian.
The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.
It is not often that idealism of student days finds adequate opportunity for expression in the later life of manhood.
You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway.
Ron Swanson is more than the MVP of the ‘Parks and Recreation’ squad, more than just the funniest character on TV – he’s the perfect depiction of aggrieved American manhood at the twilight of the empire.
I’ve discovered new parts of my manhood, places I couldn’t get to without loving someone else unconditionally and putting others before myself.
The curse of covetousness is that it destroys manhood by substituting money for character.
We have not sought this conflict; we have sought too long to avoid it; our forbearance has been construed into weakness, our magnanimity into fear, until the vindication of our manhood, as well as the defence of our rights, is required at our hands.
I played football the whole time I was growing up, and through two years of college. I think it’s a beautiful game in many respects, one that allows you to follow a player from boyhood through manhood.
All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.
Wen wu contradicts the very American notion of John Wayne being the ideal of manhood. In the wen wu way of thinking, it’s much more important to restrain rather than exert yourself through brute power.
Men are recognizing that they have been forced to conform to a very narrow and rather two-dimensional picture of maleness and manhood that they have never had the freedom to question.
Manhood coerced into sensitivity is no manhood at all.
Men we shall have only as we make manhood the object of the work of the schools – intelligence, broad sympathy, knowledge of the world that was and is, and of the relation of men to it – this is the curriculum of that Higher Education which must underlie true life.
As a child that is born into the world requires nourishment, so also the Christ that is born within is a babe and requires to be nourished to the full stature of manhood.
When I fight someone, I want to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip out his heart and show it to him.
No, no. I draw the line there. Anything that’s going to show an outline of my manhood is not on.
More fundamentally, it is a dream that does not die with the onset of manhood: the dream is to play endlessly, past the time when you are called home for dinner, past the time of doing chores, past the time when your body betrays you past time itself.
One thing about being a stand-up is it’s a one-man show. You gotta do everything. You’re the producer, writer, director, and the actor. You just gotta be out there and perform and give your all. It’s such an honest form of art that it just taught me so much, and it kind of prepared me for manhood at an early age.
The Greeks were the first boxers. Pugilism appears to have been one of the earliest distinctions in play and exercise that appeared between the Hellenes and their Asiatic fathers. The unarmed personal encounter was indicative of a sturdier manhood.
I have confidence in my manhood to be able to cry at a movie or at a wedding, too.
Why should men be constrained by antiquated stereotypes of masculinity? What does it even mean to ‘Be a Real Man’ anymore? Shouldn’t we all be celebrating a wide range of definitions of manhood?