Amazing Quotes For Men #2
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
~Henry David Thoreau
Life is not holding a good hand; Life is playing a poor hand well.
Never, never, never give up.
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
The resolve of our great nation is being tested. But make no mistake, we will show the world that we will pass the test.
~George W. Bush [speech on September 11, 2001]
The test of a successful person is not an ability to eliminate all problems before they arise, but to meet and work out difficulties when they do arise. We must be willing to make an intelligent compromise with perfection lest we wait forever before taking action. It’s still good advice to cross bridges as we come to them.
~David Joseph Schwartz
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.
A man needs self-acceptance or he can’t live with himself; he needs self-criticism or others can’t live with him.
~James A. Pike
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
The world men inhabit is rather bleak. It is a world full of doubt and confusion, where vulnerability must be hidden, not shared; where competition, not co-operation, is the order of the day; where men sacrifice the possibility of knowing their own children and sharing in their upbringing, for the sake of a job they may have chosen by chance, which may not suit them and which in many cases dominates their lives to the exclusion of much else.
It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Children have more need of models than critics.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
There are two types of people. Those who come into a room and say, “Well, here I am!” and those who come in and say, “Ah, there you are.”
~Frederick L. Collins
Quit now, you’ll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you’ll be halfway there.
Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.
~Mary Anne Radmacher
A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That’s why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.
~Martin Luther King, Jr
In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them.
~Dr. Joyce Brothers
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
The best way out is always through.
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
This year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practise ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people.
Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view that they take of them.
Men are four: He who knows and knows not that he knows. He is asleep; wake him. He who knows not and knows not that he knows not. He is a fool; shun him. He who knows not and knows that he knows not. He is a child; teach him. He who knows and knows that he knows. He is a king; follow him.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
~G. W. F. Hegel
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece — by thought, choice, courage and determination.
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these.
Honor is simply the morality of superior men.
~Henry Louis Mencken
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.
Character is built out of circumstances. From exactly the same materials one man builds palaces, while another builds hovels.
~G. H. Lewis