Manhood Quotes

... true manhood, and that, if brought in from without, it may be cast out again. And the temptation had a personal source. There are beings who desire to draw men away from God. The serpent, by its poison and its loathly form, is the natural symbol of such an enemy of man. The insinuating slyness of the suggestions of evil is like the sinuous gliding of the snake, and truly represents the process by which temptation found its way into the hearts of the first pair, and of all their descendants. For ...

Alexander Maclaren

It comes to pass oft that a terrible oath, with a swaggering accent sharply twanged off, gives manhood more approbation than ever proof itself would have earned him.

William Shakespeare

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.

Theodore Parker

Responsibility is the thing people dread most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fiber.

Frank Crane

My responsibility is always and everywhere the same: to see in my brother more even than the personality and manhood that are his. My task is always and everywhere the same: to see Christ himself.

Trevor Huddleston

In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves For a bright manhood, there is no such word As - fail

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret

Benjamin Disraeli

Poverty sits by the cradle of all our great men, and rocks them up to manhood; and this meager foster-mother remains their faithful companion throughout life.

Heinrich Heine

War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood.

Alexander Berkman

The follies of youth become the vices of manhood and the disgrace of old age


Genius is only childhood recovered at will, childhood now gifted to express itself with the faculties of manhood and with the analytic mind that allows him to give order to the heap of unwittingly hoarded material.

Charles Baudelaire

Christ is the ideal of what a man should be. He has my ideal portrait, as it were, drawn out in His own thought and feeling. There is an exaltation and a grandeur for myself in the time to come, which Christ knows, and I do not; but I am following after. I am pressing up toward that thought that Christ has of what I am and ought to be; and I am determined that I will apprehend it as Christ Himself does. Not that I have it; but I will strive for it. My manhood is in the future. My life lies beyond the present.

Henry Ward Beecher

In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves For a bright manhood, there is no such word As "fail".

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

That he, in his developed manhood, stood A little sunburnt by the glare of life; While I . . it seemed no sun had shone on me.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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