Masculinity Quotes

Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.

David Hare

Man seeks, in his manhood, not orders, not laws and peremptory dogmas, but counsel from one who is earnest in goodness and faithful in friendship, making man free.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The masculine grows by challenge but the feminine grows by praise

David Deida

You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men

Benjamin Disraeli

Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.

Norman Mailer

We are born male or female, but not masculine or feminine.

Sandra Bartky

The feminine values are the fountain of bliss. Know the masculine, Keep to the feminine.

Lao Tzu

Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman's weapon is her tongue.

Hermione Gingold

We are born male. We must learn to be men.

Kent Nerburn

Complete masculinity and stupidity are often indistinguishable.

Henry Louis Mencken

Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.

Norman Mailer

How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.

D.H. Lawrence

The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous play thing.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A woman simply is, but a man must become. Masculinity is risky and elusive. It is achieved by a revolt from woman, and it is confirmed only by other men.... Manhood coerced into sensitivity is no manhood at all.

Camille Paglia

Not only is it harder to be a man, it is also harder to become one.

Arianna Stassinopoulos

We'll never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth.

Gloria Steinem

Women's liberation is the liberation of the feminine in the man and the masculine in the woman.

Corita Kent

It's a fresh, masculine and modern fragrance.

Scott Beattie

Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.

Henry David Thoreau

All mens miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.

Blaise Pascal

The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends.

William Hazlitt

Masculinity can only be experienced, achieved, recognized, and embodied in opposition to femininity. When men posit sex, violence, and death as elemental erotic truths, they mean thisthat sex, or fucking, is the act which enables them to experience their own reality, or identity, or masculinity most concretely; that violence, or sadism, is the means by which they actualize that reality, or identity, or masculinity; and that death, or negation, or nothingness, or contamination by the female is what they risk each time they penetrate into what they imagine to be the emptiness of the female hole.

Andrea Dworkin

Unlike femininity, relaxed masculinity is at bottom empty, a limp nullity. While the female body is full of internal potentiality, the male is internally barren. Manhood at the most basic level can be validated and expressed only in action.

George Gilder

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Updated On : May 18, 2011
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