Masculinity Quotes

Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram

Karl Kraus

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

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

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

Men were only made into "men" with great difficulty even in primitive society: the male is not naturally "a man" any more than the woman. He has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity, and is always likely to collapse.

Wyndham Lewis

In times past there were rituals of passage that conducted a boy into manhood, where other men passed along the wisdom and responsibilities that needed to be shared. But today we have no rituals. We are not conducted into manhood; we simply find ourselves there.

Kent Nerburn

The great passion in a man's life may not be for women or men or wealth or toys or fame, or even for his children, but for his masculinity, and at any point in his life he may be tempted to throw over the things for which he regularly lays down his life for the sake of that masculinity. He may keep this passion secret from women, and he may even deny it to himself, but the other boys know it about themselves and the wiser ones know it about the rest of us as well.

Frank Pittman

The freedom of authentic masculinity is an amazing thing to see. It produces a "divine elasticity" in men. Finally they can lead with firmness, then submit with humility. They can challenge with a cutting edge, then encourage with enthusiasm. They can fight aggressively for just causes, then moments later weep over suffering.

Bill Hybels

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Updated On : May 18, 2011
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