quote by Mahatma Gandhi

Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado or loneliness. It consists in daring to do the right thing and facing consequences whether it is in matters social, political or other. It consists in deeds not words.

— Mahatma Gandhi

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All men are timid on entering any fight.

Whether it is the first or the last fight, all of us are timid. Cowards are those who let their timidity get the better of their manhood.


Funny how women are ashamed of their inner fairy whereas men are forever proudly displaying their inner cowboy or fireman

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I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness, is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally nonviolent struggle for justice. To be a man is to suffer for others. God help us to be men!

When someone tells a man to be a man, they mean that there is a way to be a man.

A man is not just a thing to be-it is also a way to be, a path to follow and a way to walk. Some try to make manhood mean everything. Others believe that it means nothing at all. Being good at being a man can't mean everything, and it has always meant something.

Civilization comes at a cost of manliness.

It comes at a cost of wildness, of risk, of strife. It comes at a cost of strength, of courage, of mastery. It comes at a cost of honor. Increased civilization exacts a toll of virility, forcing manliness into further redoubts of vicariousness and abstraction.


Here is the manliness of manhood, that a man has a good reason for what he does, and has a will in doing it.

If you're a man, you don't have to worry about your manliness.

Ernest Bevin had many of the strongest characteristics of the English race.

His manliness, his common sense, his rough simplicity, sturdiness and kind heart, easy geniality and generosity, all are qualities which we who live in the southern part of this famous island regard with admiration.

Strength and manliness are virtue; weakness and cowardice are sin.

In all the silent manliness of grief.


I'll be the judge of my own manliness.

I write to try to find out who I am. One of my main themes is manliness. I think I'm trying to figure out what manliness really is.

I think it's fascinating that I receive attention for what people perceive to be a level of manliness or machismo, when amongst my family of farmers and paramedics and regular Americans, I'm kind of the sissy in my family.

Do not fall prey to the false belief that mastery and domination are synonymous with manliness.

In proportion as man gets back the spirit of manliness, which is self-sacrifice, affection, loyalty loan idea beyond himself, a God above himself, so far will he rise above circumstances, and wield them at his will.


We Greeks are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness.

All true manliness grows around a core of divineness.

Humility is the part of wisdom, and is most becoming in men.

But let no one discourage self-reliance; it is, of all the rest, the greatest quality of true manliness.

There is need for a crusade of manliness and purity to counteract and nullify the savage work of those who think man is a beast. And that crusade is your work.

Private and public life are subject to the same rules-truth and manliness are two qualities that will carry you through this world much better than policy or tact of expediency or other words that were devised to conceal a deviation from a straight line.


The manliness of Christian love, and the putting away from ourselves of all fear, because we are " perfected in love," is one of the highest lessons that the gospel teaches us, and one of the greatest things which the gospel gives us.

Manliness means perfect manhood, as womanliness implies perfect womanhood.

Manliness is the character of a man as he ought to be, as he was meant to be.

Christ's whole life on earth was the assertion and example of true manliness — the setting forth in living act and word what man is meant to be, and how he should carry himself in this world of God — one long campaign in which the temptation stands out as the first great battle and victory.

The world cries for men who are strong--strong in conviction, strong to lead, to stand, to suffer. I pray that you will be that kind of man--glad that God made you a man, glad to shoulder the burden of manliness in a time when to do so will often bring contempt.

The Older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel


The opposite of manliness isn't cowardice; it's technology.

If unwilling to rise in the morning, say to thyself, 'I awake to do the work of a man.'

It is a higher exhibition of Christian manliness to be able to bear trouble than to get rid of it.

If you think you can temper yourself into manliness by sitting here over your books, it is the very silliest fancy that ever tempted a young man to his ruin. You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

[the difference between the old and the new education being] in a word, the old was a kind of propagation-men transmitting manhood to men; the new is merely propaganda.


Is poverty of spirit the chief amongst virtues, that Jesus gives it prime place in his teachings? Is it even a virtue at all? Surely not. Manliness of spirit, honesty of spirit, fullness of rightful purpose, these are virtues; poverty of spirit is a crime.

How we love to blame others for our misfortunes! Almost every individual who has lost money in stock speculation has on the tip of his tongue an explanation which he trots out to show that it wasn't his own fault at all.... Hardly one loser has the manliness to say frankly, "I was wrong.

Some of football's gaudiest displays of manliness are purely aesthetic.

It's not what players do, it's how they look doing it.

We are in the process of making the English language gender-neutral, and manliness, the quality of one gender, or rather, of one sex, seems to describe the essence of the enemy we are attacking, the evil we are eradicating.