manhood

A Quote by Sol Luckman on man, manhood, america, timing, and identity

It was a rotten time to try to be a man in America.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 90

Contributed by: Alyce

A Quote by Woodrow T. Wilson on manhood, spiritual, men, and service

“No man has ever risen to the real stature of spiritual manhood until he has found that it is finer to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself.”

Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

Source: Woodrow T. Wilson - 28th President of the United States

Contributed by: xander

A Quote by The Bible on being a man, manhood, integrity, power, vitality, virility, the unnameable, joy, joy of life, creation, defiance, strength, and vigor

Look now: the Beast that I made:
he eats grass like a bull.
Look: the power in his thighs
the pulsing sinews in his belly.
His penis stiffens like a pine;
his testicles bulge with vigor.
His ribs are bars of bronze,
his bones iron beams.
He is first of the works of God,
created to be my plaything.
He lies under the lotus,
hidden by reeds and shadows.
He is calm though the river rages,
though the torrent beats against his mouth.
Who then will take him by the eyes
or pierce his nose with a peg?
Will you catch the Serpent with a fishhook
or tie his tongue with a thread?
Will you pass a string through his nose
or crack his jaw with a pin?
Will he plead with you for mercy
and timidly beg your pardon?
Will he come to terms of surrender
and promise to be your slave?
Will you play with him like a sparrow
or put him on a leash for your girls?
Will merchants bid for his carcass
and parcel him out to shops?
Will you riddle his skin with spears,
split his head with harpoons?
Go ahead: attack him:
you will never try it again.

The Bible

Source: The Book of Job (tr. Stephen Mitchell, 1986)

Contributed by: shawnmichel

A Quote by Kent Nerburn on male, manhood, men, strength, fear, and power

We are born male.  We must learn to be men.  Remember, strength is a force.  It is an attribute of the heart.  Its opposite is not weakness and fear, but confusion, lack of clarity, and lack of sound intention.  If you are able to discern the path with heart and follow it even when at the moment it seems wrong, then and only then are you strong.  Remember the words of Tao te ching.  "The only true strength is a strength that people do not fear."  Strength based in force is a strength people fear.  Strength based in love is a strength people crave.

Kent Nerburn

Source: Letters to My Son: A Father's Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love, Pages: 26

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Michael Jackson, 1940 on initiation, democracy in africa, africa, west africa, sierra leone, identity, values, and manhood

If S.B. sometimes railed against Western customs, treating democracy as if it was a euphemism for bad faith, red tape, and diplomatic evasiveness, this was not because he put himself above the lway, ready to waive constitutional procedures, or ignore the views of others. It simply reflected his impatience with indecisiveness, and his aristocratic heritage. It was his pride in this heritage that led him, as an eleven year old boy to stand up to Mr. Vincent's disparaging conflation of Kuranko and savages. To be Kuranko was, as his father had told him, the only conceivable way of being a man. But when S. B. invoked Kuranko-ness, it was not some form of tribalism that he had in mind, but the values he held dear-- not only forthrightness, stoicism, hard work, and self-reliance, but also honesty, generosit, and fidelity to one's principles. Pertinently, it was S. B. many years ago, who provided me with a not implausible etymology for the word Kuranko. "It iwas from the kure tree," he said, "whose wood is very hard."Thus, to say kure n'ko is to imply that the speaker is tough-minded, able to withstand all kinds of hardships, and persevere, like the kure tree.

Michael Jackson

Source: In Sierra Leone, Pages: 99-100

Contributed by: jess

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