It is the honest lies we tell statements factually correct and essentially deceiving which debauch our manhood and stunt our growth.
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret.1844 Coningsby, bk.3, ch.1.
Manhood begins when we have in any way made truce with Necessity; begins even when we have surrendered to Necessity, as the most part only do; but begins joyfully and hopefully only when we have reconciled ourselves to Necessity; and thus, in reality, triumphed over it, and felt that in Necessity we are free.Thomas Carlyle, "Burns," Critical and Miscellaneous Essays (1899, reprinted 1969), vol. 1 (vol. 29 of The Works of Thomas Carlyle, ed. H. D. Traill), p. 295. Book review in the Edinburgh Review, no. 96, 1828.
I have always disliked being a man. The whole idea of Manhood in America is pitiful, in my opinion. This version of masculinity is a little like having to wear an ill-fitting coat for one's entire life (by contrast, I imagine femininity to be an oppressive sense of nakedness).paul theroux
It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a thing, his Manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business. I should not like to be merely a great doctor, a great lawyer, a great minister, a great politician I should like to be also something of a man.Theodore Parker As quoted in A Dictionary of Thoughts : Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the Best Authors, Both Ancient and Modern (1891) edited by Tryon Edwards. p. 326.
Depend upon it, my younger brethren, the bright, self-sacrificing enthusiasms of early Manhood are among the most precious things in the whole course of human life.Henry Liddon, p. 209. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
We have seen the birth of geometry in Egypt, its transference to the Ionian Islands, thence to Lower Italy and to Athens. We have witnessed its growth in Greece from feeble childhood to vigorous Manhood, and now we shall see it return to the land of its birth and there derive new vigour.p. 34 (The Greeks)
There are women today who never thought to envy men their Manhood, but who would, at least for this purpose, be glad to be men.Emmeline ne e Goulden Pankhurst
Depend upon it, my younger brethren, the bright, self-sacrificing enthusiasms of early Manhood are among the most precious things in the whole course of human life.henry parry liddon
A virtuous youth and frugal Manhood always create a Pisgah for the veteran in righteousness, from which he may calmly survey the stars, and read his " title clear to mansions in the skies," while yet in the flesh he can soar on the wings of meditation above the clouds, and catch glimpses of the heavenly world that lies in the placid and everlasting orient before him.elias lyman magoo
My days – the blossom of my youth and the flower of my Manhood – have been darkened by the dreariness of servitude. In this my native land – in the land of my sires – I am degraded without fault as an alien and an outcast.Daniel O'Connell
Ever since I arrived to a state of Manhood , I have felt a sincere passion for liberty . The history of nations doomed to perpetual slavery , in consequence of yielding up to tyrants their natural born liberties, I read with a sort of philosophical horror; so that the first systematical and bloody attempt at Lexington, to enslave America, thoroughly electrified my mind, and fully determined me to take part with my country.ethan allen
When grown-up persons indulge in practical jokes, the fact gauges them. They have lived narrow, obscure, and ignorant lives, and at full Manhood they still retain and cherish a job lot of left-over standards and ideals that would have been discarded with their boyhood if they had then moved out into the world and a broader life.mark twain
With respect to the development of powers devoted to coping with specific scientific and economic problems we may say that the child should be growing in Manhood. With respect to sympathetic curiosity, unbiased responsiveness, and openness of mind, we may say that the adult should be growing in childlikeness.john dewey
What is now happening to the people of the East as of the West is like what happens to every individual when he passes from childhood to adolescence and from youth to Manhood. He loses what had hitherto guided his life and lives without direction, not having found a new standard suitable to his age, and so he invents all sorts of occupations, cares, distractions, and stupefactions to divert his attention from the misery and senselessness of his life. Such a condition may last a long time.leo tolstoy
There's neither honesty, Manhood, nor good fellowship in thee.william shakespeare
You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of democracy, social justice and the equality of Manhood in your own native soil. With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.Muhammad Ali Jinnah, address to the officers and men of the 5th Heavy Ack Ack and 6th Light Ack Ack Regiments in Malir, Karachi February 21, 1948.
We must work our destiny in our own way and present to the world an economic system based on true Islamic concept of equality of Manhood and social justice. We will thereby be fulfilling our mission as Muslims and giving to humanity the message of peace which alone can save it and secure the welfare, happiness and prosperity of mankind.Muhammad Ali Jinnah, speech at the opening ceremony of the State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi July 1, 1948.
There is a great deal more correctness of thought respecting Manhood in bodily things than in moral things. For men's ideas of Manhood shape themselves as the tower and spire of cathedrals do, that stand broad at the bottom, but grow tapering as they rise, and end, far up, in the finest lines, and in an evanishing point. Where they touch the ground they are most, and where they reach to the heaven they are least.Henry Ward Beecher, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 404.
The annual Sexpo exhibition comes but once a year, and is not always memorable but this year one of our scouts discovered a truly unique talent at the show - a man who paints portraits with his, errm, Manhood. Yes, Pricasso, as he calls himself, took Darling Harbour by storm last week.Annette Sharp (29 July 2007). "The Diary: Painting by members". The Sun-Herald (Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited): p. 2.
God has not chosen to save us without crosses; as He has not seen fit to create men at once in the full vigor of Manhood, but has suffered them to grow up by degrees amid all the perils and weaknesses of youth.François Fénelon, p. 584. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the Manhood of every one of its members.ralph waldo emerson
A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of Manhood.Edmund Burke, speech on Conciliation with America, Works, Volume II.
Ever since I arrived to a state of Manhood , I have felt a sincere passion for liberty . The history of nations doomed to perpetual slavery , in consequence of yielding up to tyrants their natural born liberties, I read with a sort of philosophical horror; so that the first systematical and bloody attempt at Lexington, to enslave America, thoroughly electrified my mind, and fully determined me to take part with my country.Ethan Allen, as quoted in "In the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress!" - American Heritage magazine Vol. 14, Issue 6 (October 1963)
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