Good Man Quotes
This collection of good man quotes will give you something to think about. There are so many qualities that go into making a man good.
A good man is kind and caring, loves his family and friends, is honest and fair, and treats everyone with respect and dignity. A good man also knows when to stand up for what he believes in—even if it means making sacrifices or going against the tide.
Here are some quotes to provide you with various perspectives on what constitutes a good man.
Best Good Man Quotes
1.) Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
2.) The mark of a real man is a man who can allow himself to fall deeply in love with a woman.
C. JoyBell C.
3.) It is not what he has, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
4.) Men are not prisoners of fate but only prisoners of their own minds.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
5.) As a general rule, it pays to be confident, helpful, and nice.
6.) Adversity toughens manhood, and the characteristic of the good or the great man is not that he has been exempt from the evils of life but that he has surmounted them.
7.) A great man is always willing to be little.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
8.) Being a ‘good man’ is something you do, not something you are.
9.) Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.
10.) People often tell me I could be a great man. I’d rather be a good man.
John F. Kennedy Jr.
11.) The first step to being a good man is this: You must deeply feel the burden of the stones someone else (is) carrying.
Mehmet Murat ildan
Funny Good Man Quotations
12.) It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risks everything.
13.) Being a good husband is like being a good stand-up comic: you need ten years before you can even call yourself a beginner.
14.) A good man can be stupid and still be good. But a bad man must have brains.
15.) I’m a guy. Since when do we get anything right the first time?
16.) Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.
17.) Good men who exercise power are really the most fascinating of all people.
18.) Man has will, but woman has her way.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
19.) Men’s best successes come after their disappointments.
Henry Ward Beecher
20.) You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman.
21.) One good man, one good man, it ain’t much – it’s only everything.
Inspirational Sayings About Good Men
22.) A man may conquer a million men in battle, but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors.
23.) If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
24.) A good man and a wise man may at times be angry with the world, at times grieved for it; but be sure no man was ever discontented with the world who did his duty in it.
25.) There is nothing wrong with being afraid – but there is nothing more wrong than allowing that to be your master.
26.) In the face of inhumanity, a good man reacts, but a great one acts.
27.) Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
28.) Your life will become better by making other lives better.
29.) Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your powers, you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale
30.) The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet keep looking. Don’t Settle.
31.) The man who is deserving the name is the one whose thoughts and exertions are for others rather than for himself.
Short Good Man Quotes
32.) The good man is the friend of all living things.
33.) Living or dead, to a good man, there can come no evil.
34.) A man who has made no enemies is probably not a very good man.
35.) Great hopes make great men.
36.) It is his nature, not his standing, that makes the good man.
37.) A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job.
38.) A good man will not lie, although it be for his profit.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
39.) Life is strange. Every so often, a good man wins.
40.) When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.
41.) Most important is be a good man.
42.) It takes a mighty good man to be better than no man at all.
43.) It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Motivational Good Man Quotes
44.) He who stops being better stops being good.
45.) Life’s not about hard of a hit you can give….it’s about how many you can take and still keep moving forward.
46.) No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
47.) The greater the success, the more it was due to one thing: focus.
48.) A man should be able to hear and bear the worst that could be said of him.
49.) Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
50.) A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality.
John F. Kennedy
51.) If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself.
52.) The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
53.) If unwilling to rise in the morning, say to thyself, ‘I awake to do the work of a man.’
54.) Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
Good Man Quotes for Self-Improvement
55.) You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
56.) The most persevering becomes the most talented.
57.) Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.
58.) Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
59.) A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.
60.) Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
61.) Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
62.) Try not to become a man of success but rather become a man of value.
63.) To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.
64.) The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.
Religious Good Man Quotes
65.) The heart of a good man is the sanctuary of God in this world.
66.) You should think in such a way that everybody could look into your soul and see what is transpiring there.
67.) Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
68.) Though in the order of nature, angels rank above men, yet, by the scale of justice, good men are of greater value than bad angels.
69.) A good man’s prayers will from the deepest dungeon climb heaven’s height, and bring a blessing down.
Famous Good Man Quotes
70.) The way of a superior man is three-fold: virtuous, he is free from anxieties; wise, he is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from fear.
71.) Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
72.) The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
73.) It is not the situation which makes the man, but the man who makes the situation.
Frederick William Robertson
74.) The good man does not grieve that other people do not recognize his merits. His only anxiety is lest he should fail to recognize theirs.
75.) The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
76.) The man who has no imagination has no wings.
77.) You have to have a bunch of dimensions of yourself. You have to be able to adapt in this world. And you can’t be a nice guy living in a world of savages.
78.) If a man’s mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure.
Good Man Quotes About Life
79.) The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
80.) Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.
81.) Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.
82.) A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
83.) The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.
84.) There are two questions a man must ask himself: The first is ‘Where am I going?’ and the second is ‘Who will go with me?’ If you ever get these questions in the wrong order you are in trouble.
85.) I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.
86.) He who Serves his fellows is, of all his fellows, greatest.
E. Urner Goodman
87.) The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
88.) To be a man requires that you accept everything life has to give you, beginning with your name.
Good Man Quotes About Family
89.) A gentleman will open doors, pull out chairs, and carry things. Not because she’s helpless or unable but because he wants to show her that she is valuable and worthy of respect.
Charles J. Orlando
90.) It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
91.) Work hard, be honest, help people, never give up, love your fellow man and woman, give back to society, and don’t ever discriminate.
92.) You spend time with your family? Good. Because a man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.
Don Vito Corleone
93.) A good man is kinder to his enemy than bad men are to their friends.
94.) A good man does not spy around for the black spots in others but presses unswervingly on towards his mark.
95.) Real men don’t dance to other people’s tunes; instead, they play for others to dance.
Michael Bassey Johnson
96.) You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.
97.) A good man will want you to shine. He wants you to be your amazing self. A good man loves to show off his happy, intelligent, amazing, and powerful woman.
Man Versus Himself Quotations
98.) The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Leonardo da Vinci
99.) Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honorable.
Seneca the Younger
100.) Man was made at the end of the week’s work when God was tired.
101.) The man who never makes a mistake must get tired of doing nothing.
102.) The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
By Michael O’Halloran
Michael is the co-founder of ListCaboodle.
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