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I was born on a plantation, and things weren't so good. We didn't have any money. I never thought of the word 'poor' 'til I got to be a man, but when you live in a house that you can always peek out of and see what kind of day it is, you're not doing so well. And your rest room is not inside the house.
B. B. King
If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what's more, you'll be a man, my son.
You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.
I would rather be beaten, and be a man, than to be elected and be a little puppy dog.
I want to be a man who is truthful and who won't let pride get in the way of my ripping myself open to my partner and saying, 'Here I am. This is me.' I feel there's something powerful when a man reaches a point in his life when he can be completely vulnerable.
I'm a free spirit, so if I am with someone it has to be a man who understands that, and not all men do.
It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be a woman manly, or a man womanly.
I'm very proud of being a woman, and as a woman, I don't even like the word 'feminism' because when I hear that word, I associate it with women trying to pretend to be men, and I'm not interested in trying to pretend to be a man. I don't want to embrace manhood; I want to embrace my womanhood.
I'd rather be a kid and play with paper planes, than be a man and play with a woman's heart.
The battle against cancer has made me strong. It's like winning a war! When I was diagnosed, I was told by doctors my kidney, liver and other organs could fail. It was tough. I didn't know if I could save my life. But I was positive, and because of that, the doctor told me that I would be a man who would never have cancer.
No one ceases to be a man, no one forfeits his rights to civilization merely by being more or less uncultured, and since the Filipino is regarded as a fit citizen when he is asked to pay taxes or shed his blood to defend the fatherland, why must this fitness be denied him when the question arises of granting him some right?
The early influences, in many ways, were in Baltimore. I was passing open windows where there might be a radio playing something funky. In the summertime, sometimes there'd be a man sitting on a step, playing an acoustic guitar, playing some kind of folk blues. The seed had been planted.
To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.
Early on, I was so impressed with Charles Dickens. I grew up in the South, in a little village in Arkansas, and the whites in my town were really mean, and rude. Dickens, I could tell, wouldn't be a man who would curse me out and talk to me rudely.
To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.
It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory.
It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.
Now, I think that I should have known that he was magic all along. I did know it - but I should have guessed that it would be too much to ask to grow old with and see our children grow up together. So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.
He is a man, who is to be a man, the fruit is always present in the seed.
I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me. Somewhere there must be a man who could be my husband and not feel inferior.
I too hope in this short reign to be a man of peace.
Pope Benedict XVI
Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man.
If you're losing, just be a man; be a man and lose as a man.
I think that feminists have definitely underestimated the role that women have had historically. I think I would be insecure if I were to be a man; there's so much pressure on you.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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