Ten Quotes Men Should Live By
Since the age of social media is now upon us in full force, people around the globe can connect like never before. Videos, photos and all sorts of information can be shared at the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, some of the advantages of this phenomenon also bring out some truly obnoxious trends. Quoting would be one of them. We all have someone on our timeline who constantly post quotes, whether inspirational or "deep", in an effort to seem more worldly than they possibly are. Quotes, used in the right context, should not get a bad rap due to this type of abuse. We've gathered 10 quotes that men should live by in an effort to add something of substance to your daily surfing.
No.10 Abraham Lincoln
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Lincoln was one of our most exalted presidents and this quote gives you a glimpse into why this is so. The true test of a man's moral character is when he has full power to exercise his will over others. Then, you know what kind of person he really is.
No. 9 Pamela Anderson
The sexiest thing about men is how they are with kids... If they are great with kids they are real men ... selfless, powerful, comforting ... Too bad so many men suck!
Yes, I know I've just caused a couple of eyebrows to raise in confusion by quoting Pamela Anderson of all people. Although, the infamous eye candy does have a point. At a certain age, women can appreciate a man who takes care in the treatment of children or in raising his own. Children are our legacy. It is indeed a good method of measuring a man's character.
No.8 Ayn Rand
Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.
This quote came from the mind of Ayn Rand, a Russian-American novelist and author of Atlas Shrugged. This goes to remind us that the only motivation you need is a solid vision. Every successful idea, venture or business came about by just a simple vision and initiative.
No.7 Richard Bach
Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.
The average human lifespan is 78.7 years according to a 2009 study. With all of those years to live, the learning and growing process is never over.
No.6 Robert Frost
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Much like the previous quote, life is a marathon. Whether you lose out on a job or just had a bad break up with your girlfriend, life is constantly about adapting to your circumstances. Pick yourself up, dust off and keep moving. Life goes on with or without you.
No.5 Sholom Aleichem
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Summing up almost every aspect a person could find themselves in during life, this quote by Sholom Aleichem has deep roots. It's better to find yourself on the positive end of the spectrum.
No.4 Muhammad Ali
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
Arguably one of the greatest athletes in modern history, Ali built his legacy off of stunning wins and epic losses. Here he sheds light on how his memories of defeat became the fuel for his motivation to overcome.
No.3 Thomas Jefferson
Never spend your money before you have earned it.
The debt crisis in America may have been avoided if many of us adhered to this advice. In an age where image is everything, too many people fall victim to debt through the use of credit cards and instant loans before they've accumulated the means to pay it back.
No.2 Erica Jang
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
How many times have you known what the answer to a certain dilemma was, yet you seeked out any and everyone who would tell you what you wanted to hear instead of what you needed to hear? Your gut feeling is usually your most logical. Learn to listen to it.
No.1 Mr. Landis
You can lose lots of money chasing women, but you will NEVER lose women chasing money.
My all-time favorite quote comes from the movie I think I love My Wife starring comedian Chris Rock. Mr. Landis (played by Edward Herrmann) watches the downward spiral of Rock's character on the job and in his personal life as he chases after a seductive woman from his past even though he's married. Rock bombs on an important business deal and his boss lays this tough piece of wisdom on him. It is very true. Beautiful women flock to wealthy, successful men while the guys at the bottom of the pecking order chase after them in vain. It's a vicious cycle. Learn not to fall victim to it.