Inspirational Quotes for Men

Man is what he believes. Anton Chekhov

A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others. Confucius

If you perform the sacrifice of doing your duty, you do not have to do anything else. Devoted to duty, man attains perfection. Bhagavad Gita

To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered. Oscar Wilde

You will earn the respect of all men if you begin by earning the respect of yourself. Musonius Rufus

The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses. Edith Sodergran

A wise man becomes free when he is ready to die at any moment. Diogenes

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln

True wealth: Worriless sleeping, clear conscience, reciprocal gratitude, absence of envy, muscle strength, frequent laughs, no meals alone, no gym classes, good digestive functions, no meeting rooms, periodic surprises, foamy coffee, crusty bread, ability to nap, access to a hammock. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming. Søren Kierkegaard

The wiser you get, the less you care to look like a fool. Maxime Lagacé

Always remember: Silence and smile are two very powerful tools. Smiling is the way to solve many problems. Silence is the way to avoid many problems. Paulo Coelho

Happiness isn’t about making more money, but rather freedom. The freedom to say no to things you don’t want to do. The freedom to say no to people you don’t like. The freedom to not feel like you are obligated to say “yes”. Freedom is saying yes when you want to. Shane Parrish

The greater the success, the more it was due to one thing: focus. Shane Parrish

Those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things. François de La Rochefoucauld

We need men who can dream of things that never were. John F. Kennedy

My idea of the modern stoic sage is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into information, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The day you are no longer afraid of standing alone, you become a professional.

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius. Edward Gibbon

You don’t succeed by being perfect. You succeed by doing good work, consistently. Thibaut

The first question a leader should ask is: “How can I make those around me more successful?” John C. Maxwell

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. Plutarch

Riches have shut off many a man from the attainment of wisdom. Seneca

All fortune belongs to him who has a contented mind. The Panchatantra

It is in your hands, to make a better world for all who live in it. Nelson Mandela

It is better, proverbially, to rule your own spirit than to rule a city. Jordan Peterson

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you. Tony Robbins

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. John Wooden

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. Dale Carnegie

Pride is much the same in all men, the only difference is the method and manner of showing it. François de La Rochefoucauld

We just keep swimming and let the tide take care of itself. Warren Buffett

If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself. Fyodor Dostoevsky

One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man’s laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value. Albert Einstein

I like men who have a future and women who have a past. Oscar Wilde

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. Mahatma Gandhi

The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too. Vincent van Gogh

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

A sense of humour is the only divine quality of man. Arthur Schopenhauer

Man serves the interests of no creature except himself. George Orwell

The stronger a man is, the more gentle he can afford to be. Elbert Hubbard

I like criticism. It makes you strong. LeBron James

Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it’s about having a lot of options. Chris Rock

Seek truth over comfort. Anthony Pompliano

Outmaneuver your old self. Jack Butcher

Comfort is the worst addiction.

A big ego leads to a narrow life. Kunal

You have to be yourself to be free.

Make peace with the present moment. Eckhart Tolle

Get wealthy, get healthy, get happy. Naval Ravikant

Man is a genius when he is dreaming. Akira Kurosawa

Smart people all seek self-reliance.

One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Jackson

A man is responsible for his ignorance. Milan Kundera

The mind of man is capable of anything. Joseph Conrad

You can do anything, but not everything. David Allen

Don’t work more. Focus more. Nathan Gotch

It’s only pain that can make you change. Naval Ravikant

Wise people never think they know it all. Thibaut

Mastery is saying no to almost everything. Jack Butcher

Don’t talk about plans. Only show results. Ed Latimore

Believers are in groups. Seekers are alone. Sadhguru

Forget your past. Never forget your dreams. Maxime Lagacé

The price tag of leadership is self-discipline. John C. Maxwell

You are the most valuable asset in your portfolio. Jack Butcher

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. John Wooden

Fools hate to look like fools. Wise men don’t care. Maxime Lagacé

A man is made by his beliefs. As he believes. So he becomes. Bhagavad Gita

Don’t let jerks live rent-free in your head. Sam Altman

Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. George Carlin

I’m teaching my daughter that the sun goes down each night because it’s mad at her. Probably gonna write a book on parenting at some point. Ryan Reynolds

On Fathers Day, my daughter smiled at me. It was all the gift I needed as I packed a bag and left for 6 years to write a book on parenting. Ryan Reynolds

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. Lily Tomlin

Wherever there is a crowd there is untruth. Søren Kierkegaard

He who indulges in empty fears earns himself real fears. Seneca

It is very important in life to know when your cue comes. Søren Kierkegaard

You aren’t nervous about the performance, you’re nervous about the results. James Pierce

When a man is young, he tries to please his parents. When he gets married, he tries to please his spouse. When he becomes a father, he tries to please his children. When he grows old, he tries to please god. One day, he comes to discover that his life has never been his own. Kapil Gupta

After one dies, the happiness game ends. The money game ends. The relationship game ends. The success game ends. The self-improvement game ends. The parenting game ends. The status game ends. The fear of the death game ends. Everything in this life is but a fleeting game. Kapil Gupta

The greater the success, the less it was due to one thing. James Clear

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth. Fyodor Dostoevsky

For one who has conquered his mind, a mind is best of friends, but for one who has failed to do so, a mind is the greatest enemy. Bhagavad Gita

A man without courage is to me the most despicable thing under the sun, a travesty on the whole scheme of creation. Jack London

The men who act without thinking, and the men who both think and act, are the ones who mould the world. The man who thinks and does not act never moulds the world. He may think that he does — but that, too, is only a thought, the thought of a deedless, actionless thinker. Jack London

Create and find meaning. Consume and lose it. Maxime Lagacé

We have been conditioned to feel that we lack something. So we are always trying to add something to ourselves: security, self-esteem, externalized love, material things. Yet as drinking saltwater only makes you more thirsty, none of those things are ever finally enough. Thibaut

Never diminish someone’s dream, no matter how absurd it seems. Thibaut

As you get smarter, you stop taking everything personally, because you realize the world doesn’t revolve around you. 

Nourish yourself with grand and austere ideas of beauty that feed the soul… Seek solitude. Eugène Delacroix

The wise man avoids groups at any and all costs. Kapil Gupta

Silence is the best resolve for him who distrusts himself. François de La Rochefoucauld

Make focusing on the long-term your default mode. Matthew Kobach

Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil. Chinese proverb

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake. Confucius

Maximize your best ideas and minimize your mistakes. Simple yet hard. Shane Parrish

Be forgiving with your past self. Be strict with your present self. Be flexible with your future self. James Clear