73 Motivational, Inspirational and Encouraging Quotes for Men

Men often conceal their emotions so it’s important to acknowledge their vulnerability.

Every individual, regardless of gender, requires a daily dose of inspiration to persevere.

We all seek solace and uplifting words during trying times. This article presents a collection of empowering quotes for men, serving as a source of encouragement for friends, husbands, or colleagues.

These quotes originate from accomplished men who, like anyone else, have endured sorrow, setbacks and letdowns, yet opted for resilience and fortitude.


Let these motivational quotes and sayings ignite a fire within men’s hearts.

So, if you find yourself adrift, read on to glean wisdom from these remarkable gentlemen.

Motivational Quotes for Men


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


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

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

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

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. ~ Sallust.

People become intelligent despite what they learn in school, not because of it. ~ James Pierce.

Make peace with the present moment. ~ Eckhart Tolle.

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. ~ Samuel Jackson.

Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination. ~ Tommy Lasorda.

Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back. ~ Marcus Aurelius.


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

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

Inspirational Quotes for Men

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

Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. ~ Bruce Lee.


To have doubted one’s own first principles is the mark of a civilized man. ~ Oliver W. Holmes Jr.

A man is responsible for his ignorance. ~ Milan Kundera.

You should think in such a way that everybody could look into your soul and see what is transpiring there. ~ Seneca.

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. ~ David Brinkley.


You can do anything, but not everything. ~ David Allen.

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

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

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, The Godfather.

Encouraging Quotes for Men

Inner emptiness is not a void to be filled with comforts; it is a window to be looked through. ~ Alan Watts.


You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. ~ James Froude.

I’m a good man, and I’m gonna become a better man. ~ Chance The Rapper.

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

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. ~ Thomas Paine.

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


You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it himself. ~ Galileo Galilei.

The crucial thing is to find a truth which is truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die. ~ Søren Kierkegaard.

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. ~ Plutarch.

Wherever there is a crowd there is untruth. ~ Søren Kierkegaard.

Good Man Quotes

It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune. ~ Sophocles.


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

The man who is deserving the name is the one whose thoughts and exertions are for others rather than for himself. ~ Walter Scott.

Man is what he believes. ~ Anton Chekhov.

Live your life in such a way that you neither hide nor have a wish to display your life to people. ~ Leo Tolstoy.

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

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


Outmaneuver your old self. ~ Jack Butcher.

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

The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones. ~ Brandon Sanderson.

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

Motivational Words for Men

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. ~ Franklin Jones.


The heart of a good man is the sanctuary of God in this world. ~ Suzanne Curchod.

Progress is made in solitude; profit is made in public. ~ Sven Schnieders.

The greatest of the arts is the conquering of men. ~ Jack London.

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

What you aim at determines what you see. ~ Jordan Peterson.

Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated. ~ Ernest Hemingway.


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

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

Man is a genius when he is dreaming. ~ Akira Kurosawa.

Know you not that a good man does nothing for appearance sake, but for the sake of having done right? ~ Epictetus.

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Inspiring Quotes for Men

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


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

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 man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. ~ Confucius.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. ~ Francis Bacon.

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.

One man with courage makes a majority. ~ Andrew Jackson.


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

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

A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be. ~ Steven Brust.

To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe. ~ Anatole France.


Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. ~ Bruce Lee.

The mind of man is capable of anything. ~ Joseph Conrad.

Wise people never think they know it all. ~ Thibaut.

So these were the 73 encouraging quotes for Men.

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