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Role Models

“Tell me the company you keep, and I’ll tell you who you are.” – Miguel De Cervantes

“Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.” – Mark Twain

“I do not care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.” – Groucho Marx

“My inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and… I exert myself to give in the same measure as I have received.” – Albert Einstein

“It contributes greatly toward a man’s moral and intellectual health, to be brought into…companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

“We are, in truth, more than a half of what we are by imitation.” – Lord Chesterfield

“We love in others what we lack ourselves, and would be everything but what we are.” – R.H. Stoddard

As found in Men’s Health, November 2004

Risk Management

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” – C.S. Lewis

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best, if he wins, knows the thrills of high achievement, and, if he fails, at least fails daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” – Mark Twain

“If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.” – Arthur Koestler

“It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.” – Dolores Ibarrui

“Life is a fatal adventure.  It can only have one end. So why not make it as far-ranging and free as possible?” – Alexander Eliot

As found in Men’s Health, 2005

The Male Animal

“It’s not the men in my life that count; it’s the life in my men.” – Mae West

“All real men are gentle; without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.” – Marlene Dietrich

“Not only is it harder to be a man, it is also harder to become one.” – Arianna Huffington

“Men should be the ones who succeed. It makes me feel comfortable if men are the ones in control.” – Angie Dickinson

“I like to wake up feeling a new man.” – Jean Harlow

“I love waistlines that are not too big, I love legs, and I love hands. I kind of like it all, to be honest with you.” – Ann Curry

“The only thing worse than a man you can’t control is a man you can.” – Margo Kaufman

“I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.” – Rita Rudner

“I have to say that men in general are a good thing.” – Jennifer Anniston

As found in Men’s Health, 2004

Hooking up

“Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes.  There’s too much fraternizing with the enemy.” – Henry Kissinger

“Our courtship was fast and furious – I was fast and she was furious.” – Max Kauffmann

“I wanna die with you Wendy on the streets tonight/In an everlasting kiss.” – Bruce Springsteen

“Love is the delusion that one woman is different from another.” – H.L. Mencken

“The best love affairs are those we never had.” – Norman Lindsay

“A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.” – Woodrow Wyatt

“Lots of women go out with me just to further their careers – damn anthropologists!” – Emo Philips

“It is strange, the stages by which you realize you are too late – you have swallowed the hook.” – John Herman

“Love is a rose but you better not pick it/It only grows when it’s on the vine.” Neil Young

“Men play the game; women know the score.” – Roger Woddis

As found in Men’s Health, 2004

Bravery

“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

“It is our will and not our strength that is being tried.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say.  I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie

“Have the courage to act instead of react.” – Earlene Larson Jenks

“None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.” – Marshal Foch

“Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne

— As found in Men’s Health, June 2005

Technology Quote

“The marvels of modern technology include the development of a soda can which, when discarded, will last forever and a $7,000 car, which, when properly cared for, will rust out in 2 or 3 years.” – Paul Harwitz

— as found in Men’s Health, December 2005

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