Inspirational quotes for men

100 Inspirational Quotes For Men- For Success, Strength & Courage

Men tend to pretend they are strong but the truth is they are not strong as they pretend to be, they go through a lot of challenges. Men need to be provided with wise motivational words to help them along this journey of life with obstacles. If you are a Marine Corp or an inspiring one, be sure to also check out marine quotes, motivational quotes for soldiers on the site.

Motivate and help yourself to find strength with our list of 100 inspirational quotes for men to keep you going and striving for more. As Military man you may read on military quotes to stay encouraged. Also read on encouraging bible verses for men.  and black men quotes to stay uplifted and motivated. 

Inspirational Quotes For Black Men

Black men are often discouraged that they cannot make it far in life. Use these motivational Inspiring quotes for men to push you towards success.

  1. “Dear Young Black Males, Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are. Always believe in yourself, even if nobody else does. Strive to be self-motivated!”― Stephanie Lahart
  2. “I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.” – James Baldwin
  3. “Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such method is love.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  4. “The only justification for ever looking down on somebody is to pick them up.” – Jesse Jackson
  5. “I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.” – Langston Hughes
  6. “The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself-the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us-that’s where it’s at.” – Jesse Owens
  7. “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington
  8. “There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time.”Malcolm X
  9. “The African-American experience is one of the most important threads in the American tapestry.” – Bill Frist
  10. “We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice.” – Carter Woodson
  11. “Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.” – Carol Moseley-Braun
  12. “When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” – George Washington Carver
  13. “Black people cannot and will not become integrated into American society on any terms but those of self-determination and autonomy.” – Gerda Lerner
  14. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”– Unknown
  15. “Whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free . . . your true self comes out.” – Tina Turner
  16. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman
  17. “Have a vision. Be demanding.”– Colin Powell
  18. “In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”– Michael Jackson
  19. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lena Horne
  20. “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations. If you adopt their attitudes, then the possibility won’t exist because you’ll have already shut it out…You can hear other people’s wisdom, but you’ve got to re-evaluate the world for yourself.” – Mae Jemison

Inspirational Quotes For Men’s Day

Celebrating men and their achievements, all the good work they have been doing? Take a look at our list of inspirational quotes for men to use on men’s day.

  1. “To Be a Real Man Means to Know How to Face Your Mistakes, How to Forgive, Learn to Love, and Try to Help Everyone Who Needs You, Happy International Men’s Day.”– Unknown
  2. “Thanks to the Strength, Support, and Love You Constantly Shower on Us. Happy International Men’s Day!– Anonymous
  3. “Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth. Happy International Men’s Day.”– Chuck Norris
  4. “A real man does not care about what others think about him, he just does what he has to for the good of his family. Happy Men’s Day”— Rabindranath Tagore
  5. “I can’t really fathom life without you. Thank you for making me the person I am today. Here’s wishing the most important man in my life a very Happy men’s Day.”— Chuck Norris.
  6. “A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality.”— US President John F. Kennedy
  7. “Being male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of age. But being a gentleman is a matter of choice.”— Vin Diesel
  8. “The difference between a great man and a little man is their commitment to integrity and hard work.”— Shiv Khera
  9. “A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.”— Sallust
  10. “The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”— Thomas Paine
  11. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”— Albert Einstein
  12. “It’s a chivalrous activity when a man chances his life to spare the lives of other individuals. Cheerful Men’s Day.”– Unknown
  13. “A dad sustains a tyke to enable him to begin his life all the more vitally, he causes him turn into a ‘MAN’. Happy International Men’s Day!”.– Unknown
  14. “Thank you for keeping my faith in good men intact! You deserve nothing but the best. Happy International Men’s Day.”– Anonymous — Douglas Wilson
  15. “There is nothing noble being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” — Winston Churchill
  16. “Appreciation for being the best man, i could ever ask for Happy International Men’s Day.” — Theodore Roosevelt
  17. “Men are a beautiful creation of God, but they are not perfect, so, normally, they have several errors. Happy International Men’s Day!”– Unknown
  18. “No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child. Happy International Men’s Day.”– Anonymous
  19. “Great Men are not born great, they grow great…”– Unknown
  20. “You made me realize my own worth by adding values to my dreams and aspirations. I couldn’t have asked for more. I thank God for making you a part of my life. A very Happy Men’s Day to the force that relentlessly nourishes me with goodness.”– Anonymous
  21. “I succeeded in my life because I had you behind me. You showed confidence in my abilities and it is you who have made my success possible. Though I can thank you until my last breath, here’s taking a lovely opportunity to thank you on International Men’s Day.”– Unknown
  22. “The best Father to my two beautiful kids. Happy international men’s day, stay strong as the man you are– Unknown

Inspirational Tattoo Quotes For Men

Are you planning on getting a tattoo? Check out these motivational, meaningful wise words you can choose from when getting a tattoo.

  1. “THAT, WHICH DOES NOT KILL ME, MAKES ME STRONGER.”
  2. “LOVE CANNOT SAVE YOU FROM YOUR OWN FARE.”
  3. “BLOOD MAKES YOU RELATED, LOYALTY MAKES YOU FAMILY.”– Unknown
  4. “RISE AND RISE AGAIN UNTIL LAMBS BECOME LIONS.”– Anonymous
  5. “PAIN IS TEMPORARY, PRIDE IS FOREVER.”
  6. “LOVE IS WORTH ONLY A MOTHER.”
  7. “ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME.”– JAY.M
  8. “DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT, RAGE, RAGE AGAINST THE DYING OF THE LIGHT.”
  9. “DREAM AS IF YOU’LL LIVE FOREVER.”
  10. “EVERY SAINT HAS A PAST. EVERY SINNER HAS A FUTURE.”
  11. “WHEN IT LOOKS IMPOSSIBLE AND YOU ARE READY TO QUIT, VICTORY IS NEAR.”
  12. “IT IS NOT LENGTH OF LIFE, BUT DEPTH OF LIFE.”
  13. ”MEN ARE LIKE ROSES; WATCH OUT FOR ALL THE PRICKS.”
  14. “REASON AND LOVE ARE SWORN ENEMIES.”– A.A Sworf
  15. “I WILL MAKE BETTER MISTAKES TOMORROW.”
  16. “GO WEST YOUNG MAN, YOUR FUTURE IS UNTOLD.”
  17. “FOR EVERY DARK NIGHT, THERE’S A BRIGHTER DAY.”
  18. “I AM THE MASTER OF MY FATE. I AM THE CAPTAIN OF MY SOUL.”-Anonymous
  19. “DON’T EVER LET YOUR MIND STOP YOU FROM HAVING A GOOD TIME.”

Inspirational Quotes For Men With Depression

Feeling a bit down, stressful workload, problems at home? We want you to know that you are not alone. Our list of inspirational quotes for men is here to uplift your spirit.

  1. “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” —Richard L. Evans
  2. “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” —John Green
  3. “You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.”—David Mitchell
  4. “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”—Jacques Prevert
  5. “In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” —Albert Camus
  6. “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”– Lee Iacocca
  7. “Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” -Jean de La Fontaine
  8. “Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.” —Norman Vincent Peale
  9. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” —Helen Keller
  10. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” —Matt Lucas
  11. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” —Thich Nhat Hanh
  12. “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” —Madeleine L’Engle, A Ringless End of Light
  13. “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” —Grenville Kleiser
  14. “Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” —Leonard Cohen
  15. “Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” —James R. Cook
  16. “Giving up should not be an option, Fight till the end.”– Unknown 
  17. “It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.” —Isaac Asimov
  18. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” —Robert Schuller
  19. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” —St. Francis of Assisi
  20. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” —Mark Twain
  21. “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can change his life by changing his attitude of mind.” —William James

Inspirational Quotes For Gay Men

Are you feeling judged by your sexuality or being called all sort of names?. Here are some of the motivational words about that being gay is not a problem. Take courage!

  1. “Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.”–Jason Collins
  2. “When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.”–Barack Obama
  3. “The only queer people are those who don’t love anybody.”–Rita Mae Brown
  4. “This world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another.”–Ellen Page
  5. “Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?”–Author Ernest J. Gaines
  6. “I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You’re not scared. You’re an asshole.”–Morgan Freeman
  7. “I believe that no one should ever have to choose between a career we love and living our lives with authenticity and integrity”– Selisse Berry
  8. “It takes some intelligence and insight to figure out you’re gay and then a tremendous amount of balls to live it and live it proudly.”–Jason Bateman
  9. “Every gay and lesbian person who has been lucky enough to survive the turmoil of growing up is a survivor. Survivors always have an obligation to those who will face the same challenges.”– Bob Paris
  10. “I’m living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay.”–Portia DeRossi
  11. “I think being gay is a blessing, and it’s something I am thankful for every single day.”–Anderson Cooper
  12. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”–Harvey Fierstein
  13. “The beauty of standing up for your rights is others see you standing and stand up as well.”–Advice columnist Cassandra Duffy
  14. “I’ve been embraced by a new community. That’s what happens when youre finally honest about who you are; you find others like you.”–Chaz Bono
  15. “Somebody, your father or mine, should have told us that not many people have ever died of love. But multitudes have perished, and are perishing every hour–and in the oddest places!–for the lack of it.”–Author James Baldwin
  16. “We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.”–George Takei
  17. “Gay, straight, bi, whatever – it doesn’t matter. Love is love.”– Amber Liu
  18. “It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, gay, straight, come from different countries, different language… every single person is significant and is meaningful.”– Michael Frank

We so hope these inspirational quotes for men were of great aid to boost your self esteem and going after what you want. Remember to be always glued to our website for more best encouraging words to keep you going and to be able to overcome barriers.

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