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No matter how much you want to become a good guy, there are times when the pressure to be one can feel a little overwhelming. Many men feel tired and overwhelmed each day, especially with the busy lives that many people lead. Lifestyle factors can cause low energy levels, such as sleep patterns, exercise, and diet. Medical conditions, such as low testosterone and sleep apnea, can also cause low energy levels in men Our collection of good guy quotes can serve as the necessary motivation for all such men who wish to mature into excellent men and accomplish their goals. Read these wise words from excellent men to get motivated and inspired to start pursuing your goals and to treat those around you with the respect and love they deserve.


Here are quotes so that you feel motivated

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

- Mark Twain.

. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

- Lao Tzu.

“Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.”

- Ernest Hemingway.

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

- Theodore Roosevelt.

"Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think."

-Dale Carnegie

“I'm a good man, and I'm gonna become a better man.” - Chance The Rapper.

“A good man with a good conscience doesn't walk so fast.” - Georg Buchner.

“It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.” - Sophocles.

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

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

“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.

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."

-Thomas Jefferson

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” - Albert Einstein.

“Life is a prop. Look at life like a giant television set. Everything you see in front of you is a conversation. Everything.” - David Wygant.

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” - Confucius.

“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” - William James.

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” - Rikki Rogers.

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”

- William James

“One of the differences between some successful and unsuccessful people is that one group is full of doers, while the other is full of wishers.”

- Edmond Mbiaka

"A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit."

-Arnold Glasow

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.

-Lucille Ball

"You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind. To begin, begin."

-Gordon B. Hinckley

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

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”

- Dalai Lama

“Opportunities don't happen, you create them.”

- Chris Grosser

“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”

-Zig Ziglar

“Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.

-Pablo Picasso

“Don't settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had.”

-Angela Bassett

“Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.”

-Isabel Allende

“Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark. Aim for the company of immortals.”

-David Ogilvy

“Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.”

— Gary Vaynerchuk

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

- George Eliot

“Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality”

- Les Brown

“If you’re not positive energy, you’re negative energy.

- Mark Cuban

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”

-Stephen R. Covey

“Every good man progressively becomes God. To become God, to be man, and to educate oneself, are expressions that are synonymous.” - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel.

“Trying to learn to be a good man is like learning to play tennis against a wall. You are only a good man - a competent, capable, interesting and lovable man - when you're doing it for, or with, other people.” - A. A. Gill.

“The care of a wise and good man for his only son is inferior to the regard of the great Parent of the universe for his creatures.” - John Woolman.

“A good man, though he will value his own countrymen, yet will think as highly of the worthy men of every nation under the sun.” - Samuel Richardson.

“A good man will find that there is goodness in the world; an honest man will find that there is honesty in the world; and a man of principle will find principle and integrity in the hearts of others.” - Albert Pike.

“To a good man, God gives not only wisdom and knowledge, but joy.” - Matthew Henry.

“Just because you are a nice guy, doesn't mean you are a good man.” - Zyanya Torres.

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”

- Michael Jordan

“Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilisation work.”

- Vince Lombardi

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”

- Andrew Carnegie

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

- Henry Ford

“Nice guys may appear to finish last, but usually they are running a different race.” - Ken Blanchard.

“A good man will want you to shine. He wants you to be your amazing self. A good man loves to show off his happy, intelligent, amazing, powerful woman.” - Anastasia Netri.

“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.

. “The good news is that you can live that good life. The good life is the happy life. To live this good life, be happy! A truly happy man is a good man.” - Ogwo David Emenike, ‘Happiness Recipe: Eat And Stay Happy’. .

"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.

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. “

- Alexander Graham Bell

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

-Jim Rohn

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”

- Thomas Jefferson

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” -Paulo Coelho

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” - Thomas Edison

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

- Tony Robbins

“The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.” - Thomas Carlyle.

“The times are never so bad but that a good man can make shift to live in them.” - Thomas More.

. “It is the property of a great and good mind to covet, not the fruit of good deeds, but good deeds themselves, and to seek for a good man even after having met with bad men.” - Seneca the Younger.

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill.

“If you can't yet do great things, do small things in a great way.”

-Napoleon Hill

“If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.”

-Jim Rohn

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.”

-Stephen Covey

“Do not wait for the perfect time and place to enter, for you are already onstage.”


“The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.”


“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.” - Dale Carnegie. “The man who is deserving the name is the one whose thoughts and exertions are for others rather than for himself.” - Walter Scott.

"The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same."

— Colin R. Davis

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.”

- Henry David Thoreau

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”

—Dale Carnegie

"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."

—Calvin Coolidge

“Fear of what other people will think is the single most paralyzing dynamic in business and in life. The best moment of my life was the day I realized that I no longer give a damn what anybody thinks. That’s enormously liberating and freeing, and it’s the only way to live your life and do your business”

-Cindy Gallop

“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”

-Arthur C. Clarke

"Worry is a misuse of imagination."


“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”

-Maya Angelou

"I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now."

-Edna Mode

"A year from now you will wish you had started today."


"The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel."

-Steve Furtick

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”

-Carl Sagan

“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.”

-Mister Rogers

“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.”

-John Wooden

“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.” - John F. Kennedy.

"Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth." - Chuck Norris.

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

“I had an enormous responsibility not just to survive but to become a good man because I had all of my family's hopes on my shoulders because they walked around outside without the shield that I carried knowing I hadn't done anything.” - Nick Yarris.

“It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risks everything.” - Plutarch.

"We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are."

-Max de Pree

. “Excellence or virtue in a man will be the disposition which renders him a good man and also which will cause him to perform his function well.” - Aristotle.

“I think with you, that nothing is of more importance for the public weal, than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtue. Wise and good men are, in my opinion, the strength of the state; more so than riches or arms.” - Benjamin Franklin.

“No one is perfect. Everybody does stupid things.”

-Rafael Nadal

“There is nothing wrong with being afraid – but there is nothing more wrong than allowing that to be your master.” - Bobby Darin. . “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” - Hermann Hesse.

I learned during all my career to enjoy suffering.

-Rafael Nadal

“Your love shines in my heart as the sun that shines upon the earth.” - Eleanor Di Guillo.

“Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” - Rosemonde Gerard.

“If I had to choose between breathing and loving you, I would use my last breath to tell you I love you.” - DeAnna Anderson.

"The glory is being happy. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying to be a better player than before"

-Rafael Nadal

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been given a no. Only to find that a better, brighter, bigger yes was right around the corner.”

- Arlan Hamilton

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”

- Ariana Huffington

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

- Henry Ford

“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”

- Wayne Dyer

“Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.” - Elaine Davis.

“Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.” - Roger de Bussy-Rabutin.

“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” - Paulo Coelho.

“I love you as one loves certain dark things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.” - Pablo Neruda.

"My parents are my backbone. Still are. They're the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40."

-Kobe Bryant

"I never needed any external forces to motivate me."

-Kobe Bryant

"Pain doesn’t tell you when you ought to stop. Pain is the little voice in your head that tries to hold you back because it knows if you continue you will change.

-Kobe Bryant

“To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.” - T. Tolis.

“Everyday I discover that I love you even more, and in this infinite universe, I will love you till the ends.” - Alicia N Green.

"The real power of a man is in the size of the smile of the woman sitting next to him."

- Unknown

"The mark of a real man, is a man who can allow himself to fall deeply in love with a woman." - C. JoyBell C.

"You're just too busy comparing yourself to others to see. Those comparisons aren't the only measure. Don't say it's all pointless. You've worked hard and made yourself better. That's what you got in return. So don't put yourself down like this."

-Kaizaki Arata

“Let the quality man you’ve been created to be out; the world is world incomplete without him.” - Eric M. Watterson.

“A good man can never be the enemy of someone; if he did, he ain't a good man!” - Mehmet Murat İldan.

"The game of life is to come up a winner, to be a success, and to achieve what you set out to do."

-Richard Nixon

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

"The achievements of an organisation are the results of the combined effort of each individual."

-Vince Lombardi

“Someone will declare, “I am the leader!” and expect everyone to get in line and follow him or her to the gates of heaven or hell. My experience is that it doesn’t happen that way. Others follow you based on the quality of your actions rather than the magnitude of your declarations.”

-Bill Walsh

“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.”

-Ruth Gordo

“Relentlessly prune bullshit, don't wait to do things that matter, and savor the time you have. That's what you do when life is short.”

-Paul Graham

"More is lost by indecision than wrong decision.”

-Marcus Tullius Cicero

"If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever." --Thomas Aquinas

"You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches."

-Dita Von Teese

“Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.”

-Cormac McCarthy

“The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.” - John Dewey.

"A good man will want you to shine. He wants you to be your amazing self. A good man loves to show off his happy, intelligent, amazing, powerful woman." - Anastasia Netri.

"Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith."

-Henry Ward Beecher

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.” - Abraham Lincoln.

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes."

-Benjamin Disraeli

“A good man and a wise man may at times be angry with the world, at times grieved for it; but be sure no man was ever discontented with the world who did his duty in it.” - Robert Southey.

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

“A man needs self-acceptance or he can’t live with himself; he needs self-criticism or others can’t live with him.” - James Pike.

“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’.

“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.

“Today there are opportunities that no one knows if they will come around in the future.”


“Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable.


“Winning–that's the most important thing to me, it's as simple as that.”


"To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will."

-Sugar Ray Robinson

"We cannot spend our lives obsessed with what other people think about us. It's impossible to live like that. Not even God managed to please the entire world."


“Talent isn’t everything. You can have it from the cradle, but it is necessary to learn the trade to be the best.”


“Talent without working hard is nothing.”


“If you don’t believe you are the best, then you will never achieve all that you are capable of.”


“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”

- Thomas Paine

“Real men stay faithful. They don't have time to look for other women because they're too busy looking for new ways to love their own.” - John F. Kennedy.

“A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.” - Frank Abagnale.

“It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.”

- Sophocles

“Being a ‘good man’ is something you do, not something you are.” — Luvvie Ajayi "I'm a good man, and I'm gonna become a better man."

- Chance the Rapper

“It is not what he has, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.”

- Henri-Frederic Amiel

“My Father taught me how to be a man – and not by instilling in me a sense of machismo or an agenda of dominance. He taught me that a real man doesn’t take, he gives; he doesn’t use force, he uses logic; doesn’t play the role of trouble-maker, but rather, trouble-shooter.” - Kevin Smith.

“A real man is one who fears the death of his heart, not of his body.” - Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya.

“There are lots of real men out there - men who could fall in love with you at the drop of a hat.” - Nicholas Sparks.

“Real men are real friends, showing their real commitment.” - KRS-One.

“If unwilling to rise in the morning, say to thyself, ‘I awake to do the work of a man.’” - Marcus Aurelius.

"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual."

-Henry David Thoreau

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

"I create my own path. It was straight and narrow. I looked at it this way: you were either in my way or out of it."

-Kobe Bryant

"When I have the chance to guard Michael Jordan, I want to guard him. I want him. It’s the ultimate challenge."

-Kobe Bryant

"A lot of people say they want to be great, but they’re not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve greatness."

-Kobe Bryant

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” - Marcus Aurelius.

“A good man does not spy around for the black spots in others, but presses unswervingly on towards his mark.” - Marcus Aurelius. “Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.” - Marcus Aurelius.

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” - Carol Burnett.

. “Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt.

“Follow your dream… If you stumble, don’t stop and lose sight of your goal, press on to the top. For only on top can we see the whole view.” - Amanda Bradley

“A young man who isn't a socialist hasn't got a heart; an old man who is a socialist hasn't got a head.” - David Lloyd George.

"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper."

-W.B. Yeats

“A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.” - Steven Brust.

“You fight, you try your best, but if you lose, you don’t have to break five racquets and smash up the locker room. You can do those things, but when you’ve finished, nothing has changed. You’ve still lost. If something positive came from that, I probably would do it. But I see only negativity.”

-Rafael Nadal

“However great your dedication, you never win anything on your own.”

-Rafael Nadal

“The thing, when you are down two sets to love, is to stay calm, even though it’s hard.”

-Rafael Nadal

“The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the older man who will not laugh is a fool.” - George Santayana.

"Risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing."

-Leo Buscaglia

"Dedication makes dreams come true."

-Kobe Bryant

23. "A real man never stops trying to show a girl how much she means to him, even after he's got her."


“So, being a good man is not an exam or a qualification, it changes, and it incorporates being a good friend, a good father, a good employee, a good boss, a good neighbor, and a good citizen.”

- A.A. Gill

“We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.”

-William James

“The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.”

- John Dewey

"The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real."

-Kobe Bryant

“As a young man, you don't notice at all that you were, after all, badly affected. For years afterwards, at least ten years, I kept getting these dreams, in which I had to crawl through ruined houses, along passages I could hardly get through.” - Otto Dix

“Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilized folk to despise war.” - Allan Massie.

"Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success."

-Kobe Bryant

“It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risks everything.”


“I think a gentleman is someone who holds the comfort of other people above their own. The instinct to do that is inside every good man, I believe. The rules about opening doors and buying dinner and all of that other ‘gentleman’ stuff is a chess game, especially these days.”

-Anna Kendrick


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