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40 The Measure of a Man Quotes about Embodying True Integrity and Compassion

Dayna Remus
Jan 09, 2023
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While pondering the measure of a man themselves, many men may assume that this would imply only strength and brawn. They may, however, be surprised. Read the 40 quotes below to find out more.

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As a society, we have created restraints on all genders and sexes by telling them how they can and can not behave, usually to the detriment of themselves and those around them. Men are expected to be emotionally shut down and macho.

What's sad is that these traits can lead to difficulty in their relationships, making communication and connection difficult. Instead, society might need men who are more obviously compassionate, full of integrity, and in control of their egos. Read the following 40 quotes below to discover the true measure of a man.

Ernie Banks’ quotes: "The measure of a man is in the lives he's touched." | Image: AmoDays

Ernie Banks’ quotes: "The measure of a man is in the lives he's touched." | Image: AmoDays

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The Measure of a Man: Quotes on Kindness and Generosity

"If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives." — Robert South

"The measure of a man is not necessarily his title or his position, but rather how he treats others." — Victor L. Brown

"The measure of a man is in the lives he's touched." — Ernie Banks

Robert South’s quote: "If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives." | Image: AmoDays

Robert South’s quote: "If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives." | Image: AmoDays

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"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him." — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

"The only measure of your worth and your deeds will be the love you leave behind when you're gone." — Fred Small

The Measure of a Man: Challenges and Exhaustion Quotes

"The true measure of a man is how he behaves when death is close." — Alma Katsu

"The measure of a man's character is not determined by how he handles his wins, but how he handles his failures." — Bill Courtney

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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s quote: "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." | Image: AmoDays

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s quote: "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." | Image: AmoDays

"Sure, when you're in the midst of your own suffering, it's easy to convince yourself that you're no good—but we are all tested in this life…The measure of a man is not how much he suffers in the test, but how he comes out at the end."

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— Neal Shusterman

"Really, the measure of a man is when they're tired and exhausted." — George Eads

"The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune." — Peter Nivio Zarlenga

"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.

"My dad always said, 'Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.'" — Joe Biden

The Measure of a Man: Living with Integrity

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 Lord Kelvin’s quote: "The true measure of a man is what he would do if he knew he would never be caught." | Image: AmoDays

Lord Kelvin’s quote: "The true measure of a man is what he would do if he knew he would never be caught." | Image: AmoDays

"The true measure of a man is how he treats you when others are not looking." — Alessandra Torre

"The measure of a man's power is the depth of his mercy." — Christopher Moore

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"The true measure of a man is not his intelligence or how high he rises in this freak establishment. No, the true measure of a man is this: how quickly can he respond to the needs of others and how much of himself he can give." Philip K. Dick

"Circumstances don't make the man; they only reveal him to himself." ― Epictetus

Alessandra Torre’s quote: "The true measure of a man is how he treats you when others are not looking." | Image: AmoDays

Alessandra Torre’s quote: "The true measure of a man is how he treats you when others are not looking." | Image: AmoDays

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"The measure of a man is not necessarily his title or his position, but rather how he treats others." — Victor L. Brown

"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him." — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

"The only measure of your worth and your deeds will be the love you leave behind when you're gone." — Fred Small

The Measure of a Man: Handling Power and the Ego

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 Albert Einstein’s quote: "The true measure of a man is the degree to which he has managed to subjugate his ego." | Image: AmoDays

Albert Einstein’s quote: "The true measure of a man is the degree to which he has managed to subjugate his ego." | Image: AmoDays

"Let us measure ourselves by our Master, and not by our fellow-servants: then pride will be impossible." — Charles Spurgeon

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"The measure of a man is what he does with power." — Plato

"The true measure of a man is the degree to which he has managed to subjugate his ego." — Albert Einstein

More Quotes to Figure Out the Measure of a Man

"Bear in mind that the measure of a man is the worth of the things he cares about." — Marcus Aurelius

"Effort is a measure of a Man." — William James

J. C. Watts’ quote: "The measure of a man is not how great his faith is, but how great his love is. We must not let government programs disconnect our souls from each other."  | Image: AmoDays

J. C. Watts’ quote: "The measure of a man is not how great his faith is, but how great his love is. We must not let government programs disconnect our souls from each other." | Image: AmoDays

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"How a man perceives substance dictates the amount of substance in a man. To know the depth of anyone's true substance, simply measure the weight of what consumes and excites their inner drive." — Suzy Kassem

"The measure of a man comes down to moments, spread out like dots of pain on the canvas of life. Everything you were, everything you'll someday be, resides in the small, seemingly ordinary choices of everyday life…Each decision seems as insignificant as a left turn on an unfamiliar road when you have no destination in mind. But the decisions accumulate until you realize one day that they've made you the man that you are." — Kristin Hannah

"The measure of a man is not how great his faith is, but how great his love is. We must not let government programs disconnect our souls from each other." — J. C. Watts

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"How will I be remembered by my children? This is the true measure of a man." — Brian Herbert

"The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts." — Blaise Pascal

Joe Biden’s quote: "I believe the measure of a man isn't just the road he's traveled; it's the choices he's made along the way." | Image: AmoDays

Joe Biden’s quote: "I believe the measure of a man isn't just the road he's traveled; it's the choices he's made along the way." | Image: AmoDays

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"You are inexperienced. So was I, once. So is every man. The measure of a person is not how much they have lived ...It's in how they make us of what life has shown them." — Brandon Sanderson

"I believe the measure of a man isn't just the road he's traveled; it's the choices he's made along the way." — Joe Biden

"It was a big deal to leave home and my culture and my language. But I believed that in America, I could truly reap what I sowed and that the measure of a man was his ability and determination to succeed. This was the land of boundless opportunity." — Thomas Peterffy

"A man's reaction to his appetites and impulses when they are roused gives the measure of that man's character. In these reactions are revealed the man's power to govern or his forced servility to yield." — David O. McKay

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 Joe Biden’a quote: "I believe the measure of a man isn't just the road he's traveled; it's the choices he's made along the way." | Image: AmoDays

Joe Biden’a quote: "I believe the measure of a man isn't just the road he's traveled; it's the choices he's made along the way." | Image: AmoDays

"The measure of a man's success must be according to his ability. The advancement he makes from the station in which he was born gives the degree of his success." — Walter Besant

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"I have always thought you could take the measure of a man by his sports manners - that is to say, the way in which he conducts himself on the playing field, or even over a game of chess or cards." — Graydon Carter

"The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out." — Thomas B. Macaulay

"A man is free in proportion to the measure of his virtues, and the extent to which he is free determines what his virtues can accomplish." — John Of Salisbury

"The true measure of a man is what he would do if he knew he would never be caught." — Lord Kelvin

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 Alma Katsu’s quote: "The true measure of a man is how he behaves when death is close." | Image: AmoDays

Alma Katsu’s quote: "The true measure of a man is how he behaves when death is close." | Image: AmoDays

Whatever gender or sex you may be, these traits are definitely important, and so we should strive to embody the strength of character every day, although admittedly, this is no easy task.

There are so many temptations surrounding us all the time that we also need to learn how to be compassionate and graceful with ourselves through this process. Take the first step to loving yourself by reading these 125 self-worth quotes.

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