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Aug 26, 2014

Famous Quotes: The Courage We Desire – Thomas Carlyle

I love this quote by Thomas Carlyle on the topic of courage and manful living. Carlyle was a satirist and writer during the Victorian era, a time when the long-standing system of religiosity, birth-right reign, and other social orders were being challenged. Share and be inspired! (Click for the full version) ...

Aug 11, 2014

Vim, Vigor, and Vitality!

When I was just a boy I distinctly remember having a conversation with one of my uncles that went something like this: Me: “Why is your belly so big?” I said pointing out his beer gut, though I didn’t know that was what it was at the time. ...

Aug 7, 2014

Stop Blaming Feminism

“Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There’s just too much fraternizing with the enemy.” – Henry Kissinger, U.S. Secretary of State As I have spent a good deal of time over the last year with Wolf & Iron, I have noticed a disturbing trend in the manosphere (websites ...

Aug 1, 2014

What Does it Mean to Be a Man?

NPR has special series called Men in America (#menpr) that has done a pretty good job of generating discussion around manliness in the modern era, but has fallen short of providing any concrete definition of what a “man” actually is. I understand that generating conversation is far more important to ...

Jul 28, 2014

Famous Quote Poster: James A. Garfield – I mean to make myself a man

President James A. Garfield was a manly man and an outstanding thinker. He has some great quotes. Here is one every man should appreciate and a few more can be found here. Great quote by President Garfield. (click for full-sized version)

Jul 18, 2014

Esse Quam Videri

I applaud my state for choosing such a manly motto, for it has its origins in virtues. The phrase is taken from Cicero’s essay “On Friendship." Esse Quam Videri - here is what it means and how to apply it.

Jul 9, 2014

In What Area of Your Life Do You Need More Patience?

For years people have speculated, and recent studies seem to give credence to, those with impatience and anger problems tend to have high blood pressure. Whether or not our lack of patience is affecting us in obvious physical ways, it is still a manly virtue. Patience is defined: ...

Jul 3, 2014

U.S. Navy SEAL Code

I just started reading Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell, wanting to pay respect to the book and the men who gave their lives before I see the movie. I am just on the first chapter and already I am so impressed by the patriotism of these men and ...

Jun 25, 2014

Learn Something About Yourself

I have found that I am learning something about myself that wasn’t as in-my-face obvious when working out on my own. This is because I was able to get involved with a fitness group called F3. This week, I discuss how sometimes you are best able to learn something about yourself when you are not at all alone.

Jun 11, 2014

Father’s Day: The Importance of Fathers

“The widespread observance of this occasion (Father’s Day) is calculated to establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and also to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations.” – Calvin Coolidge, 30th US President, 1872–1933 Each year we celebrate fathers. We grill out, get him a tie ...

Jun 5, 2014

Fireside Topic: What is one thing you most want to change about yourself (physical or character)?

If we are honest, there are many things we would like to change about ourselves; our quick tempers, our weight, our lack of muscle mass, our poor self-control, our intellect, our boldness, our hairline…you get the idea. However, keeping a random list of our perceived flaws can make actually changing any of them difficult, since ...

May 21, 2014

Fireside Topic: What areas in your life do you need more self-control?

“Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.” – Seneca, Roman Stoic Philosopher, 4 BC-65 AD Temptation is all the greater in the modern age of ultra-convenience. Practicing “all things in moderation” is made more difficult because there are simply more “all things” than there ever has ...
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