Thomas Paine

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

7 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Smiles in trouble? Now that causes me to smile.

Barbara said...

Yeah, I was hoping to get some comments on this. Its not my definition of a man! I think integrity, authenticity and KINDESS make a man. That may not be a popular way to look at it, but that's what I like about all the men that I admire (including this dude named Bob who's in Kansas!)

Kansas Bob said...

Agree with your perspective Barbara. Especially authenticity which I find to be a rarity in men.

Signed,
Bob who was in Kansas but now lives in Missouri :)

Barbara said...

Missorui, Kansas - what's the difference!




(just kidding, trying to sound like a snobby Californian who categorizes every state that doesn't have an ocean as the same)

Kansas Bob said...

I would enjoy living at Charlie Harper's place in Malibu but I do have a view of the Missouri River from my loft. :)

R. Jacob said...

I think one must consider the times he lived in when he made that quote.

That is a tall order for must men to achieve, I am working on it.

Barbara said...

RJ, I agree, very tall order. I thought it was interesting and am glad you added your thoughts here :)