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Men

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Remember those black-and-white films with Frank Sinatra? Those guys looked like men and they were only 27! Listen to Otis Redding singing ‘Try A Little Tenderness’. That was a man who understood what a man has to know in the world. Show me a real man now! Where are they?  Chrissie Hynde

Christine Ellen “Chrissie” Hynde (born September 7, 1951) is an American musician who is best known as a founding member of the rock band The Pretenders.  Inspired by hippie counter-culture, Hynde worked in London with Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood at their punk-themed clothing store, SEX. In 1978, she formed her own band, The Pretenders, with Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott and Martin Chambers. As singer, songwriter and guitarist, she has been the only constant member of the band throughout its history. She has also released a number of hits with other musicians including Frank Sinatra and UB40. Hynde and The Pretenders were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Repair

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It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.   Frederick Douglass   (February 1818 – February 20, 1895)  was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman.  After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders’ arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Many Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave.

Various sites about his life including this one from the History Channel.

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A tinted version of a picture of Fredrick Douglas

 

 

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Ought

The best men know that they are very far from what they ought to be; and the very worst think that, if they were a very little better, they should be as good as they need be. James Anthony Froude

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Effect

I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me” Duke of Wellington, in reference to his own army.

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Reveal

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think is laughable.- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Again a person who I knew nothing about but truly enjoyed the quote. Here again is a very little research. German poet, playwright, lawyer, novelist, conducted mineralogical studies and lectured about human anatomy is best known for his two-part poetic drama Faust, (1808-1832) which he started around the age of twenty three and didn’t finish till shortly before his death sixty years later. He is considered one of the greatest contributors of the German Romantic period.