Sunday, 25 May 2014

INSIGHT, APHORISM & MAXIM: The Qualities of Manhood

In Warner Brothers’ 1973 production The Train Robbers, John Wayne’s patriarchal character, Lane, outlines the qualities of manhood to the much younger Ben, played by Bobby Vinton.  John Wayne tells the young man that when you’re a man….

You’re gonna find yourself standing your ground and fighting when
you oughta run, speaking out when you oughta keep your mouth shut,
doing things that will seem wrong to a lot of people, but you’ll do them
all the same…You’re gonna spend the rest of your life getting’ up one
more time when you’re knocked down…

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