Masculine Quotes (3 quotes)
But the Presidence of that mighty Power its particular Agency and Concern therein: and its Purpose and Design will more evidently appear, when I shall have proved That the said Earth, though not indifferently and alike fertil in all parts of it, was yet generally much more fertil than ours is That its Soil was more luxuriant, and teemed forth its Productions in far greater plenty and abundance than the present Earth does That when Man was fallen, and had abandoned his primitive Innocence, the Case was much altered: and a far different Scene of Things presented; that generous Vertue, masculine Bravery, and prudent Circumspection which he was before Master of, now deserting him and a strange imbecility immediately seized and laid hold of him: he became pusillanimous, and was easily ruffled with every little Passion within: supine, and as openly exposed to any Temptation or Assault from without. And now these exuberant Productions of the Earth became a continued Decoy and Snare unto him.
In human beings pure masculinity or femininity is not to be found either in a psychological or biological sense.
Of the many forms of false culture, a premature converse with abstractions is perhaps the most likely to prove fatal to the growth of a masculine vigour of intellect.