81 Inspirational Quotes by Great John Wayne

Best and Famous John Wayne Quotes from Movies on Courage, Pilgrim, life, love. John Wayne Quotes from Movies from True Grit, The Shootist, The Cowboys.

“A goal, a love and a dream give you total control over your body and your life.”

― John Wayne

“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”

― John Wayne
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“Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much”

― John Wayne

“A man ought to do what he thinks is right”

― John Wayne

“If you can’t be thankful for what you have, be thankful for what you have escaped.”

― John Wayne

Famous John Wayne Quotes

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Famous John Wayne Quotes
Famous John Wayne Quotes

“When you stop fighting, that’s death.” John Wayne

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Famous Quotes

“All battles are fought by scared men who’d rather be some place else”John Wayne

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Famous Quotes of John Wayne
Famous Quotes of John Wayne

“Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.”John Wayne

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Famous Quotes

“A man deserves a second chance, but keep an eye on him.”John Wayne

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“I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please.”John Wayne

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“A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by.”John Wayne

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John Wayne Famous Quotes

“I’m responsible only for what I say, not what you understand.”John Wayne

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“I won’t be wronged. I won’t be insulted. I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people and I require the same from them.”John Wayne

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“What’s the secret of success? Right decisions. How do you make right decisions? Experience. How do you get experience? Wrong decisions.”John Wayne

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Famous Quotes

“Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”John Wayne

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Famous Quotes of John Wayne

“Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much.”John Wayne

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John Wayne Quotes about Courage

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John Wayne Quotes about Courage
John Wayne Quotes about Courage

“Courage is being scared to death…saddling up anyway.”John Wayne

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“I define manhood simply: men should be tough, fair, and courageous, never petty, never looking for a fight, but never backing down from one either.”John Wayne

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Famous John Wayne Quotes
Famous John Wayne Quotes

“When you stop fighting, that’s death.”John Wayne

John Wayne Quotes about Love

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“The worst part of it has been, I think, the adverse effect on family life. It kills off family conversation. And it’s harder to get your children to read books. I became a confirmed reader when I was growing up in Glendale. I’ve loved reading all my life. Now I’ve got this daughter, Aissa, a very bright young lady — but it is a hard job to get her to read. Television’s just too easy.”John Wayne

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John Wayne Quotes about Love
John Wayne Quotes about Love

“A goal, a love and a dream give you total control over your body and your life.”John Wayne

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“I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please.”John Wayne

Quotes about Life

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John Wayne Quotes about Life

“Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”John Wayne

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“Life is getting up one more time than you’ve been knocked down.”John Wayne

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“You don’t have to fight to be brave. Millions of good, fine, decent folks show more bravery than heavyweight champs just by getting out of bed every morning, going out to do a good day’s work and living the best life they know how against the law of odds.”John Wayne

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“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”John Wayne

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Best John Wayne Quotes

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“All battles are fought by scared men who’d rather be some place else.”John Wayne

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“I’m the stuff men are made of.”John Wayne

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Best John Wayne Quotes
Best John Wayne Quotes

“When you come against trouble, it’s never half as bad if you face up to it.”John Wayne

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“Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.”John Wayne

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“I’m not the sort to back away from a fight. I don’t believe in shrinking from anything. It’s not my speed; I’m a guy who meets adversities head on.”John Wayne

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“All I’m for is the liberty of the individual.”John Wayne

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“I suppose my best attribute, if you want to call it that, is sincerity. I can sell sincerity because that’s the way I am.”John Wayne

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John Wayne Best Quotes

“Never apologize and never explain – it’s a sign of weakness.”John Wayne

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Best Quotes

“You’re short on ears and long on mouth.”John Wayne

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“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.”John Wayne

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“A goal, a love and a dream give you total control over your body and your life.”John Wayne

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“Get off your butt and join the Marines”John Wayne

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“I’d like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people who think the world owes them a living.”John Wayne

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“Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.”John Wayne

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“A man deserves a second chance, but keep an eye on him.”John Wayne

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John Wayne Quotes From Movies

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“Real art is basic emotion. If a scene is handled with simplicity – and I don’t mean simple – it’ll be good, and the public will know it.”John Wayne

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“When you come to see a picture of mine, I want you to know that I’m not going to do anything that will make you uncomfortable. I want you to know that you won’t be disappointed in me.”John Wayne

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“In westerns, you meet a hardy bunch of characters. There is no jealousy on such pictures.”John Wayne

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“Nothing is so discouraging to an actor than to have to work for long hours upon hours in brightly lighted interior sets.”John Wayne

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“Nobody should come to the movies unless he believes in heroes.”John Wayne

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John Wayne Quotes from True Grit

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“Young fella, if you’re looking for trouble I’ll accommodate ya”John Wayne

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“True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done.”John Wayne

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“Well, a gun that’s unloaded and cocked ain’t good for nothing’.” John Wayne

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“Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way.” John Wayne

Quotes from The Cowboys

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“All the screen cowboys behaved like real gentlemen. They didn’t drink, they didn’t smoke. When they knocked the bad guy down, they always stood with their fists up, waiting for the heavy to get back on his feet. I decided I was going to drag the bad guy to his feet and keep hitting him.”John Wayne Quotes about Movies The Cowboys

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“I wouldn’t make it a habit of calling me that son”John Wayne

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“Big mouth don’t make a big man.”John Wayne

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“I’m thirty years older than you are. I had my back broke once, and my hip twice. And on my worst day I could beat the hell out of you.” John Wayne

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“I’m proud of ya… All of ya. Every man wants his children to be better’n he was. You are.”John Wayne

Quotes from The Shootist

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“I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, and I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.” John Wayne Quotes from The Shootist

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“You have a streak of kindness a mile wide.” John Wayne Quotes from The Shootist

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“I’m a dying man, scared of the dark.” John Wayne Quotes from The Shootist

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“Sometimes it isn’t being fast that counts, or even accurate; but willing. Most men will draw a breath or blink an eye before they shoot. I won’t.” John Wayne Quotes from The Shootist

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John Wayne Movies Quotes

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“Out here, due process is a bullet!”John Wayne Quotes from The Green Berets

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“I may sound like a bible beater yelling up a revival at a river crossing camp meeting but that doesn’t change the truth none, there’s right and there’s wrong. You gotta do one or the other. You do the one and you’re living, you do the other and you may be walking around but you’re dead as a beaver hat.”John Wayne Quotes from The Alamo

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“Now you understand. Anything goes wrong, anything at all… your fault, my fault, nobody’s fault… it doesn’t matter… I’m gonna blow your head off. It’s as simple as that.”John Wayne Quotes from Big Jake

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“Don’t say it’s a fine morning or I’ll shoot ya”John Wayne Quotes from McLintock

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“I know those law books mean a lot to you, but not out here. Out here a man settles his own problems.”John Wayne Quotes from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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“Hey, stupid! Where do you think you’re going? Get back there with the herd, you mutton head!”John Wayne Quotes from Westward Ho

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“You can call me Father, you can call me Jacob, you can call me Jake. You can call me a dirty son-of-a-bitch, but if you EVER call me Daddy again, I’ll finish this fight.”John Wayne Quotes from Big Jake

John Wayne Quotes on Himself

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“I never have really become accustomed to the ‘John.’ Nobody ever really calls me John… I’ve always been Duke or Marion or John Wayne. It’s a name that goes well together, and it’s like one word – John Wayne.”John Wayne

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“I was ashamed to admit I was hipped to the idea of acting. That’s why I started in with the props.”John Wayne

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“In my acting, I have to identify with something in the character. The big tough boy on the side of right — that’s me.”John Wayne

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“I’ve always followed my father’s advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble.”John Wayne

More John Wayne Quotes

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“I would like to be remembered, well … the Mexicans have a phrase, “Feo fuerte y formal”. Which means he was ugly, strong and had dignity.” John Wayne

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“I was sure I’d set the world on fire, and it was hard for a young feller like me to realize the truth – that I hadn’t set the world on fire, and I was totally unprepared to handle the consequences if ‘The Big Trail’ had been a success and launched me as a star.”John Wayne

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“If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?’”John Wayne

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“I’d like to know why the well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazing and complaining people who think the world owes them a living.”John Wayne

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“Everybody that I was in school with had an uncle or father in the law, and I started to realize that I was going to end up writing briefs for about ten years for these fellows who I thought I was smarter than. And I was kind of losing my feeling for that.”John Wayne

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“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”John Wayne

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“Government has no wealth, and when a politician promises to give you something for nothing, he must first confiscate that wealth from you — either by direct taxes or by the cruelly indirect tax of inflation.”John Wayne

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“A horse is a horse, it ain’t make a difference what color it is.”John Wayne

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“When the road looks rough ahead, remember the ‘Man upstairs’ and the word Hope. Hang onto both and ‘tough it out’.” John Wayne

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“I’ve had three wives, six children, and six grandchildren and I still don’t understand women.” John Wayne

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“A lot of guys make mistakes, I guess, but every one we make, a whole stack of chips goes with it. We make a mistake, and some guy don’t walk away – forever more, he doesn’t walk away.”John Wayne

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“If a man says, “I’ll call you,” and he doesn’t, he didn’t forget. . . . he didn’t lose your number. . . . he didn’t die. He just didn’t want to call you.”John Wayne

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“I’ve made over 250 pictures and have never shot a guy in the back. Change it.”John Wayne

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“I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, and I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”John Wayne

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“Mister, this is my birthday. Gimme the best in the house.” John Wayne

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“I want to go out in the world again and see the trees and the lakes and the hills and the sky.”John Wayne

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