65 John Wayne Quotes On Success In Life

Marion Robert Morrison has known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke was an American actor and filmmaker who became a popular icon through his starring roles in Western films. His career spanned from the silent era of the 1920s, through the Golden Age of Hollywood and eventually American New Wave, appearing in a total of 179 film and television productions. He was among the top box office draws for three decades, and appeared with many other important Hollywood stars of his era. These John Wayne quotes will motivate you.

Best John Wayne Quotes

  1. “Very few of the so-called liberals are open-minded…. They shout you down and won’t let you speak if you disagree with them.” ~ John Wayne
  2. “Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.” ~ John Wayne , John Wayne quotes about life
  3. “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
  4. “The reason there are so many stupid people is because it’s illegal to kill them.” ~ John Wayne
  5. “Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I’m not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be.” ~ John Wayne
  6. TRUE Courage is when you are scared to death and STILL saddle up and ride in!” ~ John Wayne

  7. “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
  8. “A friend of mine told me to shoot first and ask questions later. I was going to ask him why, but I had to shoot him.” ~ John Wayne
  9. “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
  10. “When the road looks rough ahead, remember the ‘Man upstairs’
    and the word HOPE.
    Hang onto both and ‘tough it out’.” ~ John Wayne
  11. “All battles are fought by scared men who’d rather be some place else.” ~ John Wayne

  12. “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
  13. “I have found a certain type calls himself a Liberal…Now I always thought I was a Liberal. I came up terribly surprised one time when I found out that I was a Right-Wing Conservative Extremist, when I listened to everybody’s point of view that I ever met, and then decided how I should feel. But this so-called new Liberal group, Jesus, they never listen to your point of view.” ~ John Wayne
  14. “True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done.” ~ John Wayne
  15. “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.” ~ John Wayne
  16. “Slap some bacon on a biscuit and let’s go! We’re burnin’ daylight!” ~ John Wayne

  17. “I believe in white supremacy, until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people … I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from [the Native Americans] … Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.” ~ John Wayne
  18. “You’re going to think I’m being corny, but this is how I really feel: I hope my family and my friends will be able to say that I was an honest, kind and fairly decent man.” ~ John Wayne
  19. Life is tough pilgrim, it is even tougher if you’re stupid” ~ John Wayne

  20. “Male menopause is a lot more fun than female menopause. With female menopause you gain weight and get hot flashes. Male menopause ? you get to date young girls and drive motorcycles.” ~ John Wayne
  21. “I didn’t vote for him, but he’s my President, and I hope he does a good job.” ~ John Wayne
  22. “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
  23. “My hope and prayer is that everyone know and love our country for what she really is and what she stands for.” ~ John Wayne
  24. “If you can’t be thankful for what you have, be thankful for what you have escaped.” ~ John Wayne

  25. “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
  26. “Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.” ~ John Wayne , John Wayne quotes on courage
  27. “Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.” ~ John Wayne
  28. “A man deserves a second chance, but keep an eye on him.” ~ John Wayne
  29. “A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job.” ~ John Wayne
  30. “You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman.” ~ John Wayne
  31. “You’re short on ears and long on mouth.” ~ John Wayne

  32. “I’ve had three wives, six children and six grandchildren and I still don’t understand women” ~ John Wayne
  33. “Give the American people a good cause, and there’s nothing they can’t lick.” ~ John Wayne
  34. “When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it.” ~ John Wayne
  35. “It’s kind of a sad thing when a normal love of country makes you a super patriot. I do think we have a pretty wonderful country, and I thank God that He chose me to live here.” ~ John Wayne
  36. “My favorite four-letter words are ‘hard work‘.” ~ John Wayne
  37. “Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.” ~ John Wayne
  38. “I never trust a man that doesn’t drink.” ~ John Wayne

  39. “Getting rid of a man without hurting his masculinity is a problem. “Get out” and “I never want to see you again” might sound like a challenge. If you want to get rid of a man, I suggest saying, “I love you. . . . I want to marry you. . . . I want to have your children.” Sometimes they leave skid marks.” ~ John Wayne
  40. “Don’t ever for a minute make the mistake of looking down your nose at westerns. They’re art – the good ones, I mean. They deal in life and sudden death and primitive struggle, and with the basic emotions – love, hate, and anger – thrown in. We’ll have westerns films as long as the cameras keep turning. The fascination that the Old West has will never die. And as long as people want to pay money to see me act, I’ll keep on making westerns until the day I die.” ~ John Wayne
  41. “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.” ~ John Wayne
  42. “Nobody ever saw a cowboy on the psychiatrist’s couch.” ~ John Wayne

  43. “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to the point of responsibility. I don`t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.” ~ John Wayne
  44. “I am an old-fashioned, honest-to-goodness, flag waving patriot.” ~ John Wayne
  45. “The hyphenated American is ridiculous. But that’s what we have to put up with. I think that any person that’s in the United States is better off here than they would be where they came from.” ~ John Wayne , John Wayne quotes about America
  46. Life is getting up one more time than you’ve been knocked down.” ~ John Wayne
  47. “There’s right and there’s wrong. You got to 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
  48. “A man ought to do what he thinks is right” ~ John Wayne

  49. “The guy you see on the screen isn’t really me. I’m Duke Morrison, and I never was and never will be a film personality like JOHN WAYNE . I know him well. I’m one of his closest students. I have to be. I made a living out of him.” ~ John Wayne
  50. “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
  51. “True Grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done. No moral man can have peace of mind if he leaves undone what he knows he should have done.” ~ John Wayne
  52. “Well, there are some things a man just can’t run away from.” ~ John Wayne
  53. “Life’s hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.” ~ John Wayne

  54. “Men forget everything; women remember everything.” ~ John Wayne
  55. “A long time ago, I made me a rule. I let people do what they want to do.” ~ John Wayne
  56. “Ahh, women! I never met one yet that was half as reliable as a horse!” ~ John Wayne
  57. “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
  58. “The fire is not discriminating. It burns anything in its path for whatever reason.” ~ John Wayne

  59. “I am a demonstrative man, a baby picker-upper, a hugger and a kisser–that’s my nature.” ~ John Wayne
  60. “Watergate is a sad and tragic incident in our history. They were wrong, dead wrong, those men at Watergate. Men abused power, but the system still works. Men abused money, but the system still works. Men lied and perjured themselves, but the system still .” ~ John Wayne
  61. “Get off your horse and drink your milk.” ~ John Wayne
  62. “America is the land of freedom and that’s the way I enjoy living.” ~ John Wayne
  63. “When you stop fighting, that’s death.” ~ John Wayne , John Wayne quotes about death
  64. “If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?'” ~ John Wayne
  65. “Out here, due process is a bullet.” ~ John Wayne

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