John Wayne Quotes

A man deserves a second chance, but keep an eye on him.

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

Communism is quite obviously still a threat. Yes, they are human beings, with a right to their point of view . . .

Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.

Get off your butt and join the Marines!

Get off your horse and drink your milk.

Hell yes, I’m a liberal. I listen to both sides before I make up my mind. Doesn’t that make you a liberal? Not in today’s terms, it doesn’t. These days, you have to be a fucking left-wing radical to be a liberal. Politically, though … I’ve mellowed.

I am a demonstrative man, a baby picker-upper, a hugger and a kisser – that’s my nature.

I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.

I think that the loud roar of irresponsible liberalism . . . is being quieted down by a reasoning public. I think the pendulum is swinging back. We’re remembering that the past can’t be so bad. We built a nation on it. We have to look to tomorrow.

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.

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.

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

I’m an American actor. I work with my clothes on. I have to. Riding a horse can be pretty tough on your legs and elsewheres.

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.

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

If you’ve got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.

Life is hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.

Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.

Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much.

Thanking people is dangerous business. A name always slips your mind

Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.

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.

You can’t whine and bellyache because somebody else got a good break and you didn’t.

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