John Wayne Quotes

“The reason there are so many stupid people is because it’s illegal to kill them.” – John Wayne

“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

“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

Tomorrow is the most important

“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

“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

“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

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

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


When the road looks

“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

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

“Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

Life is hard; it's harder

“I didn’t vote for him, but he’s my President, and I hope he does a good job.” – John Wayne

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

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

“When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it.” – John Wayne

“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

“Nobody ever saw a cowboy on the psychiatrist’s couch.” – John Wayne

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

“My hope and prayer is that everyone know and love our country for what she really is and what she stands for.” – John Wayne

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

A man deserves a second

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

“Courage is being afraid and going on the journey anyhow.” – John Wayne

“A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job.” – John Wayne

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

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

Courage is being scared

“Slap some bacon on a biscuit and let’s go! We’re burnin’ daylight!” – John Wayne

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

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

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

When you stop fighting,

“A long time ago, I made me a rule. I let people do what they want to do.” – John Wayne

“Life is tough pilgrim, it is even tougher if you’re stupid” – John Wayne

“You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman.” – John Wayne

You have to be a man

“Life’s hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

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

“Senator Joseph McCarthy was one of the greatest Americans who ever lived.” – John Wayne

Senator Joseph McCarthy

“Contrary to what people think, I’m no politician, and when I have something to say I say it through my movies.” – John Wayne

“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