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Quotes of the day: John Wayne

Published Monday, May 25, 2015 @ 3:45 PM EDT
May 25 2015

Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director, and producer. An Academy Award-winner, Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. An enduring American icon, he epitomized rugged masculinity and is famous for his demeanor, including his distinctive calm voice, walk, and height. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


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

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

A man's got to do what a man's got to do.

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

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.

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

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

It's getting to be ri-goddamn-diculous.

Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.

My hope and prayer is that everyone know and love our country for what she really is and what she stands for.

Never apologize, mister, it's a sign of weakness.

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

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

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.

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.

Well, f*ck you too, little lady.
(In response to a student heckler)

You're short on ears and long on mouth.

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