43 Epic John Wayne Quotes

John Wayne was an American icon, actor and filmmaker. An Academy Award-winner for True Grit (1969), John Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades.

John Wayne appeared with many important Hollywood stars of his era, and his last public appearance was at the Academy Awards ceremony on April 9, 1979.

Here are 40 epic John Wayne quotes:

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

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

3. “There’s a lot of things great about life that I like. But I think tomorrow is the most important thing. It comes to 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 quotes

4. “And so he plays his part; the sixth age shifts’… I usually have trouble with that phrase.”  – Dignity John Wayne quotes

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5. “Did I ever tell you my father’s last words to me? like ‘Careful son, I don’t think the safety is on’. Before that.” –  John Wayne quotes

6. According to John Wayne “If everything isn’t black and white I say why the hell not.”  – Life John Wayne Quote 

7. “Like Fire can be our friend. Whether it’s toasting marshmallows or raining down on Charlie.”  – John Wayne man s got quotes

8. John Wayne says “I haven’t had a fight since I was eleven. I only won that because she had an asthma attack.” Courage is being scared – John Wayne

9. “When you side with a man you stay with him, and if you can’t do that you’re like some animal. You’re finished.” Battles are fought– John Wayne quotes and sayings

John Wayne quotes on courage

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

11. “Drop that or I’ll blow ya straight to Jesus.”  – John Wayne quotes and sayings

12. “Like we live in an insane world major, maybe it’s time we gave insane solutions a chance.”  – John Wayne quotes and sayings

13. According to john wayne “Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”  – John Wayne quotes and sayings

14. John Wayne says “LikeTomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.” Phrase feo fuerte –  John Wayne quotes and sayings

15. “John Wayne says A man oughta do what he thinks is best.” Formal which means  – Sign of weakness John Wayne quotes and sayings

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16.  John Wayne says “Like Fear is just one of the many words I don’t know the meaning of.”  – John Wayne inspirational quotes

17. “Seen better fights than this at a prayer meeting.” feo fuerte y formal –  John Wayne place else

18. According to John Wayne “There’s right and there’s wrong. Y’gotta do one or the other. Do the other and you may be walking around, but you’re dead as a beaver hat.”  –  John Wayne inspirational quotes

19. According to john wayne “A goal, A love, and A dream give you total control over your body and your life” Fighting that s death – John Wayne code to live by

20. “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.” –

21. “Creed to live thinking people is a dangerous business. A name always slips your mind.”  Saddling up anyway –  Sign of weakness John Wayne

22.  “I won’t be wronged. I won’t be insulted.Like I won’t be death but saddling on. I don’t do these, and I require the same from them.” stop fighting and being scared to death – John Wayne quote from the shootist

23. “If you’ve got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.”  – Daylight John Wayne quote

24. “All battles would like are fought by scared men who’d rather be someplace else.” Ugly strong – John Wayne

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

26. “My hope and prayer are that everyone knows and loves our country for what she really is and what she stands for.” Mexicans have a phrase  –  Place else John Wayne inspirational quotes

27. John Wayne says “Like 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. ” Thing in life comes and life comes into us – John Wayne inspirational quotes

28. “Like I won’t be wronged, 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 quote from “The Shootist”

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29. “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 inspirational quotes

30. According to John Wayne “Get off your horse and drink your milk.” –  John Wayne inspirational quotes

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

32. John Wayne says “In westerns, you meet a hardy bunch of characters. Like there is no jealousy in such pictures.” – John Wayne

33. “Put it in a nutshell? You couldn’t put it in a barrel without a bottom. You’re the longest winded bastard I’ve ever known.” – John Wayne

34. “Friend, man s got there’s nobody up there shooting back at you. It isn’t always being fast or even accurate that counts. It’s being willing. I found out early that most men, regardless of cause or need, aren’t willing. They blink an eye or draw a breath before they pull the trigger. I won’t.” –  John Wayne

35. According to John Wayne “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.” remembered well the Mexicans – John Wayne

36. “Hey, stupid! Where do you think you’re going? Get back there with the herd, you muttonhead!” – Weakness John Wayne

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37. John Wayne says “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 and sayings

38. According to John Wayne “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Like to be remembered. 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 quotes

39.  “Now you understand. Rather be some place. Anything goes wrong, anything at all… your fault, my fault, nobody’s fault… like it doesn’t matter… I’m gonna blow your head off. It’s as simple as that.” – John Wayne quotes

40. “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 Quote

41. “A lot of guys get mistakes, which means he was ugly strong and had dignity I guess, but every one we make, a whole stack of chips goes with it. Like we make a mistake, and some guy doesn’t walk away – forevermore, he doesn’t walk away.” Never apologize- John Wayne quotes

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42. “When the road looks rough ahead, got to do john remember the ‘Man upstairs’ and the word HOPE. Hang onto both and ‘tough it out’.” – John Wayne

43. According to John Wayne “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, reading all my life going out to do a good day’s work, and living the best life they know how against the law of odds.” Loved reading- John Wayne

These John Wayne Quotes are truly epic.

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