Jack London Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Jack London quotes, Jack London sayings, and Jack London proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog. Jack London
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. Jack London
Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. Jack London
Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past. Jack London
As one grows weaker one is less susceptible to suffering. There is less hurt because there is less to hurt. Jack London
Love, genuine passionate love, was his for the first time. Jack London
Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. Jack London
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. Jack London
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. Jack London
He was a silent fury who no torment could tame. Jack London
Mercy did not exist in the primordial life. It was misunderstood for fear, and such misunderstandings made for death. Jack London
There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive. Jack London
Limited minds can recognize limitations only in others. Jack London
There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive. Jack London
If cash comes with fame, come fame; if cash comes without fame, come cash. Jack London
A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog. Jack London
Limited minds can recognize limitations only in others. Jack London
Life achieves its summit when it does to the uttermost that which it was equipped to do. Jack London
In a saturated population life is always cheap. Jack London
Hawaii is a paradise--and I can never cease proclaiming it; but I must append one word of qualification: Hawaii is a paradise for the well-to-do. Jack London
At once he became an enigma. One side or the other of his nature was perfectly comprehensible; but both sides together were bewildering. Jack London
Life is a big gambling game. Some are born lucky and some are born unlucky. Jack London
There is a patience of the wild – dogged, tireless, persistent as life itself. Jack London