John Wayne Sayings and Quotes

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

A man deserves a second chance, but keep an eye on him. John Wayne
You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman. John Wayne
Never apologize and never explain-it's a sign of weakness. John Wayne
You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman. John Wayne
You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman. 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
Life is tough, but if you are stupid, it's a lot tougher. John Wayne
Life is tough pilgrim, it is even tougher if you're stupid. John Wayne
True Grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done. No moral man can have peace of mind if he leaves undone what he knows he should have done. John Wayne
Life is tough, but it's tougher if you're stupid. John Wayne
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much. John Wayne
Life's tough but it's tougher if you’re stupid. John Wayne
Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. John Wayne
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else. John Wayne
I want to play a real man in all my films and I define manhood simply; men should be tough fair and courageous; never petty, never looking for a fight, but never backing down from one either. John Wayne
Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid. John Wayne
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. John Wayne
The difference between acting and reacting is that in a bad picture, you see them acting all over the place. In a good picture, they react in a logical way to a situation they're in, so the audience can identify with the actors. John Wayne
I merely try to act naturally. If I start acting phony on the screen, you start looking at me instead of feeling with me. John Wayne