Louis L'amour Sayings and Quotes

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

I would not sit waiting for some value tomorrow, nor for something to happen. One could wait a lifetime. ... I would make something happen. Louis L'Amour
I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody. Louis L'Amour
Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. Louis L'Amour
Violence is an evil thing, but when the guns are all in the hands of the men without respect for human rights, then men are really in trouble. Louis L'Amour
Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more. Louis L'Amour
Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you. Louis L'Amour
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. Louis L'Amour
Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. Louis L'Amour
Being scared can keep a man from getting killed, and often makes a better fighter out of him. Louis L'Amour
Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone. Louis L'Amour
To exist is to adapt, and if one could not adapt, one died and made room for those who could. Louis L'Amour
One learns to adapt to the land in which one lives. Louis L'Amour
Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content. Louis L'Amour
But even the law cannot be in your bedroom at night. Louis L'Amour
Dogma is invariably wrong, as knowledge is always in a state of transition. Louis L'Amour
Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more. Louis L'Amour
Today is all we have, tomorrow is a mirage that may never become reality. Louis L'Amour
We had come a far piece into a strange land, a trail lit by lonely campfires and gunfire and the wishing we did by day and by night. Now we rode back to plant roots to the land and with luck, to leave sons to carry on a more peaceful life, in what we hoped would be a more peaceful world. Louis L'Amour
The one law that does not change is that everything changes, and the hardship I was bearing today was only a breath away from the pleasures I would have tomorrow, and those pleasures would be all the richer because of the memories of this I was enduring. Louis L'Amour
Caution always, but when a man acts he should act suddenly and with decision. Louis L'Amour
A journey is time suspended. Louis L'Amour
Them Injuns. Takin the country off em. In good times it must've been a fine life they had, huntin and fishin or driftin down the country on the trail of the buffalo. I ain't sure what we'll do to the country will be any better. Louis L'Amour
A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat. Louis L'Amour
Ours is too busy a world, and here is no time for considering. Louis L'Amour
We had met as equals, rarely a good thing in such matters, for the woman who wishes to be the equal of a man usually turns out to be less than a man and less than a woman. A woman is herself, which is something altogether different than a man. Louis L'Amour
You've got to admit she's pretty much of a woman, and she as always the lady. But you've got to admit she keeps what she's got so you know it's there. Louis L'Amour
A man you can figure on; a woman you can't. They're likely either to faint or to grab for a gun regardless of consequences. Louis L'Amour
How long is a girl a child? She is a child, and then one morning you wake up and she's a woman and a dozen different people of whom you recognize none. Louis L'Amour
Revenge could steal a man's life until there was nothing left by emptiness...A man can lose sight of everything else when he's bent on revenge, and it ain't worth it Louis L'Amour