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35 Inspirational John Wayne Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational John Wayne Quotes On Success

Marion Robert Morrison, known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker who became a popular icon through his starring roles in Western films. His career spanned from the silent era of the 1920s, through the Golden Age of Hollywood and eventually American New Wave, appearing in a total of 179 film and television productions. He was among the top box office draws for three decades, and appeared with many important Hollywood stars of his era. Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa, but grew up in Southern California. He lost a football scholarship to the University of Southern California as a result of a bodysurfing accident, and began working for the Fox Film Corporation. He appeared mostly in small parts, but his first leading role came in Raoul Walsh’s Western The Big Trail (1930), an early widescreen film epic which was a box-office failure. Leading roles followed in numerous B movies during the 1930s, most of them also Westerns, without becoming a major name. It was John Ford’s Stagecoach (1939) that made Wayne a mainstream star, and he starred in 142 motion pictures altogether. According to one biographer, “John Wayne personified for millions the nation’s frontier heritage.” Wayne’s other roles in Westerns include a cattleman driving his herd on the Chisholm Trail in Red River (1948), a Civil War veteran whose niece is abducted by a tribe of Comanches in The Searchers (1956), a troubled rancher competing with a lawyer (James Stewart) for a woman’s hand in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), and a cantankerous one-eyed marshal in True Grit (1969), for which he received the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also remembered for his roles in The Quiet Man (1952), Rio Bravo (1959) with Dean Martin, and The Longest Day (1962). In his final screen performance, he starred as an aging gunfighter battling cancer in The Shootist (1976). He made his last public appearance at the Academy Awards ceremony on April 9, 1979 before succumbing to stomach cancer later that year. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor of the United States. May these John Wayne Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Life is getting up one more time than you’ve been knocked down.” John Wayne

2. “What’s the secret of success? Right decisions. How do you make right decisions? Experience. How do you get experience? Wrong decisions.” John Wayne

3. “I’m the stuff men are made of.” John Wayne

4. “Out here a man settles his own problems.” John Wayne

5. “When the road looks rough ahead, remember the ‘man upstairs’ and the word hope. Hang onto both and ‘tough it out’.” John Wayne

6. “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.” John Wayne

7. “A goal, a love and a dream give you total control over your body and your life.” John Wayne

8. “I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please.” John Wayne

9. “Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much.” John Wayne

10. “If you can’t be thankful for what you have, be thankful for what you have escaped.” John Wayne

11. “A man ought to do what he thinks is right.” John Wayne

12. Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.” John Wayne

13. “A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by.” John Wayne

14. “America is the land of freedom and that’s the way I enjoy living.” John Wayne

15. “I suppose my best attribute, if you want to call it that, is sincerity. I can sell sincerity because that’s the way I am.” John Wayne

16. “You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman.” John Wayne

17. “I’ve always followed my father’s advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally.” John Wayne

18. “All battles are fought by scared men who’d rather be some place else.” John Wayne

19. “A man is no better than he has to be.” John Wayne

20. “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.” John Wayne

21. “I’m sure we can talk things out like civilized people.” John Wayne

22. “A horse is a horse, it ain’t make a difference what color it is.” John Wayne

23. “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

24. “Well, there are some things a man just can’t run away from.” John Wayne

25. “I’m not the sort to back away from a fight. I don’t believe in shrinking from anything. It’s not my speed; I’m a guy who meets adversities head on.” John Wayne

26. “Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.” John Wayne

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

28. “When you come against trouble, it’s never half as bad if you face up to it.” John Wayne

29. “That’s why men need instant replays in sports. They’ve already forgotten what happened.” John Wayne

30. “I’m responsible only for what I say, not what you understand.” John Wayne

31. “There’s right and there’s wrong. You got to do one or the other.” John Wayne

32. “Real art is basic emotion. If a scene is handled with simplicity – and I don’t mean simple – it’ll be good, and the public will know it.” John Wayne

33. “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.” John Wayne

34. “True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done.” John Wayne

35. “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

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