• A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.

  • A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by.

  • Don’t say it’s a fine morning or I’ll shoot ya.

  • Hurry it up. We’re burning daylight.

  • It looks like it’s going to be another fine day.

  • Goddamn, I’m the stuff men are made of!

  • You can take everything a man has as long as you leave him his dignity.

  • Well, there are some things a man just can’t run away from.

  • Don’t pick a fight, but if you find yourself in one, I suggest you make damn sure you win.

  • All battles are fought by scared men who’d rather be someplace else.

  • Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway

  • When you stop fighting, that’s death

  • You know, pity isn’t for me.

  • Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much.

  • Nobody ever saw a cowboy on the psychiatrist’s couch

  • If everything isn’t black and white, I say why the hell not? 
  • You tangle with me, I’ll have your hide.

  • Give the american people a good cause, and there’s nothing they can’t lick.

  • Nobody should come to the movies unless he believes in heroes.

  • I couldn't go to sleep at night if the director didn't yell 'cut.'

  • On his 1964 cancer surgery: I don't care if I never sell another ticket at the box office if it helps some other guy get a check-up and be as lucky as I was.

  • Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.

  • A man oughta do what he thinks is right.

  • 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.

  • I never trust a man that doesn’t drink.

  • When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it.

  • Out here, due process is a bullet.

  • Never apologize and never explain, it’s a sign of weakness.

  • Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch!

  • I am an old-fashioned honest-to-goodness flag-waving patriot.

  • You know, they may find a cure for cancer with or without your help, but if I were you, I wouldn’t bet my life on it.

  • I know those law books mean a lot to you, but not out here. Out here a man settles his own problems.

  • Young fella, if you’re lookin for trouble. I’ll accommodate you. Otherwise, leave it alone.

  • Sometimes it isn’t being fast that counts, or even accurate; but willing.

  • All I do is sell sincerity and I've been selling the hell out of that since I started.

  • Of his Vietnam trip in 1966: I can't sing or dance but I can go to the hospitals and give them something to write home about.

  • When the road looks rough ahead, remember the 'Man Upstairs' and the word H-O-P-E. Hang onto both and 'tough it out.'

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