35 Mind-Blowing Morgan Freeman Quotes

Morgan Freeman is an Academy Award Winning actor, producer, and narrator. Known for his very distinctive voice, Freeman is ranked as the fourth highest box office star with more than $4.316 billion total box office gross over the course of his career. Here is a look at some of the best Morgan Freeman quotes ever recorded.

“All you have to do is believe, then you will see everything.”

“As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less.”

“But I can say that life is good to me. Has been and is good. So I think my task is to be good to it. So how do you be good to life? You live it.”

“Challenge yourself; it’s the only path which leads to growth.”

“Don’t be afraid of what you want. This is your time. The barriers are down.”

“Don’t be different just for different’s sake. If you see it differently, function that way. Follow your own muse, always.”


“Fatigue, discomfort, discouragement are merely symptoms of effort.”

“Forgiveness liberates the soul, it removes fear.”

“How are we going to get rid of racism? Stop talking about it!”

“How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.”

“I am going to stop calling you a white man and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.”

“I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.”

“I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You are not scared. You are an asshole.”

“I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice.”

“I like the character roles. Somewhere back there I really came to the conclusion in my mind that the difference between acting and stardom was major.”

“I once heard a wise man say there are no perfect men. Only perfect intentions.”

“If your life turns out to be good and you have a tremendous amount of luck in your life, it’s a good thing to turn around and make it work for others.”

“In the harshest place on Earth, … love finds a way.”

“Insanity is coasting through life in a miserable existence when you have a caged lion locked inside and the key to release it.”

“Is listening important? I can’t think of a single walk of life where it wouldn’t be.”

“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.”

“Let me tell you what justice is. Justice is the law. And that man’s feeble attempt to lay down the principles of deceny.”

“Never let pride be your guiding principle. Let your accomplishments speak for you.”

“People need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies.”

“So if I believe in God, and I do, it’s because I think I’m God,.”

“That’s your job as the actor, to understand the human part of the character, to make it real.”

“The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.”

“The highest power is the human mind. That’s where God came from and my belief in God is my belief in myself.”

“There’s no mystery to it. Nothing more complicated than learning lines and putting on a costume.”

“Very often, you know, you stop walking because you say, ‘Well, I’m tired of climbing this hill. I’m never going to get to the top.’ And you’re only two steps from the top.”

“We humans are more concerned with having than with being.”

“When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I’d discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater.”

“You can’t take credit for talent; you can only take credit for using it.”

“You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you.”

“You’re going to relegate my history to a month.”

Here is a full address given by Morgan Freeman at the Oxford Union Society.

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