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15 Morgan Freeman quotes that inspire, move and motivate

Munira Rangwala
14th May 2017
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If you're ever looking for some much-needed inspiration and wisdom, try reading up some Morgan Freeman quotes. The man is a power-house and an icon for every generation. Born in 1937, this amazing actor built for himself a huge fortune through acting, producing, and narrating. His choice of movies and roles made him one of the most famous actors and he used his influence to move people through his wisdom. It is a well-known fact that Morgan Freeman gained mass popularity only in his 50s. His career is a classic example of perseverance resulting in success. His life is an inspiration story and therefore we've compiled a list of his 15 best quotes that are sure to leave an impact on you.

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  • “You can’t take credit for talent; you can only take credit for using it.”
  • “If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality.”
  • “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.”
  • “I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving.”
  • Never let pride be your guiding principle. Let your accomplishments speak for you.”
  • “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 win to lock them up does rejoice.”
  • “Life doesn’t offer you promises whatsoever so it’s very easy to become,‘Whatever happened to..?’ It’s great to be wanted. I spent a few years not being wanted and this is better.”
  • “One of the things you can always depend on – this is one of the truths of the universe, and you heard it first from here – whatever we decide we want to do is what we do.”
  • “We humans are more concerned with having than with being.”
  • “As long as you feel like a victim, you are one.”
  • “The best way to guarantee aloss is to quit.”
  • “I once heard a wise man say there are no perfect men. Only perfect intentions.”
  • “Forgiveness liberates the soul, it removes fear.”
  • “If your life turns out to be good and you have a tremendous amount ofluck in your life, it’s a good thing to turn around and make it work for others.”
  • “Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.”

People of all ages can glean wisdom and inspiration by taking one look at Morgan Freeman’s life. The man is a huge believer in kindness and equality and we should all learn a thing or two from how he leads his life and treats other people.

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