50 Morgan Freeman Quotes About Life, Love, & Acting

Morgan Freeman is an American actor, producer, and narrator known for his commanding screen presence, deep voice, and versatile acting. Here is the list of the best Morgan Freeman quotes about life, love, kindness, racism, and more that will inspire you to be your true self.

Freeman is a renowned actor who has consistently performed in roles not specifically written for Black actors. From wise mentors to powerful leaders, Morgan has performed a wide range of roles, making him a true Hollywood legend.

His journey from his early days on stage to his breathtaking roles in films is a true symbol of his unparalleled acting prowess. Some of his notable movies are  Bruce Almighty, Million Dollar Baby, The Bucket List, and The Shawshank Redemption.

Beyond his acting career, Freeman has also voiced in many documentaries, giving them a serious and meaningful touch with his powerful voice.

Although Morgan didn’t gain much popularity until his 50s despite acting for years, he paved his way to success with persistence and hard work.

Morgan’s life is a true example of perseverance resulting in success. His history and past are an inspirational story for people to get inspired that they can achieve their dreams through determination and self-belief.

Freeman, apart from being an iconic actor is also a source of inspiration through his words of wisdom and insightful quotes.

Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of some inspirational Morgan Freeman quotes that will surely inspire you to pursue your dreams and achieve success.

Top 10 Morgan Freeman Quotes

  1. “The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.” — Morgan Freeman    

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    Morgan Freeman Quotes
  2. “If you want to see a miracle, be the miracle.” — Morgan Freeman         

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    Quotes By Morgan Freeman
  3. “As long as you feel like a victim, you are one.” — Morgan Freeman           

    Famous Morgan Freeman Quotes
    Famous Morgan Freeman Quotes
  4. Forgiveness liberates the soul, it removes fear.” — Morgan Freeman                  

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    Morgan Freeman Movie Quotes
  5. “We humans are more concerned with having than with being.” — Morgan Freeman          

    Morgan Freeman Quotes About Life
    Morgan Freeman Quotes About Life
  6. “You can’t take credit for talent; you can only take credit for using it.” — Morgan Freeman

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    Morgan Freeman Sayings
  7. “How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.” — Morgan Freeman                           

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    Best Morgan Freeman Quotes
  8. “I once heard a wise man say there are no perfect men. Only perfect intentions.” — Morgan Freeman
  9. “Never let pride be your guiding principle. Let your accomplishments speak for you.” — Morgan Freeman    

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

Best Quotes of Morgan Freeman On Life

  1. “Get busy living or get busy dying!” — Morgan Freeman
  2. “Challenge yourself; it’s the only path which leads to growth.” — Morgan Freeman
  3. “As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less.” — Morgan Freeman
  4. “When you have made your choice, it is providence that is your guide. Good, bad, or indifferent. Your fate lies in that.” — Morgan Freeman
  5. “If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality.” — Morgan Freeman
  6. “Don’t be different just for different’s sake. If you see it differently, function that way. Follow your own muse, always.” — Morgan Freeman
  7. “I don’t have to work. I could stop and never have to worry about paying the rent. I’m working for the joy of doing it.” — Morgan Freeman
  8. “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.” — Morgan Freeman
  9. “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.” — Morgan Freeman
  10. “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.” — Morgan Freeman

Famous Morgan Freeman Quotes On Love

  1. “Literacy could be the ladder out of poverty.” — Morgan Freeman
  2. “In the harshest place on Earth, … love finds a way.” — Morgan Freeman
  3. “Fatigue, discomfort, discouragement are merely symptoms of effort.” — Morgan Freeman
  4. “Is listening important? I can’t think of a single walk of life where it wouldn’t be.” — Morgan Freeman
  5. “Anyone who spends a significant amount of time with me finds me disagreeable.” — Morgan Freeman
  6. “I’m a firm believer that things happen as they should. The universe unfolds just as it’s supposed to.” — Morgan Freeman
  7. “I’ve been living with myself all of my life, so I know all of me. So when I watch me, all I see is me. It’s boring.” — Morgan Freeman
  8. “Kindness in thinking or giving, creates profoundness and happiness. Kindness in saying creates an everlasting love.” — Morgan Freeman
  9. “If you dream you’ve got to dream that it’s going to happen. Remember that. If you dream you have to imagine that it will actually happen.” — Morgan Freeman
  10. “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.” — Morgan Freeman

Famous Morgan Freeman Quotes

  1. “I gravitate towards gravitas.” — Morgan Freeman
  2. “The trick to any profession is making it look easy.” — Morgan Freeman
  3. “All you have to do is believe, then you will see everything.” — Morgan Freeman
  4. “Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero.” — Morgan Freeman
  5. “I am going to stop calling you a white man and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.” — Morgan Freeman
  6. “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.” — Morgan Freeman
  7. “If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it’s life or death.” — Morgan Freeman
  8. “Was I always going to be here? No I was not. I was going to be homeless at one time, a taxi driver, truck driver, or any kind of job that would get me a crust of bread. You never know what’s going to happen.” — Morgan Freeman
  9. “If you wake up and the snow is knee-deep outside, you are not filled with rage. It’s just something that you’ve got to cope with. If you’re living in a situation it’s the only situation that you know, and you’ve got to deal with it.” — Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman Quotes

  1. “You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you.” — Morgan Freeman
  2. “Truth has many shades. It’s not a matter of black and white, but gray.” — Morgan Freeman
  3. “Don’t be afraid of what you want. This is your time. The barriers are down.” — Morgan Freeman
  4. “You don’t know how much you appreciate your privacy until you don’t have it.” — Morgan Freeman
  5. “Attacking people with disabilities is the lowest display of power I can think of.” — Morgan Freeman
  6. “I believe it doesn’t really matter where you work as long as you work. Keep sharpening your teeth.” — Morgan Freeman
  7. “Every job’s a challenge. The challenge is to do it and make it look right like you belong there – wherever that is.” — Morgan Freeman
  8. “I’ve always been a fan of or desired to or responded to variety. I like variety in life, so variety in work is a must.” — Morgan Freeman
  9. “I think you take a job, you owe it as much passion as the job itself demands. And most jobs demand that you be totally committed.” — Morgan Freeman
  10. “And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they’re going to go and see the story you’re in.” — Morgan Freeman

More About Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman is a brilliant actor who made a fortune for himself through acting, producing, and narrating. His choice of movies and roles made him one of the most popular actors in Hollywood.

Throughout his career spanning five decades, he has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

His other Oscar-nominated roles include Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, and the Invictus. Some of his other notable roles include Glory, Unforgiven, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Se7en, Gone Baby Gone, and many more.

Hopefully, the above Morgan Freeman quotes will inspire you to take life’s challenges head-on and live your best life.


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