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70+ Best Morgan Freeman Quotes To Inspire You

Morgan Freeman has some great quotes to inspire all.

Sometimes in life, we face a mental block and to recharge us from within, a positive quote or some words of wisdom can work magic.

A renowned actor, producer and director, Morgan Freeman, has played various impressive characters and dynamic roles through the vast span of his career. He is a living legend who has inspired a vast number of people through his motivational and thought-provoking quotes.

It was his work that truly helped him gained popularity. But, it was not until his 50s that he started getting the recognition that he deserved. This insight into his life shows us the will power and perseverance of Morgan Freeman. People of all ages can gain wisdom and knowledge from Morgan Freeman quotes. He believes in equality and kindness and Morgan Freeman quotes are a reflection of that.

Some of his most popular movies are 'Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves', 'Invictus', 'Driving Miss Daisy', 'The Shawshank Redemption', and 'Million Dollar Baby'. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards and accolades, including one Oscar award for his performance in 'Million Dollar Baby'.

For more iconic quotes, check out these ['90s movie quotes] and Shawshank Redemption quotes. Without any further ado, let us read through the best Morgan Freeman quotes and get truly inspired.

The Best Morgan Freeman Quotes

Words have the power to move mountains. Undoubtedly these words of wisdom from the legendary Morgan Freeman make for some the best quotes that will truly move you. These Morgan Freeman lines will help you be a better person.

1. “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.

2. “Let me be the first to tell you, drinking alcohol is the worst thing to do in cold weather. Hot soup is the best because the process of digesting food helps to warm you up.”

- Morgan Freeman.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

4. “Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero.”

- Morgan Freeman.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

9. “When you have made your choice, it is providence that is your guide. Good, bad, or indifferent. Your fate lies in that.”

- Morgan Freeman.

10. “Attacking people with disabilities is the lowest display of power I can think of.”

- Morgan Freeman.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

12. “The best way to confront, or deal with, technological innovation is to keep moving technologically.”

- Morgan Freeman.

13. “Literacy could be the ladder out of poverty.”

- Morgan Freeman.

14. “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.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

Inspirational Morgan Freeman Quotes

There is absolutely no doubt that Morgan Freeman is an actor par excellence. But the road to success was not easy for him. His life story is one of reliance and perseverance. Let’s read through some inspirational Morgan Freeman quotes and get inspired.

Morgan Freeman quotes can inspire everyone to put their best foot forward.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

17. “Still, it can be more effective to accomplish what you need to accomplish with the minimum effort. Watch Anthony Hopkins. He doesn't appear to be doing anything. He is so still that you can't see him working, but you are drawn into his character through his very stillness.”

- Morgan Freeman.

18. “Once you've gotten the job, there's nothing to it. If you're an actor, you're an actor. Doing it is not the hard part. The hard part is getting to do it.”

- Morgan Freeman.

19. “I do know there are a lot of people who seem to be in my corner, and that's, of course, wonderful. I'm really more interested in the nomination than in the award, because I think the nomination just puts you within a group of outstanding actors.”

- Morgan Freeman.

20. “People hear that and say I'm being modest. But I am not a modest person, but I have to be truthful about what I'm doing and what I'm doing is channeling.”

-Morgan Freeman.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

23. “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.

24. “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.

25. “Finding joy is probably tantamount to finding yourself and being comfortable in your own skin.”

- Morgan Freeman.

26. “Stage is really hard work. You’ve got to do it every night. Not like doing it once and walking away.”

- Morgan Freeman.

27. “I am God. So it’s easy to play him. They say God is in all things. So if God is in me, then I am in God. Therefore, I am God. God does not exist without me.”

- Morgan Freeman.

Motivational Morgan Freeman Quotes

Morgan Freeman quotes have the power to motivate and instill positive thoughts. Read through these Morgan Freeman quotes and find your way to motivation and positivity. You as an individual matter and these Morgan Freeman quotes will help you realize your true value.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

30. “I'm not intimidated by lead roles. I'm better in them. I don't feel pressure. I feel released at times like that. That's what I'm born to do.”

- Morgan Freeman.

31. “The accident was a horrible thing - but that horrible thing made Chris, at the end of his life, Superman. It's a happy irony if there is such a thing. I'm proud to have known him.”

- Morgan Freeman.

32. "You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not. 'Have you found joy in your life?' 'Has your life brought joy to others?'"

- Morgan Freeman.

33. “As long as you feel like a victim, you are one.”

- Morgan Freeman.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

36. “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.

37. “The trick to any profession is making it look easy.”

- Morgan Freeman.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

40. “If you want to see a miracle, be the miracle.”

- Morgan Freeman.

41. “There are things that I would like to do, but I make a big distinction between liking to do something and wanting to do something. If there’s something that I want to do, I’ve done it. If there’s something that comes up that I want to do, I will do it.”

- Morgan Freeman.

Famous Morgan Freeman Movie Quotes

You can find great Morgan Freeman quotes from movies and real life alike

These are some famous Morgan Freeman quotes from movies. What makes Morgan Freeman’s movies memorable are the dialogues. These are not mere words, but they invoke a feeling of sensitivity which makes for remarkable quotes. Morgan Freeman characters, quotes by Morgan Freeman and Morgan Freeman speeches have enlightened many people.

42. “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.”

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Shawshank Redemption’.

43. “If you think about the very nature of life, I mean, on the very beginning, the development of the first cell divided into two cells. The sole purpose of life has been to pass on what was learned.”

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Lucy’.

44. “I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand.”

-Morgan Freeman, ‘Shawshank Redemption’.

45. “Every man has his breaking point.”

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Shawshank Redemption’.

46. “The day I am afraid to do that is the day I am no longer it to lead.”

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Invictus’.

47. “Rugby is a very rough game, almost as rough as politics.”

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Invictus’.

48. “If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient?... If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?”

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Evan Almighty’.

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

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Lucy’.

50. “Discipline is not the enemy of enthusiasm!”

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Lean On Me’.

51. “A single mom who's working two jobs and still finds time to take her kid to soccer practice, that's a miracle."

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Bruce Almighty’.

52. “The Lord said: 'do whatever you have to do'. And he didn't say 'Joe, be polite'."

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Lean On Me’.

53. “Apathy is the solution... It's easier to steal what you want than it is to earn it. It's easier to beat a child than it is to raise it. Hell, love costs: it takes effort and work.”

-Morgan Freeman, 'Se7en'.

54. “Who do you think I am? E.T?”

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Going In Style’.

55. “Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.”

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Invictus’.

56. “My only child was murdered... Did you hear about it? What you probably didn't hear, and what I hope you never have to deal with, Miss Gennaro, is what that feels like. What I have to deal with.”

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Gone Baby Gone’.

57. “Little beat big when little is smart. First with the head, then with the heart.”

- Morgan Freeman, ‘The Power Of One’.

58. “Some people say the most important thing a fighter can have is heart. Show me a fighter who was nothing but heart and I'll show you a man waiting for a beating.”

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Million Dollar Baby’.

59. “If there's magic in boxing, it's the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance, beyond cracked ribs, ruptured kidneys and detached retinas. It's the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you.”

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Million Dollar Baby’.

60. “You criticize without understanding. You seek only to address your own personal feelings. That is selfish thinking, Zindzi. It does not serve the nation.”

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Invictus’.

61. "When a magician waves his hand and says, 'This is where the magic is happening,' the real trick is happening somewhere else. Misdirection."

- Morgan Freeman, ‘Now You See Me’.

Funny Morgan Freeman Quotes

Morgan Freeman is known for playing serious roles, but his comic timing is also brilliant and second to none. Below are some of his rib ticklers.

62. “I'm not one for blaspheming, but that one made me laugh.”

- Morgan Freeman.

63. “I gravitate towards gravitas.”

- Morgan Freeman.

Morgan Freeman Quotes About Life

Here are some of the best Morgan Freeman quotes about life. These quotes reveal incredible lessons about life.  Morgan Freeman quotes on life can be the driving force to achieve the best in life.

64. “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.

65. “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.

66. “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. How do you be good to life? You live it.”

- Morgan Freeman.

67. “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.

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

- Morgan Freeman.

69. “If you’re not living on the edge then you’re taking up a little too much space.”

- Morgan Freeman.

70. “Forgiveness liberates the soul, it removes fear.”

-Morgan Freeman.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 70+ of the best Morgan Freeman quotes to inspire you, then why not take a look at the following '80s movie quotes or 'Lego Movie' quotes for more great quotes?

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