87 Inspiring Morgan Freeman Quotes for Inspiration and Motivation

Morgan Freeman is a celebrated American actor renowned for his emotional depth, subtle humor and versatility.

Although initially aspiring to be a fighter pilot, Freeman turned to acting after serving in the U.S. Air Force.

He debuted on Broadway in 1967 and made significant impacts in films like “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Glory,” “Unforgiven,” and “The Shawshank Redemption.”

Freeman won an Academy Award for his role in “Million Dollar Baby” and became an iconic figure in Christopher Nolan’s Batman series.

Morgan Freeman

His range extended to playing Nelson Mandela in “Invictus” and participating in movies from varied genres like “Red,” “Oblivion,” “The LEGO Movie,” and “Transcendence.”

Throughout his prolific career, Freeman garnered numerous accolades, including a Kennedy Center Honor, the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild.

I have picked the most famous quotes by Morgan Freeman for you.

Best Morgan Freeman Quotes


The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit. ~ Morgan Freeman.

You can’t take credit for talent; you can only take credit for using it. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance. ~ Morgan Freeman.

I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Stage is really hard work. You’ve got to do it every night. Not like doing it once and walking away. ~ Morgan Freeman.

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.

When you have made your choice, it is providence that is your guide. Good, bad, or indifferent. Your fate lies in that. ~ Morgan Freeman.

There’s no mystery to it. Nothing more complicated than learning lines and putting on a costume. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero. ~ Morgan Freeman.

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.

If you’re comfortable on a horse, you’re comfortable on a horse. It’s like being on a motorbike. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Top Morgan Freeman Quotes

When you have made your choice, it is providence that is your guide. Good, bad, or indifferent. Your fate lies in that. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Give me something interesting to play and I’m happy. ~ Morgan Freeman.

I’m a firm believer that things happen as they should. The universe unfolds just as it’s supposed to. ~ Morgan Freeman.

I would never complain that Hollywood is racist when I’m one of the people touted as a welcome entity there. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Marketing only really works with word of mouth. ~ Morgan Freeman.

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

I seldom get into the mood of the story. It’s acting. I go in, I act, I quit. I don’t take anything away from it. ~ Morgan Freeman.

We are turning everything on this planet into food for humans. We’ll eat it and, if we can’t eat it, we’ll kill it and take its place and just move it out of the way. ~ Morgan Freeman.

In the harshest place on Earth,… love finds a way. ~ Morgan Freeman.

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. ~ Morgan Freeman.

If we don’t save the oceans, if we don’t do something about what we’re doing to the oceans, as well as the planet at large, we’re going to be really sorry. ~ Morgan Freeman.

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

Inspirational Morgan Freeman Quotes

Don’t be afraid of what you want. This is your time. The barriers are down. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Fatigue, discomfort, discouragement are merely symptoms of effort. ~ Morgan Freeman.


If you want to see a miracle, be the miracle. ~ Morgan Freeman.

You don’t know how much you appreciate your privacy until you don’t have it. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Donald Trump is the Honey Boo Boo of rich people. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Attacking people with disabilities is the lowest display of power I can think of. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Never let pride be your guiding principle. Let your accomplishments speak for you. ~ Morgan Freeman.

You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Get busy living or get busy dying! – Morgan Freeman.

Forgiveness liberates the soul, it removes fear. ~ Morgan Freeman.

I joined the air force. I took to it immediately when I arrived there. I did three years, eight months, and ten days in all, but it took me a year and a half to get disabused of my romantic notions about it. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Motivational Morgan Freeman Quotes

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.

I don’t get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe. ~ Morgan Freeman.

My earrings are worth just enough to buy me a coffin if I die in a strange place. That was the reason why sailors used to wear them. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Literacy could be the ladder out of poverty. ~ Morgan Freeman.

I was raised in Mississippi, so heat and humidity is my bread and butter. It keeps me going. I can’t stand cold weather. ~ Morgan Freeman.

I have four children and nine grandchildren. I’m presently wearing out my second wife. ~ Morgan Freeman.

I once heard a wise man say there are no perfect men. Only perfect intentions. ~ Morgan Freeman.

The trick to any profession is making it look easy. ~ Morgan Freeman.

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.

Wise Morgan Freeman Quotes

Finding joy is probably tantamount to finding yourself and being comfortable in your own skin. ~ Morgan Freeman.


All you have to do is believe, then you will see everything. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Someone’s going to put the clothes on you, and part of being an actor is wearing costumes. Costumes tell you an awful lot about who you are, so you just, it’s nothing. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Nobody is trying to save energy. We’re trying to shift our use of fuel. Forget saving energy; if we get the right kind of energy, there are endless amounts. ~ Morgan Freeman.

We humans are more concerned with having than with being. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Acting means living, it’s all I do… ~ Morgan Freeman.

I’ve never had any intimate relationships with a dolphin. ~ Morgan Freeman.

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.

Someone’s always going to come down on the side of the fence. ~ Morgan Freeman.

I was lucky in that when the opportunity came, I was prepared to meet it. ~ Morgan Freeman.

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.

I don’t do comedy. I think if a situation is funny you just play it for real and if it’s funny, it’s funny. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Famous Morgan Freeman Quotes

It’s what I learn from the great actors that I work with. Stillness. That’s all and that’s the hardest thing. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Never give up the ganja. ~ Morgan Freeman.

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.

Your best posture is your next posture. ~ Morgan Freeman.

I always wanted to be a fireman, a cop, an Indian chief, a doctor, a lawyer. I always wanted to be all these things, so I am drawn to these kinds of characters. ~ Morgan Freeman.

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.

I was a B student in math, simply because my teachers liked me, as an actor. ~ Morgan Freeman.

The best way to confront, or deal with, technological innovation is to keep moving technologically. ~ Morgan Freeman.

As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Challenge yourself; it’s the only path which leads to growth. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Our situation, with global warming and air quality and all of that, has gotten to be catastrophic. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Inspiring Morgan Freeman Quotes

How are we going to get rid of racism? Stop talking about it! ~ Morgan Freeman.

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.

If you’re going to play a brain surgeon, you just have to learn how to say the words. You don’t have to go and learn how to cut open somebody’s scalp. I think acting is acting. Being is something else. ~ Morgan Freeman.

People don’t want to hang around someone that you don’t know how they’re going to react to anything you do or say. ~ Morgan Freeman.

I gravitate towards gravitas. ~ Morgan Freeman.

I go on vacation strictly to relax – to kick back with a good book and do nothing else but read, sleep and eat. ~ Morgan Freeman.

I’m always trying new things and learning new things. If there isn’t anything more you can learn – go off and die. ~ Morgan Freeman.


As long as you feel like a victim, you are one. ~ Morgan Freeman.

I think the best thing somebody ever did to me was my mother opening her legs and squirting me out. ~ Morgan Freeman.

How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time. ~ Morgan Freeman.

If you’re not living on the edge then you’re taking up a little too much space. ~ Morgan Freeman.

Anyone who spends a significant amount of time with me finds me disagreeable. ~ Morgan Freeman.

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.

These walls are funny. First you hate ’em, then you get used to ’em. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them. That’s institutionalized. ~ Morgan Freeman.

If you look back on your life and where you started from it’s like looking back down a mountain back to the desert floor. It’s like now I can’t believe I had whatever it takes or perceived whatever it took to get here. ~ Morgan Freeman.

People need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies. ~ Morgan Freeman.

That’s really just the worst part of life really, you get bracketed somewhere and the next thing you know people are saying, ‘No. No. That’s not the type. Get me so and so.’ I’m not a type. I’m an actor. ~ Morgan Freeman.

I’ve got a lot of life left in me and I want to live it doing things I like to do. ~ Morgan Freeman.

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

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.

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.

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.

So these were the 87 top Morgan Freeman quotes on life, death, inspiration and success.

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