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A collection of Famous Chuck Norris Quotes about determination, achieving, violence, work, time, people, language, fight, knowledge, food, martial art, actors, achievement, goal, happiness and more.

55 Famous Chuck Norris Quotes That You Must Know

Quick Facts

Famous As
Martial artist

Born On

Born In
Ryan, Oklahoma, United States

Founder / Co Founder
World Combat League

Martial artist and actor, Chuck Norris is known as the founder of his martial arts school, Chunk Kuk Do. Chuck was shy as a child and being a martial artist and actor seemed like an unbelievable dream. His interest in martial arts began during his days in Air Force. Soon after serving his term in the Air Force, he started Karate schools wherein he worked as an instructor. In the meantime, he also used to participate in martial arts tournaments where he used to lose initially. He later improved his techniques and won the Professional Middle weight Karate Champion title in the year 1968. Being encouraged by Steve McQueen, Norris made his debut in acting with the movie ‘The Wrecking Crew’. Even though he wasn’t recognized with this film, his second movie, ‘Way of Dragon’, directed by Jackie Chan, was a hit. Gradually, he came to be known as an action hero and appeared in few movies including, ‘Hero and the Terror’ and ‘Lone Wolf McQuade’.  He is also celebrated for introducing the ‘Chun Kuk Do’ style of martial arts and hence earned the title of first westerner in the history of Tae Kwon Do. Chuck Norris’s quotes and thoughts on struggle, dream, women and martial arts are very relevant. We have curated some of Chuck Norris’ most famous quotes from his talks, speeches, movies, interviews etc.

Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.

- Chuck Norris

I've always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you've got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish.

- Chuck Norris

My mother lived through the Great Depression. Her family of 11 children pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and moved to wherever there was work at the time. And in rural Oklahoma, that wasn't easy to find.

- Chuck Norris

A lot of people give up just before they're about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.

- Chuck Norris

When the boogie man goes to sleep he checks his closet for me

- The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book: 101 of Chuck's Favorite Facts and Stories, Chuck Norris

I don't initiate violence, I retaliate.

- Chuck Norris

In 'Expendables 2,' there was a lot of vulgar dialogue in the screenplay. For this reason, many young people wouldn't be able to watch this. But I don't play in movies like this. Due to that, I said, 'I won't be a part of that if the hardcore language is not erased.'

- Chuck Norris

It's important to remember that because these athletes exercise so beyond what even a normal active person would, they generally must also supplement their diet.

- Chuck Norris

Anytime you get action legends together, it has to be a classic.

- Chuck Norris

Violence is my last option.

- Chuck Norris

Unfortunately, in the entertainment field, sometimes you start believing your celebrity. You have a strong tendency to drift from the Lord, which I did. I did drift for a number of years.

- Chuck Norris

If I wanted your opinion, I'd beat it outta ya. - Walker Texas Ranger

- Chuck Norris

Ads sway kids' preferences. Star athletes spokespeople sway kids' preference.

- Chuck Norris

Armed Forces Day on May 21, and the Memorial Day weekend that follows, is a time to honor, remember and recognize those who serve and have served our country, as well as those who have died in service. As we reflect, let's not forget the many sacrifices made at home as well in support of our men and women in uniform.

- Chuck Norris

In 1968, I fought and won the world middleweight karate championship by defeating the world's top fighters. I then held that title until 1974, when I retired undefeated.

- Chuck Norris

It's the bullies who are afraid, are the ones that do all the fighting. It's not the secure kids that get out there and fight. It's the insecure kids.

- Chuck Norris

Good morals lead to good laws.

- Chuck Norris

Let's face it: so much of what we consume is not driven by knowledge but by basic craving and impulse. The process of what we eat starts in our heads. And no one is more in our heads than a food industry that spends billions of dollars in marketing its message in every means possible.

- Chuck Norris

(Taken from the Foreword of 'Do Hard Things') One of my life's principles is to develop myself to the maximum of my potential in all ways and to help others do the same.

- Chuck Norris

Whether we are famous or not, we all need God. We also need other people.

- Chuck Norris

Exercise, prayer, and meditation are examples of calming rituals. They have been shown to induce a happier mood and provide a positive pathway through life's daily frustrations.

- Chuck Norris

Asking your children about their fears or worries about going back to school will help them share their burden.

- Chuck Norris

Getting into a sleep routine before the first week of school will aid in easing the shock of waking up early.

- Chuck Norris

It's official: The biggest back-to-school bullies are anxiety, worry and fear.

- Chuck Norris

Taking in too much added sugar from highly marketed sugary foods and drinks displaces healthier foods in the diet.

- Chuck Norris

Our forefathers increased and decreased the influx of peoples because America was building a melting pot and because certain ethnicities often brought with them certain securities and degrees of productivity.

- Chuck Norris

If the government decides to become a tyrannical government, our guns are to protect us against that.

- Chuck Norris

The final line in the Second Amendment says, 'The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.' That means not by the president, not by Congress.

- Chuck Norris

My mom was essentially a single mother raising three boys. If anyone could have had any reason to give up, it was her. But she didn't, and neither did we.

- Chuck Norris

A walk in nature is a perfect backdrop to combine exercise, prayer, and meditation while enhancing the benefit of these activities.

- Chuck Norris

There's no reason we can't all live harmoniously together, and that's what I would say to the head of Iran.

- Chuck Norris

There's a lot to be done; I just see a total moral decay in our society.

- Chuck Norris

I've got a bulletin for you, folks. I am no superman. I realize that now, but I didn't always.

- Chuck Norris

As six-time world karate champion and then a movie star, I put too much trust in who I was, what I could do, and what I acquired. I forgot how much I needed others and especially God.

- Chuck Norris

I think Christians and Muslims should hug each other.

- Chuck Norris

We either go one direction, left, which would be socialism. Or right, which would be people trying to make the money themselves.

- Chuck Norris

The Apostle Paul did what he had to do to spread the message of God. I realize that that is what I have to do; I have to bite the bullet and overcome my shyness.

- Chuck Norris

Martial arts was really the first thing in my life that I followed through on and accomplished a degree of proficiency for.

- Chuck Norris

I was just a start-and-stop guy. I could never really follow through on anything that I started.

- Chuck Norris

I think you can learn from history.

- Chuck Norris

Whatever luck I had, I made. I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn karate and become world champion.

- Chuck Norris

Some of the most miserable people I know are some of the richest people in America, they are the most miserable individuals I've ever seen.

- Chuck Norris

People need to realise what real happiness and success is, because success as an actor is fleeting. You can be up there one day and gone the next.

- Chuck Norris

A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can't do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do.

- Chuck Norris

I'm a people's actor, not a critics' actor, and I always have been.

- Chuck Norris

I think setting a goal, getting a visual image of what it is you want. You've got to see what it is you want to achieve before you can pursue it.

- Chuck Norris

It wasn't until I went to Korea out of high school and got exposed to the martial arts for the first time and was just completely enamored with the physical ability of the martial arts and making my black belt.

- Chuck Norris

When children are exposed to advertisements for unhealthy food, they will, in turn, consume significantly unhealthier rather than healthy calories as a result.

- Chuck Norris

In America the schools have become too permissive, the kids now are controlling the schools, the tail is wagging the dog. We've got to make a change there and get it back to where the teachers have control of the classrooms.

- Chuck Norris

It's amazing because people come up to me and say, 'Chuck, you're the luckiest guy in the world to be a world karate champion and a movie and TV star.' When they say this to me, I kind of smile because luck had nothing to do with it; God had everything to do with it.

- Chuck Norris

As I travel the world, it seems that younger people identify me merely with some of the folklore in the 'Chuck Norris Facts' - those hyperbolic sayings that elevate my abilities beyond my capabilities. Others view me in light of the character I played in 'Walker, Texas Ranger' or in one of my 20 tough-guy films.

- Chuck Norris

God bless and help all the victims and patriots of 9/11, from the families of Flight 93 passengers to those who were in the Pentagon and Twin Towers as well as others who have fought and presently fight the war on terror.

- Chuck Norris

We can't deal with the flood in the orchards until we cap the floodwaters coming into them. And that means giving our Border Patrol the total resources they need to get their job done, and even utilizing military personnel in particular hot crossing spots.

- Chuck Norris

I would give illegal immigrants already here a three-month grace period to apply for a temporary worker's visa. If they failed to apply within that time frame, they would be considered fugitives, and they would be found and deported.

- Chuck Norris

With ISIS encroaching on the U.S., and its tentacles in all 50 states, according to the FBI, and MS-13 recruiting young migrants coming into our country from Central America, now is the time to secure our borders and save the future of America. I believe only Trump has a plan and passion to do it.

- Chuck Norris