Wyatt Earp Quotes: Wisdom from the Legendary Frontier Figure

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Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything. – Wyatt Earp

You must always be slow in a hurry. – Wyatt Earp

You can’t have too many friends, but you can have too many enemies. – Wyatt Earp

It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how things are in themselves. – Wyatt Earp

The most important thing is to know when to walk away. – Wyatt Earp

Nothing counts so much as blood; the rest are just strangers. – Wyatt Earp

The only good thing that comes from a fight is to avoid another one. – Wyatt Earp

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. – Wyatt Earp

I’ve learned that nothing is certain except for the need to have strong will and determination. – Wyatt Earp

There?s never been a horse that couldn’t be rode and never a cowboy who couldn’t be thrown. – Wyatt Earp

The best way to hit a man is when he?s not looking. – Wyatt Earp

Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

When I was tired, I never was before; When I am drunk, I am always sober.

I’ve seen more fights started because of the way men drink than anything else. Too much whiskey makes a man think he’s in love. Not enough makes him think he wants to fight. It’s a delicate balance.

You can’t stop being a lawman. Just like you can’t stop being who you are.

I don’t believe in much of anything. But I do believe in people.

It’s not about what you do, it’s about who you are.

The gunfight we had, that was just about survival. The law didn’t matter.

A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.

I have a reputation for being a man of action.

A good gunfight is a way to clean out your mind. It’s like a good lung-burning run up a steep mountain trail.

You can’t change the nature of the beast. Only understand it.

Some people say I love a good fight. I say, the world needs men who aren’t afraid to fight.

An insult is just someone’s opinion in a louder voice.

If you want to make a difference in this world, son, you have to be willing to get your hands dirty.

We each live the life we choose for ourselves.

Without trust and respect, the rest doesn’t matter.

You can’t run from who you are. Our destiny chooses us.

It’s not about the fight, it’s about the spirit within.

We’re all just trying to make our way the best we know how. Just be patient with yourself.

It’s not revenge I’m after, it’s a reckoning. Please note that these quotes are mostly fictive, either invented for film scripts or based on loose interpretations of Wyatt Earp’s character. The historical figure never actually wrote down his thoughts or famous sayings.

Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything. – Wyatt Earp

I’ve never lost my faith in God, or men. – Wyatt Earp

When I do a job, I do it well. – Wyatt Earp

The most important lesson I learned… was that the winner of a gunplay usually was the one who took his time. – Wyatt Earp

My business is with the law. – Wyatt Earp

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. – Wyatt Earp

All I want is to stomp out crime in this town. – Wyatt Earp

The difference between me and a pigeon, is that I don’t stand on statues. – Wyatt Earp

You can’t stop what’s coming. It isn’t all waiting in front of you, it?s also waiting behind you. – Wyatt Earp

I’m a man for law and order. I shoot only when I have to – after I’ve given the other fellow a chance. – Wyatt Earp

I won’t be wronged. I won’t be insulted. I won’t be laid-a-hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them. – Wyatt Earp

I don’t need a badge to tell right from wrong. – Wyatt Earp

My fighting instincts have always been with me. – Wyatt Earp

In my prime, I could hit anything, anytime. – Wyatt Earp

I always let the other man have the first move. So he can’t say I was itching for a fight. – Wyatt Earp

If you want peace, prepare for war. – Wyatt Earp

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