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25 Most Hardcore Quotes Ever Uttered

25 Most Hardcore Quotes Ever Uttered

When President Teddy Roosevelt was shot in the chest before giving a speech he refused to go to the hospital. Instead he told the crowd that he been shot but it takes “more than that to kill a Bull Moose”. He then proceeded to talk for 90 more minutes before finally agreeing to get medical attention. If you don’t think that’s hardcore, then we are sorry for not including you on this list because you must be the most hardcore person ever. For the rest of us mere mortals, get ready to feel some goosebumps because these are the 25 most hardcore quotes ever uttered.


“Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know that you fully understand that I have been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose” – Teddy Roosevelt continuing with his 90 minute speech although he had just survived an assassination attempt. He didn’t leave the podium until it was over.

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“The first billion is a helluva lot harder” – Oil tycoon T. Boone Picken responding to Rapper Drake’s tweet that the “first million is the hardest”

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“I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers” – Stephen Hawking when questioned about his IQ

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“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“No damn man kills me and lives.” – Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest after being shot by a subordinate officer. Although he survived the wound, he killed his assailant anyway.

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“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

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“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

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“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

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“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” – Beverly Sills

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“We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.” – Winston Churchill

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“All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it.” – H. L. Mencken

“All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it.

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“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretsky

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” - Wayne Gretsky

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“There is no problem so bad that you cannot make it worse.” – Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield explaining a popular phrase among his astronaut colleagues

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“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Shoot twice and go home” – The quarter million strong Swiss militia responding to Kaiser Wilhelm II when he asked them what they would do if half a million Germans invaded their lands

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“I demolish my bridges behind me. Then there is no choice but forward” – Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer

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“It’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees” – Emiliano Zapata

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“Then we shall fight our battle in the shade.” – Dienekes, a Spartan soldier, when he was informed that Persian arrows would be so numerous as “to block out the sun”

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“Give me liberty or give me death” – Patrick Henry

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“Because it is there” – Sir George Leigh Mallory on being questioned about why he wanted to climb Mt. Everest

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“Had I been your husband, I would have drank that.” – Winston Churchill responding to lady Nancy Astor when she told him, “Had I been your wife, I would have mixed poison in your tea”

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“Molon labe” (translated as “come and get them”) – King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army’s demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae. Still today, Leonidas’ words are inscribed under the monument made at Thermopylae in his honor.

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“The real hero is the man who fights even though he is scared.” – General George Smite Patton, Jr.

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“Retreat? Hell, we just got here!” – US Marine Captain Lloyd Williams when advised to withdraw by a French officer near Lucy-le-Bocage on June 1, 1918

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“If” – The Spartan’s reply to Philip II of Macedon’s warning that “If I win this war you will be slaves forever”

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4 replies on “25 Most Hardcore Quotes Ever Uttered”

I like how Americans, especially soldiers, like to identify with the Spartans,as if, they somehow inherited another country’s achievements. I wonder if you know that the Spartan training system as principally based around sodomy?

I have heard that after the “fight them on the beaches…” speech Churchill turned off the mic and said “And if that doesn’t work we’ll throw bottles at them, because that’s all we’ll have left.” Which makes it kinda more badass.

Drac, the training was based around good, solid, military training… the sodomy was encouraged because they thought it made a more tight knit, cohesive and stronger military group to have strong emotional ties to your comrades.

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