"Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Clint Eastwood on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Clint Eastwood on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Clint Eastwood on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Clint Eastwood on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Clint Eastwood on Booker T. Washington
"I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me."
"I mean, I've always been a libertarian. Leave everybody alone. Let everybody else do what they want. Just stay out of everybody else's hair."
"I just think it is important that you realize , that you're the best in the world. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican or whether you're libertarian or whatever, you are the best. And we should not ever forget that. And when somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go."
"You always want to quit while you are ahead. You don't want to be like a fighter who stays too long in the ring until you're not performing at your best."
"There's a lot of great movies that have won the Academy Award, and a lot of great movies that haven't. You just do the best you can."