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Duane Chapman Quotes

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Duane Chapman quotes: on righting wrongs, stepping up as a dad, catching bad guys, and dealing with Beth’s death.

“Faith is the substance of hope – of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.  So if you can hope for it and imagine it, and keep imagining and hoping and seeing yourself driving a new car, or seeing yourself getting that job, or seeing yourself excel, seeing yourself help that person – that is faith.”

“Six men can carry you or 12 men can judge you.  You decide!”

“The difference between a wise man and a fool is a wise man learns his lessons from other people’s mistakes and a fool only learns from his own.”

“Just because we fell one time doesn’t mean we can’t get up and let our light shine.”

“I’m going to be Dog, and I’m going to be an entertainer.  And I’m going to make mistakes.”

“The knowing is easy.  It’s the doing that gives us trouble.”

“Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.”

“You can’t be afraid to put out a fire if you’re a fireman.  You can’t be afraid to be a police officer and carry a gun if you’re afraid to get up and go out there.  So you’ve got to put that fear to the side and go out in faith to overcome that.”

“I usually get taught lessons the hard way, because God wants me to remember.”

“Where mercy is shown, mercy is given.”

“There’s hope – a miracle happened to me.”

“We inherit nothing truly, but what our actions make us worthy of.”

“Born on a mountain, raised in a cave.  Arresting fugitives is all I crave.”

“I love what I do.  I love to capture the guy.  I love to tell the victim, ‘Don’t worry anymore.  They’re in jail.’  And this is my way to heaven.  This is my way to contribute to America what I know how to do best, and that’s… chase down the predator.”

“You’ve got to be fit.  You’ve got to be both fast on your feet and strong in your body.”

“I’ve been a biker, I’ve been a convict, I’ve been a husband, father and son.”

“I am very happy, and God has blessed me, and there’s no doubt, no doubt, that miracles happened in my life but I would not want my children, my family, my friends, or someone who doesn’t know me to have to go through what I went through, at all.”

“Very proud and very blessed.  Lucky is what it is.  In order to be successful, you have to believe in some supernatural power.”

“Forgiveness is a huge part of my life.  I must forgive a lot of people for things once in a while, but mostly I’m in the business of telling people that they have to be able to forgive.”

“My father is the reason I am the way I am today.  He’s why I acted up and he’s why I prayed to be the opposite of him.  We made up before he died but I vowed to never raise my kids like how he raised me.”

“I say to all fathers – be as good as you can be – because your sons and daughters will follow in your footsteps.”

“The key to quality time is found in the values and priorities you as parents determine to cherish and implement in your home.”

“[On the death of his wife] You try to remember you’re celebrating the life, but right now we’re mourning the death.   For a few years, we knew this day would come, but it came really unexpected, really fast.  It’s a hard fight.  She fought hard.   She hiked the stairway to heaven.  We all love you, Beth.  See you on the other side.”

“I stay positive and, you know, you can’t admit defeat; you just cannot.  I have to stay strong.”

“When you break someone down – make sure you always raise them up higher than they were before.”

“You know, God gives me that inner strength, that super strength to get through things.”

“Dog is God spelled backward.”

“I’m just going to keep going and going.”

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