23 Inspiring Louis Zamperini Quotes from The Hero Himself

actor, Jack O'Connell portraying Louis Zamperini in Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, Unbroken
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May he rest in peace.

If You're Feeling Down Turn To 23 Louis Zamperini Quotes for Inspiration

If you don't know who Louis Zamperini is, we highly suggest reading more about his incredible life, here. He was a national treasure and an upstanding human being, a true American hero.

Maybe you saw, Unbroken a movie directed by Angelina Jolie that highlighted his career as an Olympian and later a soldier and prisoner of war. His resilience is inspiring which is why we decided to gather up some of the best Louis Zamperini quotes. The story of Louis Zamperini is incredible and his words are equally poignant.

Take a look at some inspiring Louis Zamperini quotes. Then hit the pavement reading all about his incredible life. If you need a bit of iinspiration today, you'll find it in the amazing words of an American hero.

Louis Zamperini Quotes

  • "Every soldier should learn survival on land, sea, and in the air."

  • "To live, a man needs food, water, and a sharp mind."

  • "If you hate somebody, it's like a boomerang that misses its target and comes back and hits you in the head. The one who hate is the one who hurts."

  • "A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory."

  • "When you're on a raft you pay like in a foxhole."

  • "I was a rotten kid. My excitement came from seeing what I could get away with."

Inspiring Louis Zamperini Quotes

  • "To persevere, I think, is important for everybody. Don't give up, don't give in."

  • "I've made it this far and refused to give up because all my life I had always finished the race."

  • "God knew my needs and took care accordingly."

  • "However dark the night, however dim our hopes, the light will always follow darkness."

  • "I remember my brother telling me that one minute of pain was worth a lifetime of glory."

  • "Pain is that last quarter of a mile. You feel it, but when you're through raging, your while body just feels elated. So the pain is worth it."

  • "If I can take it, I can make it."

  • "You have to reach deep within yourself to see if you are willing to make the sacrifices."

  • "The one who forgives never brings up the past to that person's face. When you forgive, it's like it never happened. True forgiveness is complete and total."

  • "Never give up. No matter what."

Unforgettable Louis Zamperini Quotes

  • "The world, we'd discovered, doesn't love you like your family loves you."

  • "That's one thing you learn in sports. You don't give up; you fight to the finish."

  • "Self esteem can't win you a race if you're not in shape."

  • "Unbroken was published as a help to society."

  • "All I want to tell young people is that you're not going to be anything in life unless you learn to commit to a goal. You have to reach deep within yourself to see if you are willing to make the sacrifices."

  • "Don't be afraid to make mistakes; they are just the stepping-stones to success."

  • "You only have one life. You should never be too busy to save it."

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