A lot of people give up just before they’re about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.
A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can’t do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do.
Good morals lead to good laws.
I definitely feel I do have God in my corner.
I don’t initiate violence, I retaliate.
I gave my life to the Lord at 12. I was baptized at 12.
I haven’t always been warmly welcomed for holding my conservative positions in Hollywood. Then again, I’ve never been very good at being politically correct either, on or off screen. So why start now?
I think I can achieve more outside the political arena.
I think setting a goal, getting a visual image of what it is you want. You’ve got to see what it is you want to achieve before you can pursue it.
I think you can learn from history.
I’m a people’s actor, not a critics’ actor, and I always have been.
I’m a very religious person.
I’ve always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you’ve got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish.
I’ve been very fortunate to be able to use my series as a platform to show a good message for the kids.
In America the schools have become too permissive, the kids now are controlling the schools, the tail is wagging the dog. We’ve got to make a change there and get it back to where the teachers have control of the classrooms.
It wasn’t until I went to Korea out of high school and got exposed to the martial arts for the first time and was just completely enamored with the physical ability of the martial arts and making my black belt.
It’s amazing because people come up to me and say, ‘Chuck, you’re the luckiest guy in the world to be a world karate champion and a movie and TV star.’ When they say this to me, I kind of smile because luck had nothing to do with it; God had everything to do with it.
It’s the bullies who are afraid, are the ones that do all the fighting. It’s not the secure kids that get out there and fight. It’s the insecure kids.
Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.
People need to realise what real happiness and success is, because success as an actor is fleeting. You can be up there one day and gone the next.
Some of the most miserable people I know are some of the richest people in America, they are the most miserable individuals I’ve ever seen.
Truthfully, I’m proud of each of my films in a certain way.
Unfortunately, people are re-interpreting the Constitution as a living document, and it’s not. It’s a solid-based document and it shouldn’t be played with.
Violence is my last option.
Well, I grew up as a democrat.
Whatever luck I had, I made. I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn karate and become world champion.
When I got into the film business, my aim was to adopt a positive persona, of a guy who fights against injustice. And it saved me, because my acting was atrocious to say the least!
While I filmed the ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ series for eight and a half years, I had never had much time to read, except for screenplays of the episodes.