Did the actor John Wayne create these rules? They're widely attributed to him, but I couldn't find when and where he said them.

They seem to be widely attributed to him


Also here

John Wayne's rules

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    Can you provide an example of where these quotes are attributed to him that isn't just a random image on iFunny?
    – F1Krazy
    Oct 21, 2021 at 15:51
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    3-5 don't appear to be rules at all...
    – user11643
    Oct 24, 2021 at 15:25

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Maybe John Wayne said it. But he was probably not the first one.

Searchquotes lists the source of

Money can't buy happiness, but it's a lot more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.

as "unknown"

Found this on line:

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See also The Jewish Humor and Joke Page

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    You're probably right, but "I found a couple of random websites mentioning it without attributing it to him" feels like rather weak evidence to me. Can you give any reason why these are more likely to be correct than the random websites in the question which do attribute it to him?
    – IMSoP
    Oct 21, 2021 at 20:39

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