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44 Inspirational MacGyver Quotes For Knowledge And Resourcefulness

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Header image of the article: "44 Inspirational MacGyver Quotes For Knowledge And Resourcefulness" - A selection of quotes from the 80s classic TV Show MacGyver to inspire to use your knowledge and available resources.

Today we want to take you back, back to a time where the internet, smartphones, tablets, portable pcs and other gadgets didn't exist yet.

Back in the 80s, Television was "the gadget" and people were amazed by thrilling series that stay in our minds forever.

Despite no gadgets, there was this guy... named MacGyver who could do it all! 

A TV series character. But we're not talking about a superhero, MacGyver was a regular guy, but with lots of knowledge about chemistry, physics and a whole range of sciences.

"Legend says" all he needed was a paperclip, his swiss knife, duct tape and voilá!
Anything could be accomplished! 

MacGyver was played by actor Richard Dean Anderson, and he worked for an government agency called the Phoenix Foundation run by his pal Peter Thorton.

In each episode, you could see MacGyver coming up with unbelievable solutions to unsolvable situations, using scientific knowledge and the most common items of our daily lives (like a paperclip, a map, a duct tape, or even the legendary swiss knife, no guns allowed!).

MacGyver's knowledge and resourcefulness were amazingly inspiring.

Despite today's technological advance, more than ever, knowledge and resourcefulness must be stimulated and developed if you want to stand out and achieve great things!

On that note, we went deep to find the best MacGyver quotes we could find, so you can get inside the mindset of a man who was all about making the best out of the available resources:

44 Inspirational MacGyver Quotes For Knowledge And Resourcefulness 


1. "I say we trust our instincts, go with our gut. You can't program that. That's our edge." - MacGyver

2. "The great thing about a map: it gets you in and out of places in a lot different ways." - MacGyver

3. "A man once said, 'When you make a friend, you take on a responsibility'." - MacGyver 

Inspirational MacGyver Quotes For Knowledge And Resourcefulness: "The best way to beat a problem is to make it work for you." - MacGyver
4. "The best way to beat a problem is to make it work for you." - MacGyver

5. "Old Minnesota wisdom: if you don't wanna be touched, look downright untouchable." - MacGyver 

6. "You can do anything you wanna do if you put your mind to it." - MacGyver 

7. "Mostly I like to see how the world works. Meet people. Learn how they're different - and the same." - MacGyver

8. "There always seems to be a way to fix things." - MacGyver

9. "If you've got something to say, you should say it. Otherwise, it's just gonna tear you up inside." - MacGyver

10. "That's the way the world gets better... one person at a time." - MacGyver 

11. "I've found from past experiences that the tighter you plan, the more likely you are to run into something unpredictable." - MacGyver
Robin: Then how do we do it? MacGyver: We fake it.

12. "First impressions are very important. And with this group, I knew it'd be critical. So I decided to make a grand entrance ... through their noses." - MacGyver

13. "Some people are scared of anybody who runs free." - MacGyver

14. "We've got a pretty good planet here, as planets go. The trouble is, we're lettin' it go down the drain in too many places." - MacGyver 

Inspirational MacGyver Quotes For Knowledge And Resourcefulness: "Well, when it comes down to me against a situation, I don't like the situation to win." - MacGyver
15. "Well, when it comes down to me against a situation, I don't like the situation to win." - MacGyver

16. "Some people say that there are no more frontiers left for us to conquer. But then again, some people still go out into the wilderness in search of their dream." - MacGyver

17. "There's a fine line in nature that divides the hunter from the hunted." - MacGyver 

18. "It's not so bad to be special... you just have to learn to feel good about it." - MacGyver

19. "You don't go to people with your problems. You come to your friends."- MacGyver

20. "I learned something a long time ago: never laugh at what you don't know." - MacGyver

21“How can you feel confined when you're in touch with the universe?” - MacGyver

22"The past is a strange country. You go back; it doesn't recognize you." - MacGyver


Inspirational MacGyver Quotes For Knowledge And Resourcefulness: "A paperclip can be a wonderous thing. More times than I can remember, one of these has gotten me out of a tight spot." - MacGyver
23"A paperclip can be a wonderous thing. More times than I can remember, one of these has gotten me out of a tight spot." - MacGyver 

24. "I guess the way you look at the world depends on where you are. From up here it looked like a pretty nice place." - MacGyver

25. "A good relationship is a lot like a car. If you want it to work smoothly, you gotta put a lot of work into it, and have the right tools." - MacGyver

26. "What is it with you people? Why are you so afraid of going after the truth?" - MacGyver

27. "Everybody makes mistakes once in a while. The trick is learning to live with it." - MacGyver 

28. "Desperation tends to make one sort of...flexible." - MacGyver

29. "If you don't have the right equipment for the job, you just have to make it yourself." - MacGyver

30. "My old high school physics and chemistry classes come in real handy sometimes. Not to mention the fact that when you're in a squeeze, necessity always seems to come through as the true mother of invention." - MacGyver

31. "Discipline's only a crime when it's enforced by somebody with the sensitivity and judgment of a rock." - MacGyver 

32. "I think you're like a lot of people. You can't see the trees because you're too busy cutting' down the forest." - MacGyver 

Inspirational MacGyver Quotes For Knowledge And Resourcefulness: "When I was a kid, my grandfather used to say to me that ... a fellow's life wasn't worth mentioning if he hadn't shared it with some folks along the way." - MacGyver
33. "When I was a kid, my grandfather used to say to me that ... a fellow's life wasn't worth mentioning if he hadn't shared it with some folks along the way." - MacGyver 

34. "Another day, a whole 'nother set of fresh possibilities ... I'm a sucker for mornings." - MacGyver 

35. "If this is really what you want for yourself, great; that's no crime. But if it isn't, if you wake up thirty years from now, and all you are is thirty years older...that is a crime." - MacGyver

36. "Any problem can be solved with a little ingenuity." - MacGyver 

37. "Well, sometimes things are hidden under the surface...You just gotta know how to bring 'em out." - MacGyver

38. "Only a fool is sure of anything, a wise man keeps on guessing." - MacGyver, quoting Harry (MacGyver's wise grandfather)

39. "It's kinda interesting how you can put one thing with another and cook up the right formula for staying' out of trouble." - MacGyver 

40. "'Every action has a reaction'...you've got to believe that." - MacGyver

41. "It's really nice to wake up in your own neighborhood, and not have to worry about going to work, no plans. Just being able to ease into the day." -  MacGyver

42. "The bag's not for what I take, Colson - it's for what I find along the way." - MacGyver 

43. "We're all gonna die. The trick is not to rush it." - MacGyver 

Inspirational MacGyverQuotes For Knowledge And Resourcefulness: "If this works, it'll keep us from getting caught. If it doesn't, it'll keep us from getting old," - MacGyver
44. "If this works, it'll keep us from getting caught. If it doesn't, it'll keep us from getting old," - MacGyver

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