53 Badass Quotes That Will Get You Going Again

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1. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Napoleon Hill
2. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan
3. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
John Lennon
4. We become what we think about.
Earl Nightingale
5. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.
Mark Twain
6. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Christopher Columbus
7. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
Mark Twain
8. When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.
Erma Bombeck
9. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
George Addair
10. We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
11. Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.
Ancient Indian Proverb
12. First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
13. Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
14. Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
Jamie Paolinetti
15. What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”
Bob Dylan
16. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
Bill Cosby
17. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
Farrah Gray
18. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
19. Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
20. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Dalai Lama
21. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
Maya Angelou
22. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
Gloria Steinem
23. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
Mae Jemison
24. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
Beverly Sills
25. Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt
26. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Ayn Rand
27. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Henry Ford
28. It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln
29. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin
30. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!”
Audrey Hepburn
31. You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.
32. Just keep coming home to yourself, you are the one who you’ve been waiting for.
Byron Katie
33. A bird on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on her own wings. Always believe in yourself.
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34. Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.
Ann Bradford
35. You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.
Jennifer Freeman
36. I’m striving to be more me than I have ever been.
37. Do not compare. You paint differently because you are different.
Frank Lynn
38. Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.
Rae Smith
39. Aging is not ‘lost youth,’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength. It’s a different stage of life, and if you are going to pretend it’s youth, you are going to miss it. You are going to miss the surprises, the possibilities, and the evolution that we are just beginning to know about because there are no role models, no guideposts, and no signs.
Betty Friedan
40. Stars can’t shine without darkness
41. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust
42. Those who don’t believe in MAGIC will never find it!
43. And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin
44. Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves to the ordinary.
Cecil Beaton
45. Everyone is a genius. But, if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.
Albert Einstein
46. We lose ourselves in the things we love, we find ourselves there too.
Kristin Martz
47. Ask yourself this question, will this matter a year from now?
Richard Carlson
48. Never let success get to your head, never let failure get to your heart
Maurice Lavelle
49. When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or let it strengthen you.
50. I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
Dr. Seuss
51. Surround yourself with only people who are going to life you higher
Oprah Winfrey
52. If you are not willing to look stupid, nothing great is ever going to happen to you
Dr. House
53. When we know ourselves to be connected to all others, acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do.
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