131+ Powerful Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Powerful Quotes

  • Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. — Wilma Rudolph
  • Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. — Napoleon Bonaparte
  • I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us. ― Veronica Roth
  • To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die. — Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. — Anne Frank
  • But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword. ― Rick Riordan
  • There is nothing impossible to him who will try. — Alexander the Great
  • When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. ― Audre Lorde
  • Desire, burning desire, is basic to achieving anything beyond the ordinary. — Joseph B. Wirthlin
  • Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. — William Shakespeare
  • You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths. Silence? No. ― Alison McGhee
  • Mediocrity will never do. You are capable of something better. — Gordon B. Hinckley
  • Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. — Thomas Edison
  • When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. ― Malala Yousafzai
  • Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. — William Faulkner
  • It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. — Leonardo da Vinci
  • Kneel or bleed. ― Victoria Aveyard
  • Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. — Og Mandino
  • It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. — George Washington
  • No one should need to be big enough to destroy others and all of us must have to be powerful and resourceful enough to protect ourselves. ― Zaman Ali
  • A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits. — Richard Nixon
  • Everything is within your power and your power is within you. ― Janice Trachtman
  • You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them. — Michael Jordan
  • The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. — Che Guevara
  • The problem isn’t that I think so highly of myself. It is just that you think so little of yourself. Live life BIG, BOLD and OUT LOUD! ― Shannon L. Alder
  • Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. — Mary Kay Ash
  • A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines. — Benjamin Franklin
  • It was the truth, and like any truth, it was powerful. ― Melissa de la Cruz
  • Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. — Theodore Roosevelt
  • It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. — Charles Darwin
  • Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals. — Dorothy Height
  • One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world. — Malala Yousafzai
  • Big dreams create the magic that stir men’s souls to greatness. — Bill McCartney
  • You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. — Malcolm X
  • If we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it? — Lee Strasberg
  • Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re probably right. — Henry Ford
  • You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness. — Zig Ziglar
  • One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. — Sigmund Freud
  • Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. — Napoleon Hill
  • I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine. — Bruce Lee
  • When you have had a taste of excellence, you cannot go back to mediocrity. — Maximillian Degenerez
  • I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him. — Galileo Galilei
  • The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it’s a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free. — Charles R. Swindoll
  • When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt. — Henry J. Kaiser
  • No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.”— William Hazlitt
  • In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. — Albert Einstein
  • No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. — Isaac Newton
  • The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. — Michelangelo
  • I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. — Mozart
  • I came, I saw, I conquered. — Julius Caesar
  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. — Martin Luther King
  • Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. — Mahatma Gandhi
  • Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please. — Karl Marx
  • Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. — Nikola Tesla
  • The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. — Nelson Mandela
  • Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. — John F. Kennedy
  • I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. — Maya Angelou
  • Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. — Aristotle
  • Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. — Charlie Chaplin
  • Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. — Winston S. Churchill
  • I think; therefore, I am. — René Descartes
  • Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting. — Sun Tzu
  • You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. — Marcus Aurelius
  • Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. — Khalil Gibran
  • The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. — Socrates
  • One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying. — Jeanne d’Arc
  • Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold. — Bob Marley
  • I start early and I stay late, day after day, year after year, it took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success. — Lionel Messi
  • Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong. — Anonymous
  • May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future. — Anonymous
  • A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. — William G.T. Shedd
  • A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. — Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
  • If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said, ‘Faster horses’. — Henry Ford.
  • A tiger doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep. — Shahir Zag
  • Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see. — Mark Twain
  • The idea is to die young as late as possible. — Ashley Montagu
  • Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win. — Tom Fleming
  • If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. — Bruce Lee
  • We choose to go to the moon and do these other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. — John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. — Milton Berle
  • I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. — Maya Angelou
  • There ain’t no problem that some other dude didn’t have 1,000 years ago. — Will Smith
  • Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, it’s OK to lose. I don’t. You have to be merciless. — Magnus Carlsen
  • One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching. — Gerard Way
  • Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. — W.B. Yeats
  • Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. — C.S. Lewis
  • People often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning. — Mahatma Gandhi
  • I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. — Muhammad Ali
  • Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes. — Antisthenes
  • Be like the flower that gives fragrance even to the hand that crushes it. — Ali Ibn Abi Talib
  • Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. — Henry Ford
  • The greatest mistake you can ever make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one. — Ellen Hubbard
  • Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity. — Will Smith
  • It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default. — J.K. Rowling
  • Sometimes I want to ask God why he allows poverty, famine, and injustice when He could do something about it, but I’m afraid he might just ask me the same question. — Abdu’l-Baha
  • Opportunity is missed by people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. — Thomas Alva Edison
  • It has been said that a person may have ten years of experience, or one year of experience repeated ten times. — Yukiso Yamamoto
  • Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. — Steve Jobs
  • Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that, because what the world needs is people that have come alive. — Howard Thurman
  • As men grow old enough to look back on their lives, any pain they have does not come from the things at which they failed, but the things they never tried. — Antwan McLean
  • Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength. — Napoleon Bonaparte
  • If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story. — Berry Pratchett
  • When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky. — Buddha
  • Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. — Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler. — Albert Einstein
  • What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? — Robert Schuller
  • It is never too late to be what you might have been. — George Eliot
  • Talent is luck. The important thing in life is courage. — Woody Allen
  • Not until we are lost, do we begin to find ourselves. — Henry David Thoreau
  • Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. — John Wooden
  • A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. — Winston Churchill
  • I don’t know what frightens me more, the power that crushes us, or our endless ability to endure it. — Gregory David Roberts
  • Today I do what others won’t, so that tomorrow I can accomplish what others don’t. — Jerry Rice
  • The most important things are the hardest to say because words diminish them. — Stephen King
  • Don’t confuse comfort with happiness. — Dean Karnazes
  • Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. — Maori Proverb
  • I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. — Dudley Field Malone
  • If you want to shine like the sun, first burn like the sun. — APJ Abdul Kalam
  • Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin
  • Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. — Ancient Indian Proverb
  • You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. — William Faulkner
  • Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can? — Sun Tzu
  • Believe you can and you’re halfway there. — Theodore Roosevelt
  • One man with courage makes a majority. — Andrew Jackson
  • Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively. — Dalai Lama
  • Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill
  • Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination. — Roy L. Goodman
  • Every moment is a fresh beginning. — T.S Eliot
  • Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow. — Vincent van Gogh
  • Turn your wounds into wisdom. — Oprah Winfrey
  • People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things. — Edmund Hillary

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