18 Powerful Quotes

  1. “Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  2. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai
  3. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius
  4. “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. Most people listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen R. Covey
  5. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein
  6. “The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Steven Furtick
  7. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
  8. “We judge ourselves by our intentions. And others by their actions.” – Stephen R. Covey
  9. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit
  10. “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
  11. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  12. “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Unknown
  13. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — either way you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  14. “Challenges is what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
  15. “I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. That is when I start counting, because then it really counts. That’s what makes you a champion.” – Muhammad Ali
  16. “True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.” – Paul Sweeney
  17. “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  18. “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

Favorite Movie Tough Guy Lines

Liam Neeson, Taken

“I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.”

John Wayne, The Green Berets

“Out here, due process is a bullet.”

Roddy Piper, They Live

“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass . . . and I’m all out of bubblegum.”

Humphrey Bogart, The Maltese Falcon

“People lose teeth talking like that. If you want to hang around, you’ll be polite.”

Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry

“I know what you’re thinking. ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well? Do ya, punk?”

Robert Mitchum, Cape Fear

“It’s not necessary to lay a foul tongue on me, my friend. I could get upset. Things could get out of hand. Then in self-defense, I could do something to you that you would not like, right here.

Lee Marvin, The Dirty Dozen

“I never went in for embroidery, just results.”

Charles Bronson, Mr. Majestyk

“You make sounds like you’re a mean little ass-kicker, only I ain’t convinced. You keep talking, and I’m gonna take your head off.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Predator

“If it bleeds, we can kill it.”

Chuck Norris, Code of Silence

“If I want your opinion, I’ll beat it out of you.”

Steve McQueen, The Magnificent Seven

“Solving problems isn’t our line. We deal in lead, friend.”

Bruce Lee, Enter the Dragon

“A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come. When the opponent expands, I contract. And when he contracts, I expand. And when there is an opportunity, ‘I’ do not hit: ‘It’ hits all by itself.”

Bruce Willis, Die Hard

“Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.”

Sylvester Stallone, Rambo III

“I’m your worst nightmare.”

James Coburn, Duck, You Sucker

“I used to believe in many things, all of it! Now, I believe only in dynamite.”

Chow Yun-Fat, The Killer

“I always leave one bullet, either for myself or for my enemy.”

Burt Lancaster, Vera Cruz

“Ace used to say: ‘You don’t take any chances you don’t have to. Don’t trust nobody you don’t have to trust, and don’t do no favors you don’t have to do.’ Ace lived long enough to know he was right. He lived thirty seconds after I shot ‘im.”

Sean Connery, Dr. No

“That’s a Smith and Wesson, and you’ve had your six.”

Rusell Crowe, Gladiator

“My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”


A Great Theodore Roosevelt Quote

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic” delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on April 23, 1910

Full script of the speech can be found here http://www.theodore-roosevelt.com/trsorbonnespeech.html