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35 Quotes That Will Make You Want To Kick Ass

We can all use motivation sometimes, can’t we? We’ve got something to inspire you— quotes that will make you want to kick ass!

We need to hear and be reminded of words that are going to make us want to go after what we’ve been hesitant about. We need that extra little push. These quotes will do just that for you.

35 Quotes That Will Make You Want To Kick Ass

  1. “Tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver
  2. “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau
  3. “Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.” – Hans Christian Andersen
  4. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon
  5. “There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.” – Coco Chanel
  6. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra
  7. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde
  8. “This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time.” – Chuck Palahniuk
  9. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray
  10. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford
  11. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac
  12. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins
  13. “Maybe, if you put your disbelief aside, roll up your sleeves, take some risks, and totally go for it, you’ll wake up one day and realize you’re living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.” – Jen Sincero
  14. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg
  15. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
  16. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
  17. “You won’t know until you try. Create without fear. If you mess up, who cares? You learn and move on.” – Michelle McHargue
  18. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for” – Oprah Winfrey
  19. “A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell
  20. “To achieve what 1% of the world’s population has, you must be willing to do what only 1% dares to do.” – Manoj Arora
  21. “If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.”- Anthony Bourdain
  22. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
  23. “You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge. Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone-profusely. But don’t apologize being who are you.” – Danielle LaPorte
  24. “I wanted the whole world or nothing.” – Charles Bukowski
  25. “Whatever it is that you think you want to do, and whatever it is that you think stands between you and that, stop making excuses. You can do anything.” – Katia Beauchamp,
  26. “Failing is a crucial part of success. Every time you fail and get back up, you practice perseverance, which is the key to life. Your strength comes in your ability to recover.” – Michelle Obama
  27. “Say yes, and you’ll figure it out later.” – Tina Fey
  28. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. – Florence Nightingale
  29. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield
  30. “I learned to push the envelope when it comes to asking questions or making requests. And if you hear ‘that’s not possible,’ then to ask ‘what is possible,’ instead of just saying thank you and leaving.” – Emily Weiss
  31. “Show up in every single moment like you’re meant to be there.”– Marie Forleo
  32. “When you exude confidence, others will naturally follow you. Once you have built that self-confidence, make it your priority to lead by example.” – Kendra Scott
  33. “We have been dying since we got here and forgot to enjoy the view – live fully.” – Rupi Kaur
  34. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
  35. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life — and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

What are your favorite quotes?

About the Author

Michelle Ioannou

Michelle graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelors of Arts '13 and a Master of Arts '14. She's currently working in corporate America with a side of freelance writing. She wants you to learn from her experiences and mistakes so your 20s can be your best decade. When she's not working, she's likely planning her escape to a tropical island.