115 Badass Quotes That Supercharge Your Motivation


Sometimes you simply need something to shock you.

Something that will give you a tremendous boost of inspiration and get you back on the correct road towards your goals and aspirations with your focus resharpened.

Therefore in today’s article I’d like to give the 115 most powerful, inspiring and greatest badass quotes.

To raise your energy levels up a notch or three, supercharge your motivation and to unleash your inner badass so you begin going fearlessly towards what you want and need in your life.


And if you want even more inspiring and uplifting inspiration then check out this article with quotations about encouragement and this one loaded with you are awesome quotes.

Motivational Badass Quotes
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the fortitude to lose sight of the shore.”
— André Gide

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will employ you to create theirs.”
— Farrah Gray

“The three most destructive addictions are heroin, carbs, and a monthly salary.”
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“It is not the critic who matters; not the one who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds might 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 and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, 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 he fails while daring greatly.
So that his position will never be among those cold and timid spirits who know neither triumph nor defeat.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

“When you want to achieve as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”
— Eric Thomas

“You may be unhappy if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”
— Beverly Sils

“The greatest retribution is tremendous success.”
— Frank Sinatra

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
— Samuel Beckett

“Be bold, be unusual, be impractical, be anything that will proclaim integrity of purpose and creative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the banal, the slaves to the ordinary.”
— Cecil Beaton

“Nobody's paying attention to anybody else at all. You assume everyone is, but they're not. So take as long as you want if you're skilled. You'll catch their attention again if you have a cause to.”
— B.J Novak

“Either I will find a way, or I will create one.”
— Philip Sidney

“I've missed more than 9000 shots throughout my career. I've lost over 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 throughout my life. And that is why I succeed.”
— Michael Jordan

“Push that snooze button and you’ll wind up working for someone who didn’t.”
— Eric Thomas

“Never stop being you. I am aiming to be the greatest myself I can be. Do what you love and you will be badass.”
— Terry Crews

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
— Zig Ziglar

“Take time to ponder; but when the moment for action comes, stop thinking and plunge in.”
— Napoleon Bonaparte

“People do not deliberate to become remarkable. They resolve to do amazing things.”
– Edmund Hillary

“The way to get started is to cease talking and begin doing.”
- Walt Disney

“When a courageous young guy stands up to the giant bully, the world, and grabs him confidently by the beard, he is frequently shocked to discover it slips off in his hand, and that it was merely tied on to frighten away the timid adventurers.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Show me a somebody who has never made a mistake and I'll show you someone who has never accomplished much.”
— Joan Collins

“You are never too old to set another goal or to create a new dream.”
— C.S. Lewis

“Dreams may come true, but there is a secret. They're accomplished via the alchemy of tenacity, dedication, commitment, passion, practice, concentration and hard work. Things happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks.”
— Elbert Hubbard

“Do what you believe in your heart to be right - because you’ll be ridiculed anyway.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you can't outplay them, outwork them.”
— Ben Hogan

“Don’t wish things were easy, wish you were better.”
— Jim Rohn

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
— Abraham Lincoln

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more prevalent than failed individuals with talent. Brilliance will not; unrewarded genius is practically legendary. Education will not; the world is full with educated derelicts. Persistence and resolve alone are omnipotent.”
— Calvin Coolidge

“When adversity occurs, that's when you have to be the most calm, take a step back, remain strong, keep grounded and push on.”
– LL Cool J

“Limitations reside only in our brains. Yet if we apply our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”
— Jamie Paolinett

“If you don't construct your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
— Jim Rohn

“The most encouraging piece of advice I've heard is just to endure. My parents encouraged me to always keep going no matter what from an early age. Sometimes it seems too tough to press onward. I continually tell myself, ‘This too will pass,' and then I redouble my efforts.”
— Liya Kebede

“And the day came when the danger to stay tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it required to blossom.”
— Anais Nin

“Life isn't about discovering oneself. Life is about constructing yourself.”
— George Bernard Shaw

Inspiring Badass Quotes
“Challenges are what make life fascinating and conquering them is what makes life meaningful.”
— Joshua J. Marine

“Tough times never endure, but tough people do”
— Dr. Robert Schuller

“Remembering that you are going to die is the greatest method I know to escape the trap of believing you have anything to lose” \s– Steve Jobs

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us simply get up and get to work.”
— Stephen King

“It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can be struck, and keep pushing forward.”
— Rocky Balboa

“Let the refining and developing of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.”
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“A bird on a tree is never worried of the branch breaking, since her faith is not on the branch but on her own wings. Always believe in yourself.”
– Unknown

“The edge - there is no honest way to convey it since the only people who actually know where it is are the ones who have gone over.”
— Hunter S. Thompson

“The final measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and ease, but where he stands during times of challenge and controversy.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.

“I am glad for all of them who said no to me. Is because of them I’m doing it myself.”
- Albert Einstein

“Tell the negative committee that meets within your brain to sit down and shut up.”
— Ann Bradford

“Success is doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the obtaining; in the attempting, not the winning. Success is a personal benchmark, going for the greatest that is in us, being all that we can be.”
— Zig Ziglar

Insightful Badass Quotes
“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the courage to survive a challenging one.”
- Bruce Lee

“Either write something worth reading or accomplish something worth writing.”
— Benjamin Franklin

“When everything appears to be going against you, remember that the aircraft takes off against the wind, not with it.”
— Henry Ford

“When others attempt to defame you, simply remember who you are and whose you are. Lift your head up and keep pushing.”
— Germany Kent

“For every reason it's not conceivable, there are hundreds of others who have confronted the same conditions and succeeded.”
- Jack Canfield

“Life's fights don't always go to the stronger or quicker guy. But sooner or later, the one who triumphs is the man who feels he can.”
— Vince Lombardi

“The distinctive quality of the loser is to deplore, in broad terms, mankind's shortcomings, prejudices, paradoxes, and irrationality-without utilizing them for fun and profit.”
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Never be scared to fall apart because it is a chance to recreate yourself the way you wish you had been all along.”
— Rae Smith

“When I'm old and dying, I hope to look back on my life and think, ‘Wow, that was an adventure,' not, ‘Wow, I definitely felt safe.'”
— Tom Preston-Werner

“The issue isn’t who is going to allow me: it’s who is going to stop me.”
— Ayn Rand

“I was thinking one day and I realized that if I only had someone behind me all the way to push me I could make a significant impact. Nobody came along like that so I simply became that person for myself.”
– Unknown

“If you hear a voice inside you say ‘you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
— Vincent Van Gogh

“And after the storm is done, you won't recall how you got it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure if the storm is actually ended. But one thing is clear. As you emerge out of the storm, you won't be the same person who went in. That's what this storm's all about.”
— Haruki Murakami

“Everything may be stolen from a man save one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to select one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.”
— Viktor Frankl

“Twenty years from now you will be more dissatisfied by the things that you didn't accomplish than by the ones you did do. So cast off the bowlines. Sail away from the secure harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
- Mark Twain

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Wise Badass Quotes
“If you are working on something that you genuinely care about, you don't have to be pushed. The image draws you.”
- Steve Jobs

“You are permitted to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.”
— Sophia Bush

“Do the tough things while they are easy and do the great things while they are little. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
— Lao Tzu

“Scar tissue is stronger than ordinary tissue. Acknowledge the strength, go on.”
— Henry Rollins

“There is only one way to escape criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”
– Aristotle

“You have the freedom to be yourself, your genuine self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way.”
— Richard Bach

“The fact is that our best moments are more likely to come when we are feeling extremely uncomfortable, sad, or unsatisfied. Because it is only at such times, spurred by our pain, that we are likely to break out of our ruts and start exploring for other methods or truer answers.”
— M. Scott Peck

“Only those who are ready to risk going too far might potentially find out how far one can go.”
— T.S Elliot

“When we desire for life without obstacles, remind us that trees grow strong in opposite winds and diamonds are formed under pressure.”
— Peter Marshall

“There are two sorts of individuals who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are frightened to try and those who are terrified you will succeed.”
— Ray Goforth

“We can readily forgive a toddler who is scared of the dark; the true tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
– Plato

“Remember: no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you are facing a new challenge or being asked to do something that you have never done before don’t be scared to go out. You have more capacity than you believe you have but you will never realize it until you make a demand on yourself for more.”
— Joyce Meyer

“The amateur feels he must first conquer his fear; then he can perform his task. The expert understands that fear can never be conquered. He understands there is no such thing as a brave fighter or a dread-free artist.”
— Steven Pressfield

“I’m not here to live up to your expectations and you’re not here to live up to mine.”
- Bruce Lee

“Every difficulty, every dilemma, every dead end we find ourselves confronting in life, simply looks insurmountable within a specific frame or point of view. Expand the box, or establish another frame around the data, and issues evaporate, while new possibilities appear.”
— Rosamund Stone Zander

“There is no traffic bottleneck along the additional mile.”
— Roger Staubach

“Never let success go to your head, never let loss get to your heart.”
- Maurice Lavelle

“You may meet many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In reality, it may be important to experience the setbacks, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still emerge out of it.”
— Maya Angelou

“The greatest way to achieve in this world is to act on the advise you provide to others.”
– Unknown

“Keep on going, and the odds are that you will stumble across something, possibly when you are least expecting it. I never heard of somebody ever stumbling over anything sitting down.”
— Charles F. Kettering

“The greatest way out is always through.”
— Robert Frost

“At the end of the day, who cares? What's the big deal? I'm here, I'm going to do my best, and I'm going to go home, and my family's there… Even if my entire world's tangled up in this, who cares?”
— Shaun White

“Don’t wait. The moment will never be quite right.”
— Napoleon Hill

Short Badass Quotes
“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”
— Billie Jean King

“Do now what others won't and accomplish tomorrow what others can't.”
— Jerry Rice

“Obsessed is merely a term that the lazy use to characterize the dedicated.”
— Russell Warren

“Fall seven times. Stand up eight.”
— Ancient Japanese Proverb

“To reach greatness one should live as if they would never die.”
— François de La Rochefoucauld

“The finest vengeance is to live on and prove yourself.”
— Eddie Vedder

“If you want fly you need to give up the sh*t that drags you down.”
— Toni Morrison

“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?”
— Joe Namath

“Strength and progress only come through persistent work and struggle.”
— Napoleon Hill

“The way to inner calm starts with three tiny words: Not my problem.”
– Unknown

“See simplicity in the difficult. Attain grandeur in simple things.”
— Lao Tzu

“Nothing lasts forever. At time we are all memories and a death certificate. Don’t spend your time here on this Earth.”
– Unknown

“You have enemies? Good. It suggests you've stood up for something, somewhere in your life.”
— Winston S. Churchill

“Our biggest vulnerability resides in quitting up. The most surefire way to triumph is always to try just one more time.”
— Thomas Edison

“Whether you believe you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”
— Henry Ford

“If you don’t like the route you’re walking, start paving another one.”
— Dolly Parton

“Not everyone likes me, but not everyone matters.”
– Unknown

Short and Punchy Badass Quotes
“Someday is not a day of the week.”
— Denise Brennan-Nelson

“You create possibilities by performing, not complaining.”
— Muriel Siebert

“I came here to chew bubble gum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubble gum.”
– Roddy Piper

“Always keep your head high, and your middle finger higher.”
– Unknown

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
– Confucius

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
– Arthur Ashe

“It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.”
– Eckhart Tolle

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”
– Mike Tyson

“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.”
– Amelia Earhart

“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.”
– Leo Buscaglia

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
- Jack Canfield

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”
– Melinda Gates

“Don't count the days, make the days count.”
– Muhammad Ali

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”
– John A. Shedd

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