100 Badass Quotes to Jolt Your Motivation Levels

Sometimes, we need a few reminders to show us how tough we really are, and these badass quotes will be the ones to do it for you, rockstar.

You’re tougher than you think.

You probably underestimate your resilience but have way more grit than you give yourself credit for.

Although life will always throw something unexpected your way, you have the passion and perseverance to achieve what you want to achieve.

You’re capable of exceeding yourself despite your fears and uncertainties.

Whether you’re a boss babe or you don’t take any crap from anyone, these badass quotes will inspire you to keep your head held high and keep kicking butt.

When things get tough, they will inspire you to find the strength and courage to stretch yourself beyond your capacities and help you breach those difficult gaps.

Rather than shying away from challenges, you must develop a consistent and courageous approach to taking action despite the risk of failing or making mistakes.

You have way more potential than you imagine.

To give you a push on your journey, below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and badass quotes, badass sayings, and badass proverbs, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

Badass quotes to jolt your motivation levels

1. “You Are Never Too Old To Set Another Goal Or To Dream A New Dream.” – C.S. Lewis

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2. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou

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3. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.” – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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4. “If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have To Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You.” – Steve Jobs

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

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6. “Failure Will Never Overtake Me If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough.” – Og Mandino

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7. “THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” – Hunter S. Thompson

8. “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening. And live like it’s heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey

9. “Don’t be perfect. Be you. Don’t be what you think they want you to be. Be what you know you are. Don’t look outside yourself for anything. It’s all within.” – Jackson Kiddard

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10. “I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. I will simply breathe and it will be okay because I don’t quit.”- Shayne Mcclendon

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11. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

12. “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee

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13. “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” – William Gibson

14. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”  – George Bernard Shaw

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15. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – Winston S. Churchill

16. “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” – Bob Marley

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17. “For Every Reason, It’s Not Possible, There Are Hundreds Of People Who Have Faced The Same Circumstances And Succeeded.” – Jack Canfield

18. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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19. “One Of The Lessons That I Grew Up With Was To Always Stay True To Yourself And Never Let What Somebody Else Says Distract You From Your Goals.” – Michelle Obama

20. “Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you.” – Johnny Depp

Badass quotes celebrating your mental toughness

21. “Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.” – Nicholas Sparks

22. “You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.” – Unknown

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23. “What You Lack In Talent Can Be Made Up With Desire, Hustle And Giving 110% All The Time.” – Don Zimmer

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24. “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” –  Pope John XXIII

25. “If you wanna fly you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” – Toni Morrison

Badass quotes celebrating your mental toughness

26. “Happiness cannot be travel to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”- Denis Waitley

27. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp

28. “Only those who are willing to risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S Elliot

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29. “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” – Lao Tzu

30. “Whether You Think You Can Or Think You Can’t, You’re Right.” –  Henry Ford

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31. “The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.” – Charles Bukowski

32. “Sometimes we strive so hard for perfection that we forget that imperfection is happiness.” – Karen Nave
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33. “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” – Og Mandino

34. “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” –   Bruce Lee

35. “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” – James Joyce

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36. “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” –  Woodrow Wilson

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37. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

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38. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.” –  Norman Vincent Peale

39. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

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40. “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” –  St. Jerome

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41. “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” –  George Herbert

42. “To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.” —Francois de La Rochefoucauld

43. “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” —Edmund Hillary

44. “Mediocrity will never do. You are capable of something better.” —Gordon B. Hinckley

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45. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe

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46. “A Clear Vision, Backed By Definite Plans, Gives You A Tremendous Feeling Of Confidence And Personal Power.” – Brian Tracy

47. “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” – Frank Zappa

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48. “The Only Way To Do Great Work Is To Love What You Do. If You Haven’t Found It Yet, Keep Looking. Don’t Settle.” – Steve Jobs

49. “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” – Wayne Dyer

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50. “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safe, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” – Sir Cecil Beaton

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51. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Van Gogh

52. “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” – Yoda

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53. “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

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54. “You create opportunities by performing, not complaining.” – Muriel Siebert

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55. “The question isn’t who is going to let me: it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

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56. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

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57. “I will go anywhere as long as it is forward.” – David Livingston

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

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59. “Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” – Russell Warren

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60. “Do today what others won’t and achieve tomorrow what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice

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61. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” Mark Twain

62. “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” Oscar Wilde

63. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

64. “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” – Howard Ruff

65. “I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.” Richard Feynman

66. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

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

68. “The best revenge is massive success.” Frank Sinatra

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

70. “I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” Albert Einstein

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71. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” ―  Michael Jordana

72. “See simplicity in the complicated. Achieve greatness in little things.” ― Laozi

73. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ―  Friedrich Nietzsche

74. “Never stop being YOU. I am out to be the best ME I can be. Do what you LOVE and you will be a badass.” ―  Terry Crews

75. “The time is always right to do what is right.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

76. “When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.” ― Walter Payton

77. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

78. “I am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass.” ― Cassandra Clare

79. “I’d rather die on my feet, than live on my knees.” ― Emiliano Zapata

80. “I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.” ― Ray Charles

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81. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’” — Audrey Hepburn

82. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” — Farrah Gray

83. “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” — Larry Winget

84. It’s not about being superhuman, it’s about realizing that being human is super!” — Sadhguru

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

86. “The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.” — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

87. “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” — Jamie Paolinetti

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

89. “There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within.” — Miyamoto Musashi

90. Don’t count the days, make the days count.” — Muhammad Ali

Badass Quotes to Boost Your Confidence

91. “The girl might have an unsettling crying problem, but she was pure steel.” ― Sarah Rees Brennan

92.“We are all but borrowed energy” ― Perry Covington

93. “And, dying, he declined to die.” ― Jack London

94. “The thought had crossed my mind, that in order to save this world from Hell, I might have to become the Devil.” ― Dean F. Wilson

95. “I wasn’t born with enough middle fingers.” ― Marilyn Manson

96. “Your wit never ceases to underwhelm me.” ― A.E. Kirk

97. “You drop my name again, I’ll hunt you down and cut off everything that protrudes from your body. You get me?” ― Kristen Ashley

98. “You have two choices, sweetheart. Answer my questions, or get a monster new facial piercing.” ― Dennis Sharpe

99. “I do not know the word ‘quit’. Either I never did, or I have abolished it.” ― Susan Butcher

100. “Burn bright, take up arms, and fight the bitch.” ― Mark Lawrence

Which of these badass quotes was your favorite?

Life will always have something unexpected to throw your way.

But for you to fulfill your deepest, most meaningful purposes, you need to learn how to push past whatever obstacles come your way.

Sometimes it can feel as though the universe isn’t on your side.

However, you’re capable of overcoming the seemingly paralyzing fears and accomplishing much more than you think possible.

We hope these badass quotes have inspired you to take action despite your fears and uncertainties.

Which of the quotes above was your favorite?

Do you have any other badass quotes to add to the list?

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