Top 35 Inspiring Denzel Washington Quotes To Keep Pushing

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Denzel Washington is American director, producer and actor. He has received several accolades including three Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards and a Tony Award, Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor in a couple of movies. Here are some of his quotes that will inspire you to try harder.

Inspiring Denzel Washington Quotes

“You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it.” Denzel Washington

“I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.” Denzel Washington

“I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.” Denzel Washington

“In any profession, it gets to be a grind.” Denzel Washington

“I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith.” Denzel Washington

“You have to grab moments when they happen. I like to improvise and ad lib.”

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“Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.” Denzel Washington

“Fall forward!” Denzel Washington

“Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency.” Denzel Washington

“At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” Denzel Washington

“The chances you take, the people you meet, the people you love, the faith that you have. That’s what’s going to define you.” Denzel Washington

“Do what you have to do, to do what you want to do.”

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“I think a role model is a mentor – someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them.” Denzel Washington

“The only thing stopping you from achieving your dreams are the stories you keep telling yourself that you can’t. Don’t wait- act now. Regret nothing.” Denzel Washington

“Don’t aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.” Denzel Washington

“Faith will get you to a point. Luck will get you to a point. But to achieve the kind of success you dream about, you need to WORK. There are no shortcuts, you can’t cheat life, just get to work and don’t stop until you reach your highest potential.” Denzel Washington

“Dreams without goals remain dreams.” Denzel Washington

“Give other peoples opinions their right significance. Take advice if it is constructive, and learn from it. But do not build your life based around the opinions of others. Trust yourself and trust your choices.” Denzel Washington

“Faith is the confidence, the assurance, the enforcing truth, the knowing.”

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“My mother never gave up on me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back.” Denzel Washington

“Never help an ungrateful person get on their feet.” Denzel Washington

“In order to change your life, you must change your thoughts.” Denzel Washington

“Got to be who you are in this world, no matter what.” Denzel Washington

“If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying.” Denzel Washington

“Dreams are great. In fact, dreams are necessary in life or no one would ever go anywhere! But a dream without a goal, and without action, has no opportunity to come true.” Denzel Washington

“Never confuse movement with progress. Because you can run in place and not get anywhere.”

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“Nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.” Denzel Washington

“Put God first in everything you do. Everything that I have is by the grace of God, I understand that. It’s a gift. I didn’t always stick with Him, but He stuck with me.” Denzel Washington

“Don’t tell me what was said about me. Tell me why were they so comfortable to say it to you?” Denzel Washington

“Never compromise on who you are. You are born with the capacity to achieve greatness if you so desire. Learning to say no is a critical element to accessing that greatness. Your choices will define you; so make them the right ones.” Denzel Washington

“When you do good, you get good! Fulfilment comes from serving others, not just hustling to serve yourself. On the path to success, there is always going to be an opportunity to help someone else be successful too. Take that opportunity, and be the kind of person who makes a difference in the lives of others.” Denzel Washington

“For me, success in inner peace. That’s a good day for me.”

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“Life is a melting pot of knowledge and experience, both your own and that of everyone around you. Don’t be afraid to learn from others mistakes, and take bits of useful information or ideas that help you get better at what you do. Wisdom is there at your fingertips, use it.” Denzel Washington

“There is a lot of joy to be found in reflecting upon your experiences as you work towards your dreams. Learn to laugh at your failures, smile at your wins and don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself.” Denzel Washington

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