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If you’re looking for a quick dose of empowerment, check out the ten badass quotes below! They come from people who have pursued their truths, fought for what they believed in, and helped others do the same. 

While these individuals are beyond remarkable, you’re like them in that you also have a badass within you. You just need to unleash it. 🙂

After checking out these badass quotes, you’ll be ready to go forth into the world, and do what you gotta do. I’m rooting for you! 

  1. “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” – John A. Shedd
badass quote about exploration
2. “Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.” – Ellen Degeneres
Ellen Degeneres quote with microphone in background
3. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” – Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali quote with wrestler in background
4. “No matter what love throws at you, you have to believe in it. You have to believe in love stories and prince charmings and happily ever after. That’s why I write these songs. Because I think love is fearless.” – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift quote about believing in love
5. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller
badass quote about toughness
6. “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela
badass quote about pursuing your passions
7. “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
Dale Carnegie quote about conquering fear
8. “You’ve got to embrace what you don’t know. Don’t let what you don’t know scare you, because it can become your greatest asset. And if you do things without knowing how they have always been done, you’re guaranteed to do them differently.” – Sara Blakely
Sara Blakely quote about embracing uncertainty
9. “There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others.” – Michelle Obama
badass quote about using your authentic voice
10. “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius
quote about having power over your mind with Taj Majal background

I hope you enjoyed these badass quotes! May they empower you to pursue your truths, stay positive when the going gets tough, and become the person you were meant to be.