30 inspirational Denzel Washington quotes – The power of faith and belief

We’ve compiled a list of inspirational quotes from legendary actor and Grammy award winner, Denzel Washington.

Denzel Washington quotes about faith and success

1. “Put God first in everything you do.” – Denzel Washington

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

3. “I walk by faith, not by sight.” – Denzel Washington

4. “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

5. “The Bible says “faith without works is nothing” so destiny is great, fate is great, faith is great – but you still have to work at it. I don’t just sit at home and wait for it all to unfold.” – Denzel Washington

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

7. “You can’t break me because you didn’t make me.” – Denzel Washington

8. “I actually don’t hang out with any celebrities. My closest friends are old friends. And my real close friends, none of them are actors.” – Denzel Washington

9. “One failed experiment is one step closer to Success” – Denzel Washington

10. “If I am a cup maker, I’m interested in making the best cup I possibly can. My effort goes into that cup, not what people think about it.” – Denzel Washington

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

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

13. “Thank God in advance for what’s already yours.” – Denzel Washington

14. “I read the Bible every day.” – Denzel Washington

15. “I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me – spiritually and financially.” – Denzel Washington

16. “Do what you gotta do so you can do what you wanna do.” – Denzel Washington

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

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

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

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

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21. “Do what you have to do, to do what you want to do.” – Denzel Washington

22. “My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don’t need another plaque.” – Denzel Washington

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

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

25. “My faith helps me understand that circumstances don’t dictate my happiness, my inner peace.” – Denzel Washington

26. “Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, kiss, or dream? Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen but felt by the heart.” – Denzel Washington

27. Acting, it’s not my life, my children and my family, that’s life. I’ll get up every morning, God willing, for that.

28. “Fall forward. Here’s what I mean: Reggie Jackson struck out 2,600 times in his career – the most in the history of baseball. But you don’t hear about the strikeouts. People remember the home runs. Fall forward. Thomas Edison conducted 1,000 failed experiments. Did you know that? I didn’t either – because number 1,001 was the light bulb. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.” – Denzel Washington

29. “You’ll never see a U-Haul behind a hearse. … Now, I’ve been blessed to make hundreds of millions of dollars in my life. I can’t take it with me, and neither can you. It’s not how much you have but what you do with what you have.” – Denzel Washington

30. “If you don’t love your fellow man, women, person, then you don’t have anything. If you don’t treat your neighbor as you would want to be treated that to me is the fundamental message.” – Denzel Washington


31. “Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.” – Denzel Washington

32. “For whatever reason, God has blessed me with the ability, put me in a position to make these leaps and bounds. I’m fulfilling my part of the bargain, which is to give back and be a positive influence on others.” – Denzel Washington


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