100 Inspirational Andy Andrews Quotes

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Andy Andrews is a true inspiration. He has overcome some serious challenges and joins other top American influencers like Bob Proctor and Earl Nightingale.

In 1978, aged just 19 Andy Andrews lost both his parents just a few months apart. The young Andy Andrews suddenly had to deal with a double dose of grief plus economic hardship.


Although these were challenging times for Andrews, he pulled through and is today consulted upon by big corporations. He is a best-selling author and an internationally acclaimed speaker.

Andy Andrews Books

Andy Andrews has published several self help books to include:


Whilst we cannot all consult directly with Andy Andrews, we can still access his message through his books and spoken words. Let’s dig into Andy Andrews quotes for some life lessons. The aim is not to skim through to the bottom of the page but to absorb and internalise these words of wisdom.

Andy Andrews Quotes

Here is some inspirational Andy Andrews quotes to give you the fuel you need to go after your dreams.

  1. “Adversity is preparation for greatness.”
  2. “Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do something you don’t necessarily want to do, to get a result you would really like to have.”
  3. “Challenges are gifts, opportunities to learn.”
  4. “Intention without action is an insult to those who expect the best from you.”
  5. “First we make a choice. Then our choices make us.”
  6. “Life itself is a privilege, but to live life to the fullest- well, that is a choice.”
  7. “Adversity builds muscle. Adversity creates strength. Adversity, it turns out, is preparation for success.”
  8. “When faced with a decision, many people say they are waiting for God. But I understand, in most cases, God is waiting for me.”
  9. “Every good thing that has happened in your life happened because something changed.”
  10. “When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape.”
  11. “Whatever you focus upon, increases.”
  12. “My life – my personality, my habits, even my speech – is a combination of the books I choose to read, the people I choose to listen to, and the thoughts I choose to tolerate in my mind.”
  13. “In the game of life, nothing is less important than the score at halftime.”
  14. “Successful people make their decisions quickly and change their minds slowly. Failures make their decisions slowly and change their minds quickly.”
  15. “Everything you do matters to all of us forever.”
  16. “The most dangerous thing any nation faces is a citizenry capable of trusting a liar to lead them.”
  17. “If I associate with chickens, I will learn to scratch at the ground and squabble over crumbs. If I associate with eagles, I will learn to soar to great heights.”
  18. “When you don’t know what to do, do something. I know you don’t know what to do and I know you can’t do everything right now, but you can do something.”
  19. “Experience is not the best teacher. Other people’s experience is the best teacher.”
  20. “Remember, the goal is not to raise great kids; it’s to raise kids who become great adults.”
  21. “Even in the worst time of life, if you are still breathing, that means you are still alive. If you are still here, you haven’t accomplished what is still to be accomplished. The most important part of your life is still ahead of you.”
  22. “When you know that everything matters – that every move counts as much as any other – you will begin living a life of permanent purpose.”
  23. “I will not waste time on second thoughts. My life will not be an apology. It will be a statement.”
  24. “Everybody wants to make a difference, but nobody wants to be different. And you simply cannot have one without the other.”
  25. “When I choose to smile I become the master of my emotions.”
  26. “Failure exists only for the person who quits. I do not quit.”
  27. “After all, the seeds of depression cannot take root in a grateful heart.”
  28. “If you worry about what other people think of you, then you will have more confidence in their opinion than you have in your own.”
  29. “There are generations yet unborn, whose very lives will be shifted and shaped by the moves you make and the actions you take.”
  30. “While public opinion might sway back and forth, right and wrong do not.”
  31. “Much of your success in life is determined by how you choose to act in spite of how you feel.”
  32. “I believe persistence is a major key to success in any great endeavor. I want to remind folks to PERSIST in whatever they are tackling at the moment!”
  33. “Everybody wants to reach the top of the mountain, but there is no growth at the peak. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak.”
  34. “The words It’s not my fault! should never again come from your mouth. The words It’s not my fault! have been symbolically written on the gravestones of unsuccessful people ever since Eve took her first bite of the apple.”
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  36. “A grateful perspective brings happiness and abundance into a person’s life.”
  37. “It isn’t until you forgive what’s in the past that you’ll be able to receive the gift of the present.”
  38. “It is never the duty of a leader to struggle for someone else; a leader must encourage others to struggle and assure them that the struggles are worthwhile. Do battle with the challenges of your present, and you will unlock the prizes of your future.”
  39. “A life filled with opportunities and encouragement finds more and more opportunities and encouragement, and success becomes inevitable.”
  40. “You have chosen the pathway to your present destination. The responsibility for your situation is yours.”
  41. “We are all in situations of our own choosing. Our thinking creates a pathway to success or failure. By disclaiming responsibility for our present, we crush the prospect of an incredible future that might have been ours.”
  42. “What a person thinks is determined by HOW a person thinks.”
  43. “We can choose not to allow the choices and actions of someone else to dictate our own.”
  44. “It’s time to stop letting your history control your destiny.”
  45. “No matter how long it takes or how desperately a person battles or denies, the truth always-always-makes itself known.”
  46. “I am not a “Christian author.” I am an author who is a Christian. While my books reflect my faith, they are not intended as teaching tools for a Christian audience per se. My books are stories created around principles that work for everyone and they work every time.”
  47. “Keep your head and heart clear. Perspective can just as easily be lost as it can be found.”
  48. “I just think it’s amazing that a person could lose everything, chasing nothing.”
  49. “Until a person takes responsibility for where he is, there is no basis for moving on. The bad news is that the past was in your hands, but the good news is that the future, my friend, is also in your hands.”
  50. “To be great at whatever it is that you do, it’s going to take some discipline to separate yourself from the average.”
    “We’re not trying to raise good kids. We’re trying to raise kids who become great adults. That’s a very different thing. We all know parents who had kids that when they turned 18 left the house and went nuts.”
  51. “The very beating of your heart has meaning and purpose. Your actions have value far greater than silver or gold.”
  52. “Poor is the man whose future depends on the opinions and permission of others. Remember this, if you are afraid of criticism, you will die doing nothing!”
  53. “While it is true that most people never see or understand the difference they make, or sometimes only imagine their actions having a tiny effect, every single action a person takes has far-reaching consequences.”
  54. “All people – all lives – are either in a crisis, coming out of a crisis, or headed for a crisis.”
  55. “Even a small amount of perspective can change our lives. Because even the smallest amount of perspective can change how we are able to navigate hard times.”
  56. “I start every day making sure I’m where I need to be and thinking like I need to think.”
  57. “And that destination for which we should strive is one of a successful life not necessarily a life of success.”
  58. “When a king begins to act like a king, it is not long before someone else is king! Serving is a way we can place value on one another. A wise man is a server.”
  59. “Knowledge is one thing. We’re awash in knowledge. Wisdom is rare. There’s a big difference.”
  60. “You are where you are because of your thinking. Your thinking dictates your decisions. Decisions are choices.”
  61. “Wisdom is what separates average people from extraordinary people.”
  62. “It is not enough to recognize what is right and true. One must control the impulse to do what is wrong and easy.”
  63. “I am a teacher and the reason I’m a teacher is because I’m learning as hard as I can. I’m not any different from anybody else. I am searching and having some success finding answers.”
  64. “I possess the greatest power ever bestowed upon mankind, the power of choice.”
  65. “People who are labeled as disrespectful do not get the same opportunities afforded to those who are labeled as respectful.”
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  67. “Because how you think determines who you are, it also determines who you are becoming and who you ultimately become.”
  68. “It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind allows itself to be governed.”
  69. “Your acceptance, your opportunities, and your finances are all part of a sliding scale that yields increase or decline according to your body of work. What you do. How you act.”
  70. “Be careful about what you think you know. Because you can’t always believe everything you think.”
  71. “Everyone has a worst time in their life. There’s always a worse time. We are all either in a crisis, coming to one or coming out of one.”
  72. “Your big picture will never be a masterpiece if you ignore the tiny brushstrokes. You’re trying so hard to be successful that true success is eluding you.”
  73. “Worry is just imagination used in an unproductive way.”
  74. “Truth is like a wild animal; let it loose and it will defend itself!”
  75. “My smile has become my calling card. It is, after all, the most potent weapon I possess.”
  76. “Do battle with the challenges of your present, and you will unlock the prizes of your future.”
  77. “I think a lot of what is involved in finding a noticer is to watch people and see what fruit people have on the tree. You examine that life and see if it has the kind of fruit you want to produce in your life.”
  78. “There are no hopeless situations, sweetheart, only people who have grown hopeless about them. You still have choices you can make.”
  79. “You will become a lighthouse of personal growth and power, and by your example and leadership, you will prevent many a worthy man from crashing his life upon the rocks of mediocrity.”
  80. “Only true remorse and “Will you forgive me?” can press the reset button.”
  81. “Are you smiling when you talk? Try it today, and I guarantee you will notice a difference in your life.”
  82. “By your hand, millions – billions – of lives will be altered, caught up in a chain of events begun by you this day.”
  83. “It’s a lot more interesting to learn and discover real-life principles when they are revealed in the form of a story.”
  84. “Life is a breath, a passing breeze; a blade of grass, green and vibrant for a time, only to wither, die, and disappear. Soon you will be dead.”
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  86. “I now know that criticism is part of the price paid for leaping past mediocrity.”
  87. “I guarantee you there is someone in your life that deserves more appreciation. Who is it? Find that person and let them know!”
  88. “Ask yourself this question everyday: What is it about me that other people would change if they could?”
  89. “Anytime God wanted to reach people he always used people to do it. So, anytime the Holy Spirit wants to reach other people, it is always through people.”
  90. “People who other people value get job offers, they get opportunities, and they get encouragement all because they are valued.”
  91. “Jesus is Jesus. So, I’m not sure I’d get into the business of making somebody into Jesus. That’s just me.”
  92. “There are a few of us who have latched on to this silly idea that we can change the world. We will develop the power to ignore what is popular and do what is right. One person can attain the power to lead hundreds of thousands of people to the promised land of their dreams.”
  93. “I tell people that I’m not necessarily any good, it’s just that there is nobody like me. I just promise you will not be bored.”
  94. “As children, we were afraid of the dark. Now as adults, we are afraid of the light. We are afraid to step out. We are afraid to become more.”
  95. “My life will not be an apology. It will be a statement.”
  96. “By your hand the people shall live.”
  97. “If, in fact, it is what’s inside us that makes all the difference, then the difference is made when we choose what goes inside.”
  98. “The situations that have been the biggest wins for me have been because I was forced to think differently.”
  99. “There are so many common occurrences in raising children that people just can’t seem to figure out.”
  100. “We have to prepare our teenagers and our children for a world away from us. That requires explanations. That requires understanding.”

Andy Andrews wants us to embrace life, to realise our dreams. May you find inspiration from his story and his quotes. Thanks for stopping by, kindly share the inspiration with others, you may just turn someone’s life around!