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
The most authentic Denzel Washington quotes that will transform you to a better person
Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency.
Be careful what you ask for because when you pray for rain, you have to deal with the mud as well.
The chances you take… the people you meet… the people you love.
..the faith that you have - that’s what’s going to define your life.
You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too.
Do what you have to do, to do what you want to do.
I pray that you all put your shoes way under the bed at night so that you gotta get on your knees in the morning to find them. And while you're down there thank God for grace and mercy and understanding. We all fall short of the glory, we all got plenty.
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.
I pray that you all put your shoes way under the bed at night so that you gotta get on your knees in the morning to find them. And while you're down there thank God for grace and mercy and understanding.
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.
A man once told me that you step out of your door in the morning, and you are already in trouble. The only question is are you on top of that trouble or not?
Nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks.
Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.
My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don't need another plaque.
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.
Got to be who you are in this world, no matter what.
I don't concern myself with award. I'd been to the party enough times to know it really didn't matter.
Money doesn't buy happiness. Some people say it's a heck of a down payment, though.
The secret to a happy marriage? Do whatever your wife tells you. 'Yes, dear.' And breathe.
The greatest lesson I've learned in life is "Who knows what's good or bad?" Things come along that you really want, and they turn out to be the worst thing in the world. And some of the worst tragedies that you can conceive turn out to be the best things, the exact medicine you need in that moment.
Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.
Some said America took a step forward electing a black president.
In light of the unconstitutiona l expansion of powers, lack of transparency and fueling the fires of unrest that clearly hasn't been the case. Vote based on merits, not to fill a racial quota.
Do what you gotta do so you can do what you wanna do.
I believe in God. I don't fear man, I fear God.
You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it.
My faith helps me understand that circumstances don't dictate my happiness, my inner peace.
Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward.
I've worked in a factory. I was a garbage man. I worked in a post office. It's not that long ago. I like to think that I'm just a regular guy.
There's always got to be room for what you might call benign corruption.
Nobody blames a man who steals food to feed his starving children, but on the other hand, somebody who picks up a badge and takes an oath to serve and protect; we do expect a certain level of essential honesty.
Cursed be the ground for our sake. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for us. For out of the ground we were taken, for the dust we are and to the dust we shall return.
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.
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.
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.
I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.
My father was a minister for 50 years with Pentecostal Church of God in Christ.
We prayed about everything, every day, then he always said, "Amen. God is love." I thought God is love was one word. Like "Godislove." And it took me a long time to learn what that really meant.
Put God first in everything you do.
Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.
I think we're fascinated by gangsters and that whole lifestyle and crossing the line. We get sort of stuck in our normal lives, if you will, and you want to be bigger than life and I think people somehow live through these sorts of characters.
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.
Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.
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.
I’ve found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks.
As an actor in the theater you're taught that you never play a bad guy.
You have to love who you are. You can't say, "Oh, I'm a bad guy." How do you play that?
When I was a child I thought I saw an angel.
It had wings and kinda looked like my sister. I opened the door so some light could come into the room, and it sort of faded away. My mother said it was probably my Guardian Angel.
If you don't trust the pilot, don't go.
The poorest people are the sweetest people.
I love research and being educated. It's a great job being able to step into all kinds of professions and into other people's shoes.
I'm not interested in being a celebrity;
I'm interested in being a better actor and a better director.
The time to worrying about flying is when you're on the ground.
When you're up in the air, it's too late. No point in worrying about it then.
We all are doing the best we can. I would like to say that I'm a walking poster board for feminism and women's liberation, but there are things that I do in my life that deeply, deeply fall short of being a statement for being a strong woman. I am flawed as much as anyone else.
If you want to be a warrior, you have to train.
I even asked [Saniyya Sidney] why she wanted to be an actor and she said, "I'm serious about this. These other little kids they want to play, and I don't have time for that."
I think a role model is a mentor - someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them.