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Be Your Own Superman: 26 Superman Quotes to Motivate You

by Martha Simmonds

Sometimes when we feel down on our luck, it’s tough to get inspired and feel motivated again. In those dark times, we need to find comfort. And, who better to turn to than superheroes? As one of the most famous superheroes, Superman has been a beacon of hope for people around the world since it first debuted eighty years ago.

I’ve created this list of the best 26 Superman quotes for those moments when you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully, after you’re done reading these, you’ll see that you have the power to overcome every hardship that life throws your way.

27 Best Superman Quotes

Impactful Superman Quotes

#1. “There is a superhero in all of us, we just need the courage to put on the cape.” — Superman

#2. “You will give people an ideal to strive towards, they will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall, but in time they will join you, in time you will help them accomplish wonders.” — Jor-El

#3. “There is a right and a wrong in the universe, and that distinction is not hard to make.” — Superman

#4. “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” — Christopher Reeve

#5. “What if a child dreams of becoming something other than what society had intended? What if a child aspires to something greater?” — Jor-El

#6. “If you’re not perfectly conscious of yourself, that self can be tyrannical; in relationship to others, anyone can become a tyrant. That’s why no one can be Superman. You have to go beyond yourself with a ‘third eye’ — self-awareness — because the one thing you cannot flee is yourself.” — Gao Xingjian

#7. “You will be different, sometimes you’ll feel like an outcast, but you’ll never be alone.” — Superman

#8. “Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith first; the trust part comes later.” — Superman

Inspirational Superman Quotes

#9. “You’re going to change the world.” — Superman

#10. “I’m not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of Superman. I’m living on.” — David Bowie

#11. “What’s special about Superman is that he will always make the right choice.” — Max Landis

#12. “The fact is that Superman isn’t around because he is the oldest superhero. He’s still around because he is a great superhero. He’s the guy that spawned the entire genre, and that didn’t happen because it was a mediocre idea.” — Gary Frank

#13. “When you feel sad, it’s okay. It’s not the end of the world. Everyone has those days when you doubt yourself, and when you feel like everything you do sucks, but then there are those days when you feel like Superman. It’s just the balance of the world.” — Mac Miller

#14. “We are the hands and eyes and ears, the sensitive probing feelers through which the emergent, intelligent universe comes to know its own form and purpose. We bring the thunderbolt of meaning and significance to unconscious matter, blank paper, the night sky. We are already divine magicians, already super gods. Why shouldn’t we use all our brilliance to leap in as many single bounds as it takes to a world beyond ours, threatened by overpopulation, mass species extinction, environmental degradation, hunger, and exploitation? Superman and his pals would figure a way out of any stupid cul-de-sac we could find ourselves in – and we made Superman, after all. All it takes is that one magic word.”— Grant Morrison, Supergods

#15. “You can’t relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs, but only after a struggle.” — Timothy Dalton

Superman Quotes About Strength

#16. “You’re much stronger than you think you are, trust me.” — Superman

#17. “The worst part about being strong is that no one ever asks if you’re okay.” — Superman

#18. “The only way to know how strong you are is to keep testing your limits.” — Jor-El

#19. “Superman, when he goes after someone, he is essentially not trying to beat them, he is trying to save them from themselves… You’re looking at a God who walks amongst men!” — Max Landis

#20. “We ordinary people might lack your great speed or your X-Ray vision, Superman, but never underestimate the power of the human mind. We carry the most dangerous weapon on Earth inside these thick skulls of ours.” — Mark Millar, Superman

#21. “What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely.” — Christopher Reeve

#22. “No matter where you go in life there’s always going to be the one person that wants to bring you down, so stay strong and face your problems instead of running away.” — Superman

Superman Quotes About Belief and Justice

#23. “I believe in second chances, I believe in redemption, but, mostly, I believe in my friends.” — Superman

#24. “Believe in truth. Believe in justice. Believe in the hope for their greatness. And if through your actions, they yearn to be great too, then you will have done far more for them by making all their burdens your own. Do not fear to help them where they need help, but do not impose yourself on them. Gods can become devils far too quickly. Reliance on your own powers will destroy them. Belief in your values will give them strength.” — Lara A.I.

#25. “Dreams save us. Dreams lift us up and transform us. And on my soul I swear until my dream of a world where dignity, honor, and justice becomes the reality we all share, I’ll never stop fighting. Ever!” — Superman

#26. “I once thought I could protect the world by myself. But I was wrong. Working together, we saved the planet. And I believe that if we stay together, as a team, we would be a force that could truly work for the ideals of peace and justice.” — Superman


Superman has proven time and time again that we can accomplish great things if we persevere. These Superman quotes teach us that as long as we keep fighting and stay strong, we can expect amazing things to happen.

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