Some celebrities have such impressive accomplishments or inspiring stories, they become role models in our lives, and their larger-than-life personalities can add an energy and weight to their words of wisdom. Whether it’s a movie star encouraging us to vote or an athlete reminding us that practice makes perfect, a nugget of advice can go a long way when it’s delivered from a mighty platform.
Although some celebrities push back on the responsibility of becoming a role model, others embrace the title. “You can either choose to look at it as a pressure or something bad, or you can choose to look at it as a gift,” movie and TV star Zendaya has said. In fact, studies have shown that many people, especially youth, are just as influenced by celebrity behaviors and decisions as they are by observing friends and family. Here, we’ve collected 15 motivational tweets from entertainers, athletes, comedians, politicians, and other famous figures.
Today’s mantra: No one is you, and that is your superpower.
— Reese Witherspoon
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion.
— President Barack Obama, quoting Nelson Mandela
There's no room 4 judgment, it only creates separation & i'm pretty sure we R all equal in God's eyes. luv is luv in whatever form!
— Demi Moore
Each day is a small lifetime. It’s a little life you get to live that most people in history do not. It’s a little life you get to share with the precious few who also enjoy this moment in history. Live a good life today.
— James Clear, author
If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking.
— Maya Angelou
Be happy about the success of others so you can see how yours arrives.
— Bad Bunny, rapper
Don't let them change ya, or even rearrange ya!! We've got a life to live!
— Rihanna, singer
If you want something and you want it so bad… you need to prepare yourself, and be patient. Because when the opportunity comes. It’s time for you to shine.
— Xia Li, professional wrestler
You never worry about the last laugh if you've been laughing the whole time.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal.
— LeBron James
If u put a small price on ur value.. rest assure that the world wont raise ur price! Love U 2day!
— Rev Run, musician
People may tease you for being too passionate but I didn't make Olympic teams by being passive but by being a fighter.
— Lolo Jones, Olympic bobsledder
To all the little girls watching… never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world.
— Hillary Clinton
When in doubt... workout!
— Serena Williams
Good thing i didn't accomplish all my goals yet because then what would i do tomorrow.
— Alexi Pappas, Olympic runner and actor
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