Howard Thurman Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old howard thurman quotes, howard thurman sayings, and howard thurman proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies.     

Howard Thurman

During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.     

Howard Thurman

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.     

Howard Thurman

Community cannot long feed on itself, it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond: their unknown and undiscovered sisters and brothers.     

Howard Thurman

Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive.     

Howard Thurman

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.     

Howard Thurman

A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope.     

Howard Thurman

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.     

Howard Thurman

Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.     

Howard Thurman

In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.     

Howard Thurman

During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.     

Howard Thurman

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.     

Howard Thurman

Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace.     

Howard Thurman

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.     

Howard Thurman

Twilight--a time of pause when nature changes her guard. All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark, if twilight were not.     

Howard Thurman

Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace.     

Howard Thurman