Energy Sayings and Quotes

There’s so much talk of time management, but managing your energy is just as important. Burnout and fatigue are real and can leave you running on fumes both mentally and physically. Replenish with the collection of wise and insightful energy quotes below.


The energy of the mind is the essence of life.     

Aristotle

Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.     

William Blake

The energy you bring, positive or negative, dictates your perceptions, receptions and radiations.     

T.F. Hodge

Energy doesn't communicate in English, French, Chinese or Swahili, but it does speak clearly.     

Elaine Seiler

You are energy, and energy cannot be created or destroyed. Energy just changes form.     

Rhonda Byrne

Energy and perseverance can fit a man for almost any kind of position.     

Theodore F. Merseles

Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.     

Sarah Bernhardt

Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.     

Oprah Winfrey

Energy is a bit like money: if you have a positive balance, you can distribute it in various ways, but according to the classical laws that were believed at the beginning of the century, you weren't allowed to be overdrawn.     

Stephen Hawking

A man must drive his energy, not be driven by it.     

William Frederick Book

There's enormous energy required to carry grudges - enormous energy! And I'm getting too old to expend my energy that way, cause I think every person has a limited amount of energy. So I have given up all grudges.     

Ed Koch

Put your energy into building what is creative, valuable and empowering. And you won't have to constantly fight against what is destructive and draining.     

Ralph Marston

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Energy is the inherent effort of every multiplicity to become unity.     

Henry Brooks Adams

Energy is time, and time is everything.     

Khalid Masood

Energy is precious, use your energy to build not to destroy.     

Constance Chuks Friday

The sensation of energy expands with increasing relaxation.     

Ilchi Lee

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.     

Anthony Robbins

The more willing you are to surrender to the energy within you, the more power can flow through you.     

Shakti Gawain

The unknown energy that can help humanity is that which lies hidden in the child.     

Maria Montessori

Don't wait for what you need-put in the energy to create what you need.     

David Oleski

Where attention goes, energy flows; Where intention goes, energy flows.     

James Redfield

It's a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.     

Bertrand Russell

Energy and persistence conquer all things.     

Benjamin Franklin

It takes a lot more energy to fail than to succeed, since it takes a lot of concentrated energy to hold on to beliefs that don't work.     

Jerry Gillies

Energy may be likened to the bending of a cross bow; decision, to the releasing of the trigger.     

Sun Tzu

A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure.     

Sébastien-Roch Nicolas

And what is a man without energy? Nothing - nothing at all.     

Mark Twain

Energy is the power that drives every human being. It is not lost by exertion but maintained by it, for it is a faculty of the psyche.     

Germaine Greer

Energy, like the biblical grain of the mustard-seed, will remove mountains.     

Hosea Ballou

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy, we go out and wreck something with it.     

David R. Brower

I learned early that you only have so much energy to give. You have to spend it correctly.     

Eva Gabor

Without energy life would be extinguished instantaneously, and the cellular fabric would collapse.     

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Energy is the key to creativity. Energy is the key to life.     

William Shatner

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.     

Norman Vincent Peal

The key that unlocks energy is desire. It's also the key to a long and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real force within ourselves, we have to get excited.     

Earl Nightingale

Energy is equal to desire and purpose.     

Sheryl Adams

Goals help you channel your energy into action.     

Les Brown

If your energy is as boundless as your ambition, total commitment may be a way of life you should seriously consider.     

Dr. Joyce Brothers

Energy and persistence alter all things.     

Benjamin Franklin

Concentrate your energy and hoard your strength.     

Sun Tzu

Without passion you don't have energy, with out energy you have nothing.     

Donald Trump

Our energy is in proportion to the resistance it meets.     

William Hazlitt

Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.     

Denis Waitley

Put good energy out. Get good energy back.     

Lawrence Tierney

All of our energy should be in sacrifice and services. Suffering, at least.     

Richard Gere

You use and lose a lot of energy being grumpy.     

Ted Danson

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.     

Theodore Roosevelt

The same energy of character which renders a man a daring villain would have rendered him useful in society, had that society been well organized.     

Mary Wollstonecraft

When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.     

Paulo Coelho

Nobody but you is responsible for your life. You are responsible for your life. What is your life? What is all life? What is every flower, every rock, every tree? Energy. And you’re responsible for the energy you create for yourself, and you’re responsible for the energy that you bring to others.     

Oprah Winfrey

Energy can’t be created or destroyed, and energy flows. It must be in a direction, with some kind of internal, emotive, spiritual direction. It must have some effect somewhere.     

Keanu Reeves

It is evident that our organism has stored-up reserves of energy that are ordinarily not called upon, but that may be called upon: deeper and deeper strata of combustible or explosible material, discontinuously arranged, but ready for use by anyone who probes so deep, and repairing themselves by rest as well as do the superficial strata.      

William James

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.      

Andrew Carnegie

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.      

Andrew Carnegie

Without passion, you don't have energy. Without energy, you have nothing.     

Warren Buffett

Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.      

Edward Abbey

The difference between one man and another is not mere ability—it is energy.     

Thomas Arnold

Energy is the only life, and is from the body; and reason is the bound or outward circumference of energy. Energy is eternal delight.     

William Blake

Energy is liberated matter; matter is energy waiting to happen.     

Bill Bryson

The longer I live, the more deeply I am convinced that that which makes the difference between one man and another—between the weak and the powerful, the great and the insignificant, is energy—invisible determination—a purpose once formed and then death or victory. This quality will do anything that has to be done in the world, and no talents, no circumstances, no opportunities, will make one a man without it.     

Thomas Buxton

When I first started paying $4 a gallon a gas, I didn't mind; I thought I was just getting better gas.     

Stephen Colbert

I guess I am not naturally energetic. I like to sit around and talk.     

Calvin Coolidge

Intelligence and the spirit of adventure can be combined to create new energies, and out of these energies may come exciting and rewarding new prospects.     

Norman Cousins

I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.     

Thomas A. Edison

The world belongs to the energetic.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The real difference between men is energy. A strong will, a settled purpose, an invincible determination, can accomplish almost anything; and in this lies the distinction between great men and little men.     

Thomas Fuller

Energy will do anything that can be done in the world; and no talents, no circumstances, no opportunities will make a two-legged animal a man without it.      

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man doesn't need brilliance or genius, all he needs is energy.     

Albert M. Greenfield

It takes wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish, and spirits must flow. There must be courage. There are no easy ruts to get into which lead to happiness. A man must become interesting to himself and must become actually expressive before he can be happy.      

Robert Henri

He also has energy who cannot be deprived of it.     

Johann Lavater

There is no genius in life like the genius of energy and industry.     

D.G. Mitchell

Energy innovation is not a nationalistic game.     

Bill Gates

In energy, you have to plan and do research way in advance, sometimes decades in advance to get a new system that's safer, doesn't require us to go around the world to get all our oil.     

Bill Gates

Really advanced civilization is based on advances in energy.     

Bill Gates

If you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in and drop out.     

Timothy Leary

Energy out of control is dangerous; energy under control is powerful.     

Billy Graham

The great qualities, the imperious will, the rapid energy, the eager nature fit for a great crisis are not required—are impediments—in common times.      

Walter Bagehot

Consistently investigate what gives other people energy. Be the fan that fuels it.     

Darren Rowse

If only energy is neither created nor destroyed; everything you will ever want is always here. It simply is a matter of choosing the thought which will put you into harmonious vibration with what you desire.     

Hina Hashmi

Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.     

Roy T. Bennett

Don't use your energy to worry. Use your energy to believe.     

Joel Osteen

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.     

Socrates

An idea isn't worth much until a man is found who has the energy and ability to make it work.     

William Feather

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.     

Albert Camus

The magic begins within you. Feel your own energy and recognize similar energy exists within the earth, stones, plants, water, wind, fire, colors, and animals.     

Scott Cunningham

Today, we're very dependent on cheap energy. We just take it for granted—all the things you have in the house, the way industry works.     

Bill Gates

There is energy all around us. The energy is both Yin and Yang, positive energy and negative energy. The energy wants to restore balance, and in the moment the positive and negative energy come crashing back together you provide release and guidance, creating lightning. Once you separate the energy, you do not command it, you are simply its humble guide. Breathe first.     

Uncle Iroh

We've got a long way to go but we got the energy / It took a little while to find reality / We've come a long way you know, living inside a dream / Waking to find that we are kings and queens.     

Brooke Fraser

Our one source of energy / Electricity / All we need to live today / A gift for man to throw away / The chance to change has nearly gone / The alternative is only one / The final source of energy / Solar electricity     

Andrew McCluskey

We got the power / Get ready to go / We stand united / The energy flows / We got the power / The moment has come / Nothing can stop us / When we stand as one      

Barry Fasman

As once the winged energy of delight / carried you over childhood's dark abysses, / now beyond your own life build the great / arch of unimagined bridges. / Wonders happen if we can succeed / in passing through the harshest danger; / but only in a bright and purely granted / achievement can we realize the wonder.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

I am the wind vane. / I depend on the wind / To turn. / It is my energy. / I need what wind gives / To be me. / I am the wind vane.     

Leslie Alexis

We robbed the water and the air to give us “energy,” / As we’d exhaust Thy secret store of electricity. / The day may come—and such a day!—when we shall need all three.     

Henry Lawson

But would the honest patriot, in the full tide of successful experiment, abandon a government which has so far kept us free and firm, on the theoretic and visionary fear that this government, the world's best hope, may by possibility want energy to preserve itself?      

Thomas Jefferson

It is good policy to be stirring about your affairs, for the reward of activity and energy is that if you do not accomplish the object you had professed to yourself, you do accomplish something else. So, in my botanizing or natural history walks, it commonly turns out that, going for one thing, I get another thing.     

Henry David Thoreau