Rise Above Sayings and Quotes

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

To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it.     

Michael Korda

You will never rise above the image you have of yourself in your own mind.     

Joel Osteen

If you will not rise above the things of this world, they will rise above you.     

Hazrat Inayat Khan

The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once valued most.     

Muhammad Ali

We are defined by our dignity to rise above debasement. We are certainly better people for doing so.     

Corey Taylor

You ought to know how to rise above the trivialities of life, in which most people are found drowning themselves.     

D.T. Suzuki

You've got to learn to live with what you can't rise above.     

Bruce Springsteen

Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions... Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity.     

Muhammad Iqbal

The future belongs to those who can rise above the confines of the earth.     

Alfred North Whitehead

Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.     

Nelson Mandela

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.     

Martin Luther King Jr

Rise above the limited conditions of pleasure and pain, success and failure, happiness and sorrow, that all the countless unenlightened beings in creation are slaves to.     

Frederick Lenz

It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.     

Mike Huckabee

Man must rise above the Earth - to the top of the atmosphere and beyond - for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.     


It is always legitimate to wish to rise above one's self, never above others.      

Julia Ward Howe

Rise above the deceptions and temptations of the mind. This is your duty. You are born for this only; all other duties are self-created and self-imposed owing to ignorance.     

Sivananda Saraswati

You will rise above all limitations once you begin to live life with the right attitude. People who fail and fall are the people who see difficulties in every opportunity and call it "impossibility". Rise up!     

Israelmore Ayivor

Rise above oneself and grasp the world.     


Rise above principle and do what's right.     

Joseph Heller

Occasionally, a man must rise above principles.     

Warren Buffett

Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.      

Mario Fernandez

We must dare to rise above the obstacles on our path.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

You yourself are your own obstacle, rise above yourself.     


We can rise above our limitations, only once we recognize them.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

It is important to rise above rationalizations and make the best choices.      

Quentin L. Cook

You learn to rise above a lot of bad things that happen in your life. And you have to keep going.     

Lauren Bacall

The time has come for all good men to rise above principle.     

Huey Long

No man can ever rise above that that which he aims.     

Archibald Alexander Hodge

There ain't no troubles that we can't rise above, with a handful of faith and a heartful of love.     

Tim McGraw

It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.     

Georges Bernanos