American actor, born 1954. He was the second black actor ever who got an Oscar for best actor in the leading role and the first black actor to receive two Academy Awards. The actor of whom Tom Hanks said "I've learned more about acting from watching Denzel then anyone else." According to Forbes every dollar he got paid for a movie turned into 10 dollar gross income for the movie. So we can establish he is an interesting guy. If you've seen his movies you probably would know that already. Especially man on fire, if you'd ask me. Things he said;
"You pray for rain, you've got to deal with the mud too. That's part of it."
It is never always as you thought it would be. The journey is often more rewarding then the goal it self. Even succes has it downsides. You should learn to accept and appreciate today and realize everything has it downsides.
"Luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it."
People complain about never wining the lottery, but those people never buy a lottery ticket. Everyday opportunities pass us, you control weather you take the opportunity or not. Getting somewhere or being successful is a choice and it takes hard work and dedication. Luck is a myth it doesn't exist only favorable winds.
"Never help an ungrateful person get on their feet. It's like telling a wolf you're a sheep."
Never degrade yourself. Always step up for your values, your own worth and your self believe. Don't let anyone get the opportunity to take advantage of your best intentions. You can make a wrong decision by thrusting someone but you should never do it to someone of who you know upfront they will only kick you down.
"The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room."
When i was younger i noticed that when i was debating with someone who was smarter then me i would raise my voice and wouldn't let them finish. It was a strategy but not a very good one. Being able to admit there is a better leader is a sign of strength. Except and respect your place in a group. Ambition and courage is key but never if it doesn't contribute a better result. In this case you're growth is part of the equation.