There's a reason many of us looked up to superheroes when we were kids.

Superhuman strength, rare powers, an unwavering ability to save the day, every day -- in fact, it wouldn't be surprising if many of us adults are still in awe of these heroes.

Superheroes inspire us and allow us to see our own strengths -- as leaders or coworkers. Remember that you, too, can save the day by taking a look at these wise words from 17 of our favorite famous heroes.

1. "When you decide not to be afraid you can find friends in super unexpected places." -- Ms. Marvel

2. "It's about what you believe. And I believe in love. Only love will truly save the world." -- Wonder Woman

3. "Heroes are made by the path they choose, not the powers they are graced with." -- Iron Man

4. "No man can win every battle, but no man should fall without a struggle." -- Peter Parker

5. "Life doesn't give us purpose. We give life purpose." -- The Flash

6. "But everybody's story begins "once upon a time," and it's up to us to cherish the time we're given to ensure we live happily ever after." -- Scarlet Witch

7. "You're much stronger than you think you are. Trust me." -- Superman

8. "I'm loyal to nothing, General... except the Dream." -- Captain America

9. "I have no idea where I'm going to be tomorrow but I accept the fact that tomorrow will come and I'm going to rise to meet it." -- Donna Troy

10. "Someone must have ripped the 'Q' section out of my dictionary, 'cause I don't know the meaning of the word 'quit.'" -- Mr. Furious

11. "The fate of your planet rests not in the hands of gods. It rests in the hands of mortals." -- Thor

12. "The future is worth it. All the pain. All the tears. The future is worth the fight." -- Martian Manhunter

13. "Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up." -- Alfred Pennyworth

14. "This. This is what I am. This is who I am come hell or high water. If I deny it, I deny everything I've ever done. Everything I've ever fought for." -- Green Arrow

15. "The door is more than it appears. It separates who you are from who you can be. You do not have to walk through it... You can run." -- Franklin Richards 

16. "With great power comes great responsibility." -- Uncle Ben

17. "A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple as putting a coat around a little boy's shoulders to let him know the world hadn't ended." -- Batman