30 Self-Empowerment Quotes

  1. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”

– Stephen King

  • “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

– Maya Angelou

  • “Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

– Helen Keller

  • “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.”

– Marissa Mayer

  • “To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”

– Hillary Clinton

  • “I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.”

– Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  • “I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger.”

– Mia Hamm

  • “I know my worth. I embrace my power. I say if I’m beautiful, I say if I’m strong, you will not determine my story. I will.”

– Amy Schumer

  • “Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here.”

– Eve Ensler

  1. “We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.”

– Steve Maraboli

  1. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one`s definition of your life, but define yourself.”

– Harvey Fierstein

  1. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

  1. “We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.”

– Maya Angelou

  1. “If we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative. In our thoughts and words, we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths. Our limitations and joys begin in our hearts. We can always replace negative with positive.”

– Betty Eadie

  1. “No one ever became a success without taking chances… One must be able to recognize the moment and seize it without delay.”

– Estée Lauder

  1. “You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.”

– Steve Marabol

  1. “The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world.”

– Ashley Rickards

  1. “The more obstacles you face and overcome, the more times you falter and get back on track, the more difficulties you struggle with and conquer, the more resiliency you will naturally develop. There is nothing that can hold you back, if you are resilient.”

– Jim Rohn

  1. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

– Rosa Parks

  • “If you’re one of those people who has that little voice in the back of her mind saying, ‘Maybe I could do [fill in the blank],’ don’t tell it to be quiet. Give it a little room to grow, and try to find an environment it can grow in.”

– Reese Witherspoon

  • “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”

– Madeleine Albright

  • “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

  • “You just can’t let life happen to you; you have to make life happen.”

– Idowu Koyenikan

  • “Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.”

– Janice Trachtman

  • “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”

– Wilma Rudolph

  • “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”

– Ella Fitzgerald

  • “I found that ultimately if you truly pour your heart into what you believe in — even if it makes you vulnerable — amazing things can and will happen.”

– Emma Watson

  • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

  • “Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.”

– Norman Vincent Peale

  • “Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.”

– Gloria Steinem

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