Empowering Quotes

Who doesn't love to read a really empowering quote? We've gathered up some that we feel are applicable to most teenage girls. May you too find one or two that empower you with a new idea or understanding. And if you have one you'd like to add, let us know.

One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.

            --Simone de Beauvoir

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle...

            --Napoleon Hill

We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made us.

--Jean-Paul Sartre

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.


--Albert Einstein

Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will.

            --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.

            --Virginia Woolf

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.

            --Khalil Gibran


For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.

            --Ralph Waldo Emerson

The more you dwell on what you don’t have, the more you get what you don’t want.


Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves – or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.

            --Ayn Rand

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.

            --Helen Keller

Laugh, and the world laughs with you, Weep, and you weep alone.

            --Ella Wheeler Wilcox