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Empowering quotes can improve your self-confidence.

Empowerment, especially of women, is one of the most important things for improving our world. There is not just one single type of empowerment; we all need to be emotionally, physically, and spiritually empowered.

We can find many different personalities who have shown you a difference even a single person can make if he empowers himself and uses that to make the world a better place.

We need to learn from these people and make our own paths. Some of the inspirational, positive, strong, and empowering quotes below capture the essence of empowerment. Please read them, take action, and change your life for the better.

Best Empowering Quotes


1.) You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
Maya Angelou.

Accept what is quotation.

2.) Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be.

Grow through what you go through empowering quote.

3.) Grow through what you go through.

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Stephen King quotation on starting.

4.) You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.
Stephen King

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5.) Trust the timing of your life.

Good Ayn Rand quote.

6.) The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Ayn Rand

Toni Morrison quote on flying.

7.) You wanna fly; you got to give up the ‘stuff’ that weighs you down.
Toni Morrison

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Good Empowering Quotes

8.) I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.
Malala Yousafzai

9.) We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave – to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential.
Malala Yousafzai

10.) Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it, the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.
Arianna Huffington

11.) How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.
Steve Maraboli

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12.) Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.
G.D. Anderson

13.) Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
Gloria Steinem

14.) You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.’
Erin McKean

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15.) We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
J.K. Rowling

16.) When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
Audre Lorde

17.) And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anaïs Nin

18.) Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want and to do what makes you happy. That’s my life motto.
Demi Lovato

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Inspirational Empowering Quotations

19.) No one ever became a success without taking chances… One must be able to recognize the moment and seize it without delay.
Estée Lauder

20.) What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Jane Goodall

21.) There is a stubbornness about me that can never bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
Jane Austen

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22.) You could certainly say that I’ve never underestimated myself. There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.
Angela Merkel

23.) I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.
Charlotte Brontë

24.) Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.
Gloria Steinem

25.) Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

26.) I hate men who are afraid of women’s strength.
Anaïs Nin

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Keep Moving Forward Quotes

27.) Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.
Oprah Winfrey

28.) You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.
Steve Maraboli

29.) Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper.
Julia Child

30.) Women have to harness their power—it’s absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first no. And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.

31.) To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Short Empowering Quotes

32.) In life, there is no real safety except for self-belief.

33.) Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
Nora Ephron

34.) I think that passion is the secret ingredient that drives hard work and excellence.
Kelly Ayotte

36.) It’s not always necessary to be strong but to feel strong.
Jon Krakauer

37.) If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
Margaret Thatcher

38.) It took a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I’m not going to be silent.
Madeleine Albright

39.) Just because you are blind and unable to see my beauty doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
Margaret Cho

40.) The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.
Roseanne Barr

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41.) You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you.
Katie Couric

42.) No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

43.) The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!
Dolly Parton

44.) The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Coco Chanel

45.) Whether you think you can or you think you can’t—you’re right.
Henry Ford

46.) I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.
Estée Lauder

47.) Good girls go to heaven; bad girls go everywhere.
Mae West

48.) Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.
Julia Child

49.) A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.
Coco Chanel

50.) A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.
Melinda Gates

Women Empowering Women Quotes

51.) I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights.
Oprah Winfrey

52.) 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

53.) 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

54.) Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard work, and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears.
Susana Martinez

55.) 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

Empowered Feminists Quotes

56.) If you want to run for Prime Minister, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them; wear flats one day, heels the next. These things are so irrelevant and surface to what it is all really about, and I wish people wouldn’t get caught up in that. We want to empower women to do exactly what they want, to be true to themselves, to have the opportunities to develop. Women should feel free.
Emma Watson

57.) To all the little girls who are watching, 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

58.) 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. Believe in kissing.
Eve Ensler

59.) I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

Female Empowerment Quotes

60.) I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.
Michelle Obama

61.) With each generation, women’s ability to live the lives they choose reaches a place their grandmothers never thought possible. But that doesn’t mean everything is perfect or that our work is finished.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers

62.) I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. (And) I run my world.

63.) They have had to understand white men, white women and black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society.
Angela Davis

64.) They’ll tell you you’re too loud—that you need to wait your turn and ask the right people for permission. Do it anyway.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Positive Empowering Quotes

65.) She is free in her wildness; she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.
Roman Payne

66.) There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer.

67.) As women, we have to start appreciating our own worth and each other’s worth. Seek out strong women to befriend, to align yourself with, to learn from, to collaborate with, to be inspired by, to support, and enlightened by.

68.) We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.
Beyonce Knowles

Motivating Quotations

69.) Happiness is not the absence of problems. It’s the ability to deal with them.
Steve Maraboli

70.) My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Maya Angelou, Poet and Activist

71.) I am no bird, and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

72.) Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
Virginia Woolf

73.) Of course, I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

74.) We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.
Sheryl Sandberg

75.) Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.
Roy T. Bennett

76.) The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.
Mark Twain

Motivational Empowering Quotes

77.) A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.
Serena Williams

78.) Often times the most righteous thing you can do is shake the table.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

79.) Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe you must become its soul.
Coretta Scott King

80.) I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.
Audre Lorde

81.) Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.
Serena Williams

82.) You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

83.) Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
Marilyn Monroe

84.) Your self-worth grows when you fight for something you love.
Maxime Lagace

85.) You are not what you’ve done. You are what you keep doing.
Jack Butcher

86.) It is never too late to be what you might have been.
George Eliot

87.) If something stands between you and your success, move it.
Dwayne Johnson, The Rock

88.) Life is tough my darling, but so are you.
Stephanie Bennett Henry

89.) When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.
Carol Burnett

Empowering Captions

90.) Trust the process.

91.) Everything you want is outside your comfort zone.

92.) Be a warrior, not a worrier.

93.) You can change the world by being yourself.

94.) Confidence is my superpower.

95.) Be your own reason to smile.

96.) Unapologetically me.

97.) Life is too short to blend in.

98.) Smile big, laugh often.

99.) I’m a beautiful work in progress.

100.) Embrace the journey.

How To Make Use Of These Empowering Quotes?

These empowering insights are essential to be read and learned from. So, it would help if you read them yourself to have a positive effect on your life.

Send them out to your friends and family members who could use some inspiration.

By Michael O’Halloran

Michael is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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