110 Empowering Quotes to Bring You Closer to Success

Check out these empowering quotes we’ve compiled, as they’ll serve as the boost you need to rise above challenges!

By now, we’re sure you’ve realized that life is full of uncertainties. The unknown can make us feel a sense of helplessness, and these negative points in our lives are times we may never want to revisit or look back on.

However, remember that every hardship you face is an opportunity to become stronger and more resilient. We can become stronger after emerging victorious from a challenge!

As humans, we are all perfectly imperfect. But remember that rising above challenges despite our shortcomings is a sign of resilience and personal growth.

So, don’t be afraid! Read these empowering quotes that’ll help you gain the confidence you need to face every battle!

The Most Empowering Quotes Ever

1. “Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.” – Janice Trachtman

2. “Miracles happen every day. Change your perception of what a miracle is, and you’ll see them all around you.” – Jon Bon Jovi

3. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King

4. “Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.” – Michelle Obama

5. “Stop being afraid of what can go wrong and start being positive about what can go right.” – Anonymous

6. “Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” – Orison Swett Marden

7. “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

8. “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

9. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” – Steve Maraboli

10. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

Empowering Quotes to Inspire You

11. “Everything you want is just outside of your comfort zone.” – Robert Allen

12. “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

13. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz

14. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

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

16. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

17. “The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.” – Amy Gatliff

18. “My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you’re moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again.” – Richard Branson

19. “You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” – Toni Morrison

20. “A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” – Madonna

Self-Empowerment Quotes to Improve Your Mindset

21. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Ben Spock

22. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

23. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett

24. “Don’t waste a second of your time convincing other people you’re worth loving.” – Atticus

25. “To be the person who we long to be, we must be vulnerable. We must take off the armor, put down the weapons, show up, and let ourselves be seen.” – Brené Brown

26. “Believe in yourself. Believe in your capacity to do good and great things. Believe that no mountain is so high that you cannot climb it. Believe that no storm is so great that you cannot weather it. Believe in yourself.” – Gordon B. Hinckley 

27. “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask yourself if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra

28. “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

29. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

30. “When I’m trusting and being myself as fully as possible, everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously.” – Shakti Gawain

Empowering Quotes About Life

31. “Never regret a day in your life. Good days bring you happiness, and bad days bring you experience.” – Anonymous

32. “You just can’t let life happen to you; you have to make life happen.” – Idowu Koyenikan

33. “You do not find the happy life. You make it.” – Camilla Eyring Kimball

34. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” – Rumi

35. “Be happy for this moment. This moment in your life.” – Omar Khayyam

36. “Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

37. “Life must be lived, and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

38. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

39. “The degree of responsibility you take for your life determines how much change you can create in it.” – Celestine Chua

40. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry Thoreau

Empowering Quotes for Women

41. “She will rise with a spine of steel and a roar like thunder. She will rise.” – Nicole Lyons

42. “I am no bird, and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” – Charlotte Brontë

43. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama

44. “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” – Beyoncé Knowles

45. “Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.” – Amelia Earhart

46. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

47. “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou

48. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron

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

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

Women Empowerment Quotes to Remember Forever

51. “Queen, do not allow a commoner to dethrone you. Own that throne. You are royalty.” – Gift Gugu Mona

52. “Be the woman who fixes another woman’s crown without telling the world it was crooked.” – Amy Morin

53. “A powerful woman is a heat-resistant and storm-bracing caliber. There is nothing she cannot handle.” – Gift Gugu Mona

54. “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” – J.K. Rowling

55. “I will not let anyone scare me out of my full potential.” – Nicki Minaj

56. “Women don’t need to find a voice, they have a voice, and they need to feel empowered to use it, and people need to be encouraged to listen.” – Meghan Markle

57. “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.” – Rihanna

58. “Sometimes just being yourself is the radical act. When you occupy space in systems that weren’t built for you, your authenticity is activism.” – Elaine Welteroth

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

60. “Friends. Sisters. Mothers. Professors. When women affirm women, it unlocks our power. It gives us permission to shine brighter.” – Elaine Welteroth

61. “A smart woman fixes her own crown. She does not dethrone other women from their own glory. For she knows on her own, she is strong.” – Gift Gugu Mona

62. “Some women get erased a little at a time, some all at once. Some reappear. Every woman who appears wrestles with the forces that would have her disappear. She struggles with the forces that would tell her story for her, or write her out of the story, the genealogy, the rights of man, the rule of law. The ability to tell your own story, in words or images, is already a victory, already a revolt.” – Rebecca Solnit

Empowering Quotes for Men

63. “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

64. “Enjoy your dreams and empower others to live theirs.” – Joseph Ash

65. “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

66. “A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then, the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition.” – James Allen

67. “Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don’t make it wait any longer.” – Steve Maraboli

Short Empowering Quotes

68. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

69. “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

70. “Hold the vision. Trust the process.” – Anonymous

71. “You were not meant for a mundane or mediocre life!” – Steve Maraboli

72. “Fear will do one thing and one thing only: hold you back.” – Kya Aliana

73. “It might not be easy, but it’ll be worth it.” –- Anonymous

74. “If you want a new tomorrow, then make new choices today.” – Tim Fargo

75. “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

Empowering Quotes on Finding Happiness

76. “Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” – Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey

77. “If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

78. “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli

79. “In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.” – Albert Clarke

Motivational Empowering Quotes

80. “Find your purpose and fling your life out to it. Find a way or make one. Try with all your might. Self-made or never made.” – Orison Swett Marden

81. “It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald

82. “Remember, every pro was first an amateur. Start your dream now.” – Marie Forleo

83. “We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

84. “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

85. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

96. “Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward.” – Roy T. Bennett

87. “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale

88. “Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

89. “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – Sylvester Stallone

Empowering Quotes That’ll Lead You to Success

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

91. “Results happen over time, not overnight. Work hard, stay consistent, and be patient.” – Anonymous

92. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill

93. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi

94. “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem

95. “When you realize that you possess within yourself everything you need to promote your own success, the feeling is one of empowerment.” – Jim Fixx

Empowering Quotes for Work

96. “Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.” – Uta Hagen

97. “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing, there will be no result.” – Mahatma Gandhi

98. “We need to take risks. We need to go broke. We need to prove them wrong, simply by not giving up.” – Awkwafina

99. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

100. “My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

101. “Sometimes we have to reach rock bottom before we’re willing to rise up and overcome our trials.” – Dana Arcuri

102. “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” – William James

103. “When life hands you a difficult situation where you feel undervalued and disrespected, be bold and brave enough to know your worth.” – Yai Vargas

104. “Something special awaits you each day. All you need is to recognize it and make the most of it. Have a positive attitude throughout the day and then that today is going to be the best day of your life.” – Anonymous

More Empowering Quotes for Your Encouragement

105. “Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.” – Gordon B. Hinkley

106. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius

107. “Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.” – Marcus Aurelius

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

109. “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

110. “There are miracles and glory in every child. Our glory lies in empowering them to flourish their glory.” – Amit Ray

Did These Quotes Encourage You to Do Your Best Every Day?

As we grow and mature, life throws us numerous challenges that will undoubtedly test our limits and push us to our breaking point. Despite this, we must remember that we hold the power to shape our future.

It’s true that we aren’t able to control every single aspect of our lives. Even so, we have the ability to control how we react to certain situations, especially negative ones.

Should we sit and wallow in sadness whenever we fail, or should we stand up and try again? Should we give up and wait for someone to save us, or should we find the courage to fight and do our best until we win?

The power of choice will always be in our hands, even in the most trying times in our lives. So, we hope the empowering quotes we’ve compiled were able to remind you of this fact!

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Karen Danao

Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

Poetry, philosophy, history, and movies are all topics I love writing about! However, my true passion is in traveling, photography, and finding common ground to which everyone from different cultures can relate.

With the many places I’ve been to, I found that love, inspiration, and happiness are some things that bring people together. No matter how different we are on the outside, I’m a true believer that our emotions don’t lie; if you dig deep into our psyche, we’re all the same inside.

This belief was further amplified when I joined Quote Ambition. Through the quotes I’ve read, collected, organized, and written about, I found that humans are resilient, creative, and compassionate.

We take from each others’ hearts and courage, and it’s through our individual experiences that we learn how to rise above our challenges and pain. In so many ways, Quote Ambition is a platform that allows people from all over the world to gain the inspiration they need anytime, anywhere!

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