Empowering Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old empowering quotes, empowering sayings, and empowering proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.     

Kyle Chandler

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.     

Mary Anne Radmacher

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.     

Maria Robinson

We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.     

Malala Yousafzai

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.     

Maya Angelou

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.     

Coco Chanel

Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.     

Conrad Hilton

We may not all live holy lives, but we live in a world alive with holy moments.     

Kent Nerburn

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.     

Marianne Williamson

Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.     

Oprah Winfrey

When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.     

Evelyn Waugh

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.     

Bob Newhart

Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of someone else.     

Judy Garland

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass… It's about learning how to dance in the rain.     

Vivian Greene

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.     

Joseph Campbell

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.     

Walt Disney

The mind is everything. What you think, you become.     


When nothing is sure, everything is possible.     

Margaret Drabble

You can't just hope for happy endings. You have to believe in them. Then do the work, take the risks.     

Nora Roberts

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.     

Alice Walker.

Divide and conquer must become define and empower.     

Audre Lorde

When you forgive, you heal your own anger and hurt and are able to let love lead again. It's like spring cleaning for your heart.     

Marci Shimoff

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.     

Napoleon Hill

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that's the one that is going to require the most from you     

Caroline Myss.

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.     

Arnold Glasgow

Stand up and walk out of your history.     

Dr. Phil McGraw

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.     

Dale Carnegie

I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving.     

Morgan Freeman

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.     

Edith Wharton

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.     

Maya Angelou

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.     

Dr. Seuss

Whenever an emotion overtakes you, if even once you can just be without moving your body, without co-operatin with your emotion you wil be liberated from that emotion.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.     

Marianne Williamson

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.     

Lao Tzu

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back because if you can look up, you can get up.     

Eric Thomas

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.     

Anais Nin

It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of someone elses life with perfection.     

Bhagavad Gita

Every morning is a new beginning, a new chance for you to rewrite the story of your life.     

Tina Su

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.     

Helen Keller

Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.     

Wayne Dyer

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

Let individuals create real wealth, empower them, create something that they can leave for their children.     

John Sununu

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.     

Francesca Reigler

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.     

Louisa May Alcott.

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.     

J.K. Rowling

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.     

Albert Einstein