Empowerment Sayings and Quotes

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


Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.     

Margaret Sanger

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

Alice Walker

Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.     

Sonia Croquette

We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise; And then, if we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies.      

Emily Dickinson

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.      

Gail Sheehy

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.     

Pamela Vaull Starr

You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.     

Louise L. Hay

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.     

Muriel Strode

If you're able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence.     

Barbara Cook

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.     

Benjamin Disraeli

The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me.     

Ayn Rand

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

Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then     

Diana Ross

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Never dull your shine for somebody else.     

Tyra Banks

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.     

Marie Curie

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

Judy Garland

Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive.     

Howard Thurman

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Maria Robinson

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.     

Sri Ram

Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves.     

Mahatma Gandhi

If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems. And that's a big mistake.     

F. Wikzek

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.     

Winston Churchill

Always make your future bigger than your past.     

Dan Sullivan

The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.     

Blaine Lee

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

Gloria Steinem

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity     

General George Smith Patton

One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.     

Sheila Murray Bethel

Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use     

Ruth Gordo

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?     

Anais Nin

A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want.     

Madonna

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.     

Maya Angelou

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.     

Jane Goodall

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 frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be.     

Marianne Williamson

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.     

J.K. Rowling

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

Anais Nin

You are Beautiful ~ You are a beautiful soul. The light that emanates from you has the power to heal and transform others. Your unique and magnificent expression is unlike any others' on the entire planet. Your beauty makes the world a better place the beauty that radiates from your heart is a gift to others.     

Christine Kloser

An authentically empowered person is humble. This does not mean the false humility of one who stoops to be with those who are below him or her. It is the inclusiveness of one who responds to the beauty of each soul. It is the harmlessness of one who treasures, honors, and reveres life in all its forms.     

Gary Zukav

My goal is not to be better than anyone else..but to be better that I used to be.     

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.     

Dr.Wayne Dyer

One little known secret to making precisely the right move, at precisely the right time in your life is knowing that in all cases, there is more than one right move and more than one right time. Lots and lots more.     

Mike Dooley

Authentic empowerment is the knowing that you are on purpose, doing God's work, peacefully and harmoniously.     

Wayne Dyer

Whatever you are, be a good one.     

Abraham Lincoln

There's a basic philosophy here that by empowering...workers you'll make their jobs far more interesting, and they'll be able to work at a higher level than they would have without all that information just a few clicks away.     

Bill Gates

You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result     

Mahatma Gandhi

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.     

Desiderius Erasmus

An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, nevertheless, suffer for it.     

Richard Bach

AUTONOMOUS NURTURING. Not waiting for someone to give you what you can give yourself.     

Rob Brezsny