Inspirational quotes for teens they are sure to love. They will love these positive quotes for teens. Save them, print them, put them in their lunch. Brighten your teens day today.  You might even send your teens here to find a few new quotes  to share with their friends who need a pick me up!

I have quotes about love, quotes about life, uplifting quotes and encouraging quotes.  Do you also like inspirational quotes? Then you will love all my posts and downloadable quotes! I have best friend friendship quotes that are perfect to share with a friend, quotes that give inspiration and motivation, these beautiful friendship quotes, and here are a few more motivational quotes for teens.

Inspirational Quotes for Teens

I love teenagers! It’s a good thing because I am on my third teenager.  It’s official my Bella turned 13 this year.  I love inspirational quotes and uplifting messages and so do teens.  I’ve been especially on the look out for inspirational quotes for teen girls as Bella enters this phase.

Here are a few positive quotes for teens I found on a page that has 25 more teen quotes.

Teens need reminders about who they are. They don’t have the perspective from experience. I love this quote that helps them see that they have more potential than they ever realized.

Help them see that having true friends matters more than anything… Teens often lose who they are and force themselves to act a certain way to fit in. Remind them of what is important when things are tough! This is the perfect one to text your child when they are showing character and standing up for themselves in a friend group. Friends in the teenage years can be tough!

What we see on the outside often makes people judge us or at the very least think they know who are. Remind them that what see on the outside is not enough. We must learn a person’s story!

It’s easy to say things we regret and it is a hard lesson to learn that what we say can’t be taken back! I love this positive quote reminder.

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This may be something I have said many times to my children.  It is a hard lesson to learn but it is what life is all about. You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of your choice…  Great for anyone, especially teenagers testing the limts and sometimes defying their parents. You can even get this motivational quote as a picture to hang in your home.

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Here are a few more quotes I love from via @prettydesigns

I always wish I could help teens see how truly unique and beautiful they are. It is so hard to keep your self-esteem in those tough teen years. These below are great reminders for teens.

Make today good! Such a simple inspiration for teenage girls and boys too!

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Last, of all I have always loved this quote by Dr. Suess! It is such a great reminder for teens to be yourself in every stage in your life. Got a teen in your life? Go hug them today, tell them why you love them. Tell them you notice all the good things they do! They need to hear praise and encouragement more often!

More Inspirational Quotes for Teens {Updated}

  • Beautiful people are not always good, but good people are always beautiful. —Imam Ali
  • You have to be authentic, you have to be true, and you have to believe in your heart. – Howard Schultz.
  • Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else. – Judy Garland
  • It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. – E.E Cummings.
  • The people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. – Steve Jobs.
  • You must always have faith in people. And most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself. -Elle Woods, Legally Blonde
  • Never dull your shine for somebody else. – Tyra Banks.
  • You will always pass failure on your way to success.– Mickey Rooney
  • No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world. – Robin Williams
  • Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.- William James.
  • Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.- Hellen Keller
  • Always admit when you’re wrong. You’ll save thousands in therapy… and a few friendships too.- Harvey Fierstein
  • Take care not to listen to anyone who tells you what you can and can’t be in life. – Meg Medina
  • If you don’t believe in yourself, why is anyone else going to believe in you. – Tom Brady
  • The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday. – Matty Mullins
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle
  • Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. Because how you treat yourself sets the standard for how others treat you. – Steve Maraboli
  • When you become a teenager, you step onto a bridge. You may already be on it. The opposite shore is adulthood. Childhood lies behind. The bridge is made of wood. As you cross, it burns behind you.- Gail Carson Levine
  • I wish all teenagers could filter through songs instead of turning to drugs and alcohol.- Taylor Swift
  • Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength. -Brigitte Nicole
  • One of the cruelties of teenage hood is that you’ll never know what your parents were really like at your age, and they’ll never accurately remember. – Una LaMarche.
  • You need to remember that love does not mean one person gives all and another person receives all. -Abirami P. Kurukkal
  • If you are always trying to be normal, you’ll never know how amazing you can be. –Maya Angelou
  • Stop waiting for something or someone to come and make you happy. Meditate daily. Breathe. Come on. You’re okay. You have friends. Love them. Respect them. Go out and play. Learn to be alone. – Jenifer Lewis
  • Every teenager in the world feels like that, feels broken or out of place, different somehow, royalty mistakenly born into a family of peasants. The difference in your case is that it’s true. – Cassandra Clare
  • High school is like the training wheels for the bicycle of real life.– ‘Ghost World’
  • Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill.
  • Don’t be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed. – LeBron James
  • Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. – Michael Jordan
  • The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well. – John D. Rockefeller.
  • When you replace ‘why is this happening to me’ with ‘what is this trying to teach me?’ Everything shifts. – Unknown
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.-unknown
  • Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs. – Henry Ford.
  • Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.- Mary Holloway
  • My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time. – Charles Dickens
  • We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right. – Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. – Dr. Seuss
  • Everyone you admire was once a beginner. – Jack Butcher
  • Young people willing to push super hard to make something happen are among the most powerful forces in the world. Sam Altman
  • If you’re making mistakes, it means you’re out there doing something. – Neil Gaiman
  • Being confident means believing in yourself. Ego means needing to prove that you’re better than other people. -Barbara De Angelis
  • Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. -Stephen Hawking
  • To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone. – Reba McEntire
  • We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it. – Johnny Depp
  • Live your life like you are 80 years old looking back on your teenage years. – Taylor Swift
  • Note to self: self-love isn’t selfish. –Dua Lipa
  • It is what we make out of what we have given, not what we are given, that separates one person from another. – Nelson Mandela.
  • May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. – Nelson Mandela
  • Use your youth so that you may have comfort to remember it when it has forsaken you, and not sigh and grieve at the account thereof. – Walter Raleigh.
  • Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. – G. M. Trevelyan
  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank, ‘Anne Frank’s Tales From The Secret Annex’
  • Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. – Henry Ford
  • The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  • Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller
  • When everything seems to be going against you, remember…the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford.
  • Even on your worst days, you are always worth love and respect. Don’t ever settle for anything less.” -Hannah Irelan
  • A person can achieve everything by being simple and humble. The Vedas
  • Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest. Sri Chinmoy
  • Ignore those who tell you which way to go without first understanding where you are. James Pierce
  • It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E. E. Cummings
  • When people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them. Maria Popova
  • Do nothing for prestige or status or money or approval alone. Maria Popova
  • You’re never going to be happy being anyone other than yourself. Thibaut
  • If we are not regularly deeply embarrassed by who we are, the journey to self-knowledge hasn’t begun. Alain de Botton
  • Life will never conform to all of our desires. Ever. Mark Manson
  • Don’t hope for a life without problems. There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems. Mark Manson
  • Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. Stephen Hawking
  • If you’re making mistakes it means you’re out there doing something. Neil Gaiman
  • Don’t be afraid to be an idealist. Maria Popova
  • Keep true to the dreams of your youth. Friedrich Schiller
  • You are your own teacher. Investigate yourself to find the truth – inside, not outside. Knowing yourself is most important. Ajahn Chah
  • Know yourself. Accept yourself for who you are, right where you are. And then create some boundaries in your routine that aren’t serving you today in order to get closer to the life and work you truly desire. Mel Robbins
  • Do things for joy or for learning, not for attention. @dailyzen
  • You really don’t want to be famous. Read the biography of any famous person. Kevin Kelly
  • Many people undermine success in the long-term by optimizing for status in the short-term. James Clear
  • Improvement at anything is based on thousands of tiny failures, and the magnitude of your success is based on how many times you’ve failed at something. Mark Manson
  • Pleasure is not happiness. Pleasure is what’s marketed to us. It’s what we fixate on. It’s what we use to numb and distract ourselves. Mark Manson
  • You’ll stop caring what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do. David Foster Wallace
  • Chances are you’re starting to give too many fucks about too many unnecessary things. Mark Manson
  • You can’t stop people from saying bad things about you. All you can do is make them liars. Thomas Sowell
  • If you want to be average, focus on the performance. If you want to be the best, focus on making practice harder than performance. Shane Parrish
  • The person seeking to learn wins what the person seeking to impress loses. Angela Jiang
  • Daily silence and solitude is what you need to stop caring what they think. Maxime Lagacé
  • Stop relying on praise from others to feel good about yourself. Thibaut
  • The world always needs new heroes. Jordan Peterson
  • The older I get, the more I understand that it’s okay to live a life others don’t understand. Jenna Woginrich
  • You have to be authentic, you have to be true, and you have to believe in your heart. Howard Schultz
  • Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else. Judy Garland
  • Don’t listen to the person who has the answers; listen to the person who has the questions. Albert Einstein
  • You can do anything you set your mind to. Eminem
  • I believe anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature. Bruce Lee
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
  • Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Jim Rohn
  • There’s no substitute for hard work. Thomas A. Edison
  • 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
  • There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist. Mark Twain
  • There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic, because it means the person has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing. Maya Angelou
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin
  • The enemy is a very good teacher. 14th Dalai Lama
  • Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear. Taylor Swift
  • We must tell girls their voices are important. Malala Yousafzai
  • If I cannot do great things. I can do small things in a great way. Martin Luther King Jr
  • The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting. Walt Disney
  • Everyone should be their own biggest fan. Kanye West
  • Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already. Marcus Aurelius
  • If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress. Barack Obama
  • Every day, you have the power to choose our better history — by opening your hearts and minds, by speaking up for what you know is right. Michelle Obama
  • Everything will be ok in the end. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end. John Lennon
  • The humble are beautiful. Maxime Lagacé
  • Turn the pain into power. Unknown
  • Quit talking and being doing. Unknown
  • Be a student of the world, not a judge. @dailyzen
  • Don’t trade your authenticity for approval. Kanye West
  • Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. Rumi
  • Have conviction. It makes you irresistible. Preethi Kasireddy
  • Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. 14th Dalai Lama
  • The more something scares you, the more you should do it. Mark Manson
  • Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Thurman
  • You have what it takes to be a victorious, independent, fearless woman. -Tyra Banks
  • No matter what you look like or think you look like, you’re special, and loved, and perfect just the way you are. -Ariel Winter
  • Remember that the stars and planets did not die for you to waste your time wondering if you are pretty enough or worthy enough to exist. -–Nikita Gill
  • The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will. -Amy Tenney
  • Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams! -Gabby Douglas
  • Take your broken heart, make it into art. -Carrie Fisher
  • Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms. -Janice Thompson
  • The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow… -Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  • Grow through what you go through. -Tyrese Gibson
  • Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. -Coco Chanel
  • No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. -Tony Robbins
  • A girl should be two things: who and what she wants. -Coco Chanel
  • Make happiness a priority and be gentle with yourself in the process. -Bronnie Ware
  • There’s bravery in being soft. -Gurubogso
  • Of course, I feel too much; I’m a universe of exploding stars. -S. Ajna
  • Learn that someone else’s confusion and mixed signals you try to decipher aren’t a reflection of you, but someone else’s ability to see your worth. -Kirsten Corley
  • Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it. -Albus Dumbledore
  • I figure if I’m gonna be a mess, I might as well be a hot mess. -Mindy Kaling
  • Cinderella never asked for a prince; she asked for a night off and a dress. -Kiera Cass
  • Life is too short. Too short to waste a single second with anyone who doesn’t appreciate and value you. -Sarah Dessen
  • It’s better to give yourself the love you need than to give your whole heart to someone who will only meet you halfway. –Holly Riordan
  • We need to learn to be content and thankful for what we have rather than letting our hearts be filled with greed and jealousy. -Jeremy Sprouse
  • 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
  • I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself. -Simone de Beauvoir
  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice. -Bethany Hamilton
  • One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. -Michelle Obama
  • No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back. -Kamala Harris
  • 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
  • We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing. It is time to take ownership in our success. -Tory Burch
  • Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. -Julia Child
  • If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen. -Marissa Mayer
  • If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is. -Angelina Jolie
  • Most of the time, I have absolutely no idea what the hell I’m doing in life, and I’m learning that’s okay. –Andrea Davis
  • 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
  • Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong; it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength. -G.D. Anderson
  • Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception. –Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Last, of all I have always loved this quote by Dr. Suess! It is such a great reminder for teens to be yourself in every stage in your life. Got a teen in your life? Go hug them today, tell them why you love them. Tell them you notice all the good things they do! They need to hear praise and encouragement more often!

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If you have someone graduating this year I also have some free printable cards with a few more positive quotes. Do you have a favorite quote or saying that I should add to the list? Leave it below in the comments.

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  3. Hi Kelly, I don’t have a book. I have an almost 15 teen daughter and I am in the same boat!

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  5. Wow! I am just about to start my exams and these definitely helped my BFF and myself… thanks so much for sharing them.

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