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41 Inspirational Quotes to Reinforce Optimism for Teens

Mental Health & Self Love

Wed, February 28

As teens, we often need motivation or are desperate for a “spark”. Growing up as a teen comes with challenges from social and family relationships, grades, and changes in physical/emotional well-being. It can be overwhelming at times.

A great way to get through the tough times is reading to yourself positive affirmations. Reinforcing optimism will strengthen you, and will bring you out of the rot you are in. To help with this, I am going to share some of the best inspirational quotes for teens. So keep reading if you are ready to be inspired.

  1. “No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” -Taylor Swift

2. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

3. “Ignore those who tell you which way to go without first understanding where you are.” -James Pierce

4. “Existence wants you to be you.” -Oshkin

5. “Some people around you will not understand your journey. They don’t need to; it’s not for them.” -Paulo Coelho

6 . “There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.” -Jennifer Aniston

7. “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone else’s inability to see your worth.” -Zig Ziglar

8. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein

9. “I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.” -Maya Angelou

10. “You become what you believe.” -Oprah Winfrey

11. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” -Ayn Rand

12.“Confidence is not ‘they will like me.’ Confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t.” -Christina Grimmie

13. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are”. -E. E. Cummings

14. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.”- Mark Twain

15. “You must always have faith in people. And most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.”-Elle Woods, Legally Blonde

16. “At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It about what you’ve given back.” -Denzel Washington

17. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein

18. “Take care not to listen to anyone who tells you what you can and can’t be in life.” -Meg Medina

19. “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out and without fear for newer and richer experience.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

20. “You become what you believe.” -Oprah Winfrey

21. “The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t win’ is you and you don’t have to listen.” -Jessica Ennis-Hill

22. “You have what it takes to be a victorious, independent, fearless woman.” -Tyra Banks

23. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

24. “You have to be authentic, you have to be true, and you have to believe in your heart.”-Howard Schultz.

25. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”-Robert H. Schuller

26. “If I cannot do great things. I can do small things in a great way.” -Martin Luther King Jr

27. “Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” -Ella Fitzgerald

28. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” -Johnny Depp

29. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle

30. “Don’t trade your authenticity for approval.” -Kanye West

31. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” -John Wooden

32. “Keep true to the dreams of your youth.” -Friedrich Schiller

33. “The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.” -John D. Rockefeller

34. “A door is an entrance or an exit, never an obstacle.” -Unknown

35. “High school is only 1/20 of your life, it's but a blip on the radar.” -Unknown

36. “If you are always trying to be normal, you’ll never know how amazing you can be.” -Maya Angelou

37. “Don’t be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.” -LeBron James

38. “Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.” -Mary Holloway

39. “Live your life like you are 80 years old looking back on your teenage years.” -Taylor Swift

40. “Note to self: self-love isn’t selfish.” -Dua Lipa

41. “Grow through what you go through.” -Tyrese Gibson

I hope these quotes were inspiring and helped you realize to always persevere. No matter what you’re going through it will pass and I want to remind you to never give up. When you’re in doubt, read one of these quotes above!

Kitan Arole
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Kitan Arole is a senior at Pomperaug Regional High School. Kitan enjoys running, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.