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75 Empowering Quotes for Life & Work (INSPIRE)

Top 10 Most Famous Empowering Quotes

“Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.”

Gillian Anderson
Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself. - Gloria Steinem
Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself. – Gloria Steinem
Empowerment is a word that comes with liberty. - Karol G
Empowerment is a word that comes with liberty. – Karol G
The process of spotting fear and refusing to obey it is the source of all true empowerment. - Martha Beck
The process of spotting fear and refusing to obey it is the source of all true empowerment. – Martha Beck
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. - Maya Angelou
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. – Maya Angelou

“New Age values are conscious evolution, a non-sectarian society, a non-military culture, global sharing, healing the environment, sustainable economies, self-determination, social justice, economic empowerment of the poor, love, compassion in action, going beyond religious fundamentalism, going beyond nationalism-extreme nationalism, culture.”

Deepak Chopra
You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. - Stephen King
You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. – Stephen King
The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. - Ayn Rand
The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand
You wanna fly, you got to give up the ‘stuff’ that weighs you down. - Toni Morrison
You wanna fly, you got to give up the ‘stuff’ that weighs you down. – Toni Morrison
I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. - Malala Yousafzai
I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. – Malala Yousafzai

16 Empowering Quotes That Inspires Fearlessness

“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
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't—you're right. - Henry Ford
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right. – Henry Ford
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
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

“You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.”

Anthon St. Maarten
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already. - J.K. Rowling
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already. – J.K. Rowling
When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. - Audre Lorde
When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. – Audre Lorde

“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
You could certainly say that I’ve never underestimated myself. There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious. - Angela Merkel
You could certainly say that I’ve never underestimated myself. There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious. – Angela Merkel
Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. - Rumi
Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. – Rumi
You just can't let life happen to you, you have to make life happen. - Idowu Koyenikan
You just can’t let life happen to you, you have to make life happen. – Idowu Koyenikan
Drama is very important in life You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. - Julia Child
Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. – Julia Child
In life, there is no real safety except for self-belief. - Madonna
In life, there is no real safety except for self-belief. – Madonna
Only you can take inner freedom away from yourself, or give it to yourself. Nobody else can. - Michael A. Singer
Only you can take inner freedom away from yourself, or give it to yourself. Nobody else can. – Michael A. Singer
No one ever became a success without taking chances… One must be able to recognize the moment and seize it without delay. - Estée Lauder
No one ever became a success without taking chances… One must be able to recognize the moment and seize it without delay. – Estée Lauder
There is a stubbornness about me that can never bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me. - Jane Austen
There is a stubbornness about me that can never bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me. – Jane Austen
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anaïs Nin
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anaïs Nin

4 Empowering Quotes for Work

“One of the most stubborn barriers to patient empowerment is the cultural assumption that since the way professionals learned was hard, you must need to be really smart, and you need to be taught in a carefully thought out, methodical sequence.”

Dave deBronkart
Autonomy leads to empowerment. We work hard to maintain a balance between collaboration and cooperation and independence. - Bobby Kotick
Autonomy leads to empowerment. We work hard to maintain a balance between collaboration and cooperation and independence. – Bobby Kotick
It is important that you appreciate that the workplace must be a place of empowerment, but the empowerment must not only be connected to the job that you do. - Anthony Carmona
It is important that you appreciate that the workplace must be a place of empowerment, but the empowerment must not only be connected to the job that you do. – Anthony Carmona

Confidence and empowerment are cousins in my opinion. Empowerment comes from within and typically it’s stemmed and fostered by self-assurance. To feel empowered is to feel free and that’s when people do their best work. You can’t fake confidence or empowerment.”

Amy Jo Martin

3 Empowering Quotes for Students

Education is not a tool for development – individual, community and the nation. It is the foundation for our future. It is empowerment to make choices and emboldens the youth to chase their dreams.”

Nita Ambani
Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment. - Barbara Jordan
Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment. – Barbara Jordan
When Nike says, just do it, that's a message of empowerment. Why aren't the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration - Naomi Klein
When Nike says, just do it, that’s a message of empowerment. Why aren’t the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration? – Naomi Klein

2 Empowering Quotes for Mothers and Daughters

“My mom is such a strong, independent, strong-willed woman, and she always taught me to accept my worth for how I viewed myself and female empowerment, and it’s okay to be independent and also need someone at the same time. I kinda get to be both.”

Lily Collins
I feel such a sense of empowerment being a mom. But I do wonder How do theywe do it all - Kourtney Kardashian
I feel such a sense of empowerment being a mom. But I do wonder: How do they/we do it all? – Kourtney Kardashian

4 Empowering Quotes by Female Leaders

“One of the factors a country’s economy depends on is human capital. If you don’t provide women with adequate access to healthcare, education and employment, you lose at least half of your potential. So, gender equality and women’s empowerment bring huge economic benefits.”

Michelle Bachelet
When I took over, I thought that I must do something for the empowerment of women. - Pratibha Patil
When I took over, I thought that I must do something for the empowerment of women. – Pratibha Patil

“If women had better access to the financial system – even so much as a basic deposit account at a bank – it would be a major step in the direction of greater wealth and greater economic empowerment.”

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

“Including women in climate policy and solutions can enhance the results, leading to more economic growth and sustainable outcomes. However, we cannot take for granted that gender equality and women’s empowerment in the field of climate change and sustainable development will happen automatically.”

Patricia Espinosa

3 Empowering Quotes for Business

Oprah Winfrey is a big role model for me from a business capacity and a creative capacity. She is an incredible interviewer who cultivated a certain style by inserting her own personhood into a show on national television at a time when no one was talking about empowerment, spirituality, or our inner lives.”

Ava DuVernay

“The gig economy is empowerment. This new business paradigm empowers individuals to better shape their own destiny and leverage their existing assets to their benefit.”

John McAfee

“Empowerment of individuals is a key part of what makes open source work, since in the end, innovations tend to come from small groups, not from large, structured efforts.”

Tim O’Reilly

4 Empowering Quotes on Leadership

“It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.”

William J. Clinton
Empowering the individual means empowering the nation. And empowerment is best served through rapid economic growth with rapid social change. - Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Empowering the individual means empowering the nation. And empowerment is best served through rapid economic growth with rapid social change. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“Fragmentation is a big part of the problem. You have a city where trash is taken away from the curb every week, and you don’t see it any more, and you don’t have any sense of where water comes from. So there’s no sense of responsibility and accountability and there’s also no sense of empowerment for our actions.”

Severn Cullis-Suzuki
I believe in decentralized management that includes a lot of delegation, empowerment, and accountability. - Anthony Scaramucci
I believe in decentralized management that includes a lot of delegation, empowerment, and accountability. – Anthony Scaramucci

16 Empowering Quotes for Women

“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
The women of Odisha will lead the way in women empowerment in India. - Naveen Patnaik
The women of Odisha will lead the way in women empowerment in India. – Naveen Patnaik
If we're discussing women's empowerment and equal rights, then yes, I support it. - Dulquer Salmaan
If we’re discussing women’s empowerment and equal rights, then yes, I support it. – Dulquer Salmaan

“I think Miss Universe is wonderful platform that we promote diversity and women empowerment. Why? Because we are achieved women who have stories, who have passions, who have careers.”

Catriona Gray
When we talk about women's economic empowerment, we should be careful that we're not just giving women more to do. - Winnie Byanyima
When we talk about women’s economic empowerment, we should be careful that we’re not just giving women more to do. – Winnie Byanyima

“We’re here in this women’s revolution – we’re in this women’s empowerment movement worldwide – and, if anything, women should stick up for each other and be like, ‘No, she deserves everything she has, and she’s worked hard as a woman’.”

Nikki Bella

“My interest is not data, it’s the world. And part of world development you can see in numbers. Others, like human rights, empowerment of women, it’s very difficult to measure in numbers.”

Hans Rosling

“I just think that knowing about your body at any age, whether it’s educating yourself on fertility, getting mammograms, going through puberty – whatever it may be, is really important. I just really encourage women empowerment and being comfortable talking about these issues.”

Khloe Kardashian

“The whole concept of witches was that women were speaking up for themselves and fighting for their rights. The whole concept of witchcraft came into play to hold down women and women’s empowerment.”

Madchen Amick

“We all fight over what the label ‘feminism’ means but for me it’s about empowerment. It’s not about being more powerful than men – it’s about having equal rights with protection, support, justice. It’s about very basic things. It’s not a badge like a fashion item.”

Annie Lennox

“To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment. It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one’s faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction.”

Randa Abdel-Fattah

“I’ve been a staunch advocate of women’s empowerment, and I’ve worked hard throughout my career to advance the cause. It is heartening to see that gender equality is really becoming more of a reality. There is still much more to be done, and I’m confident that, by working together, we can empower women worldwide.”

Madhuri Dixit

“My own foundation concentrates on women’s economic empowerment on the basis that if women have their own money and are able to support themselves, they can make choices about what happens to them in their lives, about whether they have education, whether they get married, and what happens to their children.”

Cherie Blair

“Of course there should be women empowerment, women should get every right. They need to fight for it because the society doesn’t look at women equally, and that’s not fair.”

Asha Parekh

“Women empowerment does not mean you create complex among men. Then it will take 20 more years to empower men. It is all about evolving as a soul, as a human being. It does not mean that you become a sexist.”

Kangana Ranaut

“In South Asia, there is a lack of understanding of the term ’empowerment’ because majority of the people think that the definition of women empowerment is to wear fewer clothes, to renounce her culture and traditions, and that it’s synonymous with immorality.”

Momina Mustehsan

3 Empowering Quotes on Technology

“The smug complacency of technology adverts disguises a pretty mixed picture, with too many people not connected, too many passive users of technologies designed for interactive, and far too much talk about empowerment but far too little action to make it happen.”

Geoff Mulgan
To me, Microsoft is about empowerment… we are the original democratizing force, putting a PC in every home and every desk. - Satya Nadella
To me, Microsoft is about empowerment… we are the original democratizing force, putting a PC in every home and every desk. – Satya Nadella
I've talked a lot about the need to promote digital empowerment to enable any American who wants high-speed Internet access, or broadband, to get it. - Ajit Pai
I’ve talked a lot about the need to promote digital empowerment: to enable any American who wants high-speed Internet access, or broadband, to get it. – Ajit Pai

10 Empowering Quotes to Ponder

“Empowerment isn’t a buzzword among leadership gurus. It’s a proven technique where leaders give their teams the appropriate training, tools, resources, and guidance to succeed.”

John Rampton
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month. - Theodore Roosevelt
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. – Theodore Roosevelt
Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. - P. J. O'Rourke
Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. – P. J. O’Rourke

“We use a term called ’empowerment through empathy.’ And ‘Me Too’ is so powerful, because somebody had said it to me – right? – and it changed the trajectory of my healing process once I heard that.”

Tarana Burke
Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity. - Guy Fieri
Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity. – Guy Fieri
Truth, honesty, empowerment - it's what I want for myself and my readers. - Rupi Kaur
Truth, honesty, empowerment – it’s what I want for myself and my readers. – Rupi Kaur

“The first step in empowerment is taking control of your health, respecting yourself and understanding and celebrating the value you bring to your family and society.”

Milind Soman
We need to see examples of empowerment, because when we see that… it seems like that's the norm. - Lindsey Morgan
We need to see examples of empowerment, because when we see that… it seems like that’s the norm. – Lindsey Morgan
You know, there's a lot of activism that doesn't deal with empowerment, and you have to empower yourself in order to be relevant to any type of struggle. - Talib Kweli
You know, there’s a lot of activism that doesn’t deal with empowerment, and you have to empower yourself in order to be relevant to any type of struggle. – Talib Kweli

“Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.”

Ban Ki-moon

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