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10 Empowering Quotes For Young Adults From Books…

Young women today have it way tougher than we ever did thanks to the Internet.Girls can use all the encouragement they can get, and a list of empowering quotes for young adults can go a long way as they deal with their share of stuff.

1. “You have plenty of courage, I am sure. All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.”

― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

2. “Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable…”

― Roald Dahl, Matilda

3. “Does the river try to please a tree? Does the bird try to please a stone? In nature, things are simply who and what they are. A tree trying to please the river would be ridiculous. But I wonder … isn’t that what I do? What if I put all my energy and power into being me instead of someone’s version of me?”

― Paula D’Arcy, Gift of the Red Bird

4. “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” 

― Maya Angelou, Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now

5. “I’m not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” 

― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

6. “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

7. “When adults say, ‘Teenagers think they are invincible’ with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.” 

― John Green, Looking for Alaska

8. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” 

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

9. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” 

― Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears A Who

10. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”

― Lewis Carroll, Alice Through the Looking Glass





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