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137 Inspiring Words of Encouragement for a Teenager [Affirmations & Quotes]

Here are 137 powerful words of encouragement we have gathered for you to say to your teenagers every day and inspire them to be great!

137 Inspiring Words of Encouragement for a Teenager

#1 To decide what to do, you look within yourself.

#2 You always show the real you.

#3 You are extremely capable and strong.

#4 You know your essence.

#5 You kindly nurture yourself with care.

#6 Each day, you develop more into what you are supposed to become.

#7 You are a work in progress, but yet, perfect.

#8 Your bright future is not defined by your past mistakes. You are sure of that.

#9 Each day, you start fresh. What happened yesterday is in the past.

#10 You have a brilliant mind that does not get cloudy with doubts.

#11 Your relationships are healthy, and you respect and value your strong boundaries.

#12 Your relationship with yourself comes before any other.

#13 You know who you are in essence. Others opinions don’t matter to you.

#14 You matter. You are seen.

#15 You hold the torch, and you have the power to light your own path.

#16 You are open to new challenges, and you face them with grace.

#17 You grow in your own time, there is no competition, and you are aware of that.

#18 You are guided by your intuition and your big heart, and you know they will never let you down.

#19 As you learn new things, you are free to change your mind.

#20 By keeping an open mind and heart, you are ready to face the world.

#21 Your body is your temple, and it shelters your soul. For that, you love it.

#22 You accept changes and are open to making adaptations.

#23 You know when to pause and just be.

#24 You recognize your value.

#25 You know when you need to rest and be taken care of.

#26 You beautifully depend on yourself.

#27 You are fundamental, and you take your time and space when needed.

#28 You believe in your process.

#29 At your own pace, you accomplish everything you want.

#30 Even when things seem uncertain, you understand what is best for you.

#31 You trust your process, and you make wise choices.

#32 Even if you have fallen sometimes, you know this is a genuine sign of growth.

#33 You never give up. You are not defeated. You are just resting for a moment until your next attempt.

#34 You are who you really are, and this is marvelous.

#35 Be your true self is the secret to life, and you have found it.

#36 You discover what is best for you by walking your own path.

#37 You truly show yourself without any comparisons with others. You allow others to see who you really are.

#38 You are allowed to make mistakes and yet still love yourself wholeheartedly.

#39 The best version of yourself is yet coming, and you are aware of that.

#40 The bad days are not forever, and you know they will pass.

#41 You know it is common to feel down sometimes, and you allow yourself to feel this way temporarily.

#42 Your past is forgiven. You love yourself that much and understand this.

#43 Your self-love and acceptance made all the past poisonous words dissolved.

#44 You are kind with yourself as you develop yourself.

#45 Each step of your journey is perfect as you understand that you are on the right path.

#46 You let your wild thoughts go, and it sets you free.

#47 You are a rare gem.

#48 You know when to ask for help when you need it.

#49 You are a masterpiece. You are unique. You are not broken.

#50 You have nothing to prove to anyone. You are enough.

#51 Uncertainty is normal. You know that you are still learning.

#52 You recognize that it is okay to feel uncomfortable sometimes.

#53 You are aware that the growing process is not always comfortable.

#54 You support yourself by making courageous decisions.

#55 You keep your stand for what you truly believe. You do not give in to pressure from others.

#56 You are always honest with yourself.

#57 You are worthy, and you know it.

#58 You blossom and grow at your own pace.

#59 You are unique and special.

#60 You kindly receive advice from others, but you also know the best for you.

#61 The steps you take in your journey are always different. There are no bad decisions.

#62 You have freedom, and you are safe.

#63 You can simply be. Exactly the way you are.

#64 You believe in your intuition.

#65 You are worthy of love and support, and you allow yourself to receive them.

#66 Everything is fine. You relax and breathe deeply knowing this.

#67 Every breath you take makes your worries drift away.

#68 You allow yourself to process very emotional moments.

#69 You know that it’s okay to take some steps back sometimes.

#70 You are entirely yours and well-loved because of that.

#71 You do not hide the real you from others.

#72 You help others unravel their authenticity by being authentic.

#73 You are a natural leader. You lead the way for the rest.

#74 You stand out in the crowd.

#75 You pride yourself on who you are.

#76 Your potential is unlimited, no matter what life reserves for you.

#77 You do not keep empty spaces, yet you let love fulfill them.

#78 The expectations from others do not affect you as a teenager. Only you know what you truly want.

#79 You shine bright just because you are you.

#80 You flow with love and release yourself from past failures.

#81 You respect, accept and love yourself and your body.

#82 Your way to honor life is living yours with love and kindness.

#83 Others treat you with respect and kindness, and you act likewise.

#84 You allow yourself to be forgiven when you truly apologize.

#85 The effort of loving yourself is always worthy.

#86 When you kindly treat yourself with love and respect, you teach others how you want to be treated.

#87 You never put others before yourself. Regardless of who they are, you always come first.

#88 You are accepted and truly loved by those around you exactly for being you.

#89 The only thing expected from you is to show your true essence.

#90 As it should be, things are revealing themselves.

#91 Any demands put on you are dissolving as you know things happen as they are supposed to, at their own rhythm.

#92 You know deep inside you are a success, and it is only a matter of time until it blossoms.

#93 Although you are open-minded and soft, you are also strong and brave.

#94 The ones who care about you, love you deeply, and you’re aware of that.

#95 No one or any situation can change the fact that you are always you.

#96 As a teenager, you are open to receiving loving relationships as your unrelenting self-love presents itself. 

#97 You do not depend on anybody, yet you know that if you fall, there is always someone to catch you.

#98 You are allowed to feel happiness and joy.

#99 Your time to shine has come, and you will do it in your own way.

#100 You never have to hide your unique soul as a teenager.

The Most Famous Encouraging Quotes for Teenagers

#101 “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
Vincent van Gogh

#102“Everyone you admire was once a beginner.”
Jack Butcher

#103 “Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.”
Robert F. Kennedy

#104 “If you have to prove your worth to someone they are the wrong person for you.”
Sonya Parker

#105 “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
Gloria Steinem

#106 “If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.”
Shane Koyczan

#107 “Young people willing to push super hard to make something happen are among the most powerful forces in the world.”
Sam Altman

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

#109 “Don’t let the muggles get you down.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

#110 “Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.”
Steve Martin, Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life

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

#112 “Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success.”
J.K. Rowling

#113 “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.”Steve Jobs

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

#115 “You’re never going to be happy being anyone other than yourself.”

#116 “Keep true to the dreams of your youth.”
Friedrich Schiller

#117 “Be an Encourager: When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

#118 “Try walking forward while looking over your shoulder and see how far you get. The same goes for life. Look forward!”
Martin Henderson

#119 “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
Judy Garland

#120 “One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.”
Shannon L. Alder

#121 “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”
Stephanie Lahart, Overcoming Life’s Obstacles: Enlighten-Encourage-Empower

#122 “Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities.”
Rodolfo Costa, Advice My Parents Gave Me: and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes

#123 “If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don’t, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.”
Matt D. Miller

#124 “Teach them the quiet words of kindness, to live beyond themselves. Urge them toward excellence, drive them toward gentleness, pull them deep into yourself, pull them upward toward manhood, but softly like an angel arranging clouds. Let your spirit move through them softly.”
Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

#125 “Don’t be afraid to be an idealist.”
Maria Popova

#126 “You’ll stop caring what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do.”
David Foster Wallace

#127 “You can do anything you set your mind to.”

#128 “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

#129 “Renewal requires opening yourself up to new ways of thinking and feeling”
Deborah Day, BE HAPPY NOW!

#130 “Support and encouragement are found in the most unlikely places.”
Raquel Cepeda

#131 “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘the present.’”
Eleanor Roosevelt

#132 “When you know better, you do better.”
Maya Angelou

#133  “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
Lucille Ball

#134 “Change the world by being yourself.”
Amy Poehler

#135 “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible!'”
Audrey Hepburn

#136 “Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.”

#137 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain