I found this great book: 1001 Ways to Empowerment during my last library run. I’m not even halfway through it but I’m so impressed by how many great short, empowering quotes it has. So I thought I’d share them with you.

I found the book on Amazon (see it here [affiliate link]) in case you’re interested. And it’s part of a series. There are also books on leadership, patience, and success. I’m looking forward to borrowing them when I’m done with this one.

Anyway, here are the quotes I promised.

25 Empowering Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Short Empowering Quotes

  1. Empowerment is simply finding the most direct path to your true self.
  2. At the centre of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. – Lao Tzu
  3. Go your own way. Light your own path. Be your own guide.
  4. Empowering Quotes: Go your own way, Light your own path; Be your own guide

  5. Empowerment doesn’t require a leap of faith, just a small step of self-belief.
  6. Where are you going, if you aren’t prepared to go all the way?
  7. Simply copying what others do will never lead to self-empowerment. You learn empowerment by doing things yourself, and seeing what works best for you.
  8. Lift yourself up, don’t put yourself down.
  9. Whenever you can, take a moment to rebalance yourself. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and remind yourself that you are capable of great things.
  10. Empowering quotes: Take a Moment to Rebalance Yourself

  11. Eat healthily, even if you are in a rush. A healthy body leads to a healthy mind.
  12. Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.
  13. The reason distractions are so dangerous is because deep down we love them. Accept this and ensure that you keep your ‘distraction time’ separate from your working time.
  14. It is often easier to empower others than it is to empower ourselves, because we find it easier to see clearly what it is that others need. The difficult part of self-empowerment is looking honestly into ourselves.
  15. Being silent isn’t being strong, it’s being a victim. – Jane Powell
  16. Nothing comes from nothing: empowerment is born from a desire to change.
  17. I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love, and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety, or fear try to call me, they will keep getting a busy signal – and soon they’ll forget my number. – Edith Armstrong
  18. A ship is safe in the harbor but that is not what ships are for. – Albert Nimeth
  19. Empowering Quotes: A ship is safe in the harbor but that is not what ships are for. - Albert Nimeth

  20. One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. – Andre Gide
  21. Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. – Marie Curie
  22. All difficulties are temporary: only quitting last forever.
  23. Remember that just because somebody throws you a problem, it doesn’t mean that you have to catch it.
  24. Reward yourself; don’t wait for others to praise you – sometimes you need to pat your own back.
  25. Forget yesterday and don’t worry about tomorrow, just focus on being happy today.
  26. Don’t aim to be perfect, just aim to be authentic.
  27. Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive. – Howard Thurman
  28. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – A. A. Milne

What did you think of these short, empowering quotes? Do you feel inspired?