The Best Inspirational Quotes for Teens

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It’s the beginning of the school year for teens and sometimes they need a little motivation, so we thought we would help moms and dads everywhere with these inspirational quotes for teens

How to Use Inspirational Quotes

There are so many ways to use inspirational quotes for teens. One of my favorite ways is to send them through text a couple of times a week and let them know I am thinking about them. 

Best Inspirational Quotes for Teens

If you have teens who hang things on the walls or put them on the mirrors you can also print them out and let them hang them up. 

These inspirational quotes for teens help them live their “best life” as the teenager saying goes these days! 

If you want more ways to inspire or at least get your teens to laugh check out these awesome memes for kids! Another great way to connect and send messages to your kids throughout the day.

40 of the Most Inspirational Quotes for Teens

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

— Thomas A. Edison

“If there’s stuff going on for you, I’m here. Even if you can’t find the words to describe it, I’ll listen. And I’ll believe you.”

— Karen Young

“Everything will be ok in the end. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end!”

— John Lennon

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

— Robert H. Schuller

“Don’t become so focused on status that you aren’t also nice to other people, because that’s the kind of popularity that pays off for decades to come.”

Mitch Prinstein
Best Inspirational Quotes for Teens

“Being confident means believing in yourself. Ego means needing to prove that you’re better than other people.”

— Barbara De Angelis

I have confidence in your ability to make decisions about your own life and to learn from your mistakes. I have confidence that you can figure this out.”

Bill Stixrud

“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

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

— Howard Schultz.
Best Inspirational Quotes for Teens

“The kids who ask WHY are the ones who are going to change the world.”

Neal Thompson

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else.”

— Judy Garland

“The Surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.”

— Richard B. Sheridan

“Just because something feels scary doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. Fear does not equal danger.”

Amy Morin

“The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow…”

— Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

— Abraham Lincoln
Best Inspirational Quotes for Teens

“Confidence is unconditional. It’s not something that you have to earn, it’s a choice. And you can choose to be it in any moment of time.”

Brandilyn Tebo

“Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent. “

— Steve Martin

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. 

— Mark Twain

“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.”

— JK Rowling

“You are stronger than you often give yourself credit.”

David McGlynn

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember…the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

— Henry Ford

“Head up, heart open. To better days!”

— T.F. Hodge

“This time of life is about finding your signature sauce. It’s a process and a journey. It takes a lot of failed experiments where the whole thing goes up in flames.”

Paul Angone
Best Inspirational Quotes for Teens

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.

— Hugh Miller

“If you have the opportunity to work on your gifts, it seems like a crime not to. I mean, it’s just weakness to quit because something becomes too hard… “

— Morgan Matson

“You’re going to change your mind anyways once you get started. So just get started.”

David Allen
Best Inspirational Quotes for Teens

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

— Rabindranath Tagore

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”

— Stephen Hawking

“Wow, you’re so unique. I could never do that.”

Sean Grover

“If I cannot do great things. I can do small things in a great way.”

— Martin Luther King Jr.

“Sometimes the best goal you can set is just to get out of bed every day. If you can succeed at this, then other things become possible.”

— Cynthia Patterson
Best Inspirational Quotes for Teens

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

— Aristotle

“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.”

— Ivy Baker Priest

There you have it inspirational quotes for teens to inspire! Share your favorite motivational quotes in the comments! 

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