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25 Inspirational Quotes for Girls to Build Confidence

There are many ways to build a positive environment for your Rebel. One easy way is to share quotes from their favorite inspirational women. We’ve compiled a list of 25 quotes to get them started. Encourage your Rebel to either write out these quotes or print them out, so that she can return to them anytime she needs a pick-me-up. 

For more ideas to build confidence and courage in your Rebel, head to our Confidence page to learn more! 

  1. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks
  2. “You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” – Diane von Furstenberg
  3. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker
  4. “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” – Melissa Etheridge
  5. “The quest for the truth, in and of itself, Is a story that’s filled with insights.” – Dr. Carolyn Porco
  6. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. “There is nothing more precious than laughter–it is strength to laugh and lose oneself, to be light.” – Frida Kahlo
  8. “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey
  9. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” – Madeleine Albright
  10. “There is no such thing as ugly. That’s a word that doesn’t really enter my vocabulary. If there’s any definition to being perfect, you’re perfect at being yourself.” – Zendaya
  11. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
  12. “I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.” – Serena Williams
  13. “I am not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott
  14. “You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” – Leymah Gbowee
  15. “No one likes feeling vulnerable and uncomfortable and weak. But I really have found that it’s in those moments when I go there that there’s a kind of magic.” – Emma Watson
  16. “No matter what you look like or think you look like, you’re special and loved and perfect just the way you are.” – Ariel Winter
  17. “I like life spent, in good or bad, doing something significant. Perhaps the only thing I fear is boredom.” – Miuccia Prada
  18. “I don’t believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don’t judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.” – Angelina Jolie
  19. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart
  20. “The art of life is not controlling what happens to us, but using what happens to us.” – Gloria Steinem
  21. “I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world.” – Meryl Streep
  22. “It’s okay not to know what you want to do with the rest of your life. It’s a journey to find your direction or your passion so don’t get frustrated by the mistakes and setbacks.” – Selena Gomez
  23. “You are the designer of your destiny; you are the author of your story.” – Lisa Nichols
  24. “Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.” – Michelle Obama
  25. “I dream big. . . You have to have confidence in yourself!” – Kelly Clarkson