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125 Powerful Words of Encouragement for a Teenager [Affirmations & Quotes]

Here are 125 powerful words of encouragement to give a teenager every day to support him or her as they go through their formative years.

#1 You look within, not around you, to decide what to do.

#2 You never hide the real you.

#3 You are strong and capable.

#4 You know who you are.

#5 You care for and nurture yourself.

#6 You grow and develop more into who you are destined to be each day.

#7 You are perfection, and also a work in progress.

#8 You know past mistakes mean nothing about your bright future.

#9 You always start fresh each day, yesterday’s worries wiped clean.

#10 The clouds of doubt drift away from your brilliant mind.

#11 You have strong boundaries and healthy relationships.

#12 No relationship comes before the one you have with yourself.

#13 Others’ opinions are insignificant: you know who you are.

#14 You are seen.

#15 You hold the torch which lights your path, nobody else’s.

#16 You accept challenges with grace.

#17 You know there is no competition, only you growing in your own perfect timing.

#18 You let your big heart and inner knowing lead the way, it never lets you down.

#19 You are free to change your mind about things as you learn more.

#20 You are well equipped with your open mind and heart.

#21 You love your body for it houses your soul.

#22 You change and adapt.

#23 You take time to pause and just be.

#24 You value yourself.

#25 You know when it’s time to rest and be nurtured.

#26 You are beautifully interdependent.

#27 You take up as much space as you need. You are important.

#28 You trust the process.

#29 You accomplish what you want and it is at your pace.

#30 You know what is best for you, even when it seems unclear at first.

#31 You trust yourself to make wise choices.

#32 You have fallen at times yet know that is the sign of genuine growth.

#33 You are never defeated, only resting before your next try.

#34 You are your true self and it is magnificent.

#35 You found the secret to life: be your true self.

#36 You go your own way, finding what is best for you.

#37 You put the comparisons away so people can meet the real you.

#38 You can make mistakes yet still love yourself unconditionally.

#39 You know you are growing into the best version of yourself.

#40 You know bad days aren’t forever.

#41 You allow yourself to feel low sometimes, knowing it is only temporary.

#42 You love yourself enough to forgive the past.

#43 Past poisonous words said to yourself are dissolved by self-love.

#44 You are gentle with yourself as you grow.

#45 You know you are on the path, each step perfect and part of the journey.

#46 Sometimes thoughts run wild, so you let them go and it sets you free.

#47 You are a unique creation.

#48 You ask for help when you need it.

#49 You are not broken, you are a uniquely crafted masterpiece.

#50 You are enough and there is nothing to prove.

#51 You are learning and know it’s okay to feel uncertain.

#52 You acknowledge it’s normal to sometimes feel uneasy about things.

#53 You know growing sometimes feels uncomfortable.

#54 You make brave decisions and back yourself.

#55 You stand up for what you believe in, even if you stand alone.

#56 You never abandon yourself.

#57 You know your worth.

#58 You unfold and expand at your own pace.

#59 You are special and not an imitation.

#60 You receive kind advice, yet know you are the one who knows best about you.

#61 There are no bad decisions, simply different steps along the journey.

#62 You are free and safe, always.

#63 You are allowed to simply be, just as you are.

#64 You trust your own instincts.

#65 You allow yourself to receive love and support.

#66 You breathe and relax, knowing all is well.

#67 You let your worries drift away with each deep breath.

#68 You give yourself space to process big emotions.

#69 You allow yourself to retreat sometimes.

#70 You are all of yourself and well-loved because of that.

#71 You allow others to truly see you.

#72 Your authenticity allows others to be authentic.

#73 You go first, leading the way for the rest.

#74 You stand tall.

#75 You are proud to be you.

#76 You have unlimited potential, no matter what has come before.

#77 You let love fill any empty spaces.

#78 You put aside other’s expectations, only you know what you really want.

#79 You shine beautifully simply by being you.

#80 You release past failures, with love.

#81 You respect yourself and your body.

#82 You honor life by living yours with love.

#83 You are shown courtesy and respect by others, and do the same in return.

#84 You say sorry and allow yourself to be forgiven.

#85 You love yourself and are always worth the effort.

#86 You treat yourself with respect, demonstrating to others how to treat you.

#87 You never put others before yourself, no matter who they are.

#88 You are well-loved by those around you, for who you are.

#89 There is nothing expected of you other than to let who you really are emerge.

#90 Everything is unfolding as it should.

#91 You let go of any demands on you. All things happen at their own pace.

#92 You know you are successful, it is only a matter of time.

#93 You are strong but also open and soft.

#94 You know you are deeply loved and seen by those who care about you.

#95 You are always you, no person or situation changes that.

#96 Your unrelenting self-love paves the way for loving relationships to greet you.

#97 You stand on your own, yet know you will always be caught should you fall.

#98 You are allowed to, and supposed to be, happy and filled with joy.

#99 It is your time and you do it your way.

#100 You are individual and unique, and would never hide that.

The Most Famous Encouraging Quotes for Teenagers

“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

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
J.K. Rowling

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

“Sometimes carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.”
Albert Camus

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

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
Winston Churchill

“We will either find a way, or make one.”
Anibal Barca

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

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
Oprah Winfrey

“Never cease chiseling your own statue.”

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”
Babe Ruth

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

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”
Japanese Proverb

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”
Maya Angelou

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
Margaret Thatcher

“My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.”
Mizuta Masahide

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.”
Helen Keller

Encouraging Bible Verses for Teenagers

John 10:27-28
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.

Revelation 21:4
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 55:22
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

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