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20 Inspiring Quotes for Your Teenager

This time of year often finds many people in a little bit of a lull.

The holidays are over. Spring is not quite here yet – actually, some readers may be in the middle of a cold snap, buried under snow, or at the very least, experiencing grey, dreary weather. It’s just easy to feel burdened by the blues.

Our teens are no different. 

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And in addition to these seasonal or weather-related issues, they may also be dealing with other concerns:

  • peer pressure…
  • difficult coursework…
  • balancing work and studies…
  • quirky relationships…

If you have a high-school Junior or a Senior, as I do, they are also wrestling with those longer-term “what-do-I-want-to-do-with-my-life?” type of questions. It’s not an easy time for them, but you can help them out by modeling persistence, optimism, and a can-do spirit. You can also encourage them by sharing stories of people who have overcome serious life challenges, or perhaps by sharing your own experiences of the same…

Inspiring quotes for teens that will encourage, inspire and uplift them!

Much as we created our encouraging playlist for those who are inspired by music, I recognize that other people are more encouraged by words and literature (yes, even some teens!). So share some of these quotes with them – shoot them a text, post it on their Facebook wall, or heck, even print one or two out and tape it to their door or bathroom mirror!

Clicking on each image will open them up in a new tab. If you decide to print them, each image will print on a full sheet of 8.5 X 11 paper. Feel free to laminate your favorites!

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Everything Will Be OK In The End

Everything will be ok in the end. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end! ~Ed Sheeran


The future belongs to those who believe

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams  ~Eleanor Roosevelt


Be who you are...

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


Seek a new world

Come, friends, it’s not too late to seek a newer world… ~Alfred Lord Tennyson


Do not sit still

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


Always be a first-rate version of yourself

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else.  ~Judy Garland


the bridge to the brightest tomorrow

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow…  ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Don't let the muggles get you down

Don’t let the muggles get you down.  ~J.K. Rowling


Persistence is a great substitute for talent

Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.  ~Steve Martin


The airplane takes off against the wind

When everything seems to be going against you, remember…

the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.  ~Henry Ford


Here are some more quotes, just waiting for your own graphic magic, or ready to send in an email or text…

Head up, heart open. To better days!
― T.F. Hodge

 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

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
– Paulo Coelho

You see limitations; God sees opportunities.

You see faults; God sees growth.

You see problems; God sees solutions.

You see limitations; God sees possibilities.

You see life; God sees eternity. 
― Corallie Buchanan

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

Surround yourself with those who believe in you. 

Your life is too important for anything less. 
― Steve Goodier

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

~ Ivy Baker Priest

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.

~ Hugh Miller

A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.

~ Unknown

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

~ Mark Twain


Feel free to add any other encouraging or inspiring quotes that YOU know of in the comments…


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11 Responses to 20 Inspiring Quotes for Your Teenager

  1. Elizabeth July 12, 2017 at 6:06 am #

    Pat, I love these! Not only for my teenager, but for myself (being rather a quote-hound). I’m particularly fond of that Cynthia Patterson bit. 😉 I’m also very fond of you. xoxo
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    • Pat July 12, 2017 at 8:43 am #

      Glad you like them, Elizabeth! And your sweet closing made my day, friend!! <3

  2. Gomama247 July 10, 2017 at 2:04 pm #

    Really amazing quotes for teenagers.
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  3. ed sheeran quotes January 9, 2017 at 5:41 am #

    Really good collection. “Everything is okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.” This one by Ed Sheeran is really amazing. I am also an Ed Sheeran quote lover. You really have some great ones – keep up the good work.

    • Pat January 9, 2017 at 6:07 am #

      Thanks! And thanks for stopping by…

  4. sofia November 23, 2016 at 3:24 am #

    Very nice – keep it up!

  5. Lindsey February 17, 2016 at 11:33 am #

    I love all of these! And not just for teens. 😉 I’m tweeting, pinning and stumbling this post. <3

    • Pat February 17, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

      Lindsey, Gah – thank you so much for the “social love”! This was one of the most fun posts I put together in a long time. I mean, I even encouraged myself! LOL So happy you found it…I hope you find it encouraging, too! (With or without teens, as you point out!) Have an awesome week…and come visit us again 🙂

  6. Mary Hill February 11, 2016 at 9:51 am #

    All these quotes have such important messages for young people. I hope you will link up with us at Literacy Musing Mondays this week: http://maryanderingcreatively.com/literacy-musing-mondays-love-reading-community/
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    • Pat February 11, 2016 at 10:49 pm #

      Linked up, Mary! Happy to be back partying with you – I always enjoy your blog!
      Have a terrific weekend…

  7. janice Wald February 9, 2016 at 11:17 pm #

    Great quotes. Your Harry Potter quote brought me back a few years. How I loved Harry Potter. Thanks for bringing your post to Blogger’s Pit Stop.

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