The teen years are some of the most stressful years of our life. Sometimes, it helps to get an encouraging word from someone older. A bit of advice from someone we admire can also go a long way. Some inspirational quotes for teens can help provide some perspective when the world is a confusing place.

It almost seems as though the lack of responsibility is harder for teens than the busy schedules of adults. Teenagers have time to watch their childhoods slip away. But they aren’t empowered yet to take on the world.

Watching, waiting, and standing in the wings seem to mark the teen years. It’s a time for learning and observation. Hopefully, these quotes will help teens through these tough years and help them prepare for the future.

Inspirational Quotes for Teens on Love

“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love.”
— Robert Fulghum, Writer and Minister

“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”
— Ingrid Bergman, Actor

“People — not just in their teenage years — hold on to this fantasy of love when they’re not ready to have a real relationship.”
— Keri Russell, Actor and Dancer

“No boy is worth your teenage years!”
— Hayley Williams, Singer and Songwriter

“For the record, I would like to point out that it is NOT being obsessive to memorize a boy’s schedule so that you can accidentally bump into him. It is called being efficient.”
— Jess Rothenberg, Writer

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness..”
— Nietzsche, Philosopher

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
— Lucille Ball, Actor and Comedian

“Love is a friendship set to music.”
— Joseph Campbell, Writer

“You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”
— Julia Roberts, Actor

“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”
— Carl Sagan, Scientist

Inspirational Quotes for Teens on Friendship

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
– C.S. Lewis, Writer

“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”
— Amy Poehler, Comedian

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
— Oprah Winfrey, TV host

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”
— Woodrow T. Wilson, U.S. President

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”
— William Shakespeare, Playwright and Poet

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
— Elbert Hubbard, Writer

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
— Dale Carnegie, Writer and Speaker

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.”
― Elie Wiesel, Writer

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”
― Muhammad Ali, Athlete

“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.”
― Octavia Butler, Writer 

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Inspirational Quotes for Teens on Family

“People come and go in our lives, but a beauty of life is that our family is always there.”
— Catherine Pulsifer, Writer

“Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.”
— Queen Elizabeth II, Monarch

“Tennis just a game, family is forever.”
— Serena Williams, Athlete 

“It’s very important to prioritize. I know, for me, my family comes first. That makes every decision very easy.”
— Jada Pinkett Smith, Actor

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”
— Jane Howard, Writer

“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.”
— Michael J. Fox, Actor

“Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.”
— David Ogden Stiers, Actor

“That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.”
— Deb Caletti, Writer

“I think people that have a brother or sister don’t realize how lucky they are. Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that there’s always somebody there, somebody that’s family.”
— Trey Parker, TV Producer

“We must take care of our families wherever we find them.”
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Writer

Inspirational Quotes for Teens on Growth

“My teenage years were exactly what they were supposed to be. Everybody has their own path. It’s laid out for you. It’s just up to you to walk it.”
— Justin Timberlake, Actor and Singer

“Anything that you can shock somebody with. The only way to change something is to shock it. If you want your muscles to grow, you have to shock them. If you want society to change, you have to shock them.”
— Jaden Smith, Actor

“The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.”
— Bill Clinton, U.S. President

“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.”
— Abraham Maslow, Psychologist

“There are things I can’t force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.”
— Denis Diderot, Philosopher

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
— Wayne Dyer, Writer and Speaker

“Once you awaken, you will have no interest in judging those who sleep.”
— James Blanchard, Politician and Diplomat

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.”
— Frank Zappa, Musician

“Every problem is a gift ― without problems, we would not grow.”
— Tony Robbins, Writer and Speaker

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
— John F. Kennedy, U.S. President

Inspirational Quotes for Teens on Beauty

“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, Actor

“A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear.”
— Marilyn Monroe, Actor

“Makeup can only make you look pretty on the outside, but it doesn’t help if you’re ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the makeup.”
— Audrey Hepburn, Actor

“Beauty isn’t about looking perfect. It’s about celebrating your individuality.”
— Bobbi Brown, Makeup Artist

“You don’t have to be beautiful to be wildly attractive.”
— Diana Vreeland, Fashion Designer

“Girls of all kinds can be beautiful – from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing and all in between. It’s not easy though because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box … Think outside of the box … that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you.”
— Tyra Banks, Model

“If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies… It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.”
— Albert Einstein, Scientist

“Why not be oneself? That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekinese?”
— Dame Edith Sitwell, Poet

“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical”
— Sophia Loren, Actor

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”
— Coco Chanel, Fashion Designer

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Inspirational Quotes for Teens on Positive Thinking

“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art. ”
— Maya Angelou, Poet

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
— Mark Twain, Writer

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
— Thomas Edison, Inventor

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
— Douglas Adams, Writer

“Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”
— Vincent Van Gogh, Artist

“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”
— Dhirubhai Ambani, Entrepreneur

“You have to develop a habit of saying positive things about yourself. It’s almost like tricking your mind sometimes because although you may not necessarily ‘feel’ that way, you’ll get into the habit of thinking positive things about yourself subconsciously.”
— Victoria Davis, Writer

“The cynics may be the loudest voices — but I promise you, they will accomplish the least.” —
— Barack Obama, U.S. President

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: We have the power to imagine better..”
— J.K. Rowling, Writer

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”
— Henri Matisse, Artist

Inspirational Quotes for Teens on Money

“The mint makes it first, it is up to you to make it last.”
— Evan Esar, Humorist

“Money will come when you are doing the right thing.”
— Mike Phillips, Banker

“It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.”
— Kin Hubbard, Cartoonist

“A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.”
— Jonathan Swift, Writer

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
— Jim Rohn, Motivational Speaker

“No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself.”
— Plato, Philosopher

“There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.”
— Robert Graves, Poet

“Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.”
— Miguel de Cervantes, Writer

“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.”
— Nelson Mandela, South African President

“It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.”
— George Lorimer, Humorist

Inspirational Quotes for Teens on Success

“Being confident is the key to life. Don’t be afraid to be you! I’m super different from a lot of kids my age with style and personality, and I’m OK with it. And if you are OK with it, everyone else will be, too. Just be yourself.”
— Leo Howard, Actor

“I don’t have big ideas. I sometimes have small ideas, which seem to work out.”
— Matt Mullenweg, Entrepreneur

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
— Steve Jobs, Entrepreneur

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
— Vidal Sassoon, Entrepreneur

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
— Bruce Lee, Martial Artist and Actor

“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”
— George S. Patton, U.S. Army General

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
— Walt Disney, Entrepreneur

“The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first.”
— Sergey Brin, Google Co-Founder

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”
— Andy Rooney, Journalist

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
— Winston Churchill, Politician

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