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55 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes for Teen Girls

These inspirational quotes for teen girls are meant to encourage them through some of the ups and downs of their teenage years.  Quotes are good for all stages of life because it seems as if there is someone out there who has experienced what you are going through and they not only encourage you, but help you feel not so alone.

The teen years can be can be full of tough times and uncertainty as they grow and change and learn to be the best version of themselves. This is exactly my goal for this post, to help your kids be the best version of themselves through thought provoking and inspiring quotes.

I hope these inspirational quotes for teenage girls encourage your girls toward hard work, and overcoming fear, and show them that strong women are made up of a desire for positive change.  Whether that means enduring peer pressure, learning to be a true friend, or having a positive attitude in the midst of failure.

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Inspirational Quotes for Teen Girls from the Bible

We all want our daughters to grow up to be good people. The Bible is the instruction guide for the most important things so I want to begin these inspirational quotes for teen girls here. Some of my favorite quotes come later, but the truth of scripture should always be foremost in our minds while raising our children.

These Inspirational quotes for teen girls from the Bible teach about friendships, attitudes, faith, and characteristics that glorify God and encourage a peaceful heart. I’m not going to lie, I had trouble choosing just a few, but I wanted them to be short and easy for them to be scribbled in a notebook or on a piece of paper to be hung by their bed or in their locker.

God’s word never disappoints and teaching your teenage daughters to use scripture as their guidebook in life and attitude will serve them well through the rest of their lives.

  1. Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” (1 Corinthians 15:33)
  2. Ointment and perfume delight the heart, And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by hearty counsel. (Proverbs 27:9)
  3. And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. (Luke 6:31)
  4.  Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
  5. Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. (Colossians 3:13)
  1. Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days. (Proverbs 19:20)
  2. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.  (Romans 12:15)
  3. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. (Philippians 4:8)
  4. Whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. (John 8:34)
  5.  Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (James 3:18)
  6. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. (1 Timothy 6:11)
  1. Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face evermore! (1 Chronicles 16:11)
  2. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
  3. Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you. (Isaiah 41:10)
  4. So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. (James 1:19)
  5. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Matthew 6:34)

See also: “38 Short Verses for Kids: Short, but Inspirational”

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Positive Quotes About Beautiful People and Your True Self

I’ve avoided positive affirmations in this post. I’m sure they have their place, but in a world that focuses on physical beauty, I want our young women to understand that true beauty is being kind, honest, and true to themselves.

A big heart is more attractive than a large bust, thin waist, or perfect skin.

When our focus as women is not on ourselves, but on those around us, we learn confidence, faith, joy, and peace that is much different from the push to succeed or be popular.

That brings me to confident girls. We need to teach our girls that confidence comes, not from arrogance and pride, but from being comfortable with who God made them to be and focusing on talents and gifts He gave to each of them.

I had a lot of negative feelings about my looks when I was a teen and it took me years to learn to be confident in myself without looking the way I thought I should. A verse that I would say over and over to myself was Proverbs 31:30.

  1. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.”  -Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else.”  -Judy Garland
  4. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”  -Coco Chanel
  5. “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”  -Nelson Mandela
  6. “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”  -Mark Twain
  7. “I like criticism, it makes you strong.”  -Lebron James
  1. “By hating that person, you have lost something very sweet in yourself.”  -Sri Chinmoy
  2. “Only you can control your future.”  -Dr. Seuss
  3. “If you are always trying to be normal, you’ll never know how amazing you can be.” -Maya Angelou
  4. “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”  -Walt Disney
  5. “Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.”  -George Bernard Shaw
  6. “Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.”  -Rabindranath Tagore
  7. “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive that is you-er than you!” -Dr. Seuss
  8. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” -Dr. Seuss
  1. “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” -E E Cummings
  2. “Vanity can apply to both insecurity and egotism.” -Taylor Swift
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Motivational Quotes to Push You Outside Your Comfort Zone

My entire life, my greatest fear has been failure. This fear has prevented me from success more times than I can count, and I want something better for my teens! I want them to learn to use failure as only a stepping stone and not a stop sign.

Often failure is not the first stumbling block. Fear of failure is. Teaching our girls to push past the fear is important and then we can deal with the negative feelings of failure if they occur.

When failure does occur, these inspirational quotes for teen girls are here to help lift them back up and renew their belief in themselves.

  1. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”  -Winston Churchill 
  2. “If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time-a tremendous whack.”  -Winston Churchill
  3. “Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.”  -Robert H Schuller
  4. “I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.”  -Robert H Schuller
  5. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember…the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”  -Henry Ford
  1. “I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance.  It overcomes almost anything, even nature.”  -John D Rockefeller  
  2. “If I cannot do great things. I can do small things in a great way.”  -Martin Luther King Jr.
  3. And though she be but little, she is fierce.”  -William Shakespeare
  4. “The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have and not obsess about what you don’t have, the happier you will be.”  -Amy Poehler
  5. “Only I can change my life.  No one can do it for me.”  -Carol Burnett
  6. “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.”  -Reba McEntire
  7. The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.  -Anne Frank
  1. “Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams!”  -Gabby Douglas
  2. “Even on your worst days, you are always worth love and respect. Don’t ever settle for anything less.”  -Hannah Irelan
  3. “Being confident means believing in yourself. Ego means needing to prove that you’re better than other people.”  -Barbara De Angelis
  4. “Grow through what you go through”  -Tyrese Gibson
  5. “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.”  -Tony Robins
  6. “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”  -Robin Williams
  7. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” -Albert Einstein
  1. “Be a yardstick of quality.  Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”  -Steve Jobs
  2. “If you want something said, ask a man, if you want something done, ask a woman.”  -Margaret Thatcher
  3. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” -Nelson Mandela

See also: “21 Inspiring Quotes About Courage and Fear”

Inspirational Women in Scripture

While this post on inspirational quotes for teen girls is supposed to be just quotes, I couldn’t help thinking we should end with women in scripture and their stories. God provided these stories for us for a reason: to encourage, inspire, and teach us.

Come with me across the ages and cultural barriers and meet the amazing women in scripture whose lives are different than ours and yet their lessons are the same that we struggle with today.

Rahab

The story of Rahab is found in Joshua chapter 2 and she is an unlikely candidate for the lineage of Jesus.  Why?  

She was a harlot.

There.  I said it.  And right off the bat, we can get our first lesson in our study of Rahab.

God doesn’t choose the perfect and the righteous.  He chooses those who believe.

Jesus proved this fact.

We are not loved by God because of our own goodness. Now, of course, God doesn’t wish for us to live the life of a harlot, but I want you to know that no matter what terrible thing you may have done, God will forgive you when you truly repent and turn away from your sin.

Before we get deeper into this, I want to set the stage.

The children of Israel have wandered in the desert for 40 years.  Their mighty leader, Moses, has died now and the huge task of going in and possessing the land has been handed down to Joshua.  He is wise and patient and above all he’s obedient to the word of the Lord.

The first obstacle they face is a major one.  Jericho.

It was a fortified city with walls thirteen feet high.  It had watch towers that were 28 feet tall.  It was strong, foreboding, and not something they could simply go in and destroy on a whim.

Like any good military commander, Joshua needs intel and he sends in spies.

The spies were not as discrete as they needed to be and while they were lodging at the home of Rahab, were found out.  

Rahab hides them and manages to send the soldiers of Jericho in the opposite direction.  When she returns to where she hid the spies her confession of faith is perfect.

There was no doubt in her mind that Jericho would be destroyed by the one true God.  This belief did not make her rebellious or angry.  Rather it encouraged her to act on her faith.

Lesson number 2 from Rahab: It isn’t enough to simply believe, we have to act on our faith.

Many feel uncomfortable about a harlot being mentioned in the lineage of Christ but Jewish tradition tells us that Rahab was indeed a prostitute and that she repented of her sin when she converted to Judaism.  We know from Matthew chapter 1 that she married a Hebrew named Salmon.

She helped God’s children, turned from her sinful lifestyle, and followed the one true God.  She didn’t sit in her walled city hoping the soldiers of Jericho could save her.  She didn’t go to the temples of her idols and pray more diligently, she stepped out on faith and the God of Heaven rewarded her openly.

This reminds me of the disciples, toiling the entire night fishing only to catch nothing. They were tired and discouraged and Jesus tells them to go out again. They are faced with a choice. Do they obey and trust that he wouldn’t send them out for no good reason or do they take the side of logic? If the fish were not there last night, there is no reason to assume they would be there now.

Imagine all that they would’ve missed if they had relied on their own wisdom and strength.

It is the same for us. We miss so much when we allow fear and pride to keep us from following God whole heartedly.

Rahab saved herself and her family because she acted on her faith.

Ruth

Here is one more story to add some depth to our inspirational quotes for teen girls.

In the Book of Ruth, we find a poignant narrative of loyalty, faith, and divine providence. Ruth, a Moabite woman, exemplifies unwavering devotion as she accompanies her mother-in-law, Naomi, back to Bethlehem after the death of their husbands. Despite the challenges they face, Ruth’s commitment shines through her famous declaration: “Where you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God, my God” (Ruth 1:16 NKJV).

This profound statement underscores Ruth’s decision to embrace Naomi’s faith and heritage, illustrating her deep trust in God’s plan.

The first lesson from Ruth: We need a deep trust in God’s plan.

Through humble service and hard work, Ruth catches the eye of Boaz, a relative of Naomi, who later becomes her kinsman-redeemer, a foreshadowing of Christ’s redemptive work for all believers.

Lesson number two from Ruth: God’s faithfulness to those who remain steadfast in their commitment to Him.

The story of Ruth teaches us the value of loyalty, kindness, and integrity, traits that reflect the character of Christ. Just as Ruth found favor in the eyes of Boaz, we too can experience God’s favor when we align our lives with His purposes. Ultimately, Ruth’s journey points to the greater narrative of redemption through Jesus Christ, who welcomes all who come to Him in faith.

I hope that these inspirational quotes for teen girls encourage you and bless you. Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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