7 Empowerment Quotes to Inspire You

7 Empowerment Quotes to Inspire You

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The 7 Best Empowerment Quotes

The power of words is amazing.  Words can inspire, heal, move, connect, lead, and empower.  Words can also hurt, embarrass, enrage, belittle, and bully. That's why quotes can be very powerful.  The fact that just a few words can carry so much meaning is profound and godlike.

Below we've compiled a list of powerful and witty quotes that will inspire and empower any person who reads them.  If you're looking for motivation, strength, or simple truth, continue reading our favorite quotes.

Raised Hands Empowerment

1.  "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent"

A powerful quote from Eleanor Roosevelt grounded in one's personal identity of who s/he truly is as a person.

Don't let the bully or mean girl affect you with their words.  If you're confident in who you are, no one can take your personal freedom and self worth away from you.

The only time someone can make you feel bad about yourself is if you let them.  If you remain steadfast in who you truly are, then no one can change you.

2.  "Be the change that you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi

A beautiful quote that represents the power and potential of one person's will and strength.

You probably experience and see many issues in the world and feel helpless to find solutions for them.  This quote can inspire you to find your vision of how the world should be, and relentlessly work toward it.

We've seen countless times that one person can inspire and create global movements.  Find a purpose or goal that you feel so strongly about that it pushes you to wake up every morning when you're tired.  Something that moves you to skip parties and bars and touches you at the soul.  If there's something in your life that inspires you in this way, you should follow that energy and pursue that goal.

Dream Big Be The Change You Want to See

3.  "Be your own superhero"

A fun quote especially for younger audiences and some older members too. 

We view on-screen superheros as untouchable beings from another planet that can help save humankind and rescue those in need.  While Superman and Captain America may have been blessed with superhuman abilities, it doesn't mean that you can't be super in your own right.  Defending someone who is being bullied or regularly volunteering at a homeless shelter are heroic acts and can help fight the unfortunate evils in this world.

When someone asks who your superhero is, you should aim to say "My hero is me in 10 years".

4.  "I don't even call it violence when it's self-defense, I call it intelligence"

The purpose of this quote by Malcolm X is to show that every individual has a right to protect themselves and in doing so is simply being smart. 

Resorting to "violence" by injuring, incapacitating, or possibly killing someone in self-defense is an unfortunate result of you having to defend your family, or your own life. 

At the end of the day it was the perpetrator's decision to initiate the confrontation and he will have to face any consequences that result from it.

You would rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.  This refers to preferring to be on trial for self-defense and alive, as opposed to deceased and carried by 6 pallbearers in a coffin. 

Intelligence - Be Smart

5.  "Self defense is nature's eldest law" - John Dryden

This quote is more obscure than our previous ones. 

At a fundamental level, the quote is saying every entity has an inherent right to protect itself. 

Humans, animals, plants, and other natural entities have instinctive defensive mechanisms built in that help protect them on a regular basis.

Self-defense is the eldest law because it's simply built into everything we call life and being - your right to continue living and being.

6.  "When it comes to self-defense it is better to have power and not need it than to need it and not have it"

This saying relates closely to always arming yourself with self-defense products.

You never know when you're going to need it, and it's always better to have it on you and decide not to use it or not have to use it, than to not have it on you.  This relates closely to the practicality of Defender Ring™, in which users are much better off with the self-defense blade weapon as opposed to fighting an attacker with her bare hands.

Don't be a Victim

7.  "Be an opponent, not a victim"

Most perpetrators choose the easiest targets as victims.  If someone attacks you, always fight back and never give up.  Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Your right as a human being is to defend your body and personal space at any cost.  If you are vulnerable, innocent, incapable, handicapped, smaller, weaker, shorter, or inferior in any way, the one thing that isn't measured by attributes is your grit, determination, and fight.  Always fight back and make the perpetrator's job as hard as possible to subdue or attack you.

There are exceptions to this.  In the vast majority of situations, it will be a better idea to relinquish personal belongings like your bag, phone, or wallet, as opposed to engaging in a physical altercation to fight for these items.  These are materialistic items that can be replaced.  Your life cannot be replaced.  A severed finger cannot be replaced.  There are many stories of people trying to be a hero and paying for it with their life.  Make the smartest decision even if it means giving up your cell phone.


Lost in everyday tasks and responsibilities is your greater purpose.  Motivational quotes and sayings help realign your focus.  They're short, profound and packed with meaning.  Quotes are a great way to keep you confident and striving to make a difference in this world.  Bookmark this page and feel free to check back whenever you are feeling complacent or lost.

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