Supportive Quotes for Girls

I have had the privilege of working with children and teens in individual settings and within support groups for several decades. Among my favorite kinds of groups was a program I developed called “Girl Power,” which was specifically designed for girls in grades six through eight. This collection of supportive quotes for girls are affirming for girls of any school age.

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
– Patricia Neal

Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.
–  Elsa Maxwell girlsjeans1

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
– Martha Washington

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
– Beverly Sills

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
– Rosalynn Carter

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
–  Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
– Dorothy Bernard

I have a right to my anger, and I don’t want anybody telling me I shouldn’t be, that it’s not nice to be, and that something’s wrong with me because I get angry.
– Maxine Waters

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

Instructions for living a life:
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Be astonished.
Tell about it.
– Mary Oliver

Quotes compiled by Kevin Lee
Images by K. Lee

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