Empowerment Quotes (144) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Empowerment. Empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social, educational, gender, or economic strength of individuals and communities.

“Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
~  Rumi, Essential Rumi

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.” 
~  Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

"You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way."
~ Richard Bach     

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.” 
~  Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Empowerment is the ability to refine, improve, and enhance your life without co-dependency.” 
 ~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

"The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so, in a sense, it is all about potential."   
~ Steve Ballmer (Microsoft)           

"Don’t let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you."               
~ Les Brown          

"The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become."             
~ Gisele Bundchen             

"The Secret’s message is to empower people. Its message releases people from feeling like victims and gives them the knowledge to intentionally create their lives the way they want."              
~ Rhonda Byrne  

"An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success."
~ Stephen R. Covey           

"Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learned. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and, where appropriate, profits."
~ Edward de Bono

“The purpose of empowerment is to urge you towards freedom, to help each of you to break free of all limitations. It is that freedom that will give you eternal happiness and finally connect you with the unconditional realization of TRUTH.” 
~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free         

"Authentic empowerment is the knowing that you are on purpose, doing God’s work, peacefully and harmoniously."       
~ Wayne Dyer      

"Choose to be in close proximity to people who are empowering, who appeal to your sense of connection to intention, who see the greatness in you, who feel connected to God, who live a life that gives evidence that spirit has found celebration through them." 
~ Wayne Dyer      

"Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you."             
~ Wayne Dyer      

"Even a stopped clock is right twice a day."             
~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach    

"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others."     
~ Bill Gates            

"Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be."             
~ Elizabeth Gilbert              

"When Nike says, just do it, that’s a message of empowerment. Why aren’t the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration?"      
~ Naomi Klein       

"The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all."        
~ Aung San Suu Kyi            

"Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity."           
~ Karl Marx            

"Being vulnerable doesn't have to be threatening. Just have the courage to be sincere, open and honest. This opens the door to deeper communication all around. It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want in life. Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us. These secrets are what make us sick or fearful. Speaking truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives."             
~ Sara Paddison   

"Creativity is like freedom: once you taste it, you cannot live without it. It is a transformational force, enhancing self-esteem and self-empowerment."             
~ Natalie Rogers  

"Those of us who can facilitate the healing of the grief, anger, and sense of hopelessness that exist today are called to help humanity recover joy, creativity, and a sense of personal empowerment within community."     
~ Natalie Rogers  

"Grace, not willpower, is what ultimately empowers us to live loving lives. Creativity, both in what spawns within the artist and the artifact, can be a vital source of that grace."         
~ Ron Rolheiser   

"Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself."               
~ Gloria Steinem 

"Re-examine all that you have been told. Dismiss that which insults your soul."     
~ Walt Whitman  

"You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires. Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want."   
~ Marcia Wieder 

"I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves."             
~ Oprah Winfrey 

"Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives."      
~ Oprah Winfrey 

All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble.
~ William Halsey

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
~ Nora Ephron

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
~ Albert Schweitzer

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
~ Coco Chanel

Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.
~ Wayne Dyer

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

There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.
~ Madeleine Albright

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.
~ Susan B. Anthony

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
~ Erica Jong

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
~ Rosa Parks

If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.
~ Oprah Winfrey

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
~ Erica Jong

Virtually every company will be going out and empowering their workers with a certain set of tools, and the big difference in how much value is received from that will be how much the company steps back and really thinks through their business processes, thinking through how their business can change, how their project management, their customer feedback, their planning cycles can be quite different than they ever were before.
~ Bill Gates

The best way to succeed is to discover what you love and find a way to offer it to others.
~ Oprah Winfrey

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
~ Margaret Fuller

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
~ Maya Angelou

You can go as far as your mind lets you.
Mary Kay Ash

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
~ Marianne Williamson

As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.
~ Marianne Williamson 

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
~ Marie Curie

Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
~ Charlotte Whitton

Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
~ Marianne Williamson

I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
~ Oprah Winfrey

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
~ Anne Frank

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
~ Indira Gandhi

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
~ Maya Angelou

I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
~ Mary Wollstonecraft

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
~ Albert Schweitzer

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
~ Alice Walker

My best successes came on the heels of failures.
~ Barbara Corcoran

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
~ Louisa May Alcott

We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
~ Marie Curie

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must not, for whatever reason, turn his back on life." Another "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

All personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs. So how do we change? The most effective way is to get your brain to associate massive pain to the old belief. You must feel deep in your gut that not only has this belief cost you pain in the past, but it's costing you in the present and, ultimately, can only bring you pain in the future. Then you must associate tremendous pleasure to the idea of adopting a new, empowering belief.
~ Tony Robbins

I just think that knowing about your body at any age, whether it's educating yourself on fertility, getting mammograms, going through puberty - whatever it may be, is really important. I just really encourage women empowerment and being comfortable talking about these issues.
~ Khloe Kardashian

The religions of the world must be assessed, not on the basis of their convoluted theologies, but in terms of the extent to which they serve as forces of liberation and empowerment.
~ Agnivesh

Anger and humor are like the left and right arm. They complement each other. Anger empowers the poor to declare their uncompromising opposition to oppression, and humor prevents them from being consumed by their fury.
~ James H. Cone

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

Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
~ Mary Kay Ash

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.
~ C. S. Lewis

Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

As an empowerment right, education is the primary vehicle by which economically and socially marginalised adults and children can lift themselves out of poverty, and obtain the means to participate fully in their communities.
~ Koichiro Matsuura

Women's empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights.
~ Mahnaz Afkhami

Authentic empowerment is the knowing that you are on purpose, doing God's work, peacefully and harmoniously.
~ Wayne Dyer

In service, there is clarity and compassion.
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
~ Charlotte Bronte 

Being a mother gives you an incredible feeling of empowerment, you think if I can go through such pain and that level of sleep and still operate and not be grumpy you can do anything. It can be quite scary, you can't function your brain, forget your vocabulary.
~ Anna Friel

The empowerment of black women constitutes the empowerment of our entire community.
~ Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment.
~ Barbara Jordan

What is black empowerment when it seems to benefit not the vast majority but an elite that tends to be recycled?
~ Desmond Tutu

My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO is that this is really a decision of the YWCA. They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate on behalf of women's and children's empowerment and ending racism.
~ Patricia Ireland

Empowerment of individuals is a key part of what makes open source work, since in the end, innovations tend to come from small groups, not from large, structured efforts.
~ Tim O'Reilly

When Nike says, just do it, that's a message of empowerment. Why aren't the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration?
~ Naomi Klein

When divorces meant marriage no longer provided security for a lifetime, women adjusted by focusing on careers as empowerment. But when the sacrifice of a career met the sacrifices in a career, the fantasy of a career became the reality of trade-offs. Women developed career ambivalence.
~ Warren Farrell

I think the economic empowerment of women that has been growing over the past decade is at the 'inflection point' with this global recession. Women are, we believe, the solution for their families in their ability to go out and increase household income.
~ Andrea Jung

I still read romance, and I read suspense. I read them both. And part of it is, I like stories with strong characters, and I like stories where there's closure at the end. And I like stories where there's hope. That's a kind of empowerment. I think romance novels are very empowering, and I think suspense novels are, too.
~ Lisa Gardner

When you realise that you possess within your self everything you need to promote your own success, the feeling is one of empowerment.
~ Jim Fixx

Who would attempt to fly with the tiny wings of a sparrow when the mighty power of an eagle has been given him
~ Kenneth Wapnick

We believe in the empowerment of women and we will not compromise in that goal.
~ Chris Bowen

I think I've always been extremely conscious of the kind of empowerment that comes from realizing that you're in a position to express yourself. And the fact is that - and this is the thing about punk rock - that everyone is in a position to create culture, and that point has never been lost on me. To me, that's an important political aspect of doing this, and trying to live in a way that's about dialogue as opposed to like spectacle
~ J. Robbins

What power there is in our service when our actions line up with our mission, skills and joy.
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

Today's thought for empowerment: If we would only love more all limitations in our lives would be gone!
~ John Randolph Price

They can't stop you if, in your heart, you seek enlightenment, empowerment, balance and knowledge.
~ Frederick Lenz

Judgment and weariness are foes to service and generosity.
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

Whatever happens, I will not let my cheerfulness be disturbed. Being unhappy won't get me anywhere and will dissipate all my goodness. Why be unhappy about something if you can change it? And if you can't, how will being unhappy help?
~ Shantideva

An esoteric or enlightened teacher of Buddhism is someone who has the ability to transfer power to another individual. A real empowerment is not just a ceremony.
~ Frederick Lenz 

The later stages of the enlightenment process are trickier, and it is really essential to have a teacher then. You need correction, direction, and most of all you need a master's auric empowerment.
~ Frederick Lenz

I've been a staunch advocate of women's empowerment, and I've worked hard throughout my career to advance the cause. It is heartening to see that gender equality is really becoming more of a reality. There is still much more to be done, and I'm confident that, by working together, we can empower women worldwide.
~ Madhuri Dixit

Ultimately what I end up writing about is helplessness and the flipside of that, empowerment.
~ Joss Whedon

Once fear enters your life - it will take you in one of two directions: empowerment or panic.
~ Georges St-Pierre

Walmart's Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative is working to create opportunity and empower women and girls in markets around the world.
~ Sylvia Mathews Burwell

There is no doubt that a woman's economic empowerment is very much interconnected to her health and the well being of her children.
~ Helene D. Gayle

Gender equality and women's empowerment have been a top priority for me from day one as Secretary-General. And I am committed to making sure that the U.N. leads by example.
~ Ban Ki-moon

Climate change, demographics, water, food, energy, global health, women's empowerment - these issues are all intertwined. We cannot look at one strand in isolation. Instead, we must examine how these strands are woven together.
~ Ban Ki-moon

It took me a while to warm to the '20s costumes on 'Downton.' I love it when women accentuate their curves, and that era was all about hiding them. The shapes they wore then were in tune with female empowerment. Cutting off their hair and hiding their busts was a way of saying, 'We're equal to men!'
~ Lily James

In a sense technology is a tool of sort of individual choice, individual creativity, individual empowerment, individual access. My kids will never understand that it used to be kind of hard to access and find things, and know what the world knows and see what the world sees. Yet it becomes easier and easier every day.
~ Steve Ballmer

The reason you study with a teacher is primarily for the empowerments, for someone who is enlightened to transfer power to you. What is most important is that the student uses that power intelligently and wisely.
~ Frederick Lenz

With the empowerment of an advanced Teacher, and your own best efforts, you will be able to explore the mysteries of knowledge that lead to completion and perfection.
Frederick Lenz

My interest is not data, it's the world. And part of world development you can see in numbers. Others, like human rights, empowerment of women, it's very difficult to measure in numbers.
~ Hans Rosling

In order to do an empowerment, a person obviously has to be highly empowered, have the power, and also have the structural knowledge of how to transfer it to someone else.
~ Frederick Lenz

You are living in a time when opportunities for self-empowerment, expanded awareness and spiritual growth appear to be unlimited.
~ Barbara Marciniak

Through the practice of meditation and the auric empowerments and guidance of an enlightened master, you can totally change your karmic destiny.
~ Frederick Lenz

When your purpose and your occupation is giving confidence to people, teaching self defense, giving empowerment, teaching a positive lifestyle to other people, you tend to emit that yourself because you want to live what you preach and you want to preach what you live, and I'm just trying to do my best.
~ Rener Gracie

I see a generation comprised of all ages, inclusive of men and women, awakening to the extraordinary qualities hidden within. The power to accomplish remarkable feats and live an exceptional life is not defined by an individual's family, education, or occupation; it's a disposition of the heart. Unless it's suppressed, there is an innate desire to rise above the norm. I encourage you to step into the unknown, embrace the divine empowerment, and live your extraordinary life.
~ John Bevere

You are afraid of your own empowerment
as much as those around you are of you becoming empowered.
~ Caroline Myss

The greatest gift you can give anyone is a gift of empowerment and love.
~ Jack Canfield

Gender equality and empowerment of women is key to the success of the Millennium Development Goals. Not only as a specific target, but for the goals in general. Women bear a heavier burden of the world's poverty than men, because of the discrimination they face in education, health care, employment and control of assets.
~ Johanna Sigurðardottir

If the disciples needed to be so endued and to preach the gospel with the Holy Spirit and with the manifestation of the Almighty, are we better than them able to carry on God's work without the empowerment they had?
~ Reinhard Bonnke 

The Net is the ultimate empowerment tool. You have the right to express your opinion to a global audience, but everyone has the right not to pay any attention to it.
~ Don Rittner

Empowerment is the inner joy of knowing that external force isn't necessary to be at harmony with oneself.
~ Wayne Dyer

Learning has replaced control as the fundamental role of management.
~ Shoshana Zuboff

The leader builds dispersed and diverse leadership - distributing leadership to the outermost edges of the circle to unleash the power of shared responsibility.
~ Frances Hesselbein

It is the responsibility of leadership and management to give opportunities and put demands on people which enable them to grow as human beings in their work environment.
~ John Harvey-Jones

People like it when they understand something that they previously thought they couldn't understand. It's a sense of empowerment.
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

I think it is no exaggeration to say we are on the cusp of the further perfection of extreme evil, an evil whose possibility spreads well beyond that which weapons of mass destruction bequeathed to the nation-states, on to a surprising and terrible empowerment of extreme individuals.
Bill Joy

Compromise built upon compromise equals failure. Instead, resisting temptation allowed promise upon promise to be built up in my heart, and that creates empowerment.
~ Lysa TerKeurst

I think we live in an age of self empowerment and possibilities, the only excuse to not do something is yourself.
~ Ji Lee

The empowerment journey that is critical to your healing - and to your life - comes from progressing through the deep waters of your dark passions and continuing onward to discover not what has been taken from you, but what you have yet to give and who you have yet to become.
~ Caroline Myss

Intuition is natural by-product of flowering of a mature self-esteem and a sense of empowerment – not power over, but power to be
~ Caroline Myss

Health is more than absence of disease; it is about economics, education, environment, empowerment, and community. The health and well being of the people is critically dependent upon the health system that serves them. It must provide the best possible health with the least disparities and respond equally well to everyone.
~ Joycelyn Elders

Never underestimate the power of a woman.
~ Nellie L. McClung

When the personality comes to serve the energy of the soul that is authentic empowerment.
~ Gary Zukav

Empowerment is what managers do to people. Engagement is what managers do with people.
~ Henry Mintzberg

I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves." Another "I was raised to believe that excellence is the deterrent to racism and sexism. And that's how I operate my life." And another "It does not matter who you are or where you came from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.
~ Oprah Winfrey

If you are an effective manager of your self, your discipline comes from within; it is a function of your independent will. You are a disciple, a follower, of your own deep values and their source. And you have the will, the integrity, to subordinate your feelings, your impulses, your moods to those values.
~ Stephen Covey

When we succumb to believing that we are victims of our circumstances and yield to the plight of determinism, we lose hope, we lose drive, and we settle into resignation and stagnation.
~ Stephen Covey

When the history of African development is written, it will be clear that a turning point involved the empowerment of women.
~ Sheryl WuDunn

There is no tool for development more effective than the education of girls and the empowerment of women... When women are fully involved, the benefits can be seen immediately: families are healthier; they are better fed; their income, savings, and reinvestment go up. And what is true of families is true of communities and, eventually, whole countries.
~ Kofi Annan

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