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13 Magically Inspiring Quotes from Your Favorite Disney Princesses

Disney princesses are interested in way more than finding their happy ending—they can teach self-confidence, leadership, understanding, and personal growth. Now, with their "Dream Big, Princess" campaign, Disney is actively inspiring children to set goals and do the impossible—these princess quotes are leading the way.

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It’s not magic

Tiana is one Disney princess who knows that if you want to make your dreams come true, you have to put in the time. Things don’t just happen (even with magic!). Here’s how watching Disney movies can also help broaden your vocabulary.

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The importance of perspective

We have a lot to learn from other people and their lived experiences. Pocahontas shows us that in order to have an understanding of people different from ourselves, we have to immerse ourselves in their surroundings and lifestyle.

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Our destiny is our own

Merida reminds us that we have control over ourselves and our future, once we feel empowered to seize the opportunities before us. Here are 23 magical, mind-blowing facts about Disneyland. 

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Dreams can come true

You’re never too young (or too old for that matter) to learn that dreams don’t have to remain wishes, but can be attainable goals!

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Experience something new

Doing something that scares you may seem cliche, but you have the opportunity to grow and learn! Check out these 8 secrets for planning the best Walt Disney World vacation.  

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Prove them wrong

Though Mulan’s quote isn’t necessarily the most well-known (the emperor steals the show by telling her, “the flower that booms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all”), she shows us that when people say you can’t do something you know you have the ability to, you have to show them that you can!

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Don’t turn back

Jasmine is one of the strongest princesses, proving that she’s not just a “prize to be won.” This is a lesson that once you’ve started something, keep going—you never know what you can accomplish.

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Test your limits

Are you going to embark on a new project? Do you have to do something outside of your comfort zone to help others? Moana shows us that you never know what’s possible until you try. Here are 14 secrets from a Disney World super-fan.

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You control your happiness

The original Disney princess illustrates the reality that you are in control of your own thoughts and emotions. You have the ability to be a bright light in your life and the lives of others.

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Always be kind

No matter how she is treated by her stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is kind. Because of her kindness, she is vastly rewarded. This is a lesson we can all learn.

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Exceed their expectations

Standards may be set for you by other people based on your background, but you’re not obligated to fulfill them. You have the choice to do whatever you want with your life. Here are the 9 differences between Disneyland and Disney World you never knew existed.

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Learn from your mistakes

Sophia is an inspiration to the Disney Junior fans. With a lot of gumption and the ability to turn failures into success stories, kids are learning what to do when things don’t go the way they thought they would.

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Be your true self

As little girls of all ages have now proudly proclaimed while singing along to the monster hit of the same name, “Can’t hold it back anymore!” There is true power in being yourself. Next, check out the 15 everyday items banned from Disney parks.

Julia K. Porter
Dr. Julia Porter has worked in Higher Education since 2008, following a career as a High School teacher in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a PhD in Global Leadership from Indiana Tech, an MA in English Literature from Brooklyn College, and a BS in English Education from Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI). She lives in Indiana with her husband, daughter, and rambunctious Australian Shepherd.