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120 Most Inspiring Quotes By Women For Women Of All Time

120 Most Inspiring Quotes By Women For Women Of All Time

120 Most Inspiring Quotes By Women For Women Of All Time

The greatest collection of 120 most inspiring quotes by motivational women for women all in one place. Enjoy.

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter

“A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.” – Angela Merkel

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter

“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” – Marge Piercy

“A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence.” – Sonia Sotomayor

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

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron

“All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time.” – Julie Andrews

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin

“Be first and be lonely.” – Ginni Rometty

“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, She doesn’t have what it takes. They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.” – Clare Boothe Luce

“Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.” – Edith Wharton

“Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations can never effect a reform.” – Susan B. Anthony

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir

“Cherish forever what makes you unique, cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes.” – Bette Midler

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” -Brené Brown

“Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” -J. K. Rowling

“Don’t live life in the past lane.” – Samantha Ettus

“Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” – Anne Lamott

“Don’t take too much credit for your children — or too much blame!” – Debora Spar

“Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez

“Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper.” – Julia Child

“Dreams and reality are opposites. Action synthesizes them.” -Assata Shakur

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“Dying seems less sad than having lived too little.” – Gloria Steinem

“Everyone shines, given the right lighting.” – Susan Cain

“Finally I was able to see that if I had a contribution I wanted to make, I must do it, despite what others said. That I was OK the way I was. That it was all right to be strong.” -Wangari Maathai

“Hold your head and your standards high even as people or circumstances try to pull you down.” – Tory Johnson*

“I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” – Louise Hay

“I decided I can’t pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it.” -Serena Williams

“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estée Lauder

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” – Arianna Huffington

“I firmly believe you never should spend your time being the former anything.” – Condoleezza Rice

“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

“I have stood on a mountain of no’s for one yes.” – B. Smith

“I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.’” – Dilma Rousseff

“I just want women to always feel in control. Because we’re capable, we’re so capable.” -Nicki Minaj

“I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger.” – Mia Hamm

“I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“I may be wearing makeup, but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time.” – Jennie Finch

“I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said.” – Thuli Madonsela

“I try to live in a little bit of my own joy and not let people steal it or take it.” – Hoda Kotb

“I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.” – Joan Rivers

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball

“I’m always perpetually out of my comfort zone.” – Tory Burch

“If I stop to kick every barking dog I am not going to get where I’m going.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“If somebody can do something 80 percent as good as you think you would have done it yourself, then you’ve got to let it go.” – Sara Blakely

“If you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.” – Cher

“If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” – Angelina Jolie

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong

“If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.” – Princess Diana

“If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.” – Margaret Thatcher

“If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind. If you don’t, you’re simply ducking your responsibilities.” – Ann Richards

“If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances.” – Sallie Krawcheck

“If you’re someone people count on, particularly in difficult moments, that’s a sign of a life lived honorably.” – Rachel Maddow

“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” -Dolly Parton

“If your home environment is good and peaceful and easy, your life is better and easier.” – Lori Greiner

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” – Madeleine Albright

“It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.” – Emma Watson

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.” – Maya Angelou

“Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks

“Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” -Margaret Wheatley

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” -Anais Nin

“Look your best – who said love is blind?” – Mae West

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” – Golda Meir

“Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” – Harper Lee

“My best successes came on the heels of failures.” -Barbara Corcoran

“No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.” – Martha Beck

“No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed.” – Billie Jean King

“Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.” – Jodie Foster

“One cannot accomplish anything without fanaticism.” – Eva Perón

“One of the secrets to staying young is to always do things you don’t know how to do, to keep learning.” – Ruth Reichl

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” – Helen Keller

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.” – Brene Brown

“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” – Beyoncé Knowles Carter

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa

“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” -Elizabeth Gilbert

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” – Rachel Zoe

“Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” – Hillary Clinton

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

“The challenge is not to be perfect…it’s to be whole.” – Jane Fonda

“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” – Barbara Corcoran

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” -Ayn Rand

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

“The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” -Ida B. Wells

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” – Peggy O’Mara

“There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” – Indira Gandhi

“This journey has always been about reaching your own other shore no matter what it is, and that dream continues.” – Diana Nyad

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling

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

“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” -Beyoncé

“We need to start work with the idea that we’re going to learn every day. I learn, even at my position, every single day.” – Chanda Kochhar

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

“When I believe in something, I’m like a dog with a bone.” – Melissa McCarthy

“When I’m hungry, I eat. When I’m thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it.” – Madonna

“When I’m tired, I rest. I say, ‘I can’t be a superwoman today.’” – Jada Pinkett Smith

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” – Audre Lorde

“When you embrace your difference, your DNA, your look or heritage or religion or your unusual name, that’s when you start to shine.” – Bethenny Frankel

“When you feel copied, remember that people can only go where you have already been, they have no idea where you are going next.” – Liz Lange

“When you’re through changing, you’re through.” – Martha Stewart

“Whenever you are blue or lonely or stricken by some humiliating thing you did, the cure and the hope is in caring about other people.” – Diane Sawyer

“Women asking for raises should not only know their value, but they should ask with the confidence that they’re helping the company to be successful.” – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

“Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” – Diane von Furstenberg

“You can be the lead in your own life.” – Kerry Washington

“You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea.” – Benazir Bhutto

“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” – Leymah Gbowee

“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rhimes

“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey

“You can’t give up! If you give up, you’re like everybody else.” – Chris Evert

“You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you.” – Katie Couric

“You have trust in what you think. If you splinter yourself and try to please everyone, you can’t.” – Annie Leibovitz

“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 should treat your marriage like a business that you wouldn’t want to let fail.” – Lisa Ling

“You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.” -Erica Jong

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