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68 Inspirational Quotes For Women With Images (2019 Update)


Doing anything worthwhile gets frustrating over time? Find out what these inspirational quotes for women by brilliant intellectual women about getting back up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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“Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.”
– Edith Wharton, Inspirational Quotes For Women

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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“Done is better than perfect.”
– Sheryl Sandberg

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

“Be first and be lonely.”
– Ginni Rometty

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

“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

“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, Inspirational Quotes For Women

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

“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

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

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

“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

“The challenge is not to be perfect…it’s to be whole.”
– Jane Fonda, Inspirational Quotes For Women

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“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

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

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

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

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

“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, Inspirational Quotes For Women

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

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

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

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

“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, Inspirational Quotes For Women

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

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

“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

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

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

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“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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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