400 Inspirational Quotes for Women

Looking for the best inspirational quotes for women? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of 400 quotes for you.

Inspirational Quotes for Women

1. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn

2. “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” – Brigham Young

3. “Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” – Lady Gaga

4. “I am a woman with thoughts and questions and sh*t to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.” – Amy Schumer

5. “It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.” – Taylor Swift

6. “She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.” – Atticus

7. “And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony

8. “Love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b*tch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” – Maya Angelou

9. “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

10. “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” – Malala Yousafzai

11. “If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.” – Al Anon

12. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” – Janis Joplin

13. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

14. “Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.” – Anne Frank

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

16. “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” – Melissa Etheridge

17. “Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” – Byron Katie

18. “The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world.” – Arlene Rankin

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

20. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” – Catherine Cook

21. “If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.” – Grace Hopper

22. “It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.” – Byron Katie

23. “Have you seen these short inspirational quotes to fuel your day?” – Unknown

24. “Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.” – Tory Burch

25. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.” – Florence Nightingale

26. “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” – Meryl Streep

27. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney

28. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington

29. “If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.” – Melinda Gates

30. “Successful women are not liked. I think the biggest danger for women in science is colleagues who are not as good as you are.” – Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

31. “Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her.” – Yulia Tymoshenko

32. “Success as a woman has changed me. That’s what I feel is the first thing. When I feel like a successful woman as a rounded human being, then it feeds my work in a broader way so it becomes more interesting.” – Jacqueline Bisset

33. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder

34. “Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.” – Pink

35. “Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.” – Margaret Thatcher

36. “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.” – Rhonda Hansome

37. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

38. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott

39. “Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life.” – Dr. Mae Jemison

40. “Words have power. TV has power. My pen has power.” – Shonda Rhimes

41. “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” – Jane Austen

42. “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” – Charlotte Brontë

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

44. “What would men be without women? Scarce, sir… mighty scarce.” – Mark Twain

45. “As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” – Virginia Woolf

46. “The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” – Roseanne Barr

47. “No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God!” – T.D. Jakes

48. “A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.” – George Meredith

49. “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

50. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher

51. “We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.” – Sheryl Sandberg

52. “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

53. “Women must learn to play the game as men do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

54. “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” – Gloria Steinem

55. “Women will be hidden no more. We will not remain hidden figures. We have names. … It was woman that gave you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was woman that gave you Malcolm X. And according to the Bible, it was a woman that gave you Jesus. Don’t you ever forget it.” – Janelle Monáe

56. “I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman.” – Diane von Furstenberg

57. “Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.” – Helen Keller

58. “When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit. So let’s keep going – let’s keep going until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves to have.” – Hillary Clinton

59. “I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.” – Michelle Obama

60. “I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” – Madonna

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

62. “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – G.D. Anderson

63. “No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back.” – Kamala Harris

64. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama

65. “I feel now that the time is come when even a woman or a child who can speak a word for freedom and humanity is bound to speak.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

66. “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde

67. “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” – Toni Morrison

68. “Women are leaders everywhere you look – from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.” – Nancy Pelosi

69. “Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard-work and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears.” – Susana Martinez

70. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

71. “There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” – Virginia Woolf

72. “The king may rule the kingdom, but it’s the queen who moves the board.” – D.M. Timney

73. “Your silence will not protect you.” – Audre Lorde

74. “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” – Diane Mariechild

75. “I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.” – Mary Shelley

76. “Do not tame the wolf inside you just because you’ve met someone who doesn’t have the courage to handle you.” – Belle Estreller

77. “If you don’t live your life, then who will?” – Rihanna

78. “Embrace everything you are as a woman. Even your flaws too. And the things that you want to fix, you make them better.” – Kelly Rowland

79. “They tried to bury us; they did not know we were the seeds.” – Unknown

80. “She is water. Soft enough to offer life, tough enough to drown it away.” – Rupi Kaur

81. “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” – Unknown

82. “One isn’t born courageous, one becomes it.” – Marjane Satrapi

83. “The only way you can grow is to let yourself make mistakes and create contradictions.” – Nikki Giovanni

84. “Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.” – Janice Trachtman

85. “There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints.” – Rita Dove

86. “Strong women need not declare they can carry all the burdens in life. They just quietly do it and survive with a smile.” – Princess Maleiha Bajunaid Candao

87. “I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can’t fail if you do that.” – Anita Hill

88. “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde

89. “Taking care of yourself makes you stronger for everyone in your life… including you.” – Kelly Rudolph

90. “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 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

91. “Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.” – Iyanla Vanzant

92. “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

93. “You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.” – Diana Ross

94. “Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.” – Stacy London

95. “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” – Wilma Rudolph

96. “You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone.” – Tina Fey

97. “You can fall, but you can rise also.” – Angelique Kidjo

98. “I don’t go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head.” – Princess Diana

99. “Creating the culture of burnout is the opposite of creating a culture of sustainable creativity.” – Arianna Huffington

100. “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” – Michelle Obama

101. “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” – Faye Wattleton

102. “There’s no situation – none – that isn’t improved with a couple of laughs. Everybody needs laughs.” – Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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

104. “The more you can be authentic, the happier you’re going to be, and life will work itself around that.” – Melinda Gates

105. “Strategic leaders must not get consumed by the operational and tactical side of their work.” – Stephanie S. Mead

106. “Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different.” – Indra Nooyi

107. “The most important words that have helped me in life, when things have gone right or when things have gone wrong, are ‘accept responsibility.” – Billie Jean King

108. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

109. “Amazing things happen when women help other women.” – Kasia Gospos

110. “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.” – Louisa May Alcott

111. “A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.” – Ellen J. Barrier

112. “The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world.” – Charles Malik

113. “You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.” – Mary Elizabeth Winstead

114. “Women are the real architects of society.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

115. “Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” – Betty Smith

116. “One is not born, but rather becomes a woman.” – Simone de Beauvoir

117. “Once you know who you are, you don’t have to worry anymore.” – Nikki Giovanni

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

119. “A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” – Gina Carey

120. “A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” – Melinda Gates

121. “There were times I was underestimated a lot. It gave me a unique benefit.” – Elaine Welteroth

122. “I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” – Emma Stone

123. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.” – Serena Williams

124. “Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.” – Diana Ross

125. “Practice creates confidence. Confidence empowers you.” – Simone Biles

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

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

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

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

130. “Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers. You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely. All you really have that really matters are feelings. That’s what music is to me.” – Janis Joplin

131. “Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.” – Anita Roddick

132. “A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” – Madonna

133. “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” – Mother Teresa

134. “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 never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

135. “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

136. “We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever.” – Susan B. Anthony

137. “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

138. “It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union… Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.” – Susan B. Anthony

139. “Just watch, all of you men. I’ll show you what a woman can do… I’ll go across the country, I’ll race to the Moon… I’ll never look back.” – Edna Gardner Whyte

140. “The best protection any woman can have is courage.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

141. “Success breeds confidence.” – Beryl Markham

142. “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

143. “Love is anterior to Life, Posterior to Death, Initial of Creation, and The Exponent of Earth.” – Emily Dickinson

144. “Most people who meet my wife quickly conclude that she is remarkable. They are right about this. She is smart, funny and thoroughly charming. Often, after hearing her speak at some function or working with her on a project, people will approach me and say something to the effect of, you know, I think the world of you, Barack, but your wife, wow!” – Barack Obama

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

146. “One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.” – Virginia Woolf

147. “Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses.” – Madame Marie du Deffand

148. “When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win.” – Steffi Graf

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

150. “You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.” – Byron Katie

151. “Woman must not accept; she must challenge.She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.” – Margaret Sanger

152. “You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.” – Marsha Evans

153. “We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home.” – Rosalyn Sussman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

161. “When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” – Helen Keller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

177. “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

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

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

180. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn

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

182. “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

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

184. “One cannot accomplish anything without fanaticism.” – Eva Peron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

201. “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

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

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

204. “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

205. “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

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

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

208. “Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.” – Rosalind Russell

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

210. “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

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

212. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

219. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou

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

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

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

223. “A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.” – Nancy Rathburn

224. “I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” – Amelia Earhart

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

226. “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

227. “People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually, a job is better for me.” – Princess Diana

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

229. “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

230. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

231 Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” – Ruth Gordon

232. “Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you.” – Caroline Myss

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

234. “One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” – Sheila Murray Bethel

235. “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – J.K. Rowling

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

243. “Be first and be lonely.” – Ginni Rometty

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

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

246. “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

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

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

249. “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

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

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

252. “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

253. “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

254. “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

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

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

257. “Have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

258. “Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton

259. “Don’t let anyone speak for you, and don’t rely on others to fight for you.” – Michelle Obama

260. “Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.” – Audre Lorde

261. “You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man. Do you hear me?’ Aunty Ifeka said. ‘Your life belongs to you and you alone.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

262. “I will have my voice: Indian, Spanish, white. I will have my serpent’s tongue – my woman’s voice, my sexual voice, my poet’s voice. I will overcome the tradition of silence.” – Gloria E. Anzaldúa

263. “You’re not too fat. You’re not too loud. You’re not too smart. You’re not unladylike. There is nothing wrong with you.” – Jessica Valenti

264. “Before the moon I am, what a woman is, a woman of power, a woman’s power, deeper than the roots of trees, deeper than the roots of islands, older than the Making, older than the moon.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

265. “The one person who will never leave us, whom we will never lose, is ourself. Learning to love our female selves is where our search for love must begin.” – Bell Hooks

266. “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent ” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

267. “The trouble was, I hated the idea of serving men in any way. I wanted to dictate my own thrilling letters.” – Sylvia Plath

268. “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” – Jane Austen

269. “You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect. You should expect it.” – Sarah Dessen

270. “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” – Margaret Atwood

271. “Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men.” – Katherine Johnson

272. “The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” – Serena Williams

273. “We need to understand that there is no formula for how women should lead their lives. That is why we must respect the choices that each woman makes for herself and her family. Every woman deserves the chance to realize her God-given potential.” – Hillary Clinton

274. “Women should do for themselves what men have already done – occasionally what men have not done – thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action.” – Amelia Earhart

275. “Tremendous amounts of talent are being lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.” – Shirley Chisholm

276. “A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex but neither should she adjust to prejudice and discrimination.” – Betty Friedan

277. “I raise up my voice – not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard… We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” – Malala Yousafzai

278. “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” – Frida Kahlo

279. “I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” – Serena Williams

280. “Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it.” – Marie Curie

281. “Think like a queen. A queen if not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

282. “I’ve had to learn to fight all my life – got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.” – Serena Williams

283. “Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light.” – Frida Kahlo

284. “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Gandhi

285. “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

286. “Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.” – Michelle Obama

287. “I don’t have a feeling of inferiority. Never had. I’m as good as anybody, but no better.” – Katherine Johnson

288. “You can show more of the reality of yourself instead of hiding behind a mask for fear of revealing too much.” – Betty Friedan

289. “If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou

290. “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

291. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

292. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

293. “I was a person with dignity and self-respect, and I should not set my sights lower than anybody else just because I was black.” – Rosa Parks

294. “There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice.” – Michelle Obama

295. “Pursuing peace means rising above one’s own wants, needs, and emotions.” – Benazir Bhutto

296. “We’re all water from different rivers, that’s why it’s so easy to meet; we’re all water in this vast, vast ocean, someday we’ll evaporate together.” – Yoko Ono

297. “Tolerance and compassion are active, not passive states, born of the capacity to listen, to observe and to respect others.” – Indira Gandhi

298. “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

299. “Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.” – Jane Goodall

300. “You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” – Shirley Chisholm

301. “Social change is brought about by those who dare and act, who can think unconventionally and who can court unpopularity.” – Indira Gandhi

302. “We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers.” – Emmeline Pankhurst

303. “Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. showing your emotions is a sign of strength.” – Unknown

304. “I am the type of person that will sit in the bathroom and cry, but then walk out like nothing ever happened.” – Unknown

305. “You hate when people see you cry because you want to be that strong girl. At the same time, though, you hate how nobody notices how torn apart and broken you are.” – Unknown

306. “Be a girl with a mind, a woman with attitude, and a lady with class.” – Unknown

307. “Go ahead, tell me that I’m not good enough, tell me I can’t do it because I will show you over and over that I can!” – Unknown

308. “Do not judge, you don’t know what storm I’ve asked her to walk through.” – Unknown

309. “The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” – Unknown

310. “Dear stress, let’s break up.” – Unknown

311. “Stay strong, make them wonder how you’re still smiling.” – Unknown

312. “A strong woman is one who is able to smile this morning like she wasn’t crying last night.” – Unknown

313. “I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” – Unknown

314. “I don’t want you to save me. I want you to stand by my side as i save myself.” – Unknown

315. “Being deeply loved gives you strength; loving deeply gives you courage.” – Unknown

316. “You attract what you are, not what you want if you want great, then be great.” – Unknown

317. “You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry, but do not give up.” – Unknown

318. “A strong woman knows how to keep her life in line. with tears in her eyes, she still manages to say, nah, i’m fine.” – Unknown

319. “If i ever let my head down it will be just to admire my shoes.” – Unknown

320. “Littles girls with dreams become women with vision.” – Unknown

321. “Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over.” – Unknown

322. “You can become strong and powerful and beautiful.” – Unknown

323. “The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within-strength, courage, dignity.” – Unknown

324. “She is clothed with strength & dignity and laughs without fear of the feature.” – Unknown

325. “She builds others up because she knows what it’s like to be torn down.” – Unknown

326. “Strong women wear their pain like they do stilettos. no matter how much it hurts, all you see is the beauty of it.” – Unknown

327. “This is the year I will be stronger, braver, kinder, unstoppable, and this year I will be fierce.” – Unknown

328. “You only live once, you might as well as a badass!” – Unknown

329. “Smile and let everyone know that today, you’re a lot stronger than you were yesterday.” – Unknown

330. “Believe in yourself a little more.” – Unknown

331. “You are stronger than you think.” – Unknown

332. “A strong woman loves, forgives, walks aways, lets go, tries again, and perseveres.” – Unknown

333. “Character, intelligence, strength, style. That makes beauty.” – Unknown

334. “Being both soft and strong is a combination very few have mastered.” – Unknown

335. “We all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test.” – Unknown

336. “I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.” – Unknown

337. “Make a fairy tale and go live in it.” – Unknown

338. “One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.” – Unknown

339. “It’s better to break your own heart by leaving, rather than having that person break your heart every day you’re with them.” – Unknown

340. “Make a wish.” – Unknown

341. “You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” – Unknown

342. “Hey little fighter, soon things will be brighter.” – Unknown

343. “A strong woman stands up for herself. a stronger woman stands up for everyone else.” – Unknown

344. “Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” – Unknown

345. “Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst. Be that fearless girl.” – Unknown

346. “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Unknown

347. “May my heart be brave, my mind fierce, and my spirit free.” – Unknown

348. “I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one.” – Unknown

349. “Nothing is more impressive than a person who is secure in the unique way god made her.” – Unknown

350. “You never realize how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Unknown

351. “Keep your hopes up.” – Unknown

352. “The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.” – Unknown

353. “Happiness is not a destination it is a way of life.” – Unknown

354. “Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.” – Unknown

355. “She believed she could, so she did.” – Unknown

356. “I’ll be ok. just not today.” – Unknown

357. “Don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle.” – Unknown

358. “When someone else’s happiness is your happiness that is love.” – Unknown

359. “If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. think twice before reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay.” – Unknown

360. “You will forever be my always.” – Unknown

361. “Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness.” – Unknown

362. “Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.” – Unknown

363. “I smile like an idiot when I think about you.” – Unknown

364. “By the way, I’m wearing the smile you gave me.” – Unknown

365. “I knew who i was this morning but i’ve changed a few times since then.” – Unknown

366. “She acts like summer & walks like rain.” – Unknown

367. “The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very lovable.” – Unknown

368. “Just a brunette and a blonde with an unbreakable bond. Best friends forever.” – Unknown

369. “Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.” – Unknown

370. “How lucky i am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Unknown

371. “Time decides who you meet in life, your heart decides who you want in your life, and your behaviour decides who stays in your life.” – Unknown

372. “Only those who care about you can hear you when you’re quiet.” – Unknown

373. “Apologising doesn’t always mean you’re wrong and the other person is right. It means you value relationships more than your ego.” – Unknown

374. “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” – Unknown

375. “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Unknown

376. “Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.” – Unknown

377. “If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take.” – Unknown

378. “Someday, everything will make perfect sense. so for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.” – Unknown

379. “Let it all go. See what stays.” – Unknown

380. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Unknown

381. “I have an insane calling to be where I’m not.” – Unknown

382. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.” – Unknown

383. “Don’t call it a dream call it a plan.” – Unknown

384. “She needed a hero. So that’s what she became.” – Unknown

385. “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Unknown

386. “Sometimes all you need is one person that shows you that it’s okay to let your guard down, be yourself, and love with no regrets.” – Unknown

387. “Everything you do now is for your future, think about that.” – Unknown

388. “Clear your mind of can’t.” – Unknown

389. “Being someone’s first love may be great, but to be their last is beyond perfect.” – Unknown

390. “I am not a one in a million kind of girl. I am one in a lifetime kind of woman.” – Unknown

391. “So, honey, now take me into your loving arms and kiss me under the light of a thousand stars.” – Unknown

392. “Have I mentioned today how lucky i am to be in love with you?” – Unknown

393. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – Unknown

394. “Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will.” – Unknown

395. “Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.” – Unknown

396. “I would rather regret the things I have done than the things I have not.” – Unknown

397. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – Unknown

398. “I wish i could turn back the clock. I’d find you sooner and love you longer.” – Unknown

399. “You are kind. you are smart. you are important.” – Unknown

400. “Smile. You’re cute.” – Unknown

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