Motivational Quotes For Women

45 Motivational Quotes For Women To Inspire Change

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Motivational Quotes For Women
45 Motivational Quotes For Women To Inspire Change


45 Motivational Quotes For Women

The majority of motivational quotes lists are dominated by wise words uttered by men, and we have decided to change that! Women definitely don’t have a shortage of inspiration.


We have gathered the best 45 motivational quotes for women from trailblazers living and dead, activists and authors, politicians and actors, leaders and lovers — all women.


Each of these short motivational quotes for women is powerful and has the potential to inspire you to seize life and sprint towards success.

1“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.”

Beyoncé Knowles Carter

2“If I stop to kick every barking dog I am not going to get where I’m going.”

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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

Golda Meir

4“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.”

Diane von Furstenberg

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

Ruth Reichl

6“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”

Helen Keller

7“Knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

Rosa Parks

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

Dilma Rousseff

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

Chris Evert

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

Amelia Earhart

11“I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.”

Joan Rivers

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

Ann Richards

13“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.”

Lucille Ball

14“Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations can never effect a reform.”

Susan B. Anthony

15“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”

Malala Yousafzai

16“Done is better than perfect.”

Sheryl Sandberg

17“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.”

Peggy O’Mara

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

Dolly Parton

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

Estée Lauder

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

Leymah Gbowee

21“Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.”

Edith Wharton

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

Barbara Corcoran

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

Martha Beck

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

Shonda Rhimes

25“I have stood on a mountain of No´s for one Yes.”

B. Smith

26“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.”

Erica Jong

Short Motivational Quotes For Women

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27“Be first and be lonely.”

Ginni Rometty

28“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

29“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

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

Marge Piercy

31“One cannot accomplish anything without fanaticism.”

Eva Perón

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

Jane Goodall

33“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

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

Oprah Winfrey

35“Look your best - who said love is blind?”

Mae West

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

Mother Teresa

37“I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.”

Louise Hay

38“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

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

Debora Spar

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

Ayn Rand

41“A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.”

Angela Merkel

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

Lori Greiner

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

Condoleezza Rice

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

Jennie Finch

45“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

Coco Chanel