Updated: Jul 15, 2020
Be honest, all of us women love some beautiful quotes to get us inspired --- to be a better person, to pursue a dream, to get through frustrating times, and to realize the probably not-so-ideal-but-truly-amazing life we do have. Some of them can even be funny -- just what we need to get through these times of uncertainty.
Here are few powerful quotes that we love to read -- sometimes a few times a day, sometimes once a week, just as much as we need to be the strong beautiful souls we are.
Confidence and Self - Love
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
– Helen Keller
“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
– Fred Rogers
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”
– Brené Brown
Habits and Motivation
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
– George Eliot
“Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world making the most of one's best.”
– Harry Emerson Fosdick
“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change.” – Paulo Coelho
“Feeling sorry for yourself and your present condition is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.”
– Dale Carnegie
“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”
– John Wooden
“Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do.”
– Sean Covey
"You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." – Jack London
"People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily."
– Zig Ziglar
"You cannot soar with the eagles as long as you hang out with the turkeys."
– Joel Osteen
“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.”
– Kyle Chandler
"When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’"
– Sydney Harris
"There are no traffic jams along the extra mile."
– Roger Staubach
"Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats."
"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing ’til it gets there."
– Josh Billings
“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.”
– Joe Girard
“Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.”
– Robert Brault