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Most lists of motivational quotes are dominated by the counsel of men, and it certainly isn't because women lack words of wisdom. So, I curated a list of my favorite quotes -- from luminaries living and dead, activists and athletes, authors and actors, leaders and lovers -- all women. Each of these is powerful in its own right; together, they form a motivational stew, encouraging you to seize life and sprint towards success.

1. "If I stop to kick every barking dog I am not going to get where I'm going." - Jackie Joyner-Kersee

2. "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement." - Helen Keller

3. "You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness." - Diane von Furstenberg

4. "I was smart enough to go through any door that opened." - Joan Rivers

5. "Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations can never effect a reform." - Susan B. Anthony

6. "When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful." - Malala Yousafzai

7. "Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." - Golda Meir

8. "Knowing what must be done does away with fear." - Rosa Parks

9. "I didn't get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it." - Estée Lauder

10. "Power's not given to you. You have to take it." - Beyoncé Knowles Carter

11. "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." - Amelia Earhart

12. "The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves." - Barbara Corcoran

13. "You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them." - Shonda Rhimes

14. "I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done." - Lucille Ball

15. "I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say 'yes, women can.'" - Dilma Rousseff

16. "Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins." - Edith Wharton

17. "If you don't risk anything, you risk even more." - Erica Jong

18. "I have stood on a mountain of no's for one yes." - B. Smith

19. "The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice." - Peggy O'Mara

20. "You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe." - Leymah Gbowee

21. "If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one." - Dolly Parton

22. "If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind. If you don't, you're simply ducking your responsibilities." - Ann Richards

23. "You can't give up! If you give up, you're like everybody else." - Chris Evert

24. "No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth." - Martha Beck

25. "Done is better than perfect." - Sheryl Sandberg

26. "One of the secrets to staying young is to always do things you don't know how to do, to keep learning." - Ruth Reichl

27. "Be first and be lonely." - Ginni Rometty

28. "One cannot accomplish anything without fanaticism." - Eva Perón

29. "Look your best - who said love is blind?" - Mae West

30. "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

31. "Don't take too much credit for your children -- or too much blame!" - Debora Spar

32. "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

33. "Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create." - Oprah Winfrey

34. "What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall

35. "I firmly believe you never should spend your time being the former anything." - Condoleezza Rice

36. "I may be wearing makeup, but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time." - Jennie Finch

37. "A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution." - Angela Merkel

38. "A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done." - Marge Piercy

39. "I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life." - Louise Hay

40. "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

41. "If your home environment is good and peaceful and easy, your life is better and easier." - Lori Greiner

42. "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." - Coco Chanel

43. "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." - Ayn Rand

44. "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." - Mother Teresa

45. "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

46. "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

47. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself." - Eleanor Roosevelt

48. "Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

49. "Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." - Nora Ephron

50. "You should treat your marriage like a business that you wouldn't want to let fail." - Lisa Ling

51. "It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody." - Maya Angelou

52. "Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay." - Simone de Beauvoir

53. "If you're not making some notable mistakes along the way, you're certainly not taking enough business and career chances." - Sallie Krawcheck

54. "A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence." - Sonia Sotomayor

55. "Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for." - Jennifer Lopez

56. "You can be the lead in your own life." - Kerry Washington

57. "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*

58. "You can't please everyone, and you can't make everyone like you." - Katie Couric

59. "No one changes the world who isn't obsessed." - Billie Jean King

60. "Hold your head and your standards high even as people or circumstances try to pull you down." - Tory Johnson*

61. "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." - Audrey Hepburn

62. "Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from." - Jodie Foster

63. "I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

64. "I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that's not pulling the trigger." - Mia Hamm

65. "When I'm hungry, I eat. When I'm thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it." - Madonna

66. "Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it." - Brene Brown

67. "I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself." - Arianna Huffington

68. "I'm always perpetually out of my comfort zone." - Tory Burch

69. "If you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner." - Cher

70. "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

71. "Everyone shines, given the right lighting." - Susan Cain

72. "If you're someone people count on, particularly in difficult moments, that's a sign of a life lived honorably." - Rachel Maddow

73. "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

74. "You can't be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute." - Tina Fey

75. "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

76. "The challenge is not to be's to be whole." - Jane Fonda

77. "Don't look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance." - Anne Lamott

78. "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

79. "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

80. "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

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

82. "You have trust in what you think. If you splinter yourself and try to please everyone, you can't." - Annie Leibovitz

83. "If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love." - Princess Diana

84. "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

85. "When you're through changing, you're through." - Martha Stewart

86. "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

87. "Cherish forever what makes you unique, cuz you're really a yawn if it goes." - Bette Midler

88. "Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." - Rachel Zoe

89. "Dying seems less sad than having lived too little." - Gloria Steinem

90. "When I believe in something, I'm like a dog with a bone." - Melissa McCarthy

91. "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

92. "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

93. "I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said." - Thuli Madonsela

94. "I try to live in a little bit of my own joy and not let people steal it or take it." - Hoda Kotb

95. "It's not the absence of fear, it's overcoming it. Sometimes you've got to blast through and have faith." - Emma Watson

96. "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

97. "I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that's ever happened to me has taught me compassion." - Ellen DeGeneres

98. "When I'm tired, I rest. I say, 'I can't be a superwoman today.'" - Jada Pinkett Smith

99. "Don't live life in the past lane." - Samantha Ettus

100. "Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it." - Harper Lee

*These quotes were directly emailed to the author.

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Be motivated by these strong women quotes. Said by authors and some very famous women. May they be an inspiration to you!.

Woman Quotes

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The idea of one person pledging to love one another for a lifetime is intriguing. Perhaps that's why the institution of marriage has not only endured but also inspired so many wise and witty quotes.

Interestingly, women and men have significantly different perspectives about being wed. Perhaps some of these quotations will match your feelings on the topic, whether you enjoy laughter, romance, inspiration, or anywhere in between.

Quotes From Women

"I am a good friend to my husband. I have tried to make my marriage vows mean what they say. I show up. I listen. I try to laugh."
Anna Quindlen, "A Short Guide to a Happy Life"

"Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner."
Amy Bloom

"Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat."
Joanne Woodward

"Marriage is a fine institution—but I'm not ready for an institution."
Mae West

"I love being married. It's so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life."
Rita Rudner

"You don't need to be on the same wavelength to succeed in marriage. You just need to be able to ride each other's waves."
Toni Sciarra Poynter, "From This Day Forward: Meditations on the First Years of Marriage"

"We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness."
Ellen Goodman

"I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry."
Rita Rudner

"The people people have for friends
Your common sense appall
But the people people marry
Are the queerest folk of all."
Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Do not marry a man to reform him. That is what reform schools are for."
Mae West

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, and always with the same person."
Mignon McLaughlin

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Strong Women Quotes – Inspirational Quotes For Women

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51 Strong Women Quotes

Be motivated by these strong women quotes. Said by authors and some very famous women. May they be an inspiration to you!

  1. Studies show that people are more likely to achieve goals framed positively than negative ones. Joanna Jast, Laser-Sharp Focus

  2. Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. Princess Diana

  3. Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. Lucille Ball

  4. Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values. Ayn Rand

  5. Building a strong willpower is crucial for having a fulfilling and hugely successful life. It affects all areas of your life including work, school, family, relationships, and business. Jessica Minty, Willpower

  6. An increasing number of studies confirm the relationship between the positive emotions and optimal living. Mary Kay Morrison, Using Humor to Maximize Living

  7. People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles. Emily Dickinson

  8. The best way to show your gratitude to God and to people is to accept everything with joy. Mother Teresa

  9. First principle: never to let one's self be beaten down by persons or by events. Marie Curie

  10. People who focus on positivity understand that failure is a part of learning and they do not blame themselves or feel worthless when they fail. Jennifer N. Smith, Save Marriage

  11. Cheer up, keep your spirits high, things are bound to get better! Anne Frank, The Diary of a young girl Anne Frank

  12. Adventure is worthwhile in itself. Amelia Earhart

  13. Changing the big picture takes time.. and the best things to do is focus on the things that we can make in our lives if we're doing all that. That becomes the collage of real change Michelle Obama

  14. The hope is that through continuous positive experience, you will gradually build a great reputation that will make people eager to buy from you again and again. Amy Dix, Brand New You

  15. If you aren't particularly good at positive self-talk, then it's time to practice and change your words. Don't talk about being overweight, ugly or dumb ... because your children are listening and learning. Katrina Kahler, Confident Kids

  16. 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

  17. For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour." Mary Kay Ash

  18. If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk." Rosalynn Carter

  19. Every time you hear yourself being judgmental, make yourself think something positive, even if it's simply a silent 'bless you'. Stephanie Carroll, My Conversations with God Book 4

  20. You can never be happy living someone else's dream. Live your own. And you will for sure know the meaning of happiness. Oprah Winfrey

  21. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. J. K. Rowling

  22. "Babies and toddlers respond well to the positive emotions of those around them, and being praised for even the simplest things is just the sort of positive reinforcement they need to go about exploring the world." Chelsea Faber, Parenting Tips

  23. Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. Helen Keller

  24. In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. Eleanor Roosevelt

  25. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. Alice Walker

  26. "Growing older, gives us a different perspective so we start to look at things around us in a more positive way, disregarding other people's opinions and we stop doubting ourselves." Sofie K, Aging Back: Reversing the Aging Process

  27. "Putting yourself in a positive environment goes a long way to ensuring that you feel like giving it your best shot." Michelle Hunt, Creativity: Innovation

  28. "You can actually aid in determining positive change for your future by simply changing your attitude." Patricia King, Dream Big

  29. Strong women make strong societies. Nothing matters more to our future than the well being of women and children. Melinda Gates

  30. The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery. Anais Nin

  31. All human beings react positively to praise. Jacquie McTaggart

  32. Try to see that positive in every situation. You have the power to turn a bad situation into a good situation just by seeing it as a good situation. Dianne Kane, Anger Management for Partners

  33. Leadership is not something that you learn once and for all. It is an ever-evolving pattern of skills, talents, and ideas that grow and change and you do." Sheila Murray Bethel, Making a Difference

  34. "Developing positive character traits means that you respect yourself, others, and the world. You find value in your experiences so that life itself becomes your teacher." Barbara A. Lewis, What Do You Stand For?

  35. There is nothing a person can't do, and there should be nothing a human being didn't care about. It was the most positive encouragement I could have hoped for. Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  36. Hopeful, happy words make a big difference, so sprinkle your vocabulary with superlatives, and they'll serve as a positive affirmation. Laurin Sydney, little things make a big difference

  37. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

  38. Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give, which is everything." Katharine Hepburn

  39. You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow. Janis Joplin

  40. Choosing to be positive has enlightened me. It has opened up more opportunities than I could have ever imagined. Diane Matyas, Performance Your Guide to Personal and Professional Excellence

  41. Also, be sure to offer constant positive reinforcement and praise for their efforts as this will motivate and inspire them to persevere. Katrina Kahler, Confident Kids

  42. As you travel through life, your dreams will guide you, determination will get you there, and love will provide the greatest scenery of all. Michelle C. Ustaszeski

  43. Winners acknowledge the contributions of others through the generous use of honest positives. They encourage increased participation and achievement by rewarding all efforts and accomplishments. Dr. Irene C. Kassorla, Go For It!

  44. For me, faith means that what is right will win out one day. It means that the universe is not aimless but moves by some positive design. Sarah Ferguson The Duchess of York, What I Know Now

  45. We are the only ones responsible for what goes on in our lives. We can make excuses and blame others, but we are responsible to and for ourselves. Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Faith

  46. If you have faith, don't overlook the power of just praying for strength every day. Jennifer Roskamp, A Realistic Action Plan

  47. While words may evoke positive feelings, family members, friendships, and a connection with yourself also bring rich rewards. Amy Dean

  48. Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. Margaret Thatcher

  49. "In addition, since brain waves can be a reflection of emotional states, appreciation may also have a positive impact on how you perceive the world around you and your relationship to it, as well as on how you feel." Noelle C Nelson.; Jeannine Lemare Calaba, The Power of Appreciation

  50. At least at times of loss, we are reminded of our priorities, of our many blessings. In times of gain, we can so often lose our way. Mindy Starns Clark

  51. At its core, resilience is about being capable and strong enough to persevere in adverse or stressful conditions-and to take away positive meaning from that experience. Zelana Montminy, 21 Days to Resilience


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I seek information about a Wisewoman.

Young Crone:
Ah, the Wisewoman... the Wisewoman.

Yes, the Wisewoman.

Young Crone:
Two things, my lord, must thee know of the Wisewoman. First, she is... a woman. And second, she is...


Young Crone:
You do know her then?

No, just a wild stab in the dark which is, incidentally, what you'll be getting if you don't start being a bit more helpful. Do you know where she lives?

Young Crone:
Of course.


Young Crone:
Here. Do you have an appointment?


Young Crone:
Well, you can go in anyway.

Thank you young crone. Here is a purse of moneys... which I'm not going to give to you.

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