25 Motivational Quotes for Women, By Women

If you woke up this morning in need of some inspiration, you’re not alone. It’s always good to be reminded how great you are and well everyone needs a little pick me up.

Take a look at these 25 inspirational quotes created for women by women. 

  1. “It’s not about having it all. It’s about having what you value the most.” – Jean Chatzy
  2. “No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.” – Louise L. Hay
  3. Imagination is a new reality in the process of being created. It represents the part of the existing order that can still grow.”- Nancy Hale
  4. You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. – Michelle Obama
  5. “There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don’t expect you to save the world I do think it’s not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect.” – Nikki Giovanni
  6. “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
  7. “Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.” – Marian Anderson
  8. “You are the designer of your destiny; you are the author of your story.” – Lisa Nichols
  9. Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals. – Dorothy Height
  10. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Hellen Keller
  11. “Joy begins with our convictions about spiritual truths we’re willing to bet our lives on, and truths that are lodged so deeply within us that they produce a settled assurance about God.” – Kay Warren
  12. “Constantly through thought you are creating your inner conditions and helping to create the conditions around you. So keep your thoughts on the positive side, think about the best that could happen, think about the good things you want to happen.” – Pace Pilgrim
  13. Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” – Margaret Thatcher
  14. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey
  15. “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
  16. “You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” – Shirley Chisholm
  17. “Cease to be a drudge, seek to be an artist.” – Mary McLeod Bethune
  18. “In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.” That was Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. And let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.” – Viola Davis
  19. “A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.” – Pearl Bailey
  20. “If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” – Zora Neale Hurston
  21. ““A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” – Diane Mariechild
  22. “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
  23. “Dignity does not come from avenging insults, especially from violence that can never be justified. It comes from taking responsibility and advancing our common humanity.” – Hillary Clinton
  24. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
  25. “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

 

Sources: BlackAmericaWeb, Goodreads, and Think and Grow Rich For Women.

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