Inspiring Quotes From 21 Extraordinary Women That We All Need To Hear!


Most lists of motivational quotes are dominated by the counsel of men, but we know that it isn’t because women lack words of wisdom. So we’ve made a list of 21 quotes from 21 amazing women. Some embrace sorrow and take her lessons from it, some have a few life hacks for you, and some are just hilarious!

1. Simone de Beauvoir

"Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it."

2. Coco Chanel

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

3. Mother Teresa

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."

4. Jane Austen

"Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” 

5. Frida Kahlo

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.”

6. Oprah Winfrey

"Don't worry about becoming successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow."

7. Audrey Hepburn

“You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.”

8. Hedy Lamarr

"I win because I learned years ago that scared money always loses. I never care, so I win."

9. Marilyn Monroe

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."

10. Roxelana

"Those who are high in spirit don't hold on to grudge."

11. Joan d'Arc

“Every man gives his life for what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, and so they give their lives to little or nothing. One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it…and then it’s gone.

But to surrender who you are and to live without belief is more terrible than dying – even more terrible than dying young.”

12. Agatha Christie

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”  

13. Rosa Parks

"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."

14. Eleanor Roosevelt

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”

15. Marie Curie

"Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas."

16. Virginia Woolf

"Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size."

17. Cleopatra

"All strange and terrible events are welcome, but comforts we despise."

18. Lady Diana

"They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?"

19. Mary Wollstonecraft

"It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world."

20. Yoko Ono

"Remember, each one of us has the power to change the world. Just start thinking peace, and the message will spread quicker than you think."

21. Elizabeth Taylor

"Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses."

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