11 Inspirational Quotes from Strong, Proud Women for Work and Life

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Life asks a lot of us gals on a daily basis. Somehow, we’re expected to power through it all with smiles on our faces and a spring in our steps. Yet there are days when we just want to answer that first smarmy “good morning” with a growl and a swift kick.

Fortunately, in this hyper-connected world, we can get an instant boost from courageous women any time we need it. With their shared wisdom, we can stop watching in awe from the sidelines, and inject a dose of their amazing-ness into our own lives and work!

From some of the world’s most famous artists and entertainers to fighters who transformed their suffering into global empires, these women have a lot to say. Their simple reminders carry the power to transform our hours, days, months, and sometimes even our lives.

Quotes beautiful, confident, world-changing women 

Don’t play a supporting role in your own life.”

women quotes - Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts (American television broadcaster)



“What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.”

women quotes - Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep (actress)



“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”

women quotes - Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey (media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist)



“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

women quotes - Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou (poet, singer, memoirist and civil rights activist)



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

women quotes - Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg (fashion designer)



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

women quotes - Beyoncé

Beyoncé Knowles Carter (singer-songwriter)



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

women quotes - Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton (singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman and philanthropist)



“Done is better than perfect.”

women quotes - Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg (technology executive, activist, author and billionaire)



“One cannot accomplish anything without fanaticism.”

women quotes - Eva Peron

Eva Perón (Argentine political leader)



“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.”

women quotes - Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington (author, syndicated columnist and businesswoman)



“You have trust in what you think. If you splinter yourself and try to please everyone, you can’t.”

women quotes - Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz (groundbreaking American portrait photographer)

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