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200 Inspirational Quotes for women

Updated: Apr 27, 2022

I like to keep quotes for inspiration. I don't know if they help or not, but I like to think they do.

Inspirational Quotes

  1. "Don't wait. The time will never be just right." ~ Napolean Hill

  2. "The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." ~ Michael Altshuler

  3. "Learn as if you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  4. "When you are in the rocking chair talking to your grandchildren many years from now, make sure you have a good story to tell." ~ Amal Clooney

  5. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open." ~ John Barrymore

  6. "The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same." ~ Colin R. Davis

  7. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ Malala Yousafzai or C. S. Lewis - conflicting information"If you

  8. "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." — Herman Melville

  9. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses." ~ Abraham Lincoln

  10. “Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put some sunglasses on.” ~ Lady Gaga

  11. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  12. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  13. “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” ~ Mandy Hale

  14. "She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future." ~ Proverbs 31:25

  15. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” ~ Robin Williams (as John Keating) in Dead Poets Society

  16. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” ~ Dale Carnegie

  17. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  18. "The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket." ~ Will Rogers

  19. "We can't become what we want to be by remaining what we are." ~

  20. "My bed is a magical place where I suddenly remember what I forgot to do." ~ Unknown

  21. "You don't stop dancing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop dancing." ~ A Better Me on Facebook

  22. “Weaknesses are just strengths in the wrong environment.” ~ Marianne Cantwell

  23. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” ~ Estée Lauder

  24. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  25. “A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” ~ Serena Williams

  26. "Failure is not the opposite of success, it is part of success." ~ Unknown

  27. "Tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable." ~ Unknown

  28. “Silence is the last thing the world will ever hear from me.” ~ Marlee Matlin

  29. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” ~ Will Rogers

  30. "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." ~ Oscar Wilde

  31. "The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." ~ Dolly Parton

  32. "Never miss a good opportunity to shut up." ~ Unknown

  33. "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." ~ Maya Angelou

  34. “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” ~ Vernon Sanders Law

  35. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot

  36. “Wake up determined, go to bed satisfied.” ~ Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson

  37. "It always seems impossible until it's done." ~ Nelson Mandela

  38. "Not everyone has to like you. Not everyone has taste." ~ Unknown

  39. "Either you run the day or the day runs you." ~ Jim Rohn

  40. "The only impossible journey is the one you never begin." ~ Tony Robbins

  41. "You are the artist of your own life. Don't hand the paintbrush to anyone else." ~ Unknown

  42. "An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it's going to launch you into something great. So just focus and keep aiming." ~ Unknown

  43. "Don't try to lessen yourself for the world; let the world catch up to you." ~ Beyoncé

  44. "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." ~ Thomas Edison

  45. "Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else." ~ Margaret Mead

  46. "Be stronger than your excuses." ~ Unknown

  47. "My mission: to be so busy loving my life that I have no time for hate, regret, worry, fret, or fear." ~ Loubis & Champagne

  48. "There's nothing more powerful than not giving a f*ck" ~ Amy Schumer

  49. "The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it." ~ Roseann Barr

  50. "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." ~ Benjamin Franklin

  51. "Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." ~ Will Rogers

  52. "If it doesn't open, it's not your door." ~ Unknown

  53. "If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." ~ Margaret Thatcher

  54. "If you continue to think what you've always thought, you'll continue to get what you've always got." ~ Kevin Trudeau

  55. "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." ~ C.S. Lewis

  56. "Childhood is like being drunk. Everyone remembers what you did, except you..." ~ Unknown

  57. "You have to be where you are to get where you need to go." ~ Amy Poehler

  58. "One man with courage makes a majority." ~ Andrew Jackson

  59. "Do not go where the path my lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  60. "Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes." ~ Maggie Kuhn

  61. "Always be careful of what you hear about a woman. Rumors either come from a man that can't have her or a woman that can't compete with her." ~ Unknown

  62. "Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined." ~ Toni Morrison

  63. "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." ~ David Brinkley

  64. "It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself." ~ Francis Bacon

  65. "If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough." ~ Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

  66. "Always remember, your focus determines your reality." ~ George Lucas

  67. "The only journey is the one within." ~ Raina Maria Rilke

  68. "The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs, one step at a time." ~ Joe Girard

  69. "Success comes from having dreams that are bigger than your fears." ~ Bobby Unser

  70. "Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up." ~ Brene Brown

  71. "Be so good they can't ignore you." ~ Steve Martin

  72. "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing; that's why we recommend it daily." ~ Zig Ziglar

  73. "Never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time." ~ Charles Dickens

  74. "Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." ~ Suzy Kassem

  75. "Follow your heart, but take your brain with you." ~ Unknown

  76. "Work until your bank account looks like a phone number." ~ Unknown

  77. "Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door." ~ Coco Chanel

  78. "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." ~ Mae West

  79. "I'm thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn't have stumbled across my strength." ~ Alex Elle

  80. "I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying." ~ Oscar Wilde

  81. "Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck." ~ Dalai Lama

  82. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  83. "Some things have to end for better things to begin." ~ Unknown

  84. "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." ~ Helen Keller

  85. "Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs." ~ Farrah Gray

  86. "The sky is full of stars and there's room for them all to shine." ~ Unknown

  87. "Some women fear the fire. Some women simply become it." ~ R. H. Sin

  88. "When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

  89. "Just one small, positive thought in the morning can change your whole day." ~ Dalai Lama

  90. "Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." ~ Lolly Daskal

  91. 'Don't wish for it. Work for it." ~ Unknown

  92. "We can not become what we want by remaining what we are." ~ Max Depree

  93. "Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality." ~ Les Brown

  94. "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." ~ Henry David Thoreau

  95. "You didn't come this far to only come this far." ~ Unknown

  96. "I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It's because of them I'm doing it myself." ~ Albert Einstein

  97. "I will remember and recover, not forgive and forget." ~ Dalai Lama

  98. "If you're not positive energy, you're negative energy." ~ Mark Cuban

  99. "The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday." ~ Matty Mullens

  100. " People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be." ~ Harvey Mackay

  101. "The grass is greener where you water it." ~ Unknown

  102. "The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes." ~ William James

  103. "I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers, but hold up a ship." ~ Michelle Williams

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

  105. "It's a slow process, but quitting won't speed it up." ~ Unknown

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

  107. "All progress takes place outside the comfort zone." ~ Michael John Bobak

  108. "Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory." ~ Dr. Seuss

  109. "Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon, they shine when it's their time." ~ Unknown

  110. "You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want." ~ Zig Ziglar

  111. "No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless it's roots reach down to hell." ~ Carl Jung

  112. "Die with memories, not dreams." ~ Unknown

  113. "You know what it takes to make a star shine? A Sh*tload of f*cking darkness." ~ Brene Brown

  114. ""Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working." ~ Pablo Picasso

  115. "If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself." ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  116. "The secret to getting ahead is getting started." ~ Mark Twain

  117. "Trust the timing of your life." ~ Unknown

  118. "I have stood on a mountain of no's for one yes." ~ Barbara Elaine Smith

  119. "You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." ~ Mark Twain

  120. "The best way to predict your future is to create it." ~ Abraham Lincoln

  121. "If it costs you your peace, then it's too expensive." ~ Unknown

  122. "Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." ~ Warren Buffet

  123. "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." ~ Winston Churchill

  124. "When something is important en0ugh, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor." ~ Elon Musk

  125. "Create a life you don't need a vacation from." ~ Unknown

  126. "What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  127. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." ~ Maya Angelou

  128. "There is no excuse for not trying." ~ Barack Obama

  129. "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." ~ Mark Twain

  130. "A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed." ~ Henrik Ibsen

  131. "We are not our best intentions. We are what we do." ~ Amy Dickinson

  132. "Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path." ~ Unknown

  133. "If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." ~ Jim Rohn

  134. "Dead people receive more flowers than living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude." ~ Anne Frank

  135. "Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do." ~ H. Jackson Brown

  136. "If you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done." ~ Unknown

  137. "Live out of your imagination, not your history." ~ Stephen Covey

  138. "You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger." ~ Buddha

  139. "Life has no limitations, except the ones you make." ~ Les Brown

  140. "Taking care of myself doesn't mean "me first," it means "me too"." ~ L.R. Knosts

  141. "Do not wait for the perfect time and place to enter, for you are already on stage." ~ Unknown

  142. "The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for." ~ Bob Marley

  143. "But the fact is there is nothing ordinary about you. You have a fingerprint that nobody else has." ~ Joel Olsteen

  144. "If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can't hear them anymore." ~ Michele Ruiz

  145. "The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it." ~ Epicuris

  146. "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." ~ Buddha

  147. "Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself." ~ Unknown

  148. "Invest in yourself. It pays the best interest." ~ Unknown

  149. "Worry is a misuse of imagination." ~ Unknown

  150. "No good deed goes unpunished." ~ Oscar Wilde

  151. "In the future there will be no female leaders. There will be just leaders." ~ Sheryl Sandberg

  152. "Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something. Especially not yourself." ~ Mindy Kaling

  153. "If I ever let my head down it will be just to admire my shoes." ~ Samantha Joy

  154. "Women are like teabags, we don't know our strength until we are in hot water." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

  155. "Your current situation is not your final destination." ~ Unknown

  156. "Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful." ~ Sofia Loren

  157. "A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms." ~ Hannah Lavon

  158. "Strong women wear their pain like they do stiletto's. No matter how much it hurts, all you see is the beauty of it." ~ Unknown

  159. "I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls." ~ Audrey Hepburn

  160. "It's okay to cry when there's too much on your mind. The clouds rain when they get too heavy too." ~ Unknown

  161. "If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission." ~ Grace Hopper

  162. "I can't think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be yourself." ~ Emma Stone

  163. "You only live once. You might as well be a badass." ~ Unknown

  164. "Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult." ~ Charlotte Witton

  165. "In a world that wants women to whisper, I choose to yell." ~ Luvvie Ajayi

  166. "A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye, and gives it a wink." ~ Gina Carey

  167. "A girl should be two things: who and what she wants." ~ Coco Chanel

  168. "There's something special about a woman who dominates in a man's world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer." ~ Rihanna

  169. "Don't let the concept of change scare you as much as the prospect of remaining unhappy." ~ Inspirational Quotes Magazine

  170. "Keep your heels, head, and standards high." ~ Coco Chanel

  171. "There were times I was underestimated a lot. It gave me a unique benefit." ~ Elaine Welteroth

  172. "Make a fairytale and go live in it." ~ Unknown

  173. "The beauty of being a feminist is that you get to be whatever you want. And that's the point." ~ Shonda Rhimes

  174. "Be brave enough to be bad at something new." ~ Unknown

  175. "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." ~ Anne Frank

  176. "You have to believe in yourself when no one else does." ~ Serena Williams

  177. "You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself." ~ Glinda (Wizard of Oz)

  178. "If fighting for women's healthcare and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the women's card, then deal me in." ~ Hillary Clinton

  179. "If you don't let the past die, then it won't let you live." ~ Unknown

  180. "Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself." ~ Coco Chanel

  181. "'No' today doesn't mean 'no' tomorrow." ~ Yvonne Orji

  182. "A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else." ~ Unknown

  183. "I can do anything when I am in a tutu." ~ Misty Copeland

  184. "Don't trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar." ~ Unknown

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

  186. "We need to get women to the point where they aren't apologizing. It's time to take ownership in our success." ~ Tori Burch

  187. "You deserve the love you give to everyone else." ~ Unknown

  188. "No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself." ~ Virginia Woolf

  189. "You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong." ~ Sue Fitzmaurice

  190. "Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in." ~ Hillary Clinton

  191. "Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength." ~ Unknown

  192. "You're going to walk into many rooms where you may be the only one who looks like you or who has had the experiences you've had. So you use that voice and be strong." ~ Kamala Harris

  193. "Growth is growth. No matter how small." ~ Unknown

  194. "Life is tough, my darling, but so are you." ~ Stephanie Bennett Henry

  195. "Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder." ~ Sheryl Sandberg

  196. "Create a life you don't need a vacation from." ~ Unknown

  197. "One of the first steps of happiness is deciding that you want to be happy and knowing what that means." ~ Julia Roberts

  198. "I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one." ~ Calamity Jane

  199. "You will not determine my story. I will." ~ Amy Schumer

  200. "When someone else's happiness is your happiness, that is love." Lana Del Ray

I have learned a lot of lessons in life. The one lesson that I've learned that I think means the most is to learn from other people's mistakes. If you learn from other people's mistakes, that is just another mistake you don't have to make yourself.


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