40 Inspirational Quotes by Successful Women

by | Nov 4, 2019

As women, there’s a lot expected of us. We often feel pressure to do all the things and do them well. We wear a lot of hats and it can be totally overwhelming. 

We’re moms, sisters, friends, partners, employees, entrepreneurs – the list goes on! It’s easy to become beat down and frustrated with all the competing demands. Sometimes we need a little reminder of how much we have and continue to accomplish.

I hope this list of inspirational quotes by some of the badest badass women serves as a reminder of how great you are and inspires you to keep on keepin’ on!

Whatever you have going on in your life (good or challenging) you’ve got this!


40 Inspirational Quotes for Women 

  1. “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. “If you’re not in the arena also getting your ass kicked I’m not interested in your feedback”  – Brene Brown
  3. “It’s the journey that matters, not the destination” – Gabrielle Bernstein
  4. “Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up” – Brene Brown
  5. “Never apologize for who you are. It lets the whole world down” – Jen Sincero
  6. “There are no limitations on what’s possible.” –  Jessica Alba
  7. “Anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” –  J.K. Rowling
  8. “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Jen Sincero
  9. “You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures.”–  Elizabeth Gilbert
  10. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart
  11. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” –  Ayn Rand                                                    
  12. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” –  Eleanor Roosevelt                             
  13. “Done is better than good.” –  Elizabeth Gilbert
  14. “your dreams aren’t made, or broken, by anyone but you” – Marie Forleo
  15. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want” – Anna Wintour
  16. “It’s a simple and generous rule of life that whatever you practice, you will improve at.” –  Elizabeth Gilbert
  17. “Instead of obsessing about the outcome, focus on how you want to feel.” –  Gabrielle Bernstein
  18. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment” – Oprah Winfrey
  19. “I realized I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect and beautiful journey of my life” – Kerry Washington
  20. “Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently” – Marie Forleo
  21. “I always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success.” – Gloria Vanderbilt
  22. “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.” –  Oprah Winfrey
  23. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough” – Mae West
  24. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  25. “A confident woman, a woman who truly knows her worth and her power is a force to be reckoned with.” – Mandy Hale
  26. “Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.” –  Oprah Winfrey
  27. “You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” – Brene Brown
  28. “It’s a terrible thing in life to wait until you’re ready” – Denise Duffield-Thomas
  29. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  30. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples” – Mother Teresa
  31. “Don’t waste a single second. Just move forward as fast as you can and go for it” – Rebecca Woodcock
  32. “The root cause of all judgment is the fear of not being good enough, not being worthy of love, and not being safe” – Gabrielle Bernstein
  33. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  34. “To be responsible, keep your promises to others. To be successful, keep your promises to yourself” – Marie Forleo                                                               
  35. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  36. “Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror” – Byron Katie
  37. “Power’s not given to you. You have to take it” – Beyonce
  38. “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world” – Hillary Clinton
  39. “Success isn’t about how much money make; It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives” – Michelle Obama
  40. “If you have an idea you have to believe in yourself or no one else will” – Sarah Michelle Gellar

If you enjoyed this post you might also like my post, 9 Habits of Highly Successful Women


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