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Be Inspired With These Famous Quotes

Throughout the years, there have been strong women that have made history.  They have inspired many with their words all over the world.  For those of us who can use some encouragement every now and then, I have found some quotes from these women in history, that have helped me.  Hope these 20 quotes will help inspire you as well.  Enjoy and let me know some of your favorite quotes that have inspired you.

 

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”– Maya Angelou

 

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”– Anais Nina

 

“Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.”– Anita Roddick

 

“I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”– Eleanor Roosevelt

 

“The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.”– Susan B. Anthony

 

We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever.”– Susan B. Anthony

 

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”– Oprah Winfrey

 

“It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union…. Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.”– Susan B. Anthony

 

“A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.”– Nancy Rathburn

 

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”– Diane Mariechild

 

“I want to do is because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.”– Amelia Earhart

 

“Just watch, all of you men. I’ll show you what a woman can do…I’ll go across the country, I’ll race to the Moon… I’ll never look back.”– Edna Gardner Whyte

 

“The best protection any woman can have … is courage.”– Elizabeth Cady Stanto

 

“Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.” — Anita Roddick

 

“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” — Madonna

 

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” — Marissa Mayer (CEO of Yahoo)

 

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae Wes

 

“Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.” — Margaret Sanger

 

“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

 

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” — Arianna Huffington

 

Special thanks to Psychology Today for some of the quotes.  Click here to check out more.

Special thanks to hdwallpapersrock for cover photo

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