27 Inspiring Quotes From Some Of The World’s Most Successful Women

Ladies, we can learn a lot from each other.

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Without getting all sorority sleepover on the whole matter, can I just say, females f*cking rock. Whether it’s Rosa Parks refusing to stand up or Emmeline Pankhurst refusing to sit down, Cathy Freeman making waves in women’s sport or Adele making us cry, iconic women throughout history and all over the world are worth celebrating. They’re courageous, bold and brilliant.

But you don’t have to go so far. Look a little closer to home and you’ll find you’re surrounded by incredible women. Your mother, daughter, sisters and friends and of course, you. So today, on International Women’s Day (#IWD2017), we’re celebrating all the amazing women we know and what we’ve learnt from them.

Cheers to you, ladies. Keep shaking things up.

27 #GIRLPOWER Quotes From AMAZING Women

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. — Katharine Hepburn

Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. — Hillary Clinton

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.  Maya Angelou

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one. — Dolly Parton

Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. —Judy Garland

Look your best—who said love is blind? — Mae West

If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. — Erica Jong

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

I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values—and follow my own moral compass—then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own. — Michelle Obama

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Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. — Oprah Winfrey

I feel like young girls are told they have to be a princess, and be delicate and fragile, and that’s bulls**t. I identify much more with the idea of being a warrior, being a fighter. If I was going to be a princess, I’d be a warrior princess, definitely. I think women are scared of feeling powerful and strong and brave sometimes. I think you’ve got to embrace it. — Emma Watson

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. — Anne Sweeney

A woman is like a tea bag—you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. — Eleanor Roosevelt

It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. — JK Rowling

I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself. — Emma Watson

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.  Audrey Hepburn

It needs to be said and heard: it’s OK to be who you are. — Hailee Steinfeld

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In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman. — Margaret Thatcher

Figure out who are you separate from your family, and the man or woman you’re in a relationship with. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that’s the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self. With that, you can do anything else. — Angelina Jolie

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 

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. — Coco Chanel

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

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. — Helen Keller

Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins. — Edith Wharton