You’re strong, you’re beautiful, now repeat after me! Sometimes it’s tough to find the confidence and the words to remind yourself of what an incredible human being you are.
Luckily there are some trailblazing females out there whose motivational words of wisdom will help put a spring in your step just in time to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Whether it’s the women like Marie Curie who used their time on earth to help find a cure for a terrible disease. Or those who gave up their own lives to selflessly ease the suffering of others, us women have always been a pretty inspiring lot.
Perhaps you admire modern icons like Beyoncé and Serena Williams. Maybe it’s your sister, a friend or your own mum.
Sometimes remembering the accomplishments of others can be all it takes to give yourself a little push to set and smash your own goals. So read on and prepare to grab life by the horns!
Our favourite motivational quotes from amazing women
“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa
“It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.” – Elisabeth Kubler Ross
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn
“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” – Charlotte Whitton
“If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.” – Erma Bombeck
“Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” – Harper Lee
“Getting past those labels, for me, pretty much really easy because I define myself.” – Serena Williams
“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn
“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” – Beyonce
“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem
“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
“I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all” – Coco Chanel
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” – Emma Stone
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me: it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand