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30 Inspirational Quotes for Women from Inspirational Women

Sharing powerful and inspirational quotes for women is something I strive to do regularly within the Divas With A Purpose community. I believe in the power of words. They connect us, teach us and motivate us to press forward.

Below is a collection of quotes from women who have used their voice to inspire and uplift others. They are truly Divas: driven, inspiring, victorious and called to action.

Inspirational Quotes for Women from Inspirational Women


30 Inspirational quotes for women

  1. “One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what says distract you from your goals.” – Michelle Obama
  2. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line” – Lucille Ball
  3. “Every moment wasted looking back keeps us from moving forward.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton
  4. “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg
  5. “Be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of someone else” – Judy Garland

Differences can be a strength rather than a handicap.” – Condoleezza Rice

  1. “Differences can be a strength rather than a handicap.” – Condoleezza Rice
  2. “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. “Don’t mistake politeness for lack of strength.” – Sonia Sotomayor
  4. “There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born.” – Oprah Winfrey

  1. “You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflamed the heart and merchants the soul.” – Lupita Nyong’o
  2. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou
  3. “As you become clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.” – Oprah Winfrey
  4. “One Child, One Teacher, One pen and one book can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai
  1. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa
  2. “Rebels don’t produce change, because they are fanning their own anger. You have to learn to save your outrage and focus.” – Shami Chakrabarti
  3. “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.“ – Michelle Obama
  4. “How wonderful is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank
  5. “She believed she could, so she did.” – R.S. Grey
  6. “I hope the web can be a source of collaboration for others who are not part of an open community, to consider joining/supporting something that gives back to the world.” – Juliana Rotich
  7. “Never doubt a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

  8. “You can be the lead in your own life.” – Kerry Washington
  1. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa
  2. “Each person must live their life as a role model for others.” – Rosa Parks
  3. “Just seize the opportunity you have, embrace every experience. Make a mark, for all the right reasons.” – Chrissie Wellington
  4. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes” – Maya Angelou
  5. “You are the stars and the world is watching you. By your presence, you send a message to every village, every city, every nation. A message of hope. A message of victory.” – Eunice Kennedy Shriver
  6. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes more powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai
  1. “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  2. “You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right.” -Aung San Suu Ky
  3. “It doesn’t matter how strong your opinions are. If you don’t use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem.” – Coretta Scott King

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