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677 Inspirational Hard-Working Women Quotes (2023)

1. “My mother told me that fear is not an option. I always said that women are stronger, so I believed it.” – Diane Von Furstenberg


2. “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


3. ”Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. ” – Mae Jeminson


4. “I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”


5. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” – Iyanla Vanzant, inspirational speaker


6. “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent van Gogh


7. “Women will be hidden no more. We will not remain hidden figures. We have names. ” ― Janelle Monae


8. “Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.”


9. “You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people. ” – Marsha Evans


10. “Alone, by herself, she built the kingdom that she wanted.”


11. “I like to say it’s an attitude of not just thinking outside the box, but not even seeing the box.”― Safra A. Catz


12. “All women’s issues are to some degree men’s issues and all men’s issues are to some degree women’s issues because when either sex wins unilaterally both sexes lose.” Warren Farrell, American political scientist & author


13. “I’m tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a b**ch, Okay. ”


14. “Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her. ” – Yulia Tymoshenko


15. “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.”


16. “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do. ”


17. “Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants. ” ― Coco Chanel


18. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” —Confucius


19. “Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom. ” – Sandra Day O’Connor


20. “Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep. ” – Helen Gurley Brown


21. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” – Maya Angelou, writer


22. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


23. “Money does not impress a hard working woman.”


24. “[Leslie Bennett] You have a teenager who desperately wants to separate...If you don't have a career, these New Domesticity types are likely to find themselves standing in the kitchen with all these domestic skills and no outlet for them, no way to earn a living.... [A]t that point your kids are not thanking you for having made the hand-pureed baby food and for giving them homemade cookies. They don't feel you've done them a big favor; they say, "Why didn't she ever grow up and take responsibility for her own life?”


25. “Surround yourself with a trusted and loyal team. It makes all the difference. ”


26. “You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.” – Dolly Parton, musician and philanthropist


27. “No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself. ”


28. “Building a brand means knowing your story and building and sharing that story”


29. “As entrepreneurs, we must continue to ask ourselves ‘What’s next?’ It takes humility to realize that we don’t know everything, not to rest on our laurels and know that we must keep learning and observing.” – Cher Wang, Taiwanese entrepreneur and philanthropist, co-founder and chairperson of HTC Corporation and VIA Technologies


30. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.”


31. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognise them.” — Ann Landers


32. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for. ” – Jennifer Lopez (see more quotes from Jennifer Lopez)


33. “Do not be afraid to make decisions. Do not be afraid to make mistakes.”


34. “I am not a difficult woman at all. I am simply a strong woman and know my worth.”


35. ​​”I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.” – bell hooks, “Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism”


36. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. ”


37. “A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink. ” — Gina Carey


38. “Being a strong woman is very important to me. But doing it all on my own is not.”


39. “Find the smartest people you can and surround yourself with them. ” – Marissa Meyer


40. “It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people. ” – Taylor Swift


41. “Sometimes you gotta be a beauty and a beast.” — Pixabay


42. “My husband always tells me that I’m the most unrelenting person he’s ever met, and it’s true. If I make a commitment to something, I will stick to it no matter what. ” — Jenny Craig


43. “A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” — Melinda Gates


44. “It is pure mythology that women cannot perform as well as men in science, engineering and mathematics. In my experience, the opposite is true: Women are often more adept and patient at untangling complex problems, multitasking, seeing the possibilities in new solutions and winning team support for collaborative action. ”


45. “You must know this, there is always something out there that you can keep fighting for. So don’t give up.”


46. “Women are lot more stronger then men, not just mentally but even physically, not only do they look beautiful in any form, but are also blessed with there caring nature which they have by birth..


47. “Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of fear. It’s about getting up one more time than we fall down. ”


48. “Women have always been the strong ones of the world. ” ― Coco Chanel


49. “I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity. ” ― Angelina Jolie


50. “I’ve never thought of myself as a female engineer, or founder, or a woman in tech. I just think of myself as someone who’s passionate.” ― Leah Busque


51. “Build your business success around something that you love — something that is inherently and endlessly interesting to you. ”


52. “Masses of women feel angry because they were encouraged by feminist thinking to believe they would find liberation in the workforce. Mostly they have found that they work long hours at home and long hours at the job. Even before feminist movement encouraged women to feel positive about working outside the home, the needs of a depressed economy were already sanctioning this shift. If contemporary feminist movement had never taken place masses of women would still have entered the workforce, but it is unlikely that we would have the rights we have, had feminists not challenged gender discrimination. Women are wrong to “blame” feminism for making it so they have to work, which is what many women think. The truth remains that consumer capitalism was the force leading more women into the workforce. Given the depressed economy white middle-class families would be unable to sustain their class status and their lifestyles if women who had once dreamed solely of working as housewives had not chosen to work outside the home.”


53. “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.” – Bosa Sebele


54. “Be a strong woman so your daughter will have a role model and your son will know what to look for in a woman when he’s a man.” – Unknown


55. “Life is too complicated not to be orderly. ” – Martha Stewart


56. “I am my own woman.” – Evita Peron, Former First Lady of Argentina


57. “I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman.” —Diane Von Furstenberg, designer


58. “My job had always been a huge part of who I am, is a huge part of who I am, and I suppose in those first few months of motherhood, after the initial euphoria, the whole 'oh my God, look what I've created' feeling had worn off, I struggled to figure out the woman who was left.”


59. “Madeleine Albright says, “There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.” I wonder what happens to women who bully other women.”


60. “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


61. “The most important journey of our lives doesn’t necessarily involve climbing the highest peak or trekking around the world. The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey, American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist.


62. “I never dreamt of success. I worked for it.”


63. “Being tired is a luxury that a working woman can’t afford, which is why I did my best to keep it together, to maintain an impossible juggling act: work, shopping, phone calls – endless, endless phone calls.”- Tatiana Vendenska


64. “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. ” – Coco Chanel


65. “Women hold up half the sky. – Chinese proverb”


66. “If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.”


67. “Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring. ” – Lily Pulitzer


68. “You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.'”


69. “You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive.”―Sheryl Sandberg


70. “You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.” - Heather Schuck


71. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams (unconfirmed)


72. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard. ” – Caterina Fake


73. “Leadership is hard to define, and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you’re a great leader.”


74. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in our absence.” – Sheryl Sandberg,COO of Facebook


75. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” — Dolly Parton


76. “Women are lot more stronger then men, not just mentally but even physically, not only do they look beautiful in any form, but are also blessed with their caring nature which they have by birth..


77. “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, former First Lady, U.S. Secretary of State, and U.S. Senator in New York.


78. “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are. ” – Melissa Etheridge


79. “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.”


80. “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


81. “I’ve always been a bit of an introvert, but just because you don’t fit the classic mold doesn’t mean you can’t be a leader. You just need to find your own style and someone with a similar style who you can learn from.”― Jess Lee


82. “Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.” – Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches


83. “I like to say it’s an attitude of not just thinking outside the box, but not even seeing the box.”


84. “Write your own part. It is the only way I’ve gotten anywhere. It’s much harder work, but sometimes you have to take destiny into your own hands.” — Mindy Kaling


85. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be


86. “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, founder of The Body Shop.


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


88. “I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.” – Mary Shelley, author


89. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”


90. “When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.” — Steve Pavlina


91. “I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be. ” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


92. “She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the Universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.”


93. “Dreams are lovely but they are dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.” — Shonda Rhimes


94. “Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” —Charlotte Whitton, former mayor of Ottawa


95. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. ”


96. “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” — Marge Piercy


97. “There is no list of rules. There is one rule. The rule is: there are no rules. Happiness comes from living as you need to, as you want to. As your inner voice tells you to. Happiness comes from being who you actually are instead of who you think you are supposed to be.” – Shonda Rhimes, American television producer, screenwriter, and author


98. “Growth and comfort do not coexist.” ― Ginni Rometty


99. “Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams!”


100. “A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong.” — Unknown


101. “I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.”


102. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for. ” – Jennifer Lopez


103. “The perfect woman, you see is a working-woman, not a fine lady but one who uses her hands and her head and her heart for the good of others.”


104. “I realized that if I was willing to step up and be in the spotlight, I’d be able to make everyone else around me much more powerful as well.”


105. “We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” - Arianna Huffington


106. “If mainstream culture thinks gender roles are unimportant, church culture makes them too important.”


107. “A strong woman loves, forgives, walks away, let’s go, tries again, and perseveres… no matter what life throws at her.” – Unknown


108. “I think God made a woman to be strong and not to be trampled under the feet of men. I’ve always felt this way because my mother was a very strong woman, without a husband.”


109. “We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home.” — Rosalyn Sussman


110. “I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.” – Katharine Hepburn, actress


111. “You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. ” – Rosalynn Carter


112. “Behind every hardworking man, is a hardworking woman who wakes his grown a*s up in the morning.”


113. “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”


114. “Do not worry about who get the credit or praise of the work done. Continue work to give your best.Your reward may come unexpected.”


115. “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. ” – Carol Burnett


116. “Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.”


117. “The [wo]man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. ” – Chinese Proverb


118. “I need a hard-working woman with respect who will do this for everybody who ain’t made it yet.” – Keanu Reeves


119. “Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to like.”


120. “Women are the real architects of society. ” — Cher


121. “Every time someone writes that I play ‘strong women’ what they’re implying is that most women aren’t. How about I just play well-written parts?” — Jessica Chastain


122. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, and how you can still come out of it. ”


123. “Do not follow where the path might lead. Go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.”


124. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want,”


125. “No one has ever become poor by giving. ” – Anne Frank


126. “I’m tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a b**ch, Okay.” — Madonna


127. “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there are love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”


128. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” —Oprah, TV host and producer


129. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. ”


130. “Run to the fire, don’t hide from it. ”


131. “You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.” — Tabitha Mort


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


133. “Stick to your true north― build greatness for the long term. ”


134. “Do what you love, and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career.” – Meg Whitman, former CEO of Hewlett Packard, eBay, and Quibi.


135. “Most of the bankers also felt that women are more emotional, leas stable than men.


136. “I never dreamt for success. I worked for it. ”


137. “The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.” – Adrienne Rich, poet


138. “Women that believe in each other can survive anything. Women who believe in each other create armies that will win kingdoms and wars.” —Nikita Gill, poet


139. “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” – B. R. Ambedkar, Former Minister of Law and Justice of India


140. “At the end of the day, you are the only one that is limiting your ability to dream, or to actually execute on your dreams. Don’t let yourself get in the way of that.”― Falon Fatemi


141. “Females are the most beautiful, gorgeous creatures in the whole world. And I think that we are gorgeous no matter what size we are.”


142. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” — Ayn Rand


143. “I want to build a community where women of all races can communicate and ... continue to support and take care of each other. I want to give women a space to feel their own strength and tell their stories. That is power.”


144. “We educate women because it is smart. We educate women because it changes the world.” – Drew Fuast, American historian and first female president of Harvard University


145. “If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.” – Plato, Ancient Greek philosopher


146. “There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women.” – Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban


147. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey, media mogul


148. “Your value will be not what you know; it will be what you share.”― Ginni Rometty


149. ... hire a talented woman if the subject matter were right. - Ida Lupino


150. “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation. ” ― Brigham Young


151. “A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.” —Arthur Golden


152. “Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career.”―Meg Whitman


153. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”


154. “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” — Marie Curie


155. “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man.”


156. “Be the kind of woman that makes other women want to be you.” – Topaz


157. “You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.”


158. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.”


159. “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. ”


160. “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely, and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next. We can choose to be afraid of it. Just stand there trembling, not moving. Assuming the worst that can happen. Or we step forward into the unknown and assume it will be brilliant. ”


161. “As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future.” — Indra Nooyi


162. “Little girls with dreams become women with vision.”


163. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. ”


164. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. “


165. “Doing the best at this minute puts you in the most OK location for the next moment.” — Unknown


166. “I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who could run her own life – and I became that woman.”


167. “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


168. “Growth and comfort do not coexist.”


169. “A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.” – Anonymous


170. “You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect. You should expect it.” – Sarah Dessen, Keeping the Moon


171. “Thecla Haldane is a freelance photographer, […] flying around the world in jet aircraft covering news events and wars along with thousands male photographers. […] Her formula is, 'Conduct yourself like a lady, and you’re always treated like one.' She’s never 'one of the boys.”


172. “Hear me as a woman./Have me as your sister./On purpled battlefield breaking day,/So I might say our victory is just beginning,/See me as change,/Say I am movement,/That I am the year,/and I am the era/of the women.”


173. “You have what it takes to be a victorious, independent, fearless woman.”


174. “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.” — Artem Beliaikin


175. “The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description


176. “I'm not saying Abbott Computing Services suffered from an acute form of TV demographics, but, how did I get the job? I wasn't under 40. I wasn't anorexic slim. I didn't have a face that would launch a thousand ships, or even a rowboat. Of course, I was a temp, and the young and beautiful wouldn't have to look at me forever." Jo Durbin”


177. “Behind every working woman is an enormous pile of unwashed laundry. ”


178. “Women are always saying, ‘We can do anything that men can do.’ But men should be saying, ‘We can do anything that women can do.'” – Gloria Steinem, author & activist


179. “We learned about dignity and decency—that how hard you work matters more than how much you make. . . that helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself. ”


180. “Tired as I was of conflict, I felt that I must not shrink from the fight, nor abandon in cowardice the attempt to prove, as no theories could ever satisfactorily prove without examples, that marriage and motherhood need never tame the mind, nor swamp and undermine ability and training, nor trammel and domesticise political perception and social judgement. Today, as never before, it was urgent for individual women to show that life was enriched, mentally and spiritually as well as physically and socially, by marriage and children; that these experiences rendered the woman who accepted them the more and not the less able to take the world's pulse, to estimate its tendencies, to play some definite, hard-headed, hard-working part in furthering the constructive ends of a political civilisation”


181. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”


182. “Never take no personally. Sometimes people tell you no for a reason that has nothing to do with you. You must keep going.”


183. “What I want young women and girls to know is: You are powerful and your voice matters. You’re going to walk into many rooms where you may be the only one who looks like you or who has had the experiences you’ve had. So you use that voice and be strong.” —Kamala Harris, vice president


184. “Sometimes it seems to me that everything I have is chronic. My whole life is a chronic condition.”


185. “They oughta` run your picture in a magazine ’Cause you’re the hardest working woman I’ve ever seen.” – Sammy Kershaw


186. “I think the truth of the matter is, people who end up as ‘first’ don’t actually set out to be first. They set out to do something they love and it just so happens that they are the first to do it.” —Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State


187. “I work hard, I pay my bills, I maintain myself, I’m independent. When you see me, know that’s all me. I’m not kept, I do the keeping.” — Unknown


188. “Her damaged petals are what made her more beautiful than all the other flowers.”


189. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.”


190. “Got a hard-working woman, works hard all day long. Got a hard-working woman, she works hard all the time. She’s a hard-working woman, I call her that gal of mine.” – B.B. King


191. “No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” — Madonna


192. “Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone’s responsibility.” – Ban Ki-moon, South Korean politician and diplomat and 8th Secretary General of the United nations


193. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” — Helen Keller


194. “A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation w bricks others have thrown at her.”


195. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish. ” — Michelle Obama


196. “Emotional intelligence is the ability to use emotion to increase your own and others’ success.”


197. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow’


198. “I was raised to be an independent woman, not the victim of anything.”


199. “Fight for the things that you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg


200. “In a world that wants women to whisper, I choose to yell.” – Luvvie Ajayi, author


201. “Miracles happen every day, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.”


202. “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


203. “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, former first lady of the US


204. “It’s hard to be a woman. You must think like a man, act like a lady, look like a young girl, and work like a horse.”


205. “Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.”


206. “If your shoes refuse to shine and your legs don’t walk in line and tomorrow is just some other time That’s just the woman working on you.” – Céline Dion


207. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” — Unknown


208. “Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.”


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


210. “I want little girls to believe that they can be CEOs.” – Payal Kadakia, CEO and co-founder of Classpass


211. “A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


212. “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.”


213. “It is pure mythology that women cannot perform as well as men in science, engineering and mathematics. In my experience, the opposite is true: Women are often more adept and patient at untangling complex problems, multitasking, seeing the possibilities in new solutions and winning team support for collaborative action.”― Weili Dai


214. “Do not whine...do not complain. Work harder.”


215. “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


216. “Females are the most beautiful, gorgeous creatures in the whole world. And I think that we are gorgeous no matter what size we are. ” — Alicia Keys


217. “No, there aren’t.”


218. “Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore. ” – Lady Gaga


219. “She wraps herself in strength carries herself with confidence and works hard, strengthening her arms for the task at hand.” — Unknown


220. “I’ve often thought it unfair that women are expected to stay at home when there’s a fight to be won. If a woman has the strength to bear a child, she can swing a sword as well as any man.” —Karen Hawkins, author


221. “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


222. “If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.” — Melinda Gates


223. “I work hard, I pay my bills, I maintain myself, I’m independent. When you see me, know that’s all me. I’m not kept, I do the keeping.”


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225. “A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.” — Ellen J. Barrier


226. “Before feminism, work was largely defined as what men did or would do. Thus, a working woman was someone who labored outside the home for money, masculine-style.” — Gloria Steinem


227. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” ―Sara Blakely


228. “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. ”


229. “Hide not your talents, they for use were made; what’s a sundial in the shade?” – Benjamin Franklin


230. “I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a b**ch, Okay.” — Madonna


231. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”


232. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one. ” – Dolly Parton


233. “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” — Mother Teresa


234. “And if the end result is that someone, somewhere winds up believing they can do something out of the ordinary, well, then you’ve really made it.” ― Angela Ahrendts


235. “Women need a seat at the table, they need an invitation to be seated there, and in some cases, where this is not available, they need to create their own table. We need a global understanding that we cannot implement change effectively without women's political participation.”


236. “She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.” — Chevanon Photography


237. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”


238. “I think it takes a strong man to be in a relationship with a strong woman. A lot of people hear the word ‘diva’ and think of it as a negative. I see it as a positive. I want somebody who knows what they want out of life and isn’t afraid to show it.”


239. “There is nothing like a concrete life plan to weigh you down. Because if you always have one eye on some future goal, you stop paying attention to the job at hand, miss opportunities that might arise, and stay fixedly on one path, even when a better, newer course might have opened up.” ― Indra Nooyi


240. “Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.” — Beyoncé Knowles


241. “The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and construct others, will love and be loved; women who live bravely, both tender and fierce, women of indomitable will.” — Unknown


242. “Every girl and every woman, has the potential to make this world a better place, and that potential lies in the act of thinking higher thoughts and feeling deeper things. When women and girls, everywhere, begin to see themselves as more than inanimate objects; but as beautiful beings capable of deep feelings and high thoughts, this has the capacity to create change all around. The kind of change that is for the better.”


243. “I had to live, had no money, and therefore resorted to commercial prostitution.' Smith was introduced to the urban sex trade by a middle-aged black woman who seemed genuinely concerned for her well-being.”


244. “Do not whine…do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone.” — Joan Didion


245. “The perfect woman, you see is a working – woman, not an idler, not a fine lady, but one who uses her hands and her head and her heart for the good of others.” — Thomas Hardy


246. “Stick to your true north― build greatness for the long term.”―Ruth Porat


247. “One of the most courageous things you can do is recognize yourself, understand who you are, what you think in and where you wish to go.” — Unknown


248. “If fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the women’s card, then deal me in.” —Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State


249. “Ignore the glass ceiling and do your work. If you’re focusing on the glass ceiling, focusing on what you don’t have, focusing on the limitations, then you will be limited.”


250. “I just want women to always feel in control. Because we’re capable, we’re so capable. ” ― Nicki Minaj


251. “Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, former first lady


252. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.”


253. “My father had a very simple view of life: you don’t get anything for nothing. Everything has to be earned, through work, persistence and honesty.” — Grace Kelly


254. “There is no greater pillar of stability than a strong, free and educated woman”-Angelina Jolie, actress and activist


255. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”


256. “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


257. “I am very resourceful, as any woman would be.” – Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space


258. “Happiness comes from living as you need to, as you want to. As your inner voice tells you to. Happiness comes from being who you actually are instead of who you think you are supposed to be.” - Shonda Rhimes


259. “Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.”


260. “Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water. ” — Eleanor Roosevelt


261. “I’ve been in so many spaces where I’m the first and only Black trans woman or trans woman period. I just want to work until there are fewer and fewer ‘first and only’s.”


262. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


263. “A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation w bricks others have thrown at her.” – Unknown


264. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” —Melinda Gates, philanthropist


265. “Only love can save this world. So I stay, I fight, and give. This is my mission now. Forever”


266. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ” – Eleanor Roosevelt


267. “I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story—I will.” —Amy Schumer, comedian


268. “You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.” —Mary Elizabeth Winstead, actor


269. “The perfect woman, you see is a working woman, not a fine lady but one who uses her hands and her head and her heart for the good of others.”


270. “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.”


271. “If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor. ”– Al Anon


272. “Amazing things happen when women help other women.”


273. “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives. ” ― Jane Austen


274. “There’s no prerequisites to worthiness. You’re born worthy, and I think that’s a message a lot of women need to hear.” – Viola Davis


275. “Don’t hold back because you think it’s unladylike. We shouldn’t be shamed out of our anger. We should be using it. Using it to make change in our own lives, and using it to make change in the lives around us.” —Jessica Valenti, writer


276. “This journey has always been about reaching your own other shores no matter what it is, and that dream continues.”


277. “I’ve worked too hard to quit now.”


278. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”


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


280. “Sometimes you gotta be a beauty and a beast.”


281. “If you want it bad enough, you have to be willing to fight for it.”


282. “Stay true to yourself and your vision. Don’t let any one person’s opinion move you; listen, but be confident.” – Amanda Kahlow, CEO & Founder 6Sense.


283. “I am a woman with thoughts and questions and sh*t to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will. ” – Amy Schumer


284. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b*tch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. ”— Maya Angelou


285. “Our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry.”


286. “Women don’t realize how powerful they are.” – Judith Light, actress


287. “Once I learned to like me more than others did, then I didn't have to worry about being the funniest or the most popular or the prettiest. I was the best me and I only ever tried to be that."


288. “Gender equality is a human fight, not a female fight.” – Frieda Pinto, Indian actress


289. “The perfect woman, you see is a working-woman, not a fine lady but one whouses her hands and her head and her heart for the good of others.” – Thomas Hardy


290. “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


291. “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, educator


292. “If you’re not [learning], you’re falling behind. Somebody else is getting better as you’re becoming less valuable. I see so many irrelevant salespeople I want to cry. They stopped learning.”― Jill Konrath


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


294. “One of the things my parents taught me, and I’ll always be grateful for the gift, is to not ever let anybody else define me.” – Wilma Mankiller, first woman elected as the principal chief of the Cherokee nation


295. “I’m a strong woman. I don’t sit around feeling sorry for myself nor let people mistreat me. I don’t respond who dictate to me or try to bring me down. If I fall I will rise up even stronger because I am a survivor and not a victim. I am in control of my life and there is nothing I can’t achieve.”


296. “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


297. “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” —Audre Lorde, writer


298. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day. ” – Janis Joplin


299. “My movement is my movement. When all the dust has settled on the groundbreaking-ness, I’m going to still be doing this. I’m not going to suddenly change. I’m going to still be telling my life story through music. And if that’s body-positive to you, amen. If that’s feminist to you, amen. If that’s pro-black to you, amen. Because ma’am, I’m all of those things.”


300. “Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.” —Helen Keller, advocate


301. “You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.” – Dolly Parton


302. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.”


303. “The best protection any woman can have … is courage.” — Elizabeth Cady Stanton


304. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”


305. “It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.”


306. “Where there is a woman there is magic. ” — Ntozake Shange


307. “I am slightly offended by the way busy working women my age are presented in film. I'm not, like, always barking orders into my hands-free phone device and telling people constantly, "I have no time for this!" I didn't completely forget how to be nice and feminine because I have a career.”


308. “I’m there, I’m focused, I’m a quick decision-maker. That gets me home at 6:30 every night. ”


309. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ” – Eleanor Roosevelt


310. “You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.” – Marsha Evans on hard work


311. “People ask me if I turn up at board meetings wearing tailored costumes in muted colors. Oh no, I say. I wear hot and shocking pink and lovely hats. I don’t think any man ever did a poor job because he had an attractively dressed woman to look at. In fact, the sight probably challenges him to be his most brilliant self. But when it comes to the routine of the meeting I do exactly what the men do.”


312. “I don’t like to lose — at anything — yet I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks.”


313. “Do not whine. . . do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone. ”


314. “Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.” – Robert Frost, poet


315. “There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver.” – Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Women and Economics


316. “One cannot accomplish anything without fanaticism.” — Eva Peron


317. “Women are always saying, ‘We can do anything that men can do.’ But men should be saying, ‘We can do anything that women can do.'” —Gloria Steinem, activist


318. “Strong women don’t have ‘attitudes’, we have standards.”


319. “It’s never too late to get back on your feet though we won’t live forever, make sure you accomplish what you were put here for” – Abigail Adams, the second first lady of the United States of American


320. “Wouldn’t it be nice if Black girls weren’t inundated with negative, sexist comments about Black women? If they were told instead of the many important things that we’ve achieved? ... Black women, too often in the shadows of such accomplishments, actually powered the civil rights movement.”


321. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. ” – Helen Keller


322. “Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you. ”


323. “As for the other little amenities — yes, the lady lets the man light her cigarette, help her on with her coat, and open the door for her. Even if he’s the boss. Manners are manners, and success doesn’t mean that a woman has to forgo the courtesies that make life easy and pleasant.”


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


325. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.”


326. “The working lady was no longer a contradiction in terms but a new social phenomenon, emblematic of rapid developments.” – Emma Liggins


327. “I am woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me. ” — Maya Angelou


328. “It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts. ” – Ella Fitzgerald


329. “We have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible. ” — Beyonce


330. “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.” – Katharine Whitehorn, British journalist, columnist, author, and radio presenter.


331. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”


332. “If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped. ”


333. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. ”– Alice Walker


334. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” —Sheryl Sandberg, business executive


335. “Never ever mistake her silence for weakness. Remember that sometimes the air stills, before the onset of a hurricane.”


336. “A strong woman is someone who raises other women up instead of tearing them down.” — Bruce Mars


337. “I am proud of the woman I am today, because I went through one hell of a time becoming her.”


338. “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise. ”


339. “We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational and so disciplined they can be free.” —Kavita Ramdas, advocate


340. “We’re getting ready to take over the world. My group of girlfriends – we’re renegades.” Lisa Bonet, actress


341. “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” —Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former Supreme Court Justice


342. “Men often ask me, 'Why are your female characters so paranoid?' It’s not paranoia. It’s recognition of their situation.”


343. “One of the best things you can do is stop and listen; that’s why it’s good to not just immediately respond when someone talks to you. Just stop and make sure you internalized what they said.”—Lori Richardson


344. “The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world.” — Unknown


345. “You are enough just as you are. ” – Meghan Markle


346. “Building a brand means knowing your story and building and sharing that story”—Tamara McCleary


347. “I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.” —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, writer


348. “Be a strong woman so your daughter will have a role model and your son will know what to look for in a woman when he’s a man.”


349. “Without a team, we’re all nobody.” – Pat McGrath, make-up Artist and mogul


350. “When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity. ”


351. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” — Sheryl Sandberg


352. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein


353. “The king may rule the kingdom, but it’s the queen who moves the board.”


354. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”


355. “Behind every working woman is an enormous pile of unwashed laundry.” — Barbara Dale


356. “She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear. ” – Atticus


357. “Women hold up half the sky.” — Chinese Proverb


358. “All women are working women… Only a few are salaried.”


359. “Never say no when you really want to say yes.” – Jenny Han, Always and Forever, Lara Jean


360. “I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance too?”― Jill Konrath


361. “Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else. ” – Sara Blakely


362. “I’ve always wanted to be a woman who isn’t afraid to tell her story.” —Andra Day, musical artist


363. “And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears. ” – Mark Anthony


364. “No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back. ” ― Kamala Harris


365. “We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored. ” ― Sheryl Sandberg


366. “Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror. ” – Byron Katie


367. “I would rather struggle and work hard for everything I have than have someone tell me “YOU wouldn’t have that if it wasn’t for me.”.


368. “There is nothing like a concrete life plan to weigh you down. Because if you always have one eye on some future goal, you stop paying attention to the job at hand, miss opportunities that might arise, and stay fixedly on one path, even when a better, newer course might have opened up. ” – Indra K. Nooyi


369. “Women like myself, CEOs, can pave the way for more women to get to the top.” Andrea Jung, CEO of Grameen America


370. “A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.” —Carly Simon, musical artist


371. “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” – Mother Teresa


372. “A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.”


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


374. “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” – Marge Piercy


375. “I don’t think about beauty. I wake up and I want to be a smarter person, that’s my focus. … I’m encouraging certainly my girls that if they can make their inside and who they are really, really stunning then everything falls together.”


376. “Women are incredible in groups together. Terrifying. Men have nothing on them.” – Michael Hutchence, musician


377. “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


378. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. ” – Mary Kay Ash


379. “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” — Bruce Mars


380. “All men should be feminists. If men care about women’s rights, the world will be a better place. We are better off when women are empowered, it leads to a better society.” – John Legend, musician


381. “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” —Michelle Obama, former first lady


382. “Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then. ”


383. “You can have unbelievable intelligence; you can have connections; you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.” – Marsha Evans


384. ... working man can support no more and and the average working woman can


385. “You may not be everything you thought you’d be by now, but you can be the one who loves, serves, and gives her all, and waters and nurtures every plant in the garden that God has already given her.”


386. “Behind every great woman… is another great woman.” – Kate Hodges, actress


387. “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.”


388. “Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.” —P!nk, musical artist


389. “Do not judge a woman on her knees: you never know how tall she is when she stands.”


390. “There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success…but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going…you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there.” — Taylor Swift


391. “Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others. ” — Amelia Earhart


392. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” — Lou Holtz


393. “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.”


394. “So there are no girls here apart from me?”


395. “Women need to give their all to achieve success.”


396. “The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.”


397. “Christian culture has too often offered women a push toward contentment that can numb us to our own desires, without offering the tools to discern whether those desires could be good or Holy-Spirit-inspired.”


398. “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”


399. “Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?”


400. “When we’d finished, I asked the division planner if he had left out anyone in the division. “No, Manal,” he told me. “I’m quite sure we haven’t missed anyone.”


401. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?”


402. “In an office, being feminine doesn’t mean being seductive. […] Even a flirtation, when it wears off, causes some bad feeling, and somebody is going to be moved into another department — or out of the company. Quite likely you!


403. “It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness


404. “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.” – Unknown


405. “Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.” — Diana Ross


406. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. ” — Oprah


407. “She wraps herself in strength, carries herself with confidence, and works hard, strengthening her arms for the task at hand.” — Proverbs 31: 16-17


408. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticised anyway.”


409. “A beautiful woman is a beautiful woman, but a beautiful woman with a brain is an absolutely lethal combination.” — Prabal Gurung


410. “I want to do it 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.”


411. “Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.”


412. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” — Rosalynn Carter


413. “We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home.”


414. “The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world. ” – Arlene Rankin


415. “Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse.” – Golda Meir, Former Prime Minister of Israel


416. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. ” — Margaret Thatcher


417. “Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.” – Amelia Earhart, aviator


418. “I am a woman and a warrior. If you think I can't be both, you've been lied to.”


419. “Embrace everything you are as a woman. Even your flaws too. And the things that you want to fix, you make them better. ” ― Kelly Rowland


420. “There’s no prerequisites to worthiness. You’re born worthy, and I think that’s a message a lot of women need to hear.” – Viola Davis, actress


421. “She’s a small-town, hard-working woman just trying to make a living working three jobs.” – Carrie Underwood


422. “Awoman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.”


423. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”


424. “​​For, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately, that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible.” – Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland


425. “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton, musician & philanthropist


426. “I’m a maniacal perfectionist. And if I weren’t, I wouldn’t have this company.”


427. “Unless a suburban woman is in the relatively rare position of commanding a high salary, and is able to find and afford top-quality child care, she may find herself in a no-win situation”


428. “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. … It shouldn’t be that women are the exception. ” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg


429. “Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.”


430. “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” — Unknown


431. “If you want something you’ve never had before, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done before.” — Coco Chanel


432. “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” -Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American lawyer and associate justice of the Supreme Court.


433. “Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better.” – Paul Coffey


434. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown


435. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel, French fashion designer, and CEO of Chanel.


436. “Success isn’t given. It’s earned. On the track, on the field, in the gym. With blood, sweat, and the occasional tear.”


437. “I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should proceed and be one.” — Calamity Jane


438. “Instinct won’t carry you through the entire journey. It’s what you do in the moments between inspiration. ” – Cate Blanchett


439. “Figure out who are you separate from your family. 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, actor


440. “Girls should never be afraid to be smart.” – Emma Watson, actress and activist


441. “There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success. . . but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going. . . you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there. ”


442. “How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself. ” — Anais Nin


443. “Some women choose to follow men and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore. ”


444. “Your career is like a garden. It can hold an assortment of life’s energy that yields a bounty for you. You do not need to grow just one thing in your garden. You do not need to do just one thing in your career. ”


445. “A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night. ” – Marilyn Monroe


446. “A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. ” ― Melinda Gates


447. “You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people. ” – Marsha Johnson Evans


448. “We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing. It’s time to take ownership in our success.” —Tori Burch, designer


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


450. “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our ability.” — J. K. Rowling


451. “I am proud of the woman I am today because I went through one hell of a time becoming her.”


452. “What you do has far greater impact that what you say.” — Stephen Covey


453. “Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration.” — Robin S Sharma


454. “And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” — Mark Anthony


455. “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.”


456. “I’ve never thought of myself as a female engineer, or founder, or a woman in tech. I just think of myself as someone who’s passionate. ”


457. “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.” -Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop.


458. “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.”


459. “A woman who has run a home can run a country.”


460. “A confident woman, a woman who truly knows her worth and her power is a force to be reckoned with.” – Mandy Hale


461. “If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” —Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of the U.K.


462. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”


463. “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” – Brigham Young, religious leader


464. “Call me whatever you want. It’s not going to stop me from trying to do the right thing. Because it doesn’t just affect me, it affects all the other women who are in this with me, and it affects all the other men who are in this with me too.” —Emma Watson, actor


465. “We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing. It is time to take ownership in our success. ” — Tory Burch


466. “A confident woman, a woman who truly knows her worth and her power is a force to be reckoned with. ” — Mandy Hale


467. “I embrace the label of bad feminist because I am human. I am messy. I’m not trying to be an example. I am not trying to be perfect. I am not trying to say I have all the answers. I am not trying to say I’m right. I am just trying—trying to support what I believe in, trying to do some good in this world, trying to make some noise with my writing while also being myself."


468. “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.”


469. “I’m going to encourage any type of woman. You don’t have to be a woman like me for me to encourage and support you and tell you, ‘Yes, b—h, keep on going.” – Cardi B, musician


470. “Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation. ” ― Ruth Bader Ginsburg


471. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b**ch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” — Maya Angelou


472. “One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go. ”– Sheila Murray Bethel


473. “The most dangerous woman of all is the one who refuses to rely on your sword to save her because she carries her own.”


474. “I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” — Madame C.J. Walker


475. “She remembered who she was and the game changed. ” — Lalah Deliah


476. “I never dreamt of success. I worked for it. ”


477. “Aman’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.”


478. “Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a great career.”


479. “I’m not ashamed to dress “like a woman” because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman.” – Iggy Pop, musician


480. “There is no scientific answer for success. You can’t define it. You’ve simply got to live it and do it.”


481. “You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.” — Mary Elizabeth Winstead


482. “She wasn’t born herself. She found herself over a long and treacherous road. And the more treacherous the road became, the more of herself she found.”


483. “The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.” ― Caterina Fake


484. “Dreams are lovely but they are dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change. ”


485. “If I had to embrace a definition of success, it would be that success is making the best choices we can ... and accepting them”


486. “Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.” — Margaret Thatcher


487. “A dedication to the independent woman to the one working hard for hers.” – Jamie Foxx


488. “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead. ” — Beyoncé


489. “Do not whine…do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone. ”


490. “WWoman 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.”


491. “There’s something special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness and the nerve to never take no for an answer.” —Rihanna, musical artist


492. “I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. ”


493. “I’m a strong woman. I don’t sit around feeling sorry for myself nor let people mistreat me. I don’t respond to who dictate to me or try to bring me down. If I fall I will rise up even stronger because I am a survivor and not a victim. I am in control of my life and there is nothing I can’t achieve.”


494. “Women have to harness their power – it’s absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first ‘no. ’ And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner. ” ― Cher


495. “Before feminism, work was largely defined as what men did or would do. Thus, a working woman was someone who labored outside the home for money, masculine-style.” – Gloria Steinem


496. “Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.” —Nancy Pelosi, former speaker of the House


497. “We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. ” – Marie Curie


498. “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” —Marge Piercy, poet


499. “Some women choose to follow men and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” — Lady Gaga


500. ... issues critical to hard-working American women. - Louise Slaughter


501. “I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. ” — Mary Wollstonecraft


502. “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.”


503. “Lean in, speak out, have a voice in your organization, and never use the word, ‘sorry’.” ―Trish Bertuzzi


504. “I always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success.” – Gloria Vanderbilt


505. “Good things happen to those who hustle. ” – Anaïs Nin


506. “Girls’ education is the single best investment that any society can make.” – Carol Bellamy, Former New York State senator


507. “I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else.”


508. “Don’t let fear stop you. Don’t give up because you are paralyzed by insecurity or overwhelmed by the odds, because in giving up, you give up hope. Understand that failure is a process in life, that only in trying can you enrich yourself and have the possibility of moving forward. The greatest obstacle in life is fear and giving up because of it.” — Sonia Sotomayor


509. “Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses.”


510. “How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.” – Anais Nin, writer


511. “Whatever you do, be different. If you’re different, you will stand out. ” – Anita Roddick


512. “Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” —Amelia Earhart, aviator


513. “… a woman that has a career is looked at as self-sufficient and her own man; she may not need one in her life. She is seen as lacking femininity, household un-savvy, and not a wife material.”


514. “You’re gonna be happy,” said life, “but first, I’ll make you strong.”


515. “Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.” – Mary McLeod Bethune, American educator, civil rights activist, and all around cool lady


516. “Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference. That is just not true. Often, the best thing we can do is turn down the volume. When the sound is quieter, you can actually hear what someone else is saying. And that can make a world of difference.” —Nikki Haley, former UN Ambassador


517. “She wraps herself in strength carries herself with confidence and works hard, strengthening her arms for the task at hand.”


518. “Money does not impress a hard-working woman.”


519. “What’s so great about working with really funny women is that vanity comes second. Whatever makes it real and funny, they’re going to go for, and it’s just great.” – Paul Feig


520. “Woman must not accept; she must challenge. ” ― Margaret Sanger


521. “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.” — Korhan Erdol


522. “I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness. ” — Sofia Vergara


523. “”My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion; some compassion; some humor, and some style.” — Maya Angelou


524. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”


525. “We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.” – Kavita Ramdas


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


527. “A strong woman loves, forgives, walks away, let’s go, tries again, and perseveres… does not matter what life throws at her.”


528. “It’s not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts.” —Brian White


529. “When we have to make a list of exceptions to apply a model of womanhood, it is good to ask whether that model holds much meaning.”


530. “The best protection any woman can have… is courage.”


531. “Who made man the exclusive judge, if women partake with him the gift of reason?”


532. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b*tch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”


533. “The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.”


534. “I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.”


535. “They'll tell you you're too loud, that you need to wait your turn and ask the right people for permission. Do it anyway.”