Need a new mantra or a dose of inspiration? Turn to these inspiring quotes by some of the most amazing women of the past and present. 

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.

-Estee Lauder

You can’t get spoiled if you do your own ironing.

-Meryl Streep

Character. Intelligence. Strength. Style. That makes beauty.

-Diane Von Furstenburg

The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.

-Amelia Earhart

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

-Maya Angelou

Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your instinct.

Barbara Corcoran

No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.

-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.

-Helen Keller

Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

-Oprah Winfrey

I stay fat because it just wouldn’t be fair to all the thin people if I were this good-looking, intelligent, funny, and thin. It’s a public service, really.

-Rebel Wilson

Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.

-Elizabeth Gilbert

I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.

-Amy Poehler

Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.

-Ruth Gordon

Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you.

-Heidi Johnsonbarba

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.

-Lucille Ball

If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.

-Katharine Hepburn

Which of these quotes inspires you? Share your own favorite in the comments!

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  1. Sizzi

    I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.

    -Lucille Ball

    I like this one because if I keep thinking about something, I have this tenacious attitude to try and then at least I know. If it doesn’t work out, and I ever dare to try again, at least I’ve learned and end up doing better!
    Sizzi

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