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! 2 Responses Sizzi May 22, 2015 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 Reply Melissa May 26, 2015 This is a great quote! Reply Start a Conversation Cancel a Conversation Connect with Enter your WordPress.com blog URL http://.wordpress.com Proceed Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.