10 Inspiring Quotes from Remarkable Women

Women wear a lot of hats. They undertake many different roles – mothers, daughters, executives, dreamers, doers etc. Following is a list of favourite inspirational quotes from successful women around the world, who did not give up and made it big.

long distance swimmer Diana Nyad

1) ‘I am willing to put myself through anything, temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often painful process.’

Diana Nyad (American author, journalist and long distance swimmer) Image Source

2) ‘Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.’

Harriet Beecher Stowe (19th century author, activist and abolitionist)


Eleanor Roosevelt

3) ‘I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.’

Eleanor Roosevelt (Politician, diplomat and activist) Image Source

4) ‘I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.’

Frida Kahlo – (Mexican artist and feminist)

5) ‘Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.’

Anne Sweeney – (Former President of Disney-ABC Television Group)

6) ‘I don’t believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don’t judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.’

Angelina Jolie – (Everyone knows Angelina Jolie!)

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7) ‘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 (CEO of Yahoo) Image source

8) ‘I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.’

Virginia Rometty (CEO of IBM)

9) ‘Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.’

Toni Morrison (Novelist, editor and professor)

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10) ‘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.’

Arianna Huffington (Co-founder and Editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post) Image Source