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15 Quotes by Women to Inspire You When You Need Strength

Some days you feel like you can rule the world, and other days it can be difficult to leave the comfort of your bed in the morning. Some days you probably think you’re invincible, while other times someone could say the wrong thing and break you down. We all have bad days and it’s important to remember that you’re not alone.  Follow these inspirational women’s examples in living life to the fullest and picking yourself up when you need strength.

1. For when you feel like being yourself isn’t good enough:

“Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you. Womanhood is everything that’s inside of you.” – Viola Davis

2. For when you feel like a failure:

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” J.K. Rowling

3. For when you are feeling scared of that exam, going skydiving, the future, anything:

“I say I am stronger than fear.” Malala Yousafzai

4. For when you are hesitant to make a decision or act on something you’re passionate about:

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

5. For when you don’t know what you want to do with your future career:

“What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

6. For when you are afraid to take a risk:

“I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger.” – Mia Hamm

7. For when you feel ashamed of where you come from, what you have done, or any other adversities you have faced:

“Owning our own story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.” – Brene Brown

8. For when you are spending all your time overthinking:

“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey

9. For when you are ashamed of having fears:

“It’s not about the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.” – Emma Watson

10. For when you feel put down or like less of a person for being who you are:

“I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.” – Ellen DeGeneres

11. For when you feel like everyone is criticizing you:

“If I stop to kick every barking dog I am not going to get where I’m going.”   – Jackie Joyce-Kersee

12. For when you are feeling sorry for yourself:

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

– Barbara Corcoran

13. For when you’re feeling regretful:

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.”  – Lucille Ball

14. For when you don’t like where you are:

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

15. For when you feel like a victim:

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron


Article written by GUADS guest writer, Jacque


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