14 Empowering Quotes We Could All Live By

It’s time we celebrated female strength and look to some amazing women who inspire us all. Sometimes we need to know that others feel the same way or for someone else to say out loud what we’re thinking.

Here are some of our favourite uplifting quotes:

  1. “I think women are scared of feeling powerful and strong and brave sometimes. There’s nothing wrong with being afraid. It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it and sometimes you just have to blast through and have faith.” – Emma Watson
  2. “I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.” – Michelle Obama
  3. “Figure out who you are separate from your family, and the man or woman you’re in a relationship with. 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 because with that, you can do anything else.” – Angelina Jolie
  4. “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” – Beyoncé
  5. “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
  6. “A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel

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  8. “You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.” – Dolly Parton
  9. “Some failure in life is inevitable. 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
  10.  “There’s something so 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
  11. “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world” – Marilyn Monroe
  12. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estée Lauder
  13. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for – Jennifer Lopez
  14. “All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time.” – Julie Andrews

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Emma Rinaldi