Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.”
Clare Boothe Luce*

Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over.
Bella Abzug*

I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.
Susan B. Anthony*

Just watch, all of you men. I’ll show you what a woman can do…I’ll go across the country, I’ll race to the Moon… I’ll never look back.
Edna Gardner Whyte*

There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.
Alphonse De Lamartine*

Just put on your makeup and get out there and do it.
Emma Bunton*

I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.
Max Lerner*

Just trying to do something-just being there, showing up-is how we get braver. Self-esteem is about doing.
Joy Browne*

The best protection any woman can have … is courage.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton*

If there’s one thing you’ve got to hold on to, it’s the courage to fight!
Bessie Delany*

Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
Mary Tyler Moore*

I want to do is because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.
Amelia Earhart


I think the key is for women not to set any limits.
Martina Navratilova*

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.
Nora Robertsw*

If you don’t risk anything you risk even more.
Erica Jong*

When people say, “It can’t be done,” or “You don’t have what it takes,” it makes the task all the more interesting.
Lynn Hill*

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash*

Put all your excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.
Zig Ziglar*

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
Ella Fitzgerald*

You gain strength, experience and confidence by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt*

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
Dorothy Thompson


Don’t go through life, grow through life.
Eric Butterworth*

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, and the teachers-but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.
Katharine Hepburn*

I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do something I can do.
Helen Keller*

You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing.
Rene Descartes*

Every wall is a door.
Ralph Waldo Emerson*

No life is so hard that you can’t make it easier by the way you take it.
Ellen Glasgow*

Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Jean de la Bruyere*

Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.
Mario Fernandez*

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?
Marian Wright Edelman*

I am grateful for all my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.
J. C. Penney


A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.
Nancy Rathburn*

Being strong means rejoicing in who you are, complete with imperfections.
Margaret Woodhouse*

Nature says to a woman: ‘Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to, but be respected, that is essential.’
Pierre Beaumarchais*

Women are always beautiful.
Ville Valo*

As long as you smile, have sparkly eyes and stick your shoulders back, nobody’s going to notice your bum or your waist or your feet, for that matter.
Cat Deeley*

What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon also be beautiful.

Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.
Rosalind Russell*

I am so beautiful, sometimes people weep when they see me. And it has nothing to do with what I look like really, it is just that I gave myself the power to say that I am beautiful, and if I could do that, maybe there is hope for them too. And the great divide between the beautiful and the ugly will cease to be. Because we are all what we choose.
Margaret Cho*

No one can disgrace us but ourselves.
Henry Wheeler Shaw*

We need to find the courage to say ‘NO’ to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.
Barbara De Angelis*

We gain power in our refusal to accept less than we deserve.
Smber Hollibaugh*

If you value yourself, you understand that you are a gift to anyone you meet.
Rhonda Britten*

If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.
Louise L. Hay

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