15 Quotes From Powerful Women That Will Amp Your Motivation


When it comes to mustering up motivation, we can talk to our friends, read a seriously empowering book or even meditate. But sometimes, sourcing it from the strongest women out there is the best way to go. These words of wisdom from 16 powerful women are certain to lift you up, making you feel like you can own the world.


“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” — Malala Yousafzai

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“Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.” — Grace Hopper


“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” — Janis Joplin


“The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” — Anne Frank

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“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions. Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” — Tina Fey


“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” — J.K. Rowling

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“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” — Maya Angelou


“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” — Coco Chanel


“I know for sure that what we dwell on is what we become.” — Oprah Winfrey


“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” — Wilma Rudolph

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“It needs to be said and heard: it’s okay to be who you are.” – Hailee Steinfeld


“Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience. Don’t be afraid to fail.” — Michelle Obama

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“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” — Gloria Steinem


“We’re here for a reason. I believe that reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” – Whoopi Goldberg


“I’m very interested in truth, in finding ways to be messy and unsure and flawed and incredible and great and my fullest self, all wrapped into one.” — Emma Watson