Famous Inspirational Quotations by Women

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Famous inspirational quotations by women

Famous inspirational quotations are for everyone to read and enjoy. There are so many quotes that inspire, that I have devided them into two parts. This page will be inspirational quotes by famous women.





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I like living. I have sometimes been widly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Agatha Christie

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in your life to celebrate.
Oprah Winfrey

You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.
Ethel Barrymore

It is easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing-that's the Lord's test.
Mahalia Jackson

If you've made mistakes...there is always another chance for you...you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Mary Pickford

Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway.
Mary C. Crowley

Of all the joys that lighten suffering earth, what joy is welcomed like a new born child?
Caroline Norton

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Keller

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
Martha Washington

The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one.
Joan Baez

There is a way to look at the past. Don't hide from it. It will not catch you if you don't repeat it.
Pearl Bailey

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.
Ethel Barrymore

Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna, or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.
Barbara Walters

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.
Martha Washington

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
Grandma Moses

My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
Indira Gandhi

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
Amelia Earhart

You just don't luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities.
Barbara Bush

Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture.
Helen Hayes

People change and forget to tell each other.
Lillian Hellman

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Famous inspirational quotations by women

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
Erica Jong

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Sophia Loren

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
Mother Teresa

Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.
Cynthia Nelms

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller

You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims.
Harriet Woods

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Maya Angelou

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway.
Mary Kay Ash

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence, by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face...we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; This, too, shall pass.
Ann Landers

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Helen Keller

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me."
Erma Bombeck

Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death.
Jacqueline Kennedy

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Rosa Parks

Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.
Shirley Chisholm

The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.
Hillary Clinton

I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.
Sylvia Plath

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.
Bette Davis



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