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30 empowering quotes for the month of women’s history

Who are the women in your life? Are they mothers or sisters? Daughters or friends? What about the women who inspire you? Your teachers or coaches, your boss or your co-workers, even actors or athletes that you look up to?

In honor of the Month of Women’s History, we celebrate it all today, this month, and always. Your ambition. Your strength. Your courage. Start with these 30 powerful quotes from women of all generations.

“Owning our history can be difficult, but nowhere near as difficult as spending our lives running away.” – Brené Brown

“If you don’t see a clear path to what you want, sometimes you have to do it yourself.” – Mindy Kaling

“I think beauty comes from knowing who you are. This is real beauty to me. “- Ellen DeGeneres

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life it’s the power to use your voice.” – Michelle Obama

“Know what kindles the light in you so that you can illuminate the world in your own way.” – Oprah Winfrey

“If you really pour your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.” – Emma Watson

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I am possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn

“The hardest part is deciding to act. the rest is just persistence. “- Amelia Earhart

“You can suffer many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Indeed, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats so that you know who you are, what to rise from, and how to still emerge from it. “- Maya Angelou

“We just have to be kinder to ourselves. Can you imagine how much better we would be if we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend? “- Meghan Markle

“One of the first steps to happiness is deciding that you want to be happy and knowing what that means.” – Julia Roberts

“Emphasize the positive, not the negative. It sounds so mundane, but a lot of people will pick something to complain about instead of saying, “Hey, that was great!” It’s not hard to find great stuff by looking. “- Betty White

“I don’t believe in perfection. I don’t think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy. “- Reese Witherspoon

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

“I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets. “- Grace Kelly

“There are people out there who are fighting and I am fighting and it’s okay to put up with the fact that it’s going to be a little trip.” – Chrissy Teigen

“I have come to believe that the pursuit of happiness is not a frivolous endeavor. It is honorable and necessary. And most people even forget to think about it. “- Goldie Hawn

“When you are comfortable and know yourself, you will shine and shine and other people will be attracted to you.” – Dolly Parton

“If you were born with the weakness to fall, you were born with the strength to rise.” – Rupi Kaur

“Just being alive is a great thing.” – Agatha Christie

“The older I get, the more strength I seem to have to help the world. I’m like a snowball – the further I’ve rolled, the more I win. “- Susan B. Anthony

“Love you first and everything else will be in harmony. You really have to love yourself to do something in this world. “- Lucille Ball

“Ultimately, we can endure a lot more than we think.” – Frida Kahlo

“The challenge is not to be perfect … it is to be whole.” – Jane Fonda

“I really think that a champion is not defined by his victories, but by how he can recover when he falls.” – Serena Williams

“Avoiding hazards is no safer in the long run than direct exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the brave. “- Helen Keller

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to be utterly ridiculous than utterly boring.” – Marilyn Monroe

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

“True freedom means understanding that we have a choice of who and what we allow to have power over us.” – Meryl Streep

“I’ve learned over the years that choosing is less of an issue. knowing what to do removes fear. “- Rosa Parks

This article was originally published and updated in March 2020.
Photo by Crystal Sing / Twenty20.com

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Madison Plott is the multimedia content producer for SUCCESS. With a degree in Journalism from Southern Methodist University, she has a passion for creative storytelling both on and off camera. Outside of work, Madison loves figure skating, fashion, and spending time with her friends and family.


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