My 18 Favorite Encouraging Quotes By Inspiring Women

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In honor of my 18th birthday and National Women’s History Week, I would like to share some of my favorite encouraging quotes by inspiring women. I hope you get empowered by My Favorite Lists, fearless ladies!

Jacqueline Kennedy – Onassis

Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.  She married Aristotle Onassis in 1968 and following his death in 1975, she had a career as a book editor for the final two decades of her life. We also share the same first name. 

#1 We should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them. We should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them. 

#2 In the event you bungle elevating your sons or daughters, I do not imagine regardless of what else you are doing nicely issues very considerably.

In the event you bungle elevating your sons or daughters, I do not imagine regardless of what else you are doing nicely issues very considerably.

#3 A great goal in life is the only fortune worth finding.

A great goal in life is the only fortune worth finding.

Maya Angelou

Marguerite Annie Johnson was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focused on her early adult experiences. 

#4 Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

#5 If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.

#6 Each of us, famous or infamous, is a role model for somebody, and if we aren’t, we should behave as though we are — cheerful, kind, loving, courteous. Because you can be sure someone is watching and taking deliberate and diligent notes.

Each of us, famous or infamous, is a role model for somebody, and if we aren't, we should behave as though we are -- cheerful, kind, loving, courteous. Because you can be sure someone is watching and taking deliberate and diligent notes.

#7 If you are going down a road and don’t like what’s in front of you, and look behind you and don’t like what you see, get off the road. Create a new path!

If you are going down a road and don't like what's in front of you, and look behind you and don't like what you see, get off the road. Create a new path!

#8 When you learn, teach, when you get, give.

When you learn, teach, when you get, give.

Oprah Winfrey

Orpah Gail Winfrey is a businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show.

#9 If you’re sitting around waiting on somebody to save you, to fix you, to even help you, you are wasting your time because only you have the power to take responsibility to move your life forward

If you're sitting around waiting on somebody to save you, to fix you, to even help you, you are wasting your time because only you have the power to take responsibility to move your life forward

#10 I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.

I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.

#11 If you don’t heal the wounds of your childhood, you bleed into the future.

If you don't heal the wounds of your childhood, you bleed into the future.

J.K. Rowling 

Joanne Rowling, writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, screenwriter, and producer who is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series. 

#12 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 have failed by default.

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 have failed by default.

#13 I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.

I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.

#14 I think you have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently.

I think you have a moral responsibility when you've been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently.

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Kara Sandberg is the chief operating officer (COO) of Facebook and founder of Leanin.org (also known as the Lean In Foundation). Before she joined Facebook as its COO, Sandberg was vice president of global online sales and operations at Google.

#15 We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.

We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.

#16 Next time you’re about to call your daughter bossy, take a deep breath and say, ‘My daughter has executive leadership skills.’

Next time you're about to call your daughter bossy, take a deep breath and say, 'My daughter has executive leadership skills.'

#17 When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands. When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated and ambitious. Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier.

When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands. When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated and ambitious. Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier.

#18 Aiming for perfection causes frustration at best and paralysis at worst.

Aiming for perfection causes frustration at best and paralysis at worst.

 

Which quote/s from My Favorite Lists’ post did you like best? Do you have anecdotes or passages from some empowered women that you would like to tell us? Please share this post with your friends if you found this quotes inspiring and encouraging!

 

All the best!

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  1. I am going to have to use the quote about executive leadership skills. I also like the one about not trying to be normal. How boring would life be if I just wanted to be normal?

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  2. I can’t decide! They’re all lovely quotes, lol. But if I have to pick one, it would be JK Rowling’s #12 quote. There are times in my life that I would hate myself for failing at something. This is a great reminder for everyone who feels down for not meeting their expectation at something. Each failure is a learning.

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