We have a rich history of women whose inspirational quotes can motivate, inspire and encourage you to be the best version of yourself.  I thought I would share some of my favourites!  Here are 50 Inspirational Quotes to help you Rise and Shine – in your career (and life in general!)

“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” – Barbara Corcoran

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” – Golda Meir

“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the water-slide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”- Oprah Winfrey

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

“I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” – Ginni Rometty

“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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“I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.” – Maya Angelou

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” –  Sheryl Sandberg

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” –  J.K. Rowling

“Women asking for raises should not only know their value, but they should ask with the confidence that they’re helping the company to be successful.” –  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

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“I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” – Louise Hay

“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir

“I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger.” – Mia Hamm

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams!” – Gabby Douglas

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“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

“The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world.” – Ashley Rickards

“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” – Ruth Gordon

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” – Ingrid Bergman

“And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk more.” – Erica Jong

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

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“Not knowing you can’t do something, is sometimes all it takes to do it.” – Ally Carter

“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.”- Madonna

“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

“The best protection any woman can have … is courage.” –Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world see us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world.” – Arlene Rankin

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

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“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.”- Sheila Murray Bethel

“Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.”- Margaret Sanger

“I am a woman with thoughts and questions and sh*t to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.” – Amy Schumer

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

“Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.” – Anne Frank

“Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez

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“You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” – Melissa Etheridge

“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”- Rosalynn Carter

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” – Catherine Cook

“It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.” – Byron Katie

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” -Arianna Huffington

“When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.”
Diane Von Furstenberg

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I hope you found those inspirational quotes as useful as I have,  I’d love to hear any that you have been inspired by so i can share them with the Generation Women community.

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