Women are wonderful. Yes, I am a women and I believe this strongly. Some days, I feel less than wonderful and find myself needing some words of wisdom to get through the day. Inspirational quotes are a great way to remind yourself just how wonderful you are and to give you that boost of motivation to overcome any obstacle. There are many great quotes out there that pertain to women, but these are just a few of my favorite. They help me through my lows and I hope they will help you too!


“You just have to go after what you want and if it doesn’t want you back, then it didn’t deserve you anyhow.” – Nicole Richie


This is absolutely one of my favorite quotes in the world. I adore Nicole Richie to begin with, because I love her style and I think she is hilarious, but no one ever gives her the credit she deserves. I have the utmost respect for her after reading her book and knowing the struggles she faced growing up. This quote always reminds me that if I chase a dream and it doesn’t work out, it wasn’t meant to be and there is something better out there.


“Sometimes in life, you may not feel like a winner, but that doesn’t mean you’re not a winner.” – Lady Gaga


I also have a lot of respect for Lady Gaga. That woman doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her and that is admirable in my opinion. On days when I don’t feel like I’m winning at life, I think of her quote, and I feel better, because I am a winner. We are all winners. We are just entitled to a bad day now and then.


“Don’t ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” – Lady Gaga


Many times, we are afraid to be who we are because we are afraid of being judged by someone else. I feel like this quote is absolutely perfect. You should never be ashamed of who you are! Embrace it!


“Sometimes things (parts) come along when it is the perfect time for you to do them.” – Jessica Lange


Jessica Lange is by far one of my favorite actresses. She has overcome a lot of struggles in her life and on days when we feel things are not going our way, I think it is best to remember her words and know that things are not going our way because it’s not the right time yet.


“I love to see a young woman go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick some ass”. –Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou is such an influential woman, who has accomplished so much. I just love this quote because it makes me want to take on challenges because in the end, I know I can accomplish what I set out to.


“Just watch, all of you men. I’ll show you what a woman can do…I’ll go across the country, I’ll race to the Moon… I’ll never look back.” – Edna Gardner Whyte


Edna Gardner Whyte’s quote is perfect to me because women can do anything men can do. I would never let a man tell me he could do something I could not because I know I could prove him wrong, and so can you!


“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand


In life, you need no one’s permission to accomplish everything you set out to. There is no one to stop a strong-willed woman following her dreams.                  .


“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.” – Rhonda Hansome


I love, love, love this! It really shows that a woman can do anything a man can do, plus so much more!


“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert


This quote makes perfect sense to me. Don’t wish for things to happen, but instead, stand up, get out there and get things done.


“Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses.” – Madame Marie du Deffand


Finally, we all have weaknesses, but instead of focusing on them, use them to become a stronger person. When you overcome a weakness, you can overcome almost anything!


The next time you need a bit of inspiration, just think of these quotes by some awesome women and you will see that you feel a lot better!


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