We all need a little inspiration sometimes, when times are tough. Don’t take it as a sign of weakness, no one is able to succeed in life completely on their own. When you’re feeling beaten down or depressed, look to the wisdom from strong women who can let you know that you’re not alone in your trials and tribulations.
1) Emily Elizabeth Dickinson, American Poet (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886):
“We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise; And then, if we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies.”
2) Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Physicist and Chemist (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934):
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”
3) Alice Walker, American author (The Color Purple) and Activist, (born February 9, 1944)
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
4) Anne Sweeney, President of Walt Disney, (born November 4, 1957)
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”
5) J.K Rowling, Novelist (Author of the Harry Potter), (born 31 July 1965)
“It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
6) Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, American Politician, (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962)
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
7) Mother Teresa (August 1910 – September 1997):
I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.
8) Maya Angelou, African-American author and poet (April, 1928 – May, 2014)
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
9) Mae West, American actress (August, 1893 – November, 1980)
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
10) Marilyn Monroe, American actress (June, 1926 – August, 1962)
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
11) Maya Angelou, African-American author and poet (April, 1928 – May, 2014)
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
12) J.K. Rowling, Novelist (Author of the Harry Potter), (born 31 July 1965)
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
13) Marilyn Monroe, American actress (June, 1926 – August, 1962)
“If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.”
14) Toni Morrison, American novelist (born 1931)
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
15) Harper Lee, American novelist (April 1926 – February 2016)
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
16) Dolly Parton, American singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman(born January, 1946)
“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”