10 Empowering Quotes From Some Truly Inspiring Females

September 16, 2014 Posted by admin - No Comments

Whether you’re feeling a little lackluster, in need of some motivation or simply in search of some words of wisdom, the time is always right for an empowering quote! To get your spirits soaring, we’ve compiled a collection of our favorite proclamations from some of the most inspirational women around.

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On vulnerability…

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable but they’re never weakness” – Brene Brown, author and public speaker.

Too many people these days see vulnerability as an undesirable weakness. Yet it’s safe to say that every woman feels vulnerable at some point in her life. Rather than quash the feelings and see them as something to be ashamed of, Brown encourages women to see vulnerability in a more positive light.

On love…

“I am young, yes, but what I have learned is that love, the beauty of it, the joy of it and yes, even the pain of it is the most incredible gift to give and to receive as a human being. And we deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise” – Ellen Page, actress and feminist.

For centuries, anyone and everyone has voiced their thoughts on the soaring highs and heart-breaking lows of love. This contemporary outlook from Ms. Page wonderfully insightful and we love the message that everyone deserves to love and be loved!

On feminism…

“If feminism wasn’t powerful, if feminism wasn’t influential, people wouldn’t spend so much time putting it down” – Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing, author and activist.

Hear hear Jess! We’re all about feminism and can’t support fierce females enough!

On discrimination…

“I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that’s how I operate my life” – Oprah Winfrey, talk show host, author and philanthropist.

Whether it’s skin color, sex, background, employment status or any other form of discrimination, Oprah maintains that excellence is the answer to overcoming prejudice!

On hope and faith… 

“For we walk by faith, and not by sight” – 2 Corinthians 5:7

As a mother of two, professional publicist, university graduate and founder of The Sitota Collection, Yvette Gayle is one inspirational lady! Yet it’s not all smooth sailing and when she needs a little motivation, Yvette loves to recall the above biblical quote. It reminds people that having intangible faith in God, life or even just yourself is far more important than focusing on what you can physically see in front of you.

On career…

“I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life” – Hillary Clinton

It can be difficult to juggle life as a career woman and a wife/mother and everyone has to deal with their own individual situations. For women that do choose to pursue their careers against all odds, Hilary Clinton is a fantastic role model.

On speaking your mind…

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud” – Coco Chanel

As well as being a designer, Coco Chanel used fashion to challenging the norms of gender specific clothing.  She may not have considered herself a feminist but she definitely had some pioneering ideas that helped liberate women!

On criticism…

“Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you” – Hilary Clinton, former US Secretary of State

Every woman runs into a little criticism in her life. According to Hilary, it’s what you do with it that really matters!

On getting things done…

“If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman” – Margaret Thatcher, former UK Prime Minister.

This one is a little on the cheeky side but when was Margaret Thatcher ever one to hold back on her opinion?

On self-love…

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world” – Lucille Ball, model, actress and studio exec.

A little self-love goes a long way! We can’t emphasize this enough and encourage all ladies to love themselves for who they are!