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40 quotes from great women

We've listed 40 amazing quotes from great women around the world for your inspiration.

1. “If I stop to kick every barking dog I am not going to get where I’m going.” - Jackie Joyner-Kersee

2. “I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.” - Joan Rivers

3. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” - Malala Yousafzai

4. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” - Estée Lauder

5. “Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” - Beyoncé Knowles Carter

6. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” - Amelia Earhart

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

8. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” - Lucille Ball

9. “I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.” - Dilma Rousseff

10. “If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” - Erica Jong

11. “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” - Peggy O’Mara

12. “No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.” - Martha Beck

13. “Done is better than perfect.” - Sheryl Sandberg

14. “One of the secrets to staying young is to always do things you don’t know how to do, to keep learning.” - Ruth Reichl

15. “Be first and be lonely.” - Ginni Rometty

16. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” - Madeleine Albright

17. “Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” - Oprah Winfrey

18. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” - Jane Goodall

19. “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” - Marge Piercy

20. “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” - Coco Chanel

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

22. “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.” - Hillary Clinton

23. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

24. “If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances.” - Sallie Krawcheck

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

26. “Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.” - Jodie Foster

27. “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” - Arianna Huffington

28. “I’m always perpetually out of my comfort zone.” - Tory Burch

29. “Everyone shines, given the right lighting.” - Susan Cain

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

31. “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.” - Margaret Thatcher

32. “There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” - Indira Gandhi

33. “All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time.” - Julie Andrews

34. “You have trust in what you think. If you splinter yourself and try to please everyone, you can’t.” - Annie Leibovitz

35. “When you’re through changing, you’re through.” - Martha Stewart

36. “When I believe in something, I’m like a dog with a bone.” - Melissa McCarthy

37. “I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said.” - Thuli Madonsela

38. “It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.” - Emma Watson

39. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” - Anaïs Nin

40. “Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” - Harper Lee

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