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45+ BEST SUCCESS QUOTES BY SUCCESSFUL WOMEN FOR WOMEN

This blog post contains enough success quotes by successful women to leave you pumped up for your future

MAYA ANGELOU

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Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it – Maya Angelou.

“Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait.” ~ Maya Angelou

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” ~ Maya Angelou

“You don’t need another person, place or thing to make you whole. God already did that. Your job is to know it.” ~ Maya Angelou

“When a person is going through hell, and she encounters someone who went through hellish hell and survived, then she can say, ‘Mine is not so bad as all that. She came through, and so can I.’” – Maya Angelou

“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou

“If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?” – Maya Angelou

“Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.” – Maya Angelou

“I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.” – Maya Angelou

“Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it.” – Maya Angelou

Nothing succeeds like success. Get a little success, and then just get a little more.” – Maya Angelou

Courage allows the successful woman to fail – and to learn powerful lessons from the failure – so that in the end, she didn’t fail at all.” – Maya Angelou

RUTH BADER GINSBURG

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“I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.”

“Don’t be distracted by emotions like anger, envy, and resentment. These just zap energy and waste time.”

“I’m a very strong believer in listening and learning from others.”

“Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true.”

“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”

I tell law students… if you are going to be a lawyer and just practice your profession, you have a skill—very much like a plumber. But if you want to be a true professional, you will do something outside yourself… something that makes life a little better for people less fortunate than you.”

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”

“You can’t have it all, all at once.”

“I spent no time fretting, and found a way to do what I thought important to get done.”

“So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune.”

“Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.”

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON.

success quotes by successful women

“And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.”

We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions that we will screw up royally sometimes, understanding that failure is not the opposite of success. It’s part of success!

“To live the lives we truly want and deserve, and not just the lives we settle for, we need a third measure of success that goes beyond money and power, and consists of four pillars: well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving.”

“And whenever I’d complain or was upset about something in my own life, my mother had the same advice: “Darling, just change the channel. You are in control of the clicker. Don’t replay the bad, scary movie.”

You can’t run your life from your inbox.

What is success? It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.

Vision without execution is hallucination.

Take risks. Failure is a stepping stone to success

The difference between failure and success is perseverance.

You have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid.

Being fearless doesn’t mean living a life devoid of fear, but living a life in which our fears don’t hold us back

OPRAY WINFREY.

success quotes by successful women

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”

“The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.”

“You look at yourself and you accept yourself for who you are, and once you accept yourself for who you are you become a better person.”

“If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.”

“In the mist of Difficulty lies Opportunity.”

“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”

“You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love – who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.”

“The way to choose happiness is to follow what is right and real and the truth for you. You can never be happy living someone else’s dream. Live your own. And you will for sure know the meaning of happiness.”

“Bravery shows up in everyday life when people have the courage to live their truth, their vision and their dreams.”

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE

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“I attribute my success to this:—I never gave or took an excuse.”

“If I could give you information of my life it would be to show how a woman of very ordinary ability has been led by God in strange and unaccustomed paths to do in His service what He has done in her. And if I could tell you all, you would see how God has done all, and I nothing. I have worked hard, very hard, that is all; and I have never refused God anything.”

“Live life when you have it. Life is a splendid gift-there is nothing small about it.”

“Let whoever is in charge keep this simple question in her head (not, how can I always do this right thing myself, but) how can I provide for this right thing to be always done?”

Oh, leave these jargons, and go your way straight to God’s work, in simplicity and singleness of heart.”

“So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.”

“To be a fellow worker with God is the highest aspiration of which we can conceive man capable.”

“Our first journey is to find that special place for us.”

“Ignite the mind’s spark to rise the sun in you.”

“Jesus Christ raised women above the condition of mere slaves, mere ministers to the passions of the man, raised them by His sympathy, to be Ministers of God.”

MOTHER TERESA

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Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best.

If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive.

Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.

If you cannot feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, and kindness in your smile.

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

“It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.”

“It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.”

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.”

“If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.”

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”

“Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.”

HELEN KELLER.

success quotes by successful women

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.”

“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.”

“Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”

“People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.”

“What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me.”

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

“Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.”

“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.”

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement”

ROSA PARKS.

success quotes by successful women

“Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.”

“We must have courage — determination — to go on with the task of becoming free — not only for ourselves, but for the nation and the world — cooperate with each other. Have faith in God and ourselves.”

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

“I do the very best I can to look upon life with optimism and hope and looking forward to a better day, but I don’t think there is any such thing as complete happiness.”

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”

Extra

Really take the time to focus on finding your voice and making sure that whatever you’re creating is of high quality and is useful for people in their everyday lives – Brit Morin.

If you think you can’t, you won’t. If you think you can, you will – Linda Ward.

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

“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” – Leymah Gbowee

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

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

“I firmly believe you never should spend your time being the former anything.” – Condoleezza Rice

All these quotes by successful women are to inspire you on your success journey.

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