Quotes by women for women

By: Nina of Take Charge Ladies

Need a pick me up? Find some inspiration in these quotes by some incredible women.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
-Margaret Thatcher, politician
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 lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
– Eleanor Roosevelt, activist
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
-Eleanor Roosevelt, activist
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
-Judy Garland, singer/actress
Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.
– Janis Joplin, singer
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
– Helen Keller, author/activist
Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
– Ella Fitzgerald, singer
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
-Dolly Parton, singer
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
-Maureen Dowd, New York Times columnist
There are two ways of spreading light … To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.
– Edith Wharton, author

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