Top 5 Inspirational Quotes for Women

Words of wisdom from 5 famous females

Throughout history, there have been both dark and shining moments for women all over the globe. They have fought oppression and violence on national levels, and the small quiet battles inside their homes. They have sung out in glory and triumph and encouraged others to do so. Through their words, women have inspired the hearts of many. Here are a few motivational quotes that display the bravery and courage past women have exhibited and desired for generations of girls to come.

Mother Teresa

“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.”

Mother Teresa spoke of the amazing work of the nuns in Calcutta, India, but also of the ability each woman has to transform her own world with acts of love.

Anne Frank

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

Trapped in the violent turmoil of World War II, Anne Frank recognized the gift each girl has to change the world, if only she would take a step in that direction.

Helen Keller

“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.”

Born without the ability to see, hear or speak, Helen Keller rose above her difficulties and changed the way others saw the disabled. In this quote, she challenges women everywhere to not be overcome by the massive amount of work that needs to be done, but to start with what they know they can handle, an inspiring and wise suggestion.

Oprah Winfrey

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.”

Oprah Winfrey grew up with very little and, with persistence and determination, created the international career she has today. In this quote, she reminds women that life doesn’t have short cuts, and there is no easy way. She inspires them to follow her example: to set their minds on what they want and go out and achieve it.

Audrey Hepburn

“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”

This award-winning actress was known all over the world for her brilliant performance and her dedication to UNICEF. She walked the red carpets with the rich, and the slums of Africa with the poor. This quote reminds women everywher, that human life is the most precious commodity on the globe and should be treated as such. It inspires them to remember that they as well should be renewed, and to never let anyone make them feel as if they have no value and can be thrown away.

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