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A collection of Inspirational quotes by women that aim to provide a more powerful view of women and their role in life, to motivate women to step out of limiting self-beliefs that keep them stuck in roles of lack of power, submissiveness, victimhood, abuse and lack of self worth.

It is from this place of self-worth and empowerment that we can look at the world as a place where we can freely express who we are and surround ourselves with people who honour love and respect us as we honour, love and respect ourselves.

The First rule is to honour yourself!
By honouring yourself and treating yourself with respect, you set the stage up for others to treat you with respect.

The following quotes by women aim to provide you with new ways to view yourself and to motivate and inspire you to move out of powerless-ness and limitation, and into the fullness of who you are as a human being.




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Woman must not accept; she must challenge.
She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her;
she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.

~ Margaret Sanger ~

"The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off."

~ Gloria Steinem ~

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

~ Anais Nin ~

People with clenched fists can not shake hands.

~ Indira Gandhi ~

So many gods, so many creeds,
So many paths that wind and wind,
While just the art of being kind,
Is all this sad world needs.

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox ~

We need 4 hugs a day for survival.
We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance.
We need 12 hugs a day for growth.

~ Virginia Satir ~

People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light from within.

~ Elizabeth Kübler-Ross ~

There are two ways of spreading light ...
To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.

~ Edith Wharton ~

The people we are in relationship with
are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs,
and simultaneously we are mirrors, reflecting their beliefs.
So... relationship is one of the most powerful tools for growth....
If we look honestly at our relationships,
we can see so much about how we have created them.

~ Shakti Gawain ~

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.

~ Alice Walker ~

Courage is like a muscle.
We strengthen it with use.

~ Ruth Gordon ~

You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don't try.

~ Beverly Sills ~

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we are not really living.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.

~ Gail Sheehy ~

The best index to a person's character is
a) how he treats people who can't do him any good and
b) how he treats people who can't fight back.

~ Abigail Van Buren ~

It's not what you call me, but what I answer to.

~ African proverb ~

A woman is the full circle.
Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.

~ Diane Mariechild ~

Cut not the wings of your dreams,
for they are the heartbeat and the freedom of your soul.

~ Flavia ~

I'm not afraid of storms,
for I'm learning to sail my ship.

~ Louisa May Alcott ~

Look at everything as though you were
seeing it either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.

~ Betty Smith ~

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 ~

You take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.

~ Erica Jong ~

If you look at what you have in life,
You'll always have more.
If you look at what you don't have in life,
You'll never have enough.

~ Oprah Winfrey ~

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

~ Anais Nin ~

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
what is essential is invisible to the eye.

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ~

We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.

~ Emily Dickinson ~

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.

~ Indira Ghandi

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards:
they try to have more things, or more money,
in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier.
The way it actually works is the reverse.
You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do,
in order to have what you want.

~ Margaret Young ~

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.

~ Mary Jean Irion ~

Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves.
We must learn to respect them.
We must learn to listen.

~ Sarah Ban Breathnach ~

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed.
But when we are silent, we are still afraid.
So it is better to speak.

~ Audre Lorde ~

If you do not tell the truth about yourself
you cannot tell it about other people.

~ Virginia Woolf ~

Remove those 'I want you to like me' stickers from your forehead
and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good --
on your mirror!

~ Susan Jeffers

Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
Your words are the greatest power you have.
The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.

~ Sonia Croquette ~




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