Life & Work

Inspiration Quotes From The Most Iconic Women of All Time

In honor of the beautiful life of the great Maya Angelou, it seems only fitting that we take a look at some inspirational quotes from the most iconic women of all time. Throughout generations women of all ages, educational levels and race have taught us lessons and shown examples of great tenacity. Their quotes have the power to get us through even the most challenging times – from work to personal – and can help us shape our own plan for how we will reach out dreams. Read on for a peek at words of wisdom that will leave you ready to tackle life’s greatest challenges.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. –Maya Angelou

It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. –Susan B. Anthony

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. –Janis Joplin

You become what you believe. –Oprah Winfrey

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. –Rosa Parks

Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. –Harriet Beecher Stowe

Parents can only give good advice or put them[children] on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. –Anne Frank

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. – Mother Theresa

Do you have any favorite quotes that help you get through challenging times?