Quotes For Women

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Inspirational Quotes For Women

  1. If you are vulnerable, you need to get strong. And being strong, you can be vulnerable.

–Joan Perry

  1. It’s in her struggle that the butterfly learns to fly.

–Lyn Gianni

  1. Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain.


  1. When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them but protect them against you, you may know that your society is doomed.

­   -­-Ayn Rand

  1. If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoing a transformation.

­    -­­-Jiddu Krishnamurti

  1. Knowing how you actually want to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have. Generating those feelings is the most powerfully creative thing you can do with your life.

–Danielle LaPorte, The Desire Map

  1. Whenever you start guiding yourself by caring about how you feel, you start guiding yourself back to your Stream of Source Energy, and that’s where your clarity is; that’s where your joy is; that’s where your flexibility is; that’s where your balance is; that’s where your good ideas come from. That is where all of the good stuff is accessed from.

–Abraham Hicks

  1. The outside of me looked great, the inside of me felt horrible. I asked, ‘how can I make the inside of me feel as good as the outside looks?’; I was asked to value the inner attunement of me as much as the outer attainment, which was ruling my life and making me miserable.

–Joan Perry

  1. The point of life is happiness.

–The Dalai Lama

  1. The soul always desires that which will reveal its true nature.

-­­-Danielle LaPorte

  1. Peacefulness is the indicator of who you really are. Conversely, feeling like an aggravated bag of worry balls is an indicator that you are out of touch with your greatness.

–Danielle LaPorte

  1. What you seek is seeking you.


  1. Longing, felt full, carries us to belonging.

–Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance

  1. So when you are jammed up or feeling hopeless, or blind with rage, play the desired card: ‘I desire harmony.” “Confidence please.” “Freedom, thank you.”

–Danielle LaPorte

  1. A desire is anything but frivolous. It is the interface between you and that which is greater than you. No desire is meaningless or inconsequential. If it pulls you, even a little bit, it will take everyone higher. Desire is where the divine lives, inside the inspiration of your desire. Every desire is of profound importance with huge consequences and deserves your attention.

–Mama Gena

  1. Stability is about matching your actions to your gut inner long term feelings; loved, joyful, accomplished. And, not on immediate feelings – an action that you take that gives you duplicity, fun and shame or regret; while you are reaching for satisfaction, you are missing the mark. Your stability depends upon moment to moment honoring of the inner guidance system of your deep feelings of desire.

–Joan Perry

  1. Getting off track is a blessing. That’s when the ‘who you are’ can speak most loudly to you. It’s mandatory for growth. This tells you who you can be, and redirects you, sometimes putting a dead stop to your own efforts, and suggests that the zone of your soul’s purpose take over your life direction because your course in life got out of whack.

–Joan Perry

  1. On poetry; Everyone wants to know what it means. But nobody is asking, How does it feel?

–Mary Oliver

  1. This gift of life is yours, and only you can say what feels true.

–Joan Perry

  1. Every need brings what is needed. Pain bears its cure like a child. Having nothing produces provisions. Ask a difficult question, and the marvelous answer appears.


  1. Our species, in general, had grown accustomed to pain and adversity through the millennia of struggles…We are only recently evolving the ability to let ourselves feel good and have things go well for any significant period of time.

–Gay Hendricks, The Big Leap

  1. If your feelings have been numbed, if you are trapped by a system of being, maybe by your family, that you were taught and that involve acting from your head space; you will feel disoriented. That’s your wake-up call.

–Joan Perry

  1. The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.

–Meryl Streep

  1. A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal that is worth achieving.

–Ayn Rand

  1. Creating stability in your life increases your balance, flexibility, resiliency, effectiveness, and possibility for good choices.

–Joan Perry

  1. Without vision, we parish.


  1. You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people to get what they want.

–Zig Ziglar

  1. The whole cosmic point: Experiencing who you were designed to be, as this is told to you by your own innermost feelings.

–Joan Perry

  1. When resistance is gone, so are the demons.

–Pema Chodron

  1. Men (Women) are not free when they are doing just what they like. Men (Women) are only free when they are doing what the deepest self-likes. And there is getting down to the deepest self! It takes some diving.

–D. H. Lawerence

  1. Make way for your own art. Your life is your art….
  1. Decide to Rise Poem by Danielle LaPorte

You are in love with something. That’ll tell you who you are.

–‘Starlovers’, Gus Gus

  1. I was not going to be defined by my past, that I was going to be measured by my recovery’.Quotes for women

–Joan Perry

  1. Breakthrough, experience taught me more and with more I can do better.
  1. Be suspicious of what you want.


  1. Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.

–Golda Meir

  1. May we serve with much fire, much heart, much desire, and much prayer.

–Ronna Detrick

  1. Words may sound nice to the ear, but only actions vibrate through the heart for all eternity.
  1. Experience is a hard teacher, because it gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.
  1. Yes, I’ve made mistakes. Life doesn’t come with instructions.
  1. Always have the strength to carry on no matter what.
  1. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.
  2. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.
  1. Your struggles develop your strengths.
  1. Wipe your tears, face your fears, and make every day matter.
  1. What we fear is what has the most power over us in life.
  2. A true relationship is having someone who accepts your past, supports your present, loves you and encourages your future.
  1. You can’t move on if you keep rereading the last chapters. Leave the past where it belongs.
  1. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Be afraid of not learning from them.
  1. What hurts today makes you stronger tomorrow.
  1. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
    ― Helen Keller
  2. Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”
    ― Helen Keller
  1. 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.”
    ― Helen Keller
  1. Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”
     Helen Keller
  2. What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me.”
    ― Helen Keller
  1. A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.”
    ― Helen Keller
  1. “Storytelling awakens us to that which is real. Honest. . . . it transcends the individual. . . . Those things that are most personal are most general, and are, in turn, most trusted. Stories bind. . . . They are basic to who we are.
  1. A story composite personality which grows out of its community. It maintains a stability within that community, providing common knowledge as to how things are, how things should be — knowledge based on experience. These stories become the conscience of the group. They belong to everyone.”

–Terry Tempest Williams (Pieces of White Shell)

  1. Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.”
    ― Helen Keller
  2. For, after all, every one who wishes to gain true knowledge must climb the Hill Difficulty alone, and since there is no royal road to the summit, I must zigzag it in my own way. I slip back many times, I fall, I stand still, I run against the edge of hidden obstacles, I lose my temper and find it again and keep it better, I trudge on, I gain a little, I feel encouraged, I get more eager and climb higher and begin to see the widening horizon. Every struggle is a victory. One more effort and I reach the luminous cloud, the blue depths of the sky, the uplands of my desire.”
    ― Helen KellerThe Story of My Life
  1. I thank God for my handicaps. For through them, I have found myself, my work and my God.”
    ― Helen Keller
  1. We need limitations and temptations to open our inner selves, dispel our ignorance, tear off disguises, throw down old idols, and destroy false standards. Only by such rude awakenings can we be led to dwell in a place where we are less cramped, less hindered by the ever-insistent External. Only then do we discover a new capacity and appreciation of goodness and beauty and truth.”
    ― Helen Keller
  1. A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.”
    ― Helen Keller
  2. Life is what you make it. Always has been. Always will be.

–Grandma Moses (1860-1961)

  1. To live is so startling that it leaves little time for anything else.

–Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

  1. Women are like tea bags. We don’t know our strength until we are in hot water.

–Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

  1. Don’t go out expecting to find happiness. Bring it with you.

–Tone Downer (b. 1920)

  1. Ever notice that ‘what the hell’ is always the right decision?

–Hollywood Script Writer

  1. My goal is to do something outrageous every day.

–Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995)

  1. Wild women don’t get the blues.

–Ida Prather Cox (1896-1967)

  1. We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

–Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

  1. “Priceless things matter not for their value, but because they offer us an enduring reminder of stability and permanence.”

–Barbara Taylor Bradford (Power of a Woman)

  1. “No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.”


  1. “I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.”


  1. “A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.”


  1. “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. 
    Some come from ahead and some come from behind. 
    But I’ve bought a big bat.  I’m all ready you see. 
    Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

–Dr. Seuss

  1. Women Hold Up Half of The Sky


  1. From birth to age eighteen a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five a good needs a good personality. And from fifty-five on, a girl needs cash!

–Sophie Tucker

  1. And The Point Is To Live Everything….Live the questions now….

…..Be patient toward all this is unsolved in your heart.

Try to love the questions themselves.

–Rainer Maria Rilke

  1. dwell in possibility….

–Emily Dickinson

  1. In order to succeed one must fall, one who recovers from that fall, will succeed!


  1. Everything happens FOR a Reason….sometimes good things fall apart so better things can come together.

–Marilyn Monroe

  1. Deep in my suffering, I found the beauty of me.

–Macy Gray

  1. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.”  – Maya Angelou
  2. Can you handle the changing seasons of your life?….Well, I’ve been afraid of changing….But time makes you bolder….Even children get older….and I’m getting Older Too.

— Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, Landslide

  1. No experience is ever wasted. Everything has meaning.

— Oprah Winfrey

  1. Your Life is Big. Keep reaching.

— Oprah Winfrey

  1. Follow your passion. It will lead you to your purpose.

— Oprah Winfrey

  1. You are not here to shrink down to less, but to blossom into more of who you really are.

— Oprah Winfrey

  1. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi
  2. End of construction….thanks for your patience.

— Ruth Graham (Billy Graham wife)

  1. Do you know what happens when you decide to stop worrying about what other people might think of you? You get to dance. You get to sing. You get to laugh loudly, paint, write and create. You get to be yourself. And you know what? Some people won’t like you. Some will laugh or mock or point out flaws….but it just won’t bother you all that much.     Doe Zantamata
  1. You know, you can’t talk to a man, with a shot gun in his hand. Talkin about a sniper attack.

— Carly Simon





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