I've had moments in my life where I've had the desire to do something, but I've needed an extra something to motivate me to get up, get out and get it done!
In such moments, a great quote from someone else can be just the thing you need to get moving.
Like the time when I was undecided which business I should focus on and I read this quote from Richard Branson: "If it's no longer fun, stop doing it.", which suddenly made the right decision very clear.
Here is a collection of 50 of my favourite quotes - bookmark this page and come back to it anytime you need that little nudge to refocus, some fresh inspiration to help you move forward, or a big boot up the backside to get back into action!
What's your favourite quote? If you don't see it amongst my collection, share it in the comments section at the end.
Fire up your day with these 50 Powerful #Quotes for Women.
“The comeback is always stronger than the setback.”
“You can’t give up! If you give up, you’re like everybody else.” Chris Evert
“Before Alice got to Wonderland, she had to fall.”
“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” Erica Jong
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall
“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” Leymah Gbowee
“A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” Ayn Rand
“Wake up with determination, go to bed with satisfaction.”
“Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.” Dwayne Johnson
“If you’re too comfortable, it’s time to move on. If you’re terrified of what comes next, you’re on the right track!” Susan Fales-Hill
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing." Theodore Roosevelt
“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” Golda Meir
“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Whatever you’re thinking – think bigger!”
Whatever you’re thinking – think bigger!
“If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.”
“Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”
“Done is better than perfect.” Sheryl Sandberg
“Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” Rosa Parks
"Don’t worry about those who talk behind your back, they’re behind you for a reason!"
“A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.” Angela Merkel
“When you focus on problems, you’ll have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you’ll have more opportunities.”
“Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.”
“Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“Never apologise for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.
“Never let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big.”
“Take care of yourself first. You can’t pour out of an empty cup.”
“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.” Mark Twain
“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” Diane von Furstenberg
“Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” Hillary Clinton
“If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind. If you don’t, you’re simply ducking your responsibilities.” Ann Richards
Done is better than perfect. - Sheryl Sandberg
“Empowered women, Empower women.”
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.”
“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” Teddy Roosevelt
“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” Oprah Winfrey
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” Coco Chanel
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." Helen Keller
"The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don't celebrate those, they can pass you by." Alek Wek
"The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence." Blake Lively
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it” Roald Dahl
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths." Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” Mother Teresa
The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence. - Blake Lively
“Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” Michelle Obama
“Confidence is not ‘they will like me’, confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t”
“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” Coco Chanel
“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” Barbara Corcoran
“I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.” Joan Rivers
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Your destiny is determined by the choices you make. Choose now, Choose well." Tony Robbins
“When you know you are destined for greatness your potential haunts you. It keeps you up at night. You won’t feel complete until you succeed.” Mama Zara
“If you want to be successful in this world, you need to follow your passion, not a paycheck.” Jen Welter
“Yesterday I was clever. I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise. I am changing myself.” Rumi
If you want to be successful, you need to follow your passion, not a paycheck. - Jen Welter
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