Is there anything better than a pep talk for a super inspirational, fierce woman? Perhaps you fancy waking up every morning to Beyonce at the foot of your bed telling you how proud of you she is, while handing you a warm cup of coffee. While we cant exactly deliver on that front, here are 50 inspirational quotes from bad a*s females that will have a similar effect.

50 Inspirational Quotes from Epic Women

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“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

We had to start you off with the baddest lady in the game, Oprah wrote the book on inspirational quotes, and she knew the value of hard work. Her earliest pets were the cockroaches on her bedroom floor, she’s now worth 2.5 billion. We’ll be sure to pepper in some more Winfrey insights below.

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“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”

– Coco Chanel

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“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.”

– Barbara Corcoran

That one’s a toughie but oh so true, take time to feel disappointed, then dust yourself off and keep moving.

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“There are many things you can do overnight but there is no overnight success.”

– Tory Burch

Genius.

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“Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way.”

– Vera Wang

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“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”

– Arianna Huffington

Learning from your mistakes is hard, but Huffington post legend Arianna teaches us that it’s okay to mess up, we’re human.

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“I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.”

– Virginia Romerty

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“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”

– Madame C.J. Walker

Madame C.J. Walker was the first African American female millionaire, she knows a thing or two working hard for your success.

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“When life gets ya down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming…”

– Dory, Finding Nemo

Okay maybe she wasn’t a business woman but this one’s an all time classic, who doesn’t love Dory?

12.

“Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to like.”

– Emma Watson

We just love this one, be your own person and be proud!

13.

“Never take no personally. Sometimes people tell you no for a reason that has nothing to do with you. You must keep going.”

– Sofia Vergara

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“Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?”

– Amelia Earhart

Amelia knew she had to believe in herself, despite the odds being stacked against her.

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“The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.”

– Caterina Fake

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“I realized that if I was willing to step up and be in the spotlight, I’d be able to make everyone else around me much more powerful as well.”

– Alaina Percival

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“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”

– Oprah Winfrey

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“Well, put some skates on and be your own hero.”

-Maggie Mayhem, Whip It

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“Do not follow where the path might lead. Go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.”

– Muriel Strode

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“You are never too young to make a difference.”

– Greta Thunberg

This tiny little powerhouse is such an inspiration, she’s changing the world.

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“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

– Oprah Winfrey

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“I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.”

– Ginni Rometty

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“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticised anyway.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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“Leadership is hard to define, and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you’re a great leader.”

– Indra Nooyi

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“Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want,”

– Dianne Feinstein

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“Emotional intelligence is the ability to use emotion to increase your own and others’ success.”

Emotional intelligence is so important when working on a team, it’s about listening to your teammates needs and always leading with empathy.

– Annie Mckee

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“I don’t like to lose — at anything — yet I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks.”

– Serena Williams

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“It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead- in fact, it’s essential.”

– Mary Barra

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“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”
– Rosalynn Carter

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“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

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“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.”

– Sara Blakely

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“I’m a maniacal perfectionist. And if I weren’t, I wouldn’t have this company.”

– Martha Stewart

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“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?”
– Ayn Rand

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“Do not be afraid to make decisions. Do not be afraid to make mistakes.”
– Carly Fiorina

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“Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling that performing.”
– Mary D. Poole

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“True beauty is knowing who you are and what you want, and never apologizing for it.”

– Alecia Beth Moore (Pink )

40.

“Only love can save this world. So I stay, I fight, and give. This is my mission now. Forever”

– Diana Prince, Wonder Woman

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“The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have”

– Padmasree Warrior

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“Women and girls can do whatever they want. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish.”

– Michelle Obama

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“There is no scientific answer for success. You can’t define it. You’ve simply got to live it and do it.”

– Anita Roddick

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“If you want it bad enough, you have to be willing to fight for it.”

– Chalene Johnson

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“Growth and comfort do not coexist.”

– Ginni Rommety

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“Stay true to yourself and your vision. Don’t let any one person’s opinion move you; listen, but be confident.”

– Amanda Kahlow

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“Stick to your true north – build greatness for the long term.”

– Ruth porat

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“Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a great career.”

– Meg Whitman

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“I like to say it’s an attitude of not just thinking outside the box, but not even seeing the box.”

– Safra A. Catz

Last but certainly not least, we thought it was only appropriate to finish off this epic list with a quote from one of the more inspirational female leaders the world has ever seen, RBG.

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Now what: what should your next steps be after reading this article?

Well we hope by now that these ladies have lit a passionate flame in you to get out there and crush your business goals, whatever they may be. Have a look at these resources too, they might help turn your flame into a wild fire!

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