Inspirational Quotes Written by Famous Women


Anne Frank, writer Quotes Quotations Sayings In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death
Anne Frank (12 June 1929 – early March 1945) was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her diary has been the basis for several plays and films.

Oprah Winfrey Quotes Quotations SayingsIf you look at what you have in life, 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 (January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.

Peace Pilgrim spiritual leader Quotes Quotations Sayings When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
Peace Pilgrim (July 18, 1908 – July 7, 1981) born Mildred Lisette Norman, was an American pacifist, vegetarian, and peace activist.

Margaret Sanger Quotes Quotations Sayings 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 (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) was an American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse

Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes Quotations Sayings You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from 1933 to 1945 during her husband Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office.

Barbara Cook Quotes Quotations Sayings If you're able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence.
Barbara Cook (born October 25, 1927) is an American singer and actress who first came to prominence in the 1950s after starring in the original Broadway musicals Candide (1956) and The Music Man (1957) among others, winning a Tony Award for the latter.

Ella Fitzgerald Quotes Quotations Sayings 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 (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz and song vocalist.

Sarah Ban Breathnach Quotes Quotations Sayings Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only survive but surmount our difficulties.
Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of the #1 New York Times best selling book, Simple Abundance is recognized as the founder of the Gratitude movement and was named “One of America’s Most Fascinating Women of Power and Influence” by George Magazine in 1998.

Sarah Ban Breathnach Quotes Quotations Sayings Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves.
We must learn to respect them.
We must learn to listen.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Helen Keller Quotes Quotations Sayings When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Helen Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer

Audre Lorde Quotes Quotations Sayings 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 (February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was a Caribbean-American writer and activist.

Judy Garland Quotes Quotations Sayings Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland, (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress, singer and vaudevillian. Described by Fred Astaire as "the greatest entertainer who ever lived" and renowned for her contralto voice.

Maya Angelou Quotes Quotations Sayings I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
Maya Angelou is an American author and poet

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Quotes Quotations Sayings It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on Earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004) was a Swiss American psychiatrist

Katharine Hepburn Quotes Quotations Sayings If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television

Katharine Hepburn Quotes Quotations Sayings I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret... if you have any sense, and if you don't regret them, maybe you're stupid.
Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television

Susan B. Anthony Quotes Quotations Sayings A woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.
Susan B. Anthony, (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States

Indira Gandhi Quotes Quotations Sayings You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
Indira Gandhi, (19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was the third Prime Minister of India

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