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100 Girl Boss Quotes To Keep You Climbing High

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The world is full of wise women and today we celebrate every inch of them. From little girls to major business owners, from fighting challenges to sparkling confidence, and from enjoying the little things to saying yes to big dreams, the journey from a little girl to a strong woman can be quite a path to walk. Just like any path we take, it helps to know that we do not go alone out of our comfort zone, that we follow in the footsteps of all those who have gone before us. Hearing the words of other amazing inspiring women can help us to charge up our motivation, nurture that seed of freedom, and find our sense of direction. Call them girl boss quotes, feminist mottos, or Instagram worthy words to help create a revolution, these words of inspiration are a must for your vision board, your morning mantras, or whenever you want a whole heap of social media gems to share with all your favorite girl boss queens out there. We rise by lifting others and we make a change by being the change we want to see. Take a look at our favorite inspirational quotes for your must share list.

 

Motivational Quotes For Women

 

1.     "Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you." — Oprah Winfrey

 

2.     "If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one." — Dolly Parton

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3.     “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead." - Beyonce

 

4.     "It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent." - Madeleine Albright

 

5.     "I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own." - Audre Lorde

 

6.     “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.” - Brene Brown

 

7.     “Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.” – Michelle Obama

 

8.     “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”—Nora Ephron

 

9.     Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down and trust your instincts. Good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt. They're not painful. That's not just with somebody you want to marry, but it's with the friends you choose. It's with the people you surround yourself with." – Michelle Obama

 

10.  “The warrior knows that her heartbreak is her map.” —Glennon Doyle

 

11.  “Limit your ‘always’ and your ‘nevers.'” —Amy Poehler

 

12.  “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” –Janis Joplin

 

13. “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.”- Diane Von Furstenberg

 

14.  “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. – Unknown 

 

15.  “Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.” — Oprah Winfrey

 

16.  “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lorde

 

17.  True strength is knowing that you don’t have to be strong every single second of the day. - Mandy Hale

 

18.  "We need to raise our voices a little more, even as they say to us, 'This is so uncharacteristic of you.' Invisibility is not a natural state for anyone." —Mitsuye Yamada

 

19.  "There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.” - Hannah Gadsby

 

20.  “Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.”- Diana Ross

 

Sassy Quotes

 

Sometimes we need to tap into our sassy power to feel like we can lift our heads high and strut out the door and this is exactly what these sharp and witty girlboss quotes invite us to do. You don't need to be a CEO to call on these great quotes to give you a confidence boost. Bring out your inner Beyonce with these sassy impact making sentiments that are sure to leave a spark...

 

21.  “You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.” - Coco Chanel

 

22.  "Feminism isn't about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It's about changing the way the world perceives that strength." - G.D Anderson

 

23.  "Of course, I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

24.  "I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story—I will." – Amy Schumer

 

25.  "Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another." – Toni Morrison

 

26.  “If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong

 

27.  "She is water. Soft enough to offer life, tough enough to drown it away." - Rupi Kaur

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28.  “Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. Time is a concept that humans created.” – Yoko Ono

 

29.  “Don’t let anyone speak for you, and don’t rely on others to fight for you.” - Michelle Obama

 

30.  “‘No’ today doesn’t mean ‘no’ tomorrow.” —Yvonne Orji

 

31.  “Hold onto your old friends. Kiss your mama. Admit what your dreams are.” —Maya Rudolph

 

32.  “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!'” —Audrey Hepburn

 

33.  “Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” —Judy Garland

 

34.  “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.”— Louisa May Alcott

 

35. "I'm not bossy, I'm the boss" - Beyonce

 

36.  “Throw me to the wolves and I’ll come back leading the pack.” – Anonymous

 

37.  “The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.” - Gloria Steinem

 

38.  “The question isn’t who is going to let me: it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

 

39.  "People call me a feminist whenever I express statements that distinguish me from a doormat"—Rebecca West

 

40.  “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

 

Inspirational Quotes For Girls

 

The stories we tell ourselves start young and it's essential for the younger generation to hear positive things about girl power to put them on the road to self-confidence and success. The more we remind girls of their ability to think big, climb high, reach for that goal, and not to let no one tell them differently, the more we can instill unshakable self-esteem that can become their anchor throughout all the storms of life. Take a look at our gorgeous quotes for inspiring the entrepreneurs and trailblazers of the future...

 

41.  “A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows she has none.” —​ Marilyn Monroe

 

42.  “It’s cool to be kind. It’s cool to be weird. It’s cool to be honest and to be secure with yourself.” ― Sophia Amoruso

 

43.  “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” - Oprah Winfrey

 

44.  “My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” - Maya Angelou

 

45.  “If you’re one of those people who has that little voice in the back of her mind saying, ‘Maybe I could do [fill in the blank],’ don’t tell it to be quiet. Give it a little room to grow, and try to find an environment it can grow in.” - Reese Witherspoon

 

46.  “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!” - Dolly Parton

 

47.  “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” –  Shonda Rhimes

 

48.  “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life—and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” –  Georgia O’Keeffe

 

49.  "Every great dream begins with a dreamer." – Harriet Tubman

 

50.  “You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.” — Nina Simone

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51.  "I want to be like a sunflower; so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight." — M.K.

 

52.  "She never cared for the crown. She preferred a sword." -R.H. Sin

 

53.  “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Henry Matisse

 

54.  “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

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55.  “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”Coco Chanel

 

56.  “Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” - Bethany Hamilton

 

57.  “We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.” - Kavita Ramdas

 

58.  “And though she be but little, she is fierce.” – William Shakespeare

 

59. “If you want to run for Prime Minister, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day, heels the next. These things are so irrelevant and surface to what it is all really about, and I wish people wouldn’t get caught up in that. We want to empower women to do exactly what they want, to be true to themselves, to have the opportunities to develop. Women should feel free.” – Emma Watson

 

60. “Storms make trees take deeper roots.” – Dolly Parton

 

Boss Lady Quotes

 

Whether you consider yourself a lady boss babe, a female entrepreneur, a savvy business owner, or just someone trying to make a living out of something, there are so many awesome quotes out there that can give you that boost you need to kickstart your career or give you belief that no one is going to put baby in the corner. Take a look at our inspiring girl boss quotes to remind you who runs the world...

 

61.  "Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world." — Hillary Clinton

 

62.  “Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action. Race balls-out toward the extraordinary life that you’ve always dreamed of, or still haven’t had time to dream up. And prepare to have a hell of a lot of fun along the way.” – Sophia Amoruso

 

63.  “Failing is a crucial part of success. Every time you fail and get back up, you practice perseverance, which is the key to life. Your strength comes in your ability to recover.” – Michelle Obama

 

64.  “I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same as making a life.’” – Maya Angelou

 

65.  "Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder." – Sheryl Sandberg

 

66.  “It’s not your job to be likeable. It’s your job to be yourself. Someone will like you anyway.” —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

67.  “It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.” – Taylor Swift

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68.  “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

 

69.  “Don’t ever be afraid to ask for help. Always be cultivating a support network so that when you stumble – and you will – they’ll be there to catch you.” – Claire Wasserman CEO 

 

70.  “One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.” - Jacinda Ardern

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71.  “When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail and both are equally important.” – Ellen DeGeneres

 

72.  “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

 

73.  “Someday is not a day of the week.” – Denise Brennan-Nelson

 

74.  "The secret of getting ahead is getting started."- Sally Berger

 

75.  “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

 

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

 

77.  “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

 

78.  “Stop pretending you’re happy or content if you’re not. Lying to yourself is only going to hurt yourself and other people, and the aftermath could be ugly. In the end, you can’t outrun your own desires. They’re going to pull at you until you respond. So choose to give in now. Choose to make space to figure out who you really are. Choose to ignore what the world tells you will make you happy, fulfilled, and enough. Choose you and start now.” - Katrina Ruth

 

79.  "I decided I can't pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it." -Serena Williams

 

80.  "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen."- Brené Brown

 

Generally Bad Ass Quotes

 

Some quotes just sweep you off your feet and wake the wolf in your heart. For all those who want to call on their badass self, here are the sayings you need. Whether calm like the Buddha or bold like the dragon, these quotes are perfect for when you need to say yes to opportunity and to say hell yes to whatever it is that makes your heart sing...

 

81.  "If an egg is broken by outside force, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from inside." - Anonymous

 

82.  “Don't surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn't true anymore.” – Cheryl Strayed

 

83.  "What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden, and it's not. And a lot of the time, it's what makes you great." – Emma Stone

 

84.  “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

 

85.  “They tried to bury us; they did not know we were the seeds.” – Mexican Proverb

 

86.  "It is better to travel well than to arrive." — Buddha

 

87.  “I’ll never harden my heart, but I’ve toughened the muscles around it.” – Dolly Parton

 

88.  "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist." — Oscar Wilde

 

89.  "Despite the forecast, live like it's spring." — Lily Pulitzer

 

90.  "Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t." - Erica Jong

 

91.  “I will go anywhere as long as it is forward.” – David Livingston

 

92.  “Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you, because it will.” ―Cheryl Strayed

 

93.  “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” - Aristotle

 

94.  “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill

 

95.  "There’s nothing a man can do, that I can’t do better and in heels. " - Ginger Rogers

 

96.  “She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” – Proverbs 31:25

 

97.  “I’ve had heartaches, headaches, toothaches, earaches, and I’ve had a few pains in the ass, but I’ve survived to tell about it.” – Dolly Parton

 

98.  “I'll never know, and neither will you, of the life you don't choose. We'll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn't carry us. There's nothing to do but salute it from the shore.” ― Cheryl Strayed

 

99.  I would rather be a bad feminist, than no feminist at all - Roxanne Gay

 

100. “I just give myself permission to suck. I find this hugely liberating.” – John Green

 

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