If you are looking for inspiration in your daily life, you can look no farther than some of the world’s most influential women. Whether you were hoping for self-acceptance quotes, body-positive quotes, or simply a few thoughts on your career, these women have it covered.
We present 10 of the best self help quotes from inspirational women around the world, on 3 different areas of your life.
“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” - Mae Jemison
“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
“If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances.” – Sallie Krawcheck
”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 that you choose. It’s with the people you surround yourselves with.” – Michelle Obama
”When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands. When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated and ambitious. Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier!”- Sheryl Sandberg
“Do not tame the wolf inside you just because you’ve met someone who doesn’t have the courage to handle you.” – Belle Estreller
“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” - Sheila Murray Bethel
Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. - Lucille Ball
“The Internet isn’t reality. The things people are typing are words in an app you can choose to ignore. Put your phone down, close your eyes, count to 10. Think about how you can make the world a better place in the real world.” – Lizzo
“Wellness comes from within, and it starts with the mind.” – Danica Patrick
These quotes come from our strongest and smartest women, whether they be famous actresses such as I Love Lucy star Lucille Ball, or the former first lady of the United States. Their voices can help direct us on what we want our future to be, with the help of their advice ranging from how to take care of yourself, to how to take care of your career.