Words of Wisdom from Powerful Women

The end of the semester is a rough ride for just about everyone, whether it be due to papers and exams, or a total lack of motivation. Here are some inspirational words of wisdom from powerful female icons to help you survive the rest of the semester and to always remember your own strength.

“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” - Margaret Atwood, “The Handmaid’s Tale”


“One isn’t born courageous, one becomes it.” - Marjane Satrapi, “Embroideries”


“Some people really feel uncomfortable around women who don’t hate themselves. So that’s why you need to be a little bit brave.” - Mindy Kaling, “Why Not Me?”

“On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.” - Oprah Winfrey


“Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.” - Tory Burch


“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” - Helen Keller

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” - Dolly Parton


“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” - Maya Angelou, “Letter to My Daughter”


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


“Dreams and reality are opposites. Action synthesizes them.” - “Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography”