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20 Quotes to Awaken Your Greatness

When life is really tossing “it” at you, how do you keep your head above water? I mean, daily life, with classes, clubs, jobs and relationships is enough. But, when exams don’t turn out the way you planned, your iPad breaks, your head is splitting, you’re broke, you find out your friend isn’t a friend, you hate your closet, your mirror and just nothing seems to be going your way…What then? 

The hardest thing is putting things back into perspective and getting your brain to stop lying that the universe is against you, you’re not worthy or you can’t.

You are great, but sometimes, you need that greatness to be re-awakened. That’s when other women can swoop in to support and lift you up with a few simple, but brilliant words of advice. 

Below are 20 supportive quotes about God, success, forgiveness, self-image and relationships. Find the perfect one to lift you at the right moment.

“God will never give you anything you can’t handle, so don’t stress.” – Kelly Clarkson
“You have what it takes to be a victorious, independent, fearless woman.” – Tyra Banks
“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.” – Serena Williams
“To be the best, you have to constantly be challenging yourself, raising the bar, pushing the limits of what you can do. Don’t stand still, leap forward.” – Ronda Rousey
“There are two powers in the world; one is a sword and the other is a pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of a woman.” – Malala Yousafzai,
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“Learn from your mistakes. Take responsibility and forgive yourself.” – Ariana Grande
“Negative words are boomerangs so be careful what you say about people and yourself.” – Mary J. Blige
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyways.” – St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa)
“Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses.” – Lady Gaga
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“I’m not going to sacrifice my mental health to have the perfect body.” – Demi Lovato
“Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It’s about having a pretty mind, pretty heart, and pretty soul.” – Nikki Bella
“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” – Emma Stone
“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou
“I think you can’t wait for someone to fly underneath you and save your life. I think you have to save yourself.” – Meredith Grey
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“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
“One person can’t feel all that at once, they’d explode.” – Hermione Granger
“Queen, know your worth. You were a queen before him. You’ll be a queen after him. He can’t make or break you.” – Nicki Manaj
“No girl should ever forget that she doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.” – Marilyn Monroe
“Everybody has bad relationships and, at the end of the day, they are just a great way to set yourself up for a good relationship.” – Anne Hathaway
“Yes, I am alone, but I am alone and free.” – Princess Elsa

There is one man in the mix here. His enviable ego is just too strong to ignore. So when in doubt, stand in front of a mirror, look at yourself beginning at the surface, deep down into the depths of your soul and repeat after Dean Winchester from the show Supernatural…

“I’m adorable.”

Hallie Buckner

Notre Dame '23

Hi, I'm Hallie! I'm a current sophomore at the University of Notre Dame studying Biological Sciences and Anthropology. When I'm not in class or studying, I'm involved in a number of different activities across campus. Some of these include designing for the Dome yearbook, managing the social media of the Magnificat Choir, and attending meetings of the Compassionate Care in Medicine Club. I also love to rock climb, make friendship bracelets, and have extreme binge-watching sessions with my friends.
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