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Motivational Quotes for Women from Women

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at SLU chapter.

I consider myself a strong, independent woman. I pride myself on the fact that I have enough confidence to walk into a room alone. But like every woman, I sometimes struggle with feeling like I am not enough. You can be the most confident woman in the world, but each one of us needs a dose of encouragement and confidence now and again. And there is no one better to make women feel more confident than other women. 

Here are some of my favorite quotes from some amazing women: 


“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” ~Audrey Hepburn

This quote from the lovely Audrey Hepburn is definitely sending some positive energy out into the universe. Just know that you ladies can get through anything.


“Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” ~Lady Gaga

I love this quote from Lady Gaga! Do not let anyone come between you and your dreams. You are strong and do not need anyone but yourself to help make your dreams come true.


“The best protection any woman can have … is courage.”  ~Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I love the simplicity of this quote! It takes a lot to have courage, but women are unstoppable when they obtain it.


“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

The first step in self-confidence is knowing and loving yourself. Believing in yourself is sometimes the hardest thing to do, especially when you have others standing in your way.


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

This last quote comes from one of my favorite historical ladies, Eleanor Roosevelt, and it may be one of my all-time favorites. I actually first heard this quoted in “The Princess Diaries” and I have not forgotten it. The only opinion about yourself that matters is your own. 


Ladies, remember that you are amazing. You can do anything you put your mind to, and no one can stop you from achieving your dreams. Next time you feel like you are not good enough, remember that you have hundreds of women standing behind you that believe you are.

Mary Beth attends Saint Louis University and is studying communications and history. She loves to travel and has a major addiction to books.