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Quotes by Inspiring Women to Beat the Midterm Blues

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

It’s spring semester and all you can think about is spring break and even summer break! But before you’re able to run away from stress, ya gotta deal with exams, papers, and rough morning lectures. To continue celebrating Women’s History Month, it’s more than appropriate to have 20 inspirational quotes to help you cruise by the midterm blues.

1. I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. — Madonna

2. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.’ Mary Anne Radmacher  

3. The secret of getting ahead is getting started.  – Sally Berger

4. Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. Ella Fitzgerald

5. Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. – Marie Curie

6.  Success breeds confidence.Beryl Markham

7. 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

8. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. — Rosalynn Carter

9. Women and girls can do whatever they want. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish. — Michelle obama

10. Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom. — Sandra Day O’Connor

11. Every moment wasted looking back keeps us from moving forward. Hillary Clinton

12. There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. Oprah Winfrey

13. You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.Melissa Etheridge

14. Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams. Gabby Douglas

15. You have what it takes to be a victorious, independent, fearless woman.Tyra Banks

16. Don’t be the girl who fell. Be the girl who got back up.Janette Stanley

17. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.Hellen Keller

18. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.Golda Meir

19. It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.Emma Watson

20. If you’ve been doing all you can and it’s not happening for you, go out and have you a good old time. Put on your sexy dress and move on.Beyonce Knowles

Need more inspiration? Click these websites for more quotes from inspiring women: HUFFINGTON, BRIGHTDROPS, KEEPINSPIRING, STYLECASTER.

Andrea Duarte-Alonso is a grad from Saint Catherine University where she received her bachelor's of Art in Political Science, Women's Studies, and English. She founded HC STCU in order to include voices that are hardly ever represented in media. Andrea is a storyteller, writer, and a political enthusiast. Her areas of interest lie in writing (check her website storiesfromunheardvoices.com that was created for her community), traveling, and fighting for social justice issues.