Women throughout the ages have offered words of wisdom and inspiration that have motivated other women to change their lives, be happier and more successful.  Read on to discover 21 inspiring quotes from fabulous females in media, movies, music, politics and throughout history. Take our Motivational Quotes by Famous Women Quiz and see if you can guess who said it.

"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."


"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."


“I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.”


"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got."


"I'm in. And I'm in to win."


"If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain."


"It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference."


"You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through."


"I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances."


"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!"


"Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be."


"Dreams are necessary to life."


"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”


“Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.”


“You can't please everyone, and you can't make everyone like you."


"And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more."


“If you're not getting the things you want, need or desire, it's because you have not accepted that you can have them.”


"One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals."


"Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth."


"You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them.”


"Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.”

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