23 Strong Woman Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

Motivational Quotes By Strong Women

Life can be tough and sometimes, it seems like nothing goes your way even when you do EVERYTHING right. This is a fact of life. And as you work hard and get sh*t done, sometimes things just don’t go the way you wanted them to.

But another fact of life is that if you keep at it and NEVER give up, your hard work will be rewarded.

Everyone has that girlfriend who shows up to wine nights down in the dumps about work, school, or just life in general. She works so hard, probably harder than anyone you know, yet is let down when she doesn’t receive a job offer ... AGAIN.

And as much as she gets down on herself and just stops believing in herself, she picks her head up, gets up the next morning, and goes to the job she hates. She knows for a fact that she has to keep working and striving to reach her goals.

Your friend is onto something. No matter how many times she fails, she gets back up and keeps trying her hardest. Because if you’re going to work at something you better be ALL IN or not at all.

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In the roughest and lowest points of your life, it’s important to remember your DREAMS. No matter how unreachable you think they are, you have to believe in yourself because sometimes you are all you have. And remember, you are doing this for YOU!

So the next time one of your gal pals shrugs into the bar after a killer chemistry exam, remind them of their DREAMS. Because the only way we are going to make it is if we, STRONG WOMEN, hold each other up.

When you are down in the dumps about LIFE, always come back to these strong women quotes. Reading motivational quotes is sometimes all you need to get back up and keep trying in your toughest life moments. These women have been through EVERYTHING you are going through, so sit back and take notes, they will inspire you to KEEP GOING.

Failing means you are LIVING.

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“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all — in which case, you fail by default.” — J.K. Rowling

Second chances are REAL.

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“Risk it; go for it. Life always gives you another chance, another go at it. It’s very important to take enormous risks.” — Mary Quant

It's OK to be afraid.

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“I’ve been absolutely terrified every minute of my life — and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” — Georgia O’Keefe

Don't let failure define who you want to be.

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“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” — Maya Angelou

Just do it!

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“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” — Amelia Earhart

Learning is much better than hiding.

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“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” — Louisa May Alcott

No one can stop you from shining.

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“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” — Maya Angelou

Just take the plunge.

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“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the water slide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” — Tina Fey

Don't be what others expect you to be.

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“A girl should be two things: who & what she wants.” — Coco Chanel

One day it won't anymore.

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“Speak your mind, even if you voice shakes.” — Maggie Smith

You will always resurface.

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“When life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface and breathe again.” — Sheryl Sandberg

Changes are OK.

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“I can be changed by what happens to me. I refuse to be reduced by it.” — Maya Angelou

Tough lives make tough people.

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“Characters cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” — Helen Keller

Be fed by your experiences.

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“Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you, because it will.” — Cheryl Strayed

Not everything will go your way.

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“She stood in the storm, & and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.” — Elizabeth Edwards

100% YES!

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“Don’t let anyone define you. You define yourself.” — Billie Jean King

Beauty is more than makeup and clothes.

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“Character. Intelligence. Strength. Style. That makes beauty.” — Diane Von Furstenberg

Be unsure. You will ultimately go on a journey to find truths.

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“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” — Sara Blakely

Don't give up on your dreams!!

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“You have to do what you dream of doing, even while you’re afraid.” — Arianna Huffington

Fake it til you make it.

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“Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.” — Mindy Kaling

Bey is totally on point.

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“The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself.” — Beyonce

Don't listen to those who want to see your demise.

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“Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

Always be 100% YOU!

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“Never make yourself small for anyone, be your own person, and try wearing a little lipstick.” — Grey’s Anatomy