26 Highly Successful Women Share Their Most Powerful Quotes

26 Highly Successful Women Share Their Most Powerful Quotes

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Here is a nice collection of some of the worlds most powerful quotes by successful women.

Women nowadays are becoming more and more noticed for there exceptional success in society. A number of the following successful women we are about to feature are great business leaders, role models, activists, entertainers, authors and politicians.

Read on to be inspired by these amazing inspirational quotes by successful women.




Inspirational Quotes By Powerful & Successful Women


Mae West Quote




“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West (Actress/Singer)


Oprah Winfrey quote




“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey (Entrepreneur/Personality)


Sheryl Sandberg quote




“We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.” – Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook)


Anne Sweeney quote




“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney (President of Walt Disney)


Helen Keller quote




“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller (Author/Political Activist)


Ellen DeGeneres quote




“I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.” – Ellen DeGeneres (Comedian/Personality/Philanthropist)


Maya Angelou quote




“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou (Author/Poet)


Angelina Jolie quote




“I don’t believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don’t judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.” – Angelina Jolie (Actress/Philanthropist)


Eleanor Roosevelt quote




“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt (First Lady of The US , 1933 – 1945)


Sara Blakely quote




“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 (Founder of Spanx – Worlds Youngest Female Billionaire)


Audrey Hepburn quote




“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. 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 (Actress)


Marissa Mayer quote




“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer (CEO of Yahoo)


J.K Rowling quote




“It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K Rowling (Billionaire Author)


Michelle Obama quote




“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama (The First African-American 1st Lady)


Marianne Williamson quote




“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson (Author)


Mother Teresa quote




“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa (Philanthropist/Charity Worker)


Arianna Huffington quote




“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington (AOL/Editor In Chief of Huffington Post)


Ayn Rand quote




“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand (Novelist/Philosopher)


Lady Gaga quote




“I used to walk down the street like I was a super star… I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be – and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth.” – Lady Gaga (Singer/Songwriter)


Miuccia Prada quote




“The only way to do something in depth is to work hard. The moment you start being in love with what you’re doing, and thinking it’s beautiful or rich, then you’re in danger.” – Miuccia Prada (Owner, Fashion Designer of Prada)


Sofia Vergara quote




“I’m fearless, I don’t complain. Even when horrible things happen to me, I go on”. – Sofia Vergara (Entrepreneur/Actress)


Melinda Gates quote




“If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.” – Melinda Gates (Philanthropist)


Diane Sawyer quote




“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.” – Diane Sawyer (ABC/World News/Disney)
Virginia Rometty Quote

“I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” – Virginia Rometty (CEO of IBM)


Marilyn Monroe quote

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe (Model/Actress)


Indra Nooyi quote

“As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future.” – Indra Nooyi (CEO of PepsiCo)


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  1. Excellent. Very inspiring quotes by great women.. We all have inherent qualities to do extraordinary in our life but fear of failure overpowers our will- power and we cannot achieve what we are destined to do. Let’s be liberated , work hard to achieve our ambition .

  2. I have to give it up to Marissa Mayer for her quote. I had always been a very introverted person when one day I realized that in order to reach new heights as a personal wardrobe stylist I had to totally push myself far beyond my comfort zone. This habit keeps me in check with my goals and far beyond.

  3. thanks to god, to give life these ladies to create their own fate in this socity. i love all inspiration quotes.

  4. Hi Joel,

    I’ve found this article from woorank’s google plus page. Thanks for sharing this inspirational article. All these quotes are very inspirational for everyone. All these 26 women are legend in her niche. We all are saluting these women for her social activities.

  5. That is an awesome collection of quotes!! I especially enjoy the Maya Angelou quote – it really inspires me to have a positive effect on every person I interact with every day.

    One of my own favorites is:

    “Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. ”
    ~ Betty Smith

  6. I feel so blessed to have received these quotes at the time when I feel my worst. It is true that God answers our prayers and often we don’t see cos we expect Him to give us exactly what we are praying for.

  7. Great article. It also shows that happiness and success are achieved the same way for both genders. Everyone should read Arianna Huffington’s quote “…understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”

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