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Quotes to Inspire, Encourage, Empower & Make You Laugh

As we approach the NCAA Sweet 16, it only seems fitting to start the week with our very own sweet 16- a list of 16 inspiring, encouraging, empowering and funny quotes by extraordinary women!

1. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”– Katharine Hepburn

2. “A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”– Eleanor Roosevelt

3. “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.”– Mother Teresa

4. “I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”– Eleanor Roosevelt

5. “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”– Oprah Winfrey

6. “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”– Diane Mariechild

7. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”– Ayn Rand

8. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”– Oprah Winfrey

9. “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

10. “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

11. “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.”– Ruth Gordon

12. “Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you.”– Caroline Myss

13. “If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another." - Dolly Parton

14. “Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.”– Rosalind Russell

15. “Above all be the heroine of your life, not the victim." - Nora Ephron

16. "The most effective way to di it, is to do it!" - Amelia Earhart


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