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25 Quotes Every Woman Should Remember

25 Quotes Every Woman Should Remember

You are an independent and confident woman. You always listen to your heart and mind, you always know what to do, and you always try everything for self-development and self-improvement. But is it really as easy as it sounds?

We all need inspiration from time to time. Did it ever happen you read a quote that spoke your mind and influenced you much? The 25 below mentioned quotes are must-checks for ladies who seek for inspiration… and gentlemen who want to understand the nature of women better.

Try to remember them – and you will see how powerful some words can be.

1. Tina Fey:

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    “Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.”

    2. Coco Chanel:

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      “Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor.”

      3. Zooey Deschanel:

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        “I don’t know why femininity should be associated with weakness. Women should be free to express who they are without thinking, ‘I need to act like a man, or I need to tone it down to be successful.’ That’s a very good way to keep women down.”

        4. Sherri Shepherd:

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          “The best piece of advice someone has ever given me was ‘do it scared.’ And no matter if you’re scared, just go ahead and do it anyway because you might as well do it scared, so it will get done and you will feel so much better if you step out of your comfort zone.”

          5. Christian Dior:

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            “After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.”

            6. Ellen DeGeneres:

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              “True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass.”

              7. Anne Roiphe:

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                “A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.”

                8. Audrey Hepburn:

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                  “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.”

                  9. Ginger Rogers:

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                    “You know, there’s nothing damnable about being a strong woman. The world needs strong women. There are a lot of strong women you do not see who are guiding, helping, mothering strong men. They want to remain unseen. It’s kind of nice to be able to play a strong woman who is seen.”

                    10. Nicki Minaj:

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                      “My advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want — and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge.”

                      11. Muhhamad Ali Jinah:

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                        “There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.”

                        12. Margaret Sanger:

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                          “Woman must have her freedom, the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she will be a mother and how many children she will have. Regardless of what man’s attitude may be, that problem is hers — and before it can be his, it is hers alone.”

                          13. Marilyn Monroe:

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                            “A wise woman likes but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe and leaves before she is left.”

                            14. Dick Van Dyke:

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                              “Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.”

                              15. Amelia Earhart:

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                                “I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.”

                                16. George Bernard Shaw:

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                                  “If women were particular about men’s characters, they would never get married at all.”

                                  17. Calvin Klein:

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                                    “I think there’s something incredibly sexy about a woman wearing her boyfriend’s T-shirt and underwear.”

                                    18. Whitney Houston:

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                                      “I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men can’t wear dresses, but we can wear the pants.”

                                      19. Cameron Diaz:

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                                        “What we women need to do, instead of worrying about what we don’t have, is just love what we do have.”

                                        20. John Mason Brown:

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                                          “America is a land where men govern, but women rule.”

                                          21. Farrah Fawcett:

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                                          Farrah-Fawcett

                                            “God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.”

                                            22. Yul Brynner:

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                                              “Girls have an unfair advantage over men: if they can’t get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb.”

                                              23. Joseph Conrad:

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                                                “Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.”

                                                24. Cherie Lunghi:

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                                                  “Be yourself — it’s the inner beauty that counts. You are your own best friend, the key to your own happiness, and as soon as you understand that — and it takes a few heartbreaks — you can be happy.”

                                                  25. Oscar Wilde:

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                                                    “Women are made to be loved, not understood.”

                                                    Do you find these quotes inspiring? What quotes spoken by famous people would you recommend all women to check?

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                                                    Last Updated on November 19, 2020

                                                    The Gentle Art of Saying No for a Less Stressful Life

                                                    The Gentle Art of Saying No for a Less Stressful Life

                                                    It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments—you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able to get anything done, at least not well or on time. That’s why the art of saying no can be a game changer for productivity.

                                                    Requests for your time are coming in all the time—from family members, friends, children, coworkers, etc. To stay productive, minimize stress, and avoid wasting time, you have to learn the gentle art of saying no—an art that many people have problems with.

                                                    What’s so hard about saying no? Well, to start with, it can hurt, anger, or disappoint the person you’re saying “no” to, and that’s not usually a fun task. Second, if you hope to work with that person in the future, you’ll want to continue to have a good relationship with that person, and saying “no” in the wrong way can jeopardize that.

                                                    However, it doesn’t have to be difficult or hard on your relationship. Here’s how to stop people pleasing and master the gentle art of saying no.

                                                    1. Value Your Time

                                                    Know your commitments and how valuable your precious time is. Then, when someone asks you to dedicate some of your time to a new commitment, you’ll know that you simply cannot do it.

                                                    Be honest when you tell them that: “I just can’t right now. My plate is overloaded as it is.” They’ll sympathize as they likely have a lot going on as well, and they’ll respect your openness, honesty, and attention to self-care.

                                                    2. Know Your Priorities

                                                    Even if you do have some extra time (which, for many of us, is rare), is this new commitment really the way you want to spend that time?

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                                                    For example, if my wife asks me to pick up the kids from school a couple of extra days a week, I’ll likely try to make time for it as my family is my highest priority. However, if a coworker asks for help on some extra projects, I know that will mean less time with my wife and kids, so I will be more likely to say no. 

                                                    However, for others, work is their priority, and helping on extra projects could mean the chance for a promotion or raise. It’s all about knowing your long-term goals and what you’ll need to say yes and no to in order to get there. 

                                                    You can learn more about how to set your priorities here.

                                                    3. Practice Saying No

                                                    Practice makes perfect. Saying “no” as often as you can is a great way to get better at it and more comfortable with saying the word[1].

                                                    Sometimes, repeating the word is the only way to get a message through to extremely persistent people. When they keep insisting, just keep saying no. Eventually, they’ll get the message.

                                                    4. Don’t Apologize

                                                    A common way to start out is “I’m sorry, but…” as people think that it sounds more polite. While politeness is important when you learn to say no, apologizing just makes it sound weaker. You need to be firm and unapologetic about guarding your time.

                                                    When you say no, realize that you have nothing to feel bad about. You have every right to ensure you have time for the things that are important to you. 

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                                                    5. Stop Being Nice

                                                    Again, it’s important to be polite, but being nice by saying yes all the time only hurts you. When you make it easy for people to grab your time (or money), they will continue to do it. However, if you erect a wall or set boundaries, they will look for easier targets.

                                                    Show them that your time is well guarded by being firm and turning down as many requests (that are not on your top priority list) as possible.

                                                    6. Say No to Your Boss

                                                    Sometimes we feel that we have to say yes to our boss—they’re our boss, right? And if we start saying no, then we look like we can’t handle the work—at least, that’s the common reasoning[2].

                                                    In fact, it’s the opposite—explain to your boss that by taking on too many commitments, you are weakening your productivity and jeopardizing your existing commitments. If your boss insists that you take on the project, go over your project or task list and ask him/her to re-prioritize, explaining that there’s only so much you can take on at one time.

                                                    7. Pre-Empting

                                                    It’s often much easier to pre-empt requests than to say “no” to them after the request has been made. If you know that requests are likely to be made, perhaps in a meeting, just say to everyone as soon as you come into the meeting,

                                                    “Look, everyone, just to let you know, my week is booked full with some urgent projects, and I won’t be able to take on any new requests.”

                                                    This, of course, takes a great deal of awareness that you’ll likely only have after having worked in one place or been friends with someone for a while. However, once you get the hang of it, it can be incredibly useful.

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                                                    8. Get Back to You

                                                    Instead of providing an answer then and there, it’s often better to tell the person you’ll give their request some thought and get back to them. This will allow you to give it some consideration, and check your commitments and priorities. Then, if you can’t take on the request, try saying no this way:

                                                    “After giving this some thought, and checking my commitments, I won’t be able to accommodate the request at this time.”

                                                    At least you gave it some consideration.

                                                    9. Maybe Later

                                                    If this is an option that you’d like to keep open, instead of just shutting the door on the person, it’s often better to just say,

                                                    “This sounds like an interesting opportunity, but I just don’t have the time at the moment. Perhaps you could check back with me in [give a time frame].”

                                                    Next time, when they check back with you, you might have some free time on your hands. If you need to continue saying no, here are some other ways to do so[3]:

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                                                    Saying no the healthy way

                                                      10. It’s Not You, It’s Me

                                                      This classic dating rejection can work in other situations. Don’t be insincere about it, though. Often, the person or project is a good one, but it’s just not right for you, at least not at this time.

                                                      Simply say so—you can compliment the idea, the project, the person, the organization—but say that it’s not the right fit, or it’s not what you’re looking for at this time. Only say this if it’s true, as people can sense insincerity.

                                                      The Bottom Line

                                                      Saying no isn’t an easy thing to do, but once you master it, you’ll find that you’re less stressed and more focused on the things that really matter to you. There’s no need to feel guilty about organizing your personal life and mental health in a way that feels good to you.

                                                      Remember that when you learn to say no, isn’t about being mean. It’s about taking care of your time, energy, and sanity. Once you learn how to say no in a good way, people will respect your willingness to practice self-care and prioritization. 

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