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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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                                            “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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                                                    9 Simple Ways to Always Stay Positive

                                                    9 Simple Ways to Always Stay Positive

                                                    It’s common to be struck with a bout of pessimism, or to naturally be more towards the pessimistic end of the perspective spectrum. It’s hard to see the positives in life and become an optimist when you’re lost in the murky waters of negative thinking.

                                                    However, Henrik Edberg, the founder of The Positivity Blog is here to share nine ways we can create a more optimistic outlook and positive perspective:

                                                    “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” — Maria Robinson

                                                    When I was younger — in my teens and early 20s — I was trapped. Not physically, but mentally: by the destructive thought pattern called pessimism. This negative thinking poisoned what might have been a pretty good and opportunity-filled childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. This pessimism created ceilings and walls where there really were none.

                                                    Throughout the period when I was ridden by pessimism, my life and I mostly stood still. Looking back, it was a terrible waste. If you are in pessimistic place, you don’t have to stay there for the rest of your life. I didn’t, for I learned to replace my negative thinking with optimism.

                                                    In this article I’ll explore nine positivity habits that have helped me to go from someone who was pessimistic most of the time to someone who is now optimistic almost all the time. I recommend to not try to add all the habits at one go but to choose one habit and to practice it for 30 days so it becomes a habit, before adding the next.

                                                    1. Ask Yourself the Right Questions

                                                    This is the simplest but perhaps also the most important habit I have discovered in adopting an optimistic mindset. The questions we ask ourselves day in and day out when we wind up in negative, difficult or uncertain situations make all the difference in our life.

                                                    A pessimist might ask him/herself questions like:

                                                    • “Why did this happen to me?”
                                                    • “Why do bad things happen to me all the time?”

                                                    But an optimist asks him/herself the questions that open up the mind to new viewpoints and possibilities. A few of my favorite questions for finding the optimistic perspective are:

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                                                    • “What is one good thing about this situation?”
                                                    • “What can I learn from this situation?”
                                                    • “What is one small step I can take today to start solving this situation?”

                                                    2. Create a Positive Environment to Live In

                                                    The people you spend your time with and the information you let influence your mind will have a huge effect on your attitude and how you think about things.

                                                    Watch this YouTube video and learn the power of a positive environment:

                                                    So choose to:

                                                    • Spend more time with the people who lift you up. And less time – or no time – with people who just bring you down by being negative and critical. Read: You are the Average of the 5 People You Spend the Most Time With
                                                    • Let in the information that supports you. Spend less time on negative and self-esteem damaging media sources and spend more time reading positive and constructive blogs and books, watching motivating movies, listening to inspirational songs, and listening to audio books and podcasts created by optimistic people. Check out 12 Inspirational Movies With Important Life Lessons To Learn and 25 Most Inspirational Songs of All Time.

                                                    3. Be Grateful for What You Have (Don’t Forget About Yourself Too)

                                                    A very simple and quick way to boost the positive energy in your life is to tap into gratitude.

                                                    I usually do it by asking one or more of these questions:

                                                    1. What can I be grateful for in my life today?
                                                    2. Who are 3 people that I can be grateful to have in my life and why?
                                                    3. What are 3 things I can be grateful for about myself?

                                                    Just spend 60 seconds or a few minutes during your day with answering one of these questions to reap the wonderful benefits.

                                                    4. Don’t Forget About Your Physical Self

                                                    Being an optimist isn’t just about thinking in a different way. It is also about caring for the physical part of ourselves.

                                                    I have found that working out a couple of times a week, enough quality sleep each night and eating healthy food has a huge effect on my mindset.

                                                    If I mismanage those very basic things then negative thoughts pop up far more often and I become more pessimistic and shut down about the possibilities in my life.

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                                                    So don’t neglect these basic fundamentals. Just caring for your physical self the right way can minimize a whole bunch of problems in life.

                                                    5. Start Your Day in an Optimistic Way

                                                    The way you start your morning can set the tone for the rest of your day. For example, a stress-free morning often leads to less stress during the rest of the day.

                                                    So how can you set an optimistic tone for your day?

                                                    A three-step combination that has worked very well for me is to ask myself a gratitude question during breakfast, read some positive information online or in a book very early in the morning and then follow that up with exercising.

                                                    This sets my mind on the right path and fills me up with energy for my day.

                                                    6. Focus on Solutions

                                                    A sure way to feel more negative about a situation is to sit around and do nothing about it. Instead, use the questions I shared in step one and open up your mind to the possibilities of the situation you are in.

                                                    If you have trouble to get started with taking action, ask yourself:

                                                    What is one small step I can take today to get the ball rolling?

                                                    Then take that small step forward. However small this step is, it can have a big effect in your mood and thoughts. If the step feels too big or it just makes you procrastinate, then ask yourself:

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                                                    What is an even smaller step I can take to move forward today?

                                                    The most important thing is to move forward, even if it’s a tiny baby step.

                                                    7. Reduce Your Worries

                                                    The worrying habit is a powerful and destructive one and can take over anyone’s thinking. It used to be one of my biggest obstacles to optimism and to moving forward in life.

                                                    Two effective steps that have helped me and still help me to this day to minimize the worries are:

                                                    1. Ask yourself: how many of my worries ever happened in reality? If you are like me you will find that the answer is: very few. Most of the things you fear throughout your life will never happen. They are just nightmares or monsters in your own mind. This question can help you to do a reality check, to calm down and to realize that you have most likely just been building another imaginary nightmare.
                                                    2. Focus on solutions and the action you can take. The worries grow stronger in a foggy mind and an inactive body. So use the questions in Steps 1 and 6 to move out of your worries and into resolution.

                                                    8. Don’t Let Ideals Ruin Things

                                                    A common mistake people make when making a shift in their attitudes is that they think that they have be perfect and do things perfectly all the time. This traps them from being positive.

                                                    Changing to a positive attitude can be gradual. While you may slip and stumble, continuing this way over time will strengthen your positive viewpoint more and more.

                                                    But if you set an inhuman standard for yourself and think you have to go from being a pessimist to always being an optimist, then you may find it hard to live up to that. And so you may feel like a failure. You get angry with yourself. And you may even give up on changing this habit and fall back into negative thinking.

                                                    So instead, focus on gradual change. If you are optimistic 40% of the time right now, try to improve this to being optimistic 60% of the time. Then, increase that to 80% when you are used to the new standard, then subsequently 100% if you can.

                                                    This focus on gradual improvement is far more sustainable and likely to bring long-term success than trying to reach an inhuman standard grounded in perfection.

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                                                    9. Finally, a Reminder to Help You to Not Give Up

                                                    I would like to end this article with a simple but powerful and timeless thought that comforted and encouraged me to continue on when things looked bleak.

                                                    That thought is: It is always darkest before the dawn.

                                                    This thought has helped me to hold on and keep going when my social skills and dating life was just plain bad. It has helped me to continue on in my online business when things looked like they would never pick up. It has helped me to put one foot over another even when things looked dark.

                                                    I have found this thought to be very true. Why? Because when things seemed to be at the lowest for my blog, business, dating life or life in general, something positive would always happened. That’s probably because being at a low point forced me to change how I did things.

                                                    But maybe also because life has a way of evening itself out when I go on. By taking action rather than give up, something good will always happens.

                                                    Seeing this thought live itself out has strengthened my belief in staying optimistic, in taking action and to keep going even when going through rough patches.

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