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30 Quotes For Boosting Confidence from Powerful Women Who Inspire

30 Quotes For Boosting Confidence from Powerful Women Who Inspire

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As women, I believe we are all a product of and have benefitted from the work of the women who have come before us. We stand on their shoulders and because of them we are able to reach for higher and greater. Their works and accomplishments inspire and their words of wisdom can help guide us and pick us up when we feel like we can’t go on. So, here are 30 quotes to help boost your confidence, from powerful women who inspire to help you walk in confidence.

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  1. “Be open to new ideas and experiences because you’ll never know when someone else will have an interesting thought or when a new door will open to take you on the journey of your dreams.” – Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson
  2. “Don’t try to lessen yourself for the world; let the world catch up to you.” – Beyonce
  3. “If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?” Maya Angelou
  4. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou
  5. “The time for outrage is now. The time for solidarity is now. The time for action is now. The time for change is now.” – Vice President Kamala Harris
  6. “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.” ― Oprah Winfrey
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7. “People will project their fear on you all the time and if you allow it, you won’t get anywhere in life.” – Lauren Simmons

8. “Discipline is not a dirty word. There is far more freedom and opportunity for creativity and success in enjoying discipline.” – Janice Bryant Howroyd

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9. “It’s tougher to be vulnerable than to actually be tough.”- Rihanna

10. “Where you are is not who you are.” – Ursula Burns

11. “Sometimes you gotta look in the mirror and say Good Morning, Gorgeous” – Mary J. Blige

powerful quote from mary j blige

12. “I really think a champion is defined not by their wins, but by how they can recover when they fall.” – Serena Williams

13. “One of the hardest lessons I’ve learned as an entrepreneur is that it’s okay to fail.” – Sheila Johnson

14. “Don’t ever lose sight of who you are and your own power.” – Sheila Johnson

15. “Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you. Womanhood is everything that’s inside of you.” – Viola Davis

16. “You can’t be hesitant about who you are” – Viola Davis

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17. “…your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude, – Michelle Obama

18. “There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. – Michelle Obama

19. “there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others,” – Michelle Obama

20. “But out of limitations, come creativity” – Debbie Allen

21. “I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.” – Tracee Ellis Ross

22. “Wisdom means to choose now what will make sense later.” – Tracee Ellis Ross

powerful quote from tracee ellis ross

23. “If your dream only includes you, its too small.” – Ava Duvernay

24. “You will make a difference in the world, but not immediately. Your first obligation is to find something you like doing, because if you like doing it, you’ll do it well.” – Condoleezza Rice

25. “If I don’t poke my head out of my shell and show people who I am, all anyone will ever think I am is my shell.” – Shonda Rhimes

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26. Yes to everything scary. Yes to everything that takes me out of my comfort zone. Yes to everything that feels like it might be crazy. Yes to everything that feels out of character. Yes to everything that feels goofy. Yes to everything. Everything. Say yes. Yes. Speak. Speak NOW. “Yes,” I say. “Yes” – Shonda Rhimes Year of Yes

27. “Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.” – Simone Biles

28. “Practice creates confidence. Confidence empowers you.” – Simone Biles

29. “Start unknown, finish unforgettable.” – Misty Copeland

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30. “Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain and still succeed.” – Misty Copeland

Bonus “…Maybe you were made queen for such a time as this” – Esther 4:14 MSG

I hope that the words of these incredible women help lift you up. That at the moment you feel lost, are doubting yourself or ready to give up, that one of these powerful quotes will come to mind and give you the courage to keep going.


With Love & Confidence,

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