Inspirational Quotes by Women
I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the world’s variety and uniqueness.
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 that has been opened for us.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It’s your life… why not fill it with as much joy as possible?
People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history, but to shape history.
Let’s choose today to quench our thirst for the ‘good life’ we think others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.
A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Woman must not accept; she must challenge.
She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her;
she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
People with clenched fists can not shake hands.
As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.
So many gods, so many creeds,
So many paths that wind and wind,
While just the art of being kind,
Is all this sad world needs.
We need 4 hugs a day for survival.
We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance.
We need 12 hugs a day for growth.
People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
There are two ways of spreading light…
To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.
The people we are in relationship with
are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs,
and simultaneously we are mirrors, reflecting their beliefs.
So…relationship is one of the most powerful tools for growth…
If we look honestly at our relationships,
we can see so much about how we have created them.
The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don’t have any.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Courage is like a muscle.
We strengthen it with use.
You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don’t try.
If we don’t change, we don’t grow.
If we don’t grow, we are not really living.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
The best index to a person’s character is
a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good and
b) how he treats people who can’t fight back.
A woman is the full circle.
Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.
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.
Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.
Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
You take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
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.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.
You must learn to be still in the midst of activity
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards:
they try to have more things, or more money,
in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier.
The way it actually works is the reverse.
You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do,
in order to have what you want.
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves.
We must learn to respect them.
We must learn to listen.
When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed.
But when we are silent, we are still afraid.
So it is better to speak.
If you do not tell the truth about yourself
you cannot tell it about other people.
Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead
and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good –
on your mirror!
Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
Your words are the greatest power you have.
The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.
Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present – love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure – the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth.
Feelings of worth flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Follow your instincts – you never know if your ideas will work out unless you try them.
How do the geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us so certainly when to go forth into the unknown.
If you’re able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence.
Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.
Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.
Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good.
Real life isn’t always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only survive but surmount our difficulties.
Respect… is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the way in which he or she is unique.
The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process.
The best cosmetic in the world is an active mind that is always finding something new.
The minute you alter your perception of yourself and your future, both you and your future begin to change.
The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention… A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world see us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world.
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
Occasionally, I have to think like myself to remember where I put something.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement.
We don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here.
We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly…spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.
It’s not enough to be good if you have the ability to be better. It is not enough to be very good if you have the ability to be great.
If we had no winter; the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, “I used everything You gave me.”
One cannot consent to creep when one has an impulse to soar.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
I decided it is better to scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?
Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.
Always do the right thing, and let time be the judge.