They’re are so many examples of successful women who have built, or are at the head of, successful enterprises. Thankfully that number is only rising! Many of us would like to start our own businesses, to turn our dreams and passions into our day jobs, and to make our money spending time doing what we love to do. But we’re afraid to take the leap and interrupt the illusion of safety built around us. If you’re looking for that little boost, here’s a list of successful women quotes from some exceptionally inspirational women.


I don’t believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don’t judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free. – Angelina Jolie


Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. – Anne Sweeney

We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. – Arianna Huffington

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

Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it. – Diane Sawyer


Do one thing every day that scares you. – Eleanor Roosevelt

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. – Estée Lauder


The only safe ship in a storm is leadership. – Faye Wattleton


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

The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first. – Iyanla Vanzant

20 Quotes on Success from Inspirational Women

It is our choices, that show what we truly are, for more than our abilities. – J.K Rowling


I used to walk down the street like i was a superstar…I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be – and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth. – Lady Gaga


You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West

Leadership is a series of behaviours rather than a role for heroes. – Margaret Wheatley


I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that  courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. – Michelle Obama

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. – Oprah Winfrey

Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else. – Sara Blakely

We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change. – Sheryl Sandberg

I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. – Virginia Rometty

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