Motivational quotes from women who not just inspire but have held their own in every situation.
This past week has been an important one in many ways. The #MeToo movement in India has gained momentum, with the worldwide movement completing a year. It has been an overwhelming week especially for those who have spoken up about harassment and abuse.
At a time like this when we want more women to speak up, here are some inspirational quotes to remind you how important it is to not fear and back off but hold your own.
If these 10 women could do it so can you:
An important attribute of success is to be yourself. Never hide what makes you, you.” – Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn, British actor and model
My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent. —Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
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. – Marie Curie, pioneering scientist and Nobel Prize winner
When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.— Audre Lorde, America writer, activist and feminist
“I am just like the millions, not one in the million. I am no different from others. Any girl can do what I did; all they need is doggedness, determination, the will to push hard and push through boundaries, and never-ending commitment to achieve their goal.” – Sakshi Malik, Indian Wrestler
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.-Maya Angelou, American writer and activist
As you reflect and think about all the challenges ahead of you, remind yourself that you have it in you to hold your own, and be yourself and take on any challenge no matter how tough they may seem.
Do tell us what is your favourite quote? The one you always circle back to when you need the strength to hold your own.