Ladies, if there one thing I love, it's a great motivational quote from another LADY! When the days are tough and the stress is high, there is nothing like knowing women have been and gone before me, and have been pretty darn successful in their endeavors.

These ladies are fierce and I absolutely love getting a little motivation on those hard days from these quotes below. These women know how to rock it and are absolutely some of my favorite lady bosses!

1. “Do what you have to do, until you can do what you really want to do.” - Oprah
2. "Being confident and believing in your own self-worth is necessary to achieving your potential." - Sheryl Sandberg
3. "Passion and persistence are what matter. Dreams are achievable and you can make your fantasy come true, but there are no shortcuts. Nothing happens without hard work." - Diane Von Furstenberg
4. "A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult." - Melinda Gates
5. "Decide what it is that you are and then stay true to that thing. My brand is based very much on how I live my day-to-day life." - Rachael Ray

15 Motivational Quotes from Super Smart Ladies #inspiration

Click to Tweet
6. "You're not in competition with other women. You're in competition with everyone." - Tina Fey
7. “Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.” - Sara Blakely
8. "Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It's hard work that makes things happen. It's hard work that creates change." - Shonda Rhimes
9. "Life-fulfilling work is never about the money -- when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it." - Eileen Fisher
10. "I didn't get here by dreaming or thinking about it. I got here by doing it." - Estee Lauder

15 Motivational Quotes from Super Smart Ladies #inspiration

Click to Tweet
11. "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself,"I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." You must do the thing that you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt
12. "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
13. “Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.” - Barbara Corcoran
14. "Being an entrepreneur isn't just a job title, and it isn't just about starting a company. It's a state of mind. It's about seeing connections others can't, seizing opportunities others won't, and forging new directions that others haven't." - Tory Burch
15. “You combine hard work, creativity and self-determination, and things start to happen.” - Sophia Amoruso

Pin me!

15 Motivational Quotes from Super Smart Ladies-Breathe Travel

This post first appeared on Preferred Site Selection by Beth and has been republished with permission.