A lot of the inspirational women in our world today have had to go through a series of tumultuous challenges to achieve their dreams. Some of these challenges were faced as a result of gender bias, some because they are women of color and some of them just because they are human. However, most of them have soldiered on and have become great admirable women. And their words give other women and girls lots of wisdom.

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Great empowering quotes that will leave you uplifted

Why every black woman needs these

In the midst of all challenges, these featured inspirational women were able to persevere, stay positive, and in the end, find success in their fields.

As a result of their experiences, these inspirational quotes can be crucial on your path to success. Words even prove to be more uplifting when they come from people we respect and admire. If you are able to change the way you think and stay positive, you will make better choices. Empowering quotes can re-tune the way you think.

From empowering beauty quotes that make you feel confident in your own skin to women of color quotes that enable you to stay positive amidst any form of racial discrimination, here are some quotes that’ll help you take control of your thoughts, start thinking positively and achieve your goals.

The most empowering beauty quotes

Michelle Obamamichelle obama

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This quote from one of the most inspirational women and the former first lady reminds us to focus on the more important things in life. We should focus on how we feel on the inside, instead of our outward appearance.

Alice Walker

“In nature, nothing is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.”

Novelist, writer and activist, Alice Walker reminds us that each and every one of us is beautiful in a unique way. We may have our flaws, but that’s what makes us who we are.

Salma Hayek

“People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.”

Giving new meaning to this overused phrase, Salma Hayek reminds us to love ourselves first. See the beauty in yourselves through your own eyes.

Empowering quotes for women

Maya Angelou

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone to achieve that beauty”

In this quote, American poet, singer, and activist, Maya Angelou tells us that life is a process and that we should cherish every part of it because our failures bring us success.

Mindy Kalingmindy kaling

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One of our favorite comedians reminds us that only we have the power to determine our self-worth.

Frida Kahlo

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world, but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same way I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”

We are not alone in this world. Out there, there is someone just like us, going through the same struggle we are. We can find hope in that.

Women of color quotes we love

Misty Copeland

“My body is very different from most of the dancers I dance with. My hair is different than most I dance with, but I didn’t let that stop me, because black girls rock and can be ballerinas.”

Misty Copeland is an American ballet dancer for one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the US. Her secret to success is feeling comfortable in her skin.

Wangari Maathaiwomen of color quotes

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The late Professor Wangari Maathai was truly one of the feistiest inspirational women Africa ever had. She fought passionately for what she believed in at all cost. She truly captured true wisdom with the statement above. Ladies, learn to wear perceived weaknesses as an armor and turn them into strengths.

Janet Jackson

“I’m convinced that we black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down, but to get up, to get through, and to get over.”

We have the capacity to achieve whatever our dreams are, regardless of our situations. If we love ourselves, others will surely love us, irrespective of color. Because the reality is that love is all colors.

All girls need such empowerment from women and men alike. Here is one great story about a man apologizing to black women he used to hate on…