10 Empowering quotes by extraordinary women to live by
"I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you."
– Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and philanthrophist.
"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, poet, singer and rights activist.
"Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you."
– Hillary Clinton, politician.
"A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult."
– Melinda Gates, philanthropist.
"Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best out of everybody else too."
– Meryl Streep, actress.
"If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader."
– Dolly Parton, singer, songwriter and actress.
"Figure out who are you separate from your family, and the man or woman you're in a relationship with. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that's the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self. With that, you can do anything else."
– Angelina Jolie, actress, filmmaker and humanitarian.
"We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead."
– Beyoncé, singer and songwriter.
"It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are."
– Emma Watson, actress and activist.
"When life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, find the surface and breathe again. "
– Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook.