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Inspiring quotes by women

Life’s a bitch. =O Pardon my use of words… But honestly, everyone has tough days, whether you made a mistake at work, have a rough day with the family, or are simply feeling blue. Though nobody can truly get you out of the dumps until you’re ready to lift yourself up, a little motivation never hurt! Read this post for a collection of inspiring quotes said throughout time by strong and beautiful women. Even if you’re having a great day, it’s always a good idea to stop and evaluate. Like they say, count your blessings. Hope you enjoy these words!

 

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

– Helen Keller

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.

-Frida Kahlo

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

Listen to your God, this is our motto. Your turn to shine, don’t wait in line, y vamos por todo.

-Shakira

When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I’m already better than them.

-Marilyn Monroe

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.

-Coco Chanel

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 you think you cannot do.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.

-Indira Ghandi

You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen.  But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul’s own doing.

-Marie Stopes

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.

-Maya Angelou

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

-Mother Theresa

I’m a survivor – a living example of what people can go through and survive.

-Elizabeth Taylor

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

-Audrey Hepburn

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

– Oprah Winfrey

Does money bring happiness?

“Beauty is only skin deep.”

This universal saying is meant to ease stress some women experience when dealing with everyday pressure to be “perfect” by media standards. So many cases of women starving themselves thin, or re-constructing themselves with surgery to achieve their definition of beauty, we see this daily and completely forget men face unrealistic standards also…

I recently received an e-mail with a link  http://www.seattle20.com/blog/Hey-Guys-It-s-Totally-Okay-If-You-Don-t-Get-Rich.aspx# to an awesome article about a source of pressure men deal with silently.  Successful men are associated with wealth and women. Check out any show or music video on popular channels on television and what do you most often see men doing??? Surrounded by beautiful women, dressed in labels, driving a new shiny car, hardly working but somehow filthy rich… Money talks, but it does not buy happiness. How many men do you know who strive to be entrepreneurs? Talk about great achievements they want to accomplish, and worry about bringing a paycheck sufficient for themselves and their families? When you’re a man you’re automatically expected to work hard and achieve a fortune, but that’s easier said than done.  Especially with our ever changing economy. How many stories have you heard of men loosing their job and and the pressure they dealt with after? This sad reality is shadowed by the fact so many men ” wanna be billionaires so freakin bad” they’ll do anything to attain it, even if the stress of getting there leaves them with nothing.

I’m not saying women don’t face pressure to be successful also, of course wanting a good career and climbing the corporate ladder is a universal goal shared by men and women alike. But most women aim for this to feel satisfied and accomplished with themselves , or to pay bills, not necessarily to get very rich. When you’re the man of the house sometimes satisfaction is put aside to worry about bills and ways to increase income, especially when children are in the picture. Men shouldn’t feel pressured to only think about lots of money and worry more about time spent with loved ones, but is this really possible when we live in a society driven by money…