Inspirational Quotes from Inspirational Women

Women are born talkers. But we don't just say a lot, we have a lot to say—and some of it is pretty darn insightful!

I keep a list of favorite quotes and refer to it whenever I need a dose of inspiration. Check out a few of my favorite gems from famous women in history. If they inspire you, share them with your friends. The best part about wise words is sharing them with people you care about. That's what I'm doing right now!

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, author of On Death and Dying

"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" Audrey Hepburn

"If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much." Jackie Kennedy

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." Helen Keller

RELATED: Supermodel Heidi Klum says she prefers being a "happy, curvy, and strong woman" rather than "80 pounds and skinny as a bean." Check out hers and our other favorite quotes about exercise, diet, and body image from stars we love.

"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." Oprah Winfrey

"There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made." Michelle Obama

"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand." Mother Teresa

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." Mae West

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