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42 Quotes by Highly Successful Women in Business

There is an increasing rise in the number of successful women in business. I always get a buzz when I see women succeeding in a male-dominated world, hence why I’ve created this list of empowering quotes.

Best Quotes by Highly Successful Women

1. Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.

Hilary Clinton

2. I’d get kicked out of buildings all day long, people would rip up my business card in my face. It’s a humbling business to be in. But I knew I could sell and I knew I wanted to sell something I had created. I cut the feet out of those pantyhose and I knew I was on to something. This was it.

Sarah Blakeley

3. Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.

Anne Sweeny

4. Honor your calling. Everyone has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.

Oprah Winfrey

5. Women have been taught to be financially dependent on others; it’s time to depend on yourself.

Kim Kiyosaki

6. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be.

Diane Von Furstenberg

7. When you’re building a business, you’re either all in, or you’re not.

Barbara Corcoran

8. I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.

Estee Lauder

9. It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.

Madeleine Albright

10. You have to do what you dream of doing, even while you’re afraid.

Arianna Huffington

11. I always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success.

Gloria Vanderbilt

12. Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott

13. My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no one’s doing but my own. I am the force. I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsibility. Win or lose; only I hold the key to my destiny.

Elaine Maxwell

14. Delete the negative; accentuate the positive.

Donna Karan

15. The most effective way to do it, is to do it.

Amelia Earhart

16. I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘wow I’m not really sure I can do this’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.

Marissa Mayer

17. Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you.

Heidi Johnson

18. There are no limitations on what’s possible.

Jessica Alba

19. A confident woman, a woman who truly knows her worth and her power is a force to be reckoned with.

Mandy Hale

20. Really take the time to focus on finding your voice and making sure that whatever you’re creating is of high quality and is useful for people in their everyday lives.

Brit Morin

21. Happiness is the gradual realization of a worthy ideal or goal.

Florence Nightingale

22. Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.

Margaret Thatcher

23. Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.

Michelle Obama

24. Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

25. Don’t waste a single second. Just move forward as fast as you can, and go for it.

Rebecca Woodcock

26. I am willing to put myself through anything, temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often painful process.

Diana Nyad

27. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Audrey Hepburn

28. Work smart. Get things done. No nonsense. Move fast.

Susan Wojcicki

29. The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

Coco Chanel

30. Some positive creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer.

Marilyn Monroe

31. Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

Margaret Mead

32. As an entrepreneur, you can always find a solution if you try hard enough.

Lori Greiner

33. If this is something that you really want to do, if you believe in it…simply keep forging forward because success will come.

Cassandra Sanford

34. Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

Marie Curie

35. I think the key is for women not to set any limits.

Martina Navratilova

36. You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them.

Jeniffer Lopez

37. I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

Mother Teresa

38. Every woman has the right to be beautiful.

Elizabeth Arden

39. 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

40. Women are as capable as men and this needs to be the focus of our education, that women can be whatever they want to be.

DJ Zinhale

41. You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

Barbara De Angelis

42. Anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve.

J.K. Rowling

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