It was over 350 years ago that Catherine the Great said: “I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.” Inspiring words by a great woman.
Our hand-picked collection of sayings about success, achievement, strength, courage and leadership contains powerful and notable quotes by powerful and successful women.
This is not a collection of quotes about women rights or female activism. Instead, these are inspiring words voiced by women leaders over the last 600 years and more – words of great wisdom, authority, and motivation.
The quotes are sorted chronologically by birth date of the originator. Enjoy, share and feel inspired!
and we live it as we believe in living it.
But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief,
that is a fate more terrible than dying.
Joan of Arc, nicknamed “The Maid of Orléans”
(ca. 1412-1431, folk heroine of France)
the brave soul can mend even disaster.
Yekaterina Alexeevna or Catherine II,
also known as Catherine the Great
(1729-1796, longest-ruling female leader of Russia)
They do not exist.
(1819-1901, British monarch from 1837 until her death)
and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
(1867-1934, Polish-French physicist and chemist)
do not notice their chains.
(1871-1919, Polish-German philosopher, and revolutionary socialist)
one must always be different.
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel,
better known as Coco Chanel
(1883-1971, French fashion designer)
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
(1884-1962, longest-serving First Lady of the United States)