Inspiring Quotes From Women Every Man Should Hear

quotes from women men should hear

A mother is always the first influential woman in a man’s life. My mom is incredibly intelligent, no-nonsense and was a guiding light through some of the toughest decisions of my life.

These days, mom is still an influential woman to me, but my wife has taken over the “guiding light” position in my life. The wife is exactly like mom — after all, we do marry our moms — and I hold her opinion in high regard.

Some of my favorite quotes come from inspirational women. Women just like mom and my spouse. Powerful, pioneering women who blazed a trail in their chosen field and influenced generations. Women like Dolly Parton, Amelia Earhart, Dianne Feinstein and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Quotes from women men should hear

“The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” — Iyanla Vanzant

“There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.” — Amelia Earhart

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder

“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” — Maya Angelou

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

“We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.” — Queen Victoria, Former Queen of England

“Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.” — Mary D. Poole

“Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” — Margaret Wheatley

“We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.” — Mary Kay Ash

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” — Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” — Oprah Winfrey

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” — Helen Keller

“Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.” — Barbara Corcoran

“I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘How far can I push the company forward in the next 24 hours?’” — Leah Busque

“Surround yourself with a trusted and loyal team. It makes all the difference.” — Alison Pincus

“As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.” — Himanshu Bhatia

“Don’t waste a single second. Just move forward as fast as you can, and go for it.” — Rebecca Woodcock

“You manage things; you lead people.” — Grace Murray Hopper

“I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.” — Former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers

“Good leaders organize and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they’re doing it. That’s purpose. And that’s the key to achieving something truly transformational.” — Marillyn Hewson

“I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.” — Amy Poehler

“Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.” –U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

“Presenting leadership as a list of carefully defined qualities (like strategic, analytical and performance-oriented) no longer holds. Instead, true leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” — Sheryl Sandberg

“Professional intellectuals are the voice of a culture and are, therefore, its leaders, its integrators and its bodyguards.” — Ayn Rand

“True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up.” — Sheri L. Dew

 

“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

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” — Mother Teresa

“We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” — Whoopi Goldberg

“Many women live like it’s a dress rehearsal. Ladies, the curtain is up and you’re on.” — Mikki Taylor

“I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” — Ginni Rometty

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” — Anne Sweeney

“I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.” — Ellen DeGeneres

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“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” — Sara Blakely

“It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” — J.K Rowling

“Sometimes you can gradually improve things. But sometimes, they don’t work, and you’ve just got to just say: Let’s grind this baby to a halt.” — Abigail Johnson, Fidelity Investments

“I don’t go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head.” — Princess Diana of Wales

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” — First Lady Of The United States, Michelle Obama

“Do not wait on a leader…look in the mirror, it’s you!” — Katherine Miracle

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