Image Credits: Norman Jean Roy, Vogue, May 2010

Upon reaching the mid-semester slump, sometimes it can be difficult to pick yourself back up and finish the semester strong. Reading, or learning a bit about strong individuals, especially women, can give me the motivational push I need to do the best that I can. Sharing a piece of their wisdom proves that you can do anything you set your mind to, you just have to be willing to work for it. In honor of Women’s History Month, here are ten motivational quotes from highly successful women.

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“What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.” –Margaret Thatcher


Norman Jean Roy, Vogue, May 2010

“Feeling confident—or pretending that you feel confident—is necessary to reach for opportunities. It’s a cliché, but opportunities are rarely offered; they’re seized.” –Sheryl Sandberg


Norman Jean Roy, Vogue, Apr 2012

“I wear heels. It’s not for a fashion statement, it’s… ammunition.” –Nikki Haley


Tawni Bannister for The New York Times

“It’s never too soon to start the life you want.” –Megyn Kelly



“Great leaders never accept the world as it was and always work for the world as it should be” Condoleezza Rice

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“Do one thing every day that scares you.” -Eleanor Roosevelt


Lois P. Frankel / Twitter

“You gain courage and confidence from doing the things you think you cannot do.” -Lois P. Frankel


Kelly Cutrone Project / CW

“Dreams won’t always take you on a straight path to destiny, but they’re usually related to what your soul wants for you.” -Kelly Cutrone


Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, December 2002

“There’s a big, wonderful world out there for you. It belongs to you. It’s exciting and stimulating and rewarding. Don’t cheat yourselves out of this promise.” -Nancy Reagan


Tyler Andrews

“All that matters is, how big do you want to dream, and how hard do you want to work?” -Carly Fiorina

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