There are so many women today that are the definition of female leaders. From journalists, to former first ladies and singers, these women are incredibly inspiring! Here are 10 women that have said or written some truly inspiring words.


When you are handed something instead of having to work for it, you don’t respect it as much.” – Katie Pavlich, American conservative journalist


“Women have a better chance to secure freedom and protect themselves from violence, from abuse, from injustice, if they are well-educated and know their rights.” – Laura Bush, Former First Lady


“If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”  – Margaret Thatcher, Late Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party

It’s the moms of this nation – single, married, widowed – who really hold this country together. We’re the mothers, we’re the wives, we’re the grandmothers, we’re the big sisters, we’re the little sisters, we’re the daughters. You know it’s true, don’t you? You’re the ones who always have to do a little more.” – Ann Romney, Wife of 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney


“Anybody can quit. Only a real champion and a person of character and strength can keep going and refuse to give up.” – Sadie Robertson, Reality television star of Duck Dynasty


“Time goes by so fast and worry is really wasted time and energy.” – Dana Perino, American political pundit, 27th White House Press Secretary


“You never know what God has in store, and you can make all the plans you want to. But at the end of the day, whatever’s going to happen is going to happen.” – Carrie Underwood, Country singer


“In America it doesn’t matter where you came from, it matters where you are going.” – Condoleezza Rice, 66th United States Secretary of State


“My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and passion that I wish could be bottled.” – Carly Fiorina, Former presidential nominee, American businesswoman


“Nobody’s life is ever all balanced. It’s a conscious decision to choose your priorities every day.”  – Elisabeth Hasselbeck, American television personality and talk show host

Jessica M
FFL Contributor
Jessica is a student at Shippensburg University pursuing a bachelor’s in Public Relations. She is a lover of all things pink & sparkly, going to church every Sunday morning, puppies & pigs, and Netflix binges. She is fiercely patriotic and hopes to have another president like Ronald Reagan. She has a southern state of mind and plans on moving to the South someday!

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