When we are feeling our lowest, we look to our community of tough women to lift us up. One way they do that: through their inspiring words. Here, we’re sharing 12 inspiring quotes from inspiring women that we hope support you as much as they support us.

“At the end of the day, we endure much more than we think we can.” -Frida Kahlo

“Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.” -Oprah

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” -Rosa Parks

“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 this thing must be attained.” -Marie Curie

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.” -Amelia Earhart

“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” -Rosalynn Carter

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” -Audre Lorde

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” -Maya Angelou

“The real power behind whatever success I have now was something I found within myself—something that’s in all of us.” -Tina Turner

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” -Sarah Dessen

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.” -Carly Simon

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