When it comes to feeling bold, we all need a bit of help from time to time.
We asked our wonderful network of contributors to share a quotation with us – something they have heard or read that gives them a boost of courage when they need it the most. Here we’ve compiled a list of our absolute favourites. We hope that they give you the extra dose of inspiration you need today!
“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
“Every person who has ever achieved anything has been knocked down many times. But all of them picked themselves up and kept going, and that is what I have always tried to do.” – Wangari Maathai
“Don’t let your mind set limits that aren’t really there” – Zadie Smith
“Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgement that something is more important that fear; the brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.” – Meg Cabot
“I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard Baruch
“I shall stake my last like a woman of spirit. No cold prudence for me. I am not born to sit still and do nothing. If I lose the game, it shall not be from not striving for it.” – Jane Austen
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin
“Either way, change will come. It could be bloody, or it could be beautiful. It depends on us.” – Arundhati Roy
“Know your own value.” – Michelle Obama
For more inspiration you can read Girls’ Globe’s list of ‘Books to Make you Feel Bold’ and listen to our Spotify playlist – compiled by our contributors to inspire YOU!
Cover photo credit: Kris Roller