8 Encouraging Quotes From Women Around the World

There may be a time when you need a little pick-me-up or even just a little reassurance on your life, or career path.

Everyone encounters some sort of obstacle or challenge each day. Even people in power and celebrities need some motivation to get through the week.

Click through the gallery above to read some encouraging quotes from influential women around the world, and prepare to be inspired.

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Dr. Maya Angelou | United States “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass." Photo Credit: Getty Images

Malala Yousafzai | Pakistan “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” Photo Credit: Getty Images

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf | Liberia "The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” Photo Credit: Getty Images

Hoda Elsadda | Egypt “There is definitely a light at the end of the tunnel and we are here for the long haul.” Photo Credit: Courtesy of Facebook

Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi | India "There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there." Photo Credit: Getty Images

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher | United Kingdom “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.” Photo Credit: Getty Images

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi | Burma  “You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right.” Photo Credit: Getty Images

Lauren Woolstencroft | Canada "There's no magic formula for success. Ultimately, it's about believing in yourself, making realistic goals, believing you can achieve them and going for them without hesitation." Photo Credit: Getty Images