Last Updated on August 15, 2023 by Angela Vaz

I get it.

You’re in a slump, and you don’t feel like working. Or worse, you feel like calling it a day and quitting.

I feel you.

I’ve been in this online business for almost 6 years, and there have been so many times when I almost gave up or threw in the towel.

Had I to quit, Stray Curls would not have been born.

This post will list a few boss babe quotes that helped motivate me and push me to work.

I’m going to specifically focus on quotes by women who tried to do something super hard but did not give up when obstacles came their way. They pushed through their roadblocks till they saw success!

Let’s begin!

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50 Boss babe quotes to motivate you to work harder!

Looking for some boss babe quotes to help motivate you and increase your productivity?
  1. “You get in life what the courage you have to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey
  2. “Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you have lived so cautiously that you may have not lived at all, in which case you fail by default.– J.K. Rowling
  3. “Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, but what you do consistently.” – Marie Forleo
  4. “A woman is like a teabag. You can’t tell her how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”– Eleanor Roosevelt
  5. “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou
  6. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel
  7. “You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive.”- Sheryl Sandberg
  8. “Growth and comfort do not coexist.” – Ginni Rometty
  9. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”  – Arianna Huffington
  10. “A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows she has none.” -Marilyn Monroe

11. “The most effective way to do it is to do it.” – Amelia Earheart

12. “It doesn’t matter what others are doing; it matters what you are doing.” – Unknown

13. “If you can dance and be free and not be embarassed, you can rule the world” – Amy Poehler

14. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!” – Dolly Parton

15. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

16. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!”” – Audrey Hepburn

17. “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realise I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin

18. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

19. “I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.” – Maya Angelou

20. “I’d rather hustle 24/7 than to slave 9 to 5.” – Unknown

21. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

22. “We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie

23. “Find something that you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” – Julia Child

24. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron

25. “Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.” – Martha Stewart

26. “Growth is often messy, uncomfortable and full of feelings you weren’t expecting, but it is necessary.” – Unknown

27. “I may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all.” – Catherine the Great

28. “You passed every test you have faced, and you are still standing. Take this moment to marvel at how extraordinary that position is.” – Unknown

29. “To you who’s not feeling like you’re enough today. Remember everything you feel isn’t true. And everything you feel isn’t you. You are enough just as yourself. Don’t accept anything less.” – Unknown

30. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Unknown

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31. “Don’t wish for it, work for it.” – Unknown

32. “If you get tired, learn to rest; not quit.” – Unknown

33. “Trust yourself. You are innately programmed to reach for your highest and best possibility.” – Unknown

34. “Self-confidence is a superpower. Once you start believing in yourself, magic happens.” – Unknown

35. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” – Janis Joplin

36. “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

37.”Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.” – Unknown

38. “I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.” – Serena Williams

39. “Your only limit is your mind.” – Unknown

40. “Don’t give up because you had a bad day. Forgive yourself and do better tomorrow.”

41. “There is purpose in the struggle because it unleashes your full power. You are being pushed to thrive.” – Unknown

42. “Be so committed to your dreams that you’re willing to endure discomfort, pain, growth, and change. Refuse to accept anything less than complete love and alignment.” – Unknown

43. “Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak. Sometimes you’re just strong enough to let go.” – Taylor Swift

44. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” – Sheryl Sandberg

45. “The goal is to be valuable, not successful. Once you are valuable, the success will attract itself to you.” – Unknown

46. “Trust yourself. You are innately programmed to reach for your highest and best possibility.” – Unknown

47. “You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.” – Unknown

48. “The comeback is always stronger than the setback.” – Unknown

49. “You never will always be motivated. Learn to be disciplined.” – Unknown

50. “Be afraid. And do it anyway.” – Unknown

I hope these boss babe quotes helped motivate you to hustle hard and get some work done!

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It can be tough to find motivation, but if you keep yourself inspired and work consistently, you can definitely do whatever you set your mind to.

Angela is a 30 year old Illustrator and Blogger living with her 2 adorable labradors in Bangalore, India. She has a degree in Psychology and Human Relationships from the University of Toronto. When she's not writing her heart out or drawing, you'll find her sipping chai and reading non-fiction books.

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