I absolutely love quotes of all kinds—but better yet, I love quotes that inspire and encourage me to live my life to the fullest. I have a huge collection of quotes, but I wanted to share my favorite five inspiring and encouraging quotes by extraordinary women of the past and present.

Each of these quotes can not only help you live your life to the fullest potential, but can remind you that you are strong enough to live out that potential. Enjoy these inspirational quotes and use them in your own pursuit of happiness. 

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." – Eleanor Roosevelt

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”  – Oprah Winfrey

"I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back." – Maya Angelou

"Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!" – Anne Frank

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?" – Marianne Williamson