Okay, okay…I’m totes a bit of a geek when it comes to this kinda stuff. I have loved (and I mean loved: used-to-print-them-out-and-stick-them-in-a-journal-as-a-compilation-of-inspiration-kinda-love) quotes ever since I was in high school. Mind you, back then the majority of them were related to love because I’ve always been a hopeless romantic…buttttt there were some life inspiring ones thrown into the mix and over the years my collection has grown and now some of my very favorites centre around kindness and sisterhood: aka, women supporting women.
Sometimes, all you need is a good quote to kick some inspiration into your day. Because who doesn’t want to feel inspired? Here are my top 15 women supporting women quotes that inspire me, give me goosebumps and make me wanna go gather a tribe of women, cheer each other on, lift each other up and maybe drink a mojito or two… and I hope they have this effect on you too!
‘You can always tell who the strong women are. They are the ones building one another up rather than tearing each another down.’
‘When women support each other, incredible things happen.’
‘Her success is not your failure.’
‘Empowered women, empower women.’
‘Be the kind of woman who makes other women want to up their game.’
‘Celebrate her success without questioning your own.’
‘We rise by lifting others.’
‘Individually we are one drop, together, we are an ocean.’
‘Support other women. Period.’
‘Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher’ – Oprah
‘The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all, be humble’ – Serena Williams
‘I wish that more women realized that helping another woman win, cheering her on, praying for her, or sharing a resource with her does not take away from the blessings coming to them. In fact, the more you give, the more you receive. Empowering women doesn’t come from selfishness but rather from selflessness’ – Selene Kinder
‘Be the woman who fixes another woman crown, without telling the world it was crooked.’
‘The best kind of friendships are fierce lady friendships where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other, and think the other deserves the world.’
‘Every woman is your sister, treat her accordingly.’
There we have it, if that hasn’t put a buzz in your step and a fire in your belly… I’m not sure what will. But go forth and make every possible effort to be one of those women. You know the ones. The ones that lift up others, cheer on those around them, support in any way they can, are someone’s ‘yes’, basically – just all-round-rad. Because, we really are better together.