As we celebrate the International Women’s Day today (March 8th), here are some inspirational quotes from some of today’s inspirational and influential women.

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“Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back.”

– Princess Diana

Princess-Diana

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“If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.”

– Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

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“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.”

– Madonna

Madonna

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“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate.”

– Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert

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“Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that – that is what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s really special and if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself.”

– Amy Poehler

Amy Pohler

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“There’s no such thing as entitlement unless someone has first met an obligation.”

– Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

former-Prime-Minister-Margaret-Thatcher

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“I want to be clear and here are the values that I stand for. I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. That’s what I stand for.”

– Ellen Degeneres

Ellen Degeneres

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“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe in.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

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“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

Arianna-Huffington

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“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou. 'She was special, she was rare.'

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“We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.”

– Beyonce Knowles-Carter

Beyonce Knowles

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“Power, influence strength – all those things can overpower what’s important in life. But as long as you have food and shelter over your head, if the necessities are taken care of, what makes us happy on top of that is very simple.”

– Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

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“You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.”

– Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o

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All images are courtesy of Google.

xoxo berryduchess

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