100+ Perfect Quotes for Whatever You're Feeling

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I know I'm not alone in collecting quotes. Whether it's epigraphs in a favorite book or an Instagram post with a particularly memorable phrase, I don't discriminate, I just tuck them away in my ever-growing bookmarks tab, Pocket or notebook app. 

The problem is, when it's time for me to actually find one of my saved quotes, it's impossible; I'm forced to dig through all those piles I hid away in different corners of the internet, only to realize I've lost the perfect thing to say on a card to a dear friend.

Luckily, we've rounded up dozens of quotes, with one for every occasion, all in one spot. 

For the boss ladies in your life:

“One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.” — Oprah Winfrey

For the unapologetic feminists:

“I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.”— Maya Angelou

35 more nasty women quotes.

For those starting something new:

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now.” — Hugh Laurie

49 more fresh start inspiration.

For career questioners:

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” — Ella Fitzgerald

34 key quotes.

For those in need of a lift:

 “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” — Oscar Wilde

19 more quotes to change your perspective.

For a kick of motivation:

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” ― Zig Ziglar

74 more "get yourself going" quotes.

For those who need risk: 

“The human soul has need of security and also of risk. The fear of violence or of hunger or of any other extreme evil is a sickness of the soul. The boredom produced by a complete absence of risk is also a sickness of the soul.” — Simone Weil

74 risk taking quotes.

For sparking drive and determination:

“Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.” — Coco Chanel

For those expecting a baby:

"Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain – your life will never be the same.” — Catherine Jones

26 pregnancy thoughts.

For comfort when feeling overwhelmed:

“I was a little excited but mostly blorft. 'Blorft' is an adjective I just made up that means 'Completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to the stress with the torpor of a possum.' I have been blorft every day for the past seven years.” ― Tina Fey

37 more where that came from.

For when you need to get your nose to the grindstone:

“Working hard overcomes a whole lot of other obstacles. You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.” — Marsha Evans

24 more motivating nuggets.

For parents:

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” ― Franklin P. Jones

20 additional wise words.

For dreamers and schemers:

“Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else’s dreams?” — Tim Burton

45 more inspiring quotes.

For starting a new job:

"By doing, you become employable. It doesn’t matter what the job is; by working, you learn new things, meet new people and are exposed to new ideas."— Kate Reardon

12 lines about fresh starts.

For those balancing motherhood and work:

"It's not difficult to take care of a child; it's difficult to do anything else while taking care of a child." — Julianne Moore

For respect:

 “If I made a commitment, I stood by that commitment - and try to make it real. Because when you become leaders, the most important thing you have is your word, your trust. That's where respect comes from.” — Michelle Obama

20 additional respect quotes.

For grads:

"Don’t let your fears overwhelm your desire. Let the barriers you face — and there will be barriers — be external, not internal. Fortune does favor the bold, and I promise that you will never know what you’re capable of unless you try." — Sheryl Sandberg

26 quotes to write on a "Congrats, grad!" card.

For cultivating kindness:

"You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.” – Pubilius Syrus

For anytime at all:

 “The challenge is not to be perfect...it’s to be whole.” — Jane Fonda

98 more, right this way.

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