The best life advice from 20 fearless women
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The best life advice from 20 fearless women

From mini mantras to full-on get up and go, these brilliant women have all the inspiration you need to make today truly great

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From American politician Madeleine Albright's famous quote, "There's a special place in hell for women who do not help other women," to poet Maya Angelou's immortal words, "I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass," history is peppered with wise and inspirational advice from fearless women. It's these words that we turn to time and time again and use as little mental boosts to lift us up and guide us through the day.

These mantras chime with Triumph's new campaign, #TogetherWeTriumph. Triumph believes in the same things we do – the importance of celebrating strong women and female success, and also the simple fact that when we support each other, we achieve so much more. So, without further ado, we've rounded up 20 of our favourite quotes to inspire your week. Don't keep them to yourself – pass them on.

DON'T WORRY, JUST DO

“You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” Carrie Fisher, actress

LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL

“We've all got to get out there and live more.” Corinne Bailey Rae, singer

don't pretend to be something else

“The best advice I've ever received is to be myself because it is too difficult to be someone I'm not.” Roxane Gay, American writer and professor

BE OPEN TO CHANGE

“Life is to progress, to move through things, to be open to change and to know new things.” Juliette Binoche, actress

DON'T LOOK BACK 

“You can always forgive yourself or apologise for things you do, but you can’t ever work through things you wish you’d done and you didn’t.” Susan Sarandon, actress

anYTHING IS POSSIBLE

“I expect to wrestle when I'm 100.” Mae Young, American wrestler

FIND YOUR VOICE AND USE IT

“Speak! It’s a revolution for women to have voices.” Jill Soloway, director

be yourself

“The more you can be authentic, the happier you're going to be and life will work itself around that.” Melinda Gates, philanthropist

DON'T DRINK ALL THE DRINKS

“Don’t drink all the drinks just because they’re free!” Greta Gerwig, actress

KEEP ON LEARNING

“Learning is the most important thing, no matter how you do it, where you do it or who you do it with.” Saoirse Ronan, actress

TREAT PEOPLE WELL

“Focus on what you can control. Be a good person every day. Vote. Read. Treat one another kindly. Follow the law. Don’t tweet nasty stuff.” Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States

SAY WHAT YOU WANT OR PEOPLE WON'T KNOW

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

be kind to yourself

“You just have to remember to give yourself a little bit of a break sometimes.” Maya Rudolph, actress

JUST DO IT

“The most effective way to do it is to do it.” Amelia Earhart, aviation pioneer

SOMETIMES IT PAYS NOT TO LISTEN

“In every good marriage, it helps sometimes to be a little deaf.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court 

EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO LOVE 

“We deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise.” Ellen Page, actress

THERE'S POWER IN A WALK

“Just go for a walk for an hour and come back and see how you feel then.” Björk, singer

DON'T WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW

“You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.” Janis Joplin, singer

YOU ARE YOUR OWN AUTHOR

“I am the sole author of the dictionary that defines me.” Zadie Smith, author

never give up

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” Florence Nightingale, nurse

For more information about Triumph's #TogetherWeTriumph campaign, please visit findetheone.triumph.com/together-we-triumph

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